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Saturday, December 16, 2006
Explosion TrainObject and world editors have been included in the latest Thrust Xtreme download. [Thrust Xtreme review]

X-Out's Gravitron updated, now comes with an online high score system. [Gravitron review]

A new version for Spider was recently released to cater for owners of videocards that do not support pixel shader 2.0 features. [Spider review]

The expansion pack for Jets'n'Guns is now available, simply entitled Jets'n'Guns Gold. [screenshots, features list]

Click here for a list of all 104 IGF Student Showcase entries to try out.

Some of the entries previously mentioned: Invalid Tangram, NaaC, The Blob, Spider, Plasma Pong, Fire and Forget, Base Invaders, Toblo, Spherious, Helium Boy, And Yet It Moves.

Anything by students of the Game Academy is pretty impressive: Explosion Train, Desire, Into the Tale: Dream Fall, Fate, Weaponed Head.

Worthy mentions: Space Shooter 3D 2k7, Opera Slinger, Lily and the Giant, etc...
Anonymous x_x said at 12/26/2006 01:41:00 AM:  
Oh Spider.
"This application has failed to start beacuse d3dx9_31.dll was not found."
How sweet. d3dx9_27.dll is included, and _31 is required. Great. Okay, I renamed the dll and it started. And once again it's out of video memory.
Blogger gnome said at 12/26/2006 04:44:00 AM:  
Oooohhhh... tons of lovely stuff! Amazing... Thanks Tim!
Anonymous Spider team said at 12/26/2006 12:25:00 PM:  
Hi, the right dll file is included now.. Sorry for the inconvenience.

It could also help to play the windowed version
Anonymous x_x said at 12/27/2006 03:15:00 AM:  
And still out of video memory. I really need to know if this game can work with 128 Mb of video memory. Because if it can, I need to scrap my official Catalyst drivers (released Nov. 17) and look for something else. I have Radeon 9600.