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Thursday, September 27, 2007


Bernie's Platformer: Bernie's new game is two-thirds done.

Announcements

Moonpod: Moonpod has acquired official Wii developer certification. No Moonpod Wii titles announced yet, though there is every possibility the Wii could get a Starscape or Mr. Robot port.

3Punge: The 15th edition of 3Punge (Three Minutes Game Contest) is scheduled to start on the 7th of October 2007.

PyWeek: Results for PyWeek 5 announced.

Articles

What's New in Indie: GameTunnel's monthly column, The 60-Minute Trial renamed to What's New in Indie.

B-Game Competition: Gnome has decided to review all entries from TIGSource's recent B-Game Competition. [source: Terry]

Updates

The Endless Forest: The Endless Forest version 3.0 is now available for download. [download page]

RIAH: RIAH (2D platformer) updated with several new levels.

Upcoming

Monokey: The Monokey development team are still working on their secret project.

Dwarf Fortress: The latest version of Dwarf Fortress is currently undergoing it's stringent testing phase. A release can be expected very soon.

Miscellaneous

Temple of the Roguelike: Site updated with a new review for Xenocide.

flOw: thatgamecompany's flOw nominated for a BAFTA award in the Innovation category. [download flOw]

Cube Farm: Joshua Jersild, the author of Mop of Destiny is working on converting Cheapass Games' Cube Farm into digital format, though unfortunately not for distribution. [Mop of Destiny download link]
8 Comments:
Anonymous Anonymous said at 9/27/2007 10:46:00 PM:  
i haven't played flow yet. i was just wondering, is it very similar to spore?
Blogger haowan said at 9/28/2007 01:03:00 AM:  
flOw does NOT deserve a BAFTA for anything, especially innovation. Maybe it deserves a BAFTA for undeserved praise...

Anonymous - it's pretty much Snake, and nothing like Spore at all.
Blogger gnome said at 9/28/2007 06:16:00 AM:  
Ahh, yes, good news indeed... And haowan, never underestimate the marketing muscle of Sony, even though you're a bit too harsh on fl)w. I quite enjoyed the idea and how relaxing the game can be...
Blogger gustav said at 9/28/2007 06:39:00 AM:  
I don't really get flOw... all you do is eat everything on one level, touch the red spot to go the next and repeat. when you're on the last level you simply go back up to the top and start as a new creature again, repeating the whole process. It's got a nice feel and everything but i'm not sure i'd call it innovative.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 9/28/2007 07:16:00 AM:  
K. So how on earth did Flow get so popular? It really is dull, just dull with a really nice art direction and "environment"... can I say that? It's ambience all over. But a very poor game.

Anyone got a list of other games we can rip and make pretty?
Anonymous FireSword said at 9/28/2007 07:40:00 AM:  
Great news.
Blogger Jonathan said at 9/28/2007 10:44:00 AM:  
Good news on the BAFTA awards.

However, what's with BAFTA listing Skate, FIFA 08 and Orange Box as PS3? Is that some kind of weak attempt to pad the number of PS3 titles in the listings to make things look "fair"? Or what?

I can *kind* of understand the way they listed the PC/360 titles as 360, since that is the platform more people would probably play them on. But the PS3 thing is kind of bizarre and detracts from the credibility of the listings.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 10/01/2007 08:33:00 AM:  
Seen new teaser website for 5DaS Source? They're also hiring
http://www.fivedaysastranger.com/