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Sunday, October 07, 2007
Releases

JelloCar: JelloCar (physics game) version 1.0 released.

HOST: Diverge Creations has a new online multiplayer game up, called HOST. Also playable at XGen Studios.

Jet Dunk: GamePure released a new BreakOut clone named Jet Dunk.

Platformers

Knytt Stories: Knytt Stories updated to version 1.1.0. [change list]

Starquake Remake: Evert van Oosten has released a Starquake remake. Download link available from Retro Remakes.

Space Barnacle: Doomlaser is the official site for all things related to Space Barnacle.

Shooters

MFOR: Information about Oddbob's upcoming vertical shooter titled MFOR posted at the Mersey Remakes forums.

TWilight refrAIN: Eikyuu Loop announces a new shooter entitled TWilight refrAIN.

Nameless Shmup: Lazrael had posted a gameplay video for the currently untitled project. Don't expect a release though.

DroneSwarm: The new web site for DroneSwarm is up.

Miscellaneous

Tale of Tales: I was planning to mention a recent article posted on the Tale of Tales' blog (entitled 'IGF has too few female judges'), but it seems to have been removed...

Novint Falcon: Here's an interesting gaming peripheral named the Novint Falcon, also reviewed by Popular Mechanics back in May.

Bullet Clock: Bullet Clock is a nifty little Flash application which displays the current time using a combination of bullet patterns. A screensaver version is also available. Embedding instructions can be found on the same page. [source: Danmaku Gata]
10 Comments:
Blogger Jason Rohrer (jcr13) said at 10/08/2007 01:38:00 PM:  
The Tale of Tales post that Tim mentioned is cached here:
IGF has too few female judges.
Blogger Tim said at 10/08/2007 02:27:00 PM:  
Thanks for the link! Was hoping that the comments could be retrieved somehow, since Simon, Raigan and a few others had responded with their opinions as well.
Blogger Derek said at 10/09/2007 05:59:00 AM:  
Tim, what was the gist of Simon and Raigan's comments, if you don't mind me asking?
Blogger Tim said at 10/09/2007 06:18:00 AM:  
Sure thing. :)

Simon tried to explain why there is a lack of female judges (if I recall correctly, it was because qualified people who are experts in the field are hard to find).

Raigan said that there were other more pressing matters to look into besides the lack of female judges, such as having too many 3D games in IGF every year (which I agree with).

I'm sure they will correct me if I remembered wrongly. It was an interesting discussion, and only Auriea can answer why the post was taken off..
Blogger Tim said at 10/09/2007 06:21:00 AM:  
And then there was the debate that some games might be much more well-received by the judging panel if it had consisted of more female judges. That was a lively discussion. :)
Blogger Gr.Viper said at 10/09/2007 07:00:00 AM:  
Heh... Does it mean that next time you might expect more games with hot babes swinging their er... swords? Oh, wait... these won't sell good on casual market. Rats!
Blogger haowan said at 10/09/2007 07:35:00 AM:  
Too many 3D games? Heh
Blogger Derek said at 10/09/2007 08:49:00 AM:  
Thanks! :)

It does sound like a good discussion... it's a shame they took it down.

That said, the game industry is still kind of a sausagefest, and that's not really the fault of the men! I'd personally enjoy seeing more diversity of every kind in the industry.

Oh well, who's up for some manhugs?
Blogger Tim said at 10/09/2007 09:00:00 AM:  
I've always wanted a female editor. Well, I've tried.. :D
Blogger Paul Eres said at 10/10/2007 12:26:00 PM:  
You could always invite Auriea as an editor to this blog Tim. :D