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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Both Clean Asia and Fractal Fighter were recently mentioned in Download.com's The Daily Download section.

(Everyone who donated recently will get a complimentary copy of Akuchizoku, full version. I've already paid cactus using part of the money received, so he will send it to you guys when the game is completed)

The latest edition of 1UP's Weekly Freeplay features Orisinal, Nitrome, Rose and Camellia, Nanaca Crash, Uchu Force and Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space.

Here's a special one: Oddbob's picks, namely Inyou Douji Monogatari, Rose and Camellia, Blue Wish Resurrection and Burn the Trash.


Ishi is working on a platformer for the DS. [pictured right, Ishisoft's web site]

smila's IO remake is out; Devlin's Losted gets a colour version.


A number of cropped screenshots from Wiebo's upcoming shooter can be found over at his development journal.

Postman (Shoot the Core) and Hunter's Quarter Munchers' blog is up.

Mr. Robot/Moonpod

Moonpod's Mr. Robot was chosen as the first title to be featured on Kotaku's Game Club. A discount for the game will be offered during this period.

There is also a lengthy interview with Nick Tipping of Moonpod posted here, as conducted by Max Geiger. Nick reveals that War Angels will be their next release (outdated info), and Elite as his favorite game of all time.


Gameplay video recorded from a Dream-Build-Play (a Microsoft XNA Game Studio contest) competition entry, which one of Moonpod's forum member described as a Raid of Bungeling Bay remake.

Gameplay video of a Catchat remake developed using Microsoft's XNA by Wes Ehrlichman.


Registration for the fifth Pyweek competition is now open. The contest is scheduled to run for an entire week, starting from September 2nd 2007.

DHC will be participating in the next 3Punge (Three Minutes Game Contest) with their entry entitled Sonic Ironstorm. The vertical shooter is expected to share many similarities with Demolition Gunner.

Nigoro's next game announced. The post seems to indicate that the latest project in development is a shmup. [rough translation]

Anonymous Anonymous said at 7/26/2007 03:14:00 PM:  
Woohoo! Tim is the awesomesauce! Not that I ever actually managed to complete Clean Asia you understand, but your generosity shall fuel my spirit and I'll kick that unpronouncable game's ass from here to the Far East and back!

Glad we could help the cause! Especially being a freeloading gamer with generally little input into the whole industry beyond 'OMGTHISSUX!'.
Blogger Tim said at 7/26/2007 03:46:00 PM:  
I have no idea how many times I've said it, but it's necessary - thanks again to everyone for all the donations so far.

Of course, Akuchizoku will be released as freeware when cactus doesn't want to sell it anymore. Those who didn't donate can still look forward to full game sometime in the future. :)
Blogger Pauli Kohberger said at 7/26/2007 08:06:00 PM:  
NIGORO never quits! Their first game as GR3 was a shmup, though. I wonder if this one will actually be like that too, or if they'll end up doing something crazy we never expected like with Rose & Camellia.