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Archive For October, 2007

Poyo 2 Preview

October 22, 2007 8:17 PM | Tim W.

Lazrael has decided to create a sequel for his popular platformer Poyo.

- Poyo 2
- Poyo

Jonathan Mak Interview

October 22, 2007 8:50 AM | Tim W.

Probably the best interview which sums up Jonathan Mak's approach to game development. Here are a couple of interesting bits from said article.

Have you started working on any other projects?

There's collaboration work I'm doing with this musician, but that's sort of on hold since I'm trying to finish this game.

Would you develop for any other platforms?

I'm not done with freeware. I want to make freeware and Sony knows this. Where would I be without Kenta Cho? If I didn't play that game, none of this would have happened. I sort of feel indebted to it.

How did the deal with Sony come about?

I wasn't actually thrilled at the time. I was like, "Oh, Sony--whatever." Because I didn't want anybody to ____ with my game. I was this close to just releasing it (Everyday Shooter) as freeware.
- read the entire interview


October 22, 2007 8:07 AM | Tim W.

Ablation X: The Ablation X development journal is up.


Blackwell Unbound: Dave Gilbert has written an article about the Blackwell series for Game Career Guide.

Untitled Adventure Game: buloght had posted a background art from his upcoming adventure game.


Dwarf Fortress: A new version for Dwarf Fortress will be released this week.

For The Game: Studio Trophis' For The Game will be released before the end of the year. The White Chamber was also updated to version 1.7.

Jumper Three: More information about Jumper Three posted.

Nifflas' New Platformer: Nifflas is currently working on a new project unrelated to either Knytt Stories or Night Game.


The Game Maker Race: The Game Maker race is a new contest held from 15th Oct - 15th Nov 2007. Participants have to incorporate both fire and ice elements into their entries. Paltry prizes though.

3Punge: 3Punge results announced.


Mutant: A demo for Mutant is now available from Napoleon Games.

Doppelganger: Doppelganger (Defender-type shooter) will be updated to version 1.1 soon. [download version 1.0]

The Crypt of Despair: A new review for The Crypt of Despair posted at Game Maker Games.

3 Games in 3 Minutes: PC Magazine has been reviewing a couple of indie games in their 3 Games in 3 Minutes section. Releases mentioned in recent times include everything from Kloonigames, Rose and Camellia, Knytt Stories, Fate by Numbers and De Blob. Guest starring Darren Gladstone.

Adler Zone

October 22, 2007 7:46 AM | Tim W.

Adler Zone is a gorgeous 8-bit style shooter by battlegorge, though only one playable level is included in this early version. Hold the A key to shoot, and press the S key to activate the hyper field.

Upgrade your firepower by acquiring either fifty or a hundred green power-up containers. Collect blue crystals for bonus points.

Name: Adler Zone
Developer: battlegorge
Category: Shooter
Type: Freeware
Size: 1MB

Cactus' New Game

October 20, 2007 7:25 PM | Tim W.

"It's a bit like a first person point and click game in the same sense as Deja Vù."

Due out before Halloween.


Ookibloks Preview

October 20, 2007 5:20 AM | Tim W.

This is a proper way to make a trailer - pull an Okami, then...

Might not be the most impressive entry in the IGF competition, but it sure looks like a ton of fun.

- Ookibloks web site
- download high quality divx video (right-click to save)


October 20, 2007 5:03 AM | Tim W.

Splume is an interesting physics-based matching game created by a couple of industry veterans. According to Matthew, this is only the first of a number of web-based projects to be released on a monthly schedule.

The installation of Unity web player is required to play this game, and anything from Flashbang Studios should be relatively safe to use.

- play the game

Goo Preview

October 20, 2007 4:23 AM | Tim W.

A lengthy explanation for the IGF entry Goo was recently recorded and posted by Tommy Refenes at his site. The demonstration also includes a tasty preview for two of the gameplay modes to be found in this game - versus and survival.

According to Tommy himself, a PC demo will be released when the game is close to completion. [thanks to Mr. Blow for the reminder]


October 19, 2007 10:30 PM | Tim W.

brainTooth is a new experimental release by Jph, in which the author returns to his orbital gameplay design roots found in both Valence and The Life in Matter.

Place your ship by pressing the home key, and use the cursor keys to move from one planet to the other. The ship automatically orbits around the closest planet. Hold the control or shift key to shoot in opposite directions.

Name: brainTooth
Developer: Jph
Category: Arcade
Type: Freeware
Size: 2MB
Direct download link: Click here

Covert Front 2

October 19, 2007 10:15 PM | Tim W.

Covert Front 2 is the latest release from the prolific Mateusz Skutnik, creator of the Submachine series and popular DayMare Town adventure games. A continuation of the last episode, the female spy Kara now seeks an escape from her captivity with the secret plans in her possession.

The game is also available as a downloadable 4MB file for several operating systems. Watch out though, because they will pull a Big Fish on you and clutter your desktop the minute you look away.

Name: Covert Front 2
Developer: Mateusz Skutnik
Category: Adventure
Type: Browser
Walkthrough: Click here

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