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Archive For September, 2010

Freeware Game Pick: MusicMineSweeper (Game Creators Community Sapporo)

September 1, 2010 12:00 PM | Tim W.


MusicMineSweeper is a variation of the classic Windows puzzle game that plays exactly the same way as the original, but with this version you have the extra feature of accompanying music is generated by the random placement of the mines on screen.

Each game starts out with a very basic melody that is repeated in the background, but for every flag that you place on the board a new ring or chime will play when the moving bar slides across a column or row of tiles.

Unlike Hojamaka Games' Mamono Sweeper or ha55ii's Mine Tower, this SOWN 2010 selection offers nothing new in terms of gameplay, but the musical element will appeal to players who just want another excuse to pick up Minesweeper again. The latest version of MusicMineSweeper can be downloaded from this page. (Windows, 7.15MB)

New Experimental Gameplay Project Theme Announced

September 1, 2010 11:00 AM | Tim W.


It's the start of a brand new month, and once again the EGP team has revealed a new theme for their monthly (sometimes bi-monthly) game development challenge. For the month of September they're asking for prototypes and game projects to incorporate the 'Neverending' theme, and by the end of the month a handful of the best submissions will be selected for a Babycastles arcade showcase event to be held in Times Square, NYC later this year.

On a related note, forty games were also submitted for the last game development challenge (themed 'Zero Button'), and you can find links and summaries for all of those entries right here.

Trailer: Girl: Episode One (Andrew Brophy)

September 1, 2010 9:07 AM | Michael Rose

Here's a trailer for Andrew Brophy's latest project, Girl: Episode One. The story follows Annie, who finds her parents murdered and sets out for revenge.

The trailer is a mix of awesome and odd - it doesn't seem to show off the fighting action all that well, and instead displays Annie punching air or standing around. Still, the boss battles look like fun, and there's some lovely animation on show.

More details on the game can be found here.

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