Archive for October, 2009

10 interesting links

Monday, October 26th, 2009 – A personal website of a pro game developer, that still has time to work on hobby games.

Interview with Cliff Harris of Positech Games (remember the video I linked to last week showing a frame being rendered of Gratuitous Space Battles, yeah that was Positech) on

Mode 7 Games co-head Paul Taylor discusses how to build buzz around your game so your independent game can become known on Gamasutra.

Juuso tries to list some of his ideas on why Garry’s Mod is the most successful Indie product in Steam and it’s not even technically a game, or at least the way Juuso puts it, on

Jeff Vogel of Spiderweb Software jots down a few notes on his blog, The Bottom Feeder, about the “gold rush” of iPhone apps, according to him, the only way to really make money in the long run is to make non-trivial games.

Game Set Watch has an interview with the developers of the Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom about to come out on Xbox Live Arcade.

Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford thinks Valve is exploiting people through Steam “in a way that’s not totally fair” reports.

Maciej Biedrzycki, who is co-founder of Codeminion Development Studios, apparently found out recently that Codeminion’s game Stone Loops was removed do to Mumbo Jumbo complaining about Stone Loops stealing look and feel from Luxor, infringing on copyright, and confusing customers and explains about it on his blog Casual Games Harmony. also reports on a a new Canadian study about how impulse purchases account for 40% of game sales by NPD.

Try wearing Mario’s (yeah you know… right Super Mario Bros Mario) Red Cap by making a paper-craft version of it, is a Luigi version next? from

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Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Okay I’ve got a test banner up right now… The pages it links to are just some of my own pages, and the layout is temporary… Now I have something easy to use and clickable to boot!


Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Today we get a look at a new upcoming pc title called Lylian which is a side-scrolling action game.  According to their blurb, “The player controls Lylian’s imagination which can change the world and its inhabitants. With unique attack abilities, humorous enemies and original bosses, the game is a mix of fast action set by a storyline with great pacing in stylised rendered environments – It brings something fresh to the genre. An Arcade style of play will also be available, with a cooperative mode of up to 4 players planned. “

It’s look plenty creepy, are those really long floppy arms in that video?  Oop, no, apparently those are sleeves of a straitjacket.  Would have been infinitely more creepier of those had been her arms.  In any case check out gameplay footage below:

Some early screenshots next.