Archive for June, 2011

News: 2012 Independent Games Festival now accepting submissions

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Organizers have officially opened submissions for the 2012 Independent Games Festival, being held at the Game Developers Conference 2012 in San Francisco next March 5-9.

The Independent Games Festival is the longest-running and highest-profile independent video game festival, summit, and showcase, and is now accepting entries to its 14th annual edition, with deadlines in the Main and Student Showcase categories by October 17 and October 31 respectively, and finalists to be announced in January 2012.

More info: Here on the IGF website.

News: Proun, abstract racer released using Pay-What-You-Want pricing.

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Joost van Dongen’s abstract racer Proun has been released. With pay-what-you-want pricing you could download the game for free then if you decide you like it you could pay later.

According to the FAQ “Proun is a strange racing game in a world of geometric objects and large coloured surfaces. You avoid obstacles by rotating around a cable in order to gain as much speed as possible. There is no up or down; there is only the cable to which you are attached.” Sound interesting?

Proun features:
-4 unlockable speeds, from relaxed to insanely fast
-2-4 player splitscreen
-Joystick support
-Online highscores
-Championship mode
-Race against ghosts of all your previous times
-3 regular tracks, 1 unlockable bonus track, and 1 bonus track for those who pay for the game
-Highly moddable: tools and documentation to create your own levels are included with the game

News: ApGames releases Herofy, offers Caelum for price of a tweet

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

ApGames just finished their latest game Herofy. To celebrate this we are offering our old game Caelum for the price of a tweet until the 3rd of July.

Herofy is a match-3 puzzle adventure. Guide your hero or heroine through a series of dangerous dungeons, using your magical powers and your wits alike to reach the next door. As you make matches, your character falls along with the objects you’re matching. Can you get them to the exit? Collect coins, defeat monsters and save the kingdom!

* 100 challenging levels
* Rotatable playing field
* Two different level types – break all the marked tiles, or find the key!
* Eight different power-ups to buy and use
* Play as a hero or a heroine
* Watch out for the monsters!
* Timed and untimed game modes
* A new type of match-3 action!

Herofy launches on 28th June at just $6.99 from their website: ApGames
More information: HERE