News: Bungie (of Halo fame) launches Bungie Aerospace

July 2nd, 2011

Apparently the makers of the Halo franchise have just launched the first phase of what they are calling “Bungie Aerospace” which is they say was created to “help small, independent developers launch their mobile and social games.” I guess the idea is they might help with resources, community, q and a and the like. For more info check here at the Bungie Aerospace site, and here in the official press release

News: 2012 Independent Games Festival now accepting submissions

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.

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