Arevan: The Bitter Truth Video:
-A variety of base shapes and compound shapes as primary surfaces
-Splines, lofts, grooves, extrusions, chisels
-Full animation of base objects and modifiers
-MAX 2008 plug-in (more loaders on the way)
-Voxelisation of user imported models
-Over 60+ volume modifiers (filter, terrain, geometric, warp)
-Generation of up to 15 octaves of three-dimensional noise (volumetric, Perlin and fractal)
-Extensive voxel and noise editing tools
-Extensive post-processing of meshes (tesselation, smoothing, simplification,...)
-Multiple LOD support
-Export to multiple mesh formats (FBX, OBJ, 3DS, DXF, DAE), DDS volume textures, and raw voxel data (full and RLE)
Download Acropora 1.2.0121 Beta here.
These voice packs are free to use for both free and commercial projects as long as you credit toplekaNET and link back to http://www.topleka.net.
Streaming sample clips contain one victory phrase, two attack cries, and one impact sound. Each downloadable voice pack contains three attack cries, three impact sounds, one power up yell, one death cry, and three victory phrases.
All sounds are in separate files, stereo, 44100Hz.
If you want to commission custom voice packs, dialogue, or other voiceovers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Didgery has a depth to it that not many casual puzzlers can lay claim to, yet it is still simple enough to be learned by the average player. Unlockable items such as Special Cards and Forbidden Parchments add an extra dimension to Didgery and keep it interesting and fun for hours to come.
You can follow this link to download a free demo of Didgery onto your Xbox 360.
You can find more information on Didgery over at www.didgerycardgame.com
Didgery Release Trailer:
Although there are no details available yet regarding the title, the Canadian-based game developer has promised that a game trailer will be available shortly after the winners of the contest are announced: “We expect this game to make #2!”, says Complex Games Lead Programmer Frano Sailer in his usually cryptic way, “once this game launches, it’s really going to hit the fan!”
Complex Games is a Canadian development studio based in Winnipeg. They are the largest video game company in the city and have been working on titles since 2002. They have released 2 iPhones games titled Skipping Stones and Cyber Circuit, and recently worked with SkyVu Pictures to release their smash hit Battle Bears -1.
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Strimko is a new, brain-twister puzzle game that will challenge your solving abilities! Help Luana save her planet in Adventure mode, or tackle 220 hand-crafted puzzles in Classic mode. Enjoy mind-bending logic puzzles and mini games that will help maintain your brain's health and cognitive abilities. Can you master the art of this unique puzzle game?
Strimko is available for Windows and Mac for $9.99 USD, or $6.99 if you are a member of the Big Fish Games Club.
Download a free trial and view the official trailer from our web site at:
NetGeek offers some interesting thoughts on game design and warns of letting your inventive nature getting the better of you in the article The Game Programmer's Trap.
- 100 locations
- 14 hidden object screenso:p>
- Hints, tips and no time limits
- Bonus chapter with 25% more gameplay
- Comprehensive video walkthroughs
Derailed (US $1.99) is an action-packed train navigation and passenger collection game.
The game takes advantage of the iPhone’s touch screen, allowing players the ability to achieve their objective of collecting all the passengers in the level by dragging rail track down with their finger.
While you ‘lay the foundations’ in an effort to prevent your train from derailment, your duties as train driver command you to collect all the passengers through the games’ nine different levels.
The more passengers you collect, the longer, faster and more intense the train becomes. Some of Derailed’s main features include rich graphics, cool sound effects and a catchy soundtrack.
Also, Openfeint leader boards maintain high scores and unlock achievements as the game progresses.
Derailed HD (US $3.99) has been designed specifically for the iPad, taking advantage of its crisp resolution and wider screen space, which in turn has made the game even more engaging with additional obstacles and passengers to pick up.
Derailed HD offers an incredible 20 levels of game play, allowing players the opportunity to test their skills through a range of new and exciting worlds, which includes the frosty ice-worlds, wet water worlds and undulating mountain worlds. Navigate and zigzag your way through forests, over bridges and across mountains to achieve your objective of collecting your passengers; all while your train gets longer and faster.
In addition, while hidden object games in particular seemed a complete waste of time to me, I've played some now because they've been sent to me for review - and I have to admit, I rather enjoyed them. This is largely because developers have cleverly integrated simple features of other genres into them, they usually feature attractive visuals and engaging soundtracks, often funny storylines, and are simply fun to play in a very demanding way.
In short, they are not "proper" computer games as such, but they have a place in the market - and they've very much here to stay.
Warsaw, Poland - September 22, 2010 - Codeminion, a renowned developer and publisher of high quality casual gaming titles such as StoneLoops! of Jurassica, Ancient Quest of Saqqarah, Brunhilda and the Dark Crystal, announced today the release of Bayo Bongo, a brand new puzzle game for the iOS platform. The game is immediately available for purchase in the Apple AppStore. Redeem codes are also available for reviewers wishing to learn more about the game.
View trailer and learn more about the upcoming game:
Bayo Bongo is an innovative puzzle game featuring original and highly addictive gameplay mechanics, smooth graphics and social features such as Facebook integration. The objective in Bayo Bongo is to gather golden coins by bringing them to the bottom of the game field filled with multicolor domino-like tiles. A simple, innovative and very dynamic matching mechanic is used to clear the board of obstacles - gamers have to tap as many same colored tokens as possible in a given time limit. This results in a very quick, aggressive gameplay but still with a strong strategic component. "There's a lot of similar games on the AppStore and we wanted to create something that would give a different experience. We're very proud of the Bayo Bongo game mechanics as they clearly are addictive, challenging and innovative. Combined with all the graphical effects, power-ups, explosions and obstacles this makes Bayo Bongo a game unlike anything else" - said Maciej Biedrzycki, Codeminion co-founder.
Bayo Bongo features:
- Gripping, fast paced strategic gameplay
- 15 increasingly challenging levels over 5 stages
- Boost your score in the diving bonus rounds
- Universal app with native support for iPhone and iPad
- Online leaderboards - post your score for everyone to see
- Share your victories with friends on Facebook
If you're interested in making plugin-free browser games, you might want to have a look at Rocket Engine:
From the official website:
- Works in every major browser
- No plugin or installation required
- No Canvas tag support required
- Built-in Web Application support
- Can be packaged as a native application
Fabulous fruity fun features for FruitZen:
FruitZen is a wonderful fruit-a-licious, zen-like state inducing puzzle game featuring a variety of delicious dropping fruits. Specifically designed to cater to the game player who craves for a game that challenges the brain rather than the trigger finger. Easy to play but hard to master this true fruity fun!
Fruit keeps dropping from the top of your screen, simply tap groups of three or more of the same fruit that are bunched together to remove them from the board for the highest score. Clear the board for even more points. To aid you into a Zen like state of mind slide rows left and right, re-arranging the fruit to achieve greater matches & higher scores.
Play the way that suits you:
Survival - Can you take on Survival? You must survive 8 rounds of progressively harder fruits dropping, introducing more complex & challenging game play elements at every new round.
Timeless - No clock, no pressure just play on as long as you can until the fruit hits the top.
Countdown - You versus the clock, each time you make a match you are rewarded with more time, how long can you play?
Rewards await the patient, match more bunches of fruit and get rewarded with great power-ups like wild fruits or row & column insect eaters but watch out for acorns! They cannot be matched, move tiles around to get row or column insect eaters to remove those pesky acorns from your play area.
Your high scores can be automatically tracked via OpenFeint© and posted to your Facebook and Twitter accounts. There are plenty of achievements to play for and share with your friends.
Pricing and Availability
FruitZenHD for the iPad is only US$1.99 on the iTunes App Store.
FruitZen iPhone is only US$0.99 on the iTunes App Store.
- FruitZenHD on The App Store
- FruitZen iPhone The App Store
- FruitZenHD Website:
- FruitZen Website
- FruitZen Video (YouTube)
Located in Melbourne, Australia, Sector3 Games was founded in 2007. Sector3 is a successful publisher of desktop games such as StuntMANIA, HyperTankz, Turret Wars, Circuit Defenders, Elevens & PileUp and successful iPhone games including Tankz, Elevens, Turret Wars and Circuit Defenders and now ElevensHD and FruitZen for iPad. Sector3 Games is a division of TrickStar Games.
Drop Shock features a high degree of player customization through the modification of vehicles, a completely player-driven economy and RPG-style leveling system. In an era of style over substance; Drop Shock is a thinking gamer's online simulation. Featuring over 10 million vehicle customizations, player vs. player combat, faction vs. faction battles, and twenty different planets to fight over Drop Shock is the ultimate massively multiplayer turn-based strategy game. Lastly there are no subscription or cost to sign-up, Drop Shock is free to join and play.
MobRule Studios (www.mobrulestudios.com) was founded in 2004 with a focus on massively multiplayer games which could be played from a web browser. Drop Shock is MobRule Studios' second online game in this genre, its first (TinyWarz) was launched in 2005 and has seen over 100,000 sign-ups since release.
Operating System : Windows XP / Vista / Seven (32 or 64 bits)
RAM : 512 MB (1GB recommended for Vista / Seven)
GPU : DirectX 9c (Compatible vertex and pixel shaders 1.1 for best visual)
HDD Space : 100MB
RAM: 1 GB or more
Hard Disk Space: 70 MB or more
Processor: 1.90Ghz or better
El Sello Mágico: The False Heiress is now available at the new, redesigned web of SpiritVG.
The game is a casual puzzle with original gameplay, very different from the usual match-3 you may be used to playing. It's very easy to play, yet difficult to master.
The game features a medieval story line with princesses, stepmothers, guardians and assassins. The story develops there's always a twist awaiting here and there to surprise you.
Download the demo (100Mb)
Little Soldiers is a turn based puzzle game. Though it's sort of limiting to call it a puzzle game because it has some action, adventure, and strategic elements.
Little Soldiers HD - Raincity Games
Indie game fans will want to have a look at the very special offers available for another 4 days (and a bit) from the time of this post:
Yes folks, it's another special offer in honour of Talk Like A Pirate Day!
Visit the TellTale Games Site for details and to take advantage of this special offer.
Why are you launching your first game on Facebook?
We had a very small start-up with just the two of us, and very little financial backing. We both worked for Gameforge on Browsergames and we have a profound knowledge in this field. When we founded games2be this summer we first started to create Spoing for the iPhone because the concept of Spoing is a perfect fit for the iPhone. But then we decided to focus on Facebook first, because we don`t have enough money for a big iPhone release campaign. We hope to get a solid user-base in Facebook before we release Spoing on the iPhone later on this year.
How big is the team?
Spoing is a two man show. My partner is doing the programming and engine-part while I focus on game design, level design, and artwork. The only thing we didn`t make by ourselves was the music. A friend of mine did an excellent job of this in close cooperation with us.
Thanks Gerhard for doing the interview, and we look forward to seeing what other games come from your desktop! :-D
Spoing is all about launching a ball all over the place using floating slingshots. It is a fun game, easy to pick up, fun for the whole family and very addictive.
Trapped in a cave the only hope for the player is to search the exit. Spoing plays in a wonderful looking and amazing underground world.
Spoing is all about launching a ball from floating slingshots until a goal is reached within a limited time. The player can create slingshots by himself by clicking twice. This has never been done before in a Slingshot game and is a unique and very nice feature. In advanced levels the player creates his own path through entire levels with nothing but self created slingshots.
The player creates his own unique music by playing Spoing. When shooting the ball, the slingshot acts like a piano-string and produces a sound. Big slingshots create deep sounds and short slingshots higher ones, hence when moving through a level the player creates his own little melody.
- Slingshots can be created by the player
- Interactive sound
- 50 unique levels
- 8 soundtracks
- A high-score for each level
- An overall high-score
games2be GmbH is a new independent Swiss game developer founded this summer.
games2be wants to discover new game-concepts and new playgrounds. The focus lies on
easy to pick up fun games on various platforms (Facebook, iPhone etc.) suitable for the whole family.
- 6 new Adventures, themed around the College of Aranaz: an intrigue, a hidden school of the proscribed arts, and the honor of a College are at stake!
- 20+ new Events, dealing with the various schemes and mishaps of the Students of Aranaz, as well as several diverse Events submitted by the community.
- 1 new Skill, a new Merchant, new Abilities, Actions, Locations, Spells and Items means many new options and combinations for your new and existing Students alike!