Sunday, 29 September 2013

Crowman & Wolfboy - Live Action Trailer

Just had a follow up email from Wither Studios, whose game I posted about the Kickstarter for way back in November 2011.  The game - Crowman & Wolfboy - is due out next month for iOS devices.  In the meantime, a fun action trailer has been released:



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First "Flying Bundle" released for PC

FlyingBundle are happy to announce their very first and 100% Indie bundle: Flying "Welcome" BundleFeaturing 11 games in total from different genres, you will also get 2 soundtracks + 2 artworks as bonuses which will be announced later. If bought separately games are valued at over $85, but FlyingBundle lets you name your price with a minimum of $3,5. If you choose to pay more special prizes for top contributors are waiting for you as well.

Flying "Welcome" Bundle includes:

Tier 1  - Pay at least $1
1. Retention on Desura and Greenlight for Windows - Developer: Sometimes You
2. Bob Came in Pieces on Steam and Desura for Windows and Mac - Developer: Ludosity
3. Micy Roll on Desura for Windows and Mac - Developer: Forsaken Pad
4. Beep on Steam and Desura for Windows - Developer: Big Fat Alien
5. Plith on Desura for Windows - Developer: Ya2
6. Mysterious game on Steam for Windows, will be unlocked second week

Tier 2 - Pay at least $3.5 to unlock
7. Clones on Steam and Desura for Windows - Developer: Tomkorp Computer Solutions Inc.
8. Bridge It on Desura and Greenlight for Windows - Developer: Chronic Logic
9. The Polynomial - Space of the music on Steam for Windows, Mac and Linux - Developer: Dymytry Lavrov
10. Ittle Dew on Steam for Windows - Developer: Ludosity
11. Mysterious game on Steam for Windows, will be unlocked second week

Also you have a chance to donate 10% of your payment to a charitable organization. Please visit us at http://flyingbundle.com for more information.


About Flyingbundle
Launched in 2013, FlyingBundle.com offers digital PC games at low prices and time limited bundle deals. As gamers themselves, FlyingBundle.com Team's main goals and ideas behind the bundle are providing gamers with great game titles that they can enjoy with a reasonable price.


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IndieGameStand Launches Dedicated Storefront to Give Indie Developers A New Way to Sell Games

IndieGameStand Launches Dedicated Storefront to Give Indie Developers A New Way to Sell Games
Indie-focused service will compete with Steam and other channels by significantly lowering the barrier to entry for quality independent games
 
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - September 24, 2013 - One year ago, IndieGameStand put a new spin on the game bundle paradigm by featuring a new, handpicked indie game for "pay what you want" pricing every 96 hours. Today the indie-focused service takes on Steam, GOG, and other online stores by opening a permanent storefront alongside their rotating 96-hour deals. With quick approval times, a favorable revenue split, and access to a growing audience hungry for quality indie games, the new IndieGameStand Store will greatly lower the barrier to entry for independent developers who have been stymied by Steam and other channels.
 
Now open at http://indiegamestand.com/store, the IndieGameStand Store currently has 94 games from 72 developers, including most of the titles that have been featured so far in 96-hour deals. Episodic adventure series Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller, puzzle platformer Escape Goat, sandbox village management game Gnomoria, and co-op dungeon crawler Dungeon Dashers are among the fourteen games that have been selected by the IGS staff for the site's grand opening sale, all with markdowns of 15% or more through October 1: https://indiegamestand.com/launch-sale.php
 
IndieGameStand is committed to serving the indie gaming community exclusively, a focus that stems from the company's love and admiration for indie game developers' dedication and creative passion. For developers, the new storefront's benefits include a 75/25 revenue split and 1-2 day approval times -- both better than the industry standard. Flexible backend tools enable developers to set up PC, Mac, and Linux games in an hour or less, link up with Steam Greenlight or Kickstarter campaigns, distribute alpha and beta builds, provide customers with Steam or Desura keys, and more.
 
For consumers, IndieGameStand provides easy access to quality games, with purchases conveniently stored in a user's Game Wallet for unlimited future download. The site is building up a large community of indie game fans, with over 40,000 customers served in the first year. And it's an audience that keeps coming back: to date, 40% of IndieGameStand customers have made multiple purchases.
 
"Steam is obviously a great platform that has been great for the industry, but where Steam is weak right now is in giving individualized attention to many indie game developers," says Dan Liebner, co-founder of IndieGameStand. "With the IndieGameStand Store, we're removing the barriers that keep indies from getting their games in front of an audience. Of course, the end goal is to offer a great selection of games to our customers. We want IndieGameStand to become synonymous with finding great indie games to buy and play."
 
Developers interested in selling their games through the IndieGameStand Store can learn more about the service here:http://www.indiegamestand.com/developers
 
 
About IndieGameStand
Founded in 2012, IndieGameStand.com provides convenient ways for indie developers to sell and promote their games. In their first year of operation, their 96-hour "pay what you want" deals have earned more than $150k for developers and approximately $20k for more than 30 different charities. IndieGameStand's recent site expansion offers developers and gamers a dedicated storefront for unique indie games. Learn more athttp://www.indiegamestand.com.


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Bumpkin Brothers Announce Space Farmers

Gloucestershire, England -- September 21st 2013 -- The Bumpkin Brothers have announced their new title; Space Farmers, a cooperative action adventure game featuring Steve and Thomas, two farmers from Bristol who have been abducted by aliens and must now escape captivity and try to return home. 


Start your Space Tractors, load yer laser shotguns and prepare for a proper good cooperative game of Space Farmers! 

Plough your way through an alien research facility with a friend, blasting robots and overcoming obstacles as you seek freedom from your alien captors. 

This week the Bumpkin Brothers are showing off a teaser trailer as well as revealing some basic information about the project. Next week there will be an announcement of the Space Farmers Kickstarter campaign that will help bring the game to completion. 

For the trailer, screenshots and more information visit: http://spacefarmers.bumpkinbrothers.com 
And the gameplay video is also on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y6l3ch36yI 

“Space Farmers is our dream project” said Rich Bawden, one half of the Bumpkin Brothers. “We’ve been talking about it for years and we’re so excited to be finally making it a reality.” 

"As we're making a cooperative game it's all about the players and how they react to the game," said Andy Yates, the other half of the Bumpkin Brothers, "We can’t wait to get the game in front of real people so it grows based on their feedback." 

If you’re part of the gaming press and have any other questions at all, we’d love to hear from you. 

About Bumpkin Brothers 

The Bumpkin Brothers are Rich Bawden and Andy Yates. They like making games and drinking tea with a slice of cake. 

They live out in the sticks - Gloucestershire and Herefordshire near, but not quite in, Wales. 



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Friday, 20 September 2013

Boxed Bundle

The latest Bundle in a Box seems to be doing pretty well - 2,637 bundles sold so far.  The next content unlock kicks in at 3,000 sales so should be soon.  This Indie RPG Bundle is a very good deal for RPG fans - click here before the end of September 2013 to get in on the act!


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Thursday, 19 September 2013

Ballads of Reemus 2 Kickstarter

Slugs Beware, Ballads of Reemus 2 Kicks OffKickstarter, demo, and more songs from our favorite purple bear.

Sept 19th, 2013 – After winning Best Story from IndiePrize, Zeebarf (www.zeebarf.com) is proud to announce the sequel to Ballads of Reemus. The zany tale of a pest exterminator who wishes to be immortalized in glorious song follows the main character, Reemus, and his sidekick, a purple bear named Liam, on their quest for glory, dignity, and a beer or two. In Ballads of Reemus 2, Reemus will take on his most epic rival, the Death Slugs, before they destroy everyone and everything in their path. Support Ballads of Reemus 2 on Kickstarter at http://kck.st/1aWvkrz

When Reemus the Exterminator’s main competitor Pest-Go reduces pest control to a skill anyone can do with a squirt bottle, Reemus fears his chances of having a truly heroic ballad written about him are over. That is until he stumbles upon an invasion of killer Death Slugs that has all the makings of the greatest quest of all time, one that can not only restore extermination to its former glory but finally put Reemus on the map as a true hero. Now the only question remains, will Reemus and his sidekick Liam defeat the insidious Death Slugs, or will they be the ones exterminated?
 
Ballads of Reemus is the first commercial expansion of the free to play Journeys of Reemus series. With millions of players and fans, Zeebarf is ready to deliver full length, high quality, old school adventure games with their traditional comedic flair for absurd humor. Featuring full voice-over and completely original quests, Ballads of Reemus 2 will bring the world of Reemus to life like never before. Find out more on the Kickstarter page at http://kck.st/1aWvkrz. Ballads of Reemus 2 will be available for PC, Mac, and Linux with a mobile port in the near future.
 
ABOUT ZEEBARF
Zeebarf a.k.a. Jay Ziebarth is an internet cartoonist, award winning game designer and former TV actor and writer. His work has not only been featured in books, calendars and greeting cards; it has also circled the globe in viral email forwards. Jay also co-created the Gemini Award winning Canadian animated TV series "SONS OF BUTCHER". In addition to being the lead character designer, he also starred in the series as the jive talking janitor "Doug Borksi". Sons of Butcher currently airs in 150 countries. Find out more atwww.zeebarf.com.





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Melesta Games shares game development experience

Not sure quite how "indie" this is, but it could be interesting / useful to indie devs anyway:


Seattle, Washington - Toy Defense, the classic tower defense game set in World War I developed by Melesta Games has been out for more than a year now. So far Toy Defense has seen more than 10 million downloads worldwide.

The game supports both iOS and Android devices, and it is available all over the world through the Apple App Store, Google Play App store and on Amazon App Store. Players can enjoy social versions of Toy Defense in the two major CIS social networks, and just recently it became available as a Facebook game for users all over the world.

Toy Defense came out a year ago and this is long enough to sum up the results and make some conclusions. Melesta Games is kindly willing to share them along with statistical data.

The success of Toy Defense is clearly shown by the fact that is was placed in the Top 10 on the Apple App Store charts in Games category in 69 countries. According to numbers of users with iOS devices, who get Toy Defense from the Apple App Store, the game is most popular in the USA (19%), China (17%) and Russia (14%). Users from the European Union are mainly from Germany (5%), France (4%) and the United Kingdom (4%). Players from Asian countries come from Thailand (3%) and South Korea (3%). In the rest of the countries where Toy Defense is available, the percentage of users is lower.

The data from Google Play App store doesn't differ much, just with 2 exceptions: in China, Toy Defense is unavailable through Google Play, and the share of South Korea is higher in Google Play than in Apple App Store.

For developers, it is not only the number of users which matters, but also profitability of the application. The revenue from Toy Defense comes from different sources: in-app purchases (87%), purchasing the game (10%), and advertising (3%). The overall percentage of purchases is shared between Apple App Store (77%), Google Play App Store (13%), Amazon App Store (2%), and social networks (8%). It is noticeable that the Google Play App store share in the total income is constantly growing.

The analysis of players' payments shows that users from Russia, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and Kazakhstan mostly play Toy Defense on iOS devices and make all purchases via the Apple App Store. The situation is reversed in Australia, Japan, South Korea, Denmark, Norway, New Zealand and Ireland, where gamers prefer Android devices and use Google Play Store for purchasing. Players' payments from Russia and the United States comprise 28% and 22% respectively of the total income. The share of user transactions from Germany is 6%, United Kingdom, China, France and Canada have 4% each, and Australia, Japan and South Korea - 2% per country.

Top ARPU rate in Apple App Store is in the following countries: Scandinavian region (Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden), UAE Kuwait, Kazakhstan and Russia, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Japan. ARPU in China is four times lower than average, but it doesn't reflect on the income from China, due to the total number of Chinese players. In Google Play Top ARPU is also formed by the same set of countries: Scandinavian region, Arabic countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Ireland, and South Korea.

Only 3% of total profits are provided by advertising. At first Tapjoy advertising gave good results, but over time the results deteriorated, so now Chartboost advertising is used. The likely cause of the low advertising revenue is a lack of developer attention paid to it, in the case of Toy Defense.

To sum up all the figures, several conclusions need to be drawn. Peak high popularity rate of Toy Defense in some countries is due to the game being set in World War I. The users from those countries that took part in the war show more interest in Toy Defense than in the countries untouched by war. It is interesting to note some of the cultural and economic characteristics, such as the fact that most downloads in South Korea are made from Google Play, perhaps because Samsung devices are the most widely used there. A similar situation is found in the USA, where Apple devices are popular, the majority of Toy Defense downloads are from the Apple App Store.

62% of the revenue comes from the tablet version of the game and 38% from smartphones. It is noted that the size of the screen of device is correlated with ARPU (the larger the screen, the higher the ARPU). The newness of device also affects ARPU (the newer is the device, the higher ARPU). From Melesta Games' point of view this indicates the need to focus on supporting the latest models, so gradually the support of Melesta Games products on older devices is being withdrawn.

According to observations, tablet users are more inclined to pay for the game in one way or another. This can be explained by the fact that the phone is a necessary thing, and a tablet can be considered status symbol. So tablet users often just have more resources that they are willing to spend playing.

Despite the fact that the rate of premium content revenue is relatively small, Melesta Games thinks that this model of distribution is not yet exhausted. Like the majority of developers and publishers, Melesta Games is moving to developing free-to-play apps, although premium versions will not be abandoned.

Melesta Games team hopes that this information, derived from its experience, will be useful for other game developers.




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AiRace Speed Goes Live Today for Nintendo 3DS™ on the eShop


Discover the True Meaning of Speed and Adrenaline as QubicGames launches the latest instalment of the AiRace Series

Warsaw, Poland – September 19th, 2013 – Independent development studio QubicGames announced that AiRace Speed, the latest instalment of the adrenaline soaked futuristic racing game, is available today for download on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS priced at $4.99, €4,99 and £4.49.
 
“AiRace Speed is one of the most complete racing packages available for the Nintendo 3DS and we are delighted to finally launch this fast and furious racer onto the Nintendo eShop,” said Jakub Pieczykolan, CEO at QubicGames. “With adrenaline soaked action across 18 tracks packed with mind-bending obstacles, AiRace Speed is destined to become a cult fan favourite on the handheld platform”.

Take the challenge in AiRace Speed, the third sequel of the best-selling Nintendo DSi™ classic - AiRace, and pilot the most advanced and powerful jets as you compete to beat your best time. Experience the action as you race on stunning high-speed tracks featuring extremely difficult tunnels, spectacular halls and hidden shortcuts.

Take speed to a whole new level and enjoy a frantic new gaming experience including:
  • Take the challenge - fly extreme speeds across 18 adrenaline-fueled tracks
  • Stunning environments packed with challenging obstacles, tunnels, shortcuts and more
  • Take control of one of 5 high-speed futuristic jets powered with advanced technology
  • High-performance graphics and immersive 3D effects that put you in the middle of the action
  • Compete against fellow competitors around the world in online leaderboards
  • Fantastic replay value with special achievements to be unlocked
  • Third game of the successful and highly rated AiRace series

Learn more about AiRace Speed at: http://www.airacespeed.com


About QubicGames

Located in Warsaw, Poland, QubicGames is an independent development studio with a decade of experience in creating games on console, handheld and mobile devices. Following their philosophy of “Always Have Fun!”, QubicGames have released over 10 games for Nintendo® and mobile platforms including the successful and critically acclaimed AiRace franchise. For more information about QubicGames, visit the official site: http://www.qubicgames.com


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Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Fancy an indie RPG? How about 13 of them?!?!?

News from our friends at Kytarro Games - the latest Bundle in a Box has been released, and it's the Indie RPG Bundle.

"The indiest of the bundles, Bundle In A Box, returns and is proud to present the Indie RPG Bundle. A most excellent assortment of 13 delightful, truly indie and impressively varied indie RPGs everyone can enjoy for the most reasonable price of “pay-what-you-want” over at http://www.bundle-in-a-box.com/
The bundle, a Kyttaro Games effort to promote indie developers and quality games, launches TODAY (Tuesday 18th September) and will last for 14 days .  It offers all games as DRM-free downloads (but not exclusively so; most games are also available on Desura and/or Steam ).
The Indie RPG Bundle is all about …
… selecting the best roleplaying games across all formats .  
Gamers will get to enjoy a rich compilation of both successful and less known CRPGs, that have all made it through the painful, slightly silly, but always thorough Bundle In A Box selection process.
…  fantastic indie games . 
Paying anything above $1.99 will get you:
-Unemployment Quest (Windows/Desura): fight the monster of unemployment in a modern-day RPG
-The Siege of the Necromancer (Windows/Mac/Desura): horror choose-your-own-adventure RPG.
-Hack, Slash, Loot (Windows/Mac/Linux/Steam/Desura): a contemporary roguelike indie classic!
-Styrateg (Windows/Mac/Desura): a strategy based RPG with a strong narrative
-Inaria (Windows): today’s Ultima, complete with retro pixel-art and wild ideas
-Dungeon Fray (Windows/Linux/Desura): you have never seen a roguelike play this fast
-Empires and Dungeons 2 (Windows): Tactics and dungeon-crawling
-Frayed Knights: The Skull of S’makh-Daon (Windows/Desura): huge, humorous 3D RPG.

…  even more games . 
Beating the average price will allow gamers to enjoy five more excellent games:
-Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land (Windows): Lovecraftian, turn-based horrors that have already been accepted on Steam. Codes coming soon!
-The Wizard from Tarnath Tor (Windows/Mac/Desura): a gloriously illustrated and highly polished gamebook
-Northmark: Hour of the Wolf (Windows/Mac ): stunning RPG card game
-The Wizard’s Lair (Windows/Mac/Linux/Desura): RPG with roots in classic Roguelikes and the Mystery Dungeon series
-Telepath RPG: Servants of God (Windows/Mac/Linux): a unique hybrid western RPG/strategy RPG.

…  directly supporting upcoming game developers .
For every 100 bundles sold $15 will be added to our Indie Dev Grant and the whole sum will be awarded to a developer selected by vote; no strings will be attached as to how the grant will be used.
… charity .  
5% of all revenues will be shared with the Hellenic Centre for Mental Health and Treatment of Child and Family.
… all sorts of extras.
What’s more, for every 1000 bundles sold new extras will be unlocked for everyone who grabbed the BIAB Indie RPG offer. Unlockable extras include:
-The complete soundtrack of acclaimed iOS game Droidscape: Basilica
-The original soundtrack of Hack, Slash, Loot
-The Frayed Knights strategy Guide
-Artwork from Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land
-Inaria’s Music

As an added bonus, all who purchase the bundle will get access to exclusive content for Droidcape: Basilica (droidscape.kyttarogames.com); KyttaroGames’ own game for iOS."



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Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Hyperspace Pinball now free on the App Store

Hyperspace Pinball is now available for free for iPhone and iPad devices. 

Hyperspace Pinball by Gamieon is now available for FREE for the iPhone and iPad! Use your pinball skills to destroy aliens and score points in this popular and innovative game. 

TAMPA - September 17, 2013 - Hyperspace Pinball by Gamieon is now available for FREE for the iPhone and iPad! The latest update to this popular game introduces HeyZap leaderboards and achievements. 

Originally released in 2011, Hyperspace Pinball brings together the action of an arcade shooter with the excitement of classic pinball into a single game where players must battle aliens using only a ball and flippers. 

Since the initial release, Hyperspace Pinball has set a new standard for pinball game features including online leaderboards, achievements, special in-game challenges, three different modes of play, unlockable features including camera tilting and the ability to follow the ball, "powered balls" that go through obstacles and social networking integration. 

Hyperspace Pinball is also available for Android devices on Google Play, and on the PC via the Desura game distribution platform. To date, Hyperspace Pinball boasts over 62,000 downloads on Google Play and 10,000 downloads on the App Store. 

In this latest update to version 2.1, the app has been changed from a 99 cent app to a free app, and boasts HeyZap leaderboard and achievement integration. Players can play through the entire game for free, and have the option to unlock all the special features through a one-time purchase where they name their own price by tapping on the "Upgrade" button! 

iPhone and iPad Players may download Hyperspace Pinball from the App Store at: 

Android players may download it from Google Play at: 

PC and Mac users may download it from: 

Hyperspace Pinball providers gamers of all ages a unique and phenomenal pinball experience. Download Hyperspace Pinball today! 


About Gamieon 
Gamieon is an independent game development company that aims to provide quality video game software which emphasizes both intellectual and action-driven challenge to the gaming community. 


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Puffer Train Loader HD adds German, Spanish, and expanded Help


Kent, Washington - A new update for Puffer Train Loader HD has just arrived on the App Store. Puffer Train Loader HD premiered during PAX-Prime at the Seattle Indies Expo. At that time, this fun iPad game could be played in both English and French. The version 1.1 update, available today, now brings German and Spanish language support to the game. This update also includes expanded Help allowing new players to quickly learn to play and begin enjoying the game.


Puffer Train Loader HD supports both a shared game mode, letting you play with a friend, and a 1-on-1 mode where you match your box loading skills against a computer opponent. This casual iPad game was inspired by our love of the classic game "Dots & Boxes" and development of the iOS App began following several rousing games played on a restaurant kid's menu while waiting for dinner. Game play is simple - yet challenging. New Lines must be built from existing Dots. Lines are added to the game board by touching between two Dots. The player whose line completes a box adds that box to their game total. As each board is completed, and the train car filled, the player building the most boxes wins!

"I Love This Game!"

When we premiered Puffer Train Loader HD at the Seattle Indies Expo, we were  surprised by a theme we heard over and over again from grown adults and hard-core gamers alike. When they saw the game running we heard, "Oh! I know this game. I played it when I was a kid. I love This Game!" We created Puffer Train Loader HD as a Free game with no Ads and no in-App purchases to allow anyone with an iPad the ability to recreate the sheer joy of childhood game play once again, and perhaps share that joy they remember with the kids in their life.

Puffer Train Loader HD contains a 5x5 game board that can be played with a friend or against a computer opponent. The 5x5 board provides larger Lines and Dots making easier game play for little fingers. There is also a 7x7 game board where players will find their computer opponent to be a bit more challenging.

Puffer Train Loader HD Pro:
We created an extended version of our game, Puffer Train Loader HD Pro, for players who want even more game challenges! The extended version provides all of the game play of Puffer Train Loader HD, plus adds the ability for up to 4 players to share a game together on a 7x7 game board. The Pro version also provides 12 "challenge games" - each one a partially finished game board that can be completed either with friends or while playing against the computer. Additionally the Pro version allows you to adjust your computer opponent's skill to different levels for every game - with levels ranging from easy to expert. This feature provides hours of challenging game play for players of all skill levels.

Future Game Developments:
Our version 1.1 update now brings German and Spanish language support to this fun casual game. But there is still more to come! Future development plans include expanding the game's language support to include Japanese and creating  new versions of both Puffer Train Loader HD and Puffer Train Loader HD Pro to make this fun game available on the iPhone.

Puffer Train Loader HD is another family-friendly App brought to you by the independent game studios of Shelly Data Doodles - "Building Apps that Make Life Fun!"

Device requirements:
* Compatible with the iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* Size: 22.3 MB
* HD Pro Size: 27.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Puffer Train Loader HD is a Free to Play iPad game with no Ads and no in-App purchases. Puffer Train Loader HD Pro, an expanded version of this game, can be purchased for $0.99 USD. Puffer Train Loader HD runs in English, French, German, and Spanish and is available for download on the App Store.

Puffer Train Loader HD: http://itunes.apple.com/app/id692441059
Puffer Train Loader HD Pro: http://itunes.apple.com/app/id692484148


Shelly Data Doodles is an independent mobile game development company with headquarters in Kent, WA. With its creation in February of 2011, Daniel Shelly, the founder of Shelly Data Doodles, brought his many years of software development expertise to Apple's iPhone, iPod and iPad platform. The mission of Shelly Data Doodles is to create family friendly Applications that Make Life Fun! As it celebrates the successful introduction its newest iOS games, Shelly Data Doodles sees an exciting future ahead in mobile games development.



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Democracy 3 available for pre-order

Democracy 3 is the third in our series of complex and deep political strategy games where you take on the role of President or Prime Minister, charged with the task of keeping the population happy, the economy booming and preventing society collapsing around you!
 

Democracy 3 is the only game of it's kind. Not an election-simulation, but a government-simulation, built around a custom-programmed neural network and unique iconic user interface that represents the thousands of simulated voters, pressure groups, policies, laws and statistics that make up a detailed model of a western democracy.

As president, you decide what laws to set, which taxes to raise (or cut) which government programs to expand, introduce or cancel, whilst keeping one eye on the countdown to the next election. All political careers end in failure, and Democracy 3 is thus a game that cannot truly be won, only eventually lost. 



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Fallen World is Now Live on OUYA

Miami, FL -- September 17, 2013 -- Kuroato Media is proud to announce "Fallen World" a Tower Defense, Hack and Slash hybrid is Now Available on OUYA! Fallen World is Free to Try, with Full Game and Features unlocked for just $2.99 




Fallen World is a Tower Defense, Hack and Slash hybrid set in a post-apocalyptic world ruled by a machine army. 

Take the role of a deadly Cyborg Ninja; hack and slash your way through endless waves of robot enemies. Summon soldiers and torrent defense units into battle. Protect a young cyborg that holds the key to dismantling the mainframe and machine network. As the human's last defense and only hope of survival, you must fight your way to the heart of the Machine City and save what is left of the fallen world. 

Fallen World's narrative was inspired by cyberpunk anime and films such as Appleseed, Terminator, and The Matrix Series. While the the game mechanics were designed with the idea of creating a totally new and unique, fast paced action, easy to play, but yet challenging gaming experience. 

List of Features: 
* Story Driven, Fast Hack and Slash Gameplay 
* Anime Inspired Visuals 
* Unique Hybrid Game Mechanics 
* Various Robot Enemies to Face Off 
* 9 Challenging Stages 
* Normal and Unlockable Hard Mode 
* Dynamic Enemy Wave System 
* Upgradable Skills, Defense Units, and Character Development 


Kuroato Media is a US based indie game publishing company founded in 2010, specializing in web-based Game Design and Marketing. 

Oddity is a UK based indie developer, creating flash, pc and web based games since 2006. 
Oddity is focused on developing fun and distinctly odd games. 



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Thursday, 12 September 2013

AiRace Speed to Launch on Nintendo 3DS™ on September 19th

AiRace Speed to Launch on Nintendo 3DS™ on September 19th

The futuristic and challenging racing game will land on the Nintendo eShop for 3DS on September 19th, 2013


Independent developer QubicGames have revealed that AiRace Speed, the latest instalment of the adrenaline soaked AiRace series, will be available on the Nintendo eShop on September 19th, 2013 for Nintendo 3DS priced at $4.99, €4,99 and £4.49.


Take the challenge in AiRace Speed, the third sequel of the best-selling Nintendo DSi™ classic - AiRace, and pilot advanced, powerful jets as you compete to beat your best time. Experience the action as you race on stunning high-speed tracks featuring extremely difficult tunnels, spectacular halls and hidden shortcuts.


Take speed to a whole new level and enjoy a frantic new gaming experience including:
  • Take the challenge - fly extreme speeds across 18 adrenaline-fueled tracks
  • Stunning environments packed with challenging obstacles, tunnels, shortcuts and more
  • Take control of one of 5 high-speed futuristic jets powered with advanced technology
  • High-performance graphics and immersive 3D effects that put you in the middle of the action
  • Compete against fellow competitors around the world in online leaderboards
  • Fantastic replay value with special achievements to be unlocked
  • Third game of the successful and highly rated AiRace series



On September 19th, let your Nintendo 3DS discover the true meaning of speed and adrenaline with AiRace Speed!


Learn more about AiRace Speed at: http://www.airacespeed.com


About QubicGames
Located in Warsaw, Poland, QubicGames is an independent development studio with a decade of experience in creating games on console, handheld and mobile devices. Following their philosophy of “Always Have Fun!”, QubicGames have released over 10 games for Nintendo® and mobile platforms including the successful and critically acclaimed AiRace franchise. For more information about QubicGames, visit the official site: http://www.qubicgames.com

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Narrative Game "Everlove: Rose" Transforms Romance Genre on Android and iOS (just launched on Android today)

Everlove: Rose Transforms Romance Genre With A Story That Takes Shape Under Your Fingertips
Developer Silicon Sisters invites romance readers to treat themselves to an "interactive guilty pleasure" on Android or iPad / iPhone
 
VANCOUVER, B.C. - September 11, 2013 - According to the Romance Writers of America more than 74 million people read romance novels each year, with women accounting for 91% of this massive audience. Silicon Sisters, a developer of video games for women, is bringing this well-loved genre to life in a tantalizing new way with Everlove: Rose, an interactive romance novel for iPad, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, and other Android and Apple devices.
 
Everlove: Rose merges the escapism of curling up with a steamy paperback with the engagement of personal choice. Rose, a career woman struggling to understand her hang-ups with men, has turned to past-life regression to gain insight into her personality. Under hypnosis she's transported to the medieval village of Heart's Home, where she soon discovers that she has chemistry with several of the handsome locals. By exploring her attractions to each of them, Rose begins to move past the obstacles that have been keeping her from finding true love, with a little help from her unflappable therapist, Dr. Alys.
 
Everlove: Rose sits firmly within the genre conventions of a romance novel, with an interactive twist. Unlike with a traditional, linear story, Everlove's readers drive Rose's romantic journey by deciding what to say and which love interest to pursue. A branching storyline and a variety of possible endings reflect these choices, essentially putting each reader at the helm of her own fantasy. Throughout, beautifully rendered graphics and an intuitive touch interface complement and enhance the provocative narrative, offering readers deeper immersion and a more personal connection than a standard print book or ebook.
 
"Everlove: Rose brings romance to life. Games have that power," says Brenda Bailey Gershkovitch, Silicon Sisters' CEO and co-founder. "For many men, playing sports games is a way to live out a fantasy -- they get to score the winning touchdown at the Super Bowl. Everlove: Rose provides that same fulfillment for women who enjoy romance novels. You get to shape the narrative based on which romantic path you explore, creating a love story of your own choosing. With the help of some very handsome medieval hotties!"
 
Everlove: Rose is available for download from the Amazon Appstore, Google Play, and the Apple App Store for $3.99 (full version) or free (demo portion with a $3.99 in-app purchase to unlock the full story).
 
To learn more about Everlove: Rose, visit the Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Everlove/416015075132982
 
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About Silicon Sisters
Silicon Sisters Interactive is the first female owned and run video game studio in Canada. Founded and staffed by industry veterans with decades of hands-on experience, the company is committed to developing high quality, inspirational games with a decidedly female focus -- games made by women and girls, for women and girls. Their School 26 games for tween girls have had approximately 700k downloads in more than 30 countries. Everlove: Rose, an interactive romance novel now available for Android and iPad/iPhone, is their first game for adults. For more information, visit the corporate website athttp://www.siliconsisters.ca or Silicon Sisters' Facebook and Twitter pages at http://www.facebook.com/SiliconSisters and http://www.twitter.com/SiliconSisters.


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