GAME On! 2011 Festival- Day 3 Wrap Up

Macquarie University’s three day gaming festival GAME On went out with an exciting bang on October 29 as the family festival day was host to a variety of creative and interesting indie developers. Alongside fellow editor Josh Spudic, I explored the campus, met some interesting people, played some quality games and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere GAME On had to offer, leaving me looking forwar...

Triangle Man Gameplay and Interview with Convict Interactive

GAME On festival this year was nothing but sheer fun! I met a variety of awesome indie video game developers the first of which was Stephen Barnes and Rebecca Fernandez Convict Interactive. Rebecca was kind enough to gives us a an in-depth run through of their punisher-platformer Triangle Man. The title has already seen a release in a pack of 5 called Convict Minigames via Xbox Indie Games, but th...

Alternator Gameplay Run Through

We met up with Bryan Moses, director of Alternator Industries at the GAME On festival 2011 held at Macquarie University this year where he gave us quick run through the recently released browser-based game Alternator. Created for the ABC, Alternator is a fast and furious futuristic racing game that also educates on renewable energies. Bryan also talks with us about possible IOS and XBLA ports as w...

Havoc Gameplay Run Through with DinoRoar

DinoRoar Interactive came with full force this year at Macquarie Universities’ GAME On festival, giving away awesome temporary tattoos, flyers, CD soundtracks and game codes to promote their latest title for Android and IOS devices, Havoc. Adam from DinoRoar Interactive was kind enough to give us a quick run through of Havoc showing off it’s destructive gameplay and bright art style. W...

Zombies Invade Sydney – Capsule Theatre Of Vision #5

In this segment of Capsule Theatre of Vision; we look closely at the streets of Sydney. The date was Saturday the 29th of October and Zombies had invaded the land. I had the priviledge of survivng this apocalyptic event; I even went so far as to film a small segment of footage so that the world could know of the peril that our great city was in. The event was really organised by a group of young a...

Interview – Indy Developers, Swing Interactive

Independent developers are increasingly demonstrating their importance to the video game industry, and often outperform the big boys in creativity and innovation. With the Australian industry in the state it’s in, indy devs are arguably more important than ever here. At the Armageddon expo in Melbourne last weekend, reps from Swing Interactive, a fourteen people-strong game dev team working ...

Technodrome Interview from Armageddon 2011

During my many adventures during the Armageddon Expo in Melbourne last weekend I had the great pleasure to listen to some of the musical covers from the band Technodrome.  Doing video game music covers from Pokemon, Zelda and of course everyones favourite the Mario theme. We sat down with the guitarist Danny Brickwel to talked about the band, how they got together and their plans for the future. W...

GAME: The Politics of Play Live Blog

Good evening, Capsule Computer readers. Joshua Spudic here with fellow Sydney editor Kyle Moore at the first day of GAME, a new festival of gaming hosted by Macquarie University. The first day will tackle various issues in video game classification and culture in Australia. The event starts at 6:30pm. Want a recap? Read here. Today’s panel includes Terry Flew (Australian Law Reform Commissio...

10 Lessons From Armageddon Expo 2011

Being fairly new to conventions like Armageddon and Manifest, each one brings experiences and lessons about this culture that I’ve never really been privy to. I mean, I generally consider myself a nerd, but the level of nerdiness I’ve encountered at these things makes me feel very normal. So, my fellow uninitiated geeks, here’s Ten Things I Learned at Armageddon Expo 2011.   1. Convention-goe...

Armageddon Expo 2011 Melbourne!

Event: Armageddon Expo 2011 Melbourne Date: 22/23 October 2011 Location: Melbourne Exhibition Centre Time: 9am – 6pm It was an exciting couple of days as we played human Tetris through the exited crowd at the Armageddon Expo at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre this weekend. The Costumes, the variety of memorabilia and the special guests would make any sci-fi nerds dream. A lot of well-known compani...

EB EXPO 2011 Photos

For anyone that wasn’t able to make it to this years EB GAMES EXPO on the Gold Coast, don’t worry we got you covered, check out all the photos from the show over the two public days.  We have photos of all the publisher booths, and a fair amount of their titles along with some of the Capsule Computers Crew posing with some of the publishers, cos play characters and whole lot of other c...

EB EXPO 2011 – Bluemouth Booth Tour

With Batman: Arkham City‘s early release in Australia, many gamers have probably also seen some Batman controllers floating around. At EB EXPO 2011, we were lucky enough to see the Batman controller as a part of the Bluemouth booth, and then some. You may recognize Bluemouth for their Cyberbikes that are great for exercise and fun, or their guides for various gaming titles. However, we disco...

Lost Password