Madman’s March DVD releases

Coming this March from Madman are a wide and varied list of films to tantalise evryones tastes, whether you are a fan of romance, thrillers, documentaries, or combinations of the aforementioned theres simply something for everyones tastes. Starting off the list is “Bill Cunningham New York”, an in-depth look at the humble NY fashion photographer who accepts no money for his work, thus ...

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 ...

SplitApple Review

SplitApple Developer: MKO Games Publisher: MKO Games Genre: Shooting/Sports Platform: iPhone Release: 15/4/11 Price: $0.99 (Buy Now) Overview While apples may not be the main focus of this game, despite the ability to shoot the ones in the tree for little bonus points, the name of the game is still SplitApple. SplitApple is an archery game, and while my actual archery skills are rather embarrassin...

Gesundheit Review

Gesundheit Developer: Konami Digital Enterainment, Inc/Revolution Concepts Publisher: Konami Digital Enterainment, Inc Genre: Puzzle/Casual Platform: iPod Touch/iPhone(reviewed)/iPad Release: 2/8/11 Price: $0.99 (iPhone/iPod Touch) $2.99 (iPad) Overview Suffering from allergies is never a pleasant experience to endure. However, Gesundheit proves that being highly prone to allergic reactions can ha...

Gesundheit Out Now In The App Store

Gesundheit is the latest game to hit iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches from Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. Based on an original concept by film & TV animator Matt Hammill, Gesundheit is a story about a pig with allergies that is told through incredible hand-drawn animations, a unique original soundtrack as well as what looks to be some highly innovative gameplay. The result of a partnership ...

Best Of The Independent Games Festival

Sydney’s very own cultural icon, the Sydney Opera House, will soon become the home to the Best of the Independent Games Festival. The Opera House will show case the most innovative and exciting games from this years Independent Games Festival from 28 July until 21 August. The Independent Games Festival is the longest running and largest festival dedicated to independent games worldwide: celebratin...

Two Tribes Interview – Potato Sack Aftermath

As a follow up to all of the excitement surrounding the Portal 2 ARG that led up the release of the game, we had a chance to talk to Two Tribes, developers of two of the games in the Potato Sack of indie games. Those games were Toki Tori and Rush, two great games from the puzzle genre. The following is what Two Tribes had to say about their involvement in the Portal ARG and all the spuddy goodness...

Sequence offers Rhythm RPG for only $3

As evidenced by my review of SHMUSICUP, I’m a big fan of rhythm games or games that can incorporate rhythm elements. While there are few big names out there making these types of games, the independent scene is always more than willing to provide. Sequence, a game planned for release this month on the Xbox Live Indie Games service, offers promises of rhythm and roleplaying to excited a froth...

New Portable Console being made by Bob’s Game creator?

  Readers may not recognize the name Robert Pelloni, but they may remember his creation, Bob’s Game. While probably no one has played Bob’s Game, it got quite a bit of attention from the gaming community a few years ago when its creator protested Nintendo’s decision to reject his application for a DS development kit. After the rejection notice, things got…weird. Pellon...

URL Hunter – A game played entirely in your URL bar

Every once in a while someone comes up with a unique and interesting game idea that changes the way we think about what a game is. The last game that had that kind of effect for me was Wolfenstein 1D, a game played along a line only one pixel wide and still surprisingly faithful to the classic FPS. Today there is another. URL Hunter is a game that takes places entirely in the address bar of your w...

EA Partners Expands to Chillingo and Playfish

As of March 1st, Electronic Arts have extended their Partners Program through Chillingo and Playfish, offering publishing services to both mobile and social gaming platforms to the independent development community. “The EA Partners program has proven to be a phenomenally successful model. It is an all around win-win situation. The program allows EA to partner with some of the world’s best console...

Team Meat wants Soviet inspiration for box art

If you are a resident of Russia or a former Soviet country, you can have the next opportunity to be “semi-popular.”  Team Meat, the creators of the acclaimed Super Meat Boy, are offering you the chance to design the box art for the retail PC version of the game.  Apparently, the retail game will release in Russia first.  If you win the contest, you will also receive a sweet Acer monito...

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