Monthly Archive for July, 2010

GameJam in 2 weeks! Sign-up now!

The next Perth GameJam is just under two weeks away. That means we’re just two weeks and a few days away from playing some sweet, sweet GameJam games!

It also means that you need to sign-up soon in order to secure your place!

For more information visit the GameJam homepage.

Spinfast Snowboard released

We recently received this message from Spinfast General Manager, Robert Spencer:

Our latest release is Spinfast Snowboard, featuring ESPN X-Games announcer Sal Masekela and available now for iPhone & iPad. There is more information and screenshots on the Website if you would like to read more about what we’re doing and please visit iTunes if you would like to download it right away.

Spinfast Snowboard is the third iPhone (and now iPad) sports title from this local developer (following Spinfast Cricket and Spinfast Baseball), and we’re expecting to see more from them in future.

Congratulations Spinfast! 🙂

Three more games added to directory

We’ve just added three more games to our games directory:

Thanks to the game developers for submitting profiles… although we’re still after profiles from more developers! (And for more than a few games!)

As a reminder, you can submit developer and game profiles by completing the corresponding surveys that have been running since April.

Star Hammer Tactics on PS3 and PSP

Last month we reported that Star Hammer Tactics had been released on the Xbox Live Marketplace, and we lamented the lack of availability here in Australia.

We are happy to hear that Black Lab Games‘ futurist turn-based strategy game is now available in Australia for Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable via the Playstation Network.

Black Lab Games have released a new game trailer to coincide with the launch:

It’s quite an achievement for a solo developer to release near simultaneously on three platforms. So Paul Turbett, our collective metaphorical hat goes off to you! Good work!

Games directory

Thanks to everyone who submitted profiles for games developed in Perth. They’re now up and listed on our brand-spanking new Games page!

Everything has kinda just been dropped in there at the moment and everything has to be manually updated (although we do have some offline scripts to generate pages based on the survey results).

We considered putting in a database or wiki initially, but a database backend would require more setup and testing, and a wiki can easily turn into a inconsistent mess if it doesn’t have a critical mass of contributors!

We’ll work on improving both the game and developer directories as they grow.

Let us know if you find any errors or mistakes! Thanks!