Monthly Archive for February, 2016

Level One Free Coworking Space: March Dates

Level One Co-working Space Logo

Each week FTI run a free co-working day just for game developers known as Level One. Grab your laptop and head down to SK Games for some free Wifi, table space and excellent company. You can book for the whole day or just half, but either way it is a great opportunity to catch up with fellow developers and get in the game-making mindset.

Time: 9.30am-5.00pm
Where: SK Games, 167 Fitzgerald Street, Northbridge WA
Cost: Free, but an RSVP is required!
Tickets: via Eventbrite

Co-working Dates for March, 2016

[Full list for the year available here]

  • Thursday, 3 March 2016
  • Thursday, 10 March 2016
  • Thursday, 17 March 2016
  • Thursday, 24 March 2016
  • Thursday, 31 March 2016

Roid Rage Blasts onto iOS for Free

Roid Rage by Outback Pixels

Get ready to tap asteroids into oblivion with Outback Pixels‘ new release Roid Rage! Test the limits of your trigger finger’s dexterity as you shoot ‘roids out of the sky, while collecting resources to boost your skills and your ship.

ROID RAGE is a finger-breaking, asteroid destroying, speed tapper that allows you to buy and upgrade your skills, boosts and space crafts.

Originally designed for PC, Roid Rage has been reworked for iOS, and features hundreds of skill upgrades, five game play modes and a range of achievements.

To jet off into space and wreck some space rocks, simply tap your way over to the App Store and grab Roid Rage for free!

Whacky Ball beta Bounces onto Android

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What makes a mobile game a hit? Having something fun, easy to play and unique is a certainly good way to get the ball rolling. Local developer Whacky Brew is working on a game that does just that, and now they’re looking for iOS beta testers to take Whacky Ball for a spin.

Whacky Ball is a challenging game of balls for iPhone and iPad that uses your device’s camera to transport you onto the screen and into the game action. Use your hands or head to keep the balls up in the air before shooting for goal.

Check out the video below to get an idea of the wacky gameplay on offer. To join the beta, simply shoot an email to info@whackyball.com and they’ll get you in the game.

Level One Launch: Game Dev Coworking Space Now Open Full-time

Level One Coworking Space

The Level One free game dev coworking day is on again tomorrow, but did you know that they are now officially open for coworking full-time? If you’re interested in checking out the new setup, FTI and SK Games will be hosting a launch reception next month complete with tours and drinks. Here’s a peek at the details from their official press release:

After a successful twice-month pop up co-working event that launched in April 2015, FTI has partnered with local game studio and events company SK to turn LEVEL ONE into a permanent co-working space. LEVEL ONE is co-located in SK’s West Perth Studio at 167 Fitzgerald Street and is open Monday to Friday 9:30-5pm, with 24/7 access available.

Introductory pricing starts at just $10 a day for hot desks and $65 a week for permanent desks.

What: Level One Launch 
When: 5pm – 7pm*, Thursday 3 March, 2016
Where: 167 Fitzgerald Street, Northbridge (SK Games)
Tickets: Free! RSVP via Eventbrite

*Free tours will also be available during the day, from 10:00am until 4:00pm (no RSVP required for tours)

For more details, head on over to the Level One announcement page.

MOK Alpha has Landed on Android

MOK by 42 Bytes (Alpha Header)

Local developer 42 BYTES recently released the alpha of their upcoming mobile game MOK, and they are now in need of some extraterrestrial testers. MOK features a host of cute little aliens trying to get to a party on time, all the while avoiding every manner of space obstacle.

It’s designed entirely in pencil and it’s about a cute little alien called MOK who is picking up his alien friends to attend a party.

The player is responsible to navigate the alien ship through different worlds (spiky field of thorns, moving bubbles etc) and tries to land beside his friends who excitedly jump up and down and then join him in his little ship.

The MOK alpha is now available for Android devices, and 42 BYTES would love your feedback! If you want to jump in alongside MOK and lend him a hand, zoom over to the developer’s website – but be careful how you fly, the ship has no brakes after all!

Playup Perth: Global Game Jam Edition

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Making games can be a long process, but did you know it’s possible to make a game in just days? Last month game developers around the world took part in Global Game Jam, an intense event where you have just one weekend to make a themed game. This year more than 20 local games were made across two sites; Now thanks to FTI and SK Games, you can check them out at a special edition of Playup Perth!

What: Playup Perth Global Game Jam Special Edition
When: 7pm – late, Friday 26 February, 2016
Where: 167 Fitzgerald Street, Northbridge (SK Games)
Tickets: $7 (FTI members)/ $10 (regular) via Eventbrite

If you want to find out more about this special edition of Playup Perth, simply join the Facebook event or head on over to their website. Tickets are also available for this and future playtesting events right now via Eventbrite.

BONUS ROUND:

Curious about the creative chaos that was Global Game Jam 2016? Check out this special report by the folks over at Gamecloud who joined in on the fun.

Global Game Jam 16: Report by GameCloud

Final Days Alpha Available for PC

Final Days, +7 Software

You can never be too prepared for the inevitable zombie apocalypse; somewhere out there, someone will ‘accidentally’ cause it. So why not test out your undead-army survival skills while testing out a game-in-progress? +7 Software have just released the alpha for Final Days, a killer PC game in which you try to survive the last moments of humanity.

Final Days is a fast-paced and intense multiplayer shooter set in a post-apocalyptic world. Dirty warfare has left most of the population mutated and thirsty for blood. Band together with what remains of humanity and battle for your survival!

Final Days is an arcade style game designed to be quick, simple, and fun. It’s inspired by classic titles such as Smash TV, Gauntlet, Alien Breed, and Grand Theft Auto to name a few.

To jump into the fray before the game is released to the hordes, simply shamble on over to +7 Software’s website.

Game Foundry: Tabletop Testing Night

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Are you a game-maker with a tabletop title you would like to test? Or are you a player of games interested in trying out intriguing works-in-progress and getting a look behind the scenes of game development? well you’re in luck because the next playtest night for Game Foundry, a tabletop-focussed testing event, is coming up.

What: Game Foundry Tabletop Testing Night XXV
When: 7pm – 10pm, Thursday February 11, 2016
Where: Good Games Cannington, 21 Liege St, Cannington
Tickets: Free!

So if you want your game on the list, or you’re ready to try your skills at yet-to-be-released tabletop titles, head on over to the Testing Night XXV event page. You can also check out the Game Foundry Facebook group, to get regular invites to the play test events.

Super Salmon Migration Demo Dives onto Android

Super Salmon Migration - Bear Tooth Studios

Jumping into 2016, Bear-Tooth Studios have released the demo of their latest game Super Salmon Migration into the wild. This migratory mobile game was first shown at the Perth Games Festival alongside Arbalest 3035, but now you have the chance to take it home and test your survival skills. Not only do you get to play the game early, you’ll be helping the developer tackle any issues, and fine-tuna the game.

Welcome to the Super Salmon Migration Demo! You play as a fish and must brave the treacherous waters whilst dodging various obstacles. Aquire collectables and trade them in for sweet Fi$h Bucks and buy some costumes.

You can grab the demo right now via Google Play, and get leap right into the action.

 

Laserbreak 2 beams onto Android for Free

Laserbreak 2 - Puzzle game by Apex Creative

Lasers – the mainstay tool for defense and offense that no evil genius can live without. If there’s anything that spy shows have taught us, it’s that you need to know your way around a laser beam in order to foil the plots of nefarious villains*. Thankfully LaserBreak 2, the latest game by Apex Creative, is here to ensure your brain is ready for any and every type of laser-centric puzzle you may come across in the world.

The much anticipated sequel to the very popular Laserbreak – the highly addictive and original puzzler that has hooked millions of players worldwide.

Control your laser and use various physics objects to collect the coins and destroy the targets. You’ll have to use your brain power, forward thinking and creativity to solve the challenging, action packed puzzles.

So if you’re ready to up laser-evading skills, you can grab Laserbreak 2 now for free on Android (and coming soon to iOS)!

*Note: Alternatively, if you are a nefarious villain this game may in fact provide you with ideas on how to defeat your arch nemesis by means of lasers. Just make sure those do-gooders don’t play it first!