Monthly Archive for September, 2017

Asteroids3D navigates its way onto iTunes

A screenshot from the game Asteroid3D. A spaceship is flying straight ahead, an asteroid sits directly in its path while other float in the distance. Further ahead, a much larger spacecraft hovers, with huge rings of energy emanating from it. Image URL links to main Asteroids3D game website.

Experience a gaming classic reimagined as you fight to survive an onslaught of destructive space rocks in Asteroids3D. The first game by Bunbury-based indie developer Shaun Procter, this endless arcade shooter draws inspiration from the asteroid fields of The Empire Strikes Back and breathes new life into the iconic Asteroids game of days gone by.

  • Test your skills and the odds against ever increasing and endless asteroid fields and enemy ships
  • Three levels of difficulty with a dedicated leaderboard for each
  • Use guided missile to take on the enemy
  • Score pickups for shield recharges, max shield/ammo increases
  • No two games are the same through heavy use of randomization

Click here to explore this game space on the iTunes store, and check out the video below for a glimpse into the future of asteroid destruction.

Battlestar Galactica Deadlock jumps to Steam, with console releases set to follow

Image text: Battlestar Galactica Deadlock, OUT NOW! Image description: A woman dressed in military uniform stands holding her arms behind her back, looking out a futuristic metal viewing port into space. URL links to related Steam game page.

In case you missed the interstellar transmission, the first Cylon War has begun and it is up to you to defend humanity’s twelve colonies in Battlestar Galactica Deadlock. This latest addition to the epic Battlestar franchise is the work of Perth-based space aficionados Black Lab Games, creators of Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy. Building upon Star Hammers’ simultaneous turn-based system, Deadlock has already managed to (faster than light) jump on Kotaku’s list of The Best Australian Games Of 2017 (So Far).

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Deadlock™ takes you into the heart of the First Cylon War, to fight epic 3D battles that will test your tactical prowess.

Take control of the Colonial Fleet from the bridge of the mobile shipyard, Daidalos, and free the Twelve Colonies from the Cylon threat. Build your fleets, protect the Quorum alliance and prepare to dig deeper into the conspiracies of this heroic conflict.

If you think you’re ready to join the fleet, enter the fray now on Steam. For those on the planets of Xbox One or Playstation 4, you will have to endure the Cylon onslaught just a little bit longer, but rest assured Battlestar will be heading your way soon!

The cost of wearing the uniform can be high… so be sure to check out the gameplay video below to see what you’re up against.

Stirfire Studios IPO: Get shares in a Perth-based games business before Sept 15th

Text: Stirfire Studios. Logo of a Cauldron tilted to the right. A ladle sits within it, and flames leaping out of the open top. URL links to Stirfire Studios website.

Invest in the local games scene for just $0.20 a share, by backing Stirfire Studios in their Initial Public Offering. Set to close Sept 15th, this IPO is the first time an Australian-owned games business has gone public, so if you’re interested in investing now is your chance!

The Company’s proposed listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) will provide Stirfire with a more visible and prominent profile to better construct new products, promote, market and commercialise the Company’s products and services. It will also provide an orderly and transparent platform for Shareholders and interested investors to trade the Company’s Shares.

The funds raised from this Offer will be used primarily for pre and post-production game development, marketing, software and hardware, the costs of the Offer and general working capital. The Prospectus contains detailed Information about the Company’s operations, business plan and financial position.

Founded in 2010, Stirefire are behind such games as virtual reality puzzler Symphony of the Machine, and the diabolical downward-scrolling platformer Freedom Fall. In addition to creating interactive experiences to entertain the masses, the studio has also connected with other organisations to develop games with serious applications, such as the Driving Distraction Simulator with the Road Safety Commission and Safety Beach with Surf Life Saving WA.

Sound like a business you can get behind?  View the Stirfire Studios Prospectus for more information on the IPOs, or visit their website for more details on the studio itself.