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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.

Usurper of Modern Medicine: Audio Augmented Reality Exhibition and Launch

On the right is large body of text, and the left an illustration. Image URL links to related event facebook page. The text on the right reads "Ursurper of Modern Medicine. Everything is Nothing Augmented Reality App. Art Exhibition & Launch Party. Try the App & see original artwork + sculpture design for the project by artist Liam Dee. With Live Music from Feels, Lana, Doublethink Prism, Tactile AF. Friday, August 11th, Doors 8pm, $10. Corner Gallery, 263 Hey Atreet, Subiaco. On the left, the illustration is of a human skull tilted down and to the right. It has short horns at the side of the head, curling downwards. Behind the skull, lines shoot outwards in all directions, and beneath that sits a larger open mouth of a skull.

Listen to the latest in post-rock while watching an augmented reality experience play out on top of the vinyl itself, at the Usurper of Modern Medicine’s AR App Exhibition + Launch Party Friday August 11, 2017. Check out the tunes, try out the AR experience, and if you enjoy it you can buy your very own copy of the vinyls for a take-home audio and AR experience.

‘Everything is Nothing’ is an interactive experience rendering Liam Dee’s artwork in realtime dynamic 3D. Purchase the vinyl record, download the application your iOS or Android device and point your camera at your turntable to begin the rhythmic touch and sensor based game that plays out in your own listening space.

What: Usurper of Modern Medicine’s AR App Exhibition + Launch Party
When: Friday, August 11 2017. 8PM till late
Where: Little Wing Corner Gallery, 263 Hay Street, Subiaco
Cost: Free, and you can RSVP via Facebook

If this sounds like your kind of jam, you can download the AR app now on iOS and Android for free before you head off to the launch party. You can also check out the preview video below for a glimpse into the reality you are about to enter.

Unearth Beneath the Basement on Mobile

Image Text Reads: “Beneath the Basement”. The URL links to the game’s Facebook page. Image is a game screenshot where a small, rounded human-like character stands in a black silhouetted graveyard. The character has large black eyes with white pupils, the left eye larger than the right. Gravestones and crosses sit on the grass against a misty white sky, to the left are tree branches and to the right the edge of a gazebo. In the centre of the image are two icons, stating “Available on the iPhone App Store” and “Android App on Google Play”.

Search the darkest depths from the safety of your mobile phone in Beneath the Basement, a new game for Android and iOS by local developer Mitch Perry. Combining cute and creepy, this eery adventure is an entertaining challenge for all.

Fight and Explore your way out of this exciting new 2D shadowy platformer Beneath the Basement! Avoid traps and collect as many lives as you can across 20 levels while slaying demonic creatures that lurk below. Will you manage to escape?

If you believe you have what it takes, begin your descent by uncovering the game on iTunes or GooglePlay. Be sure to check out the video trailer below to prepare yourself for the upcoming adventure into despair.

 

Derek’s Gonna Make It Rain: The Interactive Music Video Game

A blocky, pixel art image of an rocky island with a thin layer of grass. Water laps at the edges and a white lighthouse sits in the centre. Either side of the island are the heads of two large Leprechaun figures, clouds float from them towards the island.

Local guitarist and now developer Aaran Gicquel has released his first game Derek’s Gonna Make It Rain, to accompany the latest song by his band Furniture. Referencing the chorus for their new tune ‘Pete’s Song’ it pays homage to the iconic Australian television series of their youth, ‘Round the Twist’.

The player controls Derek as he dodges debris from storm clouds, bumping into his cloud-destroying, coin-creating Leprechaun friend. It’s the type of thing you’d play between periods in your high school computer lab – simple, colourful and stupidly fun.
Developed by Furniture guitarist Aaran Gicquel’s after attending Global Game Jam this past January run by the Perth chapter of Let’s Make Games, Derek’s Gonna Make It Rain is a testament to the burgeoning pockets of creativity – both in music and tech – proliferating in Western Australia.

Click here to play the game now in your browser, and you can listen to the song via Soundcloud, or Bandcamp. The official launch of the song and game will be taking place July 21, for full details visit the facebook event page.

Enjoy new Augmented Reality game, Fidget Spinner: Journey of the Secrets

Text reads" Fidget Spinner: Journey of Secrets." To the right of the image are three metallic fidget spinner toys. In the foreground is a spinner made of brass, behind it sits one stylized in Aztec Mayan patterns, another brightly coloured with rocket segments, and the last featuring a clock face and golden edges.

Delve into the secrets of the fidget spinner craze, with eZones’ new augmented reality game for iOS and Android that asks “…Could spinners actually be ancient?” Using your phone’s camera Fidget Spinner: Journey of the Secrets combines the real world with fantastically designed 3D spinners, plus there’s a virtual reality mode for those with Google cardboard. All for free!

This is simply the best fidget spinner simulator available. These spinners are just like the real thing with eye-popping 3D visuals and lighting, real sounds sampled from actual fidget spinners, and accurate real-time physics. Touch and turn, swipe them, or rapid tap the center to reach maximum spin speed.

A screenshot from the game Fidget Spinner: Journey of Secrets. The screenshot shows a photograph of a man's open hand with the palm facing the viewer. In this hand sits a 3D fidget spinner, the model overlayed using Augmented Reality. Around the edges of the screen are the user interface for the game.‘Journey of Secrets’ is not just a simulator, it’s also an idle/clicker game. Each spinner within the game has a target number of spins: reach it to unlock the next. As you unlock each spinner more clues will be revealed to help you discover the true purpose of these intriguing devices. Do you have what it takes to discover all their secrets?

 

You can grab the game for free now on Google Play and iTunes. Check out the official trailer below to get a glimpse of the shiny, spinning goodness of Fidget Spinner: Journey of the Secrets.

Sloth Climb ascends on Mobile

URL links to webpage for Sloth Climb game. Image features a jungle scene, with dirt floor edged by trees and foliage. On the left, a jungle cat sits on its hing legs leaning back. In front of it sits a large plate of fruits. Behind the fruit sits a sloth, facing forward, it's arms stretched towards the food.  On the top right, a toucan sits on a branch with wings outstretched.

Escape the urban jungle with a simple tap of the button in Sloth Climb, the latest from local studio Zloph. Featuring an adorable Sloth in need of assistance, it’s a surprisingly quick game considering the speed of its endangered protagonist.

A little sloth was doing his business on the ground one day but all of a sudden, a growl from an approaching carnivore was heard. Now with your power of the ‘TAP’ you will help the young sloth climb. The little sloth must continually climb while avoiding the mindless birds that get in its way and might as well collect a few stars and fruit that the sloth passes by, can never have too many stars and fruit in one’s journey.  Climb to new heights to avoid the pursuit of the very hungry beast and reclaim the iron throne of the biggest scores among all the sloths.

Sloth Climb is available with a free Android version, free iOS version, and Pro (paid, add-free) versions on Android, and Windows phone. See below for a look at the gameplay, or you can check out the main website for more info.

Animation of Sloth Climb gameplay. A jungle scene, with a sloth hanging on a tree trunk at the left. An arrow rotates above it showing which direction it will jump. Tapping the screen makes the sloth jumps to the right tree, and the arrow appears again. As the sloth jumps back and forth climbing higher up the trees, it collects stars and points. A miss-timed jump has the sloth go too high and miss the tree, it falls and the animation restarts.

Symphony of the Machine sets out on Steam and Playstation VR

Logo: "Symphony of the Machine", stylized to represent a laser beam being bounced onto a symbol. The background of the image is screenshot from the game: in it the sky is dark and cloudy, while rain falls outside of futuristic metal window. Symbols sit on the left and right side of the window radiating light, and blue smoke rises on the right outside the window.

Following months of testing and teasers, Stirfire Studios’ new virtual reality game Symphony of the Machine is out now on Playstation VR, and Steam (HTC Vive compatible, with Oculus coming soon). So get your mind in puzzle mode and prepare to while away the hours altering the weather.

Symphony of the Machine is a short puzzle game that really taps into the concepts of virtually reality. The game is kept simple, whilst the puzzles are tactical and challenging. If you are looking for a great VR puzzle game that should only take a few hours to complete, give this gem a spin.

via Playstation Universe

Feast your eyes upon their mixed reality trailer below, and check out their website for more details on the game. To leap into the landscape straight away, head on over to the PlayStation store or Steam.

Disclaimer: In the interest of transparency, please note that the author of this article is associated with this games project.

Cat Climb Time comes to Mobile

A cat sits in on a grassy ledge, looking at another higher ledge in the distance. Text reads "Climb Time Header".

Catch the latest in feline fun, with Cat Climb Time out now on mobile for free. Featuring lots of local kittens to collect, this first game from Equality Empires has a touch of Perth flare.

Introducing The Cat Cafe Purrth’s twelve rescue cats!! These happy and energetic cats are ready to climb! Challenge yourself in this addictive new game where you the ‘hooman’ must move the world to help your feline friends climb.

If you’re ready to get jumping, head on over to iOS or Android and enlist all the climbing pixel cats you can. For all the latest Cat Climb Time news, check out their Facebook page.

Paradigm Releases to Positive Reviews

Text: "Paradigm" and Russian/Cyrillic script translation "Парадигма". Image Description: Behind the text are the faces of mutant main character 'Paradigm' (facing forward) and antagonist toupee-wearing sloth 'Olof' (Looking to the right)

Sliding onto Steam earlier this month, the locally-made Paradigm is pulling in rave reviews thanks to its unique humour and phat beatsies. Created by Jacob Janerka after a successful Kickstarter, the high praise heaped upon it so far includes a 9/10 from Destructoid, 9/10 from Press Start, and an 8/10 from IGN.

Paradigm is as traditional a point-and-click as I’ve played in a while, with a design, structure, and sense of humour that wouldn’t feel out of place in the genre’s heyday of the early ‘90s. Channelling the anything-goes spirit of LucasArts and Sierra’s comedy classics like Sam n’ Max Hit the Road and Space Quest with a touch of the truly surreal, it presents a fun story that I won’t soon forget. Because hey, a talking sloth named Olaf wearing a Trump-like toupee that vomits candy bars is inherently unforgettable.
 – Kosta Andreadis (IGN)

So if hanging out with handsome mutants like Paradigm sounds like your kind of thing, simply head on over to Steam and let the point-and-click adventure begin.