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Perth band release their second music video game, Bones Burial Service

A top-down game screenshot, a man holds a shovel and stands over a hole in the dirt with a rolled up carpet in it.

Perth punk band Furniture are at in again, having released a new ‘music video game’ to accompany their EP Sorry bout the Mess” Following on from their first light-hearted title Derek’s Gonna Make it Rain, Bones Burial Service takes a sinister turn and tasks you with some criminal level discarding.

“Furniture’s Bone Disposal Service, is darker in tone, pitting the player and a ute tray full of bodies against security guards, the Australian bush and a ticking clock, while the vocals howl over the song’s frenetic refrain: I’m breaking / my bodies got a lot of bones.”

Bones Burial Service is out now for free on Android. You can also check out Furniture’s official EP announcement here or head on over to BandCamp to catch their tunes.

Get ready for Rodrigo on Android & PC

Screenshot: A blocky scene with a squirrel jumping over a whirling, swinging saw towards a large collectable star. The squirrel is wearing a tall hat and work-tie. URL links to Rodrigo game on Google Play

Escape the rat squirrel race and seek adventure, as the pencil-pushing rodent Rodrigo in the latest game from Bart Borkowski. Filled with collectable coins, special stars, and whirling saws of death, this game may seem cute but it’s quite a challenge for an average squirrel.

A retro-style platformer where you play as Rodrigo, a late 20-something corporate-squirrel yearning to break away from his bleak life of pushing paper for a taste of action and adventure. Will he go all the way, or will he slip and fall to the fate of the cruel, cruel world? That depends on your skills, if you have any… So put them to the test!

Rodrigo is out now for free via Google Play or, so scurry on over if you too are ready to break out of your corporate cage and run free with the wilder-squirrels.

Chicken Farm 2K17 hatches on Steam

Logo text: Chicken Farm 2017. Background screenshot shows the inside of a wooden barn, with stacked shelves that have two chicken in it. One chicken is selected, showing stats such as egg value, egg rate, fat, fat rate and value. At the bottom of the screen a money counter is ticking up, and there is the top edge of a Market sign. URL links to game on steam.

Enjoy farming gold without laying down any cash in Chicken Farm 2017, by Jakal Studios. Out now on Steam (free), it features a range of curious clucking characters that you need to keep track of in order to keep your farm profitable and have a bit of fun.

“Chicken Farm is a management game with clicker aspects, where the goal is getting as much cash as you can. To grow your farm you’ll need to catch eggs from the chickens, work at the market to gain income, sell your fatter chickens for a tidy profit and cash in on the egg catching combo meter.”

Collect yourself some free-range fun by heading over to Chicken Farm 2017 on Steam, and if you have an eggsellent idea for the game the developer is currently taking suggestions on new chicken types over on twitter!


eZone announces two new Augmented Reality titles for iPhone

Header: Mammoth Mini Golf AR

Bridge the gap between games and the real world, with two new augmented reality titles from eZone! Watch as a prehistoric putting arena rises from the ground in Mammoth Mini Golf AR, or put your aiming skills to the test in Beer Pong AR; either way you can grab your friends for a quick game anywhere, anytime.

Mammoth Mini Golf AR

The magic of augmented reality with Apple’s ARKit brings a wacky caveman themed world of mini golf right into your home! Place the course anywhere you like, grab your friends and let the fun begin! Move around to get the best angle, set direction and power and putt for glory! But watch out for the crazy cast of characters trying to stop your ball from reaching it’s home: mammoths, dino-birds, cavemen and volcanos, just to name a few!

Tee off on iPhone by grabbing Mammoth Mini Golf on iTunes. To get an idea of the primordial perils that are par for the course, check out the preview video below or over on youtube.


Header: Text reads "Beer Pong AR" with two 3D pints of beer behind it.

Beer Pong AR

Beer Pong AR is big time fun for you and your friends! The magic of augmented reality means you can play Beer Pong anytime, anywhere! Place the beers anywhere you like, grab your friends and let the fun begin! Move around to get the best angle and simply swipe to launch the ball into the cups! Who will be the Beer Pong AR Champion?!?

The test of skill that is Beer Pong AR, is now available on iTunes for free. Don’t let your time get wasted, and check out the preview video below or over on youtube for a sneak peek of the gameplay.



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.