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Battlestar Galactica Deadlock Gameplay Reveal

Logo Text: Battlestar Galactica Deadlock. Background image depicts a screenshot of space with asteroids and stars, with two spaceships in the foreground.

Blasting back onto the scifi circuit with massive fanfare, Perth-based studio Black Lab Games revealed their next title Battlestar Galactica Deadlock with an announcement trailer and gameplay reveal.

Battlestar Galactica Deadlock™ is a deep strategy game that also features a strong narrative with an extensive cast of characters, both new and from the existing lore. Fans will find all their favorite ships from Vipers, Raptors and Battlestars, to Cylon Raiders and Basestars, in addition to a brand-new range of ships designed exclusively for the game.

Check out the official Twitch stream here [starts @ 8:20] with publisher Slitherine for a first look at the excellent gameplay, and Black Lab Games answering questions in the comment. Or to keep up to date with the latest, check out the official website. BONUS: If you’re an avid scifi or Battlestar fan, be sure to sign up for the Beta here!

Watch live video from SlitherineGroup on www.twitch.tv

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.

DISTANT Gameplay Trailer Out Now

Text Logo reads "Distant", in all capitals on black background.  URL link goes to game facbook page.

Feast your eyes upon the latest from Slingshot & Satchel, as they have released a gameplay trailer of DISTANT, the new game they are developing in association with Snowman.

DISTANT takes you on a wondrous voyage through pastel dreamscapes, to prevent a calamity from consuming the world you once knew. Along the way, you’ll confront an inescapable past, and learn how much you’re willing to sacrifice in your search for solace.

Check out the video below (or you can watch it on youtube) to enjoy the vast world the devs have sought to bring us. To stay up to date with all the news on DISTANT, you can sign up to their mailing list on their website.

Symphony of the Machine Coming Soon

Header - Symphony of the Machine

Ascend the tower, awaken an ancient machine, and breathe life back in

Stirfire Studios have now announced the official release date for their latest game, Symphony of the Machine, which will be available April 11! Update: Game will now be available on April 25th!

Originally conceived at Global Game Jam Perth in 2016, this VR game puts you in control of an ancient machine, solving puzzles as you attempt to restore life to a barren world.

Symphony of the Machine will be available for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR. If you don’t have access to a VR device of your own the game will be available to play at this month’s Playup Perth on March 24.

You can find out more about the game by visiting their website, or following Stirfire Studios on Twitter and Facebook.

New Trailer for VR Game Valiant

Text: Valiant, by Offpeak Games

Locally-made VR multiplayer game Valiant by Offpeak Games is set for release soon, and we are pleased to be able to share the game’s early access trailer with you!

Valiant is a fast paced, mounted medieval combat game for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. It was certainly a crowd pleaser at the Perth Games Festival in 2014 & 2015, and the developers have been working hard to deliver the best multiplayer medieval mayhem experience possible.

https://youtu.be/QbAuXrLLux8&w=500&h=281

Stay in your saddles and keep your lances at the ready – we shall let you know as soon as it hits early access release on Steam this April.

Community Events for October

Cortex Command Released

Local developer Chris Kruger of Kruger Heavy Industries has been working with Data Realms on Cortex Command, since 2008. It’s finally hit release, and is available on Steam, or for direct purchase from Data Realms. Chris worked initially on the Macintosh versions, general bug fixing and coding, helped out on the Linux version and more recently orchestrated its release on Steam.

Available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Direct Purchase: http://www.datarealms.com/games.htm

Steam Purchase: http://store.steampowered.com/app/209670/

 
Freedom Fall Trailer Released
Freedom Fall

Local development team Stirfire Studios and Lisa Rye have been working on a game called Freedom Fall set for release on Windows, Mac, Android and iOS sometime in the near future.

Both the game and trailer looks fantastic. We can’t wait until it’s released.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5j3bGeAMmI]

Website: http://www.freedomfall.com/

 
LMG End of Year Party Shout-outs and Celebrations
Thanks to all of the people that have backed the Pozible campaign for the Let’s Make Games End of Year Party. We have reached our pledged goal, with still a week to go.

A special thank you to the following awesome people:

  • Saxon Druce
  • Simon Boxer
  • John Chillemi
  • Garry Carrol
  • Melynda Sheldon
  • Kat Black
  • Tim Oliver
  • Richard Kong
  • Vicky Sweet
  • Samuel Thomas
  • Gnomic Studios
  • Jetha Chan

Just a reminder again to RSVP to the Facebook event, and that the date is on the 18th of November, at 3pm. Don’t miss it!

Video: BBQ 2012!

A video recap of our recent BBQ held at Matilda Bay. This video was compiled from a series of still images taken at one second intervals using a GoPro camera. The camera was mounted on both head and chest for an intense first person experience!

 

Videos: Perth Global Game Jam 2012

It’s finally time to relive the action of the 2012 Perth Global Game Jam!

Timelapse

The entire 48-hour event condensed into a juicy 3 minute clip.

Presentations

Our Perth GGJ gave birth to 13 games, here are the proud parents showing off their respective pride and joys.

To jump to a specific presentation head over to Youtube for the full index in the video description. You can also play all the games made at the Perth GGJ, here.

To all those who participated, our generous sponsors: ECU School of Communications and ArtsImmersive TechnologiesThe Sound LibrarianMicrosoft Imagine CupScirra, Marco’s Pizza and everyone who contributed to our Pozible drive, this event could not have happened without your contribution so thank you very much!

Show Us Your Bits video is up!

Ever wondered what a 4 hour event condensed into a 1 minute and 43 second video clip looks like? Check out our awesome timelapse video of our last showcase event, Show Us Your Bits.

A big thank you goes out to Rich for putting it together. He’s perfectly captured all the good times that were had by all!

Videos and photos from our presentation, panel discussion, and networking event with ScreenWest

Our longest ever post title (unverified) is probably also our most descriptive!

Following are all videos (five in a playlist) of the presentation and panel discussion (held at the Alexander Library) we ran with ScreenWest:

The first video is a brief presentation we gave on games. The basic premise was something along the lines of:

Interactive Media + Mechanics = Gameplay

Obviously the talk was a little more involved. The purpose was to encourage people who work in any form of media to consider game mechanics as ways to enhance audience investment and engagement, and to get local game developers to consider various media aspects (story, themes) that complement mechanics and enhance gameplay.

Chiefly, we wanted to ensure that attendees all had a shared basic knowledge of games so that they could all maximally benefit from the panel discussion and networking event. (Based on turnout and subsequent feedback, it went quick well!)

Here are some photos from the following networking event (held across the road at the Brass Monkey):

Special thanks to Richard and Ben for producing these videos and photos.