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!
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.
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.
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.
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:
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!
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!
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.
OMG LMG BBQ was our first event of 2011. The turn-out was fantastic and a good time was had by all. It was particularly great to see so many people come from far and wide (throughout Perth and regional WA!) to attend.
However, I just realised that amongst all the hussle-and-bussle of our panel discussion for ScreenWest and events promotion for Think Tank 3 and (the fast-approaching) X|Media|Lab, we hadn’t yet featured this video on our front page!
So here it is in all its glory:
Every video Ben and Rich produce brings me closer to nostalgic and heartfelt tears. As an organisation and a local community, we are very fortunate to have dedicated film makers who offer their time and effort to record our precious memories. Thanks guys! You add richness and vibrancy to our record of community history!
Note: We also have video and photos from our last event with ScreenWest. Watch for those in the next few days. 🙂
Want to relive the good times of Let’s Make Party!? (Or maybe you just couldn’t make it, and you want to know what it was like.)
Thankfully our resident videographers, Richard and Ben, have put together a fantastic short that captures the good times that were had. Enjoy the contagious enthusiasm of the Perth game development community!
Still craving more nostalgia? Check-out photos from the event, and the playlist of locally developed content that was screened on the night.