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Symphony of the Machine Coming Soon

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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.

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.

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.

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.

OMG LMG BBQ VDO

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.

Those on you on the PIGMI mailing list – or on the forums, or following us on twitter, or part of our facebook group, or subscribed to our YouTube Channel, or regular visitors to our videos page – would have already seen the outstanding event video put together by our very own Ben Hammersley.

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. 🙂

Good times at Let’s Make Party! (video)

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.

Music:

I Feel Fantastic (Jonathan Coulton) / CC BY-NC 3.0

Why do you make games?

At our 2010 end-of-year party, we asked members of the local game development community “Why do you make games?

Here are the responses:

Thanks to Ben for capturing the interviews, and to all our interviewees:

We’re looking forward to interviewing more local game developers next year!

Note: Also check out the party photos.