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BrambleLash Demo Out Now

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There was once a time where two-player games involved heading out into the garden and running around with your best friend for a few hours. Times may be a’ changing, but you can still tap into the age old joys of sprinting through the grass, and working together to slice up slimey enemies. Wait, what? Introducing BrambleLash by local studio ByteSprite, a two-player game where your only defence is to stick together.

The twin-stick shooter with only one stick, no shooting, all co-ordination! BrambleLash is a multi-player party game about communication, co-operation and fightin’ grime. Leash up with your planty partner and run sludgy enemies through with your thorny tether, while simultaneously working together to avoid their noxious attacks. Play with your friends, play with your enemies, play with your frenemies!

The first demo for the game has just been released, so if you’re keen to tether up and be a thorn in the side of some sludgy foes, simply head on over to the BrambleLash indieDB page. The game will also feature at Playup Perth: After Dark #4 this week. Grab your self a ticket and you will be able to play the game and chat directly with the development team! Fun times for all!

Genghiscon indie video games panel

What are you doing this Saturday (15 January 2011)? If you answered “Attending the Genghiscon indie video games panel… obviously!” then you already have a fantastic weekend in store for you. Otherwise, keep reading and update you plans!

What is Genghiscon? Here’s a description from their website:

GenghisCon is a student-priced convention, filled with games, activities, panels, discussions, and workshops covering science fiction, fantasy, roleplaying, board games, and more.

Given the high degree of overlap between indie video game developers and other types of geeks (I refer you to the Venn Diagram of Geekdoms), there will be a lot for game developers to love at Genghiscon. Plus, it’s only $25 for a weekend of education, fun, debate, and solidarity!

Onto the indie video games panel in particular…

Here are the details:

  • Time/Date: 16:00 – 17:00, Saturday 15 January
  • Location: Junior Common Room, St. George’s College, Mounts Bay Road, Crawley

And the list of panellists:

Look at that line-up! There’s sure to be some thoughtful conversation, and you could be a part of it.

Ask Avril about developing a community-driven web-based role-playing game. Ask Chris about how to be hardcore indie. Ask Brad about his fish-smelling game. Ask Scott about running the world’s largest website dedicated to independent game development!

Thanks to Genghiscon for inviting us to help with the indie games panel. 🙂