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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.

Wanda – A Beautiful Apocalypse now on PC

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Don’t wander the wastelands alone; Kodot Games have a pair of pleasant robots ready to keep you company, if you can find them. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, the post-apocalyptic Wanda is out now!

Wanda is a story-focused game but completely free of comprehensible dialogue. The entire story is told through the subtle interactions between the two robots and the environment itself in a “show, don’t tell” style.

Join this little adventure, solve mini-puzzles and witness the story unfold. Experience a whole new perspective of a post apocalyptic world through art-style reminiscent of a children’s book and delightful soundtracks.

Head on over to Steam or itch.io* now to join the little bots on their big adventure. You can also experience the lovely sounds of the apocalypse (no, really!) with the Wanda Original Sounds Track over on Soundcloud.

*Bonus: Wanda is 20% off over on itchio until June 19, 2016.  

World’s Fastest Pizza storms Steam

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World’s Fastest Pizza is a quick, comical and somewhat crude game by Oscar Brittain, which you may have caught at the 2015 Perth Games Festival (complete with pizza-box controller). Well at last this cheesy piece of gaming goodness has been delivered and is now available for human consumption via Steam and Itchio!

In World’s Fastest Pizza you must deliver pizza to the denizens of Australia using an armory of SUPERPOWERS and NOT-SO-SUPERPOWERS in your quest to rid the land of hunger and rebuild your space ship to return home.

This one is not for kids, but if you’re up for an order of irreverent humour and amusing Australianism head on over on Steam or Itchi.io.  Hurry up, you’ve got pizzas to deliver!