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
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.
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!
Thanks to everyone who has responded to our surveys thus far. It’s great to receive feedback on events and to see all these submissions for developer profiles and a game directory listings.
Just a reminder that we are currently running three surveys:
- Community (Scene): For everyone involved in games in Perth!
- Developer: Former and current game developers, submit a profile!
- Game: Provide us with information on games that you have worked on!
We hope that prolific local game developers will take some time to submit multiple responses to the developer and game surveys (assuming that they have worked at various companies and on various games, even if those companies are no longer around).
So how are the surveys going? Our estimates place the current response levels at:
All those responses and we still want more!
If you have yet to respond, please consider the following:
- If you previously experienced some technical issues (the dreaded “you have already completed this survey” bug), please give it another go. We’ve patched the server software and everything should be peachy now.
- Maybe you have worked on a game, but figure that someone else who worked on it will submit a profile (so you don’t have to). Well, they may be thinking the same thing! If we get multiple submissions for the same game, we will merge the results (resulting in an ever BETTER profile!)
- Maybe you feel that your game was: made a long time ago, not that great, unworthy of a listing… who cares anyway… sigh. Well, WE CARE! We want to know all about it and when you are a rich and famous game developer you’ll want to relive the old times!
By simply responding, you could join the ranks of these great local developers:
Moreover, you could see your work featured alongside these great games:
In summary: Every response we get helps us paint a more complete picture of game development here in Perth. Our past, present, and future becomes more clear with everyone bit of information you submit! So please, keep those responses coming!
Our pocket-gaming social event is on tomorrow night (Tuesday July 28) so be sure to make your way down to The Velvet Lounge at 7:30pm.
Let’s Make Games events are fun social get-togethers for local game developers and gamers. It’s great to catch up with the local scene and see what people they have been working on, and there’s always a friendly atmosphere for curious newcomers.
The original event announcement has all key information, but here are a few new highlights…
GameTraders (Carillon City and Carousel) will be bringing along two PSPs for a pre-release demonstration of Dissidia: Final Fantasy. One PSP will be connected to a projector for general viewing. Dissidia: Final Fantasy is scheduled for local release in September.
A number of local games companies will be demonstrating their latest iPhone games. This includes Surf Prodigy by DrewFX and RocketFuse by RocketHands. Also attending (and possibly demonstrating) will be game developers from Istpika, Spinfast, Staring Man, Subversive Games, Black Lab Games, Interzone Entertainment, Sandbox Software, and Kruger Heavy Industries.
Crewjo are looking for local mobile game developers and may make a brief announcement. Finally, GO3 will be announcing a special opportunity for local developers to showcase their work and to network with other companies at the upcoming GO3 Electronic & Entertainment Expo in October.
We hope to see you there!
We apologise if we missed mentioning any developers who plan to demonstrate and have RSVP’d. Feel free to bring along short promo videos (on a USB stick) for our video loop.
Update: Anthony will be bringing Bomberman for multi-player wireless DS gaming tonight!