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Crazy Coaster Beta combines Adorable Animals and a Deadly Rollercoaster

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Super Cookie Games have returned with more super cute animals, but this time with a hint of death and destruction. The beta for their upcoming game Crazy Coasters is on Google Play, so if you have yet to join in the rollercoaster chaos (complete with entertaining game-over gifs) be sure to check it out.

Catch a ride on the Crazy Coaster, make sure you slow down for the tight turns otherwise it could end up messy…

There’s a sneak peak of the gameplay below, and if you’re keen to start testing out this adorably evil game, simply head on over to Super Cookie’s Google Play page.

 

Whacky Ball beta Bounces onto Android

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What makes a mobile game a hit? Having something fun, easy to play and unique is a certainly good way to get the ball rolling. Local developer Whacky Brew is working on a game that does just that, and now they’re looking for iOS beta testers to take Whacky Ball for a spin.

Whacky Ball is a challenging game of balls for iPhone and iPad that uses your device’s camera to transport you onto the screen and into the game action. Use your hands or head to keep the balls up in the air before shooting for goal.

Check out the video below to get an idea of the wacky gameplay on offer. To join the beta, simply shoot an email to info@whackyball.com and they’ll get you in the game.

MOK Alpha has Landed on Android

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Local developer 42 BYTES recently released the alpha of their upcoming mobile game MOK, and they are now in need of some extraterrestrial testers. MOK features a host of cute little aliens trying to get to a party on time, all the while avoiding every manner of space obstacle.

It’s designed entirely in pencil and it’s about a cute little alien called MOK who is picking up his alien friends to attend a party.

The player is responsible to navigate the alien ship through different worlds (spiky field of thorns, moving bubbles etc) and tries to land beside his friends who excitedly jump up and down and then join him in his little ship.

The MOK alpha is now available for Android devices, and 42 BYTES would love your feedback! If you want to jump in alongside MOK and lend him a hand, zoom over to the developer’s website – but be careful how you fly, the ship has no brakes after all!

Playup Perth: Global Game Jam Edition

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Making games can be a long process, but did you know it’s possible to make a game in just days? Last month game developers around the world took part in Global Game Jam, an intense event where you have just one weekend to make a themed game. This year more than 20 local games were made across two sites; Now thanks to FTI and SK Games, you can check them out at a special edition of Playup Perth!

What: Playup Perth Global Game Jam Special Edition
When: 7pm – late, Friday 26 February, 2016
Where: 167 Fitzgerald Street, Northbridge (SK Games)
Tickets: $7 (FTI members)/ $10 (regular) via Eventbrite

If you want to find out more about this special edition of Playup Perth, simply join the Facebook event or head on over to their website. Tickets are also available for this and future playtesting events right now via Eventbrite.

BONUS ROUND:

Curious about the creative chaos that was Global Game Jam 2016? Check out this special report by the folks over at Gamecloud who joined in on the fun.

Global Game Jam 16: Report by GameCloud

Game Foundry: Tabletop Testing Night

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Are you a game-maker with a tabletop title you would like to test? Or are you a player of games interested in trying out intriguing works-in-progress and getting a look behind the scenes of game development? well you’re in luck because the next playtest night for Game Foundry, a tabletop-focussed testing event, is coming up.

What: Game Foundry Tabletop Testing Night XXV
When: 7pm – 10pm, Thursday February 11, 2016
Where: Good Games Cannington, 21 Liege St, Cannington
Tickets: Free!

So if you want your game on the list, or you’re ready to try your skills at yet-to-be-released tabletop titles, head on over to the Testing Night XXV event page. You can also check out the Game Foundry Facebook group, to get regular invites to the play test events.

Playup Perth #9 featuring SOON, Northanger Abbey & Ballad of Crater

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The penultimate playtesting event that is Playup Perth is back again in 2016, and this next one is an all ages event! So get ready to go behind the scenes and check out some yet-to-be-released local games. Bonus News: The first four events for the year are already in the works, so if you’re super keen you can grab your tickets now for the January, March, May and July Playups!

What: Playup Perth #9
When:
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Where: Carpe Coffee (526 Murray Street)
Tickets: $7 (FTI members)/ $10 (regular) via Eventbrite

The Games:

This is an All Ages event, however players aged 12 and under will need to be accompanied by a guardian. Also note that light snacks and drinks will be available for purchase from the cafe. If you would like to find out more about the games on offer, head on over to the official Playup Perth page.

To register for Playup Perth #9, or any of the future events, simply visit their Eventbrite page.

SOON!, by Spiral Atlas Northanger Abbey: The Game!
Ballad Of Crater

 

Game Foundry: Play-test night for locally made Tabletop Games

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Play testing is good for game developers, and playing boardgames is fun for gamers, non-gamers and developers alike. So on that note, why not head to the weekly playtest night for locally made tabletop games that is Game Foundry?

What: Game Foundry Tabletop Testing Night
When: 7pm – 10pm, Thursday September 10, 2015
Where: Good Games Cannington, 21 Liege St, Cannington
Tickets: Free!

There will be a range of WA-made tabletop prototypes to test, plus some already published Australian titles to try out. Thursdays nights with Game Foundry are also open board gaming nights, so you can also join in regular games as well.

WA DESIGNED PROTOTYPES:

  • Bloc – Eeshwar’s political strategy game (2 players)
  • Tricky Pirates – Andrew’s tricktaking pirate game (2-4? players)
  • Country Trains – Andrew’s Tile placement train delivery game (2-4? players)
  • Rogue Blitz – RAEZ arcade shooter boardgame (1-4 players)
  • Brainzzz – RAEZ zombie olympics (2-6 players)

AUSTRALIAN PUBLISHED GAMES:

  • Rise To Power – Rule & Makes City building card game (2-6player)
  • El Luchador – Senyac Games – Mexical Wrestling card game (2-4 players)
  • COGZ – RAEZ Steam Punk, Mad Science puzzle game (2-6 players)

If you’re keen to test some local games, chat with developers and play a pile of boardgames, head on over to the Game Foundry facebook page.