Kôna: Day One, the first act of Parabole’s interactive tale set in the 1970s Canadian north, is available now on GOG’s new Games in Development program. Players can discover what lies in store for Carl Faubert, private detective, as he begins to investigate an increasingly unusual case in an eerie, blizzard-stricken town.
Parabole is proud to have Kôna: Day One appear in GOG’s hand-picked selection of promising games still in development and believes feedback obtained from the GOG community will be extremely helpful in making the game as enjoyable as possible. Continue reading Kôna: Day One Now Available On GOG’s Games Dev Program
Last weekend over 36,000 game creators assembled in over 90 countries for the Global Game Jam, according to the official games page there were a total of 6,869 games created for the jam.
Finland also saw some heavy jamming, in country, because as many as 927 jammers at 22 locations created 222 games smashing the previous record of 162. Finland also took jamming to a whole new level by taking one of the jam sites out into the wilderness of Lapland.
The event known as “Survival Mode” took 25 brave game makers far from civilization with no idea what was in store for them. They had no running water, only limited electricity and their only chance of connecting to the Internet was through their own phones and even that was by no means guaranteed. Their journey took them from a watery southern Finland to the heavy snowbanks of winter.
Continue reading Global Game Jam 2016 Was A Huge Success, 6869 Games Were Created Worldwide
The world’s largest game development event on January 29th-31st brings game makers all the way to the wilderness of Lapland. In the middle of the freezing wilderness of Finnish Lapland, game developers meet their ultimate challenge: 20 established game developers, 1 cabin. No running water, no steady supply of electricity or Internet. 48 hours. With the remedies of sauna, Finnish “sisu” and “avanto” (a hole in the ice), the goal is to create a game – and to survive the weekend.
Finland is most likely the most enthusiastic game jam country. Creating a complete game during a mere weekend is a challenge enough for most – but some want more. Previously in Finland games have been jammed for instance in a bus, in an observatory, in an amusement park, and in a science center. Games have been created with professional movie equipment and to solve quantum physics problems. The upcoming jam, named the Survival Mode, elevates the challenge to extreme. Continue reading Can These Game Dev’s Survive The Extreme Weekend To Create Survival Mode, During The Finnish Game Jam?
The University of Utah’s third annual Games4Health Challenge officially kicked off on January 11, 2016. With a total of $60,000 in prizes, the Games4Health Challenge invites gaming and health teams from across the globe to address real-world challenges facing well-being, home health and clinical needs via game design. The iThrive Empathy Challenge is one of five sponsored challenges, and will provide US $8,000 in prizes for the development of concepts for digital games that seek to promote empathy in adolescents. Continue reading I thrive And The University Of Utah Announce The Empathy Games Competition
It isn’t uncommon for developers and publishers to reach out to the community to rally behind them in support of their newest project, however it isn’t every day that a developer reaches to help them decide which game you’d want them to develop next. However that is exactly what Press Play has done, they’ve been toying around with three very different concepts and have been doing some early concept experiments.
Below we’ve provided an overview for each game that you’re able to vote on, check them out and decide which game you’d be most interested in diving into. Of course Press Play would love your feedback and have you among the voters that’ll be helping to shape their future.
In order for them to stay on track, they’re needing your vote by September 1st. They’ll be announcing the winner on September 8th. After that, they’ll be in full gear and looking to work together to develop the winning concept into their most ambitious game yet.
Continue reading Press Play Studios Wants Your Help To Choose Their Most Ambitious Game Yet