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- For four not-quite-consecutive Mondays beginning in February, Butterscotch Shenanigans set itself to a rather odd task: Make a game, from start to finish, in a single ten-hour stretch. Four days, four games: Roid Rage, Freeway Mutant, Extreme Burger Defense and Flop Rocket, collectively known as the Butterscotch Minis.The idea was to hone their development skills while simultaneously connecting with their audience by livestreaming each "speedcrafting" session, and while it didn't work out quite as well as they'd hoped, the four games to come out of it are actually quite good.The speedcrafting sessions are now over - the Butterscotch fellas wrote a very interesting post-mortem discussing the various ways in which they succeeded and failed right here - but the games remain. And as quick, simple diversions, they're well worth checking out. So check them out!
- Anachronistic issues aside, hunting dinosaurs is something that passes through the minds of most children, —and speaking for myself, many adults. Sure, Jurassic Park spoiled the fun by showing us the realities of such a pursuit, but here's to hoping that most of our readers don't honestly see a porta-potty covered in bamboo as ample cover from a Tyrannosaurus Rex.The Stomping Land, from game developer Alex Fundora, may be the closest thing we get to hunting dinosaurs within our lifetime. Within The Stomping Land, players will have to hunt dinosaurs to survive in the game's vast wilderness. The multiplayer aspects combined with the survival mechanics position The Stomping Land akin to Day Z as far as gameplay goes. You know how anxious you get in Day Z, when a random player comes running your way, out of the woods? Imagine how you're going to feel when a random player comes storming out of the woods...on the back of a 15ft tall carnivorous dinosaur.Last summer, Fundora took The Stomping Land to Kickstarter where he managed to pull in over $100,000 to go towards the game's development. Nearly a year later, development is coming along nicely, with Fundora working on implementing one of the coolest features I've seen in a game: celestial navigation. There is no map in the game, and players will have to use the stars to navigate their way at night. During the day players will have to look out for footprints and listen for dinosaur roars to indicate the location of specific species.
- On April 16th, Valve announced that they have selected a new batch of 75 games for Steam distribution through the Steam Greenlight system. As always, the batch included games of all types: from puzzlers and platformers, to a game about shark attacks, and a game about a pixel in an old TV.This latest group features some stand-out games in terms of visual presentation (as well as gameplay). These are the games sure to catch your eye, even before you see them in motion.
- Every great game maker had to start somewhere - so why not school?The fourth annual Level Up Student Showcase was held in Toronto this past weekend, showcasing the work of nearly 100 student-run development teams. Everything you could imagine was on display, from well-established genres to completely unique offerings unlike anything we'd ever seen.There were plenty of great games to choose from, but there were five in particular that really screamed "the next big thing." Don't be surprised if you see these games - and their developers - making a big splash in the near future.
- Every few weeks Valve will release a new list of games which have been approved through Steam Greenlight, their system for allowing the public to vote on which games achieve publishing deals with Valve. While the votes themselves are not the exclusive deciding factor, they certainly help Valve target which games to allow onto their platform. The lists of approved games often reflect the most popular titles which have attained large amounts of industry attention due to an exciting innovation or by sheer luck. However, not every game on Steam Greenlight gets approved and put on one of Valve's lists.After spending some time digging through the most recent games posted to Greenlight, I'd like to show you five of the weirdest games I came across.
- Every now and then, the internet gets a funky little oddity that provides a surprising amount of amusement for what it is. Today, Twitter rolled out once such oddity. By visiting discover.twitter.com/first-tweet, you can see the very first tweet you posted to your account.In fact, you can see anyone's first tweet. (tee-hee)And so, like any good citizen of the internet, I felt it was my responsibility to comb through the first tweets of every game developer worth following on Twitter to find the ones that really stuck out. As you'd expect, 99% of them are people saying "I'm on Twitter now" or "let's see what this Twitter thing is about." In an effort to represent the 99% (Occupy Twitter, people!), here's what Jonathan Blow, the creator of Braid and the upcoming The Witness first tweeted: "Now that we have that out of the way, let's see what those who weren't ready to just greet their newfound Twitter friends had to say.
- Games today are cheaper and more plentiful than they've ever been. That's great news for players, but finding the time to actually complete something -- to find that sense of finality -- can be a challenge.Luckily, the independent game scene is often less interested in 20-hour campaigns and repetitive score-chasing. There are plenty of great games out there offering a complete experience in the time it takes to install most big-budget action titles.These are five such games.
- Harold Ramis was one of the greats. If you're in your thirties and love comedy, there's a very good chance that Ramis played a huge part in that. You probably know him as Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters, but he was so much more. Ramis wrote Animal House, Stripes and Meatballs. He directed Caddyshack, Groundhog Day and National Lampoon's Vacation. In short, he created everything you ever loved about comedy. And as of today, sadly, he's no longer with us.The only proper thing to do tonight is to cancel your plans, microwave some popcorn, and break out your favorite Ramis flick. For me it'll be Caddyshack. But hey - if you can't do this, we're not going to judge you. As much as you might want to go home and watch SCTV until your eyes hurt, we know you have other obligations.So maybe instead of enjoying a Harold Ramis classic, you can stick one of these games on your phone in your travels tonight to remind you of his work instead.