Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Adam Sessler + PAX

Over the past several months, one can't help but to notice the gradual increase in attention G4TV has been paying to the Indie Gaming world... and as corny as it may sound, this attention warms my little obsidian heart. Very recently, both on the web and in their cable TV shows, the folks at G4 have been dedicating noticeable attention to the Penny Arcade Expo, and as seen in the Sessler's Soapbox clip below, the G4 guys seem more than happy to do so. As this kind of attention grows, let's just hope that functions like PAX stay as described below and doesn't follow the negatively-implied overblown path seen in other media events such as Comic Con or the Festival de Cannes.



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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Retro Remakes Competition

Retro Remakes 2008 competition was launched just yesterday, and with nearly $10,000 US in prizes to be won the cream of the crop has to be that swanky gaming laptop worth $2,000 alone for the first place winner. (pictured above)

The competition runs from September 1st to December 6th 2008, with the results to be announced in January 2009. Contest rules and categories can be found at the official competition web site.

Click here to Read More...

[Source: IndieGames.com - The Weblog ]
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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Music Catch & Company

This weekend we've added a handful of new games to our little online Flash arcade, including Music Catch, recently featured on G4TV.

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Monday, July 28, 2008

Alien Hill

We're proud to present our first online game created in conjunction with iAmEzell.com: Alien Hill


Alien Hill is a top-down shooter set on a deserted planet waiting to be colonized by humans. You play the role of a mercenary named Jack, who is assigned to the planet to hold a key position for planetary terra-forming. Against hordes of bestial aliens, all Jack has to keep him alive are his dexterity, a very itchy trigger finger and the wares of a mysterious merchant known only as Trader Jill. Check out Alien Hill now in our online arcade.


Friday, July 25, 2008

Bowja is Here

If the two words 'cute' and 'ninja' were ever allowed in the same sentence while still remaining cool, then that sentence is likely referring to Bowja the Ninja by Pencilkids.

Not long ago, Bowja found his way into our notice, and from that moment, we knew we simply had to have the little dude in the Ninja Games section of our online arcade. Both Bowja the Ninja and Bowja the Ninja 2 are fun and one of a kind point-and-click puzzle adventures that are definitely worth checking out... so, please do so. :)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Anti-Video Game Bill

Speaking as someone who has resided in New York City over the past couple of months, it completely amazes me how much tax money seems to be wasted here. The latest apparent example of this is bill # S6401A/A11717 which has passed both the House and Assembly and is now in hands of NY Governor Paterson. Dubbed by some as the 'Anti-Video Game Bill', if passed to law, S6401A/A11717 would waste NY tax dollars on redundantly investigating video games, in spite of established information provided by developers and the ESRB... and given the various quality of life issues evident in "the Greatest City on Earth" there are honestly much higher priorities for NY resources and tax dollars than this frivolous effort.

If you are, or know any one who is, a voter in New York state, please follow and share the link below:

http://www.videogamevoters.org/thefeed/?storyId=21330


Monday, July 7, 2008

Trippy Ballz 2 Live on Download.com

If you haven't checked out the sequel to Trippy Ballz yet, please click the button below and support us by giving us hits on the CNet network.

Get it from CNET Download.com!

Trippy Ballz 2 is a wacky and fun little retro-style game, very reminiscent of much more classic arcade games such as Breakout or Arkanoid ...except with ninjas and flying dolphins.

...but best of all, Trippy Ballz 2 is FREE! =)

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Trippy Ballz Online

Whenever most people think of playing games in their web browser, more often than not, they tend to think of Flash games. However, speaking as a game designer, I simply can't overlook the power of Java. That being said, I've recently created a browser-based version of Trippy Ballz as a little Java experiment. At some point this year, we're really hoping to release a number of cell phone games, including a mobile version of Trippy Ballz... but until then, feel free to point your web browser at Trippy Ballz Lite. It's a little twitchy and stripped down compared to Trippy Ballz 2, but it still retains quite a bit of the same kind of fun.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Friday, June 20, 2008

Trippy Ballz 2

Check out the brand new and even more wacky sequel to Trippy Ballz; now featured on our downloadable games page. It's fun, free and now features ninjas!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Zombie Killin' Goodness

Today, to keep our little Flash arcade growing, we've added the following games for all you zombie fans out there.
...Braaaaaaains! ;)

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Sunday, June 15, 2008

New Flash Games

In hopes of better catering to everyone who prefers their addictive little guilty pleasures to be browser-based, today we've kicked up our (so-called) selection of Flash games a little by adding a number of titles from Crazy Monkey Games, including:



Busy Burger

Crazy Flasher 4

Fuzzy Mcfluffenstein

Super Ninja Strike

Spell Duelist

Ultimate Defense


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Friday, March 7, 2008

Stork You, Buddy!

Hehe... I couldn't resist typing that title. :)

Well, it seems that NinjaGirl's games selection keeps insisting on growing. Today, we've included Storked: a cute platform puzzle game by Graduate Games.


Monday, March 3, 2008

Some RPG Goodness

For RPG fans out there, we've just added Aveyond and Aveyond 2 to our featured games page.



For those of you who don't know, Aveyond is a critically acclaimed and award winning indie RPG series by Amaranth Games. If you're a PC gamer who likes old-school roleplaying games with an anime-inspired aesthetic (like the early incarnations of Final Fantasy, for example), then you should definitely check out Aveyond and Aveyond 2.


Saturday, March 1, 2008

Read Our Lips...

Yesterday, one of us received the following message in an email from the Video Game Voters Network. It isn't hard to argue that this is a solid win for gamers everywhere.


The proposed New Mexico video game tax was defeated and is no longer a threat! This is an important victory for our community and the Video Game Voters Network.

Last week, VGVN members in New Mexico sent letters to their state legislators to denounce the proposed bill that subjected video game purchases to an additional tax. Thanks in part to the swift action of New Mexico members, the New Mexico House Business and Industry Committee rejected the bill on a 9-0 vote. Many New Mexico legislators had never heard a constituent defend video games. By taking this step, members across the country can actively participate in defending future legislation.

The Sierra Club of New Mexico supported a video games tax to fund a government campaign to promote outdoor education for children. Adam Thierer, senior fellow at the Progress & Freedom Foundation, disagrees with such a tax. In an editorial on CNET.com, he wrote "legislators shouldn't be using the tax code to play the role of nanny for our kids. It is the responsibility and right of parents to determine how their kids are raised."

Proposed laws, like the one in New Mexico, put the fight for video games in perspective. We must continually remind our elected officials that as voters, gamers, developers, and parents, we will not support video games being singled out and treated differently than movies, books and television. When we do stand up and fight, we win.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Online Poignancy

Every once and a while I hear some fascinating story about how a video game, of all things, changes either someone's life or how they view it. Earlier today I came across the following link, and whether it's story is true or not, I only hope that one day, one of my games touches someone's life nearly as much.

http://animalcrossingtragedy.ytmnd.com/
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