Monday, July 27, 2009

The 2009 International Machinima Expo

"The Second Annual Machinima Expo is now accepting submissions for it’s juried competition. The jury, which is still being assembled, will select 5 Machinima films which will be screened and honored at the Expo in November which will take place in the virtual world of Second Life. There will also be a Grand Prize winner for the festival. We are currently negotiating for prizes and hope to make an announcement soon.

Please note that the submission period will be from July 26th to Sept 30th. We will no longer accept submissions after Sept 30th, 2009."
The 2009 International Machinima Expo: Call For Entries

Project D: Episode 1


Because I'm Billy Mitchell!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Frozen Synapse

"You've patched in to the enemy's security system: get ready to make your plan.

Frozen Synapse is the ultimate strategy game: you have full control over your strike team, directing their every movement.

At the same time, your opponent is plotting to defeat you. Plan your moves, then hit the "Execute" button: both you and your enemy's turns are executed simultaneously.

Bite-size, hardcore strategy: a touch of X-Com and Laser Squad, with a striking sci-fi aesthetic."
Frozen Synapse - Moddb
UK indie Mode7 teases abstract tactical strategy game Frozen Synapse

I want these Lemmings!

PlanetJune - Lemmings!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Korsakovia (Half-Life 2 mod)

"The launch date for Korsakovia is going back to August 2009. We start work on the final three levels next week, debugging for the first three is underway, the script is nearly complete and we're on the verge of taking on a coder and voice actors."
Korsakovia - Moddb

Random Quest (Half-Life 2 mod)

Random Quest - Moddb

Friday, July 17, 2009

Dear Esther (Half-Life 2 mod)

Robert Briscoe is currently redeveloping Dear Esther - bringing up the standard of the environment, shifting some of the coding to get subtitling working and (most importantly) re-jigging the path through the environment and the player experience to deal with the common problems brought up by players after the release of v1.1.

I'm massively excited about this- check Robert's portfolio for his work, which is pretty outstanding. Alongside a great modding CV, he worked as a level designer on Mirror's Edge amongst other professional developments, so the result should be a visual and gameplay environment which meets the quality of the soundtrack and voiceover, and will take the whole experience to a new level. Check out the dev blog here:
Dear Esther - Moddb
Gamasutra: Moved By Mod -- Dear Esther's Dan Pinchbeck
Rock, Paper, Shotgun: Touched By The Hand Of Mod: Dear Esther

Raindrop (Half-Life 2 mod)

"Will be released in the beginning of 2010. We promise."
Raindrop - Moddb

Coda (Unreal Tournament 3 mod)

Coda - Moddb

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition

Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition Comes With Prestige Price

Radiator (Half-Life 2 mod)

THEMES: The short story, play, and poem. First loves. California. Psychological repression. New Orleans. The racket that is couples counseling. Being young, being old. Gay marriage. Homeostasis. Government bureaucracy. Acoustic guitar, contemporary piano, and death metal.
Radiator - Moddb

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Nintendo Wii softmodding and emulation

USB GX LoaderUSB Loader GX

Super Mario Galaxy 720p on DolphinDolphin-emu

Working Sega Saturn emulator!

SSF: A Nearly-Perfect Sega Saturn Emulator

Update on the Swedish game industry

Contrary to my sources, or due to dated information, DICE is actually hiring people. Although, like us, they're mostly hiring very senior positions.

Regarding Grin, it seems that they won't be making any press releases about the closing of their studios anytime soon, but several ex-employees have formed a new company in Gothenburg, called Outbreak Studios.

If I'm ever posting incorrect information, or you have some updates, feel free to post a comment and I'll make sure to update.

Outbreak Studios
Temperature on the Swedish game industry