Perth’s pizza-powered programmers

February 8, 2009

Following on from J-OMG’s coverage of the Global Game Jam & it’s Aussie entrants, I’ve had a chance to catch up with the local organiser & ask him about pizza, programming, energy drink promo teams & the Perth game dev scene.

Simon Wittber is a Perth-based programmer who’s worked at Interzone Games (They’re about to launch a Soccer MMO!) & Subversive Games (Who’ve released a number of web/casual games including Road to Riches).

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Retro Remakes – Category 1 winner is…

February 7, 2009

Well here it is – the first of SIX category winners.
(AND – the downloads are back, so all you people hoping to download “Empire Strikes Back” – for example – can finally do so)

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Perth flies the Aussie flag in Global Game Jam

February 3, 2009

Last weekend, the first Global Game Jam was held, in 23 countries, with over 1,750 participants. GGJ brings together talented individuals and teams from around the globe and rallies them around a central theme, for which they have 48 hours to create their game.

The keynote speech (delivered via Youtube, of course) was by World of Goo creator Kyle Gabler. It appears below…

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Mel’s Amazing Arcade Artworks

February 2, 2009

Sign maker Melissa Jones creates amazing “resin castings” of classic arcade characters.

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