The winners of the Construct2 TouchJam have been announced both on Newgrounds and Scirra!
Unfortunately, I did not win, but I’d like to give my congratulation to the winners, as well as other entries that I enjoyed playing. I also like to say thanks to Tom Fulp for dedicating himself to write opinions for every single entry and organising the competition along with the rest of the Newgrounds Team and Scirra.
As you probably can tell from looking around, the development blog has now been transformed closer into a website. The layout has been changed to a more cleaner look, page descriptions have been made more specific to my goals and an indie developer and finally, if you check your address bar, I have an official domain name!
Now whenever you go to this site, you shall be going to gamepopper.co.uk!
I hope to hear what you think of the new design, and I’ll be posting new updates in the near future.
So it turns out there isn’t just one, but two Windows 8 Competitions that are running right now.
First there is Scirra’s Construct2 Windows 8 competition (Deadline: Friday June 14th) -https://t.co/x5KFryPiQH
There are prizes for the top SIXTY entries -
“1st: a Windows 8 touch device, a Windows Phone 8 HTC 8X and a Construct 2 Business license
2nd: a Windows 8 touch device and Construct 2 Personal license
3rd: a Windows Phone 8 HTC 8X and Construct 2 Personal license
4th-10th: a Construct 2 Personal license
In addition to the above prizes, the top fifty entries will also receive a $100 voucher that can be redeemed in the Scirra Store! That’s right, there are 50 of these available!”
Also there is YoYo Games’ GameMaker Windows 8 competition (Deadline: Friday June 28th) -http://www.yoyogames.com/promotions/win_big
These have big money prizes!
“Here’s how the prizing breaks down:
$10,000 awarded to best game overall**
$5,000 for 2nd place
The best ’New Game’*** will receive $5,000
$1,000 will be awarded to 5 x 3rd place entries
There are also 50 runners up prizes of $200 plus GameMaker: Studio™ Master Collection (valued at $499)”
Even I’m not too sure which one to enter!
Just finalised the paperwork for the Games Jam tomorrow. Can’t wait to see how many people turn up and what games will be made!
Also BOOM has its own page on the site, which you can check out here.
Yes everyone! BOOM: Fireworks Defence Unit is online on Newgrounds.com and you can play it now right here!
Go ahead and play, make sure you rate and/or review the game, all opinions will help improve the game. The Windows 8 release is currently through the submission process, so hopefully it will be on the store soon. The Windows Phone version is going to be delayed due to some technical issues with the port.
I’d also like to mention Sam Denvir, my artist for the game, he did a great job and you can follow his blog here.
Also, Lyserdigi, he made the music for the game, and he’s released the full versions of both tracks, which can be accessed here and here.
Hope you all enjoy!!
If you are interested in developing for Windows 8, make sure to check out www.windowsgamesambassadors.co.uk.
Not only is it the official website for the Windows Games Ambassadors, where you can find updates on what ambassadors like me are up to, but it is also a great starting point for finding all information on what you can use to make Windows 8 games, as well as how to implement Windows 8 Application features and services like Azure!
Yes, you heard it. I am running a Games Jam for students at Staffordshire University, taking place on Stafford Campus. Students will be working solo or in teams to make fun and short games made for Windows platforms, and the two best games will win either a Windows Phone 8 or a Microsoft Kinect for Windows! Games will be made using easily available game development tools such as MonoGame, Unity, Construct2 and Game Maker Studio, or for the more tech savvy, can be made using pure code to run on Windows 8/Phone 8 via HTML5 or C#, and can use the free platform starter kit to get them going.
Information on the Jam is on the Official Facebook Events Page.