For the past twelve years, the Independent Games Festival has been a
platform upon which indie game developers could showcase their work and
receive some constructive feedback in return. The event is held annually
at the Games Developer Conference and is the best place to see
up-and-coming developers strut their stuff. This year, we got to talk to
a developer whose team used Utility on their Macs to produce an
engaging top-down platformer, and two developers who are utilizing the
accelerometer on the iPhone to develop imaginative mobile games.
The folks over at Kotaku have really
stumbled upon a gem. Twelve shots of the first game made
specifically for the iPad have been released. The game is called Zen
Bound 2, and the publishing company is regarding it as a "sequel and a
revision" of the original iPhone game. The game will include tons of
new levels, more music and graphics that will exhibit the iPad's
capabilities as a gaming platform.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. If you're one of our more easterly readers, you're probably getting sick of the stuff. Unless you're a skier or a snowboarder or are inexplicably into curling. If you're out a little further west, it's just the thing for the slopes and you wish you were getting a little of that east coast action.
And if you're up north in Vancouver, you've been seeing it all the time. And in honor of the 2010 games, Mac|Life has a full slate of medals to hand out in the best writing of the week. Of course they're all gold, silly. It's Mac|Life, after all.
Just days after Apple removed nearly 5,000 apps from the iTunes App
Store because of "overtly sexual" content, Mashable
reports that they may be making plans to bring them back--but under
more controlled circumstances.