Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Leaked Indiecade Finalists

Yesterday Edmund McMillen (creator of Aether (one of the finalists), and Time Fcuk) leaked a list of Indiecade finalists. Looks ligit to me, and I trust the guy, here they are:
Aether, Edmund McMillen and Tyler Glaiel
Akrasia, Team Aha!
Classic Night, Akarolls
Cogs, Lazy 8 Studios
Closure, Tyler Glaiel & Jon Schubbe
Dear Esther, The Chinese Room
Deep Sleep Initiative, The, ARx
Eliss, Steph Thirion
Everybody Dies, Jim Munroe
Global Conflicts: Latin America, Serious Games Interactive
Gray, Mike Boxleiter & Greg Wohlwend
Maw, Twisted Pixel Games
Mightier, Lucas Pope and Keiko Ishizaka
Minor Battle, Andre Clark
Moon Stories, Daniel Benmergui
Nanobots, Erin Robinson
Osmos, Hemisphere Games
Papermint, Avaloop
Path, The, Tale of Tales
Radio Flare, studio radiolaris
Ruben & Lullaby, Erik Loyer
Shadow Physics, Steve Swink & Scott Anderson
Sowlar, Odd Man In
Spectre, Vaguely Spectacular Team
Train, Brenda Brathwaite
Tuning, cactus / Jonatan Soderstrom
You get me, Blast Theory
Zeno Clash, ACE Team Software
Modal Kombat, David Hindman

We are also delighted to be featuring two invited social games:
Urban Bingo, David Jiminson
CBCG, The Copenhagen Game Collective

Also some of the finalists have posted videos about their games
(Aether = http://edmundmcmillen.blogspot.com/2009/09/indiecade-2009.html)
(Closure= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0k4SKEGBlw )


please post this information places so people go.

That's a direct quote from his post: http://edmundmcmillen.blogspot.com/2009/09/im-leaking-indiecade-finalist-list.html

As far as I can tell this is the only place that these have been posted so far. I also recognize most of those names (a lot from IGF), so I don't doubt this list. I might be completely wrong, but this is a small blog and I'm sure a mistake like this doesn't matter that much. Anyway, thanks Edmund! Everybody should check out those games and two vids.


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Extra Life by Sarcastic Gamer

There is a wonderful cause out there to raise money for children with cancer known as Extra Life. All you have to do to raise money is complete a marathon. Sound hard? Well, it's probably the easiest marathon I can think of, and I haven't been running in a few years. All you have to do is get some people together and play video games for 24 hours. I know I'll be participating in it, and hopefully my co-writers, 20cc and 23 will join me in this. To learn more about this cause, and how to sign up, visit extralife.sarcasticgamer.com.