Hey ya BeautiFans!
Today we start a new series of posts, where we will talk briefly about the most intense things we lived along the week and the best stuff we have found on the Internet, hope you like it!
Well, we can`t start this first post without mentioning something very important that recently happened to us. Nihilumbra won two awards! At HòPlay Indie Festival, an event mainly focused on promoting the indie scene, it got the Best Gameplay Award! and yesterday Nihilumbra was also awarded with Best Independent Game Award at Fun & Serious Festival 2013! We want to thank everyone who supported us and also tell you that our designer Kevin Cerdà, who travelled there to spread the joy and beauty of our studio among the game industry, is going to write an awesome post next week explaining everything that happened with more detail.
Nihilumbra is 30% off on Steam sales! so click here and get your copy now!
Game Maker Standard Studio is free for a limited time! if you ever wanted to try your luck as an indie developer, now there is a great chance with this tool, there are tons of documentation and tutorials out there. You only have to download the software and register it, so YoYo Games will send you a key to activate the standard product.
Source: BeautiFun Games' Twitter.
VLAMBEER CLONE TYCOON teaches you how to clone a game from the company and the best of all is that everything is based on real facts! its kind of a news game full of sarcastic humour, amazing work!
Source: Vlambeer's Twitter.
The Inner World, a beautifully crafted point and click adventure, is the debut title from our German friends Studio Fibzin. The game has just been released for many platforms: PC, Mac and iOS. Give this game a chance and help Robert to save Asposia in a story full of great humour and creativity.
Source: Our colleague Marcos Sueiro's (@sueythelaw)
We just discovered this great talk from Jonathan Blow at Creative Mornings Portland event. He talks focuses on describing how badly used marketing distorted narrative design in the 80s and 90s TV series and relates that to how some evil monetization practices are equivalently corrupting the true gaming experiences in social and casual games. If you are a game designer, this lecture is a MUST to watch!
Source: Our colleague Jesús Fabre (@JesusFabre)
And finally, but not least important! there is Super BR Jam! it's not a bundle, it's not a jam, is the best of both ideas mashed and improved to the max! around 30 studios from Brazil joined to celebrate the Brazilian indie scene and also help charity! they created some crazy and funny games (livestreaming the process in most cases), sold them in a bundle along with other commercial ones and are going to donate 100% of the money to charity! we really have to praise this iniciative by encouraging you to participate and purchase your bundle.
Here is the list of studios participating in the event:
Critical, Arrowhead, Behold, Miniboss, Swordtales, Kaipora Digital, DeVoid, Pixel Cows, Pocket Trap, Pigasus, Bitcake, Loud Noises, Aduge, Tsubasa, JoyMasher, Hoplon, Otus, TawStudio, Flowkore, Double Dash, Aiyra, Lumentech, Vitreo Lab, ZeroDuo, Broken Finger, Kimeric Labs and Nano Studio.
Pol, one of our programmers, is a huge Zelda fan! this past week he just beated The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for 3DS, and wanted to share the magic with you thanks to this musical moment! and the HOLY mini chest!
Source: Our colleague Pol Urós (@Daiflys)