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PAX AUS Interview – Blowfish on Gunscape

Posted by Joel Guttenberg On Saturday 1 November 2014ADD COMMENTS

If PAX 2013 was good for one reason (pro-tip: it was good for many reasons), it was for introducing local to a bunch of wonderful indie developed titles available for our enjoyment. This year promises to be no different with another batch of strong indie offerings.

Blowfish Studios has procured a spot in the limelight of the Australian Indie Showcase with its new title, Gunscape. Not satisfied with merely bringing gamers a new FPS, Blowfish will deliver an FPS creator with Gunscape. Ah, when art meets violence.

We are thankful that, “chief dude”, Ben Lee, was able to take time out of his busy schedule to tell us a little about Gunscape and Blowfish’s involvement in PAX this year. Read the rest of this entry »

PAX AUS Interview – Chris Johnson on Expand

Posted by Adam Rorke On Saturday 1 November 2014ADD COMMENTS

Recently the crew at the Black Panel had the opportunity to talk with Chris Johnson, creator/developer of Expand for PC and Mac. A single player game, Expand has the player traversing a circular maze with twists and reveals, all whilst trying to avoid being squashed. The game features a very unique art style, which really adds a lot to the overall experience. Read the rest of this entry »

PAX AUS Interview – Samurai Punk on Screencheat

Posted by Erin Marcon On Friday 31 October 2014ADD COMMENTS

As a quick stroll around the PAX AUS show floor will tell you, everyone is looking to uncover a concept or mechanic that will define the future of gaming. Meanwhile, one developer is delving into the past, not only in search of nostalgia, but also to find new ways to innovate.

Melbourne based indie team Samurai Punk is hoping to recreate the no holds barred bedlam of N64 era split screen deathmatches with Screencheat. This chaotic and colourful multiplayer game actually encourages players to spy on each other’s screens, which of course was considered something of a no-no in the days of GoldenEye 007. Read the rest of this entry »

Project Spark Review

Posted by Adam Rorke On Thursday 30 October 2014ADD COMMENTS

Available on XBO and PC l Published by Microsoft l Developed by Team Dakota and Skybox Labs l Classified PG l Supports 1-4 players

REVIEW IN BRIEF > Finally Xbox owners have an avenue to create their own masterpieces on their consoles. Project Spark offers a lot of depth and variety in its toolsets, however it is let down by bugs and poor performance. Whether or not Spark succeeds or fails is completely reliant on the community that backs it. Read the rest of this entry »