Today on Offworld we got the official announcement of Game Over/Continue? (above) -- Giant Robot and Attract Mode's previously mentioned upcoming art exhibit, and the first 'artxgame' collaboration that promises to bring together more indie developers and outside designers/illustrators than we'll see at the show.
We also got a double hip-hop dose with The Ocarina of Rhyme, a free album that mashes the Zelda 64 soundtrack with Clipse, Dre, Aesop Rock and MF Doom, and the first full release of the DOOM/Ghostface collaboration put together for Rockstar's DS debut Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.
Elsewhere we saw a NES emulator hack that brings drag and drop mouse control to Super Mario Bros, DIY customizable LittleBigPlanet Sackboy toys, urban toy progenitor Michael Lau's Metal Gear crossover toy revealed, more footage of retro-game mashup "compilation album" No Quarter, and the first pack of free bonus levels for iPhone fave Rolando.
Finally, we saw Aquaria and World of Goo creators contributing to a cancer charity CD, played the fantastic new web game Transmover which mixes Lode Runner with Portal-like logic play, and highly recommended upstart gaming podcast A Life Well Wasted, a must-listen graduate of the This American Life school of production that sets the bar incredibly high for all others.
Cory mentioned this campaign when it first launched, but the team behind the charity-driven Humble Indie Bundle 2 — which lets you pay what you like for five top-tier indie games — have now added all six games from this year’s previous Indie Bundle, if you donate more than the overall average amount. That means […]
I’m not the greatest at this whole self-promotion gig, but a quick update to note that it’s just been announced that I’ll be joining the 2011 Independent Games Festival as its new chairman, taking over for Simon Carless, who’s done a fantastic job of making the festival the premiere place to showcase the home-grown talent […]
A surprise announcement and massive game-changing news for musicians: developers Harmonix have just announced The Rock Band Network, a new initiative to let home users and indie bands create and sell their own Rock Band tracks through the game itself, in partnership with Microsoft’s XNA Creators Club. We’ve got all the first details on the […]
We all know the drill. As the overlords of the smartphone and tablet markets, the braintrust at Apple very seldom hold sales on their signature devices. So rather than spending almost $1,000 on a brand-new iPad Pro, the folks in Cupertino are instead giving you the opportunity to score one for about a third of […]
Entrepreneurs looking for new avenues to reach customers may not have considered one of the fastest-growing content mediums today: podcasting. And we don’t mean just dropping an advertisement for your product or service in the middle of a popular show. Right now, there are about 850,000 active podcasts reaching 165 million Americans. Those listeners are […]
Twitter rants and various online ugliness aside, social media has actually grown up a bit over the past 15 years. In general, users are warier of their interactions on platforms like Facebook or Instagram — and marketers have taken note. In fact, if you felt retailers you saw on social media were only looking to […]