Papo & Yo is a 3D Puzzle-Platforming Adventure for the PlayStation® Network (PSN) developed by Montreal studio Minority Media Inc. The game is about a young boy named Quico and his best friend Monster, a huge beast with razor-sharp teeth and a very dangerous problem: an addiction to poisonous frogs. The minute Monster sees one hop by, he scarfs it down and flies into a violent, frog-induced rage where no one is safe. And yet, Quico isn’t afraid… he loves his Monster and wants to save him. Read the rest of this entry »
Nintendo Canada has announced the addition of two great games to the Nintendo Selects value collection for the Wii console on June 10 with Mario Power Tennis and Pikmin 2, a Nintendo GameCube classic making its Canadian debut on Wii. Nintendo Selects games are available at a suggested retail price of $19.99. Read the rest of this entry »
Going Loud Studios is proud to announce that “DLC Quest”, winner of Official Xbox Magazine’s Xbox Indie Game of the Year 2011 and a finalist for Best Indie Game at the 2012 Canadian Videogame Awards, is now available for purchase from the Mac App Store, at a promotional price of $0.99 USD. Read the rest of this entry »
We Are Kings, an independent development team whose origins cover North America from Alaska to Mexico is pleased to announce the release of their debut title, Forerunner. The team, who originally met as students, gained development experience working contract gigs at game studios such as Relic and Electronic Arts before coming back together to create their first game. Read the rest of this entry »
Fuel™, a Youth Engagement company specializing in entertainment and gaming, and development studio Playbrains, have released Sideway™: New York, the 2D platform puzzler set in a 3D world of street art, to PC gamers around the world via Valve’s Steam digital marketplace. Released for the PlayStation®Network (PSN) earlier this year, Fuel and Playbrains collaborated to create a PC-optimized version of Sideway for Steam’s 30 million gamers worldwide. With mind-bending challenges for gamers of all ages, cooperative multiplayer gameplay and a unique aesthetic, Sideway is now available for direct download via Steam for $9.99. Read the rest of this entry »
Going Loud Studios is proud to announce that “DLC Quest” is now available on the Xbox Live Indie Games marketplace. Gamers can download it for 80 MS Points and find out what happens when DLC practices go too far. In this latest title from the Ottawa-based indie developer, players will defeat the bad guy, save the world and get the girl in a game that mocks the game development industry and its foibles – but first you’ll need to find coins to buy DLC to enable animation, sound and even pausing. Thankfully DLC Quest is just satire and all of the DLC is purchased with in-game coins, but it could be considered a cautionary tale for the future… Read the rest of this entry »
In the lead-up to the season two premiere of Canadian original scripted series, Corvid Pictures, Aircraft Pictures and Frantic Films are taking Todd & The Book of Pure Evil online.
Descent into Crowley Heights is a web-based, side-scrolling game that sees players taking on the role of the series’ gang members, who make their way through the familiar world of Todd while battling the enemies and monsters familiar to viewers, all to capture the Book of Pure Evil.
Several mini-game challenges are also available on Facebook, along with an exclusive unlockable character, available for players who track down a special code.
Crowley Heights is produced by Corvid Pictures, Aircraft Pictures and Frantic Films, with service production and project management by lunch with executive producer Amy Miranda and producer Lily-Ann Lee. Relish Interactive was on board for game development with game design by Scott Hiers, along with game programming by Pixelpusher! and 3D animation by Alchemy.
Crowley Heights is produced with the participation of Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund and the Canada Media Fund.
Other Ocean Interactive, an acclaimed independent developer with a mastery of creating modern games with a retro feel like Dark Void Zero and the XBLA conversion of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, has announced that its highly anticipated side-scrolling platformer, The War of the Worlds, has launched on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® for $10.00 (800 Microsoft Points). The War of the Worlds offers an awe-inspiring take one of the most well-known science fiction stories of all time. Read the rest of this entry »