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  • MonkeyDonk cleans up at Gotland Game Awards!

    Troels and Simon accepting their award. Thanks to Jesper Taxbøl for the photo. Congratulations (yet again!) to our very own Simon Nielsen, who just won two awards (“Best NGJ Game” and “Open And Invitation” categories) at the Gotland Game Awards! Simon and his Nordic Game Jam team won the awards for their game MonkeyDonk. MonkeyDonk…

  • Jay Pavlina & Super Mario Bros. Crossover

    Perhaps you’ve already read about Super Mario Bros. Crossover. Turns out the creator, Jay Pavlina, is really funny. As my friend put it, he’s kind of like the Mitch Hedberg of videogames: Interviews with Pavlina here and here. Check out that second link for an awesome trailer of the new upcoming character, Ryu from Ninja…

  • IndieCade 2010 Submissions Due Soon

    UPDATE: the new deadline is June 20. Got a cool indie game you’ve been working on? Submit it to IndieCade 2010! Final deadline is soon soon soon. We ourselves have attended the festival the last two years. We’re big fans. Check out my raving review of the 2008 festival, here. Seriously, IndieCade is the place…

  • Fire Nuclear Crocodile Killer

    Our friend Nifflas has a new game out – Fire Nuclear Crocodile Killer: It’s a whimsical Super Mario Bros. 2 homage, with elegant creature design and a stronger emphasis on puzzle solving. And the music is great, of course! Best of all, the main game is free. And only a few bucks for third-party level…

  • Nordic Game Indie Night 2010

    Lau and Dajana, killin’ it on the dance floor Two weeks ago, we curated a showcase of indie games from around the Nordic region, as a part of the Nordic Game Conference 2010. The main event, on the Tuesday night before the conference, consisted of some presentations and short talks, followed by a lively party.…

  • Kometen

    Our friend Erik Svedäng just announced his upcoming iPhone game, Kometen: Looks fantastic. And what a classy trailer! I particularly dig the music – apparently by Erik’s collaborator, Niklas Åkerblad.

  • Poto & Cabenga

    Our friends at Honeyslug have released their cute Gamma IV game, Poto & Cabenga. It’s really nice, both the artwork and the gameplay. It was my favorite of all the Gamma games! It was great meeting Richard and Ricky in person at GDC. The duo are also working on a very cool (and ambitious) new…

  • Smart Kobold

    The ever-formidable Jeff Lait has just released a new game, Smart Kobold. So of course I had to try it! Jeff, a mathematician/programmer wiz by day, spends some of his free time programming strange “roguelikes” inspired by ancient ASCII games like NetHack. Jeff is perhaps most famous for POWDER, but he’s also created several experimental…

  • Nordic Game Indie Night!

    Come join us for a night of inspiration, socializing, live music, and imaginative indie games! Curated by and organized in partnership with the Copenhagen Game Collective, Nordic Game Indie Night will showcase six exciting new independent games from around the Nordic region. The games include: Saira by Nifflas (Sweden) Max and the Magic Marker by…

  • Hero Programmer Quest

    Our fellow Nordic indie developer and friend, Petri Purho (of Crayon Physics fame), just released a hilarious new game prototype in which you have to debug C++ code really quickly. Yes, you read that correctly! Try it here. I keep getting stuck on one of the later levels… I may have to cheat by taking…