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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 16 Jun 2022, 00:34

ARK: Survival Evolved is free for a while! 3 days left.


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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 16 Jun 2022, 22:15

So the Steam Next Fest is on!

This is Jonaz-verified-good-stuff! :)
Of the stuff I played.. obviously there are A TON more I never will get to the time to check out.

Enjoy the demos while they last!












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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 17 Jun 2022, 15:17

A slightly old nordic game release I missed. Unfortunately the original developers are no longer alive so it was a challenge to spot.

It's a boardgame called Hnefatafl and it was quite popular a thousand years ago give or take a few hundred years. Until it was competed out of the market by Chess.

Haven't got time to play it yet but it should be pretty good and looks fun! :)



There is also a Steam version


https://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hnefatafl

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Beautiful Desolation is free on GOG for a limited time

https://www.gog.com/en/game/beautiful_desolation

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 20 Jun 2022, 10:06

Platformer Toolkit, cute little thing to play around with


Go here for the interactive verson
https://gmtk.itch.io/platformer-toolkit

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 20 Jun 2022, 19:02

Previously mentioned Flashback, is free on GOG for a limited time.
Remember to turn the >TERRIBLE< filters off in the options to get the proper pixel art. Wonky pixel art scaling NO THANKS!

https://www.gog.com/en/game/flashback

(The game is very far from a modern sesible control scheme) ;)

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Journey talk - Stop Getting Lost: Make Cognitive Maps, Not Levels

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DANSKE INDHOLDSPRODUCENTER 2022
Danske Indholdsproducenter 2022 præsenterer data for 2020 og viser en branche i stærk udvikling. Virksomheder inden for film, tv, reklamefilm, spil og interaktive værker beskæftigede i alt 4.416 årsværk og omsatte for 8,38 mia. kr. i 2020. De godt 1000 virksomheder eksporterede for 2,98 mia. kr. - en kraftig stigning i omsætning og eksport på hhv. 24% og 61% i forhold til året før. Set over perioden 2016-2020 viser branchen samlet set en vækst på hhv. 57% i omsætning og 133% i eksport.

Den markante økonomiske vækst i 2020 drives af spilbranchen, der ganske spektakulært omsætter for knap 3,2 mia. kr., hvilket er mere end en fordobling af omsætningen i 2019 og en stigning på mere end 200% i perioden 2016-2020. Det er også spilbranchen, der accelererer væksten i den samlede branches eksport – spilvirksomhederne eksporterer i 2020 for godt 2 mia. kr., hvilket er en stigning på knap 160% i forhold til 2019 og fire gange så meget som i 2016.

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DANSKE INDHOLDSPRODUCENTER 2022 rapporten
https://pro-f.dk/files/2022-06/Danske_I ... 2022_4.pdf

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 23 Jun 2022, 11:53

(DK) Mind Diver has released on Steam (for free)
Developed at The National Filmschool of Denmark by 'Indoor Sunglasses'.

The ('Student Version') might just indicate a larger future version is in the works.

**Update: Actually just met Victor (Game Director on the project) when he was cycling by our offices. Hi Victor when you drop by the thread! :D
(Seems like there are more projects in the works so to say) :)



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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 24 Jun 2022, 11:40

And directly from Bedtime Digital Games in Aalborg >>>
Figment 2 - Creed Valley now has a demo available on the Nintendo Store for Switch.

Looking good! Played a demo on PC a while ago. It was great! Recommended.
A clear step up from the first game. It did great by the way. Gut feeling is that this will do pretty good as well if not better! :)

Figment 2 is releasing somewhere late in 2022.



https://www.nintendo.com/store/products ... ey-switch/

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 24 Jun 2022, 19:02

WHAAAAAT!! 8O
SYBO was just sold out to Miniclip! (For lots a monies!)

Slight update: Tencent owns a majority stake in Miniclip. So that explains the big China money floating in. I guess it's ChiBO now? ;)

Miniclip has agreed to acquire Sybo, maker of the smash mobile gaming hit Subway Surfers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. But it’s a pretty big deal.
The move is a sign of consolidation in gaming, and it comes on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the launch of Subway Surfers. The game has become an evergreen title that has had more than three billion downloads since 2012.

In the last 18 months or so, Subway Surfers has seen its daily active users rise from around 15 million to 20 million a day to now 30 million or so a day, said Sybo CEO Mathias Gredal Nørvig, in an interview with GamesBeat. He credited the efforts to focus on live operations to keep players coming back. While he isn’t talking about the purchase price, as both companies are private, Gredal Nørvig said it is the biggest deal in European mobile games this year.

“It is indeed monumental. The founders have been really proud of what they managed to accomplish with Subway Surfers becoming the largest game, seeing how the market kept downloading, how the players kept loving, how the fans kept coming,” Gredal Nørvig said. “We’ve had a very nice ride and over the last couple of years have seen the teams running very fine by themselves. With the consolidation happening in the market, and all the increased user acquisition budgets, all the things happening around us, they wanted to explore what that it could mean, if we could find the right fit or the right home for Sybo going forward. What’s really important for us is finding a partner who saw where we wanted to go and could enable our journey there.”


From VentureBeat
https://venturebeat.com/2022/06/24/mini ... aker-sybo/

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