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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 04 Feb 2022, 10:10

Bloodborne PSX - A PS1 Styled Bloodborne Demake


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'Yesterday TLM Partners announced that it has acquired the business operations of World War II strategy game Heroes & Generals.'


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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 05 Feb 2022, 23:33

Super Auto Pets from (DK) Team Wood Games has been out for some time now since late last year. Didn't spot it until now.
It seems to be quite a hit! The kiddo knew it instantly as I started it up for the first time. Quoting "Do you have that! It's epic!". Well ok then! :)
Late grats to Team Wood Games! On the release and reception. :)



https://teamwoodgames.com/

Free2Play in the browser, Android and Steam

Browser on itch:
https://teamwood.itch.io/super-auto-pets
GooglePlay:
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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 06 Feb 2022, 11:32

Along side the Danish kids movie Robotbror by Nimbusfilm. Niila Games has developed Robotbror - Teknotaskens Magt.

Nice little game actually! Also it's free-free. No ads or in app purchases.
It's quite buggy though with game breakers and glitches in the launch version. :rolleyes

A look behind the scenes


Movie trailer


Android
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... iila.robbi
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https://apps.apple.com/dk/app/robotbror/id1593850718

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 07 Feb 2022, 11:28

Plask is a new AI tool that extracts 3D animation from a 2D video source.

Results looks so so.. they will require a lot of clean up for anything serious or just serve as reference animation.



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Looking good! Will surely give it a try later today. Usually I'm not big on story games with little mechanics. But I think I'll give this some time later today. Nice to see student projects reaching a higher degree of visual quality and design in their projects. Higher than most student projects you see in Denmark. Thank you Animation Workshop!
It would be nice to see the education expand into a fully fledged game development education. Covering most/or as many as possible aspects of game production and design etc. So we can have dedicated student teams of creative high qualifications working on high quality projects for longer. Not unlike a Danish version of the Swedish TGA (The Game Assembly). Only better! Let's see what the future brings! :)

All free-free on Steam

**UPDATE**
Just played it! And similar to Slay The Dragon! It's almost hard to believe it's student work. Absolutely incredible! Much talent and hard work went into this. TAW takes it home again! Students could take the project and pitch to relevant publishers no doubt!
The consistent quality of the TAW productions are just on another level.
Steam users mentions some bugs and issues. Didn't experience anything too incriminating. Camera might not be perfect (Even Journey has camera issues in tight spaces) and both projects could always be polished up much further. But the overall impression is still really something! :cool: :cool: Absolutely awesome done Fayburrow Troupe!

The Animation Workshop on the web:
https://animationworkshop.via.dk/



"Fayburrow" is a 3rd year student project from The Animation Workshop in Denmark.

SYNOPSIS

Play the role of amateur detective Beatrice as she and her curious fairy, Lu, unravel the secrets of their hometown Fayburrow. When Beatrice is urgently called home, she discovers that her childhood friend, Agnes, is missing. Join the two detectives in searching the town for clues about Agnes' whereabouts; find out the truth of Fayburrow's past and perhaps you will discover the key to its present.

"Fayburrow" is a third person mystery adventure game with an emphasis on characters and story. It's atmospheric visuals and charming character interactions will transport you a world of fairies and untold history.
The Fayburrow Troupe






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Also missed Slay the Dragon! from last year. Nice stuff! Will give it a spin.

**UPDATE**
OMG!!!!! Just played it! I'm blown away! Is this student work even?! :D :D :cool: :cool:
Wow! For student work this is amazing!! The lucky students that comes out of the TAW has an actual project they could pitch to publishers. That is very rare to see in Denmark! So excuse my enthusiasm. ;) To the very least the students has a really nice portfolio project to get hired on. Fist-bump and confetti exploding hats off to TAW! :cool:
I knew they are already amazing at making short films. But the games thing.. wow! They are really getting the hang of it!
Looking forward to seeing more in the future!





Also not forgetting hats off to Sonic College for the audio work on both productions. I am currently working with one of their former students. He does super nice stuff! :)
https://soniccollege.org

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 08 Feb 2022, 11:24

DK indie release Stardust Origins by hobby solo-developer Nikolaj Piet Pagh from PetskullGames.

Kind of like Star Control 2 meets Elite made by one person.

https://petskullgames.com/
https://twitter.com/PetSkull



First Impressions | Stardust Origins [Demo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h72CTT1tkgY



Previous title from 2020 Raid on the Zone

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Todays DK release!
Power to the People by Hermes Interactive. Grats on the release! :)




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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 09 Feb 2022, 11:23

Camera based mocap.. only just free/pay what you want and directly in Blender.

BlendArMocap - AR Pose, Hand, Face Detection in Blender Beta Release


BlendArMocap on Gumroad
https://cgtinker.gumroad.com/l/rotom


Source on Github
https://github.com/cgtinker/BlendArMocap

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The Making of Tomb Raider | A Retrospective on the PS1 Classic

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 10 Feb 2022, 09:47

The joysticks sounds like they are actually useable. I really disliked the small nobs on the Switch.

Linus Tech Tips: Valve Left Me Unsupervised: Steam Deck Hardware Review

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Hos 3D Realms er vi super stolte af at sponsorere "Unreal Retro-vaganza Game Jam" som bliver afholdt på Aalborg Universitet fra d. 4 - 6 Marts!
Hvis du elsker spil, er studerende på Universitetet eller bare har en stor passion for spiludvikling og First Person Shooter genren, er dette Game Jammet du har ventet på!
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UNREAL RETRO-VAGANZA GAME JAM:
https://www.se.aau.dk/students/gamehub/ ... .cid530618

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 10 Feb 2022, 12:41

Never got around to posting this old news. Better late than never!

Trophy Games opkøber canadiske Tiny Titan Studio
First North-noterede Trophy Games opkøber det canadiske spilstudie, Tiny Titan Studio der blandt andet står bag den populære titel Tiny Rails.

Trophy Games, der d. 27. april blev børsnotereret på Nasdaq First North, har foretaget deres andet opkøb efter de har annonceret opkøbet af det canadiske spilstudie Tiny Titan Studio.

Tiny Titan Studio står bag flere populære spil i arcade genren, hvor det mest populære er titlen Tiny Rails. Selskabet blev stiftet i 2014 i Ontario i Canada og har siden da udgivet 10 kritikerroste spiltitler, der over årene har fået mere end 25 millioner downloads på verdensplan.

Trophy Games opkøber 100% af Tiny Titan Studios, eksklusiv deres PC portefølje og medarbejdere, og betaler hele handlen kontant.


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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 10 Feb 2022, 20:32

So Deep Rock Galactic the boardgame presale (oh ahm yeah it's a Kickstarter!) ;) has launched!
I guess it's Mood running the campaign for the most part?! At least it's their name on the KS, indicating a deeper partnership on this specific project.
The funding goal was met in 18 minutes. A massive success as projected. ;)

Campaign looks suuuuper nice!

Good job everybody involved! :D

The speculating crystal ball says there is a very high likelihood of a retail version somewhere down the line and expansions are for almost certain.

Also it will certainly be the most funded DK tabletop game ever (That I know of, with limited knowledge on the topic). It might even stand a chance of making a mark in the most funded ever tier. We'll see! :)

Rock and stone! :cool:



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Nordic Game Jam 22 Early Bird tickets goes on sale
https://nordicgamejam.com/

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 14 Feb 2022, 15:23

After a period of soft launch, SpotRacers from Level Up Garage ApS has global launch day today!

No idea how they solved the gordian knot of being able to scan license places around world and get useable data that can be used within the game. But somehow things has been working out for them! :)

**Update:
Seems like they dropped the feature of license place recognition?! And replaced it with a broader car model reconnection. At least from my quick trials it works with taking pictures of cars on Google image search because I'm too lazy to go outside. ;) Good call anyways! :cool:


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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 15 Feb 2022, 10:36

Valve released CAD files (STL, STP, DWG?!) on Gitlab for the SteamDeck.

I guess you could go and 3D print your own custom design for fun or promotional purposes. :)
And cross fingers it doesn't melt any PLA prints too much.

Update: Hmm just checked the STL+STP files it's just the basic outer mesh. Not suuuper useful for 3D printing your own housing without a lot of surgery and trial and error. Better than nothing I guess. :rolleyes
Community people will probably quickly devise something useable once the Deck hits the street.

Correction: Almost very cool move. But sort of okish. ;)
https://gitlab.steamos.cloud/SteamDeck/hardware

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 15 Feb 2022, 22:24

LEGO doing more game IP.. nice one! :)

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DMSPILJAM Marts 2022

DMSPILJAM er et GameJam på en weekend hvor der bliver lavet spil til et bestemt tema.

Jammet er primært online, men man er selvfølgelig velkommen til at finde et sted at jamme sammen. I UngAalborg afholder vi altid jammet fysisk (såvidt muligt) for vores unge og vi opfordrer andre skoler til at gøre det samme. Se hvordan alle spillene bliver bedømt, længere nede.

https://itch.io/jam/dmspiljam-marts-2022

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 17 Feb 2022, 15:32

A bit of gameplay from BetaDwarfs Project f4e displaying the new Forest Ranger class.
The project should be quite some time (years probably) out before it is release ready. But they are doing public playtests from time to time. 18+19 February is the closest. I'll see if I can find a bit of time for it. Looking great so far!


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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 19 Feb 2022, 16:27

Triband's What the Golf? is part of Humble Bundle Epic Celebration. So Epic Store only.
Pay'ish what you want and choose where to donate.. you know the drill!

Update: I was just going to give the party mode a play in What the Golf, but there seems to be issues with (at least) PS4 controllers not registring properly spawning 3 players and controlling all at the same time. Hope it will be fixed at some point! :)
(SP works fine)

There is also Dark Souls like Mortal Shell in the €13 tier. Should be really good! No time to give it a spin yet.

https://www.humblebundle.com/games/epic ... elebration

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 21 Feb 2022, 11:34

Nice little side-side project from Søren again! Awesome Slam Siblings! for the Commodore 64 with a few well known characters.
A Super Smash Bros styled game that will probably never see commercial release. The game has been built around a C64 game engine for this very purpose. It's quite the technical feat to have the game running in this quality on the C64. Pure code magic. Read more in the videos youtube description. You can get your hands on the engine if you are VERY interested.


Also this is Søren distracting himself from working on the full C64 Limbo conversion. But a nice distraction! :) ;)


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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 21 Feb 2022, 11:51

Doom Shinobi looks like an absolutely badass Doom mod! Can be played in ZDoom.

More on:
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Interview with @vonknut on 24/syv :)

GameBoys interview: PortaPlay & DONTNOD: Fejl, kritik og success


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Interview af Niels A. Wetterberg Medstifter af det Danske spilstudie Invisible Walls


Skaberen af Slette Mette


Interview med Triband

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 24 Feb 2022, 22:29

Besides crazy world events (Can someone uninstall Putin and his ilk please? that would be great!)

There is also Steam Next Fest happening. With atleast a few DK projects on display perhaps more. I'll quick grind through a bunch as usual.

Rebots from FlatPonies


And Golfie from Triheart Studio



Updating thread when I find something interesting.
McPixel 3 by Sos Sosowski a is pretty cute super silly groundhog day type of game. Give it a spin!

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