STRANGE NEWS

Dysentary

‘You Have Died of Dysentery’: How Games Will Revolutionize Education

What do you know about the Oregon Trail?  I’m willing to be that your knowledge on the subject is gained almost entirely from the thusly-named game, where your typical quest across the country saw your resources dwindle, your family members drop one by one from accidents and disease, ending all too often with words ‘You…

9

Discovering Our Game’s Identity By Losing Its Name

Half-way through development of our social drawing game Picture This (a social implementation of the party game telephone Pictionary), an iOS game came out with that name.  The disappointment of this event cannot be understated, we’d all grown pretty attached to that name, but one must adapt and soldier on, and sometimes things turn out…

Phoenix Car Chase

Real Crime in Virtual Worlds

What are the stories of the every day world that most interest us? Turning on the TV we can see it on the news: car chases, pursuits, shootouts, crime and punishment, justice served or not. It strikes me how little events like these affect the lives of their onlookers, and how that contrasts to the…

Vessel on PS3

It’s official, we’re launching Vessel on PS3 as a console exclusive March 11th! We’ve spent the last several months optimizing it down to the hardware and it’s smooth as butter now, the game is perfect for console and we’re really excited to get it out there. We’re also announcing the launch of our exclusive Vessel…

LIFELINELOGO-600x450

Perseverance: Co-op Puzzle Game

I went to the ‘House of Games’ game jam this weekend and ended up creating something pretty interesting with some pretty talented people there. We decided on a genre of games that I think is somehow one of the least common and yet easiest to make something interesting: the multiplayer puzzle game.   Our game…

Looking For a Good Sort

By Tony Albrecht. Vessel for PlayStation 3 has finally been submitted to Sony for approval so I have a little more time to write up some of the optimisation challenges we had to overcome during its porting process. Well, OK, I don’t really have any more time but I’ll try to write a bit more about…