What We’re Playing: Eversion

Got a free half hour, and looking to lose some of your sanity? Check out Eversion, a new game by Tows Guilherme. While the game at first glance appears to be boring and derivative, after a few levels you’ll get to notice that there is something… different. I strongly recommend playing in the dark by yourself for maximum effect. A quick rewiew (with some well marked spoilers) awaits you if you follow this shiny link

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Carneyvale: Showtime a IGF Grand Prize Finalist!

So it’s no secret that Fire Hose is a huge fan of GAMBIT (especially considering that both Sharat and I are graduates of the lab) – hell, we pop over there on a regular basis to steal their food and drinks. Well, two years ago when we were making AudiOdyssey a separate Wii Remote project was being made, Wiip. The game was popular enough that the Singapore branch of the lab decided to make an XBox Community port of the game, and the result is the massively popular new title, Carneyvale: Showtime.

As a matter of fact, the game has done so well that it is now a finalist for the Seumas McNally grand prize in the Independant Game Festival awards! This is huge news, and the teamthat made the game couldn’t be more deserving. Congratulations to everyone involved, even the creepy voice over narrator who scares the bejesus out of me.

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AudiOdyssey in the New York Times

Yeah Baby! AudiOdyssey hit the New York Times last week, making it to the big, fat Sunday edition. There was a section on 23 student innovators, and they felt a Wii Remote video game that is accessible to the blind is worth a shout. Apparently the article gained enough attention to even get a Kotaku hit. Pretty cool!

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