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The Real Meaning of Valentine’s Day

February 12th, 2010 Comments Off

Celebrate the real meaning of Valentine’s Day this year: artificial hyper-consumerism. A group of six independent development houses have banded together at theindiebundle.com to sell six of the best indie games from the last two years. For a total of $20, you can get your hands on all six of: And Yet It Moves Auditorium [...]

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Osmos Now Available for Mac

December 11th, 2009 Comments Off

Hemisphere Games just announced via PR email that Osmos is now available for Macintosh. Osmos is a physics-based puzzler where players direct larger motes to eat smaller motes, but motes must eject their own volume to move.

If you’re wondering why you should care, we previously covered Osmos when it was nominated for four awards at the IGF and was later accepted as one of the PAX 10. It’s a clever game concept that will likely appeal to both hardcore and casual gamers.

So, if you’re a gaming leper Mac user, go check out the freshly posted demo.

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Interview with Dave Burke of Osmos

October 9th, 2009 1 Comment

Watching gamers play at the Osmos booth was hilarious. They’d grab the mouse with that kill-and-win attitude that works well for so many other games and immediately die. However, in a repeat try or two, everyone had learned to settle down and take a more deliberative approach to Newton’s third law. Dave Burke was on hand to explain why everyone’s experience turned out that way, along with a detailed explanation of Osmos and some thoughts on the game’s future.

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PAX 10: 2009 Continued

September 1st, 2009 1 Comment

The Penny Arcade Expo is right around the corner, and if history is any guide that means it’s time for this site to start giving shout outs to the PAX 10. So for the next week, your regular posting schedule will be filled with some of the most innovative gaming of 2008 and 2009. We present to you the continuation of our PAX 10 introductions.

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