Hands On!

Podcast 5 went up this week. A bit late, but worth it. We get hands on with groundbreaking Scottish games Gentlemen! and Other, including a creepy as-live broadcast from the streets of Dundee! Tom reports from the Glasgow Molyjam.

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Horace Goes Killin’

Our fourth episode is a monster, what with Ross returning from camping with his Vita exhausted.

We talk Bafta awards, Paper Zoo, Impossible Road and news from Lucky Frame, as well as hitting up what we’ve been playing. This includes The Last of Us and Hotline Miami on PSN. It gets deep.

Marathon planning focuses on the ZX Spectrum as Ross pins down the details of the challenge he’s facing during this years Sick Kids Save Point charity gaming marathon.

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After Blue Monday comes..

Gaming Tuesday.
It’s a packed day for Scottish Games!

Edinburgh based Pixels on Toast have today released Food Run on iOS devices. It’s a one-button platformer, so perfect for iphone play. Bounce your wee line of fruit through 40 levels of fruity mischief. Have a look at the launch trailer here:

The game is the work of a one-person dev team, Kevin Ng, apart from the soundtrack which was composed and performed by the polka inspired Skip Peck.


Another Edinburgh company who loves a good soundtrack is Lucky Frame, those musical mavericks behind the awesome Bad Hotel. Today they release Wave Trip, (iOS, £1.49). You control a mysterious geometric astronaut as she travels through worlds of danger, saving her friends through the medium of awesome tunes.. We love what Lucky Frame do with soundscapes, so expect big things from this one. Here’s an amusing promo video in Leith:



If you’re looking for a more tactical challenge, Elgin’s Hunted Cow have released Tank Battle: North Africa(iOS, £1.49) which recreates the North African theatre of war at the height of the conflict in World War II. Players take control of British and American units and must lead the allies to victory in a series of challenging attacks, raids, defensive actions and battles. It’s a follow up to the surprisingly deep Tank Battle: 1944

Lastly, Dare to be Digital, the world’s leading computer game design competition for students, opens today for entries – a unique opportunity for aspiring professionals to win their very own BAFTA.
Run by the University of Abertay Dundee, Dare to be Digital sees hundreds of students every year competing to become one of 15 teams to build a working game prototype in just nine weeks.
The games then go on show to the public and to industry experts in Dundee in August, with three winning teams picked to compete for the BAFTA ‘Ones to Watch’ award.
Entries should be made online

As for Sick Kids Save Point 2013, the event is being set up online by the charity, and as soon as you can sign up we’ll be letting you know.  In the meantime, go play some games and support your local developers.

Prizes Announced!

Thanks to some amazing people in the gaming industry, we’ve got an amazing list of Prizes this year.  Anyone who takes part in Sick Kids Save Point is eligible to win, all you have to do is raise £100 in sponsorship on your Just Giving page by the end of your video games marathon. (That’ll be NEXT WEEK then!)

Try Matching Set

From Rockstar North to Ludometrics, from Capcom to Blazing Griffin, we salute you! Oh and special thanks to Lucky Frame and Twiddly, who donated codes for their games that we can giveaway- more on that later… In the meantime, go drool over what you could win.

Winners

Congratulations to our Bad Hotel winners Craig Jackson and HoMan Cheung of the Icthus team. Both were heroes of last year’s Sick Kids Save Point and are returning for more this year. Now they have another game  to add to their marathon plan. Check your twitter DMs lads..

If you didn’t win, fear not, Bad Hotel is available on itunes for a modest price. Check out Leith developer Lucky Frame – they have made other music treats!

Win Bad Hotel!

Those lovely folks at Leith developers Lucky Frame have given us four codes for their awesome iOS tower defender Bad Hotel.

In our Evening News review we said “The game is colourful, noisy, frantic and difficult, and even Channel 5’s Alex Polezzi would be too busy beating back pterodactyls to care about the dust..”

To win a copy of this cool game, just get on twitter and tweet the following:

I’d LOVE to play @lucky_frame’s Bad Hotel during my @SKsavepoint marathon! Oh and sponsor me to help sick kids: [insert your Just Giving page url here]

Make sure you’re following us AND lucky frame to enter, and have a real Just Giving page set up.

Closes Saturday midnight. We’ll make the draw on Sunday. Good luck!!