Dev Links: Alien Vistas

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Today’s Developer Links include a game festival in China, a game developer who’s traveled all over the world, a game under development in Belgium, and plenty of things going on right here in America as well.

IGF China Seeking Indie Game Submissions For 2012 Event (Gamasutra)
“The Independent Games Festival China – which will take place alongside this November’s GDC China in Shanghai – has opened its call for submissions and is accepting indie game entries from the pan-Pacific area from now through September 10. Following its success from previous years, GDC China will once again host all three main elements of IGF China, including the IGF Summit, the IGF Pavilion, and the prestigious IGF Awards.”

Friday Flashback #29: Subtractions And Additions (Broken Rules)
“As you can probably tell – we’re concentrating on removing the awesome-but-not-awesome-enough features from the game, while adding much more awesome stuff (that’s been tested thoroughly). While the removed features were already mentioned, we’d like to focus on the features that have been added in the last few weeks. And there were many. Not all of them can be presented to the public eye yet, but we’ll try and give a good overview on what’s found its way into the game.”

Good Morning Gato #95 – Kitty Bellies (Ska Studios)
“Sometimes work can simply not get done around here because of THIS.”

Porting Spirits: Interview With Tim Ambrogli (Spaces of Play)
“I’m Tim, the programming half of Final Form Games. As a kid I actually moved around a lot overseas. My parents taught at international schools, so I was dragged around from country to country until I went college (at which point I moved to the US). I love cooking, playing games, reading historical fiction, and, of course, making games. As to my Jamestown scores: my glorious records have long-since been obliterated by talented players like this.

Torn. (Bientôt l’été)
“My desires for what I ultimately want Bientôt l’été to be are being torn between two extremes. On the one hand there is my love and admiration for Marguerite Duras, whose life, writing and films the immense beauty of which I cannot but want to pay tribute to. On the other hand there’s the medium that I work in and what I know of its audience. This is not a choice between high art and low art. It is a choice been different kinds of pleasures.”

The Video Game Kickstarter Project – Week of August 17 (Zeboyd Games)
“First up on our new kickstarter list is Planetary Annihilation. It’s an RTS on a global scale done by the creators of Monday Night Combat. They’re asking for $900k and they’re off to a good start with $388k and 27 days left…”

Preview: The Behemoth At PAX Prime (The Behemoth Development Blog)
“We’re super excited to be traveling north to Seattle for the 2012 PAX show. In just two weeks, we will be meeting with awesome people like you, showing them how to play BattleBlock Theater and introducing Castle Crashers Steam edition. Of course, we have a new assortment of clothing and goodies for PAX Prime attendees. Here’s a list of all the new stuff we’re bringing in addition to all the usual awesome gear:”

Extrasolar – Developer Diary 2 (Lazy 8 Studios)
“Here is another video of some of the tech we’re building for Extrasolar, this time showing off the procedural system we’re using to build populations of plants across the planet.”




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