Itay’s GDC talk Scroll Back: The Theory and Practice of Cameras in Side-Scrollers was a big hit. If you missed it you can see his talk on the GDC Vault for free. A lot of people were requesting a followup post with gifs included. Well, here it is! We hope this is helpful for game developers interested in improving their own game’s camera system. Thanks to all the people who helped contribute to this research! In addition, if you wish to receive posts like this, please join our mailing list.
After GDC the team flew off to London to get a chance to show the game at EGX Rezzed! We were welcomed by a large Mushroom 11 poster which was looked amazing and we had a lot of people waiting to play too. Check out the other games that showed here.
Next week the whole Mushroom 11 team will be in San Francisco for the Game Developers Conference where we will get to show off Mushroom 11 as part of the Indie MEGABOOTH. In addition, Kara, Itay and Julia will be giving talks there as well. If you’re planning to attend we hope to see you there!
Over the weekend, we participated in this year’s Global Game Jam. Using it as an excuse to learn new things we decided to try a physical card game. Niiwin (Nee-win) is a two player card game that also teaches some Anishinaabemowin, an indigenous language in the Northern US and Canada. It ended up winning Best Game Design at NYU’s Game Jam site! You can check out the game here. Download and print the cards to play. Enjoy!
Nov 11th starts our pre-order for Mushroom 11! Reserve your copy of the game at mushroom11.com. All pre-orders come with the first level preview of the game so you can start playing now! With the Fungal Bundle you’ll also receive the Mushroom 11 soundtrack with music from the Future Sound of London!
We’ve been busy getting our previous game Rope Rescue ready for the Windows Phone Store! We’ve made some improvements and added a whole new world: Twin Cities with all new puzzle content. You can get the game here in the Windows Phone Store!
Mushroom 11 was selected to be part of the Leftfield Collection at Eurogamer Expo in London! Here are some people checking out the game.
We didn’t plan for this to happen in our very relaxed puzzle game, but it did and it was a lot of fun! Here are two people fighting for 2nd place. The goal was to be the fastest to get through our first level. The best time? A whopping 4 minutes and 10 seconds! But don’t worry, we’ll encourage playing of all speeds.
Mushroom 11 will be featured as the top 10 best indie games at PAX Prime this year along with other great indie games. If you are coming to PAX Prime, be sure to stop by and visit. Check it out!