Announcing… UFHO: Space Academy! While waiting for UFHO2 (which will take a little bit to be ready), we will launch this episode in a month or so. Rise to the top, and become a master of rotation and powerups. Defeat your foes with strategy, and earn the rank of UFHO Commander. Coming out in June. Watch it on Youtube for higher quality! By the way, the trailer is a parody (if you want) of a famous Army promo, the Army Strong campaign.
So the next couple of weeks will be really busy. The fact is this: in Naples, inside a big exposition called Comicon (and her sister GameCon) I will participate in a speech about indie games in Italy. The speech will be called: “Italian videogames, or: how I learned to stop worrying and love the indie scene”. It will speak of the difference between working in a ‘regular’ game dev studio and an indie team. To some of you it may sound ridiculous, it may sound… obvious. In Italy, this is nothing to take for granted since here the culture of.. Read More
I bet the gaming world is really focused on the GDC these days, but there’s little news from the other side of the pond too. Development on UFHO2 is going on nicely, this week I implemented the structure to support powerups, and the Block powerup as the first one. As I said before, in the weekend I will be in Empoli for an event, where UFHO2 will be showed in public for the first time, and in playable form too! Also, Francesco (the composer of UFHO’s score) has composed a beautiful music piece for the first level, he will post.. Read More
As I wrote before, the GDC has started and is going on nicely. There’s already a lot of reports on the speech detailing the Indie Fund, or how to make games without caring about your player (by Cactus). Having said that, I won’t stay here in front of my PC for the whole month. On saturday 20 / sunday 21 of March, I will be in Empoli (near Firenze) to attend Ludicomix, an event about comics and videogames. I will be bringing UFHO2, as much playable as possible, and maybe even hold some improvised contest to hand UFHO t-shirts to.. Read More
The Game Developer Conference has started in these hours… how I wish I was there! Italy seems to be far from every place where videogames things are happening.. Surely though I won’t miss this year’s GDC Europe! In the meantime, it has been reported to me that Ron Carmel’s Indie Fund talk just ended… what did he say? Does anyone have insights?
More than a week after the Global Game Jam ended, I am still thinking about it and what a great experience it was. I know that maybe someone, reading this post, may think that this is childish. I can hear them saying: “Haven’t you ever been to a serious event about videogames before??” Well, no.Actually, to be honest, I’ve been to a couple of conferences, like the IVDC in Milan last year. It was ok, it was interesting now and then, but it was also full of lecturers that were only trying to advertise their company or product, disguising their.. Read More