Games and prototypes by Ciro Continisio

Vlambeer interviews

I went to the Netherlands some time ago, and I visited the Dutch Game Garden in Utrecht, which is super cool and interesting for game startups. Apart from a general tour of the structure given to me by Viktor Wijnen and Jan-Pieter van Seventer (the directors), I had the chance to meet a couple of developers that have their offices hosted by the DGG.

As a result, here’s a little-big interview I posted on Indievault.it with the guys of Vlambeer, Jan Willem Nijman and Rami Ismail (in english with italian subtitles):

Oh, wait wait wait… first read this blog post to understand the stupid jokes in the videos.

Part 1

Part 2

Coming soon, an interview to Jasper Koning of Ronimo which I took the same day…

UFHO2 at the No More Sweden 2010

After rumors of my presentation being lost because the streaming was interrupted (with cries of people from Italy calling for an international scandal), it turns out that someone really captured my presentation (and others) on tape. I guess I have to thank Jeb from Oxeye Games! Here we go:

The Humble Indie Bundle!

Those crazy geniuses (geniuses? is this the plural of genius?) of the Wolfire team have created another crazy initiative. But this time for good. The Humble Indie Bundle is, like the name implies, a bundle of indie games. It’s humble because you pay what you want. That’s right, you can have all 6 games in the bundle for as low as 1 cent. It’s crazy. The games are World of Goo (2D Boy), Acquaria (Bit Blot), The Gish (Edmund McMillen), Lugaru HD (Wolfire Games), Penumbra Overture (Frictional Games), and at the last second, Samorost 2 (Amanita Design). So, you can.. Read More

UFHO: Space Academy

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.

Spotlight: Tiny & Big: Up that mountain

Ok, here we are, another spotlight. I know, you’d die for more UFHO news, but I couldn’t help myself but share this with you, it’s too cool. It’s from a game called Tiny & Big: Up that mountain, in development by a small studio in Germany: I’ll leave any consideration on the awesomeness* to you… * like a friend of mine would say

Spotlight: Love

I’ve got a bunch of UFHO-related news, from the recap of the recent event I’ve been to, to minor improvements to the game. While I wrap my head trying to post about it, why don’t you check this other great game: it’s called Love, and it’s a first person shooter/action game, with a lot of strategic elements, an incredibly fresh graphic style, online team play, and what not. Be sure to watch this video to understand what it’s all about. You’ll be blown away…