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EA’s Visceral Melbourne studio closes

Yet more sad news for the Australian game development community, as EA’s Visceral Melbourne studio closes its doors. A couple of tweets came through over the weekend from the Independent Game Developer’s Association Melbourne which suggested its fate would be decided on Monday. EA has officially confirmed the closure of …

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Videogame crowdfunding service Alphafunding announced

PC digital distribution service Desura has launched Alphafunding, a crowdsourcing mechanism for funding indie game development projects. Alphafunding looks to formalise the process of supporting games which are in their early development phases by allowing people to become ongoing beta and alpha testers of games they support for the cost …

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New Aussie mag JumpButton launches

Drew Taylor has launched issue #0 of JumpButton, a new Australian magazine which focuses on the art and substance of videogame culture. JumpButton originally released in Australia several years ago for a brief run, but has been reborn with a new 64-page launch issue using MagCloud, a service which prints …

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EB Games MacArthur Square to host Gears of War 3 media launch

Microsoft has announced a range of midnight and breakfast launches for Gears of War 3, with the primary event being held at EB Games MacArthur Square. The event will be for media and consumers alike, and will take place from 10pm on 19th September. There will be gift bags for …

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Lace Mamba Global to distribute The Lost Chronicles of Zerzura

Cranberry Production’s new PC game The Lost Chronicles of Zerzura to be distributed by Lace Mamba Global in ANZ, UK and more. The Lost Chronicles of Zerzura is a medieval point-and-click adventure game, set in 1514 against the backdrop of the Inquisition, and follows on from Cranberry Production’s Black Mirror …

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Details emerge on GAME, 3-day event at Macquarie University

Macquarie University’s Interactive Media Institute and Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre have announced details on GAME, its upcoming 3-day videogames event. The event will consist of a public debate about videogame politics and policy, an academic conference and a games festival, and promises an ‘exploration and celebration of this exciting new …

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Auckland developer Outsmart scores $1.8 million

Gameplanet is reporting that Outsmart, developer of browser-based Small Worlds, has received NZD$1.8 million in government funding. Small Worlds, originally launched in 2008, is a 3D environment played inside your browser which presents content from web and media sources, online games and more. Outsmart is promising that the funding will …

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INTERVIEW: Tim Willits Part 1: Devs ‘stuck in a two-weapon mentality’

id Software recently had Tim Willits, creative director of RAGE, out in Sydney to host local media events. MCV Pacific spoke to Tim about RAGE, the future of games and more. Why has id decided to move away from the macabre corridor-crawling action games it has been known for? It …

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PikPok releases three new smartphone titles

New Zealand developer Sidhe’s mobile arm PikPok has announced the release of three new smartphone games this week. The three titles are Flick Kick Rugby Kickoff for iOS and Android, Own The Game (previously released for browsers) for iOS and Android and Monsters Ate My Condo for iOS. Flick Kick …

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