Archive for September, 2009

Vortex design competition/Upcoming new XBLIG title

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

I’m back in the action with a small announcement. If you’re a Toronto-area developer (or even just a player with aspirations in game design) there’s an interesting contest about to begin. A friend of mine alerted me to the Vortex Game Competition which is running through the month of October.  It’s not the traditional “game making” competition that you often see, but has a large focus on pitching game concepts to possible investors. There are many big names judging this competition and it may be a good way to get your name out there. It’s got two branches for games with prototypes, as well as pure pitches, so you don’t even have to be a programmer to enter!

There’s a $100 entry fee, and from what I can read from the rules you can’t pitch a game that you’ve entered into any other contests (I guess that means I can’t submit Battle Beat!) but if you’ve got a creative idea, and think that your design and pitching skills are up to snuff you should take a look. The deadline for joining the competition is the Oct 5th.

Also, I just recently submitted a new XBLIG title. Not a traditional game, and definitely a step away from both Tank Strike and Battle Beat, but it was an interesting experience none the less. You’ll hear more about that soon, once the title hits market.  The excitement is palpable!