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And the winner is…

Posted: October 9, 2013 in News, Vids
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Indie bliss has officially ended as the annual Indiecade came to a close on Sunday October 6th. What a festival! So, many great titles were shown off.  Big hitters Sony and Nintendo also were showcasing upcoming games.  The Oculus Rift team was also present, blowing people’s minds one VR demo at a time.  There was a perpetual line at their booth, but now that the dust has settled their can be only one…

That one is, Quadrilateral Cowboy, winning the prestigious Indiecade Grand Jury Award. This honor is awarded by voting members of an international panel.  For those of you that don’t know, Quadrilateral Cowboy is an awesome puzzle game from Blendo Games that takes place in the 80’s where you are a hacker with a “top-of-the-line hacking deck armed with a 56.6k modem and a staggering 256k RAM”!  Yes, that is some heavy hardware to wield, but your arsenal will also include numerous other items.  Check it out!

Several other awards were given out as well.  Take a gander:

  • Audio: Gone Home – The Fullbright Company
  • Game Design: NIDHOGG – MESSHOF
  • Audience Choice Award: Slash Dash –  Nevernaut
  • Media Choice Award: TowerFall – Matt Makes Games

All in all Indiecade was a great success.  These innovative games are what’s going to add fresh ideas to this industry and I am very excited to see this event grow every year it is put on.  If you get a chance, try to play one or even all of these games.  It will be worth your time!

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The Oculus Rift is an exciting product of the future.  It’s been a while since a viable virtual reality experience was available to the public.  Most virtual reality projects have not had a lasting effect, so it is widely understood that the Oculus Rift is in an uphill battle.  The recipe for success doesn’t only lie in the hardware though, but also the software and currently, there is not a lot of software available for the Oculus Rift.  Outside of some mods for existing games and other software that seems more like tech demos, the pickings area slim.  

The Irvine based company is looking to remedy this with a competition that will be hosted by the OR team and IndieCade, an annual hub for indie developers to get together and show off their projects.  The grand prize is $10,000, but the OR team is going to give away $50,000 all together for the creation of software for their platform.  This is an awesome opportunity for both parties, the aspiring developer and for the Oculus Rift to strengthen it’s software side of things.  The winner will also have a chance to show off their software at IndieCade, which will be in Culver City, later this year.    

Sounds like something you would want to participate in?  If so click the sign up link: http://www.oculusvr.com/vrjam