A window, yesterday.
I’m a big fan of windows. Not only do they prevent game developers from shrivelling up due to a lack of vitamin D, but they also prevent us from falling out of houses. Oh, and I’ve also just had two exciting Windows-flavoured news bits about Buddha Finger.
Firstly, Buddha Finger has just been featured on the Windows Phone App Store (specifically, the US-flavoured variety) as part of their “The Next Big Thing” promotion. Which is either their way of saying the Lady Shotgun team has been eating too many cookies of late or that they quite like Buddha Finger. Anyway, Windows Phone owners can check out the promotion here:
Meanwhile, the other bit of news is that Buddha Finger is now available for Windows 8, which is the latest version of Windows and comes with 100% more fingerprint smudges on your screen. The port is again the work of the excellent guys at Lemon Moose Games, and you can check it out at the link below:
Along with a number of other cracking games made by fellow independent studios, our very own Buddha Finger has been picked by Apple to feature in a new ‘Incredible Indie Games’ promotion on the App Store! You can check out the promotion here:
For those who are new to Buddha Finger, it is a stylish, fast and furious action/combat game that anyone can play (as long as you can count to ten!), available for iOS and Windows Phones. It was the first game to be released by the Lady Shotgun cooperative, of which Eggbox Interactive is a part, and you can find out more about the game here.
Yes, it’s great news for tuxedo makers across the land, because the Develop Awards 2013 are coming, and excitingly The Snowman and The Snowdog (that you might remember Eggbox Interactive worked on with the Crash Lab team) has been nominated in the ‘Best Use of License of IP’ category.
Congratulations also to the Crash Lab team for their nomination in the ‘Best Micro Studio’ category, and to my former team mates at Crytek for their four nominations, including one for ‘Best Independent Studio’. Good luck all!
The full list of finalists for the 2013 awards can be found at: http://www.develop-online.net/news/44031/Develop-Awards-2013-The-finalists-are