This Wednesday our good pals over at Threaks finally released their long anticipated music game Beatbuddy on Steam. To celebrate this they threw an amazing release party at their office in Hamburg and fed everybody sausages straight out of the bathtub (via BBQ). It doesn’t get any more German than this!
Threaks also invited a bunch of indie friends to showcase their games at the party and of course Sneaksneak couldn’t be missed! We stood alongside awesome games like Badland, Tiny & Big and Metrico. Once again we had a great time playing all the games and having people play ours. A massive thanks to Threaks for organizing this little event and assuring such good times!
On a different note: If you want to read up about some of the previous festivals and events we went to with Sneaksneak, check out the official Frambosa website.
As the title might have given away, Sneaksneak will be showcased at this year’s Rezzed Leftfield Collection in Birmingham! The event is held 22 and 23 June and will have a ton of cool new games on display ranging from AAA titles to a selection of indies. Throw in some really cool sessions by some really cool people and you’ve got yourself quite a show!
As the video below will show you, Rezzed is a somewhat more gamer focused event, whereas previous Sneaksneak showcases were more industry focused. This shift in crowd is very welcome to us as it allows us to run some mass playtests with our target audience.
We’re really looking forward to it! If you happen to be going to the event, drop by and play some with us!
We got a call yesterday from Lyon, informing us Sneaksneak had been nominated as a selected project for Game Connection Asia in Shanghai, with a chance to win the ‘Best Project of 2013′ prize. Another happy moment for Frambosa and the Sneaksneak team.
Unfortunately the joy couldn’t last. As you may know us fine folk that work on Sneaksneak are dirt poor and work on the game in our free time. Meaning there’s no way any of us can actually make it to Shanghai by the end of this month. The result being the retraction of our nomination, because being able to present and pitch your game on the spot is an extremely important aspect of the event. It is very unfortunate but very understandable.
So we take this would-be nomination as a morale booster and a sign that Sneaksneak, even in it’s early stages, is definitely something worth pursuing. And when Game Connection Europe comes around we’ll just try again!
We felt it was around that time we showed you that we are actually still working on Sneaksneak. It’s true! Here is a new character design to prove it!
Who is he? What purpose does he serve? What size shoes does he wear? Does he wear shoes at all? Apparently not!
There’s more where this came from and we will be posting it every once in awhile. So, you know, keep checking back!
Sneaksneak has been nominated for “The Most Amazing Indie Game 2013″ at A.Maze Indie Connect in Berlin. Obviously this has made us quite the happy puppies today. Though we dare not actually hope to win, seeing how the competition is ridiculously a.mazing. But you know what they say, it’s an honor just to be nominated! Check here for more info on A.Maze Indie Connect!
We will be at A.Maze the 24th, 25th and 26th, so let’s have a chat about the game, the weather, your mum, whatever. It’s all good stuff.
So we told you about how Sneaksneak will be playable on Retro Space arcade cabinets during GDC right? Here’s some extra info on that so you don’t get lost or something.
All week long the INDIGO showcase will take place a couple of blocks from Moscone Center. At this showcase you will be able to play a slew of different Dutch games either already released or still in development. You can find all this Dutch goodness at 120 Kearny Street, suite 3100.
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There are several events held there as well which you might be interested in. Because who doesn’t like free drinks right? Well I’m not actually sure they are free but we sure hope so!
INDIGO Monday Mixer | Monday 25th | 5:00PM – 7:00PM | Free to visit
TGI INDIGO Friday | Friday 29th | 6:00PM – 9:00PM | Free to visit
INDIGO GDC Playtime | Saturday 30th | 12:00PM – 5:00PM | Free to visit
We will be at the Monday mixer for sure, so come by and have a chat! And don’t forget you can pop by the showcase at any time during GDC, not just during these events.
See you there!
Are you going to GDC and would you like to play Sneaksneak on a Retro Space arcade cabinet? Of course you do!
Well it’s your lucky day because (you guessed it..) Sneaksneak will be playable on a Retro Space arcade cabinet during GDC!
This is all made possible by an initiative of the Dutch Game Garden which enabled 20+ of these cabinets to get sponsored and shipped to San Francisco. Each cabinet will host a different Dutch game for all of you GDC dwellers to enjoy.
If all this cabinet hoo-ha is not for you, fret not! We will also be bringing Sneaksneak on our very own laptop! Give us a tap on the shoulder if you wish to have a go at it and we will gladly play with you.
The Sneaksneak website is live! All updates now in one place! Isn’t that neat? Yes, yes it is.
So let’s take this opportunity to update you all on the state of things.
Currently the game is being reprogrammed in Unity from the ground up by our code monkey in his spare time. We’re doing this because this time we are aiming to bring Sneaksneak to a wide audience instead of a graduation committee (the original Sneaksneak was a graduation project coded in XNA). Progress is coming along nicely!
Next to having the game reprogrammed we are also giving it a facelift. Our new dedicated artist and animator will be reworking (and in many cases redesigning) a large part of the game’s art, though much of the character design will stay intact.
Another thing that is keeping us busy at the moment is the search for a suitable platform to release on. The fact of the matter is many of the great platforms would require online multiplayer, and as you may know, currently we have only local. So multiplayer is definitely something we are looking into.
Furthermore, Sneaksneak had made some news before this website went live. For instance, it was showcased at INDIGO 2012 back in September and again at Playful Arts Festival in December. The biggest bit of news would probably be the fact that we won ‘Best Student Game’ at the 2012 Dutch Game Awards. What a proud moment that was! And while we didn’t get nominated for the 2013 IGF Awards, we did get an honorable mention in the Student category.
And now you are up to date! If you want to stay EVEN MORE up to date (seriously, it’s possible), go on ahead and like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and RSS us up!