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Survival Ball on OUYA

Survival Ball in now available on OUYA, and its publishing process was fairly straightforward. From the day of submission (2nd of September) to its approval (5th of September), it took a mere 3 days, counting that a re-submission had to be made in-between.

Survival Ball was already available on Google Play, Amazon and Kongregate, but OUYA just felt like the perfect platform for the game. With it, you could just grab the OUYA controller and/or a spare XBox/PS3 controller, and just have a quick match. I really loved the concept, and re-iterated on the previous version of the game to give it more controller friendly menus, better graphics, refined textures, and an overall revamp.

Nordic Game Jam’s Winners

This year’s Nordic Game Jam was crowned as the world’s largest game jam with about 470 participants. The winners have been announced, and can see the full list here: http://nordicgamejam.org/2013/01/21/winners-ngj13/

My personal highlight goes to Stalagflight (https://dl.dropbox.com/u/85666/Stalagflight-web/webBuild.html), which is as simple as stupidly fun! Stalagflight can be played with the keyboard, but it is tricky. If you have a gamepad the experience is much better.