Here are some pictures form the incredible FOTONICA arcade cabinet that was on display during Fantastic Arcade in Austin last week! Thank you for coming and for setting some *fantastic* high-scores.

Our very special thanks go to Fantastic Arcade Technical Director Joshua Fields, Assistant Director Angela Doetsch, Creative Director Wiley Wiggins, and the whole Juegos Rancheros collective.

See you next year!

This is a quick email to announce that FOTONICA will be available as a Universal App for iPhone and iPad this Thursday, the 11th of September.
This is also a good time to announce that legendary electronica artist BAIYON (Tomohisa Kuramitsu), famous in the indie game scene as composer for PixelJunk Eden, wrote two original music tracks for the new FOTONICA levels.
We hope you like the game, we put our hearts in it! <3

This is a quick email to announce that FOTONICA will be available as a Universal App for iPhone and iPad this Thursday, the 11th of September.

This is also a good time to announce that legendary electronica artist BAIYON (Tomohisa Kuramitsu), famous in the indie game scene as composer for PixelJunk Eden, wrote two original music tracks for the new FOTONICA levels.

We hope you like the game, we put our hearts in it! <3

We have some updates on FOTONICA Mobile!! http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?p=3328667#post3328667 (and some gifs :P ).

Updated menu, new endless level sneak-peek, and the possibility to video record your run!! :0 Let us know what you think or have any idea you’d like to share with us by writing at: info @ santaragione . com

Talk soon! <3

FOTONICA iOS news

Here is some new info and news we posted on the TouchArcade forum


We are bringing FOTONICA to iOS this summer. 

  


FOTONICA is a first person arcade game about jumping and running really fast. 

It’s both a game about running as far as you can AND about learning and completing levels in a more old-school, arcade fashion. 

This mobile version is completely revamped compared to our initial PC release, featuring more levels, modes, options, etc!

Some features of the mobile version:

  • Universal app!
  • 20 Achievements :P
  • Local split-screen multiplayer across all arcade levels.
  • Portrait/landscape gameplay
  • 7 levels + 3 endless levels


We are adding some finishing touches (menus, translations, minor level tweaks) and aiming for a release really soon. 

Level design, API, icons, 3D assets, and so on… FOTONICA Mobile and FOTONICA PC/Mac/Linux for Steam Greenlight is under construction.

There’s always a huge amount of stuff to do that you tend to forget about when you start to make a new release or even a major update to a “known project”. Even the amount of iterations that takes to make a small, marginal icon right, can take quite a lot of time.

So for now let’s stop for a moment and enjoy this lil collection of items, files, sketches, test, errors and glitches that will soon change into something similar but, we hope, better than before.

<work in progress>

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Review - Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space!

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Just recently I’ve come to the conclusion that the best entertainment comes from unexpected places. Whether that’s a movie that over-delivers, an indie game that does something remarkable, a rugby match that sees the underdogs overcome the odds or - and here’s where we get to the relevant bit folks - a tabletop game that doesn’t break the bank but delivers an incredibly absorbing experience.

Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space is definitely in that last category. A game of hidden roles, of hidden movement, of bluff and deception that plays very quickly, builds a superb atmosphere from nothing more than a small deck of cards and some paper maps and has a rule set that can be explained to new players in five minutes or less. Is it good? Yep, very, but to find out why join me after the break.

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One great EFTAIOS review. Thank you!

It’s time to update MirrorMoon EP and if you don’t have it yet this update comes with the biggest discount! 40% off = $5.99 instead of $9.99 on Steam and on our website for one week, starting today!
A new button in the navigation scene adds an extra layer to the discovery of the Galaxy Map; its function is secret! New, unique, structures were also added to MirrorMoon EP planets, including cameos from indie games like Cardboard Computer’s Kentucky Route Zero, Fullbright Company’s Gone Home, and many others that we don’t wanna spoil! :0
We also want to take this opportunity to announce that MirrorMoon EP was nominated for the SXSW Gaming Awards (7th-9th of March, The Palmer Events Center, Austin TX). We are honored and humbled that our project made it so far after IndieCade, Fantastic Arcade and IGF Nuovo Award nomination.
Last but not least, don’t forget that MirrorMoon EP OST is alive and kicking on BandCamp: https://santaragione.bandcamp.com/ . So give it a listen!
Nicolò, Pietro and Paolo
[EDIT] New features and fixes now available in the OUYA version too!

It’s time to update MirrorMoon EP and if you don’t have it yet this update comes with the biggest discount! 40% off = $5.99 instead of $9.99 on Steam and on our website for one week, starting today!

A new button in the navigation scene adds an extra layer to the discovery of the Galaxy Map; its function is secret! New, unique, structures were also added to MirrorMoon EP planets, including cameos from indie games like Cardboard Computer’s Kentucky Route Zero, Fullbright Company’s Gone Home, and many others that we don’t wanna spoil! :0

We also want to take this opportunity to announce that MirrorMoon EP was nominated for the SXSW Gaming Awards (7th-9th of March, The Palmer Events Center, Austin TX). We are honored and humbled that our project made it so far after IndieCade, Fantastic Arcade and IGF Nuovo Award nomination.

Last but not least, don’t forget that MirrorMoon EP OST is alive and kicking on BandCamp: https://santaragione.bandcamp.com/ . So give it a listen!

Nicolò, Pietro and Paolo

[EDIT] New features and fixes now available in the OUYA version too!