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!

Myth of Medusa" is the game we made at this year’s Global Game Jam, in Rome!

The game takes place in an enchanted winter forest. Wandering in its fog, you’ll meet a blind entity that quests you about your identity. Unfortunately, you can’t recall who you are. The creature promises to help you out of the forest only when you will reveal your true nature. Here starts your path of self discovery: you’ll encounter several elements, and through interacting with those you will understand your physical characteristics, your nature and personality. You will meet the magic entity again and it will question you again, helping you deciphering the hints encountered in the forest. Remember: every game will spawn you as a different creature and every creature will behave and interact with the environment in distinctive ways

You can download the game here:

WIN MAC LINUX

Or on you can download an earlier, buggy version on the GGJ webpage: http://globalgamejam.org/2014/games/myth-medusa-0 Includes source project!

We were lucky enough to work with great artists, designers and programmers <3! They are:

Ilya Florenskiy
Davide Politi
Enrico Rossomando
Luca Francesco Rossi
Annamaria Andrea Vitali

Thank you for a great jam! And special thanks to the organizers in Rome, Andrea Ferlito, Ciro “Quick Development” Continisio, and Vincenzo Lettera!

FOTONICA + OUYA? YES, FOTUYA! EHM NO! 4 PLAYER MULTIPLAYER! YIKES!

FOTONICA is available TODAY on the magical little box OUYA with all the content you’d expect from the original version plus exclusive 4 Player Multiplayer!  OUYA page: https://www.ouya.tv/game/FOTONICA/

Now calm down, gently turn on your OUYA, download the game and call your friends! If you need help, loudly scream OUYA: HELP! Nothing will happen, same as with the new generation of consoles, so why bother.

Here’s a juicy trailer for all of you:

Best,

Pietro, Nicolò

Big news! To all those who were asking for the MirrorMoon EP soundtrack (and for those who weren&#8217;t asking) here it is, more than 1h of ambient and noisy space music:

MirrorMoon EP OST on BandCamp!

Featuring Michael Manning, Nicolò Sala, Eric Hopton, Marco Adamoli, ella guro, Keith W. Blackwell and Sine Waver
Make sure to visit and support all these independed artist through their websites and by spreading the word about their awesome work!!

Finally, don&#8217;t forget that MirrorMoon EP is 33% OFF for two more days on STEAM and HUMBLE STORE!!
Cheers!!

Big news! To all those who were asking for the MirrorMoon EP soundtrack (and for those who weren’t asking) here it is, more than 1h of ambient and noisy space music:

MirrorMoon EP OST on BandCamp!

Featuring Michael Manning, Nicolò Sala, Eric Hopton, Marco Adamoli, ella guro, Keith W. Blackwell and Sine Waver

Make sure to visit and support all these independed artist through their websites and by spreading the word about their awesome work!!

Finally, don’t forget that MirrorMoon EP is 33% OFF for two more days on STEAM and HUMBLE STORE!!

Cheers!!

the-court-jester

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Artist Interview – Gabriele Brombin (The artist of MirrorMoon EP)

Written by Luke Thompson

Visual achievement is becoming less and less recognisable in modern games. For years, gaming has strived to ascend the mountain peak of photo-realistic graphics, believing that the key to better and more memorable experiences lies in a higher texture resolution, and a more realistic world. As a result, our current generation, (and indeed, our next) has become subject to a dire homogenisation.

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MirrorMoon EP is available on WIN, MAC, LINUX and finally on OUYA!
Just got back from IndieCade and as always, it was more than worth it! Cool selections of board and video games. Tons of friends to drink beer with and a special trip to the LA GameSpace warehouse which, let us tell you, is an amazing space!
Last but not least, our friends at OUYA had this wonderful poster of MirrorMoon EP that was on show at the OUYA Tent along with MirrorMoon EP! Design by One Strange Cat http://onestrangecat.com/design-direction/ouya-e3-posters/

Lovely :D

MirrorMoon EP is available on WIN, MAC, LINUX and finally on OUYA!

Just got back from IndieCade and as always, it was more than worth it! Cool selections of board and video games. Tons of friends to drink beer with and a special trip to the LA GameSpace warehouse which, let us tell you, is an amazing space!

Last but not least, our friends at OUYA had this wonderful poster of MirrorMoon EP that was on show at the OUYA Tent along with MirrorMoon EP! Design by One Strange Cat http://onestrangecat.com/design-direction/ouya-e3-posters/

Lovely :D