Wednesday, 30 December 2009

YoYoGames Compos returns again

Hey All,

A very delightful news I just saw YoYoGames have started new Compo for the new year.
The theme of the compo is to make a game for handheld device using GM7 or GM8
Compo Rules (Copied from YoYoGlog)

  1. Your Game must be less than 10MB (uncompressed)EXE only…NO ZIP files.
  2. Maximum Screen Size 480X272
  3. No DLLs or other extension packages can be used.
  4. No Installation packages.
  5. No use of the registry.
  6. Game Controls must use cursor keys and space-bar only, escape to quit
  7. Game Maker versions 7 or 8 only
  8. All games must be tagged “Competition” and “05″
  9. Contest finishes March 30th 2010 at Midnight GMT

More info go to this link

I will particpate in the compo with a new game (the game idea was developed for RoboSquid Contest but I didn't start on it at all as I was too busy)

Yesterday I started making a platform engine so as to use it in my future games where this game will be one of them and Alexitrón (The designer of lots of amazing games such as The Power) told me that he will help me in level designing as I am horrible at it. (I am so happy when I knew that Alex will help me :) )

Today when I hear about the YoYoGames Competition 05 I decided to participate in it with my newgame which is called Night Guard :)

I won't talk about it for now when I finish some parts of it I will post about it :)

Thats all for now :) Hope to see lots of amazing entries there :)


Tuesday, 29 December 2009

New Year Compo :)

Hey all,
Happy New Year and Merry Christmas :) Hoping that everybody enjoying his vacation :)
I just found a new compo for the new year made by ClickTeam (The Company that made MMF2(The tool used in making lots of famous games example: Kyntt Stories)) This compo have lots of amazing prizes

  • Multimedia Fusion 2 Developer or $369 via PayPal - quantity: 1
  • 1 GB 3.1 megapixel Mini digital video camera - quantity: 1
  • 1 GB MP3/Multimedia Entertainment Player - quantity: 1
  • 1 Year of Standard Web Hosting from - quantity: 2
  • Clickteam Hats - quantity: 5

The contest named 20 Event Contest :) where you must make a game having no more than 20 events and in each event contain no more than 4 conditions (I think)

It sounds strange but I think the prizes are cool :) The deadline is till 14 February 2010.

The are lots of some resterictive rules you must check them before start making the game :)
For more information Visit this link.

Another news:

Nicalis company has published some music for the christmas very wonderfull and you must check them now :) link.

Also Dr.Petter the amazing person who created the SFXR sound effect tool which I used in all my games sound effects :) its so nice :)
He released an alpha version for his new tool (Sculptris) for creating 3D models by shaping a sphere as it is a mud ball and I am shaping it.
It's amazing :) go and try it :) and by the way you can use it in making 3D models for ur game as it export obj extension.

Here is a video for it :) have fun :)

That all the news for now :)

Bye Bye

Friday, 25 December 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone, Happy New Year

Hi All,
Since its holiday season :) and I still to busy in college work, and No new news these days so I thought to make a list contain best indie games I've played :) so if you don't play some of them you must go and try some of them now :)

Game List:
1- World of Goo
2- Crayon Physics Deluxe
3- Braid
4- Frozzd
5- Focus
6- The Power
7- And Every Thing Start to Fall
8- Fetus
9- Assassin Blue
10- Crazy Over Goo
11- CaveMan Carig
12- IjI
13- Innoquous 3
14- Dungeon Chaos
15- Ancient Ants
16- Granny And The Snowmen
17- Street Bike Fury
18- Super Ninja Hunter
19- Acid Bomb
20- Spirits Of Metropolis
21- Vivid Conception
22- Winter Solatice
23- RunMan: Race Around the World
24- Time Fcuk
25- Eufloria
26- Cave Story
27- Skull Pogo
28- Parasite

This is a nice gaming list I remember now :) Enjoy them :)


Friday, 18 December 2009

Game Release: The Egg & The Stone (In my view Bad news)

Hi all,
You maynot understand why bad news ?? Thats easy because it is not really a game its learning game to learn what is called resolution principle a logical principal to solve logical problems.The game team was large 20 persons divided to lots of things. Although we were large but we dont work alot on this game as we were too busy in lots of other projects.

The game is finally done (without sounds or music) I was assigned me and two others to make the game graphics using XNA studio.

I draw the whole charcter set and make the design of the GUI code and classes in C# and make the integrate everything of the GUI and help in final integration in the game.

The game in my view was a horrible experience and also was not funny it still contain some bugs but these bugs are becz of the A* algo used in moving and we didnt have time to correct it.

Important Note: be sure to install CNFFont.ttf file in your windows and install XNA runtime :)

You can give it a try I upload it on GameJolt as usual and here is the link.

By the way the game isnot easy to be learned :) you may dont understand what to do.

Also I've heared about a new compo on website called IndieHell.

Theme: SandBox
DeadLine: 31 Jan 2010
Link: IndieHell Contest

I wish I have some time to enter Robosquid Compo as I had an amazing idea and I want to do it :)
Thats all news for now :)


Saturday, 12 December 2009

News On Fly

Hey all,
First of all some Compo News.

First The Ludum Dare 16 Compo is now launched

Theme: Exploration
DeadLine: 16 December
More Info: link

Assemblee Compo:
Second is Part two of Assemblee Compo is now running where lots of graphical asset can be found here is a link contain all the graphical asset in the game so for more info about the compo you can get to the site through this link :) for getting all graphical asset and other music and sound sfx take alook at this link too.

Other news about GameMaker and YoYoGames the new GM8 logo will not be changed any more as Sandy said and here is the latest version of it (In my view the orginal logo have more professional look than that but doesnt describe GameMaker at all)

Another news that YoYoGames will update site InfraStructure on Monday and if the update goes well the new YoYoGames 5th Competition will be launched WoWoW. For more info here is the link.

Thats for now :)

ByeBye :)

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Some Fast News

Hey All,

Fastly I will say some new competition if anyone would like to join them :)

First one: RoboSquid 4 Compo

Theme: Beautiful Destruction
DeadLine: 25 December
More Info: RoboSquid

Second one: GMHype Opening Contest: Charging

Theme: Charging
DeadLine: 22 December
More Info: GMHype

Third one: BoxedLunch's Arena Shmup Compo
Theme: Arena Shooter
DeadLine: 18 Decemeber
More Info: GameJolt

Fourth one: Zack's Elasticity Contest

Theme: Elasticity
DeadLine: 30 December
More Info: GameJolt

Fifth one: GAMMA 4 Contest

Theme: One Button Games
DeadLine: 31 January
More Info: GAMMA 4

More News:

2BeeGames Contest ended and here are the results :)

Climb to the top of the Castle win 10,000$ and a contract on console platform
Vector Conflict win community favour game

For Music lovers there are three nice games have published their tracks:

1- Aquaria Tracks (link) They are so amazing you must hear them

2- Fez 3 Tracks (link)

3- Machinarium (link)

at last see this interview with InfiniteAmmo (link) is so amazing :)

Thats all for now :) keep tune for more and more when I finish the exams :)


Friday, 4 December 2009

Quick Post

Hi All,
Sorry for lack of updates but I had mid-term exams this week starting from tommorow.

I just want to post some screen shots from the Egg & the Stone Game the faculty game :) made by XNA framework.

See them and tell me your opinion :)

After I finish the exams I will post lots of news :) Keep tuned :)

ByeBye for now :)

Friday, 20 November 2009

A News Cocktail :D

Hi All,
There aren't lots of news by the time so I will tell you what I have for now :)

First is that the day I said that the IGF finals will appear I mistaken in my writting I meant that this day is the day to view all the entries for the IGF.

As you see from this link :) Bactoriam is their so which me luck (although I know It won't be qualified for finals as there are lots of other games so amazing :) here is a link to see all others)

Also there are some bad news I have heared. The famous hosting site for all GameMaker People (WillHostForFood) is now down due to some financial issues so if you want it back just donate.

An some how old news is that a new version from GameMaker8 is now available now here is the link

Games created or saved in this version of Game Maker will also stop functioning at the end of December 2009.

for more information about bug fixes here is the link.
Another thing Now its time for final choosing the winner for 2BeeGames Contest :) so go now and vote for best game :) but if you see more than one game nice plz vote for my friend game :) Kablooey as he promised everybody if he won his next game which is Sand Box of God Remastered Edition will be for free :)

Also GameJolt Minimal Contest is now finished and here are the winners:
First Place: Spectrum Wing
Second Place: Saut
Third Place: Fetus

Last News is the Famous Game Designer 2DCube (aka Jesse Venbrux) (creator of Frozzd and Karoshi Series) has released a new game Called Focus based on a prototype game he made long ago called Wrap go now and try it for free its so amazing I played it for hours since it was released :).

here is a its teaser :)

Last thing about my Game The Egg & The Stone it will be integreated tommorow and will go in testing phase :) hope we finish it soon so you could try it :) although Its an educational game as I said before.

Another thing that Captin Forever is now free to play due to the release of new game Captin Succssor so go and try it now :) link

Thats all for now :)


Saturday, 14 November 2009

Compo News :)

Hi All,
As usual the weekly news :)

First about 2BeeGames Compo :) As usual I didn't qualify to the finalist with either Bactoriam or Mailure but some of my best developers have qualified (Vertigo Gaming) with his game Kablooey its a nice game you should give it a shot :)

Also there are some amazing finalist there :)
Cochon's Pursuit
Climb to the Top of the Castle
Cavemen Vs Aliens
besides Kablooey

Also I releasied that I am at the last year of the college so I participated in IGF this year with Bactoriam as a student :) and the announcing of Student Finals is tommorow :) Hope I make it (1 in million I think :D)

Also my Game Faculty Project was named The Egg & The Stone this name was chosen by some of my friends and this name is a name of an Arabic Movie which have the same idea of the game :) I wont say anything about the idea I will let it a surprise (by the way the game is educational game to learn people Resolution Principle so dont expect it fun game :) )

I submited to TIGSource Assembly Compo some pixel art pictures see them and tell me you're opinion :) here is the link of the post (link)

Here are the pictures :)

These are not all of them Go to the link and see the others :)

Last News that Reflect Games is holding a time travel gaming compo where you have to make a game talking about time travel alternating time or time machines

The end date is 10 December so head to submit and there will be nice prizes
First Prize is 30$ games on steam
Second Prize is 10$ games on steam
Third Prize is 5$ games on steam :)

If I wasnot Busy I will for sure submiting to that compo :) But I totally busy and I had an exam at next Monday

So for more information about the compo here is the link

Thats all the news for now :)

Bye Bye

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Late News :)

Hi All,

A week I think since my last post, Although I am too busy but I am trying not to miss a week without posting :)

About the College project I am nearly finishing it. I made everything in the GUI except for the help and some tiny stuffs as I will leave it till the integreation phase with the Core Implementation :)

There is a nice News Also:

Unreal Engine 3 is now free for non-commercial use and educational use so head up and download it (link).

By the way I will be participating in the Assembly compo of TIGSource with some graphics :)

Next Monday the finals of 2BeeGames Compo will be announced and I have submited Mailure and Bactoriam :) so lets hope I reach the finals only :)

About GameJolt Minimal Compo there are plenty of nice games there so go and check them (link)

These are some of my best entries there :)
Fetus by rotten_tatter (creator of Visit Game)
Little by Zack
Kemrang by Human
madnessMADNESSmadness by NAL

Bye Bye

Friday, 30 October 2009

Great News

Hi All,
Just another long time since last post :) but there was no good news till now :) So there is some nice news.

1st News:

Unity Indie is now for free :) for people who do know unity it is a tool like GameMaker helps to make online browser games for PCs also it can publish for iPhone and Xbox nowadays but both these two features is not for free you must buy for it.
Some one may answer what is the feature in Unity not found in Flash. In my view I dont know but people says that when it comes to 3D online browser games Unity is better than falsh with thousands of times.
To download Unity here is the link

2nd News:
TIGSource is running an Assemblee Competition.
Where in first month Artist and Sound Designer and Music Composer make different assets and post them on TIGSource Forum.
In Second month the programmers use this different assets to make games and post them for TIGSource.
Wow thats sounds so fun in my view.
For more information about the times and all other things here is the link.

By the way I will participate in first Phase of the graphics :)

3rd News:
GameJolt third Competition will runs from 1st November and last for one week only. The Theme wont be announced till the 1st of Novemeber but they post a picture like a screen with the three intial colours Red,Green,Blue

For more information check this link

4h News:

QOG (user on GameJolt and nice) is running a 2 hour Retro Horor Competition last also for one week so whom want to participate check out this link

Thats all news for now Hope its nice.

I am totally busy right now so

Saturday, 24 October 2009

News Rising :D

Hi All,

As usual due to lots of things I had in college I cant pay attention to my blog like before.

But I wanted to tell you about the game I am working in MI (Machine Intellegence) Me and two others are responsible for the GUI and make it appear cool for the user :). I wont say any details about the game as I want to make it a surprise :D

But Hope I do good job in it as usual :) As the dead line for the GUI is at 9/11/2009

Another thing I made another picture like the previous one its not good as the previous but hope you like it

Bye Bye for now and wait for the game :)

Friday, 16 October 2009

Post-ailure :D

Hi All,

Long time since the last post as usual :D thats because the new year semster has started and I have lots of stuff to be done.

I had 3 news I wanted to share with you :)

First one is about the site RocketGames a site looks like YoYoGames site and GameJolt as It is used for uploading games. This site has the ability that the developper on it can sell games easily as it support a secure payment method through PayPal.

Payments are made via PayPal with Roket-Games taking a small cut for controlling access to the full version. Submitted games will be moderated before they appear on the site to ensure that they are of sufficient quality to be sold and that the price is appropriate.

There is a nice earnings calculator which shows, for any sale price, the revenues received by the developer, Roket Games and PayPal. Full details on how the scheme will work are available here.

Second one is about an educational game I and a team from my colleague having it as a project for MI (Machine Intellegence) subject. I dont know any details about it as we didnt started it yet but what I can say that it will be made using XNA library :)

Third one is about style of art I was trying it using Paint.Net this style of art I dlove it so I may in vacation make a game using this style of art. Take a look on the picture and tell me your opinion :)

This is all the news for now :) Hope you still reading the blog :)


Thursday, 8 October 2009

Nice News

Hi All,

When I opened my mail today I found that Pixel Prospector website have featured my game Mailure

They made a nice youtube vedio for it

Hope you like these stuffs

Thats all for now I am so happy for that feature :)


Saturday, 3 October 2009

Return to Colleague :)

Hi All,

I just wanna say that tommorow will be the first day in the last year in my colleague (Computer Department Faculty of Engineering Cairo University) so my updates here on the blog and new games and working on them will slow down may be I release a game during colleague days or may be not.

Hope that I find good idea for Graduation Project :) till now I still dont have an idea nor a supervisor for the project.

Last thing is the theme of the Experimental Gameplay site this month which is Numbers. I won't enter I think as I will too busy next month due to colleague.

I will update here if there is new contests or may I suggest some games that I think they deserve to try them.

Bye Bye

Monday, 28 September 2009

New Game Release: Mailure

Hi All,
Long enough since I posted here thats because I didnt have anything to write about also I didnt want to spoil my new Game (Mailure).

I think that is super great news I released a new game with no geometrical graphics it is totally pixel art made by me :)


You play with naughty boy at school who always fails at exams. So the principal of his school decided to send a mail to his mother, but sending one mail is not enough because the boy may stole it from the postman.
So the principal decides to send lots of mails till the boy's mother call the principal.

So What you are waiting for Go and try it now and tell me your opinion :) (Link)

This game is made for Experimental Gameplay Failure compo :) Also I am going to participate with it in 2BeeGames Compo.

Another news YoYoGames starts a logo contest for GM8 where you must make a new logo for GM8 and the first prize will recieve a GM8 Pro version copy for free also will win 250$

So what are you waiting for start designing the logo :)

For more information here is the link

Hope that these news are Good enough to forgive me for not posting for so long :)