We’re kinda late on this news, and likely if you follow this film, you’ve already heard about this. But, the 2011 IGF finalists we’re announced this week. It looks like a fantastic lineup, and it’s so awesome to see some of the names we’ve already talked to up for awards. Check out the finalists here and be sure to read the Jury Statements as well.
In particular, we’re very happy to see one of this film’s early supporters, Demruth's Alexander Bruce nominated for the Nuovo Award for his game “Hazard: The Journey of Life”. ‘Hazard’ is described as
A philosophical first person single player environmental puzzle game. The game presents no goals directly to the player, but they create goals for themselves based on what they know of the world.
Alexander wrote a really nice blog post about his journey with Hazard, perseverance and everything that led up to the nomination. An inspiring read for anyone working on a creative project of their own.
Alpha Squad is an adventure game that has mechanics primarily used in dual-stick shooters, to keep the action fast and heavy as you explore the world and its characters. Up to 4 player co-op, a customizable storyline, large world, unforgettable weapons, music from Stemage of Metroid Metal, and art from industry veterans.
Alpha Squad is part of Microsoft’s Indie Games ‘Winter Uprising’ promotion, and should be available on XBLIG very soon. The game looks fantastic - watch the trailer below, and consider heading on over to your local dashboard and picking it up.