With just days to go before the shindig itself, the team at Wild Rumpus & I have just announced the final lineup of our third-annual party taking place alongside this year’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, and we’re all quite excited to note that this year we’ll be debuting a new game created with Natasha Allegri, creator of the upcoming cartoon series Bee & Puppycat.
The game — which we’re referring to as Musclecat Showdown for now — is co-created by Major Bueno, the indies behind Party Bueno and a whole host of other games created each month throughout 2013, and should be just about the best drunken fun you can have with surly, muscular cats.
Elsewhere, we’re extremely excited to have romantic beat magician and Nidhogg composer Daedelus joining a musical lineup that will include returning favorite Baiyon, Bubsy3d.com & Perfect Stride creators Arcane Kids, a new mix from Christoffer Hedborg, creator of Eleven, under his new moniker TRU LUV, and, of course, the unique stylings of DJ Phillipe Lemarchand.
The games lineup will also include a new 2-player version of Kyle Reimergartin’s FJORDS, the multiplayer dance mat version of Keita Takahashi & Adam Saltsman’s A͈L͈P͈H͈A͈B͈E͈T͈, and the stateside debut of Push Me Pull You (above), a new sports-game that exists somewhere in between Hokra and Noby Noby Boy — aka directly in my ever loving heart — and a lot, lot, lot more.
You can peruse the full lineup of all the games and music over at the That Venus Patrol And Wild Rumpus Party website, and we hope to see you out next Wednesday night!
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Toronto’s TIFF Nexus has just put together this very nice video on the past Spring’s Comics Vs Games jam, an initiative headed by Spooky Squid founder & Hand Eye Society member Miguel Sternberg, which paired five comic artists with five indie devs to create five new games, which were then displayed around the city during comics festival TCAF and the TIFF film festival proper.
The five games created were Andy Belanger and Sternberg’s Black Church Brigandage, Jamie Fristrom & Steve Manale’s We’re No Angels, Kyla Vanderklugt & Christine Love’s The Mysterious Aphroditus, Damian Sommer & Emily Carroll’s The Yawhg and Farbs & John Martz’s Cumulo Nimblers.
Of the five, only Nimblers (above) has yet to be made available for public release, which you can get (and see more about the development of) courtesy Farbs’ site here.
The Hand Eye Society and particularly the recent efforts of the TIFF Nexus (which also include Hand Eye-related initiatives like the Difference Engine, widening the community of women making games) have been hugely influential on what we’re attempting to do in Austin with JUEGOS RANCHEROS, so more successes like this are always quite heartening. [via John Martz]