Brandon Boyer

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If you’ve kept even half an ear open to the indie games community over the past year, Kloonigames’ Crayon Physics should already be a somewhat familiar name. Developer Petri Purho’s elegantly concepted and deceptively complex game was the winner not only of the Grand Prize Award at the 2008 Independent Games Festival, but also the recent recipient of the Offworld Award for Most Screamingly Obvious Game Still Not Announced For The DS (a void publisher Majesco has smartly moved to fill with similar forthcoming title Marker Man Adventures, which, I will hazard to guess, is an enhanced handheld port of HatsForMyPencil’s Marker World).

Despite unfulfilled platform preferences, it shouldn’t pass your attention that Purho’s full version of the PC game, Crayon Physics Deluxe, has just gone up for pre-order at his newly unveiled website, promising a full 70 levels in the eventual release, as well as a full level editor, ‘and more.’ There’s currently no firm release date, but those that pre-order the game will be given access to the beta version when it becomes available.

If all of this is news to you, have a look at his original proof of concept demo still available at his site, where Purho has been challenging himself to post a new game developed in under a week every month for nearly two years.

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