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Posts tagged “Flashbang Studios”

Indie Fund Is Open For Business

What would you do if you'd made an indie game, and suddenly found yourself impressively wealthy as a result? Build a castle out of diamonds? Buy a zoo just so you can eat all the animals? Or would you create an angel investment fund so you can help other indies get their projects off the ground? That's the excellent choice that a number of successful…

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Raptor Safari’s Bubble Blursts

I am sadface, king of sorrow. Dino-biffing remake/sequel Off-Road Velociraptor Safari HD has been more-or-less cancelled. Boo! High concept heroes Flashbang seem to have had a hard time of things lately. Double-boo! They're not sure whether or not their future holds more absurd delights such as Minotaur Chinashop and Time Donkey. Boo-to-infinity! Best of luck to the good ship Flashbang/Blurst, whatever they do next. You…

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What Goes Around… The Indie Fund

Some indie games make a lot of money. Most don't. Worse, many never even get off the ground because they have no funding. The freshly-announced Indie Fund means to change that - it's an angel investment group set up by some of independent gaming's greatest current luminaries (the likes of 2D Boy, Jon Blow, Flashbang...) and intended to help the next generation of indie devs…

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Un Taco Por Favor: ┬íTime Donkey!

The latest Blurst game has been released, which is always a pleasure to say. Time Donkey, the Cursor*10-meets-platformer thing of extraordinariness is now available to play on their site, along with classics like Off-road Velociraptor Safari and Jetpack Brontosaurus, completely free. And in a new move, developers Flashbang have also created pay-for versions of Time Donkey and their previous game, Crane Wars, which can be…

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Bring The Crane: Blurst’s Crane Wars

Yay. Blurst's latest in their plan to release four-hundred and twenty-two games this week hits. It's Crane Wars. We've talked about it before but it's a crane-physics game with a pleasingly-fun and even affectionately satirical Union members versus dirty-scabs scenario. You make your towers, as quickly as you can, topping them off with a top part to finish them. Alternatively, lob buildings or trucks at…

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Behind The Scenes Of Crane Wars

During the release of It's Only A Paper Moon, April's Flashbang Studios release, we showed you the video for the forthcoming Time Donkey. This time the super-speedy developers have behind-the-scenes footage showing the development of their other current project, Crane Wars. Guess what the game's about. Go on, guess. It's below, as you might imagine.

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It’s Only A Paper Moon

The first details have just this minute appeared about Flashbang Studio's next game, via that traditional route of an article in the Wall Street Journal. Many were expecting the next of their six Blurst games planned for this year to be Crane Wars, especially after a prototype was made available last month. However, this Friday brings the surprise appearance of Paper Moon, described by the…

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Look At Those Tentacles: Blush Is Live

Flashbang Studio's latest, Blush, is live. You can play it right here on Blurst. In fact, you should. We first told you about Blush back in January, along with a tasty interview, and showed the early test footage. Ping! It's finished already, putting FBS well on track for their six games in twelve months plan. Blush is, as you'd guess from the title, a squid-based…

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Unknown Pleasures 2009: Blush

Off-road Velociraptor Safari. Jetpack Brontosaurus. Minotaur China Shop. Their names are legend. In fact, the names by themselves would be legendary, but Flashbang Studios devotion to webgame randomness has won our hearts. Like, totally. Their plans for 2009 are interesting to say the least. In a Wedding Present 12-singles-in-one-year-esque move, they plan to release 6 new games in 2009, each with an eight week development…

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Minotaur Diary, Page 17

Dear Diary,Day 4 was meant to go really well. I'd had such a good week at the china shop, and profits were up significantly. I'd made enough to bring in some fresh inventory, and we'd launched a new advertising campaign and it was really seeing the customers come in. The store was looking packed with excellent items, and I was rarely serving fewer than two…

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Minotaur China Shop Is Live, We Talk To Flashbang

Flashbang's latest opus, Minotaur China Shop is now online, and available to play for free via the Blurst site. Go form opinions. To mark the occasion, we grabbed Flashbang's Steve Swink to ask a few questions about the new game, find out which comes first: the name or the game, get shown fascinating prototypes of projects, and see some fantastic behind-the-scenes glimpses into the workings…

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Minotaur China Shop: Smashing New Footage

We haven't looked in on Flashbang Studios' next slice of high-concept silliness for a while, so I'm overjoyed to discover (via former Future colleague Alex Cox) that there's a new-ish video of its plate-trashing hilarity. This brings out the stupid in me in all the best ways: Minotaur China Shop (Alpha) from Matthew Wegner on VimeoAnd whistling! There is not enough whistling in PC games.

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Minotaur China Shop

Matthew Wegner of Flashbang "Off Road Velociraptor Safari" Studios dropped me a line about their forthcoming online home for their games, Blurst. He says it'll be full of prototypes and similar, and display each game they create with an eight-week development cycle. Which is great, but not something we'd link to until it was up and running properly. But on the site, I noticed that…

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“Taxa Be Monophyletic”

ShackNews have put up an interview with FlashBang, the creators of JetPack Brontosaurus and Off-Road Velociraptor Safari. More interviews should include these questions:Shack: Favorite dinosaur?Flashbang: Ravens. We take a cladistic standpoint and demand our taxa be monophyletic, so "dinosaurs" must include Aves, the modern birds.Shack: Favorite dinosaur video game?Flashbang: Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis is hands down the best dinosaur related game ever created. Not even…

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Thunderlizard Dreams

Amorphous dream landscapes are sort of like space, right? Good - then this can receive the hallowed 'space week' tag.It's the first, gorgeous footage of Jetpack Brontosaurus, the next game from Flashbang Studios - who you may remember from such indie physics-delights as The President's Neck is Missing Offroad Velociraptor Safari. The ethereal soundtrack helps, but even without it I'm pretty convinced this apparent Gravitar/Thrust…

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Off-Road Velociraptor Safari – Kill Now!

We mentioned the daft and joyful preview video of Off-Road Velociraptor Safari a couple of weeks back. Well, it's arrived.And it's a stupid amount of fun. It's a game about driving a jeep, and running over velociraptors! Also performing stunts, collecting drops, and damaging your vehicle, ideally stringing these all together to create a high score in the five minutes available.

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