Spheroid By From Soy Sauce Is Greenlit

About two years ago, From Soy Sauce put its game Spheroid on Steam’s Greenlight service. There it sat for quite some time. The long wait is over now. This past weekend Spheroid was greenlit and it will now be available through Steam.

This makes the second From Soy Sauce game to be greenlit this year. It joins Glass Wing which was greenlit earlier this summer. This is encouraging news for this young development team as they work on their next game, NS Doujin Spirit.

You can purchase Spheroid on Steam for $1.99.

crowdfunding Indiegogo Kickstarter

Welcome to the latest Monday Morning Crowdfunding report. We link to the crowdfunding pages of games from Oklahoma developers and other interesting crowdfunding projects from Oklahomans. Music, comics, table-top games and more. If it might be of interest to gamers and game developers we will show them off.

Here is the primary list of crowdfunding campaigns.

Funding Successful:

LOOT & XP: The Game Hub of Norman, Inc.: LOOT & XP is a table top gaming cafe opening up in Norman, Oklahoma. Loot & XP successfully surpassed its funding goal having raised $15,775.

Funding unsuccessful:

Wordcrafter by Geym Theori: Wordcrafter is a card game in which players compete to make as many words as possible over 3 increasingly difficult rounds. GeymTheori failed to reach its goal after raising only $666.

New Campaigns:

The Piker by Geym Theori: Geym Theori keeps going. Their latest card game is a competitive card game in which players bet on cards using dice. Geym Theori is seeking $2,500 and has raised $526 with 26 days left.

The Turing Test Human vs Robot by Aaron Frias: The Turing Test is a game in which humans attempt to identify and eliminate the robots. Aaron is seeking $1,250 and has raised $89 with 29 days left.

Also, we are running our very own Patreon campaign. If you want to help us out as we report on and promote the Oklahoma games industry, by all means, do so. We currently have $2 in patronage.

That’s it for this round of reporting. If you know of any others, let me know.

XPO Gaming ConferenceAbout a week ago after a tweet from someone anxious to go to to XPO, I saw that XPO’s website XPO2015.com was down. This was extremely concerning as I was looking forward to the event in October. So I tweeted XPO to find out what is happening. Thankfully, they were quick to respond and sent me a link to their Facebook status update.

We have some news to share, everyone. In order to make XPO the biggest and best event it can possibly be, we’ve moved the event to September 23 – 25, 2016. XPO was already shaping up to be a great event, and we think another year of planning and coordinating will make it even better!

We’ll also be hosting several community events in the Tulsa area over the next year as we get closer to launch. Keep an eye on this space for more news, and check out our new website: XPOTulsa.com.

See you in 2016!

According to the included press release, the reason for the date change is to allow more time for sponsors and exhibitors to make plans to join the event.

More planning time will allow XPO organizers to further solidify plans for speakers, panels, a first look at new gaming technology, curated film festival, live music, tabletop games, cosplay contests, retro gaming lounge, after parties and more. Rescheduling the event also gives interested corporate sponsors ample time to join the event, providing exciting additions to the conference experience.

While we are disappointed to not have the event his year, we are glad to see that they are still planning to hold the conference. We know that planning such an event takes a lot of time and resources and this is to be expected with a brand new event of this scale. We will keep you posted on further updates. If you want to follow updates yourself, you can visit the XPO Gaming Convention website.

crowdfunding Indiegogo Kickstarter

Welcome to the latest Monday Morning Crowdfunding report. We link to the crowdfunding pages of games from Oklahoma developers and other interesting crowdfunding projects from Oklahomans. Music, comics, table-top games and more. If it might be of interest to gamers and game developers we will show them off.

Here is the primary list of crowdfunding campaigns.

Current Campaigns:

Wordcrafter by GeymTheori: Wordcrafter is a card game in which players compete to make as many words as possible over 3 increasingly difficult rounds. GeymTheori is seeking $1,000 to fund the game and has already raised $559 with about 1 day left.

LOOT & XP: The Game Hub of Norman, Inc.: LOOT & XP is a table top gaming cafe opening up in Norman, Oklahoma. They are seeking $6,000 and have raised $14,305 with about a day left.

Also, we are running our very own Patreon campaign. If you want to help us out as we report on and promote the Oklahoma games industry, by all means, do so. We currently have $2 in patronage.

That’s it for this round of reporting. If you know of any others, let me know.

crowdfunding Indiegogo Kickstarter

Welcome to the latest Monday Morning Crowdfunding report. We link to the crowdfunding pages of games from Oklahoma developers and other interesting crowdfunding projects from Oklahomans. Music, comics, table-top games and more. If it might be of interest to gamers and game developers we will show them off.

Here is the primary list of crowdfunding campaigns.

Current Campaigns:

Wordcrafter by GeymTheori: Wordcrafter is a card game in which players compete to make as many words as possible over 3 increasingly difficult rounds. GeymTheori is seeking $1,000 to fund the game and has already raised $401 with 8 days left.

LOOT & XP: The Game Hub of Norman, Inc.: LOOT & XP is a table top gaming cafe opening up in Norman, Oklahoma. They are seeking $6,000 and have raised $9,863 with 8 days left.

Also, we are running our very own Patreon campaign. If you want to help us out as we report on and promote the Oklahoma games industry, by all means, do so. We currently have $2 in patronage.

That’s it for this round of reporting. If you know of any others, let me know.

crowdfunding Indiegogo Kickstarter

Welcome to the latest Monday Morning Crowdfunding report. We link to the crowdfunding pages of games from Oklahoma developers and other interesting crowdfunding projects from Oklahomans. Music, comics, table-top games and more. If it might be of interest to gamers and game developers we will show them off.

Here is the primary list of crowdfunding campaigns.

Current Campaigns:

Wordcrafter by GeymTheori: Wordcrafter is a card game in which players compete to make as many words as possible over 3 increasingly difficult rounds. GeymTheori is seeking $1,000 to fund the game and has already raised $386 with 15 days left.

LOOT & XP: The Game Hub of Norman, Inc.: LOOT & XP is a table top gaming cafe opening up in Norman, Oklahoma. They are seeking $6,000 and have raised $8,755 with 15 days left.

Also, we are running our very own Patreon campaign. If you want to help us out as we report on and promote the Oklahoma games industry, by all means, do so. We currently have $2 in patronage.

That’s it for this round of reporting. If you know of any others, let me know.

crowdfunding Indiegogo Kickstarter

Welcome to the latest Monday Morning Crowdfunding report. We link to the crowdfunding pages of games from Oklahoma developers and other interesting crowdfunding projects from Oklahomans. Music, comics, table-top games and more. If it might be of interest to gamers and game developers we will show them off.

Here is the primary list of crowdfunding campaigns.

Current Campaigns:

Wordcrafter by GeymTheori: Wordcrafter is a card game in which players compete to make as many words as possible over 3 increasingly difficult rounds. GeymTheori is seeking $1,000 to fund the game and has already raised $381 with 22 days left.

LOOT & XP: The Game Hub of Norman, Inc.: LOOT & XP is a table top gaming cafe opening up in Norman, Oklahoma. They are seeking $6,000 and have raised $6,281 with 22 days left.

Also, we are running our very own Patreon campaign. If you want to help us out as we report on and promote the Oklahoma games industry, by all means, do so. We currently have $2 in patronage.

That’s it for this round of reporting. If you know of any others, let me know.

Glass Wing by From Soy SauceIn their latest video update (below), From Soy Sauce announces the release of the Definitive Edition of Glass Wing. This update is a response to one of the most requested content updates from fans of the game.

In the original release of Glass Wing, the game ends with a reverse traversal of the Twilight Trial levels of the game. So you had to go backward through them all to reach the finale of the game. A lot of fans did not enjoy this experience, and I myself had tremendous trouble beating a few of them.

From Soy Sauce listened to fans and replaced that final trial with an extended mountain level with an emphasis on flying to beat it. I haven’t had a chance to try it out just yet, but I am confident that these great developers have done a great job.

The update is available on Steam and Itch.io. For more updates on their other games, you can follow From Soy Sauce on Twitter.

crowdfunding Indiegogo Kickstarter

Welcome to the latest Monday Morning Crowdfunding report. We link to the crowdfunding pages of games from Oklahoma developers and other interesting crowdfunding projects from Oklahomans. Music, comics, table-top games and more. If it might be of interest to gamers and game developers we will show them off.

Here is the primary list of crowdfunding campaigns.

Cancelled Campaigns:

Rivals: Masters of the Deep by Chase Layman: Chase cancelled funding for Rivals earlier in the week. They feel that they can do much better in a new campaign in September. You can read their cancellation post here.

New Campaigns:

Wordcrafter by GeymTheori: Wordcrafter is a card game in which players compete to make as many words as possible over 3 increasingly difficult rounds. GeymTheori is seeking $1,000 to fund the game and has already raised $326 with 29 days left.

LOOT & XP: The Game Hub of Norman, Inc.: LOOT & XP is a table top gaming cafe opening up in Norman, Oklahoma. They are seeking $6,000 and have raised $2,265 with 29 days left.

Also, we are running our very own Patreon campaign. If you want to help us out as we report on and promote the Oklahoma games industry, by all means, do so. We currently have $2 in patronage.

That’s it for this round of reporting. If you know of any others, let me know.

Hipster Animal FlipLast time we left Totally Awesome Games, they had ended their campaign to fund Duel of Heroes unsuccessfully. That was more than a year ago. Since then, we haven’t heard much.

Just a few weeks ago, they launched a Facebook page launching one of their latest games, Hipster Animal Flip. HAF is a mobile game that has the potential to eat much of your time.

HAF is a really simple game. You have two pairs of animals, a pig and a fox, and falling dots. As the dots fall, you must flip the pairs of animals to match the color dots to the proper animal. That is it. This game is very simple to play but very difficult to master.

Hipster Animal Flip GameplayOne of the great things about HAF is its music. It has a really catchy song that I find myself humming for a long while after each play session. It really puts you in the mood when you play the game.

As for the art, for how simple the game is, what little art there is has a lot of character. The fox and pig both look great.

HAF is free to download on iTunes and is going to be available on Android devices soon. It also offers a single IAP to remove ads for $0.99.

If you are interested, you can also try out TAG’s other iTunes game Giant Furry Balls.