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October 18, 2013
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Houston Game Dev News

Houston Game Dev News

Hey everyone!

Too long since we announced a general News Recap so lets get right to it!

OK.  This is going to be a BUSY winter. Lots of game activity and Houston Game Developers to showcase.

First thing you need to know is that TX/RX Labs, Houston’s HackerSpace, is now open for Fall class enrollment! 

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They offer classes from everything to intro CAD, to 3D Printing, Welding, Laser Cutting, even building your own Quad Copter! (Note, class Full).

Friday nights they have Open House and we will be attending the Oct.18, 2013, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. event.

We especially look forward to asking a few questions from local Slashdot hero and engineer Stephen Cameron about Space Nerds in Space! and World War vi A Linux based, vector graphic, multiplayer networked spaceship bridge simulator!

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Space Nerds in Space – From the documentary by Jack Wade Younger

We plan on updating that story, along with 2 other exclusives pending so it is a busy week for us here.

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Richard Leon, Founder of Dark Skull Studios will be talking with us in depth about their upcoming projects with exclusive art reveals and info!

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Nick Ridgeway has launched a new Indiegogo campaign for The Dream King! Go check out his game and pledge your support!

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Saam Pahlavan has announced his indie game Disorder on Greenlight! Check it out and upvoteYES!

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On the Level Games has their new title Boo Bunny Plague on GreenLight as well! It only takes a click to support these local indie devs!

Also coming up in November, mark your calendars for:

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“Like Board Games and Video Games? If yes, then this event is for you!”

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Saturday November 16th, 2013

University of Houston

M.D. Andersson Library

Rockwell Pavilion

Houston Game Dev will be there with table and sign-up sheet for our local game awards event!

Stay tuned for that and more!


Cosmic Star Heroine Kickstarter

October 11, 2013
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Zeboyd Games has launched a Kickstarter for their new new turn-based RPG from the creators of Cthulhu Saves the World. Inspired by Chrono Trigger, Phantasy Star & Suikoden.

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The game has plans to be on PC/Mac/PS4/Vita platforms. Already off to a fantastic start, Zeboyd is about to break their $100,000 goal! This is a team that you can bet will deliver. Their game currently is off to a just as good a start as their backer pledges and the team is already showing off beautiful imagery and offering a fantastically original and new storyline.

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We have covered Houston Developer, Bill Stiernberg of Zeboyd before in the past and will continue to bring you all the latest updates on Cosmic Star Heroine and everything Zeboyd related!

Now go to their Kickstarter and pledge your support!

 

EDIT (Tuesday, October 15th, 2014):
As of last Sunday, Cosmic Star Heroine passed their KS goal!!
GET ON BOARD AND KEEP UP THE SUPPORT BY SPREADING THE WORD!!!!

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Omni is real human motion for VR

June 4, 2013
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Omni in Action

HGD is thrilled to introduce Virtuix along with their brilliant, already funded Kickstarter that will change the way players move in 3D with VR and Oculus Rift devices.

The Omni is a very affordable addition to the set that completes the entire experience. Designed here in Houston by Virtux, this motorless piece of machinary will transform the players siting still into actual players in the games envrionment.

The uses do not only benefit gamers, but exercise and education can be huge applications as well.

Within 3.5 hours their Kickstarter met the humble goal and we can definitely see why. The Omni enables you to move naturally and freely in virtual worlds.

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HGD will stay on all Omni developments as they occur.


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