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Hi everyone,

If you happen to have kids (or know someone who does) here's a brand new free resource that I hope is helpful. It's a website for my video learning series, “Dune’s Island,” which aims to teach kids environmental stewardship in a really fun way through stories and characters. Within the site you can freely access all the episodes, support documentaries and even tie-in curriculum (like vocabulary, math problems, writing prompts and more.)

In the coming weeks, I’ll be expanding the site with all kinds of activities and more cool documentaries, so please be sure to bookmark it. In the meantime, any and all feedback is welcome and very much appreciated. Enjoy and stay safe.

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Wed, 29/04/20 - 1:12 AM Permalink

If anyone happens to wonder what I get up to when I’m not creating music for everyone, I write and direct films that hopefully help kids (and grownups) learn important things.

Here's a link to the page on my new site where you can freely access all of the "Dune's Island" episodes. I’ve enabled the download function on Vimeo so you don’t even have to be online to share it with your kiddos.

Enjoy…and please feel free to share with anyone who might find it useful.

Stay safe and healthy.…

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Wed, 29/04/20 - 6:38 PM Permalink

I had always intended "Dune's Island" to be an immersive learning world. The idea was to produce films that teachers and home educators could actually pull lessons from to share with their students. After completing the episodes, a team of science teachers went through the films and created curriculum for grades K-5 that ties into the episodes.

Here's a link to it:

Please feel free to share it!


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Hey Tsumea,

Trying to set up my Profile. I realise it may take some time before my profile pic and banner appear, however, I have no idea how to add posts to my journal.

In the screenshot I can't put anything in the section that looks like you should be able to type.

Very confused.

Any help would be appreciated



Submitted by souri on Mon, 26/06/17 - 12:21 PM Permalink

Click on dashboard on the top right and then "Post Journal"


So, newbie here, from the land of Angry Birds and late Nokia, currently doing Psychology Master’s Thesis on game playing preferences. Hah. I have an online survey which contains questions like why do you play, how much, what type of games e.g, as well as questions from positive psychological view. What I mean by it is that we want to see the positive effects of gaming. The survey takes about 15 to 20 mins. I know this is long, but all the questions are well thought through and important. So use your time when filling it! Thanks!
(webropol is a commonly used survey site. google it!)


Hello from Agnes Water, Queensland,

I recently released a game called Clear For Action, which I developed solo. It was developed with Cocos2D-x. Description to follow:

Captain Redbeard is a pirate down on his luck. With his ship repossessed by his own sister and not a piece of gold to his name what is an ‘honest’ pirate to do? Help Redbeard reclaim his pride and build a fleet that will make his family proud. Create over 25 ships and sail the seas in search of fortune. Plot your course and visit one of many exotic locales. Upgrade your ships to make them faster and increase their range. Participate in trade missions to obtain precisions gold and jewels. Share your adventure with friends to gain prestige and in game rewards.

Clear For Action is a fleet building and pirate tycoon game. Transport booty around the seven seas and use your ill-gotten gains to produce bigger and badder ships. Captain Redbeard and his first mate Hawkins need your help to conquer the seas, will you accept the challenge? Clear For Action is free to play and available worldwide on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

App Store Link:-
Google Play Link:-

Visit for more information about Clear for Action, including videos and screenshots.


Hi guys,

We are thinking about promoting a competition to help launch our mobile game.
The prizepool will be ~$10,000 USD and it will be free to enter.
It will be available worldwide and the winner will be paid through PayPal.

The winners will be decided based on skill - how well they score in our game.
We will verify results through Apple's Game Center.

My question is:
[B]Is this legal and are there any fees/forms/certificates I need to attain to promote this competition?[/B]



Hi everyone!

I've been browsing Tsumea for a while, just haven't had the need to un-lurk. Have enjoyed some the discussions here. =) I'm currently part of the Founder Institute program for tech entrepreneurs, and am looking into developing an idea that would facilitate outsourcing of game development.

Would you guys be so kind as to help me out by doing this short survey for me to understand more about games outsourcing?

Thank you very much!


Hello all,
Hope I'm wrong, but skimming over the last entry dates on all the doesn't look healthy.
Is the pulse here slowing?
Cheers for input.

Submitted by Kezza on Tue, 16/07/13 - 1:19 AM Permalink

Pretty much.
Had them subscribed for ages via RSS and haven't heard a peep.

Submitted by souri on Tue, 16/07/13 - 8:06 PM Permalink

You could say we've had a pretty good run, though. I remember migrating the database over to a new CMS and seeing how frequent forum posts used to be in the site's heyday. It really was quite a lot more active. I'm sure some of the old regulars like Kezza can attest to that.

I think a lot of niche and small websites like tsumea have found their visitors slowly migrate over to social websites (Reddit) and services (Facebook, Twitter etc) over the years. I've been contemplating on what to do with the site - either shut it down or re-focus on a few specific core areas (I've chosen the latter and have been working on some things for what seems like ages now). If that doesn't really do much to provide usefulness to local games developers, however, it might be an idea to send this ship out to sea.

Submitted by bugfush on Wed, 17/07/13 - 12:45 PM Permalink

I don't think you should shut down the website down though, it's a good location in order to find news of what's going on with the Australian games industry scene, plus you see a lot more Australian specific games job listings that are more current and relevant than say on GDAA. Plus the database of developers does help a lot in terms of keeping track of who's around and who's doing what. Basically, don't shut the site down, it's good! :)

Submitted by MackDavi Studios on Wed, 17/07/13 - 4:22 PM Permalink

I like your idea of refocusing the scope of the forums to specific areas, and agree with bugfush on saying it is good having something more for australia/NZ around.
I'd love to see it grow into something more, what exactly I'm not sure tho.

Submitted by Angel on Tue, 06/08/13 - 2:10 AM Permalink, it's been forever since I poked my nose in around here.. but I really owe my beginnings to some of the people that frequented these forums 'back in the day' - I'm now working on the new Mirror's Edge at DICE in Sweden.. and it all started out with some very humble attempts to learn about the industry here :) I wish I could do something to give back and put some life back into this forum to encourage other aussies down the same path.

Submitted by Wolf (not verified) on Tue, 20/08/13 - 12:43 PM Permalink

It's sad to see the site go!

Tsumea was where I went to find a list of companies to apply to, after finishing at the AIE in Canberra 8 years ago, and has been a staple read from before and since then.
Obviously, the industry has been hit from all sides in Australia over the last 5 years or so, and that surely takes its toll.

Souri, good luck with future projects, thanks for all the hard work over the years, we all look forward to hearing more about your adventures in Unity!!

Submitted by souri on Tue, 20/08/13 - 3:13 PM Permalink

In the blog post that I made previously, I outlined my plans with the site so that it can continue without me spending my time on it all day, everyday. So, we're not exactly shutting down the site, but it is going on automatic mode where people can submit their own news and jobs etc. People should still be able to find jobs and our listing of developers and services here and hopefully find talent here for their projects, but the days of me doing all the daily news writing, continual site maintenance, upgrades, research and development, and in the last year building new features and applications, are over. Web development was never my passion and I'd rather be sinking my time and efforts on something I love (and miss) doing, just like all you guys. Art and games!

Submitted by AndrewTT (not verified) on Tue, 20/08/13 - 4:21 PM Permalink

Have you thought about handing the reigns to someone else?

Submitted by Wolf (not verified) on Fri, 23/08/13 - 12:49 PM Permalink

Ah, yes, actually I read that post, and still managed to make it sound like Tsumea was going to disappear, even though I know it isn't :P
Sorry about that!

Good luck with everything, games development is the best :)

Submitted by Darksai13 on Fri, 09/09/16 - 10:47 AM Permalink

People may still check out the site some time later so it wouldn't hurt to keep using it passively and see who may be interested in utilising it for a small community or users.

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