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There has been good progress on the game recently with the addition of Gail Brooks to the team who is doing awesome postwork.

Someone to complete the soundtrack is being finalised (I hope)

There is a wallpaper/background for the desktop that can be downloaded from the download section of the website


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Submitted by anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 05/11/04 - 2:25 AM Permalink

  • 1. Telecide - Saturday, November 06, 2004 - 2:49:33 AMStop The Press! Americans attacked the Iraqi town of Fallujah today dressed in Medal Of Honor clothing. Eyewitnesses reported seeing men dressed in combat clothing, helmets and carrying guns just like in the violent war-based computer game.
  • 2. MarSA - Sunday, November 07, 2004 - 1:40:47 PMIt is easy to blame a computer game for something that someoen does, than the person who goes out and harms someone.

    It is the same old story, the minority causes the problem, the majority will have to suffer the consequences. reports on a bizarre killing that puts some blame on a popular computer game...

"A COURT has been told two men dressed as characters from a computer game shot a man dead in front of his family during a home invasion in Sydney...

Crown Prosecutor James Bennett SC, told the court Mr Em and another man invaded the Logozzos' home shortly after midnight, dressed as characters from the computer game Counter Strike."

Could it possibly be that the two men wore combat gear because it suited the occasion, rather than imitating a computer game?

Submitted by anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 25/08/04 - 10:55 PM Permalink

  • 1. Blitz - Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 1:12:04 PMI have no idea what this news post was about.
  • 2. Rove - Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 3:35:10 PMWhat the...?
  • 3. MarkSA - Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 1:04:32 AMProgress on Game :)
  • 4. Hazard - Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 2:28:19 AMOn the front page ? Lol! good show MarkSA its one way to get people to enquire!
  • 5. MarkSA - Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 10:53:04 AMIt worked, I blinded them with science :)
  • 6. - Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 1:02:42 PMo.O (still no idea what the news post is about).
    Perhaps next time you post you should provide a link to the website or SOMETHING that actually relates to the topic of the post :)
  • 7. scarmody - Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 1:22:17 PMFirst hit on google is Must be relating to that!
  • 8. Grover - Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 9:24:15 PMIs this is?
  • 9. MarkSA - Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 9:38:53 PM

    Yes, that is the place. I had no idea the news would get on the front page.

  • 10. Makk - Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 11:41:38 PMIts easy, the answer is bananas
  • 11. Souri - Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 3:57:00 PMMarkSA has a developer account, rather than a Sumea profile account. With developer accounts, your news gets posted on the main page automatically. The idea is that developers themselves can post news about jobs, press releases, game announcements etc...

Progress is slow, but coming along. Website updated.
Ben Withington composed a track for the game.


I know many of our visitors here went to the Free Play independant game developers conference in Melbourne a short while ago, so I'm sure this news will come as a great shock to a lot of you.

Cameron has posted the sad news that one of the participants of the conference has passed away. Adam Neykoff-Davies, from the Queensland University of Technology, exhibited the Faux Cave virtual reality solution in the demo room of Free Play. It's extremely tragic news for QUT since four of their students were involved in the accident...

The Courier-Mail reports:

"Adam Neykoff-Davies, 32, and Gerard Cutcheon, 21 - both final year communication and multimedia design students at the Queensland University of Technology - were killed when their car ran off the road in the South Burnett on Saturday in an attempt to avoid cattle.

A third student, 20-year-old Helena Wood, from France, was also killed when the four-wheel drive rolled and struck a tree near Durong, 290km northwest of Brisbane.

A 20-year-old student survived the accident when she was flung from the car."

I'm sure everyone here is extremely saddened by the terrible loss, and we all send our deepest condolences to their family and friends..

If you knew Adam and need to attend his funeral, please go to Cameron's forum post for the details by clicking on the following link...


"Krome Studios and the Game Developers' Association of Australia are pleased to invite ALL women attending the AGDC to lunch to informally meet, network and make new contacts in the games industry. Whether you're a designer, programmer, producer, senior executive, lawyer, whatever! We want you to come! "

The luncheon is being held on Saturday Nov 22nd during AGDC and is complimentary for women. Visit AGDC's website for more details and registration.


I received an email from Evelyn Richardson, Executive Director for the Game Developers' Association of Australia, and she told me about a Women In Development luncheon that will be held on the Saturday during AGDC.

I checked the AGDC website and saw no details on the luncheon, so I sent off an email to Pon Chaleune, AGDC & Events Manager. She said that their website admin has been unwell but the site should be updated in the next few weeks to include the luncheon.

From what I understood there is to be a couple of guest speakers for the luncheon - one of which may possibly be Laura Fryer - Director Xbox Advanced Technology Group, Microsoft Xbox.

More details should be coming in the following weeks on the AGDC website.


Submitted by Matthew Riggall

Announcing "Antipode : The Insect Isles" an unsigned game for this years AGDC competition, from Big Toe Studios Australia.

Antipode is being developed by students from Melbourne Universities, as a Real-Time Strategy game built using OpenGL and SDL on a Windows platform. As a fully flexible 3D game, the player has a huge amount of control over the camera, to move around the environment.

Anyway, here's the website, so you can decide for yourself what you think! Any feedback is welcome!


Matthew Riggall BSc


John Passfield has given us the word that he and Steve Stamatiadis will be at Supanova in Brisbane this Saturday, giving a sneak peak of the Ty2: Bush Rescue! So if you want to get the first chance to see the sequel to one of Australia's best selling games, make sure you're at Supanova TOMORROW! John and Steve will be appearing Saturday, 3:30pm.

Where: RNA Showgrounds, (Commerce Building) Gregory Terrace, Brisbane.
When: Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September 10.00am ? 6.00pm
Tickets: Available from Ticketek and at the door.

What's Supanova about? Science-fiction, fantasy, animation, comic books, toys, games and a whole lot more!

Loads of special guests at Supanova include Star Wars Trilogy actors, Anthony Wong (Ghost from Enter theMatrix), Christopher Sabat (Vegeta & Piccolo from DragonBall Z), Darren Dunstan (Maxmillion Pegasus from Yu-Gi-Oh!), Mark Bagley (artist of the Ultimate Spider-Man), Ashley Wood (artist of Hellspawn & Popbot), Eddie Campbell (co-creator of From Hell), and Dillon Naylor (artist of Batrisha)... More information about Supanova can be had at

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