The winner of the Game Trust Casual Games Evolution Challenge was announced yesterday — Oshiro from San Francisco-based Walking Ideas, Inc. The final game version will be implemented in Director/Shockwave. The contest was held during this year’s Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, and was co-sponsored by Macromedia and shockwave.com. Oshiro will have it’s shockwave.com debut in the coming months … so stay tuned.
You can get more info and check out demo versions of some of the finalists’ and grand prize winning games at the GameTrust Site
As of today, Macromedia Shockwave Player will no longer be offering the WeatherBug desktop weather application to users, and the installers have been updated to reflect this change. The Yahoo! Toolbar continues to be offered with the Shockwave Player as part of our partnership with Yahoo!.
Tom and I will be at next week’s Game Developer Conference , and Macromedia is also supporting two key casual online gaming events.
But first, if you’re going to be in town — there are plans to meet up with Director developers at Swig (571 Geary) on Wednesday, March 9th at 6pm.
Macromedia is also co-sponsoring the Game Trust “Casual Game Evolution Challenge”. We’re looking for the best single-player Shockwave game concepts for online, tournament, and download play. Game Trust has a booth on the show floor where you can register and submit entries, or you can submit online at www.gametrust.com. Entries are due by March 18th.
Here is a link to the press release.
Finally, Macromedia is one of the sponsors for the IGDA Online Games SIG event during GDC, along with PlayFirst, iWin, and AOL Games. Sorry, this one is by invite only … but Tom and I promise to rub elbows on your behalf.
I’m really looking forward to next week, as it will be my first GDC. And I’ve also heard rumblings of a MAX New Orleans-style romp about downtown SF … watch out!