Austin IGDA will have a booth at SXSW Gaming again this year to show off what a great place Austin is for game development. We’ll have several local small development teams showing their games as well as some demonstrations of what game developers do during the day.
SXSW Gaming runs from Thursday, March 16 until Saturday March 18. The expo floor is open from noon to 8pm.
“Black Ice” by Super Duper Game Company
Black Ice is a cyberpunk first person shooter (FPS) with strong RPG elements. Think Borderlands meets Tron. Jack into cyberspace and make hacking runs on megacorp servers, but watch out for the dangerous Black Ice defending them!
“Candle: Darkness Returns” by Mursa Major and Teggy Games
Candle: Darkness Returns is an upcoming 2D platformer for iOS. Follow Vela, a young wizard’s apprentice, who is transformed into a candle by an evil darkness. Run and jump your way through 4 unique, hand-painted worlds as Vela attempts to transform herself back to normal by collecting four enchanted items that have been hidden throughout the land.
“Cosmos Arena” by Astire Games
Cosmos Arena is a 4-player action platformer that combines cooperative and competitive gameplay.
“Delenda Airlines” by Team Dogpit
Flying as it was meant to be: glamorous, romantic, and stressful as hell! Guide the crew of the world’s most chaotic airline to please their passengers as they freak out over the turbulence and the long wait for dinner service. (Disclaimer: A flight attendant might’ve been harmed in the making of this game.)
“Disastr Blastr” by Dog Theory Games
Descend into a radical new dimension of abstract minimalist arcade fury in Disastr_Blastr! Blaze your merciless path of devastation through an expansive non-linear game world with 100+ stages of cortex-shattering cubic mayhem!
“Kova” by Black Hive Media
Kova is a metroidvania RPG set in a distant, technologically-advanced future when human-kind has colonized planets across galaxies.
“Omegatech” by Megaworld
“Out Foxed” by Astire Games
Out Foxed is a stealth game where the player tries to rescue chickens (which are really scientists) from the evil pigs.
“Outpost Delta” by Hidden Achievement
Outpost Delta, the latest game from Hidden Achievement, is a single player, 2-D side-scrolling sci-fi shooter for PC. Take on the role of Delta, the outpost’s emergency defense, along with her AI companion, Joule, as you defend the outpost against alien intruders called the “Klaath.”
“PaniCats” by Slyonics
Herd your cats past traps and obstacles but be gentle, panic is contagious!”
“RogueCraft Squadron” by Missing Sentinel Software
RogueCraft Squadron is a futuristic spaceship strategy game with roguelike elements.
“A Snake’s Tail” by Michael Fairly
A Snake’s Tail is a puzzle game about snakes in cramped places.
“Tonight We Riot” by Pixel Pushers Union 512
Tonight We Riot is “Streets of Rage” meets “Pikmin” with bricks and molotov cocktails punching up against dystopian capitalism
“Witchkin” by Coven Games
Witchkin is a first-person, single-player horror game for PC and Rift/Vive where you play as a child trapped in a house filled with terrifying toys in the 1920s. You must progress up the floors of the house from the basement to the attic; on each floor, you are stalked by a different toy. We will be demoing it on the Oculus Rift.
Eric Lothspeich from EMLstudio, LLC
EMLstudio is an art company that specializes in 2D game-art production. It focuses on UI/UX design, concept art, and animation.
The art-demo will demonstrate a pixel-art creature design for Hidden Achievement’s upcoming 2D sci-fi-platformer, Outpost: Delta. Design will include concept art, coloring, and animation using Aseprite, focusing on the game-design of the enemy, its personality, and how it will move throughout its different states in the game.
Jordan Overmyer from Mursa Major
Jordan will be developing some new levels for Candle: Darkness Returns in Unity3D.
Black Hive Media staff
The art and programming teams from Black Hive Media will demonstrating the creation of game art and showing some game programming
Joel Christiansen from Dog Theory Games
Joel will be making some low-res pixel art for Dog Theory’s game StarGirl Super Emma
Thursday 3/16 Noon-2PM
Candle: Darkness Returns, Coven
Thursday 3/16 2PM-4PM
PaniCats, One Man BP, Outpost Delta
Thursday 3/16 4PM-6PM
PaniCats, One Man BP, Omegatech, Jordan Overmyer level building demo
Thursday 3/16 6PM-8PM
Tonight We Riot, Out Foxed, Jordan Overmyer level building demo
Friday 3/17 Noon-2PM
Out Foxed, Tonight We Riot
Friday 3/17 2PM-4PM
#ResistJam, RogueCraft Squadron
Friday 3/17 4PM-6PM
#ResistJam, A Snake’s Tail
Friday 3/17 6PM-8PM
Black Ice, Delenda Airlines, Eric Lothspeich art demo
Saturday 3/18 Noon-2PM
Cosmos Arena, Black Ice, Black Hive Media art and programming demos
Saturday 3/18 2PM-4PM
Cosmos Arena, Witchkin, A Snake’s Tail, #ResistJam development demo
Saturday 3/18 4PM-6PM
Kova, Outpost Delta, Joel Christiansen
Saturday 3/18 6PM-8PM
Disastr_Blastr, Delenda Airlines, Candle: Darkness Returns