Game of the Year 2017 Voting - Best Port

Thanks to the feedback from Patrons, this years Game of the Year Voting is split into parts! This is for your favourite port for a Toronto developed game!

Remember to use the #TGDGOTY hashtag on Twitter and enter for a chance to win a 50 dollar Steam, Xbox, or PSN card.

Voting is over. Results will be posted January 10th.

Severed now Available on Nintendo Switch

DrinkBox Studios has announced that their critically acclaimed game Severed is now available on Nintendo Switch.  It previously has been available for PlayStation Vita, Wii U, iOS, and Nintendo 3DS.

Severed won the Best Mobile/Handheld Game and Best Musical Score at the Canadian Video Game Awards 2016, Best Mobile Game 2016 on Destructoid, and 2016 iPad Game of the Year from Apple.  Check out the Nintendo Switch release trailer below!

First Look At Runbow Pocket On 3DS

Announced just recently to come out later this month, Youtuber NintenDaan posted about 11 minutes or so of Runbow Pocket on the new 3DS which you can check out below.

Runbow Pocket Release Date Announced - Also Working On New IP For Switch

It's been a while since we've heard about Runbow Pocket, but 13AM Games always let me know it's coming. Now we know what day it will be available.

In a post on Nintendo LifeAlex Rushdy, CEO and Creative Director at 13AM Games, announced that Runbow Pocket will come to June 20th in North America, and Europe for the new Nintendo 3DS, and new Nintendo 2DS. Alex even went into some of the trouble they had in porting their multiplayer Wii U game:

As part of our company culture, we don’t like keeping our fans in the dark as to why a game has been delayed or changed in some way since reveal, so I’d like to answer some of the questions that you guys might have about the game. It was a very difficult process to squeeze a large Wii U game into the New 3DS, especially when the engine it is built in is not our own. Being a pilot project for Unity New 3DS meant we had to face a cavalcade of technical difficulties, creating a new networking system, creating an e-commerce plug-in, figuring out how to maximize performance with significantly smaller CPU, GPU and memory compared to Wii U, and reorganizing all the UI and UX to work on the lower resolution dual screens. 

Alex also mentioned some contests they are running on their Twitter, so check out the full Nintendo Life article for more.  

We also get a tease at 13AM Games next project, which will be a single player action game on Switch that is also "weird", and distinctly "13AM". With E3 a few weeks ago, maybe we'll find out more, but for now we'll have to sit tight and wait. 

Will you be picking up Runbow Pocket in June?

2nd Annual TorontoGameDevs.com Game of the Year Voting!

Poll Closed! Results are in!

Last year, N++ won the Game of the Year voting. Who will be the winner this year? Vote below, and in the new year I'll post the winners!

Only one vote per person, but you can vote for as many games as you want. If I missed any there is a Write In feature at the bottom, or let me know on Twitter

Note: Ports didn't count (sorry Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, and N++), but DLC, and extra episodes do. Feel free to use the search on the right hand side to find out more about that game.

Pirate Pop Plus Out Now On 3DS And Wii U

As previously announced, Pirate Pop Plus the game from Tokyo developer Dadako, and published by 13AM Games is out now on Wii U and 3DS. The title is cross-buy between the two platforms, which you can picked up right here.

Severed Out Now On 3DS

First it was out on PlayStation Vita, then iOS, then Wii U. Finally after all this time, 3DS owners get their chance at DrinkBox Studios First Person Hack n' Slash RPG. Severed was released on 3DS today.

You can pick up Severed directly on 3DS, or on Nintendo's website. We'll probably have to wait a little bit to see what DrinkBox Studios is working on next, but we'll have it on TorontoGameDevs.com when its official.

Runbow Deluxe Out This Month, Runbow Pocket Delayed - 13AM Games Updates Us

Developer 13AM Games took to their Tumblr today to give us some updates on the upcoming 3DS game Runbow Pocket, and retail version Runbow Deluxe.  Do you want the good news, or the bad news first?

Good News: Runbow Deluxe will be available release October 25th in North America. It will be $29.99, and you get access to Runbow, all of Runbow's DLC, and the Runbow Soundtrack Volume 1 and 2.  Shantae will also be available as free DLC to the existing Runbow game in time for the Deluxe release.

Runbow Pocket will also include online play on new Nintendo 3DS when it releases.

Bad News: Runbow Pocket, and Runbow Pocket Deluxe has been delayed into Q1 2017.

Development on Runbow Pocket, especially the online functionality, took a few turns we didn’t quite expect. Rather than rush out a game that we didn’t feel was up to our standards, we decided a delay would be better if it meant we could focus on improving the quality of the game itself

Runbow Pocket will also not feature any sort of local multiplayer.

Now, making this system a reality meant focusing on Online connectivity over the New Nintendo 3DS’ Local connectivity. While this now means no Streetpass or local multiplayer, focusing on Online Multiplayer will allow players to have more options about where to play, when to play, and who to play with. It was important to us that Runbow Pocket players still have the option to play this crazy multiplayer game with other New Nintendo 3DS owners anywhere in the world, whenever they want.

Hopefully we won't have to wait long for Runbow Pocket, but until then you can always pick up Runbow on Wii U.