Drinkbox Studios isn't the only studio who released a game today - our friends at Breakfall over in Ottawa released Pizza Titan Ultra - you can pick up the pizza delivery robot game on PlayStation4 right here.
Pizza Titan Ultra is a fast paced 3rd-person action platformer focused on fighting and smashing through a futuristic city, in a giant mech, to deliver pizza. Experience arcadey action with speedy attacking and dodging, while attempting to control the massive weight of a 10 storey mobile pizzeria - just try not to make too much of a mess!
I was given a list of game developers (both local and out of city/country) that will be attending/presenting at VRTO (which we've talked about here). Remember that TorontoGameDevs.com readers have a chance to save! Use the code: TOGameDevs15 to save 15% on tickets.
Game Dev Speakers
- Steve Gaynor - Fullbright (Gone Home, Tacoma) - Portland, OR
Paloma Dawkins - NFB (Alea, Gardenarium, Palmystery) - Montreal
Blair Renaud - IRIS VR (Road Warrior, GTA: London, Technolust) - Toronto
Phillip Rosedale - Founder (Second Life, High Fidelity) - San Francisco
Johnny Montsarrat - Founder (Turbine) - Boston, MA
Elli Raynai - Cinehackers (Circuit Rider) - Toronto
Lee Vermeulen - Alientrap Games (Apotheon, Cryptark, ModBox) - Toronto
John Bolton - Globacore - Toronto
Game Dev Exhibitors:
Stephen Shew - (Battleverse - Multiplayer Augmented Reality RPG) - Toronto
Martov Co. - (Chiaro and the Elixir of Life) - Montreal
Paloma Dakwins - (Museum of Symmetry) - Montreal)
Chris Cooper - Singular Dream (Shatter Everything) - Toronto
Dustin Freeman - Escape Character (Moatboat, Shapeshifter/Tweetris) - Toronto
VRulez - showcasing the Katwalk Premium VR treadmill seen in Ready Player One with various VR games - Toronto
Globacore - Various
It's been a while since we've heard from Will O'Neill, who last released Actual Sunlight on Vita
(long live Vita). His next game, Little Red Lie was announced almost two years ago, and now we'll get a chance to play the story driven game next month on July 7th. The game is described as being "about debt, family, and the truth about honesty."
You'll play as Sarah Stone, a middle-age office administrator, and Arthur Fox, a wealthy motivational speaker. The two characters will never meet but are still deeply connected. Check out the trailer below, and full details on the website here.
Toronto developed Lighting Rod Games took to their FaceBook page to showcase the first little bit of A Fold Apart, or at least some experiments with the gameplay elements.
A Fold Apart tells the story of a long distance relationship, using a folding paper mechanic to solve puzzles. You can check out the video below:
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.
Just wanted to give a quick thank you to everyone who donated, joined my stream, shared it with their network, or just rooted for me during Extra Life. Together we raised $530 dollars for Sick Kids Hospital here in Toronto.
If interested, you can still donate here. I'll be streaming more, so make sure to follow me on Twitch.tv!
I've been in talks with the gang behind GameON Ventures, and they were nice enough to provide some copy for their event next week. They are on the Events page, but I've copied some more details below:
GameON: Ventures, Interactive Ontario's signature 2-day conference heads to MaRS Discovery District this coming October 20th and 21st.
Games (including mobile, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality) account for $3 billion of the Canadian economy, and while there is lots of event-based support for fans, GOV aims to develop and foster the business side. GameON: Ventures will provide an opportunity to meet and hear from speakers from Ubisoft, King Games (of Candy Crush), and Twitch, as well as business leaders in VC, VR and more.
This year's keynote speaker is John Romero, widely considered the pioneer of the first-person shooter. An award-winning game designer, level designer and programmer, John's work spans over 130 games including the iconic works Wolfenstein 3D, DOOM and Quake.
We're looking forward to checking out The Interactive Digital Media Expo which will feature Canadian and International companies showcasing cutting-edge interactive products, including video games, virtual and augmented reality, eLearning and more. It will offer the attendees the opportunity to test out awesome new programs and ideas.
A new Pitch Competition this year will invite 10 international and 10 local entrants —game developers or publishers—to pitch the next big thing in gaming/mobile—winners will receive $10,000 and in-kind support.
Tickets to this conference are still available at www.gameonventures.io
Normally I don't write about the podcast on the main news site, but we hit a nice little milestone I figured I would share.
We've hit out 50th podcast! Bret Measor, Dan Rodrigues, and myself sat down over the weekend to talk about some of the recent Toronto Game Developed stuff, but we also answered some fan questions. Check it out below, while also subscribing to iTunes.
You can also check out our podcast page for all the past episodes.