February 27 is Pokémon Day!
I bet a lot of people are wondering why February 27 was chosen as Pokémon Day, and this is the reason — the original Pokémon games, Red And Green (Red And Blue outside of Japan) was released on this day in 1996.
People in Twitter have shown their appreciation of all things Pokemon-related with the hashtag #PokemonDay:
Aside from that, the AR game Pokemon Go has some events lined up for this entire week: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/pokemon-gos-pokemon-day-celebration-event-features-armored-mewtwo-and-clone-pokemon/
Full disclosure, I am a huge fan of Pokémon (and videogames in general) ever since I was a child — I could talk ALL DAY about Pokémon — and a lot of things that I’m saying here are “preaching to the choir” to other Pokémon-fans. …
The Global Game Jam <https://globalgamejam.org/> is almost here! Around the world on the weekend of January 31 at 5:00 pm Friday local time, various sites all around the world will have videogame developers of all skill levels, from beginners to professionals — including programmers, artists, and musicians — break into teams who will work to create games based on a theme.
If people are interested in watching the Global Game Jam and not necessarily participating, you can also join them in their Twitch channel.
For those of you who don’t know, the Global Game Jam (@globalgamejam) is an annual event that happens around the entire world, wherein participants form teams to make videogames in a game jam, which is a hackathon-style setting, but for videogames. This game jam is called the “Global Game Jam”, because there are jam sites in various cities around the world, all making games with the same theme. The themes are discussed and decided by by the Global Game Jam’s “Theme Committee” around two months before the weekend of the game jam. …
For a limited time — until February 4, 2020 — “Obversion” can be bought with a 15% discount on Steam.
“Obversion”, a first-person puzzle-platformer game that has been in the works for a year, has finally been released on Steam on January 28 this year.
This game is the creation of solo indie game dev, Adrian Marple (@marplebot), on which he worked on this for a little over a year. …