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Game development is better with friends at Finji

Canabalt creator Adam Saltsman founded Finji, a collaborative development studio, in March. Finji offers publishing and other services to developers, and it runs on revenue share for each project – for Saltsman's new apocalyptic survival game, Overland, this means each of the four development...

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Overland: A lonely game filled with monsters

Overland is not a zombie game. It's a turn-based survival story set in an apocalyptic wasteland filled with monsters, and it plays out as if action figures from Half-Life 2 and Stephen King's The Stand were on a road trip across a chess board, creator Adam Saltsman says. It is a horror game, in a...

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Canabalt dev forms indie studio Finji, taking semi-publishing role

Canabalt creator Adam Saltsman and wife Rebekah Saltsman have created a studio focused on making "new kinds of games with ethical business models" that they call "Finji." Finji will offer both development and publishing services as they collaborate with other game creators. Their first commercial...

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Canabalt and Aquaria devs sign their names in 'Grave'

"So far, GRAVE doesn't really fit in any existing genre that I know of," writes Adam 'Atomic' Saltsman. "If you're fond of stretched metaphors, you might say that It's sort of like Farmville meets StarCraft, or maybe Super Crate Box meets Desktop Dungeons. Anyways, we're still exploring the...

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'Alphabet' made by Takahashi and Saltsman for LA Game Space backers

Alphabet (written by its creators as A͈L͈P͈H͈A͈B͈E͈T͈) is a new game put together by Katamari Damacy's Keita Takahashi and Canabalt's Adam Saltsman. It was created for the bundle of indie games being given away to Kickstarter backers of the LA Game Space. The mysterious Alphabet will be...

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Minimalist iOS game Hundreds sells 100,000 copies

Hundreds, the minimalist mobile game from Canabalt's Adam Saltsman and Gasketball's Greg Wohlwend, sold its 100,000th copy on Sunday, sending Saltsman into fits of sentimental, blog-based joy. "I don't want to downplay, for us, the financial importance of this success; we basically went broke...

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Canabalt, Gasketball creators launch minimalistic mobile game, Hundreds

Adam Saltsman, also known as Adam Atomic, also known as "the dude who made Canabalt," launched Hundreds, an iOS game co-created by Gasketball's Greg Wohlwend, on the App Store today. It's 40 percent off through January 10, currently running $3. The goal of Hundreds is simple: build up at least 100...

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Katamari and Canabalt creators make a game just for LA Game Space

LA Game Space has 10 days to reach its Kickstarter goal and is half way there, with $125,000 more to go. Today it's sweetening the deal for potential backers: Keita Takahashi, the creator of Katamari Damacy, and Adam Saltsman, the (running) man behind Canabalt, are teaming up to create a game just...

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Humble Android Bundle 4 adds Canabalt, Cogs, Swords & Soldiers HD and more

In typical Humble Bundle fashion, the initial lineup of great games included in Humble Android Bundle 4 has had even more great games piled on top of it. Five more games are now included to previous purchasers and those who pledge more than $6.25 from here on out – Canabalt, Cogs, Swords...

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Canabalt iOS update might add local multiplayer, hardcore modes

Outside of workshopping "challenge maps" for Canabalt, creator Adam Saltsman has been pretty mum on any kind of updates or changes for the free-runner ... until now. Rather than do a sequel, Saltsman is considering a free update that would add local multiplayer for up to two people, eight new...

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