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Goats are jerks, Goat Simulator proves it

For millennia goats have been known as the most demonic of livestock, and as this footage from Goat Simulator demonstrates, were they not kept in pens, goats would run amok, headbutting buckets into space, climbing ladders and sprinting headlong into moving cars. Created by Swedish developer...

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Your body is a wonderland in Kinect platformer 'Fru'

Fru is two platformers in one game, with one layer of the world shown clearly on the screen, and another layer uncovered within the silhouette of a player's body as it moves in front of the Kinect camera, in real-time. The silhouette world offers new platforms, enabling players to reach the...

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Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is local bomb-defusing fun

Three developers at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Canada recently offered a novel multiplayer bomb-diffusing game for this past weekend's Global Game Jam. Dubbed Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, the game has one Oculus Rift-wearing, Razer Hydra-holding player lifting and examining a ticking time...

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Global Game Jam entry Emerald floats through Kickstarter space

Emerald, a game about exploring a spaceship in zero-gravity, was originally conceived during the 2013 Global Game Jam, but has since drifted through the cold void of the Internet and landed on Kickstarter. Creator Nick Yonge seeks $5,800 (Canadian) so that Emerald can release February 13, 2014...

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Surgeon Simulator 2013 tries its hand at open-heart surgery

Heads up to all the future surgeons, medical professionals and car mechanics out there: Play Surgeon Simulator 2013. A team from Bossa Studios whipped up Surgeon Simulator 2013 in two days for the Global Game Jam, and it's a mix of QWOP and nightmares. Just like real surgery....

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Indie Fund backing Global Game Jam hit Mushroom 11

Mushroom 11, from 2012 NYU Global Game Jammer Itay Keren, is an experiment in mobility and art design, and it's caught the eye (and wallet) of Indie Fund. Keren won the Best Game Design award at GGJ 2012 with Mushroom 11, and has since focused on fleshing it out into a more polished, complete...

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India and Russia are down for the Global Game Jam

Saying that their participation "further exemplifies the global nature of the event," Global Game Jam founder Susan Gold has announced that locations in India and Russia will be joining the two-day game creation marathon, which gets underway on January 29. The event will span 38 countries, with the...

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Lid comes off Global Game Jam 2010 on Jan. 29

Grab your mason jars and pectin, because it's time to make another batch of "Mario Mulberry." Oh, right, this is about the IGDA's Global Game Jam. Specifically that the annual event -- during which individuals and teams jam for 48 hours to make a game from scratch -- is right around the corner. In...

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