News: Monument Valley Sells A Million Copies, Releases The Soundtrack, And Ignores (Paying) Fans' Complaining, Complaining, Complaining

Puzzle game Monument Valley, which is available for iOS and Android devices, recently passed the one-million-downloads milestone. Its success has meant that the development team is expanding (for a little while) and fans can now purchase the soundtrack to continue to enjoy the experience long after they've completed the levels. Read on...
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 25 July 2014  |  View Comments



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Velocity Graphic Anthology 4 Is Out - And Heading For San Diego Comic-Con
South African and Australian comics are once again heading to San Diego Comic-Con to feature during a panel discussion on comics from the Southern Hemisphere, which will be presented by Velocity Graphic Anthology's publishers. This year, among other stand-out local comics, Velocity Graphic Anthology 4 will be showcased, which was launched earlier this month in Cape Town.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 18 July 2014  |  View Comments

The version 1.2.1 update of Disco Zoo was recently released for both iOS and Android. The update adds a few minor changes to the game, some graphics tweaks, and a large amount of new content, including two new areas to unlock, 12 new animal species to collect, and hats and balls that you can purchase to decorate your animals and entertain them. Read on...


Indie Game News Roundup: Travel To The Edge Of Minecraft, Make Games SA, A Monument Valley Teaser, And An Existential Mountain Manifests

In our latest update we cover Shovel Knight's controversial release; examine a mountain simulator that is testing the sanity of gamers and games reviewers; watch a cart travel to the end of the world in Minecraft; and learn more about the Make Games SA initiative from Desktop Dungeons' developers. Read on...
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 11 July 2014  |  View Comments


A Look At Disco Zoo's v1.2.1 Update: Hats, Balls, And Outer Space
It's time to start rescuing space animals from the Moon in the version 1.2.1 update of Disco Zoo, a mobile game for iOS and Android devices. Plus, let your animals entertain themselves with balls and amuse yourself by dressing them up in fancy hats.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 10 July 2014  |  View Comments

The version 1.2.1 update of Disco Zoo was recently released for both iOS and Android. The update adds a few minor changes to the game, some graphics tweaks, and a large amount of new content, including two new areas to unlock, 12 new animal species to collect, and hats and balls that you can purchase to decorate your animals and entertain them. Read on...


News: iPhoneographySA 2014 Has Launched - Get Snapping

The fourth iPhoneographySA competition has just been launched, in which anyone with an iPhone and a passion for photography can enter up to five photographs and possibly win great prizes, including iPad mini tablets and MacBook Air notebooks. Read on...
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 26 June 2014  |  View Comments





News: Whisky Live Is Back In Cape Town - Here's What You Need To Know

It's been nearly two years but the Whisky Live experience has finally returned to Cape Town. Here's a quick insider's guide as to what to expect, as well as some (secret) highlights from the opening night. Read on...
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 20 June 2014  |  View Comments


Exclusive: Stray: Issue One Cover Reveal And Finished Artwork
Stray is a new comics series that has been in development thanks to the help of Kickstarter backers and an enthusiastic comics community. The first issue was recently revealed digitally to backers and brainwavez.org has an exclusive reveal of the other cover art that nobody knew had been completed, as well as a showcase of some of the first issue's inks and colours to whet your appetite.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 18 June 2014  |  View Comments

Stray is a new creator-owned four-issue comic series by Vito Delsante (words and lettering) in the US and Sean Isaakse (art) in South Africa, which I briefly mentioned in a comics-news roundup in April. It's the story of a child superhero, the Rottweiler, who eventually hangs up his spandex and joins the real world as Rodney Weller but then is brought back into crime fighting as an adult in order to solve the murder of his mentor. Read on...


Review: X-Men: Days Of Future Past

The X-Men's past and future collides in X-Men: Days Of Future Past. With the future looking bleak it's up to Wolverine to travel to the past and enlist the help of the younger versions of Professor X and Magneto, who come with their own complications, to change the timeline and save mutanity. Read on...
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 22 May 2014  |  View Comments



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News: Cosmochoria Meets Its Funding Goal, Starts Reaching For The Stars

In development: a game in which you guide your tiny, naked cosmonaut around the infinity of space as he dodges aliens and tries to plant seeds on barren planets to bring new life to the galaxy. (It's not as naughty as it sounds.) Read on...
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 20 May 2014  |  View Comments


Indie Game News Roundup: Too Many Humble Sales, iOS Games Launch For Android, And Darkwood's Developers Anger The Backer Community (Twice)

In this update learn more about new ports from iOS to Android; get some help keeping track of what's going on at Humble; and find out what happens when developers change fundamental aspects of a crowd-funded game that were the entire reason people backed the project. Read on...
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 14 May 2014  |  View Comments


News: Rebuild: Gangs Of Deadsville On Steam Early Access, See Some New Teasers, And Get The Soundtrack

The zombies (and cannibals) are coming! Rebuild: Gangs Of Deadsville will be out on Steam Early Access soon. Plus, get in the mood with the game's soundtrack, which has been released on Bandcamp. Read on...
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 14 May 2014  |  View Comments


News: TeeFury Celebrates Star Wars Day By Making Themed Shirts Available For A Limited Time

Show your love of Star Wars, geekdom, or, you know, being clothed, by choosing your favourite from a selection of themed T-Shirts by TeeFury, which are available for a limited time only. Read on...
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 9 May 2014  |  View Comments


Comics: South African Roundup #4

Some very good South African comics were launched last year and the quality just keeps getting better. Here is a roundup (mainly) of some of those books, which feature office high jinks, mind-bending existential mashups, and dramatic speculative fiction, as well as an in-depth review of a collection of an impressive body of work that spans more than a decade. Read on...
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 30 April 2014  |  View Comments



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News: Get A Quickey - The Key-Sized Multi Tool That Makes It Through Airport Security

The Quickey is a multi tool the size of a key that's been seeking a small amount of crowd-sourced funding on Indiegogo. The campaign has been so successful that the project, with over a week still to go, is ridiculously overfunded and all sorts of new versions of the product have been introduced to keep up with demand - one of which now even raises funds for charity. Read on...
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 24 April 2014  |  View Comments


South African Comics News Roundup: Tomica, Teasers, And Free Comic Book Day

There is a whole lot going on in comics in South Africa at the moment, especially in the runup to Free Comic Book Day, so here is a very large roundup of local comics news, including sneak peeks, sketches, upcoming exhibitions, launches to look out for, and comics you can read online right now. Read on...
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 22 April 2014  |  View Comments


News: Help To Fund The Red Solstice, A Squad-Based Multiplayer Game Set On Mars

Can you assemble a deadly team and survive multiple waves of alien terror on Mars while completing objectives and side goals? That's the challenge offered by The Red Solstice, a new game that is seeking funds via Kickstarter. Read on...
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 16 April 2014  |  View Comments





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Awards, Nominations, And Highlights

★ 2013: Syndicated In The South African
E-Book Editions Of The Shining Girls By
Lauren Beukes

(ISBN: 9781415205044 (ePub))
(ISBN: 9781415205051 (PDF))
"Designing The Shining Girls Covers: We Go Behind The Scenes With Joey Hi-Fi"

★ 2011: Excerpts Syndicated In The South African Re-Release Edition Of Moxyland By Lauren Beukes
(ISBN: 9781431401864)
"Interview: Lauren Beukes, South African Author Of Moxyland"

★ 2011: Featured On Neatorama
"10 Classic Fictional Music Videos From TV's Past (And Present)"Neatorama Link ]

★ 2010: Featured On Neatorama
"10 Classic Speculative-Fiction Works Reinterpreted As Word Clouds"Neatorama Link ]

★ 2010 South African Blog Awards
Winner, Best Post On A South African Blog, for "Marketing District 9: The Web"

★ 2010: Mentioned On io9
"Bid On The Zoo City Bares"io9 Link ]

★ 2010: Syndicated In The South African Edition Of Zoo City By Lauren Beukes
(ISBN: 9781770098183)
"Designing The Zoo City Cover"

★ 2009 South African Blog Awards
Runner up, Best Post On A South African Blog, for "The Anti-Connoisseur's Guide To A Walk In The African Bush"

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