June 14, 2009

Destructoid plays Winds of Orbis

CTZ and some of the guys over at Destructoid came by our booth at GDC and were really interested in the game. They asked if they could come back at some point and get a demo, and we gladly obliged. The video of this ridiculous play through is quite funny and we can not thank the Destructoid guys enough for making most of us fall over from laughing so hard as they played the game.

   Posted By: Seth
June 14, 2009

Pixel Socks reviews the Winds of Orbis

During the Games Developers Conference this year the great people over at Pixel Socks decided to do a feature on Winds of Orbis. The review is pretty good and we were more than happy to give them a chance to play and to answer any questions that they had.

Pixel Socks
   Posted By: Seth
June 12, 2009

Orbis makes IndieCades annual E3 indie games showcase

This year at E3 we were able to show off Winds of Orbis at IndieCades indie game showcase. It is such an honor to be a part of E3!

   Posted By: Ryan
March 31, 2009

Orbis at IGF Awards

A few months back, Winds of Orbis made it into the Independent Games Festival student showcase. This meant we were in the running (one of ten) to win the IGF student game of the year.

Last week at GDC, we were in VIP seats the IGF and Game Developer's Choice awards. While we did not win student game of the year, it was still an amazing and humbling experience to be sitting amongst our idols: Peter Molyneaux, Hideo Kojima, Tim Schaffer, and the countless others that inspired us to make video games.

   Posted By: Ryan
January 21, 2009

Orbis is an IGF Student Showcase Winner!!!

A month ago we submitted The Winds of Orbis to The Independent Games Festival's Student Showcase. Out of 145 entries, 10 were chosen as IGF Student Showcase Winners. Orbis and the others will be exhibited at the IGF Pavilion at this year's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

As a Student Showcase Winner, Orbis is entered to win the 2009 Best Student Game Award at IGF.

Gamasutra Article
IGF Website

   Posted By: Ryan
August 26, 2008

Active-Adventure in Game Informer!


What a way to kickoff Active-Adventure: Semester II... If you're out and about, be sure to pick up the September '08 copy of Game Informer (Batman or Joker grace the cover). We were lucky enough to be able to share our team philosophy on how we think we are evolving the active gaming genre. Thanks to GI for the opportunity!

Keep checking back for additional updates. We have some changes planned for the website!

   Posted By: Garth
September 3, 2008

Pop City checks out Orbis


Pittsburgh online publication Pop City wrote a short article on Orbis. Details can be found here.

   Posted By: Garth
June 27, 2008

Active-Adventure on KDKA


Today KDKA aired a story about Active-Adventure. The video can be found online here.

   Posted By: Ryan
May 7, 2008

Active-Adventure featured on CMU Homepage


The team is lucky to be sharing the Carnegie Mellon homepage with the likes of Al Gore! Check out the article here.

   Posted By: Ryan
June 19, 2008

Active-Adventure Postmortem on Game Career Guide

Game Career Guide

Seth Sivak, one of Active-Adventure's programmers, recently wrote a postmortem on The Winds of Orbis: An Active Adventure and got it published on Game Career Guide. For those who may be unfamiliar with this term, a postmortem is an analysis of the process used to create a video game, evaluating what went right and what went wrong. The article is available here.

   Posted By: Ryan
June 10, 2008

Active-Adventure on Gamasutra


Today, An article about Active-Adventure was a cover feature on the game developer website Our very own Garth DeAngelis penned the article now up on the website about his experience making the game, and what this new genre can do for the industry. Congratulations, Garth!!

The article is available here.

May 16, 2008

Active-Adventure on WTAE


On May 16 WTAE aired a story about Active-Adventure. The video can be found online here.

May 14, 2008

Orbis in Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette


Active-Adventure was covered in Pittsburgh's city paper. The link is here.

April 10, 2008

Harvard Medical likes Orbis!


After a demo of Orbis for Dr. David Bickham of Harvard Medical's Center on Media and Child Health, he invited us to write an article on our game at his site: here.