Archive for January, 2011

Nnooo Sponsors Sydney’s Game Jam 2011

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Nnooo was one of the sponsors of this year’s Sydney Game Jam. Sydney’s Game Jam event is part of the Global Game Jam movement, where for 48 hours over a weekend in January, games makers, whether they are amateur or professional, form themselves into small teams to create a playable game from scratch.

It’s amazing what can be created in such a short space of time, and incredible that this happens around the world over one weekend. At the time of writing this article, over 1,400 games had been registered with the Global Game Jam site. The Nnooo team was in attendance at the Sydney event, with Steven offering help where needed and Nic a member of the judging panel. It’s a serious business making a game in 48 hours but the atmosphere is overwhelmingly one of co-operation and sharing knowledge between teams.

The picture below shows the winning team at the Sydney event, Team Inevitable whose game was called Press 3 to Breed. You can see more pictures on our Facebook site. Click here to access the album.

myDiary release date set for the Americas

Monday, January 17th, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Nnooo announces the launch date of myDiary™ for Nintendo DSiWare™ in the Americas.

myDiary, the latest release in the highly successful myLifeCollected™ range, goes on sale in the Americas on Monday 31 January. myDiary allows users to organize their lives by keeping track of appointments, making daily journal entries and even setting daily alarms. It also features icons to indicate the time, volume and current battery level.

“myDiary is a logical extension to our myLifeCollected range.”, said Nic Watt, Creative Director at Nnooo. “Our vision with this range was to extend the DSi™ from portable games console into a games and multimedia device. The myLifeCollected range, which also includes our range of myNotebooks™ and myPostcards™, gives people the chance to do just that.”

In myDiary, users can tap on a day to write and review notes and add alarms to keep track of important events and birthdays. myDiary can be customized to your personal taste by using the 12 unlockable background and ink colors.  There is also a security function to keep daily notes private.

“We are delighted with the reaction to this line of applications” said Watt. “The release of myDiary in the Americas marks the end of the current myLifeCollected series. Our next projects will bring our focus back to gaming, with Spirit Hunters Inc, a social RPG for the DSi using augmented reality. We are also working on an exciting new game for Nintendo WiiWare™ which we will be announcing soon.”

myDiary will cost 200 points and will be available from Monday 31 January in the Americas. It is already available in Europe, Australia & New Zealand.

Spirit Hunters Inc most anticipated DSiWare game for 2011

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Well, what a nice start to the year. In Wiiloveit’s Best of Nintendo Awards 2010, Spirit Hunters Inc was voted most anticipated DSiWare game for 2011. Click here for the link.