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Community Spotlight: Zombie Hearts Chicken

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 26, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Chatty's theDrMikey has entered into the mobile gaming market with Zombie Hearts Chicken, an autorunner that sees the undead develop a taste for poultry.

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"thanks chip! in the next few updates i'm hoping to add some more variety and replayability with ..."

- theDrMikey see all 6 comments

LEVEL: a puzzle-platformer from Chatty's theDrMikey

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 10, 2014 2:45pm PST

Mike Stanton (a.k.a. theDrMikey) has opened a Kickstarter for a new game called LEVEL, a puzzle-platformer in which a maintenance bot scrolls the screen forward, while areas above and below him remain in place.

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Community Spotlight: David Craddock's Stay Awhile and Listen post-mortem

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 27, 2013 2:00pm PST

Author and long-time Shacknews community member, David Craddock, recently released the first book of the Stay Awhile and Listen trilogy. We got an interview with Mr. Craddock, chronicling his work on the ongoing project, asking about his time at Shacknews, and also about his...

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"Okay, cool. Book sounds great but I don't own a kindle/ipad :("

- dewdman see all 12 comments

Community Spotlight: Star Citizen's ShackFleet

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 29, 2013 7:00am PDT

The Shack hype behind Star Citizen is strong, so much so that ejectorpod has created a dedicated site for pilots, known as ShackFleet.

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"windows 7/8 is wayyyy faster on same hardware as vista. it's better in every way possible."

- shaft see all 263 comments

Community Spotlight: Yeti Set Go

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 16, 2013 12:00pm PDT

Jeroen "SniperGen" Dessaux recently shared the first trailer for his studio's upcoming mobile game, Yeti Set Go, to the Shacknews community. In today's Community Spotlight, he shares some facts about the making of the game.

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"I was wondering when linerider would make it to mobile. Has it already prior to this?"

- FuryVII see all 3 comments

Community Spotlight: Bridge Physics

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 25, 2013 1:30pm PDT

Andy Campbell (Code RedBeard) has been a part of the Shacknews community since 2005. Today, we spotlight him and his new Xbox LIVE Indie Games title, Bridge Physics.

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"Looks nice. The visualization of stress is a great touch. On a technical note, did you write ..."

- Professer12 see all 8 comments

What the community thinks of Xbox One

By Ozzie Mejia, May 23, 2013 9:00am PDT

Longtime members of the Shacknews Chatty community weigh in with their thoughts on Tuesday's Xbox One reveal event.

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"FinalSpart4n, When it comes down to it one of the major deciding factors will be cost. As a ..."

- Rhasa Ghoull see all 153 comments

Community Spotlight: Vespidae

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 09, 2013 1:00pm PDT

Mike Stanton has been a part of the Shacknews community for three years, going under the handle of theDrMikey. He's already had some success in that realm, taking home $75,000 for his previous effort, Planet Smashers. Now he's submitting his latest title to the Shacknews com...

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"Man, I'm both envious of you in regards to that site and also super glad it's not me. I would be ..."

- InfoBiter see all 8 comments

Community Spotlight: Enemy Starfighter

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 17, 2012 11:45am PST

We talk to Mike "Rampancy" Tipul about his first game project, a flight simulator called Enemy Starfighter.

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"id love to play this game, looks fantastic. the planning phase makes me yearn a little bit for ..."

- senor135 see all 9 comments

Community Spotlight: Dawn of Fantasy

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 11, 2012 10:30am PST

We talk to Shacker johnlocks about his work as lead programmer on the RTS Dawn of Fantasy from Reverie World Studios.

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"Is the game becoming free to play? Currently you have to pay for a key to play."

- xBlueMoneyx see all 11 comments

Community Spotlight: DayZ 2017 mod

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 04, 2012 12:45pm PST

DayZ has become one of the Shacknews community's favorite games, with a dedicated server for community members to set up shop and go on raids around nearby towns. After months of playing through the game, however, at least one Shacker has found the game a little too forgivin...

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"Hello, this is Icewindo on the BIS forums / blub2121 on YT. I like that shinkicker creates a ..."

- icewindo see all 8 comments

Community Spotlight: Extreme Road Trip 2

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 15, 2012 1:45pm PST

On the surface, Extreme Road Trip 2 appears to be a fun take on the endless runner genre that has rapidly filled the iOS App Store. What Etienne Giroux could not have imagined, however, was his game surpassing a million download. Giroux has been a member of the Shacknews com...

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"Goddamnit, why did you add the Suzuki Escudo RIGHT after I spent all my premium bills on the ..."

- Finchypoo see all 9 comments

Community Spotlight: The man behind the book of Blizzard

By John Keefer, Nov 01, 2012 9:00am PDT

You read the chapter from Stay Awhile and Listen. Now, we chat with author David Craddock about putting the book together, including more tidbits from Diablo 2, World of Warcraft and StarCraft.

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"As an avid fan of Diablo II (to the extent of remaking it) this book sounds awesome! I also like ..."

- Dricoust see all 23 comments

Community Spotlight: Neon Run21

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 18, 2012 8:20am PDT

Card games are among the best-selling apps on mobile devices. Solitaire, Poker, and Blackjack are some of the easiest games to pick up and play on-the-go, as evident by gamers and non-gamers alike normally carrying around at least one iteration of a card game on their phone....

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"I hope everything goes well for you! Sounds great. If I had a phone/tablet I'd check it out."

- OmegaRed59 see all 4 comments

Community Spotlight: Gamers After Life

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 11, 2012 10:30am PDT

After listening to the latest Weekend Confirmed, have you had the urge to listen to a gaming podcast by Shackers, for Shackers? Three members of the Shacknews community--Billy "Mercfox1" Spies, Paul "Sexpansion Pack" Montesanti, and Jeff "geedeck" Gondek--have come together ...

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"Now make me happy. Get Deathlove an exhaust pipe, a hose, and an enclosed space."

- Rauol Duke see all 24 comments