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GameSetWatch: FFXII Drink, Indie Modding, PopTop/PopCap

Today's round-up of the best posts at the CMP Game Group's new GameSetWatch video game weblog includes information on the new Ja...

Simon Carless, Blogger

December 1, 2005

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Today's round-up of the best posts at the CMP Game Group's new GameSetWatch video game weblog includes information on the new Japanese Final Fantasy XII soft drink, details on modding for PC indie title Weird Worlds, and news on PopTop Software founder Phil Steinmeyer's new casual game. - Square Enix has announced details of the 'Final Fantasy XII Potion' soft drink series, and "Suntory, famous for their whiskeys, Boss canned coffees, and oolong teas, will target a relaxing but energizing taste for the drink." - Independent PC developer Digital Eel has outlined a modding guide for its IGF entry Weird Worlds: Return To Infinite Space, which "thrusts you bodily around a strange galaxy, collecting odd artifacts and dueling in 'an infinitely replayable universe full of danger and surprises'." - Former PopTop boss Phil Steinmeyer has signed up with PopCap for his casual PC title Bonnie's Bookstore, commenting: "My last full retail PC game, Railroad Tycoon 3, took about 2.5 years to develop with a 13 person team, and that was considered quite small. This new game will be done in about 4 months with a 2 person team (myself and a very talented artist). Very refreshing."

About the Author(s)

Simon Carless

Blogger

Simon Carless is the founder of the GameDiscoverCo agency and creator of the popular GameDiscoverCo game discoverability newsletter. He consults with a number of PC/console publishers and developers, and was previously most known for his role helping to shape the Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Conference for many years.

He is also an investor and advisor to UK indie game publisher No More Robots (Descenders, Hypnospace Outlaw), a previous publisher and editor-in-chief at both Gamasutra and Game Developer magazine, and sits on the board of the Video Game History Foundation.

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