Download Picks: September

“The floodgates remain open, and the steady rush of downloadable games showered across all platforms each week shows no signs of abating anytime soon. The month of September has ushered-in a little something for all tastes, but thrill seekers will find our selections definitely get the blood pumping. A little retro-shooting, a touch of space-age tower defense, some crazy base jumping, and more downloadable gaming goodness awaits you in this month’s installment of Download Picks.”

Check out the full article here at IGN’s Green Pixels.

Review: AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! – A Reckless Disregard for Gravity

aaaa“Jump off a tall building while opening your mouth as wide as possible, and you’re likely to emit a sound that closely resembles the name of indie developer Dejobaan Games’ latest effort. How cleverly fitting, since that’s exactly what Aaaaa! is all about. This out of control base jumping simulation wins far more than the award for being one of the longest and weirdest-named games around. If your day needs an adrenaline-fueled injection of some serious WTF, look no further.”

Check out the full review here at GamesRadar.

Quote Punch #2: Garden Variety

Quote Punch

“Every Monday, six of us venture out into the garden and sit at the vertices of a pentagon. The last person to arrive is required to spend the meeting sitting on my lap, which is sometimes painful for me, but also sometimes quite pleasant. Each team member writes ideas out onto slips of white paper, and impales them onto bamboo poles near seedlings. When we return the subsequent Monday, the ideas with the healthiest-looking sprouts are implemented, and the rest are discarded.”

– Dejobaan Games founder Ichiro Lambe being facetious about his team’s creative process.

The story: An unexpectedly funny interviewee, Ichiro has a wacky humor about him that bleeds into his work. This quote didn’t make it into the finished piece, but I felt it was worth sharing. In this very same interview he suggested plying game testers with various forms of alcohol to help determine how effective his game would be on different consoles. Good stuff. Dejobaan’s upcoming game about kamikaze skydiving, AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! – A Reckless Disregard for Gravity, is profiled here at The Escapist.

Indie Queue: To Hell With Gravity

“One can only imagine how the round-table brainstorming session played out for the folks in charge of coming up with the perfect title for a game where you dive off of mile-high buildings, head-butt poultry in mid-air, flip-off fans for extra points and collect human teeth as currency. After tossing around about 50 different names of varying quality, the team at Dejobaan Games finally settled on a winner for its upcoming extreme (and overtly peculiar) skydiving simulator: AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! – A Reckless Disregard for Gravity. Yes, that’s spelled with 25 letter As and three exclamation points.”

Check out the full story here.