For those of you who haven’t experienced the awesomeness of Star Wars:Trench Run, it’s on sales now in the App Store for $1.99 (originally $4.99). Don’t forget to download the Brass Monkey controller (in-app purchase) for a truly unique gaming experience that will blow your mind!
Time Magazine’s Techland writer Peter Ha caught up with Chris Allen at the E3 Conference to discuss the unreleased version of Star Wars: Trench Run and Infrared5′s latest product, Brass Monkey.
The new version of the Trench Run is set to launch in the coming weeks, and the Brass Monkey iPhone game controller is going to blow your mind. Brass Monkey allows users to control web based experiences (Flash & Unity3D) with their smart phones (iPhone & Android) to create a highly immersive gaming experience. By bridging the gap between mobile and web based gaming, Infrared5 has essentially created a experience similar to the Wii, but without the need for a console. Brass Monkey can connect multiple devices simultaneously and works over the WiFi network. Although the technology has its obvious connections to the gaming industry, it also has a multitude of other implementations, i.e. education, medical, interactive billboards, etc. Read the rest of this entry »
If you’ve ever met John Grden, you’ve probably have discussed Star Wars in some form. Despite his love for the Star Wars series, his dislike for Ewoks has become a popular discussion topic amongst our team and a great way to bust his chops if needed. John has been programming for over a decade and has built everything from games to RIAs and collaboration tools for a variety of projects and clients. John has also supported and contributed to the Open Source Projects Red5 and Papervision3D. We love John for many reasons, but mainly just because he rocks’. As part of this Q&A series, we got a chance to peak inside John’s brain and figure out where this unhealthy addiction for Star Wars began. Read the rest of this entry »