Posts with ‘JoakimSandberg’ Tag

Iconoclasts 2012 Trailer

By: Derek Yu

On: October 22nd, 2012

Here’s a new trailer of Joakim Sandberg’s Iconoclasts to whet your appetite. Although nowhere near finished, it does look as though the game is progressing nicely.

Trailers: IGF 2012 Edition

By: Derek Yu

On: October 22nd, 2011

Some of the new trailers made for the IGF 2012 submission:

The Iconoclasts (Konjak), a non-linear platform game (demo is available from the website).

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WIP: The Iconoclasts

By: Derek Yu

On: March 30th, 2011

The Iconoclasts, by Konjak

Joakim Sandberg, the creator of Noitu Love 2 and Chalk, has released a short, work-in-progress version of his latest project, citing a lack of funds as the reason why its development has been halted. The Iconoclasts is based on another platformer which Joakim abandoned two years ago, called Ivory Springs. In both games you play a young girl who secretly fixes machines in a world where being a mechanic is outlawed.

Joakim is seeking advice about his predicament on his homepage, so if you want to help, you should follow the updates going up there.

Noitu Love 2 Coming to WiiWare

By: Derek Yu

On: April 12th, 2010

Noitu Love 2 WiiWare

Golgoth Studio is teaming up with Joakim “konjak” Sandberg to bring his popular platform game Noitu Love 2 to WiiWare. (announcement)

Joakim writes:

Wish us luck and hopefully it won’t take too long before you hear more about it! I don’t have that much else to share, when I work on things alone I don’t like to talk about it until I have something substantial finished, but I have not given up on life, if that worries you.

As you may have heard, Golgoth is also remaking Toki and has hinted at a Joe & Mac remake, as well. You can still buy Noitu Love 2 on PC for $10 via Joakim’s site. It’s a fantastic game.

TIGdb: Entry for Noitu Love 2


By: Derek Yu

On: January 18th, 2010

Here’s the first official trailer for Tyler Glaiel and Jon Schubbe’s Closure, which is coming to the PC and Mac (and possibly other platforms) in 2011. The game is up for 3 IGF awards this year: Excellence in Audio, Technical Excellence, and Nuovo.

I realize I haven’t posted anything about cactus’s Tuning, a psychedelic platform game. Tuning has been nominated for the Nuovo Award at this year’s IGF and has won an award at Indiecade for “Sublime Experience”.

Finally, here’s an old trailer for an abandoned game by Joakim “konjak” Sandberg, the esteemed creator of Chalk and Noitu Love 2. Mina of the Pirates is a Metroidvania that was much-anticipated in the Klik community back in the day (we’re talkin’ circa 2003), and was apparently quite close to becoming a finished game before it got canned. Well, never say never, because here it is! Thanks, Joakim, for releasing this bit of indie gaming history into the wild.

Now if only Ben Berntsen would release Chaos Gate, all the old Klikkers would be satisfied…

Legend of Princess

By: Brandon McCartin (BMcC)

On: January 27th, 2009

Legend of Princess screen

Konjak has released a new action game, perhaps his last for the foreseeable future, called Legend of Princess. Any similarities between it and that big game franchise from that big game company are purely coincidental, of course.

True to Joakim’s style, LoP features fast action, lovely hand-pixelated graphics, clever boss fights, and over-the-top effects. On top of that, there’s a pretty nifty gameplay mechanic where you choose Li— er, the main character’s items (a jump item and ranged weapon) before starting the game. This affects the difficulty as well as how you overcome the game’s various obstacles. Pretty sweet.

I put this in the Demakes category, even though it isn’t exactly a demake. If you’re anywhere near as big a geek as I (unlikely!), you’ll love this game. I wouldn’t mind seeing a complete set of temples…

TIGdb: Entry for Legend of Princess

Noitu Love 2 OST

By: Derek Yu

On: May 21st, 2008

Xoda and Smiling Darn - Noitu Love 2

Did you guys love the music from Noitu Love 2 as much as I did? If so, be sure to check out Joakim’s website for the original soundtrack! It includes all the songs that were in the game, plus 8 bonus tracks that didn’t make the cut.

In case you were wondering, Joakim composed the songs himself, because, like all good Swedes, he drank magic Swedish elf water when he was growing up. It makes you incredibly talented at developing video games. (Although one in ten Swedes who drink magic Swedish elf water turn into Finnish Trolls… which are able to develop video games but ironically will explode if they try to play them. A sad fate for a Swede.)

Noitu Love 2 is out!

By: Xander

On: April 18th, 2008

Noitu Love 2

Oh yes, it’s finally here! Noitu Love 2 is the very long awaited sequel to the original side-scrolling mighty-morphing action game from Konjak. Hit up the site for both an extended demo version and to purchase the full version online. The forums do seem to list some problems with getting order emails through, which seems mainly to do with PayPal (although it worked for me), so if you can avoid using that then maybe a better plan as there are a number of payment options, but if not I’m sure it’ll probably work out fine anyway.

$20 may seem a little high (edit: according to the comments, this is apparently only the case if you’re a student… bugger…), but I swear on my reputation as the most ‘occasional’ contributor to TIGSource that if you at least give the demo a try you will not be disappointed. And if you have already, then you’re probably too busy clicking the above link to read this. I understand. Do what you must. As well as the main 7-level IGF finalist game, the full version also offers a wealth of unlockable content, including one extra that’s so awesome I swear I’m running my second-playthrough pantless.

Happy gaming TIG!

Noitu Love 2 Demo!

By: Derek Yu

On: March 28th, 2008

Noitu Love 2

In case you missed it: there’s a 1.5-level demo available for Noitu Love 2, with the promise of a full game coming soon. This platformer features some of the most outrageous action sequences I’ve ever seen/played (including giant, screen-filling bosses), coupled with clever game mechanics and just insanely good pixel art. Get now (and buy later).

Design a Boss For Noitu Love 2?!

By: Derek Yu

On: March 7th, 2008

I thought to get people’s juices flowing I’d let the people decide what to make a secret, hidden boss. What you have to do is think of something completely awesome and then give that idea to me and I pay you absolutely nothing, but you get a credit at the end of the game (if you really want to).

Sounds like a pretty fair deal! But in all seriousness, it’s for the fun… what more reason do you need? Hit up Joakim’s site for more info. We’re also discussing it on the forums.