Posts with ‘JonSchubbe’ Tag


By: Derek Yu

On: March 29th, 2012

The puzzle platformer Closure was released on PSN this week. The puzzles are designed around the idea that darkness is treated as empty space. Manipulating light and darkness to exit each level is the primary goal of the game.

Closure got its start as a small Flash release before being remade and expanded upon for the PS3. You can still play the original version here, on Newgrounds.

TIGdb: Entry for Closure

Closure Coming to PSN

By: Derek Yu

On: September 17th, 2011

The puzzle-platformer Closure is coming to PSN in 2012, according to creators Tyler Glaiel and Jon Schubbe. The game, which began as a Flash project on Newgrounds, treats darkness as empty space, and all of its puzzles revolve around that concept.

The team is planning on released PC and Mac ports of Closure some time after the PSN release.

IGF Award Winners

By: Derek Yu

On: March 12th, 2010

Andy Schatz

Former IGF Awards host Andy Schatz (pictured above) got to take the stage again tonight, only this time it was to accept both the Seumas McNally award and the Excellence in Design Award for his 4-player co-op stealth game Monaco. Other winning games included the long-lost Limbo, which won awards for Visual Art and Technical Excellence, Closure, which won Audio, and cactus’s Tuning, which won the Nuovo Award.

You can view the entire show here.

Seumas McNally Grand Prize:

  • Joe Danger
  • Monaco
  • Rocketbirds: Revolution!
  • Super Meat Boy!
  • Trauma

Excellence in Visual Art:

  • Limbo
  • Owlboy
  • Rocketbirds: Revolution!
  • Shank
  • Trauma

Excellence in Audio:

  • Closure
  • Rocketbirds: Revolution!
  • Shatter
  • Super Meat Boy!
  • Trauma

Excellence in Design:

  • AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! — A Reckless Disregard For Gravity
  • Cogs
  • Miegakure
  • Monaco
  • Star Guard


Nuovo Award:

  • A Slow Year
  • Closure
  • Enviro-Bear 2000
  • Today I Die
  • Tuning

Technical Excellence:

  • Closure
  • Limbo
  • Heroes of Newerth
  • Joe Danger
  • Vessel

Student Showcase:

  • Boryokudan Rue
  • Continuity
  • Devils Tuning Fork
  • Dreamside Maroon Student Version
  • Igneous
  • Paper Cakes
  • Puddle
  • Puzzle Bloom
  • Spectre
  • Ulitsa Dimitrova

Cactus gave the best IGF acceptance speech I’ve ever heard!


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…