Koonsolo is shifting it’s focus

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Hi Koonsolo fans, Recently I came across this great opportunity, but it forced me to make a tough decision. I hope you will understand, and will keep supporting Koonsolo as you did before. As you might know I started Koonsolo because I love creating games. Mystic Mine was the first game that I created entirely by myself, and I planned the same for the next one. But doing the programming, graphics and marketing all by myself is very hard and time consuming. As I was working on my upcoming game, I got a request from another indie game company to work on a project together. This project isn't a game, but a tool to create games. It will allow anyone without programming or artistic skills to create cool video games.…
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Book review: Blender 3D 2.49 Incredible Machines

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As you might already know I'm using Blender 3D for creating the artwork of my games. It's a free 3D modeling tool with a lot of features and possibilities. A few weeks ago I received a request from Packt Publishing to review a new book that teaches you how to work with Blender 3D. It's called 'Blender 3D 2.49 Incredible Machines', written by author Allan Brito. Since I'm going to model some machines myself, I thought it might be interesting to see what this book has to offer. (more…)
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Win a free copy of Mystic Mine or a $19.95 Gift Card

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Recently I added Koonsolo to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Vimeo. This way you can get our latest news straight from your favorite social media site. Becoming a fan or following Koonsolo means a lot to us, so for those who support us that way, I'm going to offer something extra. Next month I'll give away free copies of Mystic Mine. (Or if you already bought it from our website, a $19.95 Gift Card). A few winners will be picked out from those who are a fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, YouTube or Vimeo. So make sure you subscribe before the deadline to secure your spot. So don't wait and subscribe now! Just click on the following links: Twitter: http://twitter.com/koonsolo Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Koonsolo/131223576036 YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/koonsolo Vimeo: http://www.vimeo.com/koonsolo P.S.: I…
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Linux users show their love for indie game

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When I released my indie game Mystic Mine, I had no idea if the Linux version was going to sell. But 7 months later, I must say the results are quite surprising. Recently I got interviewed by Linux Gaming News about my indie game Mystic Mine, and one of the questions was how many Linux copies I sold. I looked into it and saw that I sell the most copies for Mac OS X, then for Linux, and the least for Windows. I didn't make much of it, because as an indie game developer it's easier to get noticed on Mac OS X or Linux than on Windows. And selling games is all about exposure. But after people started to ask questions on this, I looked further into it, and…
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Free update for Mystic Mine available

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Our game Mystic Mine has gotten some improvements, and we are making the update freely available. Here are the most important changes: The multiplayer game now tracks the overall scores for all played levels. This means that you can organize a tournament with your friends, and at the end see who won the most games. Mystic Mine is now running faster, so slower machines are now better supported. The first levels of adventure mode are now even more fun. If you bought the game and want to receive the latest version, just mail me at koen@koonsolo.com and I will reactivate your download. And for those who don't have the full game yet,  play the new demo and have fun!
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Koonsolo’s next game!

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Some time ago I asked our mailing list subscribers to fill in a survey to help decide our next game, and I was amazed that so many took the time to fill this in. To be honest I expected only a few would give feedback. So a big "thank you" to everybody who provided their feedback! It seems that a lot of you like the originality and optical illusions in Mystic Mine, so this is definitely going to be included in our next game. During the development of Mystic Mine I discovered a new twist on those impossible levels, but wasn't able to use this in the game. But now I have the chance of creating a new game that makes use of this 'new angle', but I'll tell you…
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Mystic Mine Now Available!

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Koonsolo is pleased to announce the release of "Mystic Mine", a refreshing game for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. In Mystic Mine you guide a gold car through a mine, switching rails with a single button. You can only go down, but thanks to an optic illusion in the levels, you can always reach every point. Play this game alone or invite some friends and play against each other. The game supports up to 6 people on one keyboard. You've never played a game like this before! Mystic Mine features: Family friendly gameplay for all ages. Single-button gameplay. Multiplayer with up to 6 players on 1 keyboard. Accessible to people and children with limited mobility. Adapts the difficulty to your skill. Visit www.mysticmine.com now and download your free demo…
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