When we talk about local indie developers, we normally hear how one of the founders worked for a big publisher at one point, and stories of how luxurious Sydney is, or how cultured the streets of Melbourne can be. Convict Interactive is a little different; based out in Wollongong, this group of current and graduate computer science students are taking giant strides in the world of game development.
Convict Interactive was founded after the team won the 48 hour game making competition held in Brisbane back in 2009, and has since released a pack of Xbox Live Indie Games last year. One game in particular, Triangle Man grabbed the attention of gamers and soon had a devoted following. This 2D punishment platformer slots alongside other hardcore games such as Super Meat Boy, with some very important twists. Did someone say controlling multiple Triangle Men at once?
With the experience of XBLIG under their belts, the team are planning to bring Triangle Man to the PC, bigger and better than ever before. The PC version will bring more content, a complete overhaul when it comes to art style, and added a huge swag of new levels. The team are currently working on the PC release, and a getting ready for beta testing very soon.
They may be new to the development scene, but if Triangle Man on XBLIG is anything to go by, Convict Interactive have a lot to share with the gaming community, and we can't wait to learn more about their studio and the projects they are working on. Stay tuned as MMGN covers the development, release and post-analysis of the upcoming PC version of Triangle Man.
By Stephen Heller - Bio