Years after De Blob's nomination at the Independent Games Festival, finally another Dutch student game is awarded an IGF Student Showcase: Paper Cakes. This is a really cool puzzle game about folding paper to manipulate a small 2D level. The mechanic is pretty clever and the game is a lot of fun to play! Winning an IGF Student Showcase means that they get to show their game at the Game Developer's Conference in March in San Francisco, which is really dope, because all the Cool People (tm) come there! You can play Paper Cakes here:Paper Cakes
(It's the game with a white sheet of paper on which a blue cake is drawn.)
Paper Cakes is not made by Ronimo, but we wanted to tell you about it anyway, because:
1. You get to eat lots of cake!
2. It's made by students from the same school that the Ronimo team graduated from (Game Design & Development at the Utrecht School of the Art)!
3. You get to eat lots of cake!
4. Machiel, the programmer from Paper Cakes, did an internship at Ronimo last year and thus coded lots of special effects and menus from Swords & Soldiers!
5. Paper Cakes is an awesome little game!
6. Several of the creators of Paper Cakes were forced to follow the Game Programming course in school, which was taught by... ME at the time!
7. If you let your mom play, she gets to eats lots of cake too!
So, we would like to congratulate the Paper Cakes team and we advice everyone else to play it!