Cipher Prime releases TAILWIND: PROLOGUE

If you’ve stopped by Dev Night over the past 3 months, chances are you’ve heard Will Stallwood or Dain Saint presenting their weekly updates on Cipher Prime’s upcoming game. And making lots of changes. And becoming more and more sleep deprived each week.

Well, this week, we celebrated the end of that!



TAILWIND: PROLOGUE is here, and it’s stunning!


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“You are the last survivor of an alien invasion that has all but destroyed your homeworld. Barely escaping the atmosphere in your ship, the Keravnós, you realize you don’t have enough fuel to survive. You are going to die. Well, if this is your time, you might as well spend it doing what you do best: aerial ballet! Rain from the heavens as a bolt of lightning in one final blaze of glory.”


T:P was released exclusively to subscribers of Humble Bundle‘s April edition.
Check out the trailer on Youtube! 

If you’re bummed that you didn’t snag a copy, you can always stop by Dev Night for a chance to demo the game!

Also, have a look at the rest of Cipher Prime’s games. But whatever you do, don’t bother Will or Dain.

They’re sleeping.



Breaker Blocks @ SXSW Results

Attention festival hopefuls, analog game developers, and anyone interested in what goes on at SXSW: Jake Vander Ende has returned from competing in Austin!!!

If anyone’s curious how his weekend went, he wrote an extensive reflection on the whole experience. Check it out here on Jake’s blog.

We’re feeling smarter already after reading these observations and tips for future festival participants!

Frenemy Jam

We played and judged the contenders for March’s jam: Frenemy!

There was a broad range of analog and digital games this month, including blind knights and singing swords, jousting BMX bikes, and a game about the New York mafia!

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The winner: Hug or Thug by Jim White, Sophie Triska, and Crystal Vu!



We now host the games from every jam online!!!

Frenemy games are here. 

The rest of Philly Dev Night’s games are archived here.

Jen Tracy, Woman in DOTA

We are celebrating a regular Philly dev night jammer, Jen Tracy, on her new interview with Playboy magazine!

Jen is a fantastic artist and illustrator. She developed a fun analog game for our January 2016 jam, and also participated in February’s Global jam. Now she’s gaining notoriety for her twitter, @WomanInDOTA, which she uses to call out sexism in online multiplayer games.


See more of Jen’s work here.


2015 Jammies

We hosted our first-ever retrospective award ceremony!


The most unique and remarkable games from 2015 were honored with a series of special awards. We brought back all of last year’s jam winners, played, reminisced, and voted on our game of the year.

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Dirtiest Pixel: Ghost Crab Games

Hipster Hallmark: Breaker Blocks by Jake Vander Ende

l33t h4cker Award: Legion Defender by Matthew Findlater

The One That Got Away: Riposte by Camden Segal

Jake Is The Enemy: Labyrinthrope by Jake O’Brien

Looking The Devil In The Face: Power Jacker Defense by Aaron Chapin

Taking It All The Way: Resistor by Cardboard Fortress

Fucking Finally: Show Off by Shawn Pierre

Best Kids’ Game: Monster Want Burger by Cipher Prime

Loneliest Lovehouse: Lonely Lighthouse by Steve Pettit & Rachel Stine

Rookies of the Year: It’s Alive! by Corey Arnold, Gregory Martin & Tabitha Arnold

WTF?: Crabmando by Ghost Crab Games

GAME OF THE YEAR: Aaron’s Quest by Kotaro Fujita, Edward Ganges, Chris LaPollo & Bryan Pham

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Congrats, guys!!! The grand prize was smashing an ouya remote with the new custom laser engraved ceremonial sledgehammer.


We also worked hard in February to archive the awesome games created here at the Forge in past jams! Check out the winning games, and many more, at the link:

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