The next-generation of videogame graphics will be defined by real-time ray-tracing. From Cyberpunk 2077 to Dying Light 2, we go through the ray-traced games on the horizon.
Real-Time Ray-Tracing and The Next-Gen Games We’ll Play
Hideo Kojima's latest looks wonderful running on a modern PC rig, and it's still as weird and strange and alluring as ever.
Death Stranding on PC - A Stunning Odyssey by the Oddity
From mash-up to sampling to festival culture and dance music, Harmonix’s latest puts player choice and expression front-and-centre.
FUSER - Harmonix Sets its Sights on Festival Lights
The latest June 2020 quarterly update on Diablo IV is a treasure trove of new info, so let’s break it down.
Diablo 4 Update – Open World, Events, Legendary Gear, and More
Post by trog @ 04:59pm 08/02/12 | 2 Comments
Melbourne-based independent game developer Harry Lee has come out on top in the recent Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards (SOYA365), scoring a cool $5,000 as well as a 12 month mentorship with Sydney-based creative agency Soap Creative.
18 year old winner Harry Lee runs an independent games studio, Wanderlands and last year released Impasse, a difficult and different minimalist puzzle game to critical acclaim. Most recently, Lee made a mythology inspired platformer called Midas for Ludum Dare 22. Midas was awarded four gold medals, winning the jam. An active member of Melbourne’s development, community, Lee is involved in many projects promoting play making and game literacy, as well as hosting many informal game jams. Last year, he formed The Underground Collective, a society of young game developers in Melbourne who occasionally meet up to discuss, critique, and learn from current game development practices.
You can check out Harry's work on his Wanderlands site. Hot on the heels of the SEGA shutdown from yesterday, it's great to hear indie developers are still making great strides here in Australia.

There are four new categories in the SOYA awards this year, including Animation, Interactive Content and Gaming - both worth a look if you're an independent developer doing your own new and exciting stuff. Creative categories close every month, so if you're interested in participating (and winning) head over to the SOYA365 site now for more information.

indiemelbournegame developmentdevelopmentaustraliaawards

Latest Comments
Posted 05:05pm 08/2/12
"Qantas award" doesn't have much zing to it as an award name anymore. Sounds like the programmer was sub-standard with an interest to moving his work offshore.
Posted 03:51pm 09/2/12
^Nice to see cynicism isn't dead.
Commenting has been locked for this item.