New nsquared games bring more fun to SUR40

New games from nsquared solutions bring five new games to the Samsung SUR40 with Microsoft PixelSense. The games pack is available now and includes nsquared spacelanes, minesweeper, treasure hunter, jigsaw, and 21. [View:]     nsquare spacelanes Spacelanes is a fast paced action game for one or more players. Quickly guide your starships to their…

The Settlers of Catan trades up for objects

The last time we looked at The Settlers of Catan on Microsoft Surface was when the game was unveiled at Origins in June. Now it’s on the way to GenCon Indy this week, and the digital version of the game is looking even better. Vectorform has implemented physical dice and visors to magically hide cards….


Vectorform Game Studio and The Settlers of Catan

This week, Origins Game Fair attendees will get the first glimpse at Settlers of Catan on Surface. The game has been developed on Surface by the Microsoft Surface strategic partner, Vectorform and brought to the show by Mayfair Games. Ever since Surface was first released, I’ve heard people say, “I’d love to see Settlers of…


Papermaze on Microsoft Surface

Recently, Vectorform visited our offices to show me a new title they’ve been working on for Surface. It’s a fun maze game that is perfect for hospitality venues where casual-gaming might be found.   Help your paper friend navigate his way home in PaperMaze, a new maze-solving title for the Microsoft Surface.  You lead the small…


Galactic Alliance, four player gaming on Surface

Joe and Filip from Vectorform, a Microsoft Surface strategic partner, were in Redmond recently to show me some of their applications. Galactic Alliance is one I can easily see fitting in at pubs, lobbies or cruise ships. Surface is all about people coming together. Galactic Alliance is a four player strategy / arcade game that…


PAX Day 1

Friday at PAX was busy. Things started for me getting off a red-eye flight from Redmond landing at 9:30am in Boston. I headed right over to Microsoft NERD for Major Nelson’s morning Tweet-up. I realized Microsoft Surface was there too late to get some new games loaded up, but I don’t think the crowd minded….


Surface and Carnegie Mellon at PAX with D&D

For the uninitiated to the Penny Arcade Expo, I can best describe it as a gaming conference by the fans, for the fans. This conference is normally held in Seattle to sell out and capacity crowds. This year Gabe and Tycho gave the fans (which includes themselves) even more by expanding to Boston with PAX…


The Surface team gets visitors, with toys! (the D&D kind)

There was a lot of excitement last month over in Surface-land. We had visitors from Carnegie Mellon University bringing over their Dungeons & Dragons application. The Microsoft Surface team works tirelessly to bring great features to this innovative platform, and we love to see what our customers and partners create. This isn’t a product from…


GDC 2010: Creating multi-touch, multi-user games on Surface

Are you into game design? Have you been designing multi-touch games? Microsoft Surface is a commercial multi-user platform where the end users are the same audience that you create games for on other devices. Games on Surface bring two, four, six or more people together in one social space. They are perfect for the entertainment…


New gameplay video with D&D on Surface

Whether or not you’re into Dungeons & Dragons, this story just keeps getting better. The team at the Entertainment Technology Center has come out with new video showing Microsoft Surface with their SurfaceScapes D&D project. This latest video brilliantly takes you through how the game mechanics work. Keep in mind that this isn’t a product…