The Obsolete Gamer Show: Aaron Varkonyi (Aliens go Homerun)


We talk with Miami native, Aaron Varkonyi, developer of, Aliens go Homerun an innovative and interesting take on the classic game, Breakout. We talk with Aaron about his game, being a developer in South Florida and his upcoming game, Wonder Wickets.

You can check out, Aliens go home run on Steam

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Aaron Varkonyi (Aliens go Homerun)


We talk with Miami native, Aaron Varkonyi, developer of, Aliens go Homerun an innovative and interesting take on the classic game, Breakout. We talk with Aaron about his game, being a developer in South Florida and his upcoming game, Wonder Wickets.

You can check out, Aliens go home run on Steam – http://store.steampowered.com/app/514340/

Dominique Vial: Domsware

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Name: Dominique Vial

Company: Domsware

Position/Title: indie iOS developer

Favorite Classic game: Dungeon Master

Why is this game your favorite: The answer is not easy! But each time someone asked me this question it’s always Dungeon Master on top. I was 17 years old and I spend my days and night playing with DM with a friend: one playing and the other managing a map. My friend’s bedroom was full of DM maps pinned on the wall. We played on a cracked version of DM — sorry we were young — and from time to time there was a reset and we must start back from zero! And each tim we updated DM, the reset point was a little bit later in the game but still exits. I wonder if someone succeeded in cracking DM 100% !

We were on our final “lycée” studies and we needed to prepare THE french exam named “baccalauréat”. It’s very important to make a big score to this exam because it’s the passcard to university and High Schools. Anyway. We spend a lot of time playing DM instead of working our final exams. Locked on my friend’s bedroom, our parents believed we were working on our studies! Ah ah ah! It was a really immersive and addictive game. And, for the story purpose, a friend of my elder brother was working on some computer science laboratory on some kind of “network”. He was helping us by providing us printed listings containing the precious answers to hard DM’s issues: these was from this mysterious “network”. Later and later I found the name of this guy on a W3C document: I then understood he was one of the first working on the internet and that was the mysterious network. He was a pioneer while we were exploring dungeons !

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Check out his latest iOS game, Novae!

Bundle In A Box: Adventure Bundle

Bundle in a box

Bundle in a box is a great concept that allows gamers to download a bundle of great independent games.  Obsolete Gamer’s own writer and contributor Konstantinos (a.k.a. gnome from Gnomes Lair & IndieGames.com, breaks down the bundle.

1893 A World’s Fair Mystery text-adventure

Bundle In A Box – Adventure Bundle has finally gone live and you can now grab 7 truly excellent adventure games for the price of your choice! Well, almost, as you’ll have to beat a low and constantly dropping minimum price and two of our more intriguing offerings are only available to those who pay above the average, but you get the idea.

Ben There, Dan That!

Besides, by buying our bundle you’ll be supporting both an important charity and the Indie Dev Grant.

On to the games then…

Gemini Rue

We will exclusively debut the whimsical The Sea Will Claim Everything by Jonas Kyratzes and offer six more games: Gemini Rue, Metal Dead, The Shivah, Ben There, Dan That!, Time Gentlemen, Please! and –for the first time ever – the downloadable version of 1893: A World’s Fair Mystery text-adventure (previously only available as a physical product). Yes, we are indeed hoping to further fuel the current Adventure Game Renaissance!

Metal Dead

All games will be available as DRM-free downloads and most of them will also be available via Steam and/or Desura.

The Sea Will Claim Everything

Extras such as the Gemini Rue soundtrack and the exclusive Metal Dead Making Of booklet will also be included.

The Shivah

Besides the seven adventure games and said extras, the bundle will support a charity that’s close to our hearts (The Hellenic Centre for Mental Health and Treatment of Child and Family) and launch the Indie Dev Grant, which we hope will actually help smaller indie devs.

Time Gentlemen, Please!

Bundle In A Box will be using the pay-what-you-want payment model with the twist of a constantly dropping minimum price; Metal Dead and The Shivah will only be available to anyone paying over the average price.