Think Pink! – MeinMein announces upcoming game and competition
By otakuman5000 On 21 Sep, 2011 At 01:49 PM | Categorized As Indie Spotlight, News | With 0 Comments

If you like sandbox games, puzzle games and/or the color pink, I have some great news for you! Independent game developer, MeinMein has just announced their upcoming game Pink Planets along with news of a competition in the works open to everyone with a valid email address. MeinMein is based in Utrecht in the Netherlands and consists of two brothers, Gerbrand, the programmer, and Meindert Kamphuis, in charge of game design and graphics.

The following is game and competition information from their press release.

Pink Planets is a cute isometric grid-based sandbox puzzle game set in a pink universe. As a little hamster, alone in space in an oversized space suit, you have to rescue your friends from surprising monsters by building cute and creative structures. And if you gather enough building blocks you even get to build your own level which you can easily share with your friends! The game features a variety of interesting sandbox levels and is scheduled to be released for PC later this year. Pink Planets’ audio is designed by Kozilek, who is known for the mesmerizing tune he made for Vlambeers game Luftrauser.

Prior to the game’s release there will be an online Building Competition Game which will launch on 30 September. By unlocking building blocks in puzzle levels, players will be able to build their own structures, which can be uploaded and voted for on the competition website. The creators of the three winning structures will get a free copy of the game. But the best part of the competition is….<drum roll>… The winning structure will appear in the final game!

Something I personally found intriguing is a quote from Meindert Kamphuis, “In Pink Planets not everything you encounter is immediately explained. I do this on purpose. When I played computer games as a small boy, I often attributed deeper meaning to the small animations in games, which in reality were but mere decorations. In Pink Planets I want to give players the same room for their imagination. And I hope we can give a taste of that in the Building Competition Game.”

This game sounds like something you can really explore your creativity with and learn a lot about the design process.

For those of you interested in seeing your creative genius become a part of the final game, you can read the detailed FAQs at the Pink Planets website here. I will also be posting competition news as it becomes available here at Real Otaku Gamer.

If you would like to know more about MeinMein or this delightfully pink new game (which I am told is very close to completion) you can find more information by checking out the links below.

Pink Planets website:
Press Kit Pink Planets:
Pink Planets on Twitter:
MeinMein’s company website:

Happy building and good luck!

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