Sky Noon is a video game developed by New Zealand based Lunar Rooster. Amazingly, the game is deservedly getting some international recognition.
Sky Noon has been nominated for a Gamers Voice Multiplayer Award at the South By Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas. Lunar Rooster are the first Kiwis to be nominated for this award which is a great achievement.
In order to be nominated by this award, games have to be played by the SWSW gaming staff. The staff play every entry and the competition is pretty stiff. 15 other games have been nominated with developers from all across the globe.
The Gamer's Voice category celebrates the excellent in indie gaming. Indie gaming has exploded over the last couple of years thanks to the popularity of gaming development. It's more accessible to develop games now than compared to a few years ago.
The developers, Craig Taylor and Chris Cullen, are surprised and happy to be nominated. Both of them will be travelling to SWSW to show off their game at the SXSW Gaming Expo. The event takes place from March 16th until March 18th in Austin, Texas. Let's hope they take an award home for New Zealand!