Petri Purho, game creator extraordinaire and a good friend, has finished Crayon Physics Deluxe and the amazing game will be out for PC on 7th of January 2009. Crayon Physics Deluxe won the Independent Games Festival’s Seamus McNally Grand Prize in 2008 – effectively the highest honour an indie game could receive. Petri’s taken the time he needed to polish it to a masterpiece and I for one can’t wait to get start playing in a weeks time!
An iPhone version licensed exclusively thru Hudsonsoft is also coming and it is expected to hit the Appstore any moment now.
I found about Petri’s experimental games a year ago on his site and just had to meet him. We had lunch and met a couple times thereafter. I found Petri to be an auteur in the greatest sense of that word. The success of Crayon Physics definitely took him by surprise. Watching his acceptance speech at IGF for the grand prize pretty much epitomizes this. He was wearing a monocle and opening with a wholehearted “f*ck yeah!!!”. Made me grin like never before ;-). I’m happy that I had a small role helping him with business side of things and seeing that he has found the best business partners to support him and let him create more awesome games.
Petri, HUGE congrats on finishing what is definitely a landmark in games!