short

FoxMind Toys and Games would like to announce their partnership with Mandoo Games to publish the North American version of Slide Blast, a fun and fast-paced family strategy tile laying game with easy rules and great components.

“In Slide Blast, by cleverly choosing and placing tiles, players try to build the longest slide, allowing them to engage in high-speed straightaways, gut-wrenching curves and mind blowing tunnels!  Players also gain extra points each time they make another player slide.”

Slide Blast is a game for 2-6 players, ages 7 and up, and plays in about 30 minutes.  It is expected to be released in the 2nd quarter of 2017.

The game will be showcased at the upcoming 2017 Toy Fairs in Nuremberg and New York.  For more information on this announcement, visit the publisher’s site here.

origins

Origins would like to announce the first annual ORIGINS FILM FESTIVAL™, which will be held at Origins in Columbus, Ohio from June 15 to June 19, 2016.  The festival will be showcasing independent feature and short films of any genre related to gaming, sci-fi or fantasy.

Awards given during the festival will include:

  • BEST FEATURE FILM
  • BEST SHORT FILM
  • BEST GAMING FILM 
  • BEST SCI-FI FILM 
  • BEST FANTASY FILM

Origins is taking submissions for the film festival until May 1, 2016.  Filmmakers will be granted a 5-day full-access badge to the Origins Game Fair, and winners of the above awards will also receive two full show passes each for next year’s Game Fair.

Please visit the Origins Game Fair Film Festival website for rules and terms on submissions.