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G PRIME

G Prime is the first chapter in Soma Games’ Arc Saga and is a gorgeously rendered take on the classic gravity golf genre of puzzle games while adding unprecedented depth of story and adventure elements.

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WIND UP ROBOTS

Help keep the monsters at bay. Explore Zachs world in a fully 3 dimensional world. Choose your robots to battle an onslaught of monsters from cow spawning alien ships to Beaver toothed t-rexes.

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REDWALL

The first and only officially licensed view game based on the beloved Redwall books. The Warrior Reborn is a progressive adventure set in the context of Brain Jacques beloved novel.

Since 2008 Soma Games has been showing the world something different.

We started showing what hope and beauty could look like in a video game. We started telling the ‘right kinds’ of stories. Not by wagging our fingers and preaching what games OUGHT to be (…or ought not to be), but by demonstrating what they COULD be. We presume intelligence. We reward adventure. Our motto is from the Psalms, “…fearfully and wonderfully made.”

We’re not making time-wasters. We’re making art. We’re not killing brain cells. We’re shaping minds.

THE SOMA STORY

…in which our hero takes a long journey

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This story is told from the perspective of Soma’s founder, Chris Skaggs.

One day in 2005, I was avoiding my web development job and reading the news. At that time, a very non-Christian video game was in the news and was in fact being excoriated by Congress who were planning to slap the game with a big fat fine and give it an AO rating. (FYI: it was Rock Star Games and GTA’s infamous Hot Coffee mod). At that same time, I was reading another, counterpoint article about something called the Christian Game Developers Conference. Now I was/am a gamer but had never even heard of Christian games as a genre and certainly never heard of a whole conference surrounding it, so I kept reading. To my surprise, not only was the conference being held that very weekend, but it was also being held just a thirty-minute drive from my house. Maybe all of that was just coincidence, but as I read that story there was that ‘ring’ in my heart where God told me I should go.

Now that might be the first hee-bee-gee-bee moment in the story depending on who you are and what kind of background you come from. For the record, God did not ‘speak’ to me audibly like Moses or something, but it’s a long topic to try to cover in a few paragraphs. With your permission, please allow for the idea that God communicates with us in some way and we’ll move on down the story.

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Soma Games GDC 2016 Wrap-up

  Recently we sat down as a team to look back on our experiences at GDC 2016. Our immersive G Prime booth was a big hit at the conference, though being non-immersive, our booth stood in stark contrast to the almost inescapable promotion of VR (make sure to check out our micro-documentary, “People Wearing Headsets“!) For…

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Flurry Friday 31: G Prime, The Story Behind the Story

This week on Flurry Friday… With G Prime finally ready to ship we’re doing an initial “soft launch” where we can collect some feedback, learn a few lessons, and maybe cut off  bug or two in the process before things “go big” on Xbox One January 6, 2016…which “happens” to be Epiphany for anybody watching.…

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Newberg Game-Makers Get Positive Reviews

(The Following is a reprint of a story from the October issue of Christian News Northwest) By EDWIN OUELLETTE – CNNW intern reporter NEWBERG — After releasing its first iPhone app game G in April to rave reviews, local indie game development company Soma Games is working on a sequel. The thinker-puzzle game G is set in a futuristic,…

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