Friday, May 30, 2008


IT'S FALCON FRIDAY! As we mentioned yesterday, today we're launching Penumbra: Black Plague HaptX Edition. We've teamed up with Reachin to bring you guys this awesome game.

Penumbra: Black Plague HaptX Edition is the highly-anticipated sequel to the ground-breaking adventure game Penumbra: Overture. Black Plague continues where Overture left off, with an even more intense storyline and even trickier puzzles, as you guide Philip deeper into this intriguing adventure.

With the Falcon, you'll be able to push, pull, lift and throw objects in a fully-interactive environment just like real life, allowing you to feel what Phillip feels every step of the way. Black Plague will also reveal completely new HaptX effects for the Falcon such as soft surfaces, fluids and the ability to feel object textures at per-pixel resolutions. With hours of intense game play and revolutionary interactions, Black Plague will leave no one unmoved.

The game retails for $29.95 at our Online Game Store. Don't forget to check out our Message Board as Tom will post a free download for 10 lucky visitors. Happy Falcon gaming!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Falcon Friday is Tomorrow!

Hello everyone! This week has really flown by! Don't forget that tomorrow is Falcon Friday! We're doing things a bit differently this week because we're launching a really exciting 3rd party game - Penumbra: Black Plague HaptX Edition.

Here's some information about Penumbra: Black Plague. Penumbra Overture, the prequel, was highly reviewed, and Penumbra: Black Plague continues a strong tradition of innovative gameplay perfectly suited to the Falcon. Penumbra: Black Plague lets you directly touch all of the objects in the game feeling their surfaces and textures. If you need to pull a cabinet out of the way to reveal a hidden passage, you grab onto it and feel yourself pulling it. If you need to stack boxes to reach something you pick them up, feeling their weight, and feeling them push up against the other boxes. To open a door, you push or pull on it. To turn something, you grab onto it and turn it like you would in real life. Penumbra: Black Plague is packed with innovative puzzles, uniquely solved with your sense of touch. The Penumbra games represent a level and type of gameplay never experienced before in gaming, and is powerfully immersive experience.

We'll post more information tomorrow but in the meantime, check out this awesome video with a preview of the game. Happy Falcon gaming!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

NVGA Update

Hello everyone! As you might recall, we had a really busy weekend with lots of events! Here are some pictures from the NVGA SuperCon event over the weekend.

<-- Giant Newton on a giant Falcon.

<-- One of the tournaments in high gear!

<-- More tournament game play.

<-- Novint employee, Pat with Ben Eberle. The famous 9 year old guitar hero!

<-- Winners from the Virtual Pool 3 Tournament with Novint employee, Ed!

<-- More winners with Novint employee (and customer service super star) Eric.

<-- Don't worry, it wasn't all work at the tournament. All of the Novint employees take a break for some gaming action.

Friday, May 23, 2008


Happy Friday everyone! It's Falcon Friday! Today we're launching The Feel of Steel.

Awarded the 2007 Game of the Year award in the Innovation category by Game Tunnel, this is a multiplayer, 3rd-person sword-dueling game in which the movement of the Falcon corresponds directly to the movement of the sword.

Imagine being able to feel the clash of blades as you parry an attack, and the sensation of driving your sword into an opening in your enemy's defenses. Fight on the ground across diverse and exotic terrains, or launch into flight for epic aerial battles. Whether you choose to hack and slash wildly or to dice your opponent with precision strikes, this is as real as swordplay gets. Features include an intuitive sword-fighting system, single-player battles, head-to-head Duel Arena, and a feverish Free-For-All mode.

Check out the Online Game Store, where you can purchase The Feel of Steel for $19.95! Enjoy!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Check It Out: XLR8 Video and Exclusive Offer!

Hello everyone and happy Thursday! We're getting ready to head into the holiday weekend and have a couple of treats for our Falcon friends. First, check out this awesome video that Tom, Novint's CEO, made for XLR8. He takes you through one of the courses and gives you some tips for playing the game.

AND, we're so excited about XLR8 that we're offering free download of the game through the end of the weekend. All that we ask is that you leave a review and let us know what you think!

Simply head to the Novint Message Board. Click on the "Games" category and click on the link, "Free XLR8 to download." Enjoy and happy Falcon gaming!

P.S. Don't forget about Falcon Friday tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Falcon on Facebook!

Hi everyone! Novint has just created a Facebook page for the Falcon! Click here to become a fan of the Falcon and tell your friends to join us! We hope to see you on Facebook!

Don't forget about all of our events coming up this weekend:

NVGA SuperCon
Novint Falcon at TigerDirect in Miami and Plantation, FL
Falcon Friday

Happy Falcon Gaming!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Calling all Florida Falcon Friends!

Hello everyone! We've got big news for our Falcon Friends in Florida. Novint will be traveling to the TigerDirect stores in Miami and Plantation. Stop by the store May 24th and 25th from 1 - 5 pm. You can try out the Falcon and catch some AWESOME deals on the Falcon. Here's the details:

Saturday May 24th- TigerDirect/CompUSA-Dadeland Miami
7740 North Kendall Drive, Miami, Florida 33156

Sunday May 25th-TigerDirect/CompUSA-Plantation
12170 West Sunrise Blvd, Plantation, Florida 33323

Also, for all of our friends in the Albuquerque area, don't forget about this weekend's NVGA SuperCon! It's May 22 - 25 and Novint will be hosting several game tournaments.

One last reminder, don't forget that Friday is Falcon Friday!

It's a busy week for Novint and we hope that you can participate in one of our events! Happy Falcon gaming!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Check It Out: 1Up Features Novint Falcon

Hello everyone! has featured the Novint Falcon in their article about six technologies that may shape PC gaming's future. They had lots of great things to say about us and our games.

"Novint is demonstrating a knack for finding smart matches for its Falcon interface. Feelin' It: Gish and Penumbra: Overture HaptX Edition handle as though they were designed for haptics from day one, and as Novint's Steam-inspired online library grows, so too will the incentive for gamers to adopt the gizmo." Check out the full article!

Also, we officially announced the launch of Feelin' It: XLR8 today. Everyone at Novint is so excited about this game! For those of you that missed out on Falcon Friday, never fear. Novint's CEO, Tom, plans on posting a link on the Message Board for a free download so keep checking back. Have you had a chance to try XLR8 out? If so, what do you think? Don't forget to submit your reviews so we can feature them on our blog!

Friday, May 16, 2008


Hello everyone and happy Falcon Friday!

We're excited to launch Feelin' It: XLR8 today! Our games group has worked really hard to make this an amazing experience.

Feelin’ It: XLR8 is a breathtaking game that gives you the true-to-life experience of driving powerful rally cars in photorealistic environments. The game features highly detailed models of over 35 modern rally cars, as well as handling physics developed with the help of rally sport professionals, which create a foundation for an ultra-realistic driving experience. Add the Falcon, and you'll be able to feel all the bumps on the road, slides across the dirt, and impacts with opponents and environmental objects. Other features include complex car damage modeling, over 800 parts for customization, driver injury simulation, Arcade and Simulation driving modes, over 70 races in 5 diversified scenes, and multiplayer support. Trust me, you'll need a seat-belt!

Check it out at the Game Store for $29.95 and let us know what you think!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Novint Hosting Tournament at NVGA SuperCon!

Hello Falcon Friends! We’ve been busy updating our Event Schedule. Everyone at Novint LOVES getting out and demonstrating the Falcon to new people. Our latest event is NVGA SuperCon.

The SuperCon is an awesome event that’s going to be held in Albuquerque (the hometown of the Falcon). Novint is going to be hosting several game tournaments during the Con and we have tons of great prizes for the winners. The SuperCon will be taking place May 22 – 25 and the Albuquerque Convention Center.

Here’s what we’re looking at for contests:

Top Pin Bowling and Virtual Pool 3 Tournaments

Gish Multiplayer (football) and XLR8 Tournaments

Talon Special Ops Tournament

The tournaments are free to enter. We’re going to be providing the following prizes to the tournament winners:
First Place: $100 AND a Novint Falcon
Second Place: $50
Third Place: $25

We’re really excited to team up with NVGA and can’t wait for the tournament! We hope to see you there!

Also, don’t forget that tomorrow’s FALCON FRIDAY! Check the blog to find out what game we’re launching tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Game Preview: Force Fighter

Hello Falcon Friends! Just a friendly reminder that Falcon Friday is only a couple days away. We’re going to launch another game this week so don’t forget to check out the blog on Friday to find out which game is being released.

Speaking of games… we’ve got a ton of new games in the hopper. Today’s game preview is Force Fighter. Winner of the 2005 "Gameolympics" in the Best Newcomer category, Force Fighter puts you in the cockpit of a jet-powered airship for the ultimate flying deathmatch. Pilot your aircraft through rugged terrain in pursuit of your opponents, and then use your arsenal of weapons to blast them out of the skies. With the Novint Falcon, you’ll feel the full force of your firepower, impacts against the terrain, and enemy attacks as you gun for your prey across five detailed gameplay environments. Special scoring system based both on collecting objects and shooting down your opponents, up to 8 player multiplayer, 5 different crafts, and 14 ship upgrades/weapons.

I think this game would be so much fun to play with our Pistol Grip! We expect to release this game in June (on a Falcon Friday of course)! What are some games that you would us to add to our game lineup? Leave a comment below!

Monday, May 12, 2008

First Falcon Friday!

Happy Monday everyone! As you now know, we had our very first Falcon Friday and it was a big success! We had a great response and we want to thank everyone who supported it! Tom, Novint's CEO, even posted a link on Novint's Message Board allowing several lucky users to download Cell Blast for free! Please send over your review of Cell Blast once you've had a chance to play it. We'll feature you and your review on the blog! Send reviews to PR (at) novint (dot) com.

This week's Falcon Friday will also feature the launch of another new game as well as a discount on that game. Tom may also post a link for a free download, so keep checking the message board as well.

What did you think of our first Falcon Friday? Leave your comments below!

Friday, May 09, 2008


It’s Falcon Friday! Today we’ll be launching Cell Blast! Also, if you purchase Cell Blast today you’ll receive a 20% discount on the game! Cell Blast will sell for $19.95 but if you purchase it today using our Falcon Friday link, you can get it for $15.96.

Cell Blast is an action/strategy hybrid, where you'll assemble microscopic structures to cure a worldwide epidemic. The setting may be microscopic, but the stakes are enormous in this one-of-a-kind gaming experience. Use your sense of touch to assemble tiny defensive structures around cells in a human body, in the hopes of preventing a worldwide epidemic. In this unique combination of action and strategy, you will protect fragile brain cells from attack over dozens of waves, using microscopic components such as electrified walls, medical lasers, and repair pylons. Once you’ve constructed your defense system the invasion will begin, and you must repel the pathogens to save humanity, one cell at a time.

Simply follow this link:

CellBlast is at the bottom of the store with Red wording reflecting the discount. Remember, you must log in to your NVeNT account to purchase a game! Happy Falcon Friday!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Falcon Fridays Are Coming!

Hello everyone! Just a friendly reminder that our very first Falcon Friday will be tomorrow! We're really excited about this new program and we think that you all will like it too! As a reminder, every Friday we’ll have a special game promotion. We could release new titles, offer special deals on games, host competitions, host chats with our CEO -Tom, and so much more! The featured games will be kept top secret until midnight (PST) on Friday. The Novint Blog is the only place that will announce the featured titles with the links for that Friday. But you’ll have to act fast, the deals will end once Friday’s over.

I've got a hint for everyone about tomorrow's deal. I can exclusively reveal to you that we will be launching a new game and offering a discount on the new game! What game do you think it will be? Leave your guess in the comment section and you could win a Falcon care package!

Until tomorrow, happy Falcon gaming!

Monday, May 05, 2008

Announcing... Falcon Fridays!

Hello everyone! We’ve got a pretty big announcement for you all this afternoon. We’re excited to announce Falcon Fridays! Here’s the lowdown…

Every Friday we’ll have a special game promotion. We could release new titles, offer special deals on games, host competitions, host chats with our CEO -Tom, and so much more! The featured games will be kept top secret until midnight (PST) on Friday. The Novint Blog is the only place that will announce the featured titles with the links for that Friday. But you’ll have to act fast, the deals will end once Friday’s over.

Falcon Fridays are starting this Friday so don’t forget to check out the blog!

What games would you like to see featured? Let us know below!

Friday, May 02, 2008

Game Preview: Cave Brain

Hi everyone! We've got an addicting game preview for you today, Cave Brain.

Can you help our caveman hero push rocks, smash crates and avoid traps as he solves each level of this arcade puzzle game? Dragons, Blue Goblins and Mad Mushrooms will do their best to stop you, but you can get rid of them by using your Novint Falcon to push boulders onto their heads, or to use your giant hammer to smash your way to victory. You’ll also use the Falcon to activate magical springs and teleporters, feeling your character’s movements throughout the diverse and magical environments. Play in two different modes: Arcade and Logic Modes. You can even add your favorite MP3 music files to put your own personal groove into gameplay.

Look for this game in June! It's only $14.95!

New Media Highlights Section on Web Site

Hey there everyone and happy Friday! We've added a new section to the Web site that might be helpful if you're trying to explain the Falcon to your friends. Check out the Media Highlights to see some of the more in depth media reviews that the Falcon has received.

Also, I wanted to remind everyone to keep the feedback about the new Games Section coming! We're listening to your feedback to improve the Web site! Happy Falcon gaming!