Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Status update

Despite the lack of actual releases, things are going very well development wise. I'm working actively on four projects, and they all seem to grow at a good rate.

Tuning has reached thirty levels, and I still have ideas for things to add that don't feel overwhelming. I hope to have it finished before the end of the year.

LIFE/DEATH/ISLAND is also progressing, and could probably be released as one of my better games already. But I'm hoping to add enough content to make it a really worthwhile project. And that has made me think about releasing a public beta at some point. I still have more than enough ideas, but I would need to know how easy it is to get into the systems already in place. Watching people play the game has made me realize that this will be key to how interesting the gameplay will turn out.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Failed 2hr Game

I know I don't have the time, but I tried making a game for the latest Poppenkast competition. It had such a great theme that I couldn't resist it.

I decided to try to make a really small RTS, but the two hours I had were lost in drawing graphics and setting up the movement system. I might still create a game out of this, but I'll save it for when my schedule's a bit more free. Meanwhile, here's a little screenshot:

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Further Tuning

Since Tuning won the award at IndieCade I've been working on it a bit. Here's a preview of some new content. The game's got around 25 levels now, and a map screen. Can't decide if I should put some weird cutscenes in there or not. I guess time will tell.

Independent Games Festival

Hey guys. I'm thinking about submitting Tuning to IGF, but I don't have the funds for it at the moment. If anyone would like to help out with a donation for the $95 entrance fee, paypal it to crazy.cactus (at)

Looks like Stephen Lavelle has me covered. Thanks a lot man!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Keita Takahashi playing Tuning

Adam Robezzoli sent me this picture of Keita Takahashi (creator of Katamari Damacy and Nobi Nobi Boy) playing Tuning at a barbecue after IndieCade. Not sure how news worthy it is, but I'm definitely a fan of his, so...