Friday, 17 August 2018

Snowicks: Snow Battle

"The Snowy Valley is a distant fairytale place covered with eternal snows. The inhabitants of the Valley are snowicks and they are just glad with snow. As they are young at heart by nature, energetic, inventive as well as just great inventors and dreamers, they are constantly playing snowballs and they like this activity so much that it has already turn into real competitions. The main snowball tournament takes place in the Ice Castle but not everyone can participate in it. To win the tournament, a team of snowicks should take part in small battles, improve their skills and collect stars. Every snowick wants to win the Ice Castle tournament therefore they invent various types of snow weapons that help them defeating other participants."

Snowicks: Snow Battle is now available for Android and iOS.


Free to play with in-app purchases available.



Trailer:

Thursday, 16 August 2018

New release - Space Tunneler Deluxe


This is actually my own game, with a little help from others - it's an updated version of an old gamejam entry I made back in December 2015.  I've added some things, updated others, and although the main game itself is essentially unchanged, I think this is now a much better game than its original incarnation.

If you want to give it a go, you can download it for free here (there is an option to make a donation, and I thank you in advance if you decide to do that, but really I would much rather people only do that if they download the game and get some real enjoyment from it).

It's an arcade game with the heart of a strategy game.  Sort of.  Quick reflexes are useful but not as useful as good planning.  Most of the graphics are my own, so... don't expect to be blown away aesthetically!  But it's a good challenging game, although the "Ultra Wimpy" mode is reasonably easy (you still have to watch what you're doing though!).  I honestly haven't checked yet whether completing the game in "Ultra Hardcore" mode is actually possible...







$102 Adventure Game Challenge

The purpose of the $102 Adventure Game Challenge is to encourage and support creators of graphical adventure games. The Jam lasts two weeks from September 10 to 24 after which the games will be judged by a small panel of judges. The creator of the game the judges deem to be the best will be given $102 USD!
You can join this discord server to chat during the course of the jam: https://discord.gg/fhrERYw
This is the second year of this annual jam, you can see the games from the first year here: https://itch.io/jam/101-adventure-challenge/entries



Judges:  

  • Vance Baryn (Indie Dev)
  • Drunkerella (Twitch streamer)
  • and.... myself! :-)
Submissions open from September 9th 2018 at 10:00 PM to September 23rd 2018 at 10:00 PM

Monday, 30 July 2018

Byte Driver - on Kickstarter

Byte Driver combines a classic driving game with a bottom up shooter. Your car runs on energy. Using weapons and bumping into things will cost you energy. Energy and weapons are obtained by hacking the vehicles around you. You’ll have to stay alert, because the sharply twisting road and countless enemy vehicles will be trying to stop you from reaching your ultimate goal. Run out of energy, and you die. 

Based on a classic coin-op from way back in 1979!  Coming to PC, Mac and Linux.


Check out the Kickstarter Campaign

You can also play the demo version



Thursday, 26 July 2018

Doesn't everyone need a Helping Hand from time to time?


Now here's a novel game concept - after being injured in a car accident, the only way you are able to communicate is with your left hand.

"This game is about communicating with characters, unlocking new environments and possibly ruling the world - all with just your left hand. Throughout the game, you can use up to seven unique hand gestures to communicate with people and fiddle with your environment. Careful though, try not to anger people too much – your life could depend on it!"

Talk about high concept!!!!  Check it out, released today on Steam.