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Go play Cloudfall (contest version) now!

Jun 302014

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UPDATE: This version of Cloudfall was made in 1 month for the contest, we now treat this version as the prototype for the game announced in this post.

Cloudfall is now available!

Cloudfall is a relaxing exploration adventure game in which you fly around and exploring the ruins of Cloudfall and solving puzzles.

Experiment with different interactions in the world, solve the puzzles and discover your purpose as well as several different forms you can take. In Cloudfall you are safe, nothing can harm you.

Bitserum and I made this game for the Indie Game Maker ContestIt's free and you should go play it right now!

New game to be announced soon

Jun 202014

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What is this? This isn't Mega Magnitude!

You're right! I teamed up with BitSerum to make a game for the 2014 Indie Game Maker Contest and we'll need your votes.

The game will be done and submitted by the end of June so you'll be able to enjoy it soon.

I'll reveal more information about it in the next post, but for now, let's just say that it's a relaxing, exploration puzzle game.

After making difficult and somewhat frustrating game experiences with Mega Magnitude and Bunny to the Moon, we decided to make something that is entirely opposite - happy, mysterious and relaxing.

Mega Magnitude is on hold till the end of June, so I can concentrate on this project, but I'll be back on it right after we're done with the contest.

New updates are coming soon :)

Mega Magnitude progress - almost feature complete

May 232014

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Release day is getting closer and pieces are falling into place in the last couple of weeks. In terms of programming features, the game is mostly done. Gameplay, various obstacles, ending, upgrades, objectives, menus, purchase process... all done.

I've also been doing some optimization tasks which are never fun but are still important. Now I'm mostly polishing things up and testing.

Graphics are in need of a major overhaul, but I'm next to useless in that area. Luckly Antonio, awesome artist, master of the atmosphere and half of indie dev studio Bitserum, offered his help, so thanks to him Mega Magnitude is going to look beautiful soon.

I'm posting this screenshot of Mega Magnitude in its current state so that you can point and laugh at it later when Antonio does his magic.

Mega Magnitude - and game ending(s)

May 052014

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As you might already be aware, Mega Magnitude is NOT an endless runner, so this week I finished implementing the game's end cut scene and with that done, Mega Magnitude is one step closer to release.

I actually dislike endless games, so even though it might look or in a way play like one - the main focus of Mega Magnitude will always be the goal of escaping the collapsing building.

If there's demand for it I might add an endless mode, but it's not something I'd personally enjoy playing.

Also, there may or may not be an additional, hidden, ending(s) in there ;)

Hard drive failure

Apr 302014

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This error message welcomed me on my laptop screen today so I spent the rest of the day making backups on my external drive.

The disk appears to be working normally so it could be a false alarm. I'll run some checks on it later, but just to be safe I copied everything over. I think I'll take this opportunity to finally make some order in my backups and if the drive is really dieing I might pick up an SSD to replace it.

Laptop is still under warranty though, so maybe I can get it fixed for free.

While there's never the right time for hardware failure, I'm not under that much pressure at the moment and there's no data lost so besides being an inconvenience, this event is not a major setback.

May this post be a reminder to you to make your backups on time :)

My look at the first RebootDevelop conf.

Apr 292014

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First ever RebootDevelop is over and I'm back in Split, ready to finish and finally release Tremors Mega Magnitude.

This weekend was crazy. I had barely any sleep but it was worth it. I met devs from countries in the region who make all kinds of cool games and also got to talk with some old friends as well.

The talks were good but the topics were all over the place which meant that there was something for everyone, but also that some of the talks weren't exactly useful for me.

I'd like to mention some cool games I got to play.

I'd like to congratulate the team (LGM Games) behind this soon to be released space adventure Starpoint Gemini 2 - they won the RebootDevelop Indie game award. The team is passionate and their game looks amazing. I only got to try it for a few minutes but I can't wait to play more. They even have Oculus Rift support which is awesome although there are still some improvements to be made in that area.

Underrail is a retro surprise for all Fallout fans. It's a turn based RPG with a great atmosphere, be sure to keep an eye on it.

Our neighbors from Slovenia, Dawn of Play presented their super polished, soon to be available mobile game Furries.

Awakening of Heroes - a MOBA game with cute graphics and support for iOS devices, it was nice to see and try it out and if you want you can register for alpha access at the official website.

After their successful Kickstarter campaign the Ironward team is hard at work to finish their first title - The Red Solstice. It looks and plays great, but I was unable to fully try it since the LAN connection wasn't available. Luckly, the demo is available at their site.

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