Hello! I need a freelancer to do some UI Design! Is that you? Would you like to do that? Really? Huh.
It’s a simple enough gig. I need a clever, nice-to-use Upgrade/ Shop system designing for a game project.
This isn’t a ‘visuals’ job, that’ll come much later. It’s getting all the buttons and tech in place so it’s easy and satisfying to use, and so I can add new content nice and easily as development progresses. You’ll need a thorough understanding of Unity, and it needs building in nGUI, so you’ll need to know how that works.
IMPORTANT FACTS: Can’t stress enough – this is about usability first and foremost. You also need to have the savvy to put the whole thing together.
Hopefully it’s a few days’ work, and I’ll be paying real money, obviously.
If you’re the sort of maniac who enjoys UI design, drop me a line with some examples of your work: email@example.comPosted in News Comments Off
Broken Age happened and/ or is happening! Have you played it? Broken Age is magnificent. It’s from the brain of Tim Schafer, whose earlier works heavily inspired Ben There, Dan That! and Time Gentlemen, Please!
Can you tell?
Broken Age is beautiful and charming and funny and clever. You should definitely play it, it has that ‘important game’ feeling stamped all over it.
Anyway, there’s now a little bit of a wait before Broken Age: Act II, so to celebrate Act I being brillo, and to fill the time with pointy-clicky goodness, I’ve heavily discounted my games over on Steam. Both games, for 90% off! You can’t get more than 90% off, it’s mathematically impossible!
The Dan and Ben Adventures are proper old-school “Look At, Talk To, Use On” funny silly puzzling. Have a look, hopefully they’ll fill the gap nicely.Posted in Dan and Ben Adventures, HELP, News, Shilling Comments Off
Hello! Not going to lie: the purpose of this post is that I haven’t updated The Main Site in MONTHS and I thought I probably should.
2013 was fairly tough going at times, and held more than a few eye-opening moments of realisation of what the indie industry is, what it’s become, where it’s going. I’ve enjoyed running away to the countryside and burying myself in work. The indie industry is amazing, but that old indie necessity of being all LOOK AT ME, EVERYONE the whole time gets tiring, for me and the people on the receiving end. It’s refreshing to sit back and concentrate on making games, glancing out the window occasionally at cows and/ or tractors.
So, I’m currently on Full Production of The Next Game, but I’m not quite ready to talk about it yet because it still looks a bit too ropey to do any sort of teaser video. I’ve sent it to a handful of chums for testing, and the feedback I got was extremely positive. Quite a lot of the end of last year was spent getting systems in place and nailing the visual style, but now that’s all in it’s a simpler job just sitting here making the actual content (levels and such).
It’s still some way off yet. Hopefully I’ll have announced it by Easter. Hopefully it’ll be out by the end of the Summer, but we’ll have to see. I really don’t want to rush it, it’s a fun one to make.
That’s it, that’s all the news. Off with you.Posted in Development, News, Stupid Idiot 2 Comments
Hello! This bewildering magic right here makes the games run on a Mac!
I have no idea how it’s done and it’s not officially supported, but if you have a Mac that should mean you can play the games! This only works with the GOG.com versions, so make sure you buy from them.
Buy them here and ENJOY.
Here’s the clever man responsible: http://www.paulthetall.com/Posted in Dan and Ben Adventures, Legally Dubious, News 1 Comment
Firstly, it goes without saying I’ll be continuing to support Gun Monkeys. There’s a patch incoming for a few minor bugs and what-have-you. But outside of all that it’s time to think about The Next Game.
I love The Swindle. I’m a big fan of the concept (though I now worry some of its core mechanics have been done better). It’s a great game, but it’s a fucking complicated beast, and I’m simply not sure I can afford to make it the game it deserves to be right now.
Hello! I’ve been Beta testing a new thing on Gun Monkeys for the last few weeks. It seems to be working, so here’s the announcement:
As part of ongoing efforts to keep indie Deathmatch shooter “Gun Monkeys” the success it almost definitely deserves to be, the game now automatically generates free Steam keys for anyone struggling to find a game on the server, so they can play against their friends instead.
“It’s a unique solution to a frustrating situation”, typed Size Five Games’ Dan Marshall. “Despite universally positive reviews, Gun Monkeys just hasn’t sold enough to keep servers perpetually-buzzing with players. It’s infuriating, but the important thing to do now is to make sure the people who have bought the game can enjoy it as intended.”
As of the most recent update, if you’re sitting on an empty server for a few minutes, and no one comes along to play against, the game will now fling you a free Steam key for you to gift to a chum.
“The most frequent comment in my inbox at the moment is ‘this game is amazing, why aren’t more people playing it?’ Well, hopefully this move will bring in new interested players too, since they’ll always be able to play friends when servers are quiet.”
“Free keys are limited per player, and it won’t generate free copies for ever, but for now it’s a fun and unusual way to combat the Curse of the Indie Multiplayer Game. Let’s see how it goes.”Development, Gun Monkeys, News, Shilling 25 Comments
(please do watch full screen and in high-res, youTube’s compression kinda ruins it)
Gun Monkeys has launched on Steam, and here’s a spiffy new trailer and a trendy bunch of screenshots to celebrate! I’m afraid we’ve had a few unfortunate network wobbles, and some weird bugs, but that’s ALL FIXED NOW, so hop in and join the fun!
If you don’t know what it is: Gun Monkeys provides short, sharp jabs of intense multiplayer combat. It’s a procedurally-generated, physics-based, 1-on-1, online platform shooter. All lovingly voiced by British comedy legend, The Actor Kevin Eldon. There aren’t many games like that kicking around.Gun Monkeys, News, Shilling Comments Off