So, this is pretty risky, right? But what’s the point in being a carefree, know-nothing Indie developer if you can’t brazenly change the name of your company once everyone starts to get to know who you are?
Hello! I’ve always hated the name Zombie Cow Studios, it was a mistake from Day One. To me, it felt like the sort of name a try-hard 14-year-old would come up with. Arf arf, gore is COOL. Well, it turns out actually cows are stupid.
The way I see it, there’s no point going through life putting up with something that makes you unhappy if it’s completely within your power to change it.
The trouble with picking a ‘funny’ name for your company, as I’ve discovered, is that it gets exponentially less funny with time. It was awkward to say out loud in front of grown-ups, and it made my heart sink every time someone mentioned the name of my company. That’s no way to go through life!
So here you have it: welcome to SIZE FIVE GAMES.
Q: You have done an error! I preferred the name Zombie Cow Studios.
A: That is awesome for you. I didn’t.
Q: What does ‘Size Five’ mean?
A: Loads of things, personally. But importantly: we make the fifth size of game.
Q: What’s changed?
A: Absolutely nothing, apart from the swishy new website. I’m still sitting here making games, roping in the finest people to help me out as-and-when. I’m still making ‘comedy’ games, depending on your point of view. I’m still an oh-so trendy indie developer, making only the games I want to make.
Oh, also: I’ve changed my Twitter account to @danthat. Follow me!
Q: What’s next and/or first?
A: I’ve secretly been ULTRA-BUSY working on something magnificent. It’s a solo, totally-indie project. It’s completely self-financed. It’s the best-looking thing I’ve ever put together by far, and I’m extremely eager to show it off. The first screenshots and info will be out soon-ish, I hope.
Beyond that, there’s some interesting stuff coming up. I’ve always been a bit closed off with development – only showing what I’m doing once it’s pixel-perfect and damned near ready to ship. Hopefully, that’s going to change – I’ll be releasing in-development screenshots and videos, talking through the tech and all that sort of thing. So have a click of the RSS or Twitter buttons above to follow what happens.
Q: Oh, what, so you did all these changes on your own is that what you’re trying to pretend?
A: Absolutely not. Huge thanks to Henry Hoffman for the amazing new site design and magic coding shenanigans. Our lovely robot logo up there is courtesy of the astonishingly-talented Joe Hullion.
Q: I have discovered a thing that still has Zombie Cow Studios plastered all over it WHAT DO I WIN GIVE ME A PRIZE.
A: It’s going to take me a few days to rummage round the guts of the old Zombie Cow system and bring everything under the Size Five umbrella. Give me a sec, I’m totally on it.