Size Five Games



SIZE FIVE is a BAFTA-winning indie video game developer.

You can check out the games we've made below, find out a little more about us here, or join in our snazzy forums here.

My email address is dan@sizefivegames.com

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Archive for the ‘HELP’ Category

I have no idea what I’m doing.

Oct 312014

Busy day, yesterday. It’s one of the weird things about indie development, you spend month after month after month head down, nose to the grindstone, coding day-in, day-out, occasionally dicking about on Twitter. And then suddenly, what the fuck, I’m supposed to be a PR man, now? Promoting a new game is a bit like […]

Bye, Rik

Jun 102014

Most people probably think The Young Ones or Bottom is the best thing that Rik Mayall ever did, but they’re wrong. They’re both glorious, obviously. But after The Young Ones and before Bottom, Rik, Ade and Nigel did this relatively unheard-of little sitcom called Filthy, Rich and Catflap. It’s Rik Mayall as a shit light […]

Indie Advice: why you probably shouldn’t make a multiplayer game

May 22014

Hello! So it’s been about a year since Gun Monkeys come out, and because I took some innovative steps to keep it alive, I still get a lot of people asking me for advice. The TL;DR is really: if you’re an indie developer, don’t make multiplayer games. There are exceptions, naturally, but by-and-large the number […]

Indie Advice: How to get Brillo Game Voice Overs

Apr 172014

There’s something about VoiceOver that really lifts a project. Makes it feel more professional, more valuable. Trouble is, so many indie devs try doing the voices themselves (ack!) and recording it on a mic in their bedroom (the horror!) and it all just kind of sounds kind of cheap.

All the Boring Bits of Paperwork you have to do as an Indie Developer

Apr 92014

Everyone knows that being an indie dev is the best job in the world. When you’re not just playing games on the sofa in your underpants surrounded by Crunchy Nut Cornflakes, you’re idly making guns and things that explode. Sadly, once in a while, the fun and games turns to drudgery and you have to […]

Super Special ‘Dan and Ben Adventures’ Sale

Feb 102014

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 […]

What Next?

Sep 92013

With Gun Monkeys out and done and theoretically self-sustaining, it’s time to look at what’s next for Size Five. 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. […]

Gun Monkeys interview!

May 282013

I recently did an interview for Press X to Win about Gun Monkeys. Some of the questions were REALLY HARD, and you should totally go and read it. To spare of you looking with eyes at the Google Translate editions of interview, here my original replies is, in English.