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 ‘News’ Category

The Swindle: November Update

Nov 182014

Don’t worry! I haven’t cancelled it again. Not yet. Just thought it’d be nice to get down what’s going on behind the scenes here. Progress on the game is trundling along nicely; I’ve spent a lot of time worrying about the Final Mission, the big swindle everything’s building up to, and there’s some neat stuff […]

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 […]

Announcing ‘The Swindle’, again.

Oct 302014

Size Five Games is delighted to re-announce The Swindle: A Steampunk Cybercrime Caper. Here’s all the gumph from the press release where I thinly pretend I’m not writing the Press Release and interviewing myself. Press Releases are weird and awful.

Indie Advice: Working with Freelancers

Apr 112014

Even if you do most of game development yourself – programming, art, design, etc, every once in a while your skills invariably aren’t quite enough to tackle some of the jobs. Music, for example, is a disaster if you try and do it yourself. Get a professional in! Or maybe you feel swamped and want […]

INDIES: What you probably need to know about The TV Industry

Apr 12014

I’ve written a lovely long article for Rock, Paper, Shotgun about my experience in the TV Industry, and what indie devs should probably be aware of when metaphorically getting into bed with TV people. Have a look, it’s all words and pictures.

Size Five is Hiring!

Feb 122014

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 […]

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 […]

Two Thousand And Fourteen

Jan 102014

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. […]