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Archive for the ‘The Swindle’ Category

The Swindle’s New Look

Oct 82012

As an indie developer, I’m kind of fascinated by the concept of “necessity is the mother of invention”. We don’t have infinite time, money or resources, so you have to work with what you’ve got and find clever ways of crafting brilliance out of nothing. Where this works really well is when cutting corners really […]

‘The Swindle’ Ported to Unity

Sep 282012

It hasn’t been the best few months, to be honest. Things went a bit pear-shaped. I’ve turned my back on a year and a half’s work, and I’ve reluctantly had to turn my back on XNA.

Size Five Fund Drive

Apr 252012

So, the lengthily-titled ‘Ben There, Dan That! and Time Gentlemen, Please! Double Pack’ is the Steam Daily Sale today! That means you get two amazing 84-Metacritic-Rated games for 80% off. < < click that Steam Logo to grab a copy now. Then come back and read why. That picture above is the thing I’m working […]

Size Five is Hiring: ARTISTS!

Mar 262012

Well, an artist, technically. And “hiring” is probably a bit strong, too. I’m looking for a talented 2D artist to help out with some of The Swindle’s artwork. It’ll be a relaxed, work-from-home, freelance gig you can fit in around your real job. We can discuss money once I’ve fallen in love with your art […]

Swindle Update: Stealth

Mar 22012

From the off, I kind of wanted to leave how The Swindle plays directly in the player’s hands. To a degree, I want you to be able to play it however you want. Like shooting things? Of course you do. There’s enough gunplay hilarity that you can blast your way through every level. Like sneaking […]

The Swindle: Update 24/01/2012

Jan 242012

So, the good news is I’ve hired a professional to work on the AI code and make the guards amazing. With that all being taken care of, I’ve decided it’s probably sensible to start making The Swindle look pretty. The vast majority of the art is strictly placeholder at the moment, and it’d be nice […]

Hacked Off

Sep 192011

So, how do we tend to feel about hacking minigames, everyone? I suppose generally I’m against them – the two main problems being they’re rarely genuinely fun in their own right, and that they really grate after a while. That said, it’s nice to feel that you’re in some way involved in the hack, even […]

Introducing the GiANT Engine

Sep 152011

“If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.” – Newton. You can’t be a developer these days unless you’ve got an engine and it’s got a clever name. That’s where Size Five’s custom GiANT Engine comes in. The GiANT engine is built on four core technologies, which […]