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Archive for the ‘The Swindle’ Category

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 […]

The Swindle: Concept Art

Sep 92011

I’ve been lucky enough to be working with the enormously-talented Catherine Unger, recently. She agreed to do some concept art for The Swindle, and it’s so very very good I need to show it off. They should give you some idea as to the sort of environments in which you’ll be doing your all your […]

Announcing “The Swindle”

Jul 192011

Size Five Games is proud to announce our next game: The Swindle. There’s loads more info and some screenshots over at Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Here’s what Dan Marshall pretended to say when he wrote a press release about himself: “The Swindle is a Steampunk physics-based platformer that plays a little bit like Deus Ex mixed […]