Robots vs Bigger Robots – quick game design

After moving to Vancouver, I had perfectly natural concerns about removing myself from all my friends and colleagues in the UK and having to make new ties and bonds with people in a strange new city. I needn’t have worried – everyone on the game dev scene has been excellent…

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Crocodile Cat: Got some art in

I’ve now passed a threshold on development of Crocodile Cat: THE GAME IS NOW VISUALLY APPEALING I’ve been really lucky to have Rebecca Deakin working on the art for the game. Rebecca has been great at working with my slightly nonsensical ideas (It’s a cat in a bubble trapped between…

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Bleat The Wolf

With the scary rise of populist fascist sentiment in the west, many of us are confused, scared and unsure how to act. An unusual opening line for a blog post about a game jam, but Resist Jam sought to unite game makers in a stand against fascism: to create games…

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Pun Driven Game Design: Witchgarden Leafiosa

Time for another installment of my oft-hastily written blog on game design / puns. This time we focus on a Ludum Dare entry with a pun which made me chuckle. This season’s game jam was focussed on growing, and Witchgarden Leafiosa is a game in which you play as a…

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RememBear SFX

As someone with a background in audio for games, SFX were always going to be an important part of RememBear. Audio for mobile games needs to be chosen carefully so as to not be intrusive, since players may be running background audio from other apps. Audio should not be vital…

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Great grizzlies! It’s announcement time! RememBear coming to iOS and Android, and it is coming VERY SOON! In this game you command a platoon of Park Rangers, and must deploy them to catch a troop of sneaky bears who are intent on getting their hands on a delicious picnic in…

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A Quick Catch Up

Hello! A lot has happened since I last posted on my blog two years ago. My last post was to announce the arrival of Block Stock, a two player iPad game. My objective with Block Stock was to learn more about games development and to find out more about the games industry….

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