Hello friends. It's been a quiet couple of weeks.
Reason being, my father has suffered a massive stroke. This led to me taking several days off from everything to get things in order and visit him and other family.
His condition is improving- he hasn't truly regained consciousness, but his eyes are open, he's responding to things a little more, and seems to be out of the danger of this being fatal.
So, it's back to it. I'm resuming testing and trailer work on The Bounty: Deluxe Edition, and will roll out the web version of Bug Attack! Free to several portals such as Newgrounds, once it has been updated.
Steam Greenlight is closed and being replaced by Steam Direct, so I need to update some in-game wording. Once that is finished, I want to finish getting two player for mobile (player two uses a bluetooth gamepad, it's rad), and it'll be updated here and published all over the web.
Then we go in big on promotion, launch, and post launch support- and hopefully get some new game announcements made public really soon!
Thank you for your patience and support-
The Bounty: Deluxe Edition
The message on our limited run merchandise is more than a slogan. It's a rallying cry.
I've been running a showcase event (join here and check out some great stuff!) on Facebook to accompany the sale period; and it's been fantastic so far. Here's a look at the first few days' worth, and a mere sample of what's to come.
Take to the decadent streets of Reiker City, and bring the fight to the three criminal gangs that dominate the urban landscape: the Mafia, the Survivalists, and the Church of the Final Exodus. Run surveillance operations to locate and assess the criminal threat, craft or purchase new equipment, hone your skills, and recruit other vigilantes to back you up in tense tactical battles.
Head over to our Arcade to play it right now in your browser!
This fun mini-game has you jumping, gliding and spinning your way through an endless sky of floating buildings, littered with turrets, pick-ups and score-sucking birds!
Play Brella's Run right now in your browser!
Guardians of Victoria
Guardians of Victoria is a running game with multiple twists, taking conventional running gameplay and creating something unique! Testing your reactions, planning, and timing in an action-packed multi-tasking race to the end without being caught by Jack the Ripper.
Play as the Guardians as they fight their way through the Steampunk city in the clouds, collecting items and defeating the allies of the ever-chasing destroyer- Jack the Ripper. You must stop him!
Here's our first set. It's got a beautiful design by comic artist Joe Martin (CGC Comics, www.joerocksart.com), and a strong message.
Because if you support indie games, you are a hero. You're not only supporting the artist, but the ideals of creativity, ingenuity, and expression. It doesn't get more heroic than that.
These American Apparel t-shirts (that means super high quality, folks!) and mugs will be available through 4/29/16, with all production and fulfillment done by those crazy cats at TeeChip.
Get your own, tell your friends, and support indie games today!
First, the live streams of The Bounty: Deluxe Edition's Endless Dungeon mode went beautifully!
Here's the archive vid of the Glitchcat stream, including live audio chat with yours truly! We had minimal technical problems, and everybody had a blast. We'll be doing a LOT more of this sort of thing in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for stream channels, dates, times, and what games.
Several character sprites from the original version of The Bounty needed a little sprucing up, so that was done- along with some other tweaks, like a room number display in Endless Dungeon. Besides that... working on minimizing the game's final file size to fit Endless Dungeon on Android, and setting up the environment, since it want to be difficult and not work right out with Intel XDK, which is what I'm using for Bug Attack!'s mobile ports.
Nothing terribly exciting, but essential stuff, y'know?
There's a cool thing going down over the next two weeks at itch.io called Low Rez Jam. This game jam is based around creating a game that takes place entirely in a game screen sized at 64x64 pixels. I'm teaming up with Kyle Murphy(Noble eSports), Dan Bisciglia (Swerdmurd), and several-time-collaboration amigo Aaron Hickman (Dya, Retro Obscura) to whip up something small, cool, and weird.
Whatever it is, it'll be done super quickly over the next couple of weeks, so look forward to the strange.
Some really rad, limited edition merch will be popping up over the course of the next week. Some game specific, some more generalized- but really badass. Stay tuned for the big reveals, and get that wallet ready. These are all small run limited edition things, so you don't want to miss out!
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