Happy new year 2009/2010

The New Year is nearly upon us and I just wanted to write a little something about the past year before the booze goes in and the brains go out. This will be a more traditional New Year for me than last year where I was in Cambodia, but this year I’m not travelling and will celebrate with friends at home.

Development wise, the past year has been very productive for me. Three games developed in 2009 and another two pretty advanced (but slightly stalled) WIP’s in development – Psycho Pigs UXB & Horace in the Mystic Woods – means I haven’t been wasting too much time. If I’m cheeky and include December of last year I can add another three games to that list – Zektor, Space Fury & Dingo, although to be fair they were made in the three months before December. Still, that’s six games in about 16 months – that’s basically half my entire output. Busy, busy, busy.

I was even approached for an interview by Retro Gamer Magazine which resulted in an interview in their July 2009 issue as a ‘Homebrew Hero‘. The cool thing about that is that, not only have I been subscribing to the magazine for 5 ears, but also because I was now featured in a column when a lot of other people I admire have appeared.

Programming wise I hope 2010 won’t be as busy. My plan is to finish the 3 WIP’s I have started (the third being X-Quest 2) and hopefully not be too distracted by new projects along the way.

I hope you all had a great Christmas and it that you’ll enter the New Year safely and surrounded by friends or family…and that your hangover will only last a very short time.

Stay safe…and come back soon.


…and because it’s all about remaking I’ll just re-post the same picture I used two years ago. 🙂

The Snowman arrives…just in time for Christmas.

As planned, and as promised, my latest game is completed just in time for Christmas, which is lucky since it’s a very festive Christmas themed platform game.

Have fun and let me know what you think of it.

Click picture to go to download page.

Another day, another game: The Snowman

What better way to celebrate Christmas than by making a Christmas game for you, right? 😉

So, I’ve decided to make a small game for Christmas and I’ve decided on a remake of ‘The Snowman‘ which was originally released by Quicksilva in 1983.

All the graphics are done and so are most of the code.
The game should be finished in a couple of weeks – just before Christmas.

The Snowman - Level 1

The Snowman - Level 1