Postcard No.10 – Cats (1 of 3)

To celebrate the amazing feat of 10 posts in a row (and not just cos it’s a bit late) – the first in an amazing new feature!

Cats! Pictures of cats. This is the first in a series of three (there are three cats).

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Last week, Tuesday was quiz night. Not tonight! Instead you get some pictures of cats.

The answers to last weeks quiz though were:

  • Sausages
  • Cheese
  • Pastry/Bread
  • Meat (not sausages)
  • Fruit (optional)

The trick item of course was the lager. Lager is not a food. Although cider is, and so is wine.

CATS!

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CATS!

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In your face Cliffski!
:)

Postcards from Basingstoke 001

To celebrate being 2 years old, more or less, we present a new series of random images from Basingstoke development. One a day*, every day of the year*, perhaps for all time*

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* OK, so 3 today to get the ball rolling, might be one a day, might be more, might be er… less.

* apart from at weekends and bank holidays, spring breaks, summer breaks, xmas in general, new year, family visits, weddings, sick leave, shore leave, feeling a bit under the weather, flooding, acts of god, technical problems, being hassled by cats, being lazy devs etc.

* or until we’ve finished it :)

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The Easter Bunny Visits Basingstoke

Hello watchers and lurkers! We don’t often do a blog post, so when we do, you can always be sure it’s going to be something interesting. This time, just in time for the Easter holidays, we have a little sneak peak at what’s been happening in Basingstoke since the Titans dropped a neutron bomb on it and killed everybody.

As you can see from the video things are coming along nicely. We might even finish it this year! Or at least release it.

The video shows a few new things in it which you’ve not seen before, like the gidlets, which are those cute little swarmy things; and zombies, which are what happens in Basingstoke after about 11pm whether there’s been a neutron bomb or not – an occupational hazard of living there; and there are some nice underground sections with sewers and metro station.

What do you mean Basingstoke doesn’t have an underground railway? This is the future, silly! Of course they’ll build an underground railway. And yes, kebabs will cost £10 in the future too. I know – scary.

Long Live the Demo, or Why We Can’t Have All The Things

It’s been a  little while since I stood on the soapbox to serve as a distraction for the ire of the masses. Allow me once more to entertain you with news of the exciting events of our times.

Big time 800lb gorilla monopoly stakeholder Valve announced a week ago a wonderful u-turn on their famously awful refunds policy, and frankly, about fucking time.

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Pay What You Want for Titan Attacks on Android!

So, you’ve got 10 minutes waiting for a bus to nowhere. Or maybe you’re trying to kill time while that awesome curry simmers away. Perhaps you have eclectic tastes and prefer to play the best game on your Android phone, ever?

If any of these situations apply to you, then we have a treat for you!

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Right now, at this very moment, the Humble Bundle for Android and PC #12 is entering its final weekend. And in this Humble Bundle you can find the exclusive version of Titan Attacks for Android (amongst other gems). It is not yet available on Google Play and might not be for some time. This is your one and only chance to pick it up – and happy happy joy joy you can pay what you want! Now you can’t get much of a better deal than that.

Porting was done by Jake Birkett of Grey Alien Games (he wrote a little post about it here on his blog). It was painstakingly ported from Java into Monkey (totally ungoogleable name, guys) because Jake isn’t familiar with Java (a shame, because he could have maybe just converted it over to libgdx and saved a bunch of time).

Cockroaches, Games Development, and You

Hmm… it’s been a while since the blog had a new entry. It’s been even longer since I opened my virtual mouth to make commentary on the industry (and what fun that is!). But, the tripes are heavy, and thrice has the cock crowed under a full moon. The portents are good!

I recently had the good fortune to babble away in a thread on Facebook with Old Guard Indie Derek Smart, one of the very first and most prominent indie developers around. I got onto a subject which has been nagging away at me for some time, which I shall now dub “The Roach Theory of Indie Games Development”.

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Welcome to Basingstoke

Chaz and Alli have been beavering away hard on our new “roguelike survival horror” game, Basingstoke, and now’s the time to show you an official teeny sneak peak of the game so far. Feast your eyes upon the video, and then read on, with the caveat that everything is in developmental flux and subject to changing beyond recognition at any moment…

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