Hello all you silent eyes, you quiet followers of our sporadically updated blog! Gather round our digital Yuletide fire and listen, my little ones.
Today we have put all our games, including Sandbox Mode for Revenge of the Titans, and our two soundtracks, and even all our source code, for sale through the Humble Puppy Bundle. This glorious sale lasts from 19th December through till 26th of December, and you may name whatever price you wish for everything, as is traditional.
You will also notice that Droid Assault and Ultratron have both been updated with two-player local co-op mode. Just grab your 360 controllers and join in. Yay! Expect bugs.
And you’ll also see that Revenge of the Titans has a Christmas Mode which appears only for the festive season (from 19th December to early January or thereabouts). And Droid Assault has a special new Christmas Mission too! Which is all very silly and hopefully a bit of fun.
It’s quite likely as readers of our bloggage that you already own all our games. What is less likely though is that you have the two soundtracks – the incredible metal guitar/electro synth six-track EP from Revenge of the Titans, and Allicorn’s 14-track OST for Ultratron of gut-thumping electronic dance music (it’s great to code to!). Even less likely is that you’ve seen the source code to all these games. Now is your chance! Now, the Humble Bundle edition of the games is worth buying all on its own just for the soundtracks, let alone the games, but if it makes over $150k (and thusly some reasonably huge five figure sum for our chosen charity, Gamesaid) we’re going to release the source code for you all to look at and have a good laugh about. Gaze back through the mists of time and see code written by an amateur almost 12 years ago, evolved into the little games you see before you here today!
And even if you’ve already got all our games – we think they’d make the perfect Christmas gift for a friend or loved one. Or even several friends and loved ones. But maybe you don’t have any friends and nobody loves you! Never mind about that – you can still give a much-needed contribution to charity. Gamesaid.org is an umbrella charity which distributes money to a number of other charities which are focused on genuinely improving the lives of kids with major disadvantages in life. You’re not buying kids white iPhones to replace the black one that Santa accidentally bought them. You’re buying things like artificial limbs, wheelchairs, and physiotherapy for kids that can’t even walk. You’re buying them the best Christmas present they’ll ever get (except a white iPhone of course).
Where have all the direct versions gone?
They have gone to videogame heaven, where they eat power pills and mine Tiberian crystals with attractively attired characters from long-forgotten 8-bit titles. We have conceded that Valve have won the distribution and payment processing war, at least insofar as PC downloadable indie games is concerned. 99% of our income comes from Steam. So with a quiet goodbye, the direct downloads of all our titles have slipped away like ships in the night to the West. There will be no further updates to the direct downloadable games – we’re using Steam for that from now on. However we will endeavour to keep the completely DRM-free versions that Humble Bundle host up-to-date.
If you’ve got a Puppygames version of our games, please get yourselves a Steam key from here – and if you really, really don’t want to use Steam, consider donating a small token of your esteem to the Humble Puppy Bundle, and grab yourselves DRM free versions.
You’ve updated your website design?
Yep, expect bugs … and badly formatted blog stuff.
Please let us know if you find any, it’s been a bit of a rush getting everything up and running in time for the bundle. Time for bed now!