Def alpha 2.02 preview – anyone for playtesting ?

See that little word up on the top left corner .. "ALPHA".

See that little word up on the top left corner .. “ALPHA”.

In the mood for some playtesting ? Take a look at the first public alpha build of Def, the tower defense / RTS hybrid made by aliens, for aliens. No slick video promo, no Kickstarter sales pitch with promises made to be broken. Just a game. An actual game. It’s not quite done yet, but the first 80 % is there, and I’d really like some feedback – too hard, too easy, too buggy, too much fun ? (I wish) :)

Be sure to read the release notes on IndieDB, and send any feedback my way (comment here, there, or email perry at Games only get good through playtesting, so it’s difficult to over emphasise how important this feedback will be in shaping the final game.

Download here for Windows, Linux and shiny silver computers.

Small Chomper Deluxe Update for OUYA

I just pushed a small update for Chomper Deluxe to the OUYA marketplace – it should go live soon. I’ve updated the input framework so that it should happily support wireless XBox, PS3, and several less common controllers. Minor bugfixes and performance improvements. Tweaked graphics. Added a donate button, where you can become a member of the SSoACS.
SSoACS membership card

Arriving in Damascus – Postmortem

Arriving in Damascus is an on-rails first-person hypertext interactive fiction (ORFPHIF), made as my One Game A Month, and produced to help battle-test “uTwine”, a Twine for Unity implementation I’ve been working on.

If you just want to play it, try here, or here. It’s short, and even shorter if you tap + a bunch of times.

Arriving in Damascus - the pines

I started out planning to make a Dear Esther parody, but as I went along, I discovered that (1) not surprisingly, it had already been done, and (2) I was finding it difficult to make light of the original, given the subject matter surrounding grief and loss. So, I went for some parallel universe ‘fanfic’ instead, and tried to capture some of the atmosphere, extending the story in another direction. Here are a bunch of things I learned along the way.

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