Monthly Archives: October 2011
Back when Bumpy Road was released Pocketgamer awarded Bumpy Road with a Silver Award in it’s review.
Today this showed up in our mail:
After Gordon confirmed that it wasn’t edible, we stashed it in our secret award dungeon. Thanks, Pocketgamer!
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Songs we heard in ilomilo
By now you all know that we worked on ilomilo for XBLA.
Here’s another little thing we helped to make!
A cover album to celebrate Daniel Olsén’s ilomilo music! It includes tracks with some great artists, including composers of the score in VVVVVV and Cobalt, game devs from Southend, and yours truly. It turned out pretty neat so follow the link and dig!
and hey. Do check out the original score for ilomilo too. We love it:
Gordon – The Legend of The Eternal Anger and The Magical Raisin
When Gordon is hungry he can get a little cranky. Nothing big. It only results in a few broken legs and smashed furniture and computers. You know, the usual.
Anyhow, one morning I had an idea to solve this tiny problem:
I’ll report back to you how this experiment pans out (if I survive. Send for help if things get quiet around here).
A little update on GAME3 and how the work is progressing.
Some weeks ago, when the game was up an running on devices we came to the conclusion that our original concept for how the player would interact with the game was way too complicated (maybe we should’ve taken a hint when we discovered that we couldn’t actually explain it in words…). It looked and sounded really cool, but everyone we showed it to (including ourselves!) felt more confused than anything after trying it out.
So we had to rethink some stuff, the way the game was controlled, simplify some things and made it just a tad more action oriented than it’s original concept. We bumped into some nasty technical issues along the way, but now everything is well in Simogoland and the game finally feels reeaally nice and most of all FUN.
So, from concept, to the version we’re doing now, this game has more or less been through three big iterations. Maybe we’ll end up using the other ideas for something else in the future!
And hey, here it’s running on an iPod:
What’s that? Blurry?
Postcard from China
We got this homemade super cute postcard from Tiny and Alex all the way from China and it made our day. Tiny and Alex, whoever you are – You’re awesome!