Ooh, just checked my blog stats and found that there’s been a bit of a traffic spike going on, due to the fact that both Nitrome and Jay is Games have blogged about Small Worlds in the last couple of days. Hello internet people!
I should probably write something so nobody suspects the truth that I’m a rubbish blogger and a glacially slow game designer.
Um. Oh hang on, I’ve actually got some pretty big news! I spent most of last year making a big animation with the other chaps at rathergood.com, and it’s just recently managed to finally get itself sold, which is pretty awesome. So, if you live in the UK, you’ll be able to see Uncle Wormsley’s Christmas on Sky Atlantic this coming christmas! Hooray! It’s got Steve Coogan, and Julian Barratt, and a bunch of other very talented comedy people doing voices. And a giant crab! It really is the best Steve Coogan cartoon about a giant crab you’ll ever see.
There’s a trailer and everything, which you can see by clicking on the following words:
What else is going on? Oh yeah, gamedev. Long-time readers might remember that I made a super-quick game for the Blackberry Playbook, back when that was a thing, and always promised to give it a wider release later on. Predictably, I never really got round to doing that. Until now! I’ve spent the last few days hacking it apart and rebuilding it to be bigger, better, and less crippled by game-breaking bugs. Once it’s done I’m going to give it a big full release on every platform I possible can, which will be an event of such cultural importance that it might break the Earth. I’m calling it. The world will crack like an egg.
I’ve added a whole bunch of new stuff – powerups, more types of enemy, a difficulty curve that isn’t horribly broken, and I think it’s actually turned into a pretty decent little game. There’s not much more left for me to do – the new game elements are all in place, so all that remains is to update some of the aesthetic bits – add some music, pretty up the UI, add a proper options menu, that sort of thing.
Anyway, I think that’s all for now. Bye!