My new big project, Craftyy, is going into beta soon!Craftyy is the fastest and friendliest way to make games online.
Check out the site, and join in on an adventure of imaaaaaaginaaaaation!IT’S GOT AN ANIMATED DEER

My new big project, Craftyy, is going into beta soon!
Craftyy is the fastest and friendliest way to make games online.

Check out the site, and join in on an adventure of imaaaaaaginaaaaation!
IT’S GOT AN ANIMATED DEER

Reimagine :The Game: Post-Mortem

Two things about my infamous Reimagine :The Game: (mid-2011)
1) I’m proud of my work.
2) And I sincerely hate it.

For every inventive game mechanic…
The level design for FDA12-18:TG: (Female Demographic Ages 12-18 :The Game:) building up on clever uses for the power of the Bieber.

…It was betrayed by my unpolished physics engine.
That frustrating Tea Party bounce-in-and-out-the-water level.

For every social issue I wanted to discuss…
Does marketing yourself as not-heterosexual promote LGBT-tolerance? Is it just a sex-sells money-grab? Are those mutually exclusive?

…I feared being preachy, and settled for cheap jokes.
I’m not sure if Ke$ha officially jumped on the bisexual bandwagon with Katy Perry and Lady Gaga.

For every piece of intelligent satire…
Satirizing the TSA mantra, “If you’ve got nothing to fear, you’ve got nothing to hide”, showing Wikileaks turning it against the US government itself.

…I slapped on a meme at the end.
Some rage comic cutscene about bacon.

Note — posting this post-mortem is not to please my profanity-puking critics, people poor with properly placed punctuation.

But wow did Reimagine polarize plenty of people.

I still think it’s a game that worked at the time, and many others think it’s still funny.
But I just needed to acknowledge what my game could have been, and what just ended up dumb.
Acknowledge this, before I do another thing dumb…
like winning another annual competition with Reimagine.

March Onwards

This month,

Reimagine :The Game: took home a Mochi Award at the Flash Gaming Summit.
Four Horsemen came in first place for the Pokki 1Up Contest, winning me $30k and a trip to GDC.
I shook hands with the CEO of Zynga while wearing a horse mask.

 

This is like the longest setup to an April Fools prank ever.

GIT SOME HORSES: http://www.pokki.com/1up/?app=4horsemen
Four Horsemen Website: http://fourhorsemen.nutcasenightmare.com/
Ending Music: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/441630

The Apocalypse is Neigh! 
Help War, Famine, Death & Disease rule the world in this game of wits. 
Quit stallion’, play it now!

Thank you all so much for getting the lowest number left of my horse!

Thank you all so much for getting the lowest number left of my horse!

THE GRAND GALLOPING GAMEPLAY TRAILER
Go and play The Four Horsemen of The A-Pokki-Lypse, now!

My latest game features a musical performed by tiny horses. Who’d have thunk?It’s on the Pokki platform, an HTML5 app store for your workplace or school computer desktop. My game’s also part of the Pokki 1Up competition, and normally I wouldn’t beg for plays, but I am not losing to a freaking Blackjack simulator.
Quit stallion’, play me now!

My latest game features a musical performed by tiny horses. Who’d have thunk?
It’s on the Pokki platform, an HTML5 app store for your workplace or school computer desktop. 
My game’s also part of the Pokki 1Up competition, and normally I wouldn’t beg for plays, but I am not losing to a freaking Blackjack simulator.

Quit stallion’, play me now!

DEMO: The Doctor Gets Bent
POLLsome dumb poll

This year, I wanted to start making games for Facebook, HTML5, and Mobile.
I figured my first game for all these platforms should be as simple as possible.
But what game, I wondered, could be flexible, stretch my skills, and be squeezed into a short development time?

Flexible? Stretch? Squeeze?
My brainstorming process apparently runs on bad puns.

POLL: some dumb poll
What would you do with the power to make faces into rubber?
Warp your own face? Warp friends’ faces? Warp random pictures?

Please leave feedback, thank you!

VIVA LA RESOLUTION

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS
WHICH TOTALLY AREN’T JUST MINE FROM LAST YEAR


Resolution #1) Make games
Mobile game: So you can play while away from a real computer.
Facebook game: So you can play while away from real friends.

Resolution #2) Helping you make games
As a game developer, this will increase my competition.
But as a lazy person, I’ll gladly let you finish the job!
You’ll make a game without coding, make art without drawing, and share it without friends!

Resolution #3) Helping you help me make games
You can play and give feedback on new games, designs, and prototypes.
That way, I don’t have to kill my idea-babies.
I’ll make a ‘real’ blog, and let the community kill them instead.

And I’ll start on… the Chinese New Year.

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Ideas of what else I should do?

Have any resolutions of your own?
Have you noticed ‘real’ blog articles end with these stupid questions?

Post your thoughts below in the comments section!

PONY WINGS: Scootaloo has always dreamed of flying, but her wings are too tiny.
Playable on desktop browser, iPhone, and Android!

Please play and reblog!