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GDC/FGS and not so secret super cool podcast!

22 Feb 13

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GDC & FGS!

That’s right! I’m at FGS5 and GDC13 in March. If you’re going and want to meet up throw me a message on the contact, always up for meeting fellow developers or publishers/sponsors. If I’ve worked with you, it’ll be even better to put a face to a name! :)

I don’t bite! Honestly.

It’s going to be really cool as I’ve never actually been to the States before but wanted to so TICK! That’s off the list. I’m heading over with Jay Armstrong (Doubt you’d know him, he made Super Adventure pals) and JIMP (Really doubt you’ve heard of Sushi Cat), so that alone is a concoction of mayhem, we’re going to make a good holiday of it by not drinking, no parties and just staying in our hotel for the 10 days.

I’m a bad liar, that’s definitely not going to happen!  We’re even make a game on the way there. PlaneJam style!

Super indie pals

I knew I had to do the art for the website. I mean, I’m super talented at drawing (I ABSOLUTELY SUCK! HELP ME)

A podcast?!

I heard you’re making a podcast though, Chris? HOW DO YOU KNOW! That was a secret.

Seriously though it’s been something on my mind for a while and I think we can really nail it, so I pitched the idea to James and Jay. The ball has already started rolling and we’re looking at launching our first episode of the podcast once we’re back from San Francisco. It’s going to be called ‘Super Indie Pals’ purely because I hate the name of ‘Super Indie Pals’ and thought it needed to be stolen. Seriously, it’s a great name and it describes us all as a group. It’s a good nod to Jay too ;)

So the whole idea is to talk about games we’re playing, tips and tricks, a load of talk about game development cycles, what we’re currently working on or doing that’ll hopefully be of interest to everyone. My plan is to also try and get someone from the industry involved every episode to ask them a bunch of questions too. I’m really excited about this venture and can’t wait to show you guys.

Did I mentioned our beloved Waterflame is doing the jingle too?! I’d listen just for that to be honest.

Platcore stuff!

Psssssst. Did you see Platcore go live on Miniclip this week? If not, you should check it out. This is really cool and in relation to my last post, it’s kind of a proud feeling in my career to get something of mine on their due to me living on that site as a kid!

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It went live on Miniclip. Show it some love!

The Mochi’s 2013!

11 Nov 12

It’s that time of the year guys! Nominations for the Mochis at Flash Gaming Summit. We got SO close last year and Space is Key made the final three for best action game of 2011. I can’t even say how much this would mean to me. Let’s do this for 2012 guys, we can do it!

Head over to http://www.flashgamingsummit.com/awards.html

You can vote for BOTH Space is Key 2 and Platcore – here are links to the games too:

http://chris-jeff.com/games/spaceiskey2

http://chris-jeff.com/games/platcore

Since Space is Key 2 also hitting iOS/Android and Blackberry this year (http://www.spaceiskey.com) we qualify for ‘Best Cross-Platform‘ and let’s hit ‘Best Action‘ the same as last year! Come on guys, I know it takes a few minutes to vote but you can do it, means so much, we can do this one! You guys rock!!!

Everyone. Meet Platcore!

15 Aug 12

It may come as like the biggest shock ever! Especially to those who’ve been following me for a while. So this has been in development for quite a while in 2011 and has had a crazy rollercoaster ride in the development process as I ended up quitting my job mid-development so I could work full time on what I love; Giving you guys content! And then the sponsorship process was a rollercoaster in itself of a few months negotiating and falling through deals so I’m like extactic to be able to release this. And I hope you like it as much I as did developing it!

You can head over to Kong and play it: http://www.kongregate.com/games/Slasher145/platcore

It’s on Newgrounds too!: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/601069

OR! You can be cool; and play it on this site from the side>>

Give it some major love!

Explosions, lasers, more explosions and even more lasers!

A bit of everything

19 Jul 12

Lots and lots have things have been happening over the last month! I thought it’d just be better to do a super big post and run through lots of stuff!

Eleventh Hour

So Eleventh Hour actually hit front page on Kongregate and on Newgrounds which is great! It’s always good to see the game up their – thanks to Tom and Greg! :)

It’s actually got a much better reaction from the Kong and NG crowd than it did from the Armorgames players. Which I find pretty interesting – A lot of the Kong feedback was pushing me to make something of this idea and pursue it more (Which me and Jay have ideas for, it’s just finding the time we’re both able too). I’m hoping in a month or two we’ll be able to sit down and nail something and not just a quick game! :)

I’m totally thinking a zelda meets fallout style. I mean, this prequel will set us up perfectly ;) Lots of RPG elements; Crafting, EXP, Skill tree, nice inventory and quests. Time will tell for it!

Platcore

Wow – bet you haven’t heard this name for a while, right?! Bloody hell.

So yeah! After months and months of talking to a few sponsors and getting things sorted out – it’s all finally a done deal and ready to release (I’ve just got to add a little tutorial then boosh!) I’ll let you guys know when it launches though, as I do! I’m hoping it’s this week – if not, definitely next week!

Am I seeing things?! Platcore is ready for release?

 

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It’s a shame this got put on hold for Eleventh Hour and then after that Platcore got sorted out! So this game has been on the backburner for a little while now sadly. BUT, I plan to pickup everything in a week or so and it’s pretty much done to be honest. All I’m doing is designing a few more levels to keep a decent amount of content in it, then we’ll be good for that!

I’ve got everything crossed that the process for sponsorship won’t take as long as Platcore! (Nothing in the world can to be honest!) :)

We’re waiting for the show to begin! HURRY CHRIS!

Mochi London 2012

Now this has turned in to a biggie! We’re looking at 101 registrations already – for our ‘Saturday only’ ticket, we’re completely sold out! I mean, it’s looking like it’ll be huge and so much fun! Can’t wait for it!

I also might be talking to – who knows! Me, I guess. But yeah, I’m thinking about it. I’ve got a decent topic that is interesting and I’m going to go for it (When it’s all nailed down, It’ll be released and also update the registration page on it)

Tom Krcha (Adobe) also confirmed to speak last week which is awesome! We’ve also got one more speaker due to confirm too, I’ll let people know on twitter and all that good social stuff.

So there are actually 9 tickets left as I write this – I urge you to run over there and get it all fully booked! http://mochilondon2012-estw.eventbrite.com/

If you made it to the bottom, you rock!

The Platcore trailer is here!

01 Feb 12

Well folks. It is time I think! The Platcore trailer is finally here for you to watch!

At the moment, the game is being polishing, tiny little things. But by the end of the week, if not earlier, it will be ready for sponsors eyes! Then hopefully your eyes and fingers not long after that!

I’m really happy with how the games turned out and the game has been a part of my life for a few months now. So I’m happy to say it’s pretty much done!

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Even more Platcore!

14 Jan 12

Hey guys! Since Platcore is pretty much finished, apart from a bit of polish here and there. I’d like to give you more of an insight into it! Since I’m nice and kind :)

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This is where all the action happens in the game. In the test area, there are actually a load of upgrades since the last time I showed you this. Even the boss has upgraded now!

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This is the Hall of Fame. This is where you save robots you really love, whether it's because they look cool, or cause' you've taken them so far and they have sexy stats! It's up to you.

I hope this is enough to wet your appetite, as you’ll be having a filling serving of Platcore very soon! So don’t eat junk food in between meals, as I’m hoping this will fill you up!

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07 Dec 11

Hey guys. I’m stopping the pre orders on the plushes unfortunately! These were only limited edition, and we had orders roll in over the week which was great! These will be dealt and posted out as soon as possible! Enjoy guys :)

Never know, something special one off like this may happen in the future! But once again, thanks for the support! YOU ROCK!

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Platcore Plush Dolls!

30 Nov 11

Hey guys! Quick update to say that PLATBOT DOLLS HAVE LANDED!

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I’m actually going to do a limited edition run on these Platbot dolls to. They are handmade,  screen printed felt, and around 4″ tall. There will be 11 of the 29 full set Platbots to choose from, as you can see below!

So grab one! I’ll be throwing in free stickers and magnets for the first 10 pre orders too! So grab them whilst they’re hot :)

I’ll be taking orders for around a week, so act fast!

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Head over to the pre order form!

Platcore:AP-10

23 Nov 11

Hey guys! Quick update on Platcore really. We’ve just released our first promotional animation on it, although this shows no gameplay, it ties in with the game nicely, and gives an overview on what Platcore are really like!

NCH done all the animation for this, so a huge thanks for that! And his friend Skybase did the voice acting. He suits the advert perfectly I think!

So Platcore are advertising some of their products that are in testing for public consumption and this is the AP-10 panel rifle. Unfortunately for you, you will face this weapon in the game soon!

Platcore is an up and coming platform-survival game where your aim is just to stay alive!

It’s a shame you can’t buy them, I think it’ll be a nice investment for my house. Not that I have a problem with postmen!

As for the development in the game, it’s coming along nicely. Syncing up the tracks and allowing a nice difficulty curve has been the most time consuming as it involves a lot of testing and monotonous work! But that aside, it’s nearly done, and will be in your hands as soon as possible! I’ve been working as hard as I can to get this to you guys ASAP!

Oh, and have a little Platbot. Cute eh?

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Platcore, Platcore, Platcore!

18 Oct 11

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Hey guys! For the ones who don’t follow me on twitter/facebook or know me well, you won’t know about Platcore that much! It’s a project I’ve kept in the dark a little bit, but for good reason, it’s going to be a blast! I’d like to tell you guys a bit more about it, as it nears the end of the development cycle actually.

A test room with two turrets. Not a real level though!

A test room with two turrets. Not a real level though!

What is Platcore?! Well Platcore is going to be a platformer/avoid style of gameplay, you play as a Platbot which is a testing robot for Platcore, and Platcore will be using you to test out their newest products, which come in the form of things which aren’t exactly your friend (Lasers, turrets, even bigger lasers, and evil things!). You play in a test chamber and your sole aim is to stay alive and survive the testing procedures, remember though, your robot is dispensable so there are MANY robots to play as if yours gets destroyed.

It will be synced in with music, however, we’ll have to trust Platcores music tastes for that one! I’m sure they like good music, right?!

Platcore - Playable menu, run around and have fun on the menu screen, yey

Platcore - Playable menu, run around and have fun on the menu screen, yey

I’m expecting to have this fully done by the end of the month so you guys can experience the full game very soon! But a few things held be back (good things for the game though!) I usually post little things of facebook and twitter if you like/follow me. Enjoy!

Did you know Space is Key is on mobile?

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