It’s here guys! This is something I kept under wraps for a little bit but was super excited to let it out the bag. It launched with Nickelodeon Addicting Games on Friday so it’s still fresh, grab it whilst it’s hot!
“Space is Key Hell won’t send you to Hell, but it’ll probably send a lot of keyboards there. It’s hella hard. Try to master Satan’s spacebar in this diabolical sequel to the classic Space is Key.”
So this time I introduced some major changes to the game and put in two name gameplay mechanics. I’m not going to spoil it but at level 6 and level 11, expect something very new and very evil 😉
On a final note, I answered some questions with Addicting Games, they were fun!
Addicting Games Interview
How did you come up with the concept for Space is Key?
Space is Key actually came around while I was trying to sleep, somehow. I couldn’t sleep one night and had this little idea of a block moving down a level and jumping over obstacles — really simple stuff. So I just booted the laptop up and threw it together, and it kind of just evolved into how it is now due to my inability to draw at all. I wanted the art to work well but to be something I could actually pull off. The game is inspired by an old Flash game I used to play when I was a kid in school called City Jumper, too! Go play it. It was awesome.
Why did you set this sequel in Hell?
In Space is Key 2, I took the players down to Hell for a few levels and a cup of tea. After I listened to what people thought, it completely made sense that if I was ever going to make another Space is Key that it’d have to be tougher and set in Hell. It’s nice and toasty, though. I mean, at least they don’t have to worry about the cold!
What is the hero’s backstory? How did he wind up in Hell?
You’re a fierce warrior, hell bent on getting revenge on your evil twin brother who kidnapped your princess and is hiding her in one of his towers….in hell! Nah, not really. You’re a block, jumping over stuff for no reason at all, sadly. But that other story sounded pretty good, so I think we should just pretend that’s the story!
How many keyboards did you break while playing this?
I’ve got keyboards on top of keyboards on backorder. Making a version of Space is Key costs so much just in keyboards alone!
What’s your best score?
Oh yeah, are you wanting a competition!? I think I can usually get around the 50 mark. It’s bad compared to some people out there. YES, YOU! You’ve got mad skills.
Do you have any tips for players?
I’ve got three tips I feel I need to share: Concentrate, memorize and pray. That’ll usually help, especially praying!
Are you working on any games now?
I’ve actually got a few things in the pipeline! If you follow my blog or Twitter, I generally throw sneaky pictures around there. I’m working on a puzzle/platformer called “Above Average Guy” and also a brawler set in the mean streets where you’re fighting possessed electronics called There Goes the TV. Oh, I forgot, I’m also working on a game with my good pal Jimp. However, we’re not saying an awful lot on it, but I think there’s a pic on my Twitter, too! @ChrisJeffGames
Fill in the Blank: My personal Hell would be _________.
I was going to say something stupid, but I won’t. I think not being able to express myself through developing games. It’d be hell not making games, I think! Aside from that, eating celery forever would be pure hell! There, I said something stupid too. 😉
On a cheeky last note, check this out! This is something I’m working on with Jimp!