As is traditional after the tick of the gregorian clock in to a new year here’s a little post outlining what you can expect from different cloth in this newest of new years!
Hold up. What’s that? It’s March already? Wowzers.
Well, they do say that time flies when you’re having fun. It would appear to be equally true that time flies when the world is in the grip of a maniacal intolerance which seeks to divide us all and aggressively scapegoat minorities.
So, without further ado, here’s what you are rightly entitled to expect from us this year. If you are a Steam user I hereby grant you permission to feel doubly entitled.
1. Drive!Drive!Drive! in a Box!Box!Box!
Drive!Drive!Drive! is a great game. You really should pick it up. It’s the best thing I’ve ever made. Not a difficult accolade perhaps, but an accolade nonetheless. Here it is covered in plastic with a bunch of other fantastic games from the mildly erotic but distinctly mildewy smelling folks at Choice Provisions. That’s coming soon but it’s available on PS4 & Steam right now.
2. Derrick the Deathfin in a Tele-phone!
Derrick for mobile was successfully Kickstarted back in December. Whoop! Ronzo & myself are hard at work at it & much like Ron’s face it’s starting to feel really lovely in my hands now. The game will be out before the Summer. Unless it isn’t. In which case it would be late!
3. Wax: an entirely new music game!
That’s right music game fans who have been vaguely interested in my output since lilt line but bitterly disappointed ever since – your time has come! I received a bit of funding from the wildly appropriately named Horsham District Council to help me build a prototype of this new musical game. It’s tentatively called Wax for very clever reasons that have nothing to do with ears. Here’s a screenshot of how it won’t look or play at all since it’s from a prototype which is a year old now – enjoy!
I do hope you appreciate these excellent things when they arrive, in the meantime please try to love each other a little more tenderly.
Hello fans of driving games that aren’t really driving games at all even though they sort of are a bit. You will love my new game. Please consider picking it up.
Get it on Steam!
Get it on PS4 (US)!
Get it on PS4 (Europe)!
In a week that’s proving crushingly triumphant for predators whose first name begins with ‘D’, Derrick the Deathfin is KickStartering his way to mobile courtesy of the amazing work of Ronzo!
Unlike his lettersake in the United States, Derrick is more of a traditional predator of the non-sexual variety, choosing instead to harass paper fish with a view to eating them.
Derrick would also like it to be made known that his creator was born in the US and loves the country very much & both of them hope that together we can all find a new way to address the worlds problems without the need to resort to hatred, sexism, racism and bigotry. Derrick notes with sadness that similar hatefulness has recently increased in his creator’s country of residence, and indeed is rising in most European waters too.
Derrick is reminded of the anger he used to harbour for dolphins as a teenager, blaming them for all the problems he faced as a young orphan shark, when really the roots of his distress were caused by humanoid greed & massive disparities in humanoid wealth. Derrick would like to make clear that those days are behind him now, but there may be a lesson in there for all of us.
Erm, so Derrick for Mobile has launched on KickStarter! Give generously if you feel that way inclined, there are loads of ace rewards too!
That is the likely state induced by driving lots of cars around lots of tracks at the same time.
This year will see the release of Drive!Drive!Drive!, or D!³ for those of you too lazy to compute the correct nomenclature.
D!³ is coming along really nicely, I’m very busy/happy with it, and it feels like it’s shaping up to be a pretty amazing game!
Yes, that opinion is completely unbiased.
So much love for the new year to you all & stay tuned!
You may already be aware that Drive!Drive!Drive! will be coming to PS4 & Vita next year. But did you know it’s coming to PC, Mac & Linux too?
And did you know that our publisher is none other than that most wonderful of all games companies & close personal friends of ours in-real-life-reality Choice Provisions?!
In fact you can read more all about it right now on the brand new super sensual Choice Publishing Hyper-Link.Page!
Imagine you are a semi-professional fisherman by trade. In 2009 you have a moderate amount of success with a pretty niche but thoroughly flavoursome new kind of halibut which you trawl up. Said halibut receives a good deal of praise from the fishing community & ends up winning a prestigious Independent Gregarious Fishing award in 2010.
Emboldened by the initial success of the niche halibut find & believing your fish-related trajectory to be eternally pointed skyward you spend the following 2 years catching dopy looking sharks, which ends up being slightly more successful commercially than the halibut that started your fishing career but garnered less attention in the specialist press for whatever reason that might be I guess they have their own agendas/prejudices to follow & who am I to criticise?
Thereafter you spend 6 months trying to get a StickKarter campaign off the ground to fund to a sequel to the original ground breaking halibut find that stickkarted your whole career, but to no avail.
The following year involves a lot of lonely contemplation on the open seas, considering what kind of angling venture to pursue next.
Eventually you decide on an entirely fresh strategy of trying to catch multiple fish at the same time then stacking them up in a kind of tower thing & hope people understand what the hell is going on & enjoy it a bit. Eventually you take this new concept to the Gregarious Diving Conference off the coast of San Francisco to try to find some people who are prepared to go on a long fishing trip with you to see if it works out & also to pay for the privilidge. At the event you stay with your best friends in the angling world but spend the entire time hawking your simultaneous fishing idea to people other than them in the hope of finding an aquatic investor for your project.
Imagine your surprise & delight, then, when upon sailing home from California your friends get in touch & tell you they – themselves! – want to help you to bring your simultaneous triple fish stacking idea to the unsuspecting general public!
Incredible joy abounds!