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Darren Grey, age 30, with 11 games

April 4th, 2013 6 comments

Happy Birthday to me! I’m a little high from too much chocolate, and marvelling at the tremendously out of season snowfall, but overall having a good day. And to celebrate my birthday I encourage you to play all of my games:

  • GruesomeIt is pitch black, you are likely to eat someone. Play as a grue lurking in dark places and eating adventurers.
  • Toby the Trapper – A quick gnome versus slow ogres, with the only way to damage them being to lay traps. The unique bosses lend a great puzzley challenge to the game.
  • UNSTOPPABLE – You are a robot with impenetrable armour and a weapon that fires unstoppable shots. Hunt rogue AIs on a looping map, but try not to destroy the universe by accidentally shooting yourself.
  • Broken Bottle – Play as an alcoholic trying to escape from a fallout shelter. Addiction plays a strong role in this short story-centric roguelike.
  • Run from the Shadow – You are stalked by a powerful shadow in a guilt-themed world.
  • Harrowed – A simple one vs many roguelike made in 1 hour.
  • sick peter – Play as a terminally ill 4-year old boy in Nazi-occupied Holland. Search for your missing mother whilst avoiding guards.
  • Rogue Rage – Roguelike with various stance-based superpowers. Still incomplete in areas, but lots of novel combat in it.
  • Broody Vole – You’re a female vole trying to have babies and protecting your brood from vicious weasels (made in 3 hours at TIGJam last year).
  • F*ck This Jam – Action RPG telling the dramatic tale of one man versus endless waves of demonically possessed jam. Beware the giant Jammie Dodgers!
  • Mosaic – Lay colourful mosaic tiles on a grid with your movements, trying to encase enemies in art to dispel them. Music is procedurally generated based on which parts of the map you have filled in.

Also go play Tales of Maj’Eyal, a fantastically epic RPG that contains close to a novel’s worth of lore that I’ve written. All of these games are creations I’m immensely proud of. I also want to go back and improve/update them – if you have particular favourites you’d like to see brought up to date than please let me know. But at the same time I have lots of new game ideas too…

Anyway, I’m 30 and I’m still alive, and making games. It’s rather fun :) If you’ve not made a game yourself yet then I implore you to go make something. There is very little in life that is more satisfying!


Mosaic 1.1.1 – massive performance improvement

April 1st, 2013 Comments off

So it turns out there was a memory and CPU leak in Mosaic that was slowing things down for many people.  Well, I’m happy to announce that I’ve now tracked down the problem and thoroughly fixed it.  I’ve done some testing and this is definitely sorted now – hurrah!  Download links:

The game is otherwise unchanged from the last release.  In fact the difference is about 10 lines of code.  The wonderful and frightening things about code is how minor changes can have sweeping effects…  Anyway, have fun mosaicing!

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