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12 Days of Christmas Charity – IGS

Posted by David on 24 Dec, 2013 | 0 comments

12 Days of Christmas Charity – IGS

Umbrella Adventure and Pragmatica were featured on IndieGameStand’s 12 Days Of Christmas Charity event – raising a total of $375 for Child’s Play.

Big thanks to everyone who donated (including the Mac and Linux...

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Pragmatica Map-packs

Posted by David on 13 Jun, 2013 | 0 comments

Pragmatica Map-packs

The real joy of making games is in crafting a little world for someone to explore and enjoy; if anything, the real heart of Pragmatica – the place where the game mechanics shine and where the real high-level play takes place – is the mapmaker.

To build a map in Pragmatica you need to make a puzzle within a puzzle –...

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Let’s Play: Ark 22

Posted by David on 1 May, 2013 | 0 comments

Let’s Play: Ark 22

This is pretty cool. Youtube user Slaix has put together a 29-video playlist of his playthrough of Ark 22 (the non-updated version with the very… rustic framerate… sorry), which includes all the minigames, collectibles, sidequests, upgrades, and thus, the...

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Pragmatica soundtrack

Posted by David on 16 Mar, 2013 | 0 comments

Pragmatica soundtrack

This is Pragmatica – The world’s largest and most reliable distributed autologistics provider

The Pragmatica Foundation brings you this album of highly efficient, logic-friendly musical ambience, guaranteed to increase your critical left-hemisphere recruitment and overall productivity by statistically signifcant...

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Umbrella Adventure soundtrack

Posted by David on 31 Jan, 2013 | 5 comments

Umbrella Adventure soundtrack

Evening, travellers.

Have you enjoyed the soothing, atmospheric and occasionally haunting work of Luke Sambatree while exploring the forest in Umbrella Adventure?

I have – his incredible music makes the game far more evocative and inviting than we could ever have done without him.

So here it is – you can listen to a selection of tracks...

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Random bits: Umbrella and Pragmatica posters

Posted by David on 19 Jan, 2013 | 1 comment

Random bits: Umbrella and Pragmatica posters

More pieces from the vault - posters for Pragmatica and Umbrella Adventure.

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Ark 22 is back!

Posted by David on 28 Nov, 2012 | 1 comment

Ark 22 is back!

Our first ever game – from before HiVE was HiVE – is (finally) ready for public consumption again.

Get it from the Ark 22 page.

To be honest, the game, now almost 10 years old, is showing its age – it’s not particularly slick, flashy, polished, or even probably entirely...

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Ulama screenshots and feature freeze

Posted by David on 26 Oct, 2012 | 0 comments

Ulama screenshots and feature freeze

Feature freeze – it’s done! What’s in is in, what’s out is out – the gameplay mechanics, design, and (mostly) programming is pretty much finished. Here are some shiny new screenshots to show how it’s coming along.

(Expect the UI to change a bit, and maybe some of the...

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Ark 22 Soundtrack

Posted by David on 18 Sep, 2012 | 0 comments

Ark 22 Soundtrack

Have you enjoyed exploring the glacial wastes of Ark 22 with your permanently-frozen-on-shuffle music drive randomly serenading you with tunes form the Samosa State Orchestra?

Get the soundtrack from the Ark 22 page.

More coming, such as a video walkthrough, and of course, download link! We’re still busy...

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Random bits: Level sketches for ‘Alone’ concept

Posted by David on 25 Jun, 2012 | 5 comments

Random bits: Level sketches for ‘Alone’ concept

Here’s something which will otherwise never see the light of day – level layout, puzzle, and access flow sketches for a game concept called ‘Alone’ from a year or so ago.

I still hope we end up making this one in some form or other, but it’ll be vastly different to this if we do.

So check these out and wonder, what might have...

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