Saturday, 23 July 2011

Particle Effects

Hey all,

A little task for you today (if you're willing that is, no gun to the head yet.) I've recently started working on a particle explosion manager. In each of the Webby games ive never really being happy with the effects when you collected a blast fly (purple or red flies) since they always seemed a little plain and boring. But I never figured out a decent particle system to handle it.

Now however, I have a working one. So the question is, which of the particle explosions look better for each effect (Remember, purple is a smaller blast than red).

Take a look at the effects here

And let me know in the comments below.



Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Bulldozer Bonanza (Adver-Games Pt 3)

I know i've made a few mentions of this before, but finally the game is released.

Commissioned, sponsored by (and starring) the guys over at Revival Developments, Bulldozer Bonanza has you driving a bulldozer around clearing weeds, flattening ground and generally doing whatever needs to be done so that they can build.

You can check out the game here on Newgrounds or Kongregate.

I tried to keep it fun and interesting whilst sticking closely to the brief. Let me know what you think


Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Blobbs 2 Editor

Hey all,

I'm not sure how many of you have played Blobbs 2 yet. (If you haven't, go check it out)

But one of the main features of the game is an editor which allows players to make their own levels and share them for others to play. So far there doesn't seem to be much interest in it which I think is a shame.

For those who don't understand how the editor works, check out this VIDEO which should make it a little clearer. Its pretty simple, and sharing levels is even easier. You just get a code from the editor. Share it with a friend and they pop it in and the editor loads their level ready to play.

Another bonus of course is that with the ability to share levels. If I see enough interest in people using the editor (and see some good levels of course), I could make a Player's Level Pack to showcase some of the awesome levels people have made.

In the mean time, check out this level which didn't make it into the game but is still one of my favourite ones just because it seems so simple but is secretly very tricky.


Feel free to post your own levels in the comments :)


PS - Those of you who have played it, thank you for your support :)

Monday, 11 July 2011

Blobbs 2 !!!!

Finally the secrecy can end.

Blobbs 2 is released!!! :D Yay!

Blobbs 2 is a game where you cause chain reactions by firing an initial pulse which hits blobbs, causing them to explode and hopefully explode other blobbs too.

It has 12 types of Blobb enemy to face (including 8 new ones), 40 levels of gameplay and an achievements system.

You can play it on Kongregate here.

Or on Newgrounds here

- Nutter

PS - Go play it.. Like now. And yes.. I'm excited

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Adver-Games Pt 2

Those who actually follow my blog may remember I was working on an Adver-Game for a local building company.

The deal was finalised today and they're happy with it.

Should be ready to make avaliable online soon. Yay! :)

In the time, here's a little taster

- Nutter