Falling Elephants

We made Falling Elephants a long time ago (shortly after we released Bad Eggs). We never published it because we knew it was just a simple little game and sponsors didn’t seem too interested.

So it has just sat there accumulating dust all these months (well, my mum has been addicted to it and still plays it occasionally apparently!).

Until now!

We’ve decided that it’s about time we released it and just put it out there with our own branding in it. It’s an addictive simple casual game where you drop elephants and match colours and there are bonuses like lightning and bombs. It’s a nice little timewaster and it’s fun trying to set a high score.

It also has an awesome catchy soundtrack courtesy of Mr. Gee

I’m still waiting for someone to beat my score (currently 35,408)! So come on, get on it.

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The Ninth Realm Beta

It feels great to be able to finally post about a new game! It has been a while. But there’s good reason for that, The Ninth Realm (our second multiplayer title) is our biggest and most ambitious project to date.

The game has evolved a lot since we first started but we’re really happy with how it has turned out. Throughout development I’ve never really known how to describe it to people but I have settled on calling it “a sort of fantasy strategy battle game.”

You take on the role of a Guardian, one of an ancient order who seek to retrieve lost Rune Stones from the Ninth Realm. Rune Stones are powerful stone tablets, capable of summoning monsters, items and spells. In order to use them you will need to collect resources (in the form of elements Earth, Air, Fire and Water).

Each game becomes an intense strategic battle as you move around the map, casting spells and summoning creatures to fight for you in your effort to outwit your opponent. But it doesn’t stop there. As you play you will uncover new Rune Stones and you will be able to hone your strategy by deciding which combination of stones to take into battle with you. It’s a complicated game with an endless number of potential strategies.

We’ve also built a lot of other features around the game. You can add other players to your friends list so that you can easily invite them to play with you next time. You can unlock a large amount of Guardian customisation options so that you can stand out from the crowd (you can even save your outfit to your computer to use as a forum avatar). You can complete challenges to unlock new banners and symbols to show off your prowess on the battlefield.

We really hope you like it and would very much appreciate your feedback at this early stage. You may need to find a friend to play against since it’s early days yet and we haven’t publicised the game very much.

Head over to the forum to get involved in the discussion!

Click here to play the game.

Pattern Generator

So I was just messing about in Flash the other day and ended up making this little toy. It’s just a blank screen at first but if you click it it will come to life. Keep clicking and you will see that it is capable of throwing up a fairly diverse range of interesting patterns just by feeding in randomised inputs. It probably doesn’t have any practical application but sometimes it’s fun just to play.

Often the patterns resemble trees or bushes, other times they can make nice hexagonal structures and sometimes they just look like a scribbled mess.

Click here for a fullscreen version.

In other news the reason I haven’t posted a new game in a long time is because we’re currently working on our biggest and most ambitious project to date and it’s taking a bit longer than anticipated. Hopefully we’ll be in a position to post something new soon though!

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January 10th, 2013 Other Tags: , , , , 3 Comments

Bad Viking Rebrand

I just realised that I never mentioned here that we decided to rebrand my Bad Viking site recently. It started out as a portal site for games from around the web but I found that I was far more interested in focusing on making games and running a portal as well just wasn’t feasible. Gradually it just became neglected to the extent that I stopped putting any games up there.

Not long ago however we decided that it was about time we did something with it since we’ve always thought that the Bad Viking brand is pretty cool. We’ve also started to dip into the world of multiplayer games so we wanted to have a home for all these games with a centralised login system. It also means that we have a place that we can showcase our other games.

So here’s our new site, redesigned by John: http://www.badviking.com/

We just wanted something simple and functional for the time being but we’re working on a new multiplayer game and once that’s ready we’ll get to work setting up Bad Viking so that people can register to play the game on there.

September 17th, 2012 Articles Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

Mochi London 2012

This September I’m going to be speaking at Mochi London 2012. It promises to be a great event with some interesting talks lined up and a great way to meet up with some fellow developers. My own talk will be with my brother, John, about our multiplayer game Bad Eggs Online, focusing on our experiences with microtransactions in a multiplayer game.

So whether you’re a developer, an artist, a site owner, or just anyone even slightly interested in flash games you should come along and say hi. Registration for the event is free and open here: http://mochilondon2012-estw.eventbrite.com/

June 19th, 2012 Articles Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

Super Villainy

Super Villains in films are always trying to take over the world but have they stopped to think what would happen if they actually succeeded? That’s the basis for the plot in John and mine’s latest game, Super Villainy. The Villains take over the world, get bored, blow up the world, and then start fighting amongst themselves.

Get ready for Super Villain Battle Royale! Pick a randomised villain name and you’re ready to rock. You’ll fight little squids, big squids, flying toasters, grim reapers, evil robots, snakes, flying eyeballs, skull spiders, electric jelly fish, exploding brains and more in your bid to become the number one villain. Yeah, we had fun coming up with random enemy types.

Super Villainy is an arena shooter which is a genre that I haven’t tried my hand at before so it was a fun new challenge. We tried to incorporate all the elements players expect from a shooter whilst also packing in some more innovative stuff. We’ve got lots of enemies with different behaviours, epic bosses, enemy turrets that you can blow up, friendly turrets that you can hop in and use, slow motion, lots of cool upgrades, minions that you can recruit to fight for you, different mission objectives etc etc.

When you’ve completed all the missions there’s also an endless mode where you can aim for a high score.

Good luck!

Also, thanks to JayIsGames for this review!

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April 25th, 2012 Games Tags: , , , , , , 11 Comments

Hambo is now available on iPhone, iPad and Android!

A team at Miniclip have been busy converting our flash game, Hambo, into a fully awesome mobile game. They’ve done a complete overhaul on the graphics and sounds and added in a few extra things like unlockable costumes and a huge amount of levels but at its core its the same funtastic gameplay from the flash game :)

For 99 cents (69p) you are getting literally hours of fun. I’ve actually wasted most of today just playing through it myself and I’m still not even close to doing all the levels. Just get it, you won’t be disappointed :)

Hambo on iPhone

Hambo on iPad

Hambo on Android

April 19th, 2012 Articles Tags: , , , 0 Comment

Bad Eggs Online T-Shirts now available

Further to a recent thread on our forum about Bad Eggs T-shirts we’ve decided to put it into action. We’ve been thinking about it for a while but haven’t got round to it until now…

We’re using a site called Spreadshirt to allow us to provide this service which means that all printing/payment/delivery is handled by them (so any complaints on that side of things must go to them, we’re just providing the designs).

There are currently two designs (we may add more if people like them) in a big variety of colours as well as male/female tees.

There are two stores, a US and UK (+Europe) version, so pick the link that most applies to you:
US store
UK store

A link to Bad Eggs Online in case you don’t know what I’m talking about: Bad Eggs Online

April 9th, 2012 Articles Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

Hambo iPhone: Coming Soon!

Here’s a short teaser trailer for the iPhone version of Hambo which is coming soon to iPad and iPhone:

March 5th, 2012 Articles Tags: , , , 0 Comment

Hambo 2: Hamtouchables

As promised Hambo 2 is now out! In this sequel you and your sidekick Bacon are detectives out to bust Pig Capone’s chops.

We wanted to make a bit of effort for this sequel rather than just stick some extra levels in so we changed up the theme (gotta keep my artist, robotJAM, busy)!

Gangster pigs sounded like a fun idea so we went with that. We also threw in a few new weapons and some extra puzzle features like wormholes. Yeah… they don’t really fit into the story but every game is made better with wormholes right?

This game has all the physics based fun that the first one had to offer: 36 levels, medals to be won, user levels + editor for those who want more. Hope you like it!

Thanks also to my brother, John and Rob’s friend Cathy McBurney for helping out with some level designing.

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February 16th, 2012 Games Tags: , , , , 7 Comments

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