Yes, we’re working on a new game. Or rather I’m working on a new game and Jonas is working on half a dozen other things and will catch up with me eventually. No, I can’t tell you what it is called yet. Yes, it will be awesome.
Cat, who hates the evil thing that makes noise and bright lights (ie: the camera), was too lazy to slink away when I started taking pictures yesterday. I thought that was very sweet of her. Doesn’t she look sweet? And not annoyed at all…
She’s told me that, in exchange for her services as a model, I should remind people that TSWCE is on special offer until Friday. Save 42% and make a cat happy.
What… you say you’ve already got a copy? Mhm… well, then go and get another. Or get one for a friend. Or a family member. Or that random person that you saw on the bus yesterday. No… not that one. The one that smelled of cheese. Think of it as a post-thanksgiving-pre-christmas-gift. Our cat overlords will be pleased with your purchase.
Our new game, The Sea Will Claim Everything, is out!
We’re both exhausted (Jonas a lot more than me), but we couldn’t be any prouder. The game will be available for the next two weeks as part of the Bundle in a Box, an adventure themed indie bundle. The bundle also supports a charity that focuses on helping children with autism or psychosis and their families and the Indie Dev Grant. So if you like the Lands of Dream, and adventure games and want to support a cool charity, then go and get the bundle now.
The Book of Living Magic is now up on both Kongregate and Newgrounds, so go there and give it your love. We’re especially excited that it got frontpaged on Kongregate. Not bad for a little hand-drawn game without achievements, eh?
If The Book of Living Magic is the reason that you’re here in the first place, I recommend watching this Matt Chat interview with Jonas, in which he talks about his previous games (all downloadable/findable here), programing, the Matrix and some other interesting things. The interview also has a first part, which is hiding here.
If you just need a laugh try looking at this clip of Anderson Cooper totally losing it over the whole Gerard-Depardieu-pees-on-a-plane debacle.
And finally, if you’re here to see if the graphics artist of The Book of Living Magic is good for anything else except childlike crayon drawings, you could always buy my short story Life Support on Kindle. It’s only 0.99 €/1.40$/0.86£ and available on an Amazon website near you.
Tomorrow I’ll give you a long-overdue review of Two Worlds Two: The Alliteration, which we finished playing just recently. The game was pretty awesome, but there are a few things that need saying and today I just don’t have the energy to say them.
I’ve once again not been doing as much blogging as I’d like to, but people constantly come here and demand our attention. Friends, such a pesky lot. Oh, yes, and when I’m not cooking amazing three-course meals for the
hordes of locusts people that keep showing up, I’m making graphics for Jonas’s next game. I’m really excited about this project.
Until I find the time to do some real blogging you could, for example, have a look at this review of the Book of Living Magic, which the incredibly nice Gregory Weir has written.
Or you could try your hands at making Meatballs and Pasta as detailed in this recipe by Jamie Oliver. Yes, he’s not kidding about how much rosemary you’re supposed to use. And it does taste awesome.
And if you’d rather read something more narrative, maybe some sci-fi, you could always buy Life Support.
It’s taken a while, much longer than anyone thought, but The Book of Living Magic is finally out. The Lands of Dream are quite dear to me, The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge being, so far, probably my favourite among Jonas’s games, and I loved creating the graphics for this one. We’ve both put a lot of love and a lot of work into the game and Jonas and I are very happy that BOLM managed to find a good home (the people at Jay is Games have been really, really great). It’s been a difficult birth, but it’s also been worth it. You can play it here. If you liked it please feel free to spread the word via Twitter, Facebook, carrier pigeon or any other network of your choosing. And if you really liked it you could always drop Jonas a donation… we’ve got a cat to feed, after all.
Now on to Venus, to assist the local Space Cats in their struggle!