Jan 31, 2012

An Announcement! An Announcement!

(insert drum-roll please)
(that's enough; thank you drummer dear)

I've teased and repeatedly let things slip, but, well, the time has come to reveal a couple of pretty exciting projects I've been working on. Both of them are developed by Kyttaro Games, the indie game development troupe I've been a part of for almost a year. The same troupe for which I've designed the lovely site you too can visit by following the above link. What's more, Kyttaro Games is a deceptively small group that aims to craft some hopefully excellent and definitely innovative games, but to also publish a new and rather unique indie gaming bundle, which conveniently leads me to my first announcement:

The Bundle in a Box indie gaming bundle. A gaming bundle I have helped organize and design, and a gaming bundle that will try to innovate by offering a pretty novel take on the pay-what-you-want model, a thematically coherent selection of games and one game developed especially for it. Excited yet? You really should be you know, as them included games have all been selected by my humble self. Right... Anyway, as I can't currently reveal much more, you can follow it (for now) via facebook and the Kyttaro Games blog. Oh, yes, and the Kyttaro Games twitter account too. The bundle will be available very soon; maybe even sooner than you'd ever expect reader.

On to the second announcement then; the one regarding Artfully Framed. As you may have guessed, this one is the game we've been working on for almost a year now, but also something that I hope will play and look brilliantly. Wont describe its gameplay mechanics just yet, but I can let you know that it will be an iPhone release (possibly Android and PC too) with a distinct twitch-arcade feel. Artfully Framed has been designed around them touch-controls and will feature graphics inspired by such great modern artists as Mondrian and Kandinsky. Both Gnome's Lair and its official facebook page will soon unveil more of the thing.

And, uhm, that's that I suppose. No more announcements for today. Just wish us luck and, if possible, do spread the word.

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22 comments:

  1. So you are working for a indie game company as a ____(writer, designer, omnipotent being, ...)?

    Excited, you can count on at least one order.

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    1. Mostly as an omnipotent being really, but also as a designer, writer, web designer and all around crafter of alcoholic beverages :) And thanks a ton for the support Jonathon!

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  2. This is indeed exciting news! I wish you guys the best, and I'll be on the look-out.

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    1. Thank you very much dear Alex. That's incredibly kind :)

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  3. Excellent news - I'm new to the blog but I think both of those announcements are exciting for you. Looking forward to seeing more in the near future. :)

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  4. Great to hear, my Gnomic friend!

    An iPhone release? How terribly legitimate! :)

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    1. Aye and you should see us wearing ties. It's the apex of legitimacy... Oh, and thanks a ton dear Pacian!

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  5. My heads buzzing!!! you keep us in suspenders for weeks and then not one but three stunning and verily admirable announcements in one blog post...

    I need to sit down, my heart can't take all this

    (loosens suspenders...)

    Phew! that's much better... right I'm off to spread to word...

    (picks up Kyttaro placard, retrieves soup voucher and heads off into the gaming wilderness....)

    Good luck!! my omnipotent and extraodinary friend :D

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    1. Thank you so very much my dear friend. Hope the gods of digital distribution are listening to you, mind... ;)

      Oh and do put those placards to good use. They can apparently also be used to defend yourself too.

      Cheers!

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    2. (sitting on a placard whilst eating his lunch of another....)

      ..no worries I've fully adopted a good use policy

      :)

      Bit scary up on that roof though....

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    3. Scary, yes, I can imagine, though I never imagined you'd so imaginatively put those placards to such use. You are a shining beacon of imagination, you are.

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  6. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. fantastic!!

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    1. :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) Thanks!

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  7. (re-enters, grabs some more Kyttaro placards and two cans of beer...leaves...)

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  8. That's great news, really looking forward to it!

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    1. Thanks! Hope we don't disappoint you!

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  9. Great news! Really looking forward to the release!

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