Category Archives: Games

Super Kickups returns… as an Android app

Super Kickups mobile gameAddictive as crack – apparently

I finally decided to relaunch one of my classic old Flash games as a mobile app. I picked Super Kickups since I think the game mechanic works nicely on a touchscreen – that, and someone once told me that it’s addictive as crack – which I take as a compliment. I’ve recently added a leaderboard and I’ll be adding various other features, such as pickups and achievements, in the near future.

I used Starling for the rendering and it runs smoothly at 60fps on both my shiny new HTC and my somewhat slower old Sony Xperia. It’d be good to know how it runs on a range of other devices – especially if anyone finds the performance slow.

I’m not planning to target iOS just yet though, being a bigger fan of Android (perhaps Apple could make iOS less of a pain in the proverbial). You can download it from the Google Play Store here.

How geek are you?

I recently made up a truly geek puzzle for the location of a hidden birthday present. I thought I’d post it, in case any of you are feeling geek enough to tackle it:

Revenge of ‘Dinky Bomb’ multiplayer game

Back in 2002 some colleagues and I built one of the web’s first and most popular online multi-user Flash games, Dinky Bomb.

After the dotcom we were working for folded, it was sold to EA and subsequently acquired by Atari, who have unfortunately done little with it. Gone for now, but not forgotten; there are a few YouTube videos out there, including this one, which features Dinky Bomb as part of a TV game show from way back then… good times!

FreeYourBuddy.com launched

FreeYourBuddy.comI just finished developing this video-based viral game site thing at GT for Windows Mobile. It’s a bit like Subservient Chicken, but you need to talk to Buddy and direct him to solve puzzles in order to escape the confines of the computer in which he’s trapped.

You can tell him to do silly stuff too – or just swear at him like I do – whatever floats ya boat.