Saturday, August 15, 2009

Doom price drop for iPhone $3.99 TODAY ONLY

If you are a fan - grab Doom Resurrection today only for $3.99 during QuakeCon.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Are we learning yet?

I was reading about Panedemic (Brisbance studio - Destroy All Humans) and how they recently shut down. They were bought by EA a few years ago. One of the employees came from RatBag Games, who were bought by Midway and then were shut down.

Are we learning yet? Pandemic and RatBag were my ideal companies to work for by the way - glad I didn't.

Just to state the obvious
- Never surrender your IP.
- Companies that want to buy your company don't want you around as competition.

So why did RatBag and Pandemic sell to Midway and EA respectively? Money I would think. Do you think the CEO's of the original companies got any kickbacks on closure of each studio? Do you think they even got severence pay (or super)?

Erm... ever worked for a games company before?

Monday, August 3, 2009

New game coming soon.

I've started a new iPhone game. Rather than specialise, like I did with Surf Prodigy (go get it), this time I'm focusing on a mainstream market idea - fun for the whole family and all that. I'm wondering if I should just come out with the idea or not. I feel it might be worthwhile blogging my progress on this one to increase the hype, but I'm not sure - because I perhaps want to keep it secret.

I think I might go halfway and start blogging more specific details when a release candidate is ready.

If you are interested in Surf Prodigy and how the sales are going, I have blogged on my old favourite site GarageGames.