1. Here’s one of those “small projects” I was talking about.

    DOPESMOKER - The Game

    A Walking and Interactive Game based on the legendary album from Sleep.

    Drop out of Life soon! 

     

  2. Development Update and News 20/7/2014

    As per usual, I have been neglecting this blog in favour of my other avenue which is my Twitter. So if you really want to keep up with what I’m doing be sure to follow me there.

    In other news, I’ve been working on various things over the last couple of weeks. This is the main factor that is contributing to my neglect of this blog.

    - I’m doing some work on a small project for RoosterTeeth Community Games. A demo + Video is due out soon(ish), so that’ll be interesting for a good chunk of the RT fans out there.

    - FRISSON is now available on Itch.io and IndieDB for FREE. So go get it and tell me what you think!

    - Also working on one or two small games on the side, just to keep the Creativity “flowing” I guess.

    It’s been a slow and frustrating couple of weeks, but I’m working away. So hopefully things will improve.

    If you’ve been reading/listening/interested and of course Playing what’ve I’ve been doing these last 9/10 months, a MASSIVE Thank you goes out to you.

     
  3. FRISSON Trailer - “Low res”.

    An Abstract 2D Puzzle-Platformer about a Lonely Girl on a journey across a Vast and Strange desert known as Frisson.

    Gameplay and Sneak peak at FRISSON.

    Get the FREE DEMO »HERE«

     
     
  4. Added a new Sky system to FRISSON last night. It features a really nice and realistic moving Sky. Above are just some of the different type of Cloud structures and colours I can achieve. This’ll be great for setting the right mood!

    Also, this feature along with some others was just added to the New Demo version of Frisson!

    Which can be Downloaded »»HERE««

     
  5. FRISSON

    An Abstract 2D Puzzle-Platformer about a Lonely Girl on a journey across a Vast and Strange desert known as Frisson. Use her ability to Move objects with her mind and explore this forbidden land, full of Puzzles, Riddles and Mystery.

    AVAILABLE FOR PC (mac and Linux soon)

    FREE DEMO NOW AVAILABLE BELOW!

    http://www.indiedb.com/games/frisson/downloads/frisson-demo

    Be sure to spread the word and Reblog!

     

  6. Frisson Details and Important News

    So as you might have already guessed by now, my “new project” is in fact a 2D Puzzle Platformer called Frisson. Now, it may have become apparent to a few people that the aesthetic of this game has kind of been born from what Within Dreams is. It also borrows a lot it terms of the Mechanics, such as being able to Drag items around the screen with the mouse and such. 

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    But this title is a lot more striped back and little less ambiguous that WD(Within Dreams). It’s minimalistic styling and puzzle design make it feel a lot more “fun” that WD. Also, the Abstract art style I’ve decided to choose and the new Protagonist is an effort to greatly distance myself from the endless "Limbo" comparisons I’ve received over the last few months of development.

    Now with saying that, this does not mean I’m abandoning Within Dreams altogether. It’s just being toned down and shortened a little more than I had originally anticipated. Frisson is going to take a lot less time to Design overall (which I’ll explain in a moment) and may stress me out less.

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    You see, WD has taken far too long. Far longer than I wanted. Level design in itself, is far too elaborate and individual levels which in the end may take 5/10 mins to complete take weeks to fully design and tweak. When I actually release the thing, you’ll see why. Frisson on the other hand is made of simple rooms, instead of levels. Where the Player just has to focus on getting to the other side of whatever Puzzle/Obstacles may lie in his/her way. So in the long run, Frisson seems like the more relevant game to take under my wing.

    In fact, I barely prototyped the thing over a week ago and I currently have a 20 Level Demo/Alpha ready for release.Which I should be uploading sometime today for Free over on IndieDb and Itchio.

    But don’t worry, Within Dreams is still be worked on and it WILL come out. I promise.

    Be sure to stay tuned to the Frisson IndieDb page at : 

    http://www.indiedb.com/games/frisson

    My itchio page at :

    http://toothandclaw.itch.io/

    and finally my Twitter at : 

    https://twitter.com/DanInFiction

    Thanks again!

    -Dan.

     
  7. FRISSON

    An Abstract 2D Puzzle-Platformer about a Lonely Girl on a journey across a Vast and Strange desert known as Frisson.

    For PC MAC & LINUX

    Just prototyped this a couple of days ago and I’m continuing with it for now. Black and white art style kinda seemed cool to me. Trying my best to get a real lonely feeling to the Desert.

    As you’ll see in the screenshots below, I’m also trying really hard to get the Sunlight to evoke some sort of “mood” I guess. We’ll see how it goes over the next couple of days.

     
  8. FRISSON

    A Minimalistic 2D Puzzle Platformer about a Lonely Girl on a Journey across a Vast and Strange desert known as Frisson.

    For PC MAC & Linux.

    Coming soon.

     

  9. Development Update : 17/6/2014

    Hello there!

    Well, as usual I’ve been neglecting the old blog again. So I’m gonna swing for the fences with this post and cut the bullshit. Here we go :

    - Within Dreams Demo : I’m pretty serious about this one. Looking at an early July release (somewhere between the 1st and the 10th).

    Was originally going to Alpha test with a small group, but an Alpha Demo release seems more plausible and could be more more beneficial in the long run. There’ll be 4 completely different levels, varying in Aesthetics, difficulty and Play style. I’ll keep you guys posted.

    - Kill Yourself Full Version - I’m really proud of how the Demo was received and I’ve taken note of the the changes I have to implement, as recommended by various players. That being said, I’ve been slowly but surely getting through some level design. BUT, with the ever growing list of Within Dreams work to be done, I have yet to actual sit down and implement any of these levels or any new features (eg. Rating system).

    So unfortunately, I have no idea when I’ll get around to doing this, but hopefully soon.

    - New Project/Prototype . - All I can say about this one is that I have a Playable demo. Keep an eye out. I’m quite excited about this one.

    That’s it for now! Be sure to follow me on twitter : twitter.com/daninfiction

    Dan.

     
  10. WIP of a a “newish” level. Making Rain particles and messing around with balance.

    I know I haven’t posted very frequently but I promise there’s some actual News coming!