Recently I moved my whole site to a server I rented, and away from

I also took the chance to re-arrange my sites.

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Small Update on the PC Beta

1) The first 40 people to volunteer have been sent invites. There is still around 14 people that have not accepted the invite so check your emails

2) The remaining volunteers will receive invites before the end of the week. I’m just clearing bugs before adding more people.

3) For those that have access I’m trying to track down a bug where people get stuck in the upgrades menu. If this has happened to you I what to hear about it.

4) I’ve not heard back from many testers so far. Even if the game works perfectly I want to hear about it.


Dead Pixels PC Beta Test Details

I’m finishing off work on the PC version of Dead Pixels and will be looking for beta testers very soon.

Those that volunteer will get their names in the credits, and a free copy of the game when it comes out.

To take part send an email to with your computers specifications, and in the next few days I’ll get invites sent out. (Everyone that volunteers should get in)

My estimate for system requirements are:
Windows XP, Vista or 7
Processor: 2.2 Ghz
Memory: 512MB
Video Card: 128mb Video Memory

Weekly report 9

This is pretty much becoming bi-weekly report but hopefully I’ll be back on track next week.

What have I been doing this week

Mostly working on the PC port.  Not really much to show for it as a lot of it is testing and planning.

What have I been buying this week

Went shopping for rubbish useful items for the first time since Christmas, and I came back with an empty wallet and…

Shadows of the damned, Sacred 2, Bulletstorm, Vanquish, Battle Fantasia, and Prince of Persia the Forgotten Sands.  Good selection of games for the 360 to keep me busy.

Aliens Colonial Marines Technical Manual: Really interesting book.  I like reading fluff like this for inspiration.

Mastering the Art of Manga: Another book.  I’m trying to improve my art skills and as an anime fan this looked good.

Dead or Alive Ultimate: Collectors Edition. I have over 110 original Xbox games and when I see something in a big box like this I have to buy it for my collection.

What have I been playing this week?

Renegade Ops: Finished it this week. Cruelly it gives no achievements for playing the game in co-op mode. : (

Deep Fear: Survival horror on the Sega Saturn.  If you think Resident Evil had bad voice acting you haven’t seen anything yet.

Princes Maker 2: Again on the Saturn. Playing a Japanese game with no idea what is going on is fairly fun with a friend.

Shadows of the Damned: I LOVE IT! I should be finished tomorrow so I’ll share my thoughts next week.

What have I been watching this week?

Alcatraz: It’s not perfect but I’m enjoying it.

Breaking Bad: I’m re-watching it, and it’s just as good the second time as it is was the first.

Weekly Report 8

It’s been a few weeks since the last weekly report so I felt I it was time to do another one.

What have I been doing this week

Releasing the DLC.

Now things are much less stressed I can work on the PC port in peace, and maybe do the odd update to add new content to the game now and again.

What have I been playing this week?

Read Dead Redemption:  Got this at Christmas and just finished it yesterday.  I enjoyed the main quest, but found the world a little boring when I was trying to be a good guy.  I felt like the plot for missions would often end with no real resolution.  Also there was about 5 minutes after the game had finished where I was left waiting for a new mission to appear. Maybe it’s just me but I expected a final chapter that would be about revenge. -Edit [There was a another quest for me to do to finish the game but it was optional and I could have easily missed it]

Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare: I’m liking this a lot. I’m only two hours in, but I’m having a lot fun. It feels a little like a fan mod but it basically is a mod.  Hopefully I don’t get bored before I finish it.

Renegade Ops: I picked this up for 600msp in the Christmas sale.  Reneged Ops is the spiritual successor to Strike games (Soviet Strike, Desert Strike etc) There is no other way of putting it. I’m really liking it my only disappointment is that the levels get less open as you go on.

What have I been watching this week?

Nothing much to be honest. New episodes of Fringe and Supernatural and thats it for this week.

Dead Pixels update is out now.

I hope you enjoy the new modes. I tried to mix things up with them. If you don’t like them, they were free and the original game is still there for you to play, so don’t get too angry.

–How to get it–
Go into the game and it should ask you to update.
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I’ll make my own XBLIG list with hookers and blackjack!

Most people with no games on Microsoft’s best indie games of 2011 list have been disappointed in the choices.

@clingermangw suggested we make our own XBLIG lists and share them, and I couldn’t help but think of Benders wise words.

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Chrismas report #007

Dun dedun dun dun dun Dun dedun dun dun dun dun Den-nyeeeeh nyeh nyeh nyeh (You know, because I have 007 in the title. oh, forget it)

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Weekly report #006

Just a quick update this week so I can get back to work.

What have I been doing this week

Adding new weapons and playtesting with a friend.

I can officially say my new favorite way to kill zombies is to to use freeze grenades, then shock grenades.

What have I been playing this week?

A little Super Meat Boy, but that’s it.

What have I been watching this week?

More Mad Men: It’s still the 60’s!

More Six Feet Under:They bury dead people!

Dexter season 6 finale: The most interesting stuff was left unresolved!

How I add weapons to Dead Pixels.

I’ve realised that I don’t go into many details about the backend of Dead Pixels, which is a shame because I like to read about that kind of thing with other peoples games.

So in this blog post I’m going to show start to finish how I add a new gun to the game.  In this case it’s going to be a sniper rifle.

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