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

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

The new blog can be found at http://csr-Studios.com

This is probably the last time I’ll post here as it is now setup to forward to the new site. So if you want to continue reading, please subscribe to the new blog.


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 DeadPixelsBeta@csr-studios.com 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 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.

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.


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.


Games Collection 2011

I decided to clean up and take some pictures of my games collection and I though I would post it here too as some people asked about my retro influences  in some of the interview I had done.


Weekly Report # 003

Yeah back to Saturday reports!

What have I been working on in the few days since the last weekly report?

More playtesting, bug fixing and adding polish.