Wednesday, January 7, 2015

What's Up 2015?

First of all, happy 2015 to everyone, live long and prosper!

In a great way to kickstart the new year, Pixel Boat Rush was named Indie Game of the Year by Super Game Droid as they assembled their top 25 Android indie games of the year. It's a cool list and to be honest, every developer in it deserves your support, so check it out!



So what's coming up this year?  We probably won't be starting another large project for a while because we have a bunch of mid-sized tasks on the table.

  • First of all, we have a big update coming up for Pixel Boat Rush which will include a new endless mode and hopefully a new boat editor where you'll be able to design your boat pixel by pixel. This update will be made available for all platforms.
  • Then, we'll try to launch our first freemium title on Android with a free version of Don't Run With a Plasma Sword which will go side to side with the premium version.
  • We're also exploring the possibilities on 3 new game projects: 2 new IPs based on simple concepts and a sequel for Don't Run With a Plasma Sword! They'll all be presented eventually as they get confirmed.

Hopefully this will generate some exciting moments and allow us to pick up momentum for a new huge project!

Happy 2015!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Platforms Limited: 100 Released on Google Play!

We just released Platforms Limited: 100 on Google Play, and it's available for FREE!

The game features 100 levels of one-touch, simple but challenging, platforming fun!




Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Pixel Boat Rush Now Available on 4 More Platforms!

After spending several weeks in beta testing, Pixel Boat Rush is now officially available on Google Play, Amazon, the Mac App Store and via a Humble Widget!!

Happy wave riding!


https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.XperimentalZGames.PBR


http://www.amazon.com/XperimentalZ-Games-Pixel-Boat-Rush/dp/B00QLJJL9U


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Pixel Boat Rush: Vote for Content Update!

We're holding a double-event for Pixel Boat Rush. First of all, the game will be at half-price (0.99$) for a limited time!

Secondly, soon we'll start working on the first large content update.  With other players, you can determine that content!  Here's the options:

1- Friends matchmaking multiplayer (at least either global or local 'live' multiplayer, but probably both and perhaps also asynchronous multiplayer)

2- A new racing category (with its own set of boats, events and tracks)

3- A special set of 'Master' races (for each racing category, a special set of challenging races would be added. The maps used in those races would have new obstacles to avoid.)

4- An endless mode (try to survive and pass as many opponents as possible in a randomly generated environment with increasing difficulty. Earn Coins/tools which can be used in the career mode.)

5- A repeatable 'season' mode (accumulate points from race to race and try to win the season championship)


You can vote for your preferred choice on Touch Arcade!



Thursday, November 27, 2014

Don't Run With a Plasma Sword Available on Amazon!

It took longer than we hoped for but at last, Don't Run With a Plasma Sword is now also available on the Amazon App Store!  It is compatible with all fire devices starting from the second generation.








Saturday, November 8, 2014

Pixel Boat Rush: First Month Wrap-up

Pixel Boat Rush has now been out for one month on the App Store, and that was quite something!

It's been featured by Apple as one of the best new games of the week, had a hands-on preview from App Spy, was featured on the Reviews on the Run TV show and was announced on a multitude of websites.

Professional reviewers rated the game at 82/100 across 10 reviews and the game ended up being on the top 3 games of the week on Pocket Gamer, the 12th highest rated iOS game of October on Metacritic and the best rated game of the week on Touch Arcade!  You can see the full details here.

Hopefully, this is just the beginning!  The Mac and Android versions are just around the corner and we're already planning a series of updates and events, so stay tuned!