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Vector-Z: Space Ranger launch!

iOS Simulator Screen Shot Dec 19, 2014, 12.24.24 PMIf you’re following us on social media — and who isn’t, right? — you’ve probably discovered we did a “soft launch” of our retro arcade game for iOS we’ve been working on forever: Vector-Z: Space Ranger. (The working title …

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Video: “Vector-Z” game demo in beta

We’re almost done with Vector-Z: Space Ranger (the working title was Squadron leader), our retro vector game for iOS. Here you can see gameplay in the iCade console, on an iPad 3.

 

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fun and games on tumblr

As we get closer to completing the game … I thought I’d play around with tumblr to post some of my favorite games over the years.…

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iOS 8 date picker issue with Sol: Sun Clock 3.0.4

[UPDATE: This has been fixed with Sol: Sun Clock 3.1.0, available in the App Store now.]

If you are an iPhone user who updated to iOS 8 today, you may find that tapping the date on the main screen creates a …

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“Squadron Leader” beta 8 demo

Here’s a demo of the early 80’s style/vector space shooter we’ve been working on….

“Squadron Leader” beta 8 demo

This will be available for iOS 7.…

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Happy Equinox! Sol: Sun Clock is now 1/2 off.

Our five-star Sol: Sun Clock is now half off in the App Store for 24 hours!

It’s the first day of Spring for us Northern Hemispheroids*, and you can track the lengthening days with Sol: Sun Clock.

Every day gets …

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Sol: Sun Clock 3.0.2 is now available.

Version 3.0.2 of Sol: Sun Clock is now available in the App Store. (iOS 7 required.) This fixes some more bugs introduced in version 3.0, which was an iOS 7 tailored update to version 2.

What’s New in Version

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Solstice Promo! Get Sol: Sun Clock for free. 24 hours only.

Our 4.5 star rated app Sol: Sun Clock regularly sells for $3.99 on the App Store, but for 24 hours (starting now) you can get it for free! It’s our way of celebrating the winter solstice, the shortest day …

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Faster Than Light

One of my favorite games this year has been Faster Than Light. Or was it last year? I’ve been trying to beat it so long I can’t remember. Its medium-res 8-bit graphics are reminiscent of maybe Nintendo 64 (or …

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A perspective on App Store Reviews

Like almost all indie app developers, I sometimes find it hard not to take personally a vindictive 1-star review that a thoughtless customer left in the App Store.

This excellent piece by Matt Gemmell provides some excellent perspective to the frustrated developer. …

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