It’s been too long since I’ve updated my blog. Sorry for the lack of communication. I’ve been working on a large project I still can’t talk about, but for the next few months I’m taking a break to get back to Radiangames titles. So now there are plenty of things I can talk about.
The most immediate thing to talk about is the release of Inferno 2, Fluid SE, and JoyJoy on OUYA. Inferno 2 or JoyJoy will be out this week, with other games in subsequent weeks. There will be a bundle after all 3 games are out (not sure if it’ll be bundle of just those 3, or of all 5 OUYA games). I’m really excited for the games to come to OUYA.
Inferno 2 Coming to Steam
Today I’ll be starting on the PC version of Inferno 2. There will be some subtle enhancements, including improving the visuals a bit, expanding a few later levels, increasing the difficulty level, and probably changing how missile mode works a little bit (you’ll move slowly with it enabled). All the PC-standard stuff (resolution and KB/mouse controls) will be added as well. It’ll be distributed via Steam. It looks like it won’t have to go through Greenlight, but I’m not 100% sure about that yet.
Goodbye Powerpuff Girls
Many of probably already know that PPG: Defenders of Townsville was removed from Steam, iOS, and Google. Not because there was a problem with the game, but because Cartoon Network is coming out with a new TV series, and they decided to reduce the visibility of PPG everywhere to reduce confusion (and increase hype?). I have no idea what art style the new series will be in. PPG: DoT had two different art styles, but it could be a third all-new style.
I’m obviously not happy with this decision, but there’s nothing I can really do about it. I’ll probably make another Metroidvania-Shooter at some point in the future (with spaceships instead of superhero girls), but I don’t know when that would be.
The Next Game
After the PC version of Inferno 2, I’ll be working on something new instead of a port. That new thing might be a sequel to Super Crossfighter, or a mix of Berzerk and Spelunky (in Ballistic’s art style), or maybe a small puzzle game. Or maybe a series of small arcade-action games with the same art/sound style (like the original Tron arcade game). I have a little while to figure it out, but if you have an opinion, feel free to share it via email/comments/Twitter.