This article talks about the difficulty level of Puzzledorf, how it changes over time, and how that is used both to engage and retain players to help them finish the game.
Teaching people how to play your game is a critical component of game design - and yet a lot of players hate tutorials. So how to teach people without boring them? Better still, how to provide a tutorial that players don't think of as a tutorial? This article discusses the subject through the lens of Puzzledorf.
Puzzledorf is finally live today on Steam and Humble Bundle! Get ready to start solving puzzles and pushing blocks! An elegant, block-pushing puzzle game with clean design, exploring the question, "What makes a good puzzle?"
It's been a long while coming but I am ready to announce the release date of Puzzledorf for Steam. It will also be releasing on the Humble Bundle store at the same time.
This article shows you how to change the screen size at run time via script, while avoiding the unexpected pitfalls that can occur, as well as other topics, such as toggling full screen and windowed modes, limiting frame rate, toggling vsync, and setting the resolution.
The announcement trailer for Puzzledorf has just hit a new milestone today - over 50,000 views! Wow! I am so excited! Given that this game has taken so much time and energy to develop, not to mention going back to study to gain extra skills in programming and business, to put all of that time... Continue Reading →
My upcoming game, Puzzledorf, has been a side project of mine for several years. It has existed in one form or another while I have studied Games Programming and Business at AIE, the Academy of Interactive Entertainment. AIE are a college that specialises in educating people in games and visual effects for movies. They have done a fantastic job of... Continue Reading →
The Steam Page for Puzzledorf is now live for those who would like to wishlist. It's been a long journey getting to this point, and a long-time dream of mine to have a commercial game available on PC and Steam. Long before Steam ever existed I remember making small games...
There it is - the trailer is here! It has been really interesting learning about what goes into making a good Steam trailer - and it's even harder for a game with no story. Generally there's a few rules of thumbs I picked up...
It's been a while coming but the release of Puzzledorf is finally approaching. After unexpected delays with coronavirus, game development taking longer than expected, etc, we are finally here. I want to talk a little bit about the game and it's design, as well as release news.The game is currently in the final stages of... Continue Reading →