Tuesday, 24 April 2012

My Program is Scattered to the Stars

A few people have asked me what ‘s different about the games industry these days. That could take a book to answer, but one of the big differences I’ve noticed is the basic structure of programs.
When I wrote an 8-bit or 16-bit game the program followed a nice sequence, running like a flowchart from top to bottom. These days there are little bits of code all over the shop (maybe even on different machines in different continents) that get called when certain conditions are met. Which means you have to be careful about changing any data, in case another bit of code is doing the same thing in another universe.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Dazzling Graphics of a Future Age

Clockwork the Mouse, an already stunning cartoon adventure for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch now supports retina graphics on all devices (where available). A free iPad update is now live in the app store if you've purchased already. The extra detail on the already beautiful screens now looks amazing. Really.

'a beautiful hand-drawn adventure'
Retro Gamer Magazine

Available now for iPhone and iPod Touch:
Clockwork the Mouse - Potassium Frog Ltd
Available now on iPad:
Clockwork the Mouse for iPad - Potassium Frog Ltd