Tuesday, 16 June 2009

'ving Reigns

Irving Nurdler is a great big nerd, he likes nerdy things such as D20's, FPS's, LAN parties, posters of Gillian Anderson circa 1998 and most of all, he likes collecting autographs from the stars of the cinema world. With it being awards time in Hollywood, Irving has travelled to Tinseltown to pick up as many autographs as he can from the famous celeb-hangout, Hotel Splendide, for what he hopes will be night of autograph hunting he'll never forget.

Things quickly take a turn for the unusual, the entrance to the hotel should be thronged by baying pap's and fellow autograph hunters by now, but there's not a soul in sight, and the same story in the foyer, the 'ding' of the reception bell echoing around a seemingly empty hotel.

"No wonder there's been no news about the awards, this place is dead..."

Ever the opportunist, Irving decides to investigate the rooms hoping to doorstep some unsuspecting A-listers for their autographs, and quickly gets far more than just autographs to hunt.

Welcome, Irving Nurdler, to Hollywood Ghoulevard...

Thursday, 11 June 2009

We Am One!

Yep, on the 11th June 2008, a small group of developers with a wallet full of redundancy cash and a pocket full of dreams officially incorporated as Honeyslug Limited. Twelve months on, we have our own office, business cards, blog (hiya!), and the small matter of four games out in the wild. The next 12 months will see the new site up and running, along with the release of more flash based fun (not least the final arrival of Kahoots), My Pet Dino on PC and our move into development on other games platforms. All done to the soundtrack of BBC 6Music, unless George Lamb is on.

Setting up a company was the simple part, drumming up business (and resulting cash) to make that company's existence worthwhile has been (and will continue to be) hard work, but given we've made it to the important first birthday with work steadily rolling in, we must be doing something right!

Happy birthday to us!

There's a cake next to it with 'N1' on it.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

I Am Dino, Hear Me Roar!

We've not mentioned My Pet Dinosaur for some time now, largely because it's been finished for a bit (so we're going through the whole post-dev business of getting a PEGI rating, box artwork, min spec-ing, etc that stuff you'd normally shunt onto a publisher) and we're busy with tons of other stuff. So perhaps it is as good a time as any for a quick burst of update on that front.

My Pet Dinosaur is a virtual pet game where, you raise a Dinosaur from hatchling to something akin to the size of the Cloverfield monster, except without the statue vandalism, people killing and the entire force of the US military firing shots at you. No, our dinosaurs are nice dinosaurs, all they require is feeding, cleaning, a toy to chase, maybe having a massive dump from time to time and a natty Afro wig and shades combo (natch).

As your dino ages, it discovers new locations to play in and learns new skills which it can improve them over time, he can also have competitions and races against his 4 new dino friends. As I hinted before, you can kit out your dinosaur with different types of headgear and glasses, some of them improve your dinos skills, others just make them look good.

My Pet Dinosaur will, in all likelihood, hit the stores in the summer, so keep 'em peeled. Here's some new screen shots below.