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Archive for August 2010

Web bit: 48h of programing in time lapse

August 26, 2010

Stumbled upon this and thought it was interesting. This guy took loads of pictures of his screen while programing a java game. It’s a nice insider view of an indie developer at work. You can see the design phase, then coding, testing, coding, tweaking, coding, testing…  (The music from the video was made by him […]

Another bunch of reviews for Castle Pain

August 23, 2010 (great name), a site that specialized in indie games  reviewed the game and ends it with: It has the perfect combination of retro graphics, music and charm that make it a must play for old-school fans. Full review : Thanks Mike! “Classic reviews, modern reviews, all awesome” has a nice and lenghty […] highly recommends Platformance: Castle Pain

August 12, 2010

Anthony over at gave a B+ to Platformance: Castle Pain. Trial and error gameplay mixed with frequent deaths may not sound like a hallmark of good game design, but Platformance: Castle Pain ends up as one of the better indie titles on Xbox Live because of it. Full read here: Thanks Anthony!

The making of Platformance: Castle Pain – Part 1

August 8, 2010

Designing the hero for Castle Pain was a bit tricky. At first we decided the hero had to be small because the whole level design would depend on its size. The smaller the hero the more corridors and rooms we could put on screen. 1.  The very first design fits in a 10×12 rectangle. Its […]

PLATFORMANCE: Castle Pain gets 9/10 on

August 7, 2010

“PLATFORMANCE: Castle Pain is a fantastic indie title, both for its well-done pixel art and for its adorably-infuriating game difficulty.  If PLATFORMANCE happens to be the beginning of a series, consider me hooked.” Full review : Thanks WDesm !

SignedInPodcast covered Platformance: Castle Pain in their episode #49

August 3, 2010

They also talk about other great indie games that just came out, as well as xbla: Limbo, Hydro Thunder Hurricane, Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, and more stuff. You can listen to the podcast here:  SignedInPodcast Thanks Jeremy! July’s Best Xbox LIVE Indie Game

August 3, 2010

In their monthly report about Indie Games, Console Arcade choose Platformance: Castle Pain as “pretty clearly the best thing this month”. They also review some other great indie games. “It’s not about getting to the end, it’s about getting to the end without dying and as quickly as you can, and there’s tons of gameplay […] reviews Platformance: Castle Pain and gives it a ‘Yay’

August 2, 2010

They think “hard” is quite an accurate descriptor for platformance 🙂 “But the reason Platformance is in the Yay category is because despite its difficulty it isn’t punishingly difficult. In Platformance you control a charmingly pixilated knight on a quest to find and rescue a princess.” Full review : Xbox Indie Review Roundup Thanks NaviFairy […] gives Platformance: Castle Pain a note of 8.25/10

August 2, 2010 wrote a nice and lengty review of the game with a final note of 8.25 out of 10. “Pros: +Challenging for both newbies & veterans +Awesome graphics and music +Painfully addicting +Replay value justifies the price (reasonably)” Full review here: Thanks GaMeR !