98w ago - Today Howard Lehr at TikGames has shared details on the making of Stick Man Rescue, which will be hitting fans on PSN tomorrow.
To quote: Stick Man Rescue was born of a conversation with my 12-year old son, Colin. He had just discovered the freeware Pivot Stick Figure Animator and, like any 12-year-old boy would, he was using it to make hilarious death animations.
Given that game designers are perpetual 12-year-olds at heart, I joined in. This prompted visits to various stick man death websites which provided a surprisingly long-lasting source of giggles that attracted my younger son. Soon the three of us were pondering how to make stick deaths into a video game.
Dusting off my rusty programming and non-existent art skills, I co-opted my kids to start making animated gifs of stick deaths and created a prototype game bent on seeing how many of our most ridiculous ideas could be worked into it.
So, I had a prototype as you can see, but had a long way to go to turn it into something that could be useful for a real game design.
Working at a publisher and developer like TikGames has its advantages. First, there are a bunch of talented people around to help hone ideas into something that works. I enlisted the help of Adrian Ludley,...
193w ago - Today Creat Studios Director of Business Development Scott Hyman is celebrating the new TikGames / Creat Studios dedicated PSN Publisher Page with a half-off PSN game sale!
To quote: While I'm confident that you're all much too busy playing Wakeboarding HD and Hamsterball to focus on anything else, I have even more cool news for you that I simply must share.
TikGames/Creat Studios is proud to announce the grand opening of our new, dedicated PlayStation Network publisher page!
After launching our eighth and ninth PSN titles last week, the great, hard-working folks at PlayStation provided us with our own special place where you can always go to get our latest and greatest new games, videos, themes and wallpapers. And if you did miss anything along the way, it will be there too.
When the publisher page launches on Thursday, April 1, our first seven titles will be on sale for 50% OFF for two weeks!
Never got around to trying Magic Orbz? Grab it for $4.99! Have you wondered what all the fuss was about with Smash Cars? You can't go wrong at $7.49!
262w ago - TikGames announced today that its formerly top-secret Interpol game is in development for XBox LIVE Arcade.
This all new adventure, developed by TikGames and published by Microsoft, is slated for release on the XBox 360 this winter, offering gamers the heat of a high-stakes criminal chase for a cool 800 Microsoft points.
Press Release: TIKGAMES DECLASSIFIES INTERPOL FOR XBOX LIVE¬® ARCADE
SAN MATEO, Calif. - Dec. 2, 2008 - TikGames today announced that its formerly top-secret Interpol game is in development for Xbox LIVE¬® Arcade. This all new adventure, developed by TikGames and published by Microsoft, is slated for release on the Xbox 360¬® video game and entertainment system this winter, offering gamers the heat of a high-stakes criminal chase for a cool 800 Microsoft points.
In Interpol, players track down the evil and destructive fugitive Dr. Chaos by seeking out hidden clues in exotic locales around the world. In single-player campaign, use your keen investigative skills to quickly gather the evidence needed to bring him and his criminal accomplices to justice.
Or, join forces with up to three other friends in local or Xbox LIVE cooperative play to put them behind bars together. Only your keen eyes and investigative skills stand between the world and Dr. Chaos's...