After a year and a half, a Kickstarter and a team of helpers, Salvage Trader finally saw the light of day. My little baby has been released into the world, and I could not be happier.
Granted, there were bumps and bruises along the way, from a fraudulent backer, to three of us burning the midnight oil on the eve before launch, to get as many details added as possible. There are still many such details left, but we are saving those for a future update. For now, we celebrate.
The game itself is a casual strategy thing, made to be played through in a sitting or two. For now, it’s Mac only, but a Windows 8 version is 80% done.
If you’d like to learn more, and possibly get your hands on a copy, head over to salvagetradergame.com and check it out.
Nebula Rescue is finally available in the App Store! In this race against the clock, you tap and destroy UFOs, while collecting crystals and gunk! It’s my fourth app for iOS, and my first game. The video below shows exactly how the game works, and offers a few power plays tips.
My personal high score, mentioned in the video, still stands. If you beat it, do let me know!
In Nebula Rescue, you play an awesome space pilot working hard for humanity, deep inside a distant nebula. In there, precious resources offer hope for our future in the form of Time Crystals and mysterious Space Gunk. Thousands of Drones remain trapped in the nebula, and your secondary goal is to rescue as many as you can. Powerful artifacts known as Zappers are being dispatched as quickly as they can be made – it’s up to you to activate them, which will send a few of the Drones back unharmed. In the meantime, try not to hit any Drones with your deadly fingertip.
Nebula Rescue was designed for iPhone and iPod Touch, using Game Salad. Apart from a couple of stock sound effects and the Game Center graphics, the game is 100% original, from the obviously hand drawn “graphics”, to the music and voice acting (by the amazing Kelly Cline). The graphics were kept in a sketch-like style, because I wanted the game to have a very innocent feel. Even though it’s all about destroying aliens and being a hero in the deep depths of space, at the end of the day Nebula Rescue is also just a simple, lighthearted and fun arcade game.
If you would like to support an indie game designer, get Nebula Rescue and let your friends play it, tweet your score and challenge your followers to beat it, or if you have a blog, consider writing about it (want to host a giveaway? get in touch!) – and please show some love to Nebula Rescue on Facebook, which is where I will be running a giveaways and keep you updated.