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Patreon Milestone 2 reached!

Blog posted by Ste Pickford on Wed, 10 Sep 2014

Patreon Milestone 2 reached!Last night we met the $100 target on the Plok comic strip Patreon, so this morning we've been able to remove all the google ads from the Plok comic website. Thank you to all the patrons who've supported us so far - your help is very much appreciated! ...

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Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint goes ...

Blog posted by JPickford

Wed, 04 Sep 2013

As of today, our iOS game Magnetic Billiards is now free for the main game (20+ levels). We've also dropped the price of in-app purchases to the lowest tier (69p / $1) for level packs and the Skeleton Key which gives you all the content plus access to pr...

Poposity #15

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Sun, 30 Dec 2012

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Poposity #13

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Fri, 28 Dec 2012

Poposity #13

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Poposity #11

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Wed, 26 Dec 2012

Poposity #11

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Poposity #9

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Mon, 24 Dec 2012

Poposity #9

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Poposity #7

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Sat, 22 Dec 2012

Poposity #7

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Poposity #5

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Thu, 20 Dec 2012

Poposity #5

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Poposity #3

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Tue, 18 Dec 2012

Poposity #3

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Poposity #1

Blog posted by JPickford

Sun, 16 Dec 2012

Poposity #1

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Is fairness the first casualty of b...

Blog posted by JPickford

Tue, 01 May 2012

Over the last few weeks I've heard of a business practice amongst indie developers that I found quite shockingly unfair. This lead me to thinking about the concept of fairness in business. I suppose, along with my brother Ste, I've been a businessman ...

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Weekend comic (football!)

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Sun, 10 Aug 2014

Weekend comic (football!)

To celebrate the return of proper football to our screens, here's the first Sunday comic strip I've done for a while. Not much I can add really. The BBC are have some kind of voodoo going on, or they have a secret camera in our bedroom or something. ...

Ebook cover - finished!

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Tue, 15 Jul 2014

Ebook cover - finished!

I finished the colouring of the Plok comic strip ebook cover last night (with just a short break for the first episode of the new series Utopia), and I'm reasonably pleased with it. The curves around the mound of earth at the bottom went a bit wrong, bu...

Ebook cover pencils

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Sun, 06 Jul 2014

Ebook cover pencils

I've spent a pleasant Sunday morning pencilling a cover design for a Plok comic strip ebook. Our plan is to put out Volume 1 of the comic strip as an ebook (episodes 1 to 26), with a few little extras and some bits of exclusive content. The actual st...

Naked War iOS cover art

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Tue, 01 Jul 2014

Naked War iOS cover art

It's been a ton of work, but yesterday I finally finished the new loading screen for Naked War on iOS. Click on the image to see a bigger version. Some of you might have seen the Vines I've been posting of the work involved in some of the individual fi...

Weekend comic (Caravan)

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Sun, 22 Jun 2014

Weekend comic (Caravan)

It's been ages since I've drawn a Sunday comic strip, but today I found the time, so here's a daft little story about our ongoing bad luck whenever we attempt to go on holiday. (Read the earlier strip, linked below, to read what happened on our previous...

Plok maths folder

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Fri, 06 Jun 2014

Plok maths folder

This is one of the greatest things I've ever seen in my life! Long time Plok fan Brian Dobbs got in touch with us over email recently to tell us that twenty years ago he covered his 7th grade maths folder with Plok drawings, while being addicted to the ...

Plok Patreon launched!

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Mon, 12 May 2014

Plok Patreon launched!

Exciting news! Today we've launched a Patreon campaign to help support the Plok comic strip. In case you don't know what it is, Patreon is a crowd-funding site designed to support creative projects on a monthly, on-going basis (as opposed to something ...

Monkey Moon Chart

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Sat, 29 Mar 2014

Monkey Moon Chart

We've been working on making 'I Sent My Monkey To The Moon' (currently playable as a prototype within Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint on iOS) into a finished, releasable game, hopefully coming out on iOS in a month or two. This week, for the level select ...

Plok comic strip is back! (well, ne...

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Fri, 28 Feb 2014

Plok comic strip is back! (well, nearly)

We had a little break from doing the comic strip over Christmas, and somehow never quite got back into the swing of writing or drawing it in the new year. John and I started work on two new projects, and I think they took up all our mental energy. Plus...

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