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Inking episode #85

Blog posted by Ste Pickford on Fri, 26 Jun 2015

Inking episode #85This week's Plok comic inking, in YouTube form. I remembered to say the official YouTuber greeting at the start this week. This week's was a simple strip to draw, so the inking only took half an hour, and therefore the speeded up video is only three an...

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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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Wed, 26 Dec 2012

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Mon, 24 Dec 2012

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Sat, 22 Dec 2012

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Thu, 20 Dec 2012

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Poposity #1

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Sun, 16 Dec 2012

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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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Inking episode #84

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Fri, 19 Jun 2015

Inking episode #84

Here's another speeded up video of the inking of Plok, episode #84. I streamed the inking live on Periscope, and the whole thing took about 45 minutes. It's much more fun to watch sped up though. I guess I'm a YouTuber now!

Inking episode #83

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Fri, 12 Jun 2015

Inking episode #83

Here's a speeded up video of the inking of Plok, episode #83. I actually streamed the inking live on Periscope, and the whole thing took about 45 minutes. I figured that was a bit too long and boring to watch on YouTube though, so I sped it up 8x, and ...

We made a book!

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Thu, 05 Mar 2015

We made a book!

Last year we published a book. Well, a comic, if that counts. Volume 1 of our ongoing weekly webcomic, based on our character Plok from the SNES game of the same name. Ok, that's no big deal - anyone can self publish these days - and I used to make a...

3D Plok from 1994?

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Mon, 23 Feb 2015

3D Plok from 1994?

Here's a fascinating little curio, a photo from the back page of a Software Creations (the studio where we developed Plok on the SNES) corporate brochure, from around 1994 or 1995. The page is describing how high tech and cutting-edge Creations were. P...

DRM cover prints

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Tue, 27 Jan 2015

DRM cover prints

We've had several requests for prints of the DRM cover painting I posted last week, so we've had some made and set up a BigCartel shop to handle payments and delivery details etc. The link to the shop is at the bottom of this post. The prints are A3,...

64 episodes, 256 panels!

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Thu, 22 Jan 2015

64 episodes, 256 panels!

Last week we reached the milestone of 64 episodes of the weekly Plok comic strip. Being a computer nerd, any power of 2 is way more significant than a puny multiple of 10, so 64 episodes is massive for us. We've flipped over to 7 bits now for the episo...

Death Ray Manta cover painting

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Tue, 20 Jan 2015

Death Ray Manta cover painting

This is the cover art I've just painted for DRM (Death Ray Manta), a new game by Rob Fearon (and friends), coming to Steam and Vita early this year. I've never done cover art for anyone else before. In fact I've only really done it for our own games in...

Plok frustration source

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Tue, 20 Jan 2015

Plok frustration source

Aha! I've realised what the source of the brilliant Game Grumps Plok animation video I posted yesterday was. It's the audio from this video where they play through Plok and get really frustration. Brilliant stuff! NOTE: A bit sweary, so still NSFW.

Plok frustration animation

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Mon, 19 Jan 2015

Plok frustration animation

I love this video by the Game Grumps all about Plok's frustrations, especially Plok going home to his wife, and a big steak. NOTE: Plok's wife is definitely NOT CANON. NOTE2: The video is a bit sweary, so NSFW.

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