Games

I've worked extensively with THD since 2011. Before that point, my work was largely as a solo developer, as well as a commission pixel artist.

Some of my work is available on itch.io as well, if you prefer that.

King Arthur's Gold

King Arthur's Gold remains my most well known title to date. I was responsible for all of the art in the game, as well as about half of the code.

The game is a medieval competitive sandbox. With three classes, ferocious online multiplayer, a structure collapse system, integrated mod support, a handful of gamemodes, and even a (very short!) single player experience, KAG was a great success. The community remains bustling to this day.

You can buy the game for $10 here!

Trench Run

Trench Run is a fast paced, casual sidescrolling shooter. With five classes, persistent online earnings, cosmetics, pets, two gamemodes, and booze to consume in the lobby, it's a very diverse offering. The game also supports up to 4 person couch (gamepad) or huddle (shared keyboard) play for parties and rainy afternoons.

Trench Run was the first game I was involved in with a "proper", dedicated musician (the wonderful Paul Zimmerman), and the soundtrack turned out amazing!

However, the "coffee break" focus of gameplay really ended up holding the game back, and it's remained fairly obscure since release.

You can buy the game for $8 here!

No Mario's Sky

No Mario's Sky is a goofy game made in 72 hours with 3 other Melbourne Indies for Ludum Dare 36.

It features 10s of Goombas, An Infinite Universe, Muscle Toad, "Original" Music, "Faithful" Physics, Social Commentary about Interplanetary Colonialism, and a Radical Space Ship.

The game blew up a bit online, getting featured in places such as Wired, Kotaku, and IGN. Thanks to everyone who shared it around, it was a blast seeing people have fun with it!

However, Nintendo DMCA'd it pretty quickly. We quickly prepared non-infringing assets and re-released the game as DMCA's Sky.

You can play the new game for free here or see the page for the original here


Ludum Dare

Ludum Dare is a 48/72 hour game jam. You are given a theme right as it starts, and have to make a game from scratch by the deadline.

I've participated in it quite a lot, and you can view my entries here, and play them all for free!

The entries I'd suggest checking out first are:


Older Games

These are games I worked on prior to working with Michal at THD. They were produced from my bedroom while still attending high school, or during my first year of university. Some of them are even still playable!

Robot v Robot

Probably my most successful game of the time period, RvR was a very fast paced sidescrolling shooter, based around squads of units. It was a homage to Soldat and Cortex Command, and got as far as the prototype stage.

Perhaps the biggest success of the game was the relentless AI, which was able to pathfind reliably around the map, engage the enemy accurately, and avoid shooting friendly units.

The art was produced in collaboration with Arne "Lizard" Bergheim, a cool guy from Norway.

You can play RVR here.

Pocket Wars

Pocket Wars was my first commercial game - available on the much maligned Blackberry Playbook. The game was built start to finish in a month for the Ludum Dare October Challenge, and while it reviewed fairly well, all things considered, the platform was, and remains to this day, a ghost town.

If curiosity overtakes you, here's the AppWorld link.

Prelude

Prelude was my first game attempt after coming out of the Cortex Command modding scene, and was (of course) a zombie survival sandbox game, complete with terrain support mechanics, procedural generation, and multiple tools. Considering that feature list, it's a wonder it ever made it out of the gates.

I'd love to do another platformer with that style of movement - the ledge clambering was excellent.

You can play Prelude here.