Sunday, December 25, 2011

Blurry Pixmas! (Or, Merry Christmas!)

Seeing as how it's Christmas morning, I thought I'd play the role of Santa and sneak a little gift under the tree for everyone...a blurred-out overview of the entire Adventure Apes game!
Now, you're probably scratching your head and asking yourself, "Why the heck can't he give us a nice clear, crisp HD version of the map?!", and I'll tell you why. It goes a little something like this...

Way back when I was a little kid, home computers didn't exist, and the internet wasn't even a word anyone would recognize. My brother and I would go to video stores and rent cartidges for our NES, and what we rented was largely based on two things; playing the games at a friend's house, or seeing the game in Nintendo Power. Nintendo Power was great, because you'd get reviews of current games, as well as the occasional preview of unreleased games. To me, that was the most exciting part, because there would be a couple blurbs about what the game was going to be about, and if you were really lucky, there would be some pictures taken of the game itself! Those pictures would often be TINY and BLURRY, but it didn't matter, because my imagination would fill in the rest...and to this day, I think it was because those pictures were so blurry and cryptic that anticipation for the next game would be so high.
So, in the spirit of Christmas, and the spirit of the blurry photograph, I present to you the full-blown world map for the Adventure Apes. Ho ho ho!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Gingerbread Apes

Just a quick post to wish everyone a merry Christmas! Don't forget to leave some cookies out for Santa...(and maybe a carrot or two for those hard working reindeer of his). See you all in the new year!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Adventure Apes Gameplay Videos Back Online!

One of the things that we did a while back was remove links to the old gameplay videos for the game in order to not cause any potential issues with the development of the game for Nintendo. Now that it's no longer an issue, they've been re-uploaded the videos for anyone to watch!

Here they are, in no particular order (but they would seem to go from newest to oldest):

Sunday, December 11, 2011

A (Bad) News Update

Well friends, it has been a very long time since anything got posted here! Since announcing that the Adventure Apes would be made for the Nintendo DSI, a lot of work was done to set the game up for the system. We put in tons of time to get any hurdles out of the way, and made good progress on the game.
Unfortunately though, finding time to get every aspect of the game finished and ready for submission killed it in the end. It's a very sad event for sure, as it seemed to be going so well early on, but it was not meant to be I suppose.

On the flip side, it is not all bad news! The fact that there is no longer any obligation to get something done under Nintendo's license means that I can once again put the game files back up on the Adventure Apes website for everyone to play for free. In the meantime, I'll be working on two new games, one of which will be the full design that would have been the DSI version! I'm also hoping to start rolling out a couple products on the website in the near future.

It's a definite change of gears from the direction things were headed this past year, but when life gives you lemons, make lemonade!