Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, say hello to The Joystick Generals! After many months of tweeting and babbling about my new venture into the world of video games, it is my pleasure, along with Chris Wilson from Abitofcode, to welcome you to our new company, The Joystick Generals!
Yes the name is rather mad, somewhat retro and just a little bit camp…We love it ;)
It’s been a lifelong dream of both Chris’s and mine, to own and run a small games company, and now after many years we’ve gone and done it! It’s all thanks to the wonder that is the iPhone! This magnificent little platform has become the perfect springboard for aspiring games makers like ourselves to step forward and make a mark. We’re both passionate about retro 2D gaming and knew that if ever we ventured into this market, that we would be going old school, so you’re not going to see any overly deep, 3D, insanely complex, modern games from us, oh no, just good old, 2D pick up and play, gaming goodness!
So you can expect to see a high level of polish in our games due to my obsessive creative eye, coupled with some rather spiffing and solid coding from Mr.Wilson. In our fields combined, we have over 25 years experience! Nice.
Our first game is comically entitled Super Turbo Action Pig! Yes its mental, just like the name of the company…just how we like it :) So as you’ll see from the teaser image above (and the link to the holding page) the game is based around the escapades of our rather dashing pig. He’s no ordinary pig though, oh no, he is Super Turbo Action Pig, a pig that laughs in the face of the old saying ‘pigs might fly’ and screams ‘check out my thrusters baby! ’. We’re not going to give too much away regarding the aim of the game (as some cheeky blighter will most likely steal it and make a nasty version before we push live ;), as we are going to release more info leading up to the launch. But what we will say is, it’s going to be a great game! And yes, it’s going sit in the $0.99/£0.59p bracket. Bargain!
We’re going to get our official Twittering up to speed to, so you can follow us at www.twitter.com/joystickgeneral
(And if you haven’t already, you can pick up my personal twittering at www.twitter.com/michaelheald and Chris’s at www.twitter.com/abitofcode)
More updates coming soon!