Breaking news: Oddy Smog Defies the Smog!

An Unexpected Hero
Dust O’Connell,
June 25 2010

He is small, he is ugly… but he is an acclaimed hero! Not many are bold enough to start an uprising against the System, and he is even risking his life and his freedom to free those of us who are still enslaved!

With his escape, he is encouraging others to question everything, and the Smog knows it. Nothing will ever be the same in Smokestack, and some are even talking about organized revolts…

GO, ODDY, GO! Rise high above the Smog and bring a ray of hope to our dark lives! But take care, the System will retaliate with force.

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Wait, where did April and May go?

As our tweets probe, we have not been resting on our laurels. By mid-April, we left everything we were doing to follow a white rabbit. We came up with something we thought would be fantastic (and we still do), so we threw ourselves into it.

Animayo 2010

But suddenly we stumbled into Animayo, the 5th edition of this International Festival of Animated Films, Visual Effects and Videogames, and we found ourselves preparing a four-hours master class about “iPhone & iPod Touch videogame design and development”.

It was a wonderful experience! Those present seemed to enjoy our chat about videogame mechanics, input devices, game design, independent games, festivals, contests and even bussiness models. At least no one fell asleep…

… or at least no one snored!

During those weeks we optimized Sound Juggler a little bit, so now it works on 3G devices and iPod Touch. We also prepared a Facebook demo version which can be played online. We cleaned up the main web page and begun finishing our next title. Not the white rabbit I mentioned before… but the one we were working with before it.

Yes, we now, we may be bitting off more than we can chew. And for a while we felt really exhausted. But it’s been worth it! Our incoming title, Oddy Smog’s Misadventure was sent to the App Store this Sunday, and if everything goes well it will be available by next week. Let’s cross fingers!

But there’s more, much more. Two more games are in development right now, one more is being designed and ideas are still sprouting and piling up.

Unfortunately, Time is so limited… Enough! Onwards and upwards!