Remember when we told you that 8-bit Doves is coming to Mobile and tablet devices? Well, Pocket gamer has covered this over on their site (thanks for the coverage Harry!).
If you aren't already, why not follow us on twitter (@Nitrome) and we'll do our best to keep you up to date with all things Nitrome.
You can play the jam version here.
Today's Pixel Love Choice is Denudation made by Zillix!
You may remember Zillix from a previous Pixel Love choice, Exposure.
This game is very intuitive in it's play style/controls and (although short) is a very satisfying game to play. As with Exposure, we really enjoyed the minimal approach in the art style, it really manages to denote everything you need to know with it's limited palette. It also has some great music and sound design.
Have fun! We'll bring you another Pixel Love game next week!
We have been a little quiet on previewing our upcoming flash releases of late but that doesn't mean they haven't been going on! So let's sort that out with a quick preview!
Our next release is called Bump Battle Royale which is loosely based on Bumper Cars and Sumo Wrestling. It also happens to be 1-4 player with or without Touchy! This makes it the first non-Touchy 4 player Nitrome game since Rush. It also features a mixture of Nitrome characters and universes!
So have a look at the preview video, it's just a taster for now but more will be coming soon!
Take a look at this great piece of fan art by Koficup over on Deviant art. It's a huge picture of Flash Cat riding his trusty errrm... green buggy, beetle, robot cockroach, thingy?
Thanks for your hard work Koficup, it’s fantastic.
We love receiving fan art so please keep sending them in and we will feature our favourites on the blog.
During the #nitromejam people who follow our twitter feed may have seen a quick experiment Arthur did getting 8 bit doves working on the iPhone. Unity ultimately made it very quick to get a working build as the game is very easy to play due to it only using two buttons.
We're now happy to report that we're taking the project forward to a proper mobile release. We are of course adding support for Android and tablets. We have just finished adding a proper front end and tidying some things up that we did due to the limited time frame of the #nitromejam build. Finally were going to add a lot more levels some new features and split into three easy access packs.
This is a s…READ MORE
It borrows ideas from the well known game Snake, as with each "piksel" eaten, you grow in length. The puzzle element in this is something quite fresh. To complete levels you must align your "snakes" within the goal areas, most of the time involving multiple snakes.
Some levels need each snake you create to be of a certain length. This has you using the walls, path blocking and corners among other elements to get your snakes where you need them.
You may remember Bart Bonte's entry in the nitrome jam, In Drmzzz.
Have fun everyone! We'll bring you another pixel love game next week!
Great news! Icebreaker is FINALLY out on Amazon!
During the #nitromejam Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage silently released on the Amazon App Store for Kindle Fire devices. We weren't really expecting it to happen, as we had so many problems leading up to this point. We want to rectify that right now. So if you have a Kindle and have been feeling a little left out you can go now and find out what all the fuss has been about.
Another thing that happened during the #nitromejam was that an update launched across iOS for Icebreaker. We have fixed an issue which prevented people with the original iPad from being able to play the game anymore... sorry! This means they can finally play the Kraken pack, yippee. The issue al…READ MORE
So you all REALLY liked Ditto huh! The sheer amount of ditto fan art we have seen so far has been really awesome.
First off, is this lovely anime styled piece by Nitzumi over on Deviant art.
There has also been some really nice Ditto fan-fiction written by Random-StoryKeeper over on Deviant art. And also another great written piece by Plasmaster over on the Nitrome wiki. Be sure to give them both a read when you have a spare few minutes.
If you have no idea what they are talking about, then it’s time that you completed Ditto and see what the fuss is all about.
We love receiving fan art, so please keep sending us links to what you have made and we'll feature our favourites =)
This is a very demanding runner in which you must make it to the end of each stage using the jump and ripple controls.
The music is synced to the characters actions which sounds great as a result.
The artwork looks great and reminded us a little of our game Ditto
Have fun, we'll bring you another Pixel Love next week!
Voting for Nitrome Game Jam 2014 entries is now closed!
The Results Are:
A Kitty Dream by Raiyumi
Loop by Team Awesomotronica
Yellow Dreamer by NazoSystems
For a full list of the games (ordered by their vote average), check out the Jam Page.
A big congratulations goes out to Ryan Carag and Bill Kiley for their great platformer, A Kitty Dream! Well done Raiyumi! :)
Also we'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that made a game, played games, casted their votes or took part in anyway and to all those that had as much fun as we did!
Here is our second Pixel Love choice, Hobo Bob. This game was created by Wolve. Many of you may know him from his Nitrome Jam entry: The Mind.
This endless runner really is action packed and very addictive!
We found the best finger placement for this game is similar to home row, but with your right hand shifted one key to the left... so:
A S D F
H J K L
It is very satisfying completing this one! Once completed, you are given an Infinite mode to play.
Have fun, we'll bring you more Pixel Love next week!
We've noticed that there has been a slight shortage of Pixel Love games whilst we were jamming, so to make up for that, we'll be showcasing two great pixel loves this week.
First off, we have Hare's Harvest, a great little turn based game developed by Michael Cook.
The game has some great mechanics. Using burrows, stomped burrows, foxes, dogs and farmers, your aim is to make your way through the farmers crop of carrots. There are some great puzzles in this one, with some real head scratchers.
We hope you enjoy playing this one!
Stay tuned today for the second Pixel Love game choice!
Phew... what a hot and busy week it’s been over at Nitrome HQ. We have a brand new site skin for the website, featuring lots of characters from the #nitromejam.
For those of you who missed it we have finally sorted the issues for the #nitromejam games. Results for the winner will be announced next Friday so you can play, comment and vote for them here.
Thanks again for everybody who took part in the jam and all our fans for being so awesome, it really was great fun.
Next week we should be getting things back to normal. That means a regular Monday Pixel love slot, back to work on updating the accounts and continuing making some brand new games (more news on these when they’re ready).
Until Monday, have a great weekend.
p.s What's you're favourite Jam game?
We have now fixed all of the issues to do with the #nitromejam. This means that you can now finally login and place votes on all 31 Jam games.
As some of you may have read we had some major issues with our system, so to keep it fair we have reset the votes.
You can vote for a game by logging in and selecting a 1-5 star rating underneath the game (5 stars being the best).
Vote on as many games as you like and you can even change your mind as many times as you like.
Winners will be announced on Friday (20th) next week to give players a chance to try out all of the games.
Voting Begins. May the best man, Cat or Dog win ;)