Hey Nitromians,

The Nitrome Game Jam webpage is now live!

The page includes details regarding rules, technology and size restrictions of your entry’s.

Anyone who would like to participate in the Nitrome Game Jam can head over to the site and sign up now.

Finally were asking for a couple of volunteers...

All of the Nitrome staff will be involved making the games, but we would really love to let you all know what's happening as it happens. Therefore if anyone is interested and able to come to the Nitrome office that week and maybe take some photos and write some blog posts please get in touch. Support@nitrome.com 

You need to be over 18 and we may need to meet you beforehand so we can show you the ropes (please note this is a first come first served basis). On the other hand if no one is interested then we’ll just post as often as we can but it may be a quieter week.

Have a great weekend =)

by Jon

Play Flue!

Hi Nitromians!

We've just released our new game Flue! It's the latest addition to our icon game collection! 

Click To Play Flue!

Have fun everyone!

by Tom

Name that Jam

Wow, you all really liked our Nitrome Jam announcement huh? Over 500 comments and counting in just two days.

We have been reading your comments and there are some really awesome suggestions for Jam themes. However some people appear to be a little confused on what we're asking for when we say “suggest a theme”. So just to make it a little clearer on what we are looking for:

-A theme is NOT a game idea. So anyone writing a paragraph suggesting what game they would like us to make is kinda missing the point, sorry! 

-Consider that MANY people are going to be tackling this theme separately so anything too specific would result in a lot of similar games.

-We aren’t looking for sequel suggestions or game ideas including our characters.

-As a rule of thumb a theme is made up or one or two words, rather than a description of something.

Some of our favourite suggestions so far are: Dreams, Reverse, Toast, Growth, Space.

Looking forward to reading some more. =)

by Mat

New Icon game incoming!

Hi Nitromians,

later this week were going to be releasing a brand new icon game! It is one of a few online games that we are working on.

We haven't done one in a while and we felt it would be cool to go back to the format as it was one that we liked a lot. Having the game so small lets us experiment with some crazy ideas. Check out the preview gif :)

by Mat

Nitrome Jam 2014!

Hi Nitromians,

we are thrilled to announce the first ever Nitrome Game Jam! It is happening between June the 2nd and June the 6th 2014. During that time the Nitrome staff will be splitting into teams of two and making games inspired by a chosen theme for 5 days. At the end of the 5 days all work will stop and we will let you all play the games we have made. you can all then vote on a winner.

Although this is a Nitrome Jam we are open to people outside of Nitrome getting involved. You will have to be able to make a game though! We will have more information about that soon but if you are interested in getting involved then please email us to declaire your interest. 

Our plan is to let the Nitrome audience vote on the theme, bu…

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Play Ground Zero!

Hi Nitromians!

Today's pixel love comes in glorious ASCII form as stealth game demake G0 (Ground Zero) made by hexDecimal

We really love the way the lighting has been created in this game. We felt it essential to the sneak and hide atmosphere. The randomly generated levels make for great replay value too.

This really is the finest barebones approach to a tactical roguelike stealth game.

Click to Play G0!

Have fun everyone. We'll bring you another pixel love next week!

by Tom

Hey Nitromians,

Phew, it’s been a rollercoaster of a week at Nitrome HQ. With our launch of Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage across Android (Finally).

http://www.icebreaker-game.com/get-app/

A reminder that the Icebreaker LAUNCH SALE will end in a few days. So get it this weekend and grab yourself a BARGAIN before it ends.

We’ve had a lot of positive feedback on the Android and Kraken update so far, but we realise that a handful of people have been experiencing some issues.

We have fixed a crash at the start of the game. It was an Issue that was affecting devices running Android 2.3.x. We are also looking into any other problems people have reported including a crash on iPad 1. An update will be uploaded as soon as we have a fix…

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Icebreaker **SALE**

To celebrate the Android launch of Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage, we have put it 

ON SALE! (For a limited Time only).

So if you haven’t got it yet then download it now before the sale ends, and get yourself a BARGAIN! 

Icebreaker on Android is at a Launch price of (69p/$0.99)

Icebreaker Universal on iPhone/iPad is now  (£1.49/$1.99)

by Jon

The day has finally arrived. Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage is OUT NOW! on Android. The huge release comes with brand new levels on all platforms. Check out the video above to see a glimpse of the sheer awesomeness that awaits inside the brand new Kraken pack update.

  • 40 Brand new Levels (making a total of 140+ levels)
  • Tons of exciting new features, enemies and characters.
  • New Spectacular boss fight
  • New side quests
  • All new achievements
  • 8 Exclusive new Icebreaker avatars!
  • Cloud saving (iOS Universal build)
  • On SALE! (limited time only)

by Jon

Hi Nitromians,

we are in the office now and we have just been onto both Google Play and the Apple App Store and hit the launch buttons. They could take a few hours to actually turn up on the store but feel free to start hammering the refresh button on your store of choice if you want to be first :)

Which store will launch first? Which Nitromian will be the first to download it? Who will be the first to show they have it with one of the new Avatars? Soooooo exciting

 

by Mat

Hi Nitromians,

we let our friends at Pocket Gamer have an advanced play of Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage on Android which included the new Kraken level pack and they wrote up some impressions: 

"Given that I lost track of time and spent longer playing the forthcoming level pack for the Gold Award-winning Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage than I intended, I'd say it's pretty darn good."

To read the full article click here

sounds like they enjoyed it and you all should be able to tomorrow! 

by Mat

Play The Valley Rule!

Hi Nitromians,

Today we have got a great Pixel Love game for you to check out, The Valley Rule by Ryan Carag and Bill Kiley.

The game has both a very well crafted ambient soundscape with highly polished pixel artwork.

The gameplay and level structure is really well put together. The only down side of this game is that we'd love to have more of it, but for a game that was made in 72 hours (We are astonished at the level of finish this game has for the time scale it was created in), we think this is a real gem.

Click To Play!

Have fun, we'll bring you another Pixel Love game next week!

by Tom

The Countdown Starts!

Hi Nitromians, 

with only 5 more days to go we felt it was a good time to start a countdown for the Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage android release! We hope you are all excited... it has been a lot of hard work but we hope you will agree it was worth it.

It will also be the launch day for the Kraken update on iOS (and yes it is in the Android build too). Anyone who has an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch that has not already downloaded the game can do so here.

So look to the side panel and count down with us for the release next Wednesday!

We know we are being very Icebreaker news heavy at the moment so for anyone not as into Icebreaker (shame on you!) we have lots of other interesting things that we have been working on too including new flash games and we'll start sharing once we get Icebreaker out :)

Have a great weekend everyone!

by Mat

Hey Nitromians,

We have placed two new avatars in the Ditto site skin, can you find them?

Click to view the Ditto site skin

They're a bit evil :)

Good luck everyone. How many avatars have you collected so far?

by Tom

New Ditto Skin!

Hey Nitromians,

For those of you who haven’t noticed, we have just released a BRAND NEW SKIN!

We thought that our last skin was a little out dated, being a winter theme and all. So we have made a brand new Ditto based background for you all.

Why Ditto? I hear you ask. Well... in a nutshell, it’s one of our latest games and one that we are particularly proud of. For those of you who missed the game you can play Ditto here.

You can change the website background, view the full skin, or even download it by visiting the skin page here: http://www.nitrome.com/skins/

Are there any other games that you would like to see have their own skin?

We hope you enjoy it :)

by Tom

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