I can’t please everyone, but…

Posted in .Matrixx, App Store, Games, iPad, Reviews on February 7th, 2012 by quantumsheep

Hello everyone! Hope you’re well!

Things are getting very busy at the moment. Most of the back-end stuff for ProjectSammy is in place. I have systems set up to handle the inventory, objects, locations, feedback and puzzles. It’s really quite overwhelming at times!

Soon I’ll start actually putting the game together, which will probably take a little over a month with any luck (that’s ‘developer’ talk for TWO months!). I’ve been very productive of late but the task ahead is huge!

In other news, I just wanted to say that I do read every single review posted on iTunes, good or bad! I appreciate that complete strangers take time out of their day to let me (and others) know what they think of my efforts!

I got a really well written review the other day for .Matrixx on the iPad by a chap called ‘The Other McCoy’. It reads:

Fine gameplayDifficult one to rate. It’s a good example of the new indie golden age we have on IOS – but I’d say one of the simpler games of the sort. Graphics are minimal (but clean), sound is a retro homage (quite nice actually), and gameplay is *golden*. It’s pretty straightforward but it works well. I’m no authority but it seems quite original to me. Another thing I like about it is that it has an easy-going “just one more time” vibe even though it does get pretty busy. With some arcade games I have to be in the mood for the challenge but I can goof around with this one anytime. I was tempted to rate it 3 because of its minimal nature but the gameplay and vibe take it to 4.

Firstly, thank you so much for giving the game a chance! Just as importantly though, I’m very glad you seem to be enjoying it. It really does make my day to read reviews such as yours, sir, and I thank you, and everyone else that writes reviews, for your opinions!

Spreading fun throughout the world is my mission! I can’t please everyone of course! But by Jove I try!

Many thanks!

QS 😀

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Another Sunshine review! And a trip away! :D

Posted in App, App Store, Games, iPad, iphone, ipod, Mac, Reviews, Sunshine on November 28th, 2011 by quantumsheep

Hello all, hope you’re well!

I just got informed of another Sunshine review from the lovely people at Macgasm! 😀

Here’s a snippet!

“Where Sunshine really shines is with its charm. The cheerful main character is guaranteed to make you smile. Its cartoon visuals are painfully cute and if you’re not beaming by the time you finish, you’re officially dead inside. Hear Us? Dead. Inside. From the silly collectable hats the sun wears (you’ve seen everything when you’ve seen the sun wearing a fez), to the game’s uplifting soundtrack, Sunshine has a fun factor of 30.”

You can read the full review here.

How lovely is that? Thank you! 😀

In other unrelated news, I’m flying out tomorrow to the good old US of A to do a little work on a wonderful game that’s due out soon from my friend Joe over at Firemaplegames.com

Joe made the awesome Secret of Grisly Manor, and helped Jake and I out with art for Gravitrixx!

I’m looking forward to seeing him again, hanging out and working on his next big hit!


Next blog post from the states no doubt! See you soon!

QS 😀

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148apps.com reviews Sunshine! :D

Posted in App, App Store, Apple, Games, iPad, iphone, ipod, News, ProjectSOL, retro, Reviews, shmup, Shooter, space, stars, Sunshine on November 10th, 2011 by quantumsheep

So, the game is out today on iPhone and iPad, and you can find more details on it here!

I got a wonderful review of the iPad version from 148apps! It’s lovely!

You can read it here 🙂

It’s so wonderful that the reviewer absolutely got what the aim of the game is – to make you smile like an idiot! 😀

I’ve always liked the site – our previous games scored 3 stars (Gravitrixx) and 3.5 stars (Air Supply) from them. They’re hard to please, but they’re fair!

But most importantly, they give someone like me the chance of a little exposure in the sea of Apps that are out there.

And for that, above all else, I’m always very grateful!

Hope you enjoy the review – it made me smile lots!


QS 😀

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First glimpses of Sunshine breaking through! :D

Posted in App, App Store, Apple, Games, iPad, iphone, ipod, News, retro, science, stars, Sunshine on November 4th, 2011 by quantumsheep

Hello everyone!

Well, the game’s been sent to Apple, and I’m just waiting on approval for the iPhone version with hopefully a release next week!

How exciting!

I’ve had a couple of preview pieces appear online from the lovely Arcadelife and TheAppReviewer!

You can find them here!

Arcadelife Sunshine Preview


Lovely stuff! Thanks so much to the folks involved. Extra Sunshine for you lot I think!

Apparently there’ll be a 15 minute vid showing the first, er, 15 minutes of Sunshine up soon elsewhere… I’ll keep you up to date on that one too!


QS 😀

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Thank you, 郑大海

Posted in Air Supply, App, App Store, FREE, iphone, ipod, News, retro on July 4th, 2011 by quantumsheep

I just wanted to say ‘thanks’ to 郑大海 for posting a review of Air Supply on the Chinese iTunes store!

I think it’s the first I’ve ever had! So exciting!

For those of you curious as to 郑大海’s opinion, he gave the game 5 Stars, and I quote:


That’s awesome! Thanks 郑大海 😀

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Air Supply – More reviews :D

Posted in Air Supply, App, App Store, Games, iphone, News, retro, Reviews on March 23rd, 2011 by quantumsheep

Hello everyone!

Well, Air Supply has got a couple more reviews! It’s lovely that people take the time to not only play our games, but also write about them!

148apps.com Review

iViewApps Review

I’d just like to also say thanks to everyone that left us a review on iTunes as well! It all helps, and it’s greatly appreciated!

Thanks! 😀

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Air Supply 1.1 is out! Plus! Some videos :D

Posted in Air Supply, App, App Store, iphone, ipod, Music, New and Noteworthy, News, Reviews, sci-fi on March 17th, 2011 by quantumsheep

Hello everyone!

We’ve added some stuff to Air Supply! Details below:

*Added an extra unlockable character to the game!
*Added yet another awesome Mister Beep track, making seven (SEVEN!!!) in total!
*Added a volume save button for sound effects and music
*Added a little more love by fixing some minor bugs

We also got five stars from a video review of 1.1 here:
Air Supply review

I love that vid. I mainly feel bad about the guy’s broken screen, but I love that he seems to be enjoying himself regardless, and you can even hear him humming along to the music!


And there’s more actual gameplay footage here.
Air Supply gameplay

I’m busy working on 1.2 at the moment – hopefully done by the weekend!

Hope you’re all still enjoying the game! Lots more to come, Air Supply wise!

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Another Air Supply review runs into view! :D

Posted in Air Supply, App, App Store, Apple, Games, iphone, ipod, New and Noteworthy, News, retro, sci-fi, shmup, Shooter, stars on March 13th, 2011 by quantumsheep

Hey all,

Here’s another positive Air Supply review – this time from Arcadelife.co.uk

You can read it here.

And, as always, here are some choice words from said review!

“It’s your new favourite running game – you just don’t know it yet.”

“Air Supply gets it SO right it’s frightening!”

“There’s a ton of energy, care and probably genuine love that has been put into this game and it really shows.”

“Imagine Nodes of Yesod being described by someone on amphetamines who has never played it themselves and has only ever heard it being discussed by Clive Sinclair and Lemmy from Motorhead… That’s kind of what this game is like.”

Many thanks to arcadelife.co.uk for their kind words! Makes us feel giddy inside! Ta!

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Another Air Supply review rolls in!

Posted in Air Supply, App, App Store, art, Games, iphone, ipod, New and Noteworthy, News, retro, sci-fi, science, screenshots, shmup, Shooter, space, stars on March 9th, 2011 by quantumsheep

Hello lovely people!

We’ve had another awesome Air Supply review over at technobrains.com

You can read it here.

Some choice quotes for you:

“The graphics in Air Supply are deliciously retro. And I’m not talking about that garbage where people draw really poor graphics and call it “old school”. It’s clear that a lot of effort was put into making the graphics look like they belong on a pre-NES console. What it proves to me is that such graphics could actually look pretty cool!”

“The bottom line is that this game rocks! As it is I’ve become strangely drawn to this genre of game, but Air Supply has kicked my obsession to a new level. I love the look, I love the music, and I love trying to unlock all the unlockables.”

“If you do not own this gem yet, go out and buy it now.”

We’re so excited and humbled by the overwhelmingly positive response the game has got since launch on Friday!

Thank you everyone that bought it, played it, enjoyed it, reviewed it and then wrote to us to tell us!


Air Supply is available on the App Store now, and can be found here.

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Air Supply reviewed!

Posted in Air Supply, App, App Store, art, Games, iphone, ipod, New and Noteworthy, News, retro, sci-fi, shmup, Shooter, space, stars on March 8th, 2011 by quantumsheep

Hello lovely people!

The equally lovely people at ‘Allabouthtegames’ posted their thoughts on our latest game, Air Supply, which you can find here:

All About The Games Air Supply Review

Some choice cuts:

“For a game that’s supposed to represent a quick ten minute blast, it’s surprising how easy it is to soak up hour after hour playing Air Supply.”

“Levels are varied enough to make you wonder just how tough it can get later on, and what nastiness the alien world will throw at you next. ”

“there’s plenty of fun to be had for the single player with achievements a-plenty to find as well as the lure of each episode of jump-shootery mayhem.”

“It’s a great little game, and if your i-Device is already chock full of delicious little distractions like this, there’s definitely room for one more in the shape of Air Supply. ”

In additional news, Air Supply has been featured by Apple in New and Noteworthy ‘Arcade’ and ‘Action’ categories!

Thank you everyone for your support! We hope Air Supply finds a place in your heart (and iphone) soon! 😀

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