Thursday, 30 April 2009

Things not looking up!

I spoke too soon - my PCs still not working properly!

It's either the motherboard or the PSU. I've removed the internal battery and that allows me to boot the machine up . . . sometimes.

I've been using my extremely old but extremely reliable backup PC, which hails from the days of the Ark. It might be slow but it gets there in the end :)

Loss of Power!

Turn on my PC today, well attempt to, and the power button is flashing amber every second or so. PC won't boot up at all!

Checking on the web (from another PC obviously!) and it looks like it could be a number of things from a fried motherboard, busted PSU, badly seated memory or a new on-board battery is needed. Knowing my luck it will be a screwed motherboard!

Opened the PC up and the motherboard seems ok and everything is seated on the board correctly. I replace the battery (just in case) but am not sure about the PSU. With nothing to lose, apart from more time, I put everything back together again and it works!! Hurray!

It seems to be working ok for now but I've made sure all my essentials were backed up and any dev work I've done over the last day or so was definately on my external hard drive. Things could be looking up.

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Retro Shoot

Discovered this game last night so no development work was done due to the fact that it's addictive as hell!

No further description needed, just play it!
Normal service will resume as soon as I've beat wave 23.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

My Brute

Been playing this for about a week now -

Basically you fight your brute in an arena against other brutes. You don't control the actual fight but the outcome depends on things like your experience, strength, abilities and weapons. Great fun!!

If you want to join my clan or fight against me then go to

See you in the arena!

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

A waste of time?

The last day or so I've been tinkering with places like MySpace and Facebook to help promote our games. Not really sure if it's a good use of my time but I'm happy to give it a go. The more people that know about our games the better. I'll keep you all informed as to how it's going and also drop some links to the pages when they're done.

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Games too easy??

An interesting thread is being discussed on the Indie Gamer Forums - "Are today's games too easy?"

My personal opinion is that the majority of casual games are far too easy. Players seem to be rewarded in these games for doing absolutely nothing. That's not to say that all "indie" games are easy but I definitely think that compared to the games from yesteryear (80's and 90's) they are.

For example our last game Ten Ton Ninja was designed to be a tough, almost old-school style game. Some people complained that it was too difficult, but the game received fantastic reviews from other sites, blogs and PC magazines. The game was difficult, but with a bit of practice you could master the controls and play the game as it was meant to be played.

I think the people who thought that the game was difficult were people who didn't try to understand or master the game. The people who persevered with it enjoyed the game for what it was meant to be.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

First Post!

First post, blah, blah, blah. So boring! What else do you write in your first post?

This blog will follow everything to do with Addictive 247; from our old games through to anything that's in-development.

The blogs looking a bit rough at the moment but it will improve, promise.