New Location!

I've moved this site over to another service.

The re-direct should happen automatically. If not, you can find me at www.matthewongamedesign.com

-Matthias

Copperhead

Recently I took part in the Berlin-Ouya-Jam. The goal was to make an Ouya-based game in 3 weeks, and it was quite fun.

I made Copperhead, a twin-stick-roguelike.


The game isn't publicly available yet. Until then here is a video of me playing  & presenting it


 -Matthias

Badass Locomotive is now on itch.io!

Hey Guys,

Badass Locomotive is now on the excellent itch.io store, for 0.99€.


Go check it out!

-Matthias

Sharkjam is over!

Hey guys,

Sharkjam is over, and a whoping 87 shark-games have been made. I can't wait to play them all :)

My own game is Sharkasm, a game about being mean to other sea-life.



Features:
- Procedurally generated insults
- 2 level of insults: "harmless" and "super mean"
- 2 different endings - can you find both?
- Procedurally generated NPCs, each with their own name!

Play | LD-Entry

-Matthias

I got a tutorial on GameDevTuts.com

Hey Guys,

My tutorial "How to Make an Object Shatter Into Smaller Fragments in Unity" just got published on GameDevTuts.com! :D

Go check it out.

-Matthias

It's SharkJam! I'm organizing

Hey Guys,

SharkJam is upon us! It's happening on November 2nd/3rd.


I'm organizing this Mini-Ludum-Dare. You can see all details on the official announcement page.

-Matthias

Ludum-Dare-Results are in!

And out of 2200+ games, Every Ten Seconds A Kitten Drowns fared quite well :)



Coolness100%
#101Humor3.39
#188Overall3.48
#240Fun3.34
#304Graphics3.33
#319Theme3.41
#323Mood3.05
#323Audio2.95
#478Innovation3.06

First place in coolness (as the last 5 times) is neat. It also was the most-rated game, dwarfing all previous rating-numbers :D

Go Play!

-Matthias

Ouya!

Hey Guys

In addition to iOS and Android, Vertical Void DX is now on Ouya!


It features an all-new interface, improved visuals, more fidelity, and improved stability.

Go check it out, you can find it on the Ouya-Store :D

-Matthias

100% Indie

Unstoppaball DX is now out on the Samsung App Store, under the 100% Indie Initiative.


You can access it over a wide variety of Samsung-Phones & Tablets running Android.

Go check it out!

-Matthias

Every Ten Seconds A Kitten Drowns

It was Ludum Dare one again, with this time's theme being "10 seconds" -  so here's a game about a cat on a motorboat

In "Every Ten Seconds A Kitten Drows" you have to save drowning procedurally generated kittens. You have to avoid deadly mines, can collect money, and upgrade your ship with better values, a radar and torpedoes.



Currently it's doing really well. It's the most-played game by a stretch, and the reception has been very positive :)

Also I made a timelapse again, compressing the work of 2 days' time into 4 minutes. It also features the soundtrack for Every Ten Seconds A Kittens Drowns, which I think turned out alright.

Play | LD-Entry

-Matthias

Ladies in CoD? Hell Yes - And why that's important

If you've seen the Call of Duty - Ghosts Multiplayer-trailer, you might've noticed this badass lady.


The trailer also heavily implies that you can create your own soldier, chosing and creating your own outfits. An option to go female would fit right in.


I fist-pumped the air - this game just got some serious good-will and genuine interest.

Because besides just being cool, having women in a game is important.

Not damsels, mind you - badass fighters, like everybody else in there. The only woman in Call of Duty so far had to rescued 10 seconds after being introduced, and is killed half a minute later anyway.

The badass female marine of Natural Selection 2 has shown how to do it.


No frills. No "boob-armor". Just a regular woman in a sensible fighting-outfit. And she is awesome.

After this, it is no longer enough to have a boring all-male cast. After this, it is no longer "enough" to not give 51% of the human population the consideration of being represented in a game.

This might very well spread to other games. I hope this spreads to other games. Because everybody copies Call of Duty. Hell, Call of Duty copies Call of Duty.

Because that's all we want.

Acknowledgement that women are there.

It's not that difficult, really. In fact it's comparatively simple, especially for a AAA-giant like Ghosts. Embarrassing really that it hasn't happened sooner.

You just put women in the game - that's it.

You don't have to give them revealing outfits.

You don't have to write special dialogue.

You don't need new animations.

What you need to give them is the same consideration every other character has been given.

Just to be there.

And that's important.

-Matthias

Discounts for Badass Locomotive

Badass Locomotive is now up to 67% cheaper! The new prices are 

1.49 US$ | 0.99 € | 0.99 GBP

Buy directly from me