So, let’s start with the biggest news in my life: very soon I won’t be working anymore at my current job. Due to some unfortunate circumstances, the company I work for won’t be able to offer me a permanent contract and shortly I’ll be looking for a new job. I’m actually already finishing my new cv and updating my LinkedIn!
I’m really sad knowing I won’t be working with the wonderful people I have shared the last 2 years at the office (really thank you guys if any of you is reading this 😉 ), but I’m also quite excited at all the possible challenges I can go against with all the experience I have now. 😀
I hope I can surprise you all with an amazing new job in my next post… Meanwhile let’s see what I have been up to lately!
Guess what game has reached the incredible number of 100.000 downloads… Yes, yes, you have probably guessed right… Mr Penguin!!!
This an unbelievable accomplishment we didn’t expect when, almost 3 years ago, we decided to publish this little game. Thanks to everyone who downloaded it, specially to those of you who didn’t do it by mistake thinking this game was in fact another one 😀
However, this is just something fun from the past, let’s look at present fun stuff.
I kept playing around with the Basketball VR idea and, after many minor upgrades, I ended integrating the use of the phone’s camera into the game.
It ended being a cool experiment, but it wasn’t as fun as I expected so I decided to leave the game as just a nice learning VR exercise. This way I could play around with other projects.
And talking about other projects leads us to: ARMS 64. This was the result to the participation of David, Ferran and me (Apes ‘n’ Spells team reunited!) in the Low Rez Jam 2017.
We had a really good time working with the resolution limitations of the game jam and we think we ended with something pretty cool for the time we had and how busy we were. 😀
You can play the game jam version on its itch.io page. It might not be a full-tested and polished product (as it usually happens with jam games), although the punches feel pretty satisfting when you get a hit on your opponent! We might do an update soon if we get some time to work on it.
And well, besides those projects and work, I did plenty of things since my last post. I didn’t have much holidays in Summer, but I could still arrange a week long visit to Mallorca in August and a 3-day trip to Zurich in late September. I had a blast in both places and they were, each in its way, really great experiences. Warning though: Prepare your wallet if you want to visit Zurich, everything is as beautiful as expensive. And everything was really beautiful! 😀
Lots of stuff happened and there are many things more I would like to share (my PC died and made me proud of being one of those people with backups for example xD), but this post is big enough already. So I will just recommend you to play the (not so new) Zelda game, because it is still just mindblowing amazing, and the Summoner book series, that recently had its third book published and makes a quite enjoyable read. 🙂
Hope you are all having a great time too and that I can write a new post with good news very soon! Oh, and happy Halloween and “Castanyada” by the way! 😀