It’s Friday. It’s cold and constantly raining outside. And, this was an intense week. Enough reasons to share another smile-inducing issue of Pressure Overdrawn. Enjoy Chantal’s latest creation and have a calm’n’warm weekend, all of you!
As of late, I’ve discovered a special interest in free games. Not ‘free to play’, but free as in ‘created just for the sake of it’. I think such games have a different quality to them. Like a footprint. No external motivation, other than the itch to experiment, to share a thought, or for the mere fun of it. Another thing is: most of free games are rather short. You can easily enjoy them in one session, which is good for people like me. My attention span and/or time management tends to be jumpy.
There are a lot of great free games out there, and I’m just about to start digging deeper. Since I’d like to share what I find, feel free to follow this new and exclusive Carrotflix Series (with undefined frequency, plus a name that may change (since names are very important to me)).
Hope you enjoy episode 1.
Cheers, Patrick T.
While we are working on Pressure Overdrive, the inhabitants of its water-ridden world go on with their daily routines. Kind of. Funny things are happening there, which you shouldn’t miss. Sneak by and peek behind the curtains to see what Morgan, Tikki, Edgar de la Chose, Count Spa and his minions are up to – in a new comic strip series, drawn by our concept artist Chantal!
Hi everyone, we are back at our studio in Stuttgart!
How time flies by. About a week ago, we were constructing our booth out of countless (mostly) handcrafted elements in hall 10.1 on the koelnmesse areal – which took us hours of screwing, attaching, glueing, connecting, fixing and adjusting. But eventually, we finished our first stand-alone booth, after we have attended Gamescom for two years as part of the Indiearena Megabooth.
It really was worth the effort. We can humbly say, that our place certainly had its very own appeal, amongst the other exhibitors around us. Which contributed to the diversity Gamescom 2016 doubtlessly had to offer. But more important, of course, were the two games we were showcasing this year: Heart of Scrap and Pressure Overdrive. And speaking of diversity, both games offered good reasons for visitors to stop by. Be it thoughtful strategists or action maniacs, our battlestations and arcade couches welcomed many gamers of all ages and origins.
Even though it was not the first time we were showcasing on a tradefair, it is always an unique experience to watch people play what we we’ve been developing over the course of months. The focused looks of being immersed, the smiles and shouts while competing with other players… and of course the valuable and honest feedback we have received. Thinking back to those many great moments still gives us goose bumps. And these experiences, our own booth with those two games, again emphasized for us, what it really means to be indy – to shape our vision the way we feel is right and enjoyable.
So time did fly by, and all of a sudden Gamescom 2016 was over. Five days of not only presenting our own games, but also playing many other, from intense VR titles, over AAA creations to highly individual indie projects. Five days of meeting industry experts, passionate gamers, visiting a few parties and getting a glance of the what Cologne has to offer in terms of tasty food. This year’s Gamescom was probably the most exciting one – and definitely not the last.
Thank you for your hospitality, Cologne. See you next 2017!
Just in time for the Gamescom 2016 in Cologne, where we will be showcasing our two new projects, we’d like welcome you on our new website. Although what you can see is still work in progress, we invite you to click around and get to know who we are and what we do through some first impressions provided here. Of course we will refine the contents over time, including this blog, so stay tuned for more information about our studio and the development of Pressure Overdrive and Heart of Scrap. And of course we are looking forward to get in touch with you and answer your questions or requests… feel free to drop us a line.
Last but not least, if you happen to be at Gamescom 2016 in Cologne, Germany, the coming days, we’d be happy to meet you. You can find our lovely booth at Hall 10.1 Booth 050.
Cheers, your Chasing Carrots