Archive for the ‘Grey Alien Games’ Category

Shadowhand Dev Diary #12 – improved intro music

Friday, April 21st, 2017

We were really pleased with our intro movie for Shadowhand, which plays to set the scene and outline plot at the beginning of the game.

However when we showed our finished clip to our musician, who has scored excellent original music for the entire game with an 18th century flavour, he thought he could improve on the track we had chosen. This did mean a little extra work on our part, but we think you’ll agree that the music in our updated intro movie really does help to tell the story:

Spring Bonus launched on Steam!

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Grey Alien Games is egg-cited to announce that our classic match-3 game Spring Bonus is now available on Steam.

Spring is in the air! Journey through the Spring countryside with your cute animal friends. Help the Easter Bunny light the magic rainbow by melting away the cold grip of Winter.

Featuring fluffy chicks, frolicking lambs and bouncy rabbits, this adorable match-3 game is bursting with bonuses and fun for all the family.

Spring Bonus joins Grey Alien Games’ previous match-3 classics, Holiday Bonus Gold and Spooky Bonus on Steam.

Podcast: How to Run an Indie Game Studio Survival Guide

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

The Game Wisdom podcast once again invited owner of Grey Alien Games Jake Birkett to talk about how he has kept his studio going for more than a decade, with some important tips for new developers.

This extended podcast focused specifically on the challenges of building a sustainable game studio. Many people view the game industry as a series of hitmakers, but surviving for the long-term requires sound business sense and understanding both the art and business of making games.

Game Wisdom spoke with Jake about the work that has gone into Grey Alien Games and the decisions he has made that has afforded him the ability to keep going. Too often, game developers try to bet it all on one game, but this is a very risky prospect.

You can listen to the podcast here.