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You are spending too long making your game (Video)

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Jake recently did a talk for an online conference called ProIndieDev. The talk was about why you are spending too long making your game with a bunch of fascinating charts of data collected over the past 13 years that reveal hourly earnings from working on our games.

Shadowhand in the press

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Our card-battling RPG Shadowhand has been out on Steam, Humble Store and GOG for just over a month now so this is a good time to review how well the game has been received.

At present the game has a “very positive” rating based on 125 player reviews on Steam, with a median play time of just under five hours and an average play time of over 10 hours.


We had a particularly delightful review soon after Shadowhand launched from Eurogamer. According to editor Oli Welsh:

“Shadowhand offers no shortage of tactical nuance and good old RPG optimisation to sink your teeth into…a great game and a true original.”

PC Aficionado also praised the game, awarding Shadowhand 8.3/10:

“For a solitaire fan I’m guessing this is Witcher 3; the pinnacle of the artform.”

Gamewatcher gave the game 8/10. Aron Gerenscer said:

“After spending more than a couple of hours with it I find I enjoy it immensely.”

His top game moment:

“After tempering you and training you to get hooked on the “thrill” of solitaire, getting double-digit combos sure starts feeling rewarding – and it peaks when you hit that coveted 40 point combo needed for an achievement.”

We were also happy that, despite coming out at the end of the year, Shadowhand still made it onto several “game of the year” lists, such as this one by Game Wisdom.


It’s been great to see coverage of Shadowhand from Twitch streamers and YouTubers.

Here’s a small selection:




Wardfire (This is a playthrough series of the entire game)

Don’t forget, you can request a copy as a streamer/YouTuber here:

We’re pleased that so many people are getting a kick out of playing Shadowhand. If you have already played it, we’d love it if you can take a moment to leave a review. If you haven’t got your copy yet, click the link below ;)

Shadowhand behind-the-scenes development video released

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Grey Alien Games, the developers of Shadowhand (the card-battling Highwaywoman RPG coming to Steam next week on December 7th) have today released a cool ‘behind-the-scenes’ video, which offers a candid look at the highs and lows of forging an original game set in 18th century England.

The video is now up on YouTube here:

About Shadowhand
Set in late 18th century England, we follow the story of Lady Cornelia Darkmoor, a beguiling young aristocrat who masquerades as the notorious highwaywoman, Shadowhand. Fleeing a crime scene and forced to act under the cover of darkness, Shadowhand’s mission to safeguard a woman she holds dear leads to a web of corruption, smuggling and blackmail.

Shadowhand is coming to Windows and OSX on 7th December 2017, and will be priced $14.99 (With a one week launch discount of 10%))

Shadowhand’s Steam page is already up and live, so people can add the game to their wishlists in anticipation of the release right now:

On release day, the game will be available from Steam, GOG, The Humble Store, and direct from the publisher’s website at

The previously-announced trailer for the game is here:
And you can follow the developers on twitter at @GreyAlien and @BCHezza.

Shadowhand’s developers are Grey Alien Games, the makers of Regency Solitaire. The publisher is Positech Games, publisher of Big Pharma, and developer of Gratuitous Space Battles, Democracy and Production Line. A press pack is available from