Spring Bonus is now available for PC and Mac

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Hi all, my latest BlitzMax game, Spring Bonus, is now available for PC and Mac! Please try out the demo and tell your mums/moms, partners and friends :-)

Click here to get the demo. (This game is DRM free!)

After leaving Big Fish Games in January I had an idea to convert my old Easter Bonus game to Mac so I could get it on the Mac App Store. But as I thought about it more, I realised that the game needed a complete overhaul in order to sell well in the modern casual market. So I embarked on a crazy mission to make Spring Bonus before Easter Sunday (April 24th). I hired an artist in Mexico, an art team in the Ukraine and a musician in Holland. Then I got my old Holiday Bonus code and completely upgraded it, made new Grey Alien Framework additions, and then crunched like crazy over the last month to get it made (last week I worked 85 hours, 70 the week before and so on).

Anyway, it actually got done on time (and has been localized into 8 non-English languages) and has been sent off to all the big portals, plus it will soon be coming out on iPad and Windows Phone 7 with the help of some people who are porting it for me.

I’m very proud of this game because it took such a mighty effort to get it done and I think it turned out well. The beta testers liked it a lot and I hope you do too. I also hope it sells well because it’s very important to my family.

Let me know what you think!

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12 Responses to “Spring Bonus is now available for PC and Mac”

  1. Cezar Wagenheimer Says:

    Congratulations for the launch

    Eager to test the iPad version!! =)

  2. Jake Birkett Says:

    It will be ready soon!

  3. Leo Says:

    Great Game! Downloaded the demo and the quality is really awesome. I am really curious how this will perform. Maybe you can release some sale stats after some time…

  4. TeamSD Says:

    This is the best game you have developed so far :D

    Cute graphics and enjoyable gameplay – loved it!

    Keep on develop more great games

  5. Grey Alien Games Says:

    @Leo: I too am curious ;-) Sure I’ll be port a post-mortem at some point.

    @TeamSD: Thanks! Glad you like it. I will certainly carry on making games.

  6. Lai-Lai Says:

    TI love the bright pastel colors. The art looks very nice.

  7. Lai-Lai Says:

    I advertised your new game in a few Bigfish forums, so anyone who’s played one of your other games will know you’ve come out with something new.

    Kind of a pity you left Bigfish though; people there are still asking for a Fairway Solitaire 2.

  8. Grey Alien Games Says:

    Hey thanks Lai Lai! Let’s hop it works and the game gets some more downloads. Well just because I left doesn’t mean there won’t be another Fairway 2 …

  9. Rye Says:

    Just finished the game. Very cute. Then looking at the credits saw that there is a Special Easter Egg somewhere in the game. Any hints?

  10. Grey Alien Games Says:

    Glad you liked it! Try pressing some random keys on the title screen…

  11. Rye Says:

    Thanks! Was that your first game?

    Fairway 2 would be great. I’m stuck on Mystery Madness at the moment. I’ve gotten so close twice. This time I’m using Time Machine to get back all my clubs. :)

  12. Jake Birkett Says:

    Yes that grid of circles was from my match-3 prototype engine from back in 2005 before I released Xmas Bonus. I had made other games before that, but nothing commercial. Also the music and bunny was from Easter Bonus, my second game.

    There’s a cheat key (well you have to hold several at once) to fill up you clubs…