Major Changes

December 22, 2009

As you can notice from the blog title, new name, new domain, new host, new website, new e-mail, twitter account and more.

Coming soon.

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In case you’re wondering

December 17, 2009

I find it interesting that there are still some bits of information on this blog that remained unexplained. I know this isn’t appealing so I decided not to be so lazy and clear this things out.

Namely, QQUAK and In Another Brothel for flash won’t come any soon. These games were announced but I stopped on working on them for a couple of reasons. QQUAK for being a FPS and IAB for reminding me that I am too lazy to finish it.

As for CHART WARS games.

There are plenty of CHART WARS fans visiting this blog and from time to time I tend to run into a not that pleasant YouTube comment or e-mail.

The truth is that CW:TR and BOM are currently at the back of my mind and there is no clear date when these two will be finished. If you want something that’s more active, then you should definitively visit Osiris Games forums where I help with the programming part of the Music Manager game.

Thanks for listening and I am glad I wasn’t that lazy to avoid writing this post.

Complaints on my laziness are welcome in all forms – comments, mails, hatemails, etc.

-Miroslav


TFA submitted to IGF 2010

October 31, 2009

Thanks to do the fact that my flash porting is doing very well financially, we were able to submit Tanaka’s Friendly Adventure to the Main Competition of 12th Annual Independent Games Festival (IGF 2010)!

I had some payment related problems, but fortunately, thanks to a fellow IGF entrant we were able to sort it out somehow. (:


Chart Wars 2010 !?

July 21, 2009

Good news, good news! Chart Wars fans should be happy!

Well, maybe not, because CW:TR 2009 will most likely be abandoned. But don’t be disappointed!

Just recently, Klaus from Osiris Games Community asked me about doing a community project.  Bothered by inactivity of the man behind first two Chart Wars games (Rob Cooper) he asked me if I’d like to join my efforts with anyone willing to make a contribution over on OG Forums citing himself as someone who’d help with research part of the game.  Given that Bass of Mass was a non-profit effort and given the fact that I was burnt out from working on the game all by myself I decided to start an open community project over on OG Forums.  We just started designing basic conceptual framework for the project and suggesting some design details but if we keep it steady we’ll eventually get some good results.

Hang over to special sub-forum over at OG Forums here.

(SUPPORT THE PROJECT: Currently we don’t accept any money. However, if you want this game to happen then we need your support. There are various degrees of support you can provide, but don’t hesitate even if it’s the minimal one. Positive comments and feedback even if they are spam-like one liners are welcome and are not regarded any less than other kind of support! If you want to help more then hang over to our special subforum over at OG forums and make some contributions)


GameJolt: Ad Revenue Sharing

July 6, 2009

You’ve probably noticed that most of my game download links link to a game repository called GameJolt. Well, that’s right – from now on, you can find most if not all of my games over there. My gamejolt page is: http://gamejolt.com/profile/miroslav-malesevic/190/

Apart of two advantages this website gives me (hosting and java quickplay) there is another one potential advantage that may be of significant interest to other game developers. Below is a copy-paste of a GameJolt article:

Game Jolt puts developers first. No joke. And to prove it, we’d like to give you a cut of the ad revenue that your game generates on our site. Read below to learn more about what this means for you.

The ad revenue sharing beta has now started. Developers are currently being picked. If you’re not registered on the site, be sure you sign up so that you have a chance to be a part of the beta.
Not just for Flash games anymore

Unlike most sites, we’re not just about flash/casual games. It’s time freeware and open source games got a piece of the action, too! And this isn’t restricted to just your game’s page, either. Have a developer blog up on the site? Great! Any ad revenue from those pages are shared with you. This is site-wide sharing! Psst… don’t feel lonely Flash, we’ve got you covered, too.

How does it work?

The system is currently in closed beta, meaning that we’re choosing specific developers to test the system out before it goes public. It’s not too late to be a part of the beta, though. Just sign up on the site at any time, and you’ll automatically be placed into the hat we draw names from for the beta program. We’ll only pick your name if you have a game on the site (for obvious reasons), so be sure to add a game or you won’t be considered.
50% for sign ups during beta period

If you sign up during the beta period you’ll get 50% of the ad revenue from your games… for life! This is for any developers that sign up, even if we don’t pick your name for the closed beta, so be sure to sign up now. Note that this is effective for any current and future games added to the site.
How will I get my money?

We currently process all payments through PayPal. You may withdraw your money at any time (minimum withdrawal of $0.05). No waiting for a whole month before your money is sent. Statistics are updated every 24 hours.
Will I become rich?

While you shouldn’t expect ad revenue to be too high during the beta period, you can expect more as the site matures. The more people that use Game Jolt, the more money we’ll be able to haggle from ad networks. So, the more people you bring to the site, the more money you’ll potentially be making from ads!

Source: http://gamejolt.com/developers/ad-sharing/


Lack of Activity (sorry for)

June 14, 2009

Wow, it has been a long time since last game-development-related activity I have made. I am very sorry about that. I think I’ve been going through a phase in which I had no motivation to work on anything game-development related and I hope it’s just a phase and one which won’t last long.

There are several small but interesting game-development competitions coming up so I hope to enter at least one of these. Hopefully this will give me a necessary push to get into regular game-dev mode again.

As for Chart Wars: The Remake 2009 – I’m still waiting for the new version of Construct to come out. Until then there will be no progress.

Thank you for your patience