The best kind of bonding is over extra long work days, being in the same room non-stop with people, and cranking out a kick ass game. Recently a group of us from Akupara went to the Global Game Jam in North Hollywood, which is one of the 600+ locations that all participated in the Global Game Jam at the same time.
Teams get formed, and each team had 48 hours to create a game from scratch based on a particular theme. The theme for 2017 was “Waves,” so our team (which included both Akupara and new friends), created a game based on the popular stadium cheer called “the wave” where people raise their hands at proper timing in conjunction with others to create the effect that the crowd is making a wave.
One of the first games Akupara Games is working on publishing, is horror adventure game Keep in Mind. We approached indies at Little Moth Studios because we saw some huge potential in the title and the company. The game had previously been released for GameJolt, but we’re working with Little Moth to completely revamp and re-release the title on Steam. Stay tuned for more…
Keep in Mind follows Jonas, a tormented alcoholic who seeks refuge in sleep from the life crumbling around him. One night, he awakens to a shadowy mirror world where beasts lurk and the stars don’t shine. Lost and scared, Jonas must face all those twisted beasts if he ever wishes to return home and learn the truth about this darkness.
I’ve done it again, I’ve started another game studio. The studio is called Akupara Games.
Back when I started Night Light Interactive in 2012, I was a recent college grad, and looking to mainly create a portfolio piece to help launch my career in games. It was an incredible learning experience, and built the foundation of my knowledge in development and publishing.
Several years later I’m starting a new studio for completely different reasons. Over the past seven years I have created a lot of games. I have had a lot of successes, and a lot of failures. There are so many things I wish I had known when I had been creating games.
The player controls a full party of heroes such as a Warrior, Mage, and Cleric, but their spells and attacks are activated by chaining together notes like you would in rhythm games like Dance Dance Revolution and Guitar Hero. Each hero has their own lane of music, and the player can switch between lanes at any time to select the hero they want to attack with.
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On 31, Mar 2016 | In Desktop | By David Logan
The Metronomicon is a rhythm combat game which I’ve been producing for the past year with the LA based studio Puuba (previously I worked on The Weaponographist with them). The game’s been picked up by publisher Kasedo Games, and will be coming to Steam (PC/Mac) in 2016.
The game features a full 50 song soundtrack with incredible bands, including an exclusive track from Jimmy Urine of Mindless Self Indulgence, an unreleased track from Shiny Toy Guns, along with tracks from YACHT, Perturbator, J-Punch, Dj CUTMAN, and many, many more.
The Wheel of Fortune game was designed by TVGla, replacing the website‘s old Flash game with a completely new game in HTML5. In the game, players solve puzzles by filling in the blanks. If you guess correctly, you get points, and move onto the next puzzle. Every several puzzles, you get to spin a wheel, and even have a chance to win extra points in the bonus round.
TVGla is the agency of record (AOR) for Sony TV‘s Wheel of Fortune, so they handle all WoF related digital stuff including the website, banners, and digital games. I was the producer on the game, helping to see the design and development realized.
Whispering Willows has accomplished an incredible feat- as of October 8th it has released on every major platform. Over a year ago we had our successful release on Steam, and since then we connected with Loot Interactive to bring the game to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, and Abstraction Games who helped us port the game to Xbox One and Wii U. Night Light Interactive did ports for the Apple iOS and Google Play Android mobile versions in house.
Our game will offer you near-limitless and every changing possibilities as you coauthor our evolving story. Enjoy the depth and elegant execution of a card driven game, with the thrill of exploration, research and battle.
Play as the devilish hero and stop the evil wizard from stealing fruit from Fruitopia’s magical trees. Venture inside the castle, and navigate through the wizard’s traps and puzzles to reclaim the stolen fruit.
The Weaponographist, a wonderful and magical game that I worked on with Puuba just came out on Steam today! Play as jerky jerk hero Doug McGrave and kill ridiculous baddies like a cyborg T-Rex, demon gangsters, and unicorns. If you like rouge-likes, weapon collecting, and fast paced action then check this out!