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Roguelike Challenge!

In the next hour or so, The Rat King will start to develop a roguelike. If you don't know what that is, look here! The main parts of a roguelike are "permadeath" (after dying you should not be able to reload the game), randomized levels and often turn-based gameplay.

We participate in the 7DRL Challenge, a contest where such a game has to be created within 7 day (168 hours). Most roguelikes use ASCII symbols for the visuals, but as we will develop our game in Unity we will have 3D graphics.

I will try to document my progress on the official 7DRL blog (nickname "ratking").  The final result of our efforts - be it a success or a fail - will be posted here, of course.

Karoshi! on IndieDB

We recently uploaded an older project of ours, "Karoshi!", on IndieDB and also took the time to write a short Post Mortem. You know, just to share the unbelievable wisdom we gained while creating a multiplayer-only strategy game within one and a half months!

Developing the office-simulator "Karoshi!" was a great experience for us and one of the reasons why we founded Rat King Entertainment - we learned that we work productively as a team and even make something fun and complete within a short timespan.

You can learn more about the game and even download it on my portfolio - or just watch a video on YouTube.

Grumpy Jump and…

...well, her name is not clear yet. Maybe Cynthia, Cindy or Stella.

After researching around for princesses I really felt the need to draw something fat, nasty and unpleasant. Well, that's how my search for a character ended.

It is also funny that most google hits I got were around the Disney clone princesses or Princess Zelda and Peach. There really needs to be a new kind of role model.