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Farbenspiel released!

We released Farbenspiel 1.0 on - have a look!

Farbenspiel Title

But wait, what is this game!? It's true, we never talked about Farbenspiel on this blog here, but it seems we're a bit behind blogging anyway. One reason is that Jana is doing marketing for the Indie Arena Booth 2016 at the gamescom and is writing a lot already that way. (Check it out!)


But back to topic - Farbenspiel is a Local Multiplayer-Only Deathmatch Action game we did as a side project. 2-4 players with gamepads gather and shoot each other. To make it more interesting, the players collect power-ups (eggs) which allow them to splatter colored puddles. In these puddles they can hide - while the enemy becomes slower in it.

As you can't see yourself in a puddle of your color, and bullets reflect at walls, Farbenspiel becomes a bit of chaotic fun. ;-)



The game is now officially "version 1.0", which means its fully playable. Just get it for $2.50 on, the finest indie sales platform there is! But there are a lot of things we'd like to see improved in Farbenspiel, like the balancing, and additional levels. So there will surely be updates in the future! Be aware though that it is still more of a side project for us, while we concentrate on planning, funding and prototyping our next bigger project.

Last but not least, here's a somewhat older gameplay video of Farbenspiel:

Farbenspiel - 2 Player Test, Level 2

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New website, post-portem, Indie Buskers

Welcome to the Rat King's shiny new website! The old one was pretty worn-out, and it was made in a time when we didn't have much projects to show. After a year and three months, and after several game jams and two iPhone games, this has changed! So the front page now is dedicated to the games we made, and eye-candy is everywhere to be found. Enjoy!

In other news, Friedrich wrote a post-mortem about our Seven-Day-Roguelike Challenge entry, Me Against The Mutants. The game was made for the challenge AND the Pitman Birthday week, so a review of the game's creation was just mandatory.

Last, but not least, some of you may heard that we are part of the Indie Buskers!

The Buskers are a group of indie game developers who happen to have a thing for game jams:

They also are not very rich. So they decided to make a public game jam where they create games based on suggestions they got from people all over the world, and accept donations while this game jam happens. The Busking is set for the midst of this month, so visit us on April 14th to 15th!

Site hacked

Somebody hacked our website, which we take as some kind of compliment. Unfortunately, in our hasty procedure of cleaning the webspace and restoring the contents we lost all the pictures uploaded so far. Hopefully we will restore at least some of them, soon.

Everything's back online! Please enjoy your stay.