Color Sheep has been added to Humble Mobile Bundle 4! You (and all your friends!) can get this collection of excellent Android games for just a few dollars!
For those who are hoping to see us at PAX East again, we’ve got some sad news. We won’t be at PAX East this year.
The new plan is to show the first publicly playable version of Battle Chef Brigade at PAX Prime! We’re disappointed that we won’t be able to hang out with everyone at PAX East this year, but the extra time to polish the game will be well worth it!
It’s finally time to announce our next project and launch its website!
Battle Chef Brigade is a game about a cooking competition best summed up as “Fantasy Iron Chef”. Our goal is to create a game that affords the creativity displayed in cooking competitions (peanut butter fish!) while also introducing a humorous fantasy world with a cooking twist.
Begin each round in the ‘Pantry Arena’, an enclosed menagerie of tasty but deadly creatures. Monsters must be slain for use in the Kitchen, but they aren’t the only danger! In this competition, the opposing chef won’t sit idly by as you collect the best ingredients.
Next, bring your ingredients to the Kitchen and begin preparing your dishes. Supplement your pots, pans, and knives with magic while creating the perfect meal for the judges!
We’re hoping to release Battle Chef Brigade on Steam and consoles in 2014.
There’s a new feature over at Polygon today and it’s all about Trinket! Jeff Dunn interviewed us about Wideload/Disney, forming Trinket, and our new game!
We’ll be fully announcing Battle Chef Brigade soon, but for now, enjoy the article! It includes some great concepts, like the snippet below, that Eric did for some game ideas that didn’t make it.
Update: Color Sheep is no longer free on Amazon, but the game is still for sale everywhere!
The preliminary results of the sale are that we shipped 115,000 units on Amazon and our iOS sales went up slightly. We’re hoping that word of mouth keeps the bump alive!
For just today, Color Sheep is FREE on the Amazon App Store for your Android device!
Get this cute little guy to cheer for you if you’re brave enough to try Insane Mode!
We’ve been super focused on our next game and have neglected the blog! There’s lots going on over on our Facebook page, however!
Here are some highlights from the past month!
We got some cool fan art from Chris Pavia, developer of Dungeon Hearts:
And from the talented Christine Chong for Eric’s birthday:
Color Sheep is also now live on the Amazon App Store!
As a big thank-you to all our fans, we decided to give Color Sheep another update! Here’s what we’ve added:
Here’s the tremendous hand-animated trailer Eric made to show off Orion!
Orion’s Forge is filled with funny aliens, great illustrations, and fun puzzles. Enjoy the alien fables!
Sir Woolson has held the line against thousands of wolves since we launched Color Sheep last week, so I’d like to take a moment to highlight a bunch of our glowing reviews while Woolson takes a much-needed break!
New York Times
“…play enough, and your once-fumbling fingertips will be flying across the spectrum. You’ll barely notice you’ve learned something without having to crack open a single crusted-over container of paint.”
“What’s a color-changing lamb to do when it’s being attacked by multihued wolves? Incinerate them with lasers beams, obviously, in this whimsical shooting game.”
“I’ve not had this much fun mixing colors since — I’ve never had this much fun mixing colors.”
“The high level of polish really shows in Color Sheep, elevating it above any other purely high score game I’ve played on Android. Whether you’re going to talk smack about your high score with friends or not, this game is definitely worth buying.”
“Color Sheep is a simple, cute and addicting mobile game that’s perfect for playing in short bursts. Thanks to its control scheme and hectic nature, you’ll always find yourself on your toes but never held back by popular touchscreen nuisances. Color Sheep is not just another sheep in the herd, but an adorably addictive and noble first endeavor by Trinket Studios that should be given a chance by fans of color everywhere.”
Howdy! This is TrinketTom reporting to give you a rundown of the add-ons and services that contribute to our daily workflow. The program we use the most is Unity, with ex2D and NGUI added on top. I’ll briefly review our experience with them and then discuss the web services we use for task tracking, version control, and analytics.
Out of the box, Unity provides minimal support for creating 2D games. Unity doesn’t actively stop you, but there’s nothing to help manage depth, easily pack sprite animations, or assist with resolution-independence. After a bit of research, we chose ex2D to give us a boost in creating our first 2D game. With source access and the straightforward, Unity-style components, we’ve been able to focus on making a 2D game instead of a foundation for one.