Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Scooter Boy launches to New Zealand

Here we are in September '13 and it's time to introduce "Scooter Boy" to New Zealand!


Our launch was well timed to fit in with the Digital Nationz expo, and I had a wonderful time at the two day event.

In truth, I was a bit nervous to try "selling" Scooter Boy for the first time. It turns out I had nothing to worry about. Everyone at the expo was so friendly and it was great to be around so many people who just love playing games!

I have never been much of a sales person but because I know Scooter Boy is such an awesome game and it can appeal to so many different people I didn't have any trouble at all approaching people to try our game and my confidence kept increasing as it was so well received. Also it's free and that helps! lol

Highlights for me include, our first player, a sweet little boy, who came back to the Scooter Boy booth after having been our first official NZ player and said out of all the games at the expo he liked ours the best!

And watching Chris answer this question from a Mother who was impressed with how much her kids loved Scooter Boy..
  Mother:  "Wow, what an amazing game, it's so great for kids, what else have you worked on?"
  Chris's awkward reply, "Actually ummm, 'Watch Dogs' was the last game I worked on, its in the Ubisoft booth behind ours, behind the black curtains in the R18 section."

Another highlight was finding Chris's first game "Super Skidmarks" in the History of Video Games Museum.


This makes Chris officially old!

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Indie Anywhere

Game developers often seem to be chained to their desks.

This is no longer the case for us. As an Indie, your work space is only limited by battery life, wifi availability and your imagination...

Reading Email
Problem solving
Writing Email


Updating Facebook


Listening to music


Wednesday, 6 February 2013

The home in the Country Side

Looking for a home sweet home, we wanted to live close to family, we wanted somewhere typically New Zealand...  Would we be lucky enough to live close to the ocean? Somewhere with a view?

And then we found our home in the Country Side!

Going indie means working from anywhere, working from home means we don't have to live in the bustling city. So we're trying out the country life!

And living in the country can be much cheaper than living in the big city ;)

We only have one neighbor nearby and they're actually our close family!

 Our apartment in Montreal had a tiny courtyard and now our backyard is measured in acres!


The kids love it here  The kids get to help take care of our neighbor's animals, chickens, sheep, horses. A first for them as our pets have been limited to goldfish til now.

 The home office is a short commute upstairs and its quiet (mostly) with a view. (How we managed to get internet all the way out here is a whole other blog post )

 Its a big change and a wonderful adventure!