American health care is terrifying. Even with insurance I am nervous to seek treatment for things because insurance can just not cover you. (Yesterday)
2013 - 12 - 19 / 5:38 pm / offspringfling
Just a quick post to say Offspring Fling is once again available on Steam for 50% off its normal price, and I'll just give you the heads up now that it will not be featured as a flash sale or a daily deal unfortunately. There's also a new update available on the Steam beta branch that should improve the controller support and get rid of those nasty crash bugs that a few people were encountering. The password for the beta branch is iwannatestosf.
I also just want to say thank you for all the support from everyone out there. I never expected Offspring Fling to become the game it did, and because of awesome people buying the game I can keep being an indie developer for the time being. I also deeply appreciate the super fans of Offspring Fling out there that have analyzed every last pixel of the game and really pushed it to its limits. I knew I could count on the internet to destroy my developer times!
For those Offspring Fling super fans out there, Offspring Fling Momma plushes are also available from Frank 'n Stitch. These plushes are really awesome and lovable and worth every penny. They're also very easy to throw around at things.
2013 - 10 - 2 / 11:21 am / offspringfling
You can now own your very own Momma from Offspring Fling thanks to Frank'N'Stitch! They're available right here on Etsy, along with an awesome Offspring Fling scarf. 100% home made!
I've had a lot of requests for plushies over the past year but couldn't really find a good way to make it happen until now. These plushies are also approved for flinging around a puzzle platforming level.
2013 - 9 - 25 / 10:17 am / offspringfling
This past weekend the Phoenix Art Museum hosted the Arizona Indie Game Showcase along side the Art of Video Games exhibit. Offspring Fling was one of the games in the showcase, along with some other local indie games like Scale, Gravity Ghost, Aztez, and Growing. Offspring Fling is getting up there in age now for a video game, so it's not the most exciting game to demo, but I still had a lot of fun with it. There were a lot of super young kids playing the game which is a pretty unique experience!
Special thanks to Game CoLab for the photos!
A surprising number of kids were able to make it through a lot of the demo levels, with only some of the harder execution based challenges stopping them. It's always fun to show the game to new people, but it's especially fun and terrifying to show to kids since they're never afraid to just tell you how they feel about your game.
I also had an NES controller hooked up to the game, so it was pretty funny to hand it off to a lot of kids who didn't even know what an NES was. I talked to some high schoolers about game development during the show as well, and one of them said they wanted to make games ever since they got their first console... an Xbox.
2013 - 7 - 11 / 11:45 am / offspringfling
It's that time of the year again: Steam Summer Sales!
Check out all the madness, but first you should totally check out Offspring Fling is just $3.99! The deal lasts for the entire duration of the Steam sale, and plus Offspring Fling has Steam Trading Cards and I hear those are cool!
Unfortunately Offspring Fling probably isn't going to make it into one of the featured slots that the cool games get into, so I'm relying on a near 0 dollar budget in marketing to get the word out. If you want to share the news of this amazing sale with your pals on the internet I would really appreciate it!
With that, I am off to Las Vegas for the weekend! I'm going to be attending EVO, the crazy huge fighting game world championships. I'm heading out there with a bunch of the Arizona indie developers, and a few indies from around the continent. There may be a small dry spell of posts while I'm gone.
2013 - 6 - 20 / 4:21 pm / offspringfling
Hey whoa! The trading cards for Offspring Fling on Steam launched today! As far as I know, all you have to do is play the game for a little while and you'll randomly get some cards. Here's a preview of what you could get!
Apparently you can use cards to get like... emoticons or something, and profile pictures or something? I don't know, but I made lots of cool art for them so I hope you get them all!
2013 - 5 - 12 / 2:33 pm / offspringfling
Offspring Fling is part of the Show me the Games sales promotion this week, which is appropriately named Show me the Sales! There are a ton of amazing games on sale and you should not miss this chance! These sales are direct from the developer which is pretty dang cool.
Today is also Mothers Day! So as part of Show me the Sales, and to celebrate Mothers Day, Offspring Fling (a game that was originally made during a Mothers Day game jam) is now 50% off on the Humble Store.
Just use the friendly widget right there if you want to grab a copy of the game during the sale. All sales on the humble store also include a free Steam key to redeem to activate the game on Steam.
Hi there, my name is Kyle, and I'm a 27 year old kid with adult powers. I'm making video games and living the indie game developer life in Tempe, Arizona. Here you will find my thoughts, games, websites, doodles, and other stuff like that. I worked on Snapshot, Offspring Fling, and a whole bunch of other games. I also created and maintain Otter, a 2d game making framework. If you want to get a hold of me use the form on the bottom of the page, leave a comment, or just tweet at me. I try to post three times a week. Thanks for stoppin' by! You're the coolest.
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