Andreas Zecher of pixelate.de and our new guest writer has provided us with few details about the upcoming game Spirits he is working on together with Mattias Ljungström, the programmer and lead game designer who also did the iPhone version of Mr. Bounce. Marek Plichta is also with the team who did the hand-drawn pixel graphics for The Black Forest is responsible for the art (http://marek.monoid.net). Martin Straka (http://www.martinstraka.de) is doing the sound design who also did the music for Mr. Bounce and The Black Forest.
The game lends some basic gameplay mechanics from Lemmings-style games, but has a very different graphical style and atmosphere. Players can manipulate the wind in the game world and guide the spirits towards the exit of each level using four different actions: Blow wind, suck in wind, dig tunnels and build bridges.
Spirits will be released under the Spaces Of Play label and we will post updates about the development progress. To follow the development, see also http://www.spacesofplay.com and on Twitter under @spacesofplay.
In case you missed it, Andreas has done a fantastic post on CAN about Flixel, an open source game library for Flash. An in depth tutorial on how to create a defender style game with code examples and source download. If you are interested in creating games Flixel is a great start.
Posted on: 06/04/2010