December 12, 2015 ryanjuckett No comments

INVERSUS Newsletter – December 12, 2015

The latest edition of the INVERSUS Newsletter has hit the shelves. Click here to read the full print or read below for the highlights. Cooperative Arcade Mode I’ve been playing around with multiple players on a team. Two players fending off the enemy swarms of arcade mode looks to be a hit! I’ve also tested […]

October 26, 2015 ryanjuckett 7 comments

Reducing Perceived Attack Delay

I have long been interested in the ramification of control schemes on a game design, and I hope this post helps demonstrate the importance of subtle input nuances. I also want to present an example of the work, thought and exploration requires when designing a responsive interaction. INVERSUS has two core attacks. A quick tap of the fire button will shoot a […]

September 5, 2015 ryanjuckett No comments

INVERSUS Newsletter – September 3, 2015

The latest edition of the INVERSUS Newsletter has hit the shelves. Click here to read the full print or read below for the highlights. Boston Festival of Indie Games INVERSUS is taking stage on the east coast Saturday, September 12 at the fourth annual Boston Festival of Indie Games in Cambridge, MA. Boston FIG is primarily games […]

August 24, 2015 ryanjuckett No comments

Bit Bash 2015

I just got back from visiting Bit Bash in Chicago where INVERSUS was on display . This was the both the biggest festival INVERSUS has been to and the biggest screen it has been played on. The number of attendees was in the thousands and the game was set up on this giant projection screen. It was […]

August 19, 2015 ryanjuckett No comments

Steam Greenlit

INVERSUS was greenlit on Steam yesterday! Prior to starting the greenlight process, I was rather curious about what to expect and what I should be doing. Thus, I read a bunch of postmortems about other games’ experiences in the process. People say it is far easier than it has ever been and perhaps another postmortem isn’t of […]

August 16, 2015 ryanjuckett No comments

Subtle Squish – Part 2

In a previous post about polishing the impact frames when the player slams into a wall, I mentioned wanting to make one more adjustment. The player should stretch just a hair parallel to the wall when it squishes into it. So here is a quick update showing where I’ve ended up for now. And once again, this is a lot […]

August 11, 2015 ryanjuckett No comments

INVERSUS Newsletter – August 11, 2015

The latest edition of the INVERSUS Newsletter has hit the shelves. Click here to read the full print, or read below for the highlights. Steam Greenlight On Sunday afternoon, INVERSUS officially entered the fray of Steam Greenlight. For those unaware, Greenlight is community driven method for making a game available on the Steam marketplace. Once passing the Greenlight […]

August 8, 2015 ryanjuckett One comment

Subtle Squish

Adding an assortment of subtle polish items to your game is a great way to create that je ne sais quoi that leads to comments about fluidity, feel, and tight controls. Each little bit might not have a huge impact, but the summed result separates you from the crowd. Inversus has a very minimalist aesthetic and at first […]

July 31, 2015 ryanjuckett No comments

New Power-Ups

For a long time, Inversus only featured a single pickup type, the red fast bullet. Let’s talk about some new additions to the team! Smash Picking up the smash item turns your ship red. You have a few seconds of speed boost and the ability to smash through cells on contact without spending any ammo. Feedback wise, […]