We’ve created a 20 level online preview of our latest iPhone game PIV – Patience Is Virtual. Check it out now over at Frosty Pixel games.
Frosty Pixel Games‘ second original title for iOS, PIV : Patience Is Virtual, is now available as a free download from the app store. 50 levels, high definition retina graphics, dynamic splash screen, dynamic more screen and built in social media sharing are just a few of the features in this title.
Interested in having a mobile game or app developed? Give us a call for a friendly chat about what we can do for your business.
PowerOn, our first iPhone game is live in the App Store from today!
Developed under our sister brand Frosty Pixel Games, PowerOn is a proof of concept for developing mobile games in Actionscript. It’s available as a free download for all models of iPhone and the iPod touch with iPad support to follow. The game features high res Retina graphics support, and makes use of Adobe’s new Native Extensions feature in Adobe AIR to bring native iOS features to a purely AS3 coded game. Read more over at Frosty Pixel Games.
It’s been a loooooong month with lots of late nights, but it was worth the effort. Our latest game, Kreon Chaos, launched this week and was an instant hit!
The game was developed for Hasbro to promote their Transformers “Lego” toys, Kre-o.
Launch of the game instantly doubled the average time users were spending on the kre-o site (and there were already games on the site) and the feedback we’ve been getting from both kids on the site, and the executives at Hasbro has been excellent!
It’s always great to see a game get past the finish post, and with some exciting projects lined up for the coming months (including a deal with Disney and Pixar!) it’s going to be an exciting time, but probably with lots more late nights
Since founding Kernow Web Designs in 2002 a lot has changed. The Internet is a very different place now than it was 9 years ago, and it continues to evolve.
Kernow Web has also evolved during that time. What started as a web design business servicing small local businesses with web design and e-commerce solutions has become primarily a games and multi media development studio working with clients all around the world.
Over the past 12 months more and more clients have been asking about mobile app and games development, especially for the iPhone (iOS) and Android platforms. As such, we’re pleased to announce that after retooling the studio and retraining we are now able to offer design and development services for iOS and Android platforms!
Since this is a new direction we decided it was worthy of new branding, so we have set up a sister site. FrostyPixelGames.com will offer iPhone Game Development including design and development for the iPad and iPhone Touch, and also Android app and game development.
If you’re interested in finding out what a mobile app could do for your business, or in getting a quote for bespoke game development or porting to the iOS or Android platforms, please get in touch for a friendly chat!
As a welcome break from coding Flash games, one of our currect projects is the development of a large directory of yoga sites and studios. The idea for creating a worldwide directory of yoga teachers came about when searching online for yoga teacher training courses earlier this year, and struggling to find the information I was looking for. When I realsed there was a need for a decent yoga directory Yogaly.com was born.
The first 3 months of the project have been spent doing market research and collecting the relevant data. We hired 2 researchers who have scoured the web and put together a database of several thousands yoga teachers, studios and web sites across the globe. We have now built the framework CMS for the site and entered phase 2 of the project as we start to populate the site with the data listings.
This phase is likely to take several weeks, as we are manually checking every link and ensuring accuracy of information but by mid-summer we expect to have the world’s largest human edited yoga directory. We’ll then move into phase 3 with the adding of more articles and videos, and integration of user generated content.
In the meantime, if you have any interest in yoga please feel free to visit the site. If you know of a teacher local to you, you can submit your own listings, and you can rate and review any listing on the site. Check back soon for another update.
The beauty of working as a freelancer developer is the variety of projects you get to work on. While Kernow Web Designs is now firmly established primarily as a Flash games development studio, we still get our hands dirty with web design, e-commerce and even print design.
In fact, we’re not even half way through 2011 and already we’ve successfully launched a number of new games including 2 games for Hasbro, 1 for Lucasarts, a very unique multi-player ethics game for business, a remake of a classic betting game and many more, while also developing a new yoga directory and building a selection of sites for local businesses AND doing several print design projects…
…while that’s all well and good, the second half of 2011 is shaping up to be very different. We’re taking on fewer clients, and focusing on bigger and higher quality projects. We have the highly anticipated sequel to our successful Viral Flash Games pack to launch in the summer, and a number of really exciting games in the pipeline.
So watch this space, and as each game is released hopefully you’ll have as much fun playing them as we do developing them
I was over the moon when I was given the opportunity of developing the online version of the popular Bop It toy. If you’re not familiar with Boppit, it’s an electronic toy wwith a series of inputs and the game is controlled by sound. The toy gives a command such as “pull it” or “spin it” and you have to react fast with the correct input or lose. The game is played to a beat and every now and then the command is to “pass it” where you pass the toy to the next player.
My niece has the toy and I had played it on a number of occasions so it was great fun to take that offline playing experience and transform it into an online game. There were a few challenges along the way (how to best convert a series of physical movements into interesting mouse/keyboard controls) but the results turned out great. Read all about it here.
It’s been quite some time since I last turned my hand to multiplayer game development. Last time it was a quiz game developed for a university as a learning tool, and this time the educational angle comes into play again. This game however, is very unique…
We were approached by a US based company responsible for teaching ethics for businesses. Many types of business require a certain number of hours ethics training each year to remain licensed, and they had developed a board game which made the training more interested and wanted it porting to an online version.
Multi-player gaming poses a number of challenges such as security and syncing, but we rose to the challenge and developed a very unique and interesting hybrid game, based around the game board and chat function.
This was our first time using the Electroserver (ES5) socket server from Electrotank (having used SmartFox on previous multiplayer projects) and we found it to be very stable and easy to work with and with much better docs and support than SmartFox, so we’re looking forward to porting some Kwikgames and VFG games to the platform in the near future (possibly for release on the Facebook platform – watch this space!)
You can read more about the game and the project here
Last week we launched a new Star Wars game called Obi-Wan Jedi Attack as a promotional tool for the toy company Hasbro. It’s a side scrolling arcade/action game for young children, and you can read all about it here.