Project 2: A game about romance and junk

At mindful xp we don’t have the luxury of any significant downtime after each project. Prototyping a new game very week means our turnaround time needs to be pretty immediate. And so the night we finished wrapping up Connections we were already starting on our next project.

So here is a screenshot of our 3rd game. With Valentine’s Day coming up it occurred to us that creating a relevant game for the season could be a lot of fun. So we’re working on a game that’s about the small moments and awkwardness of being attracted to someone.

It’s all still very early, but here’s a screenshot for your eyes only.

Connections is released!

Our first (or second) project is now released! Connections is a game about finding, cultivating, and juggling relationships all the relationships in a lifetime. As you grow you are given the opportunity to form new connections, rekindle old ones, and decide how you want to play.

We’ll be talking more about Connections with a full postmortem soon. But until then you can play Connections on our site or on Kongregate right now. Let us know what you think via our new rating system or the comments directly on our page.

Developing our new game

Hey everyone, this is Mike. I’m the lead programmer on the mindful xp project and each week I’ll be doing some blog posts on how development on our games are going.

Because of the tight deadlines we set for ourselves with each game our focus is on rapid prototyping and getting results onscreen as soon as we can. Instead of weeks or days we need to think on the scale of hours with our project.

So here’s a little look at our next game with is currently unnamed. It’s going to be an abstract shooter with a special meaning behind everything you’re doing. We started today on the project and hope to have it playable for everyone by Monday next week.

Here’s a screenshot to get a sense of what we’re working on. As you can see right now we’re at the stage where there is just programmer art, but Dan (the art guy here) will be adding his own touches very soon.