07.06Up Up Ubie REMIX!
Up Up Ubi was my first game ever released through Notion Games LLC. It was released on iOS devices (iPhone/iPad/iPod) and that was before I learned how to use Construct 2 to create my games. I was working with a programmer at the time and I just focus on the game design and the artwork. We ended up parting ways after the game was complete but I was left with code that I had no idea how to utilize. The game never saw any updates like I wanted it to. People were constantly asking about an Android version and I was meaning to get it made ever since.
Now that I know how to create games on my own using Construct 2, and after releasing Super Ubie (Is)Land, I decided it would be cool to remake Up Up Ubi from scratch… so here it is as Up Up Ubie Remix!
The game is now in full HD glory! There is new music from Calum Bowen, tweaks to the gameplay, new characters and boosts to unlock, and more. I plan on updating this game over the course of a couple of years.
Thanks for all of the support and for wanting to play these games. This game will be out really soon for Android, iOS, Windows 8/8.1, and the web! I am also going to test play the game for the Wii U and aim for a release on that console as a mini game.
06.13Busy busy busy…
I have some fantastic news! I have been accepted into the Denius-Sams Gaming Academy at the University of Texas. They have given me full paid tuition and a $10,000 living expense stipend so I can focus on getting my education. The academy is focused on leadership roles and not on how to actually make games. This will be an intense 9 month academy led by industry veteran, Warren Spector! First day of class begins August 27th, 2014. I can’t wait!
Things have been really busy as of late. Working hard on Team Notion and preparing my partner, Edward Dennis, for his move from Arizona to Texas to push Notion Games with me. We have taken that next big step in our independent game dev journey and want to put our all in this.
There are a lot of cool news coming soon on the progress of Team Notion’s development. If you’d like to get all the cool news first, be sure to head to PureNintendo.com/Magazine and subscribe. Every issue they will be covering the latest details on Team Notion’s development.
Speaking of Pure Nintendo magazine, it felt amazing to see the projects I’ve worked on in the latest issue. It’s really a great feeling to know that all the hard work is starting to pay off. Is there bucketloads of money falling from the ceiling… no. But this isn’t what we do this for. We love to create and make people happy to play something that we have worked hard on.
The studio is complete (for now) and I have been working pretty much every day in it. It’s so amazing to see how far Notion has come since starting it in 2012. It’s still an uncertain venture in terms of financial success but everything has been going on so far makes it worth it. Take a look at the small, humble studio. Let us know what you think.
Some of you guys may be asking, “when’s Super Ubie Island coming to the Wii U?!”
There has been a lot of problems dealing with our game engine and programmers to get the game ported over to the Wii U. We are now looking at Unity and have contracted NewGen Interactive to create the port. We will have updates on Super Ubie Island’s Wii U progress soon.
The first Team Notion Developer Diary is finally here! Subscribe to Pure Nintendo magazine to read the first entry where I talk about the history of Notion Games and where it is now. I also talk about the prepping process for Team Notion, the next game in development. Thanks for the support and we truly appreciate the opportunity Pure Nintendo Magazine has given us.
After a couple of years being cramped in my apt bedroom, I’ve finally been able to rent studio space!
I’m so happy to be able to actually have a location for Notion Games. Edward Dennis will be moving to Austin, Tx to help me push Notion Games even further.
This has been a great journey so far and we hope to bring you more games really soon!