Arvale on Big Fish Games at a ridiculous price!


Arvale was just released on Big Fish Games!

And you can pick it up now for 70% off! That’s like 3 bucks. Crazy, I know.

Go check out Big Fish now and get the game!

I can’t keep up with all these releases!


Count em’. Not one, not two, but THREE new releases by PlaySlide already. I seriously don’t know how much coffee they drink collectively, but it appears to be paying off. In any case, here’s the low-down:

The cute title I mentioned previously, Little Medusa: Petrified Princess was released a while back and it’s cute and fun and a nice little package (check the video I posted last time!)

BUT that’s not all:

A fresh take on the classic Snake title, which looks slick and has some trippy, relaxing music set against a cool nightscape backdrop: Nightcrawler – Wally Worm Twilight Window Washer

Sweet video here:

AND the hits just keep on coming:

Just released TODAY, Vampires Love Unicorns which is just as zany as it sounds. You play a vampire and you must recapture your beloved unicorn. Perfectly logical, right? Here’s another video for your perusing pleasure:

As always, PlaySlides games are completely FREE. So get on those app stores and start downloading because you like zany, free stuff. And Vampires. Everybody likes Vampires, right?

Till next time, here’s some neat gameplay screencaps:


One… Almost Two New Titles Already?


Yup. I know I took a short break. Life does that. But you know who didn’t take a break? PlaySlide.

Seriously. They just released another more cool title since I was gone: 100 Angry Boxes

“100 Angry, Determined Boxes need to make it to the promised land!
Jump the evil Red Popsicle Sticks and Rush your way to the end!
Angry Boxes have only one speed: Go! These little boxes are speed demons and their souls are waiting for the promised land.
Angry Boxes also have only one move: Jump! Just tap the screen and watch them fly over the obstacles!
Help as many 100 Angry Boxes make it to the end before they run out!
Warning: Angry Boxes also have only one weakness: they’re cheap boxes that fall apart if they touch their enemies: the evil Red Popsicle Sticks!
Warning No. 2: This game is hard. Easy to play. But hard to complete. So satisfying when you get the hang of it though :)”

And it looks like their about to release another one! And this one looks super cute: Little Medusa.

I’ll give more info when it’s officially released!

They also contacted me recently and said they’re considering doing an Arvale title. Not sure when I’ll have time to work on it, but I’m definitely excited!

Whip it Good!

I’m starting to wonder if I ever left… Because I’m already back!

Those PlaySlide folks? Cranked out another awesome game already. As before, the new game and is silly, fun, and and has a cool adventure hero who reminds me of Indy, which you know, is the coolest character idea ever. Available on iOS here and Android and here (at some point? it seems Google has some delay on making it live when I posted this), and here’s the info text:

“After grabbing the legendary Jewel of Pokywokyjig, all the booby-traps are triggered, so Run for your life!

The temple is falling apart, the water starts flooding like the Nile, and the monsters have come out to play!

Luckily, you can Run, Jump, and use your trusty Bullwhip to Swing into action!

Avoid Bats, Barnacles, Slimes and Spiders while grabbing as much treasure as you can without falling to your doom!

Simple to pick up and play.
No instructions required.
Easy Touchscreen controls. Tap on Whip button to Whip, Jump button to Jump.

Run, Jump, and Whip it. Whip it good.”

And of course, it’s FREE. Put it on your phone because Harrison Ford was an excellent serial adventurer.

More info on their home page here.


Aliens and Roaches

I’m back! So soon! Almost too soon…

That PlaySlide gig? Yup, just pushed out another game already. As before, the new game and is ridiculous, funny, and and has Aliens, which pretty much guarantees coolness. Available on iOS here and Android and here, and here’s the low-down:

“Save the world from Aliens using your immortal Roach as a weapon against them!

After the Alien apocalypse, the only thing that still lives is a single cockroach. And the Aliens are NOT happy!

Play as the immortal Roach and use your indestructible body as a weapon!

Intentionally get hit by the Alien weapons to fight back, before they destroy the whole planet with their mayhem! Simple to pick up and play.

No instructions required.
Easy Touchscreen controls. Tap on Left/Right side of screen to move.

End the Aliens. Save the World. Be the Roach.”

As usual, it’s FREE. Put it on your phone because you like supporting indie devs.

More info on their home page here.


Snow Zombies

I’m back! So soon! I hope this is a good habit forming…

That PlaySlide gig I keep gushing about? Yup, still going strong. And it looks like they just secretly released  (again?!) a new game and it’s again silly, awesome, and and full of zombies, which automatically makes it cool. Available on iOS here and Android and here, and here’s the low-down:

“Ski and jump down the slopes while avoiding obstacles, bunnies, and… Zombies?!

It’s a beautiful day to be a Snow Bunny and hit the slopes… but be careful! Rumor is, the mountains are being taken over by something strange.

Glide, jump, and slalom down the hills to avoid, trees, rocks, holes, other ski bunnies, and… Zombies?!

Try to save the mountains and capture as many Zombies as possible by trapping them into holes, but don’t fall in with them!

Simple to pick up and play. No instructions required.
Easy Touchscreen controls.

Put the Bunny back in Snow Bunnies. Without the Zombies.”

Oh and also, and it’s FREE. Go install on your smart phone because you like Free and New!

More info on their home page here.


Shoot Up!

So, hey. I’m back! Again! I do that.

That PlaySlide gig I keep telling you about? Yup, still trucking along. And it looks like they just soft-released another (already?!) a new game and it’s again silly and awesome. Available on iOS here and Android and here, and here’s the low-down:

“And you thought Aliens didn’t know how to have fun!
Shoot Everything! is the most popular sport on the planet Zeeknorb!
Help Xenor blast his buddies with his Bounce-A-Ray gun! But be sure to hit all the targets within Par or it may self-destruct!

Simple to pick up and play. No instructions required. Easy, touchscreen controls. Self-Destruct button included.

Aliens playing golf. With Lasers. What could go wrong?”

Oh yeah, and it’s FREE. Go get it because you like free stuff.

More info on their hope page here.


Soft Release

So, hey. I’m back! I told you I’d be back.

That PlaySlide gig I told you about? Yup, totally up and running. And it looks like they just released (soft-released? whatever that means) a new game and it’s fricking hilarious. Available on iOS here and Android and here, and here’s the low-down:

“Just when you thought it was safe to go for a country drive with the kids, it starts raining… FISH?!

Protect your family (and your vacation!) by steering your car to safety and avoid as many deadly fish as possible!

Simple to pick up and play. No instructions required.
Gyro and Touchscreen controls available.

Beware the deadly fish. From Above.”

Oh yeah, and it’s FREE. Go get it.

More info on their hope page here.


Arvale Cake

This totally deserved a post. Happy birthday to me!image

What a kickass cake!

Arvale: Treasure of Memories on Steam!


Arvale also available on Steam !

After many years of being written, developed, re-written, and re-developed, and spit-polished more times than I can count (which resulted in many wet computer monitors). The latest/greatest Arvale title for PC is now available in its entirety on Steam (that’s the same link, I’m aiming to include it in this post at least 10 times, let’s see if I can do it!).

For those that need a refresher (and let’s be honest, they can be refreshing!) on what the game is all about: Here is a description from the Steam store:

“Legends say he saved the world. Too bad he doesn’t remember, because to save it again, Duncan must retrieve his memories, in this exciting 20-hour RPG full of quests and hilarious dialogues!”

Here is a random screenshot from the game:


More pictures from the game can be found on the Steam website.

Also, a pretty nice video showing the gameplay can be found here:

A longer, fuller description of the game sounds something like this:

This installment of “Arvale”, released first on Steam , combines all four previously released episodes, making it a full, stand-alone game worth about 20 hours of gameplay.


Duncan Forsythe is the royal gardener of Entoque Castle. He spends his days battling nasty flower beds, hunting down poisonous weeds, and occasionally doing his Royal Majesty’s laundry.

Meanwhile, the buzz around the castle is that Duncan once saved the world. This is news to Duncan. He can’t remember a thing that happened over the last few years. He definitely doesn’t remember saving the world. Unfortunately, he may have to – lest the world get thrown into turmoil yet again. Dark forces are rising, and the key to defeating them lies in Duncan’s memory – the memory that is now scattered throughout the world of Arvale.

Take him on an epic quest to retrieve those memories and thwart certain doom for the entire world, all the while battling monsters, exploring dungeons, challenging dragons, rescuing fair maidens, gathering friends and foes, and strangely enough, talking with wheelbarrows.


* Large, immersive, visual world with a huge variety of locations.
* Interact with hundreds of amusing characters in the story
* Laugh. A lot. Arvale is known for its fun, hilarious dialogue
* Overachieve with many side-quests
* 2 hours of original music
* Many playable characters give a unique storytelling experience.
* Over 20 hours of Adventure game time!
* Equip your character with ever-cooler weapons, including swords, spears, whips and more
* Wield magic spells against your enemies, ranging from fire, ice and lightning spells to the stranger and more intriguing Filibuster and Minecraft.
* Battle evil beasts of all kinds, from tiny rats and bats to werewolves, demons, and ogres.
* Interact with thousands of non-player characters to learn more about the world and give you some entertainment along your way – a lot of those NPCs are pretty dang funny.
* Laugh. A lot. Arvale has become known for its fun, hilarious dialogue, and this game is no exception.
* Watch original cutscenes that unveil your character’s story. Since Duncan doesn’t know any more about it than you do, you’ll both be amazed by what you learn – and by the cool visuals.
* Overachieve with the option of many side-quests to collect more items and battle more monsters

Oh yeah, and the price? Insane. I don’t even know who decided this:
Right now there is an ALL CAPS SPECIAL PROMOTION! (it’s not actually called that, but I saw the SPECIAL PROMOTION part and thought all caps would be a funny name for a promotion)
Dicount: -40%
Total price for Arvale on Steam? $4.79
That’s cheaper than one of the original episodes!
(Offer ends August 21, so buy it now. But even if you’re late… $8?! Crazy!)

Did I mention the link on Steam? No? Silly me, well here it is!

TEN (I did it!)

All having fun aside. I would sincerely appreciate it if you purchase, play, and/or review the game. I spent a lot of time on it. Ended up in the hospital several times (possibly because of it), endured the largest Earthquake in Japan while in Japan, and all sorts of weird stuff which turned into their own adventures while making the game.

Will I get rich if you buy or do not buy the game. Hell no. It’s a labor of love and I wanted Duncan’s story and Arvale’s world to continue as much anything, so I wrote the game regardless. I *know* there are still some fans of the original titles on the now obscure Windows Mobile platform. In fact, I just saw this on Steam (11! heehee):

“Is this game somehow connected to these titles?

These are quite old games that was pretty damn good for Windows Mobile… with awesomely written adventure part in vein of old-school adventures (Monkey Island etc.). I remember that it was actually first really good game on my hp ipaq back in the days. And story, dialogs was written suprisingly good…”

The answer, of course being yes 🙂

Do you have to play the originals? Not at all. They were on  niche platform at the time and it’s expected that most have not played them. So I wrote the story to be exciting and new for anyone dropped into the Arvale universe.

Anyway. Thank you for taking time to read this post. And thanks in advance to everyone who enjoys the game!

Copyright 2015