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PARDON THE DUST! - 11/6/2015 - Ian Martin
Announcing my new game, Platfinity!
Platfinity™, the platform game you create
while you play.
- Change platforms, tiles, backgrounds, hazards, characters,
sounds and more, easily and with no programming required!
- Create your own graphics for any in-game item, directly in
the game, making a new game in minutes.
- Move seamlessly between editing and playing your game.
- Set platforms and hazards to move in any direction and at
- Add effects like icy, bouncy, sticky and more to platforms
- Enhance your game's appearance with foreground and
- Use the Retrofilter to give your games a pixelated retro
- Your creations are automatically saved for you, and sharing
your game or adding a downloaded game is as easy as copy and
Includes the example games: "Proving Grounds of the Mad Game
Designer", a brutal test of your platforming skills; "Purgatory",
a dark, emotional tale of a man stuck in limbo; "8 Bit Love
Affair", a retro style game with classic graphics.
You will get all additional features and
enhancements free, and a free Steam Key when Greenlit, so buy it
now and start having fun building your own platform games!
Head on over to Platfinity.com and check it
For inquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
I've put all my past work on here,
Retrolutionary.com, below is everything I've released to the
public on PC since the 1990s. And also the upcoming game NoseBound,
on which I am a voice actor.
Here is an archive
of all the things I've done so far with some nice pictures of each
game and a download link if I've got one.
Dare 27: Tower To The Sun
Here's my entry in the Ludum Dare 27 competition, Tower To The
Sun. It's a game about our legacy to the planet and our
children. I incorporated the 10 Seconds theme by having the
player's character live his entire life in only ten seconds. When
that character dies, a new one is born.
Your goal is to improve your surroundings so future people will
reach the the goal of building a tower to the sun.
So, yeah, it's one of those artsy farsty games, lol If you'd
like to see this expanded, let me know :)
2012 Disclosure (Demo)
This game was never completed.
I put out the demo which is has 4 levels of the full game
featuring 3 of the games bosses. I tried out some
different things in this game, which didn't seem to resonate
that well with people. I think people want a pretty high
level of graphics for this type of game, and not as much
innovation in the gameplay. There's also the challenge of
making a good demo that shows enough of the game to be fun, but
still starts out easy for beginners. Some of the ideas and
things I learned from this will go into my future work.
And it seems the going price for side-scrolling shmups is about
$2.99...or $0.74 at Steam sale 75% price. Anyway, download
it here if you want: http://www.indiedb.com/games/plethora-2012-disclosure
Adventures of Super Dolphin
I did this for the
Gamma IV competition. I found out about the contest late
and only had two weeks to do it. I think it came out
pretty good for something done that quick...it's five minutes
of pure action and variety. The contest rules stated
there would be no sound at the event so of course I didn't put
any sound in at all and then everyone who played it commented
that it had no sound. Um, yeah, that was kind of on
purpose. Anyway, I didn't win the contest. The
people that ran it couldn't even be bothered to post all the
games, which is, you know, the whole point of entering a
game. The post contest version has Mouse, Joystick (XBox
360) or Keyboard controls. Download it here:
An action puzzle game. It plays like that Tetrad
game from Russia everybody loves so much, only in four
directions. You have to make squares of cells around the
center to cool the reactor. My favorite part of it was
the 'Fusion' mode, where you had to remove cooling cells to
get the atom to the middle, I thought that was the most fun
part of the game. I sold three copies of it and then no
more. It came out in the Indepedent Games compilation
though...so I made it into a box!: http://www.amazon.com/IG-Independent-Games-Pc/dp/B000BNDGRK
You can download the full version here if you
I had a report of Reactor giving a false positive for
malware on Google Chrome. Here's a
download link without the .zip extension if you're getting
errors and it won't let you download it. After
downloading, rename the file adding .zip and extract it: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ky0addsd1pyai1c/ReactorFullZip%20-%20Change%20to%20zip%20to%20extract?dl=0
Fullscreen caused a lot of flicker the last time I ran
this. You may want to leave it in a window :)
I was working as a
Level Designer at the 3DO Company when they went
bankrupt. It was a motorcycle racing combat game with
stunts and bike stealing for PS2, Xbox, and GameCube. I
was the designer on the East Side / Prison / Parking Garage
loops of the game. It was sold after the bankruptcy, and
the computer version of the game I later bought from Europe
was very different than what we had been working on.
I was a tester at 3DO before I
became a Level Designer. I tested a ton of games, the
last of which I was lead on was Shifters, a Might & Magic
Crash:Barrier was the
first game I did for modern PCs. It's a light-cycles
style game with weapons and power-ups. I've got it to
play on some modern PCs, but not with the original
sound. Play at your own risk ;) It was programmed
in Borland C/C++ from the DOS command line and came out around
the time rebooting into DOS was going out
I didn't sell any copies of it.
You get it free now, lol: https://www.dropbox.com/s/nvyc008qjndsylj/CrashBarrierRegisteredVersionDOS.zip?dl=0
OK, that's it. Really, before
this I just worked on games on my Atari 8bit computers and never
released anything to the public. Here's some links.
first one is the guy who's did the music for Plethora 2012
Disclosure, George Dziov.
I can't say enough about his music, so I'll just say
You can contact me at:
and have a listen! It's a big part of setting the hardcore
mood in Plethora.
Second is a cool little adventure RPG, Dark Scavenger by
Psydra Games. C
heck it out here:
Please email for phone numbers or other contact information :)
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