Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Catyph: Trailer3 (new)!

Discover now the new trailer of Catyph: The Kunci Experiment.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Summer is gone

If you're curious about my projects, you probably realised that I have not posted any single news here since the month of July. I have been very busy this Summer, working very hard on Catyph, and I wanted to be "at peace" during that time, in order to make as many progress as possible with the development of the game. I am happy to say that it was productive: I have assembled 3 of the 8 regions of the game in Visionaire Studio, for a gameplay of about 3~5 hours already. The 5 next regions can be programmed quite quickly in 2 or 3 months, because all the graphics are finished. I still plan to release Catyph by the end of 2015 or beginning 2016, on Steam and the Adventure Gamers shop.

I also took 2 weeks to go on holidays and change my mind. Having my head in the stars all the time is quite exhausting, so going back to green was beneficial. Since I have returned, I have been working on a new trailer of the game, that I will try to share with everyone on next week.

On another subject:
some people have asked me how they could get in touch with me and discuss of my projects day after day. Anyone can feel free to contact me by email (even if I cannot always reply - I will have to avoid long discussions). However I am always doing my best to be available on the internet, and you can find me easily on several video games forums.
For French people: Planete Aventure and
For the others: Adventure Gamers. 
And more. But I can't be everywhere, unfortunately.

You can also follow my work on The Icehouse ( where all the news about my projects are forwarded sooner or later. You can get in touch directly with me through the facebook page of The Icehouse too! It would be great if our collective could have more than 62 followers :)

I hope all of you also had a very nice Summer this year, and could take a few days to relax. I'll be back soon with some news about Catyph, so stay tuned!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Catyph - graphics finished

This is now official, I have finished 98% of the graphics of the game. I just finished working on the ending movie which is finally quite long (over 5 minutes of animation - not bad for a single person!).
What about the 2% left you may ask? They're graphical assets that will be used in the various interfaces of the game, so they will be created during the rest of the development.

Maybe you don't realize it, but having finished the graphics of the game is really a big step, because even if it is my favorite part of the work, it is also the stage that takes the biggest efforts and time. I expect to finish the development in Visionaire Studio during Summer if everything goes well, and hopefully I can release a first private version of the full game in a September or October. I still want to release the game in 2015 and I'm doing my best. There's just so much to manage for me on my own that it's impossible to say for sure if I will be ready in time.

I would also like to share a playable demo of around 1 hour during Summer, introducing the beginning of the game, in order to show everyone what the game will be like.

Here's a summary of the game progress:

- ideas, story: 100%
- puzzles and level design: 100%
- in-game diary: 15%
- graphics: 98%
- music: 100%
- sound effects: 60%
- voices: 100%
- development/programing: 25%
- menus: 80%
- additonal features (bonuses, easy mode, translations): 0%

What else?

Just get in touch if you have questions!
Have a beautiful Summer :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

ASA Gameplay #5 #6

As you know, I have decided to share with you a series of gameplay videos of ASA, created by Radimir, a fan of the game. I have been quite busy lately with the production of the ending movie of Catyph, so I couldn't share with you the 2 last videos. Finally you can see them below!

If you liked this series, please follow Radimir on his youtube channel, because he will for sure post more videos of more games (including Catyph someday?).

This is the complete list of videos (parts 1 to 6):

Monday, June 1, 2015

Catyph - more screens of Palak

Some more screens of Palak. Check the previous article about this region for more details!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

DVD of ASA Remastered released

The HD Remake of ASA: A Space Adventure (which is available on Steam and other stores) has recently received updates that fixed important bugs. All known issues were fixed and the game should now run fine on all supported systems. That is exactly what we were waiting for, in order to release the Icehouse self-published DVD of ASA: Remastered Edition!

As you could see in the Launch Trailer of the game, the DVD was meant to release a few days after the digital release, but finally we chose to wait a little longer and make sure that everything works perfectly. We are sorry if you have been waiting all that time!
Despite the hard work made during the Beta Test process, we know that there are always a few issues that occur after the game release, depending on everyone else' computers and settings. At least this DVD edition should be 100% working, and I think it was worth waiting for it. I have also added a few bonuses on the disc, in order to fill the free space still available after adding the game for Windows, Mac and Linux.

More details on the shop of The Icehouse!


ASA Gameplay #4

We can finally discover the 4th part of the gameplay series of ASA, created by Radimir. This time, he takes us through planet Kepler, until the discovery of planet Forte...

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Catyph 3D Fanart

My brother Yves has been modeling this great version of the astronaut as a fanart. He made it with Zbrush, with his own style, and it's really impressive when you know how challenging it can be to create a character in 3D! Many thanks, bro ;)

ASA Gameplay #3

Here's the 3rd of the very nice gameplay videos created by Radikov. It's just great to discover the game, and you'll have the possibility to use the whole series as a walkthrough of ASA. Quite useful! Thanks Radimir, good job!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Catyph - 1st screens of Palak

I'm very happy to share, together with the Icehouse collective, the first screens of region Palak in my next game CATYPH! Palak is the 6th region that I have revealed, and it is also the last one. The previous ones were Kynan, Saad, Vysynia, Darnaha and Raju.

I will try to share more pics with you soon. The most important is that the development of the game is going well.
Despite a lot of troubles and being late (mainly because of the HD Remake of ASA - now available on Steam), I'm confident that Catyph will be interesting, and maybe a bit more mature than its predecessor, with more detailed graphics and more logical puzzles.

A lot of good things have happened lately, and for example the soundtrack of the game, composed by Karreo, is finished and ready to be implemented in the game. Of course there is still a very lot of work of development before the release - as I said, I'm late. Yet the game should release this year as expected. More news in 2015 :)