My latest game For The Twin has finally been released!
It features seven original chiptunes I composed for the game and countless animating backgrounds and alien creatures.
The basic gameplay is one of finding the identical twin to match the goal but it isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Their are six different challenges with highscores and medals to win.
The alien twins dance to the music as you attempt to identify the correct match.
My goal was to make a game that would have appeal to more than just teenage boys–I wanted both women and children to enjoy the game as well–hoping that each would be able to take something different away from it. So far feedback from all demographics has been really good!
For The Twin was originally developed for the TIGSource “A Game By It’s Cover” competition. The artwork in the game was inspired by this fake Famicase game cover by artist Kayo Tamura.
I even kept a complete development diary for the game.
After the competition was finished I put my game up over at Flash Game License to find a primary sponsorship.
I was pleased to secure a nice sponsorship from Spil Games for their Family Portal Group. I handed a massive translation file over to them and they had my game localized into 13 different languages for distribution across their 50 or so arcade portals worldwide. The exposure potential is huge to say the least. The game has already received almost 200K views since it started being published by them yesterday.
I have also put the game up over at Newgrounds so feel free to stop by and rate and review it over there if you feel like helping out.
All told I’m quite pleased with the game. I decided to take a genre I didn’t really like (find the match) and make a game that tried to explore it the best I could given the 1 month competition time limit. I am also very thankful that I was then able to successfully monetize the game as well which is critical to my small game studio. Besides the primary sponsorship I have already begun lining up secondary non-exclusive licenses which is quite exciting to see so much interest so soon.
Give For The Twin a play and I’d love to hear any feedback–thanks!