Piste Gamez

Piste Gamez is a small and dedicated group of people, who create computer games as their free time hobby. So far we have realeased 5 games: Pekka Kana 1 and 2, Q-Lat 1 and 2, and Beez. Pekka Kana 3 is currently under works.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Happy New Year!

Accompanied by a complete renewal of the site's design, our Christmas/New Year surprise is finally ready for it's public release. It was supposed to be little tech demo showing off the capabilities of the upcoming editor, but we go a little carried away with it... The game is titled Elf Destruction, and it's a simple jump & run game where you collect gifts, throw snowballs at snowmen and kick their ass (you can do that literally!). You know, the usual Christmas stuff.
We were planning to release the game dramatically 1.1.2008, but what the heck, I'm sure nobody minds if we are a little ahead of schedule ;)

One thing I need to say is that although it's a tech demo, there is a lot of hard coded stuff too, because we wanted to get the game ready in time. What is hard coded is enemy AI, number displays, Elf's attacks and variables that update when items are collected. But most of the work with enemies and levels were really done in the editor, and I think it's pretty decent game made in about 2 months by two people who have (real) jobs and all. It's not very long, but hopefully fun all the way.

So grab the game from our renovated site and enjoy! Or get frustrated, because it's not a very easy game. ;) Some beta testers did have problems running the game under Windows 98 and Vista, so it may not be the best present for everyone.

Still, Happy New Year and Post Christmas!


Anonymous cce said...

I love the blog layout!
It's fantastic!

December 31, 2007 12:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

doesnt work with vista64

December 31, 2007 2:15 PM  
Blogger XFactor said...

The game engine and game was developed on xp and due to time constraint i did not have time to actually test it on different boxes. But that is something i will need to do now that i know so many people are having problem running the game on a vista box. One of the option you can try and see if it works, is actually set the .exe file of the game to xp compatibility mode and see if that fixes the problem for now.

December 31, 2007 4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there
I had it on Vista home premium - it did not work and I did set the .exe to xp compatibility - it still stopped half way through the .exe routine. I transfered it to my old laptop (XP) - but old also means slow... very slow. But a nice game altogether. Thanks a lot. And all the best in 2008.

January 3, 2008 1:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey no updates whatsoever for long, long time!

May 31, 2008 11:08 PM  

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