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.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry X-mas and happy New Year!

Since year 2008 is closing to an end I thought I'd should write something about it. This year has been an exceptionally busy year for me. Unfortunately the busyness has been mostly work related, which means I haven't been able to spent as much quality to time with PK3 as I intended. So the bad news is that Pekka Kana 3 won't be ready 2009. :( The good news is, that the game editor we've been building to make PK3 has progressed leaps and bounds. A while ago I started doing a small tech demo for it, to see if it could handle a game that is completely different than PK3. As usual, things got a little out of hand, and the small tech demo grew a bit bigger than intended. So there probably will be a release in 2009 even though it's not poultry related. :) I'm sure this will be a disappointment to many, but that's how it sometimes is in the world of free games. The money has to come from somewhere else.
Anyways, lesson learned here is that there will be no more pompous release year announcements since it's too hard to predict in what ways the real world will mess with my hobby next year. I'll update the blog once we got something interesting to tell. I hope it's soon.

But despite of all that, I still dare to hope you all have a merry X-mas and a happy New Year :)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all ok. There's no rush.

I hope we'll see PK3 in the year *when it's ready*. :)
I wish you good luck on your efforts. Happy New Year!

December 27, 2008 4:05 PM  
Blogger monamala said...

happy new year 2009

January 1, 2009 7:37 AM  
Blogger pekka kaƱa said...

Feliz Navidad

January 1, 2009 9:38 PM  
Blogger XFactor said...

That is true, work has been really crazy on both of our end. But this year hopefully we hope that things are not as crazy. And yes the editor has changed tremendously and are currently working on something to showcased it's powers. I am still working on it and making it better everyday, so like Janne said even though there is no pk3 this year that does not mean, nothing is coming out:)

January 11, 2009 4:40 AM  
Blogger Ivan said...

Please, at least post some screenshots regularly from both the editor and PK3!

January 24, 2009 7:29 PM  
Anonymous mat said...

I agree with Ivan.

February 2, 2009 10:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Much fortune to the work! ;)


February 15, 2009 3:19 PM  
Blogger XFactor said...

The reason why we cannot show any pk3 images is because in order to showcased the game at Assembly in findland we are not allowed to showcase any of the contents that will be present at the show, that is the main reason why. The other reason is also because we are always making modification to how the game look, so even if we were to show some screens, The game may not even end up looking like that.

April 2, 2009 10:35 PM  
Blogger Ivan said...

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April 3, 2009 6:34 PM  
Blogger Ivan said...

So, if the game don't look like that in the end, you can safely show us some outdated screenshots!

April 3, 2009 11:04 PM  
Anonymous ClauMo said...

Take your time:-)
I only hope that when it comes it would be able to run on older computers with weak graphics' cards. I have one of these and, as a huge fan of PK and an episode builder, I look forward to start working on it.

Best regards,


April 6, 2009 5:00 PM  
Blogger XFactor said...

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June 4, 2009 11:50 AM  
Blogger Ivan said...

You know, It's sad how you treat your most loyal fans by not telling or showing us anything. I know what's your other game you're working on... Good luck with Assembly.

June 5, 2009 7:55 PM  
Blogger XFactor said...

I will talk to Janne and see if we can get some screenshots of pk3 to show here. Like i mention those are not finalize shots.

June 7, 2009 3:05 AM  
Blogger Janne Kivilahti said...

Rejoice loyal fans! 6 months of silence and then - bang - two blog posts in one day!

Now I can crawl back to my dungeon and remain silent for the next 2 years... oh crap, I can't, since there will be more "iNews" about Q-Lat3 later...

June 7, 2009 12:55 PM  
Blogger heleon said...

hey itz nearly 2010.you promissed to finish it until the end of 2009. Now i'm not angry at you guys or anythig, take all the time you need to make the game look beautiful and interesting to play. You can even create a character editor in the future. Now some things that shoud stay in Pekka kana are the mushrooms on the background, the potions, the boxing bunnies, the gifts and most importantly the energy feathers. Please finnish reading this comment if you love your fans. Now another thing about the game is that it shoud be free cuz you said it is just a hobby not a career.So,that's from me for now. Hope that you deliver the best 2009 crismas gift- PK3. thankyou for reading. Goodbye :)

October 7, 2009 11:35 PM  

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