Drench Warfare is Officially Released!

Drench Warfare

Drench Warfare is now officially released and available for FREE on Google Play and the App store:

Drench Warfare on Google Play
Drench Warfare on Google Play
Drench Warfare on App Store
Drench Warfare on App Store

A MASSIVE thank you to everyone who has supported the development of Drench Warfare! If you read our last blog post, don’t worry, we’re still using the colourful pixel art graphics and not the April Fool’s pen & paper art style 😂

If you enjoy playing Drench Warfare please leave a review on Google Play / App Store as this will help others find the game.

Drench Warfare

If you helped test Drench Warfare, let us know if you would like your name / nickname / initials in the credits of the game as a “Tester”.

To be credited in the game, please reply to this email with how you would like your name displayed by the end of Friday 17th May 2019.

Help us spread the word about Drench Warfare on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Kind Regards,

Keith
Game Developer, Blooming Code

Drench Warfare – NEW LOOK!

Drench Warfare - New Look

We’re proud to show you a sneak peek of Drench Warfare’s new look!

Based on feedback, we’ve decided to strip things back and keep it simple: no more blocky, garish artwork – just simple black pen on white paper. Let us know what you think 😃

Click here to see a demo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4u2JfcGndM

[On a more, *ahem*, serious note: we’re changing newsletter and blog posts to just once a month going forward.]

Kind Regards,

Keith
Mischief Manager, Blooming Code

Let’s Talk!

Blooming Code Website

Another way to submit Drench Warfare feedback (or just have a general chat about the weather) is to use our website’s new online chat feature, shown above in the bottom-right corner with the We are here! message.

To use this, click on https://www.bloomingcode.com/, type away and we’ll get back to you soon!

Blooming Code Website Online Chat Example
Blooming Code Website Online Chat Example

Sending us feedback on what you like and don’t like about Drench Warfare helps us improve it for you and everyone else. Please get in touch and let us know your thoughts.

We recently received plenty of fantastic feedback from Charlie, Stuart, Andy & Jen. Thanks everyone!

The new version of the game (version 0.2.12-beta) is now available on Google Play and App Store for your mobile phone and / or tablet. If you haven’t yet installed Drench Warfare, click on the buttons below:

Drench Warfare on Google Play
Drench Warfare on Google Play
Drench Warfare on App Store
Drench Warfare on App Store

The latest version contains the following changes:

  • Player & weapon selection progress displayed
  • 1 Player & Practice modes now allow for tapping anywhere on screen
  • Menu layout improved
  • Tutorial played on first-time load
  • Various art improvements
  • Various bug fixes

Kind Regards,

Keith
Website Muddler, Blooming Code

Drench Warfare – New TEST Version Available!

Drench Warfare

So, it’s been a while since the last Drench Warfare update… Which means we’ve got LOOOOOADS of new features in the latest TEST version!

  • 30 bosses to beat!
  • 80 different weapons to try out!
  • 15 different backgrounds to admire!
  • 30 playable characters to select from!
  • Fastest Draw leaderboard!
  • Google Play and App Store TEST versions!

With more bosses than a top-heavy corporation, more weapons than Rambo*, plenty of different backgrounds and the ability to change your player character, you can customise your experience more than before.

[* A reference that is simultaneously unconfirmed and dates me. Unkindly.]

The new version of the game (version 0.2.11-beta) is now available on Google Play and App Store for your mobile phone and / or tablet. If you haven’t yet installed Drench Warfare, click on the buttons below:

Drench Warfare on Google Play
Drench Warfare on Google Play
Drench Warfare on App Store
Drench Warfare on App Store

 

* * * WE LOVE FEEDBACK * * *

Great feedback from Andy recently regarding the graphics. Thanks Andy!

I recently heard a rumour that sending feedback increases the chances of nice weather in the area you live #justsaying… 🌞

Kind Regards,

Keith
Chief Water Pistol Gunsmith, Blooming Code

Global Game Jam 2019 🌍

 

Global Game Jam

I attended my first game jam, Global Game Jam 2019 in Edinburgh!:

The Global Game Jam® (GGJ) is the world’s largest game jam event (game creation) taking place around the world at physical locations. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development.

During Friday 25th – Sunday 27th January, I worked with an excellent team of designers, programmers and artists to create a game based on the theme “What home means to you” (or, simply, “home”).

We designed and developed The Longest Fetch, a game where a corgi dog gets lost and must find his way back home past wild dogs and other dangers.

The Longest Fetch
The Longest Fetch

I’m super proud that we had a working game by the end of the jam, albeit the game didn’t contain ALL of the content we’d hoped to include.

The event was a great opportunity to meet other game developers and folks who want to get into game development of all levels. I enjoyed the event and it’s something I would definitely do again.

Global Game Jam had this to say about this year’s event:

This year we had 47,000 jammers who made 9,000 games at 860 sites in 113 countries. Yet again we have broken all of last year’s records and become the biggest game jam ever.

If you have an interest in game development, I’d highly recommend attending the Global Game Jam (next on in January 2020) or any of the other many game jams throughout the year.


To learn more about The Longest Fetch game, click here: https://globalgamejam.org/2019/games/longest-fetch

To play The Longest Fetch on Windows or Mac, do the following:

Kind Regards,

Keith
Jammer, Blooming Code

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Wishing you a happy and healthy 2019 😃

BC Advent Calendar 2018 is still being played regularly by a lot of people, and there are some very impressive high scores being shared!

To allow everyone to compare high scores, we’ve added a High Scores leaderboard to the BC Advent Calendar 2018.

Hope you opened all the windows and liked the treats inside. If you enjoy it, please leave a review ⭐

BC Advent Calendar 2018 on Google Play
BC Advent Calendar 2018 on Google Play
BC Advent Calendar 2018 on App Store
BC Advent Calendar 2018 on App Store

Kind Regards,

Keith
Owner, Blooming Code

Happy Holidays! 🎉

Blooming Code 2018

What a year! Thank you for following and supporting Blooming Code. We hope you and your loved ones have a happy holiday season 😃

We’re going to be quiet for the rest of the year while we enjoy a mince pie (or 6…) and catch up with friends and family.

We’ll be in touch in the New Year. In the meantime, enjoy our BC Advent Calendar 2018 – only a few days left until you can play all windows! 🎁

BC Advent Calendar 2018 on Google Play
BC Advent Calendar 2018 on Google Play
BC Advent Calendar 2018 on App Store
BC Advent Calendar 2018 on App Store

BC Advent Calendar 2018 on Google Play

Kind Regards,

Keith
Game Developer, Blooming Code

Advent Calendar 2018

Advent Calendar 2018

Happy December, everyone! 🎄

We love this festive time of year. To help get everyone in the mood, we’ve created a free mobile game: BC Advent Calendar 2018

Score enough points to open the window for each day! Try opening window #1 today.

If you enjoy it, please leave a review ⭐

BC Advent Calendar 2018 on Google Play
BC Advent Calendar 2018 on Google Play
BC Advent Calendar 2018 on App Store
BC Advent Calendar 2018 on App Store

Kind Regards,

Keith
Head of Seasonal Product Range, Blooming Code

Inktober 2018 – The Grand Total Raised for Charity SAMH is…

Junie D's Inktober Display
Junie D’s Inktober Display

Thanks again to everyone who generously donated for my Inktober drawings!

Your donations raised a grand total of £250 for SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) which will help fund their important work. SAMH sent this email and letter today:

SAMH Thank You Email

SAMH Thank You Letter

This thank you from SAMH is for all of you wonderful people (in alphabetical order):

  • Dino
  • Fiona McCartney
  • G Campbell
  • James, Helen & Christopher Radford
  • Junie D
  • Lorraine Atherton
  • Michael Boyd
  • Pamela Atherton
  • Sue Tostevin
  • Plus several anonymous donors!

More information on SAMH:

Keep up-to-date with my artwork and Blooming Code’s games by subscribing to the following social media channels 😊

Thanks again,

Keith
Director of Doodling, Blooming Code

Inktober 2018 – Charity Sale Ends Tomorrow!

Well, as you can see, the rough sketches (top) came a long way before becoming the final Inktober drawings (bottom)… 😂

Thanks to everyone who has donated generously for my Inktober drawings so far! Your gifts will help to fund the important work at SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health).

Tomorrow (Friday 9th November) is the last day the drawings will be for sale on eBay!

Check out all my available Inktober 2018 drawings on eBay here:

Keith Atherton eBay Store

Feel free to share the eBay store link with anyone you think may be interested: https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/flavius79/m.html

Thanks,

Keith
Chief Doodler, Blooming Code