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I forgot to tell you I worked on another game too!

by support@brasswatchgames.com on September 12, 2016

About half a year ago my friend Shayne and I made a text adventure game for a game design class we were both taking. It’s actually been available to play on at brasswatchgames.com/disorient-express/ for most of that time but I never remembered to mention it or make a page for it… until now! Click here […]

Shipyard is now on itch.io!

by support@brasswatchgames.com on June 5, 2016

Shipyard is now available to download on itch.io as well as this site! This isn’t an update, just an alternate way to acquire the game. You also have the option of adding a payment for the game. This is 100% optional but it motivates me to continue developing the game and helps me pay for college and […]

Shipyard Development News 4 May 2016: Weapon Changes v1 and Rebindable Keys

by support@brasswatchgames.com on May 4, 2016

Bit of a short news today, just wanted to post something so it didn’t look like I’d vanished from the Earth once again. The basics of the weapon changes are now working: all systems have a (currently hard-coded) armor value which affects the damage they take from different weapon types. Kinetic weapons work with an […]

Shipyard Development News 4 April 2016 — Back From the Dead Edition

by support@brasswatchgames.com on April 7, 2016

It’s been a long time. Like, a really long time. Like more than half a year. Yeah… Sorry about that. I can’t even say I’ve been especially active either. Between starting my first year at university and various other real-life engagements, as well as a general lack of inspiration, development of Shipyard has been at […]

Shipyard Development News 5 September 2015

by support@brasswatchgames.com on September 5, 2015

It’s been a while since I posted a true development news–more than two months in fact–and it’s time to rectify that! Internal System Map One of the most important changes in the new update is also one of the most boring to explain. In the current version, a ship’s systems are stored in a one-dimensional list. […]

Shifting Focus

by support@brasswatchgames.com on August 26, 2015

This isn’t a regular development news so much as a general rambling on my efforts as a game developer. I don’t expect everyone to read every word, so the important parts will be written in bold. Shipyard was released as a “tech demo” exactly two years ago today. Since then, its development has been a […]

Shipyard Development News 28 June 2015

by support@brasswatchgames.com on June 28, 2015

I’ve been doing a lot of work on Shipyard over the past few days, and although Alpha 1.0 is still a long way away, I’m making progress much faster than I expected. First and foremost, I now have free-form versions of weapon controls, crew’s quarters, and cargo bays implemented. In the case of weapon controls, […]

Shipyard Development News 20 June 2015

by support@brasswatchgames.com on June 21, 2015

Okay, I’ll admit that I didn’t get straight to coding after I posted my outline for Alpha 1.0. That’s because, at the time, it was nearing the end of the school year and teachers were doing their very best to cram as much busywork as they could possibly into that last month and a half. Now, […]

Shipyard: Outline for Alpha 1.0

by support@brasswatchgames.com on April 24, 2015

Now that I’ve fixed my server troubles (or, at the very least, delayed the inevitable), I can get back to work on proper, content-adding updates for Shipyard. I’ve been giving it some thought, and I feel like it’s ready to proceed from the “pre-alpha” stage into the “alpha” stage. In a tradition that I started […]

Shipyard 0.8.1a: Back in Action

by support@brasswatchgames.com on April 24, 2015

That’s right, folks! After five months, version 0.8.1a is finally ready to go! As always, it is available both as a full download and through the launcher. Despite the long wait time (which was at least partially my fault, as I’ll explain below), it is only a minor bugfix update to get rid of the crippling […]