Suspicious Developments

Founded for tax reasons in January 2012, Suspicious Developments is a thinly veiled corporate front for the game development efforts of Tom Francis, including Gunpoint, Floating Point, and Heat Signature.

In order to glorify himself at the expense of the company brand, our negligent founder mostly posts about these on his personal blog, where there's also an up-to-date list of all our game projects.

This corporate blog is reserved for posts that, while written by Francis, reveal enough of his calculated malice that he prefers to attribute them to the company.



Suspicious Developments headquarters broken into

BATH, UNITED KINGDOM – January 21, 2012 – The headquarters of UK game developer Suspicious Developments were broken into last night by the company’s own director, Tom Francis.

The break-in is said to have occured when Francis attempted to enter the building, which is also his house, and found one of its two locks unresponsive to key-based opening techniques. No local locksmiths were available, so an emergency meeting of the board of director was held.

By a unanimous vote of one to no-one else was there, the board elected to not be outside anymore. The board then climbed a nearby railing to achieve the necessary height to strike at the non-functioning lock, and extended its foot with force. The lock, which was not available for comment, detached from the internal door frame after six strikes.

“Fuck,” the board announced.

The developer’s headquarters are now secured with the remaining functional lock. The board then poured itself a glass of wine and fell asleep watching Justified.

Matt: Sounds tense, I hope the shareholders don't get scared off...

Anton: What would Raylan Givens do? :)

You made me laugh, thank you!

Mjiig: And THIS is why indie game developers are awesome.

Erik: Thanks for the smile!

Devin: Hahahahaha. You are on a fast track to becoming my new favorite developer. I just got Gunpoint today, awesomely done Suspicious Developments. Pure Brilliance.

Alexer: I have no words for this. This is just brilliant! Bravo!

Key: That "unresponsive" lock was MY WIFE! She refused to open up to me because we had a fight the day before. You didn't have to KILL HER! YOU SON OF A TURKEY BASTER I'LL MAKE YOU PAY FOR THIS!

ExperimentalFish: Bought two copys of your game! I really hope for a gunpoint 2 or any other game from you for that matter.

Tim: Hi,

Did you do the graphics as well as the coding for your game, Gunpoint, (http://www.yoyogames... ...showcase/6)
They look sharp!

Roboreg: Goddamnit Tom you are honestly the funniest writer I've seen in a long time.

Tomer: I just have to say that I just finished Gunpoint and it is amazing! Keep on the good work!

korheaban: I have 1000 hours on your game, the floating point.
http://steamcommunit... ...commended/

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