A stealth puzzle game that lets you rewire its levels to trick people.
Out now! $10!
Windows, Mac and Linux soon.
Solutions! And a place to report them.
Here's the formal permission bit.
Find out when I release a new game, and when there are opportunities to test them.
By Tom Francis. Uses Adaptive Images by Matt Wilcox.
People ask me more questions about Gunpoint than I have time to individually answer, and my silence is starting to feel like metaphorically pushing their faces wordlessly away with the palm of my hand, slightly muffling the latter part of their question.
Nope! Still working on it. Gunpoint has to be ported to a different engine first, which is being worked on full-time externally, but it’s a big job.
Nope! Again, we need to change engines first, which is being worked on full-time externally, but it’s a big job.
No plans. Even contracting out ports takes up a lot of time, and I’m in this primarily for the fun of making new stuff.
Sorry! The new engine should fix most tech stuff when it’s ready (it should also run on lower-spec PCs). Including the crash when you put two elevators in a custom level – that one was my fault and the fix will be in there.
Agreed! Those things will be in the next version, I’ve already coded them.
Agreed! It’s a bigger job to get the game ready for this (the text is mostly hardcoded at the moment), so for technical reasons I’ll have to do it after the version in the new engine is done.
I have a breakdown of Gunpoint’s development.
That’s OK! Piracy only affects us if it’s genuinely a lost sale, and if you can’t afford it we didn’t lose anything. Spread the word if you liked it!
You’re welcome to, and no-one should stop you. Here’s the full permission bit.
If you’re a complete beginner and your idea would work in 2D, I suggest Game Maker because it’s so much quicker to learn.
If you have some programming knowledge, or your idea needs to be in 3D and you’re patient, I suggest Unity: it’s more flexible, it’ll probably be easier to work with other people, and the asset store is really cool. Unity can do 2D games, but I haven’t tried it for that.
For Game Maker, I used Derek Yu’s and the built in one. For Unity, I’m mostly just using the stuff on their official site.
OK! I’m firstname.lastname@example.org – but bear in mind I’m bad at this and don’t reply to everything.
RetiredSphinx: That's genuinely the most polite response to piracy I've ever seen. Kudos to you, good sir. Of course, I bought it legally the instant I could, but still.
Jory: Yeah, the stance on piracy is really lovely.
Malick: I like how you said the thing about pirating games. Personally the only time I play pirated games is when I want to test out the game for 20 min before I buy it. I almost always buy the game in the end though. But sometimes, I just delete it and move on. You shouldn't just play through the whole game pirated if you can afford it.
Malick: With gunpoint though there's a trial so I just played that and then bought it.
Anonymous: "alarm("Your site isn't safe")
Tom Francis: Seems to be safe from that!
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