Hello! I'm Tom. I designed a game called Gunpoint, about rewiring things and punching people, and now I'm working on a new one called Heat Signature, about sneaking aboard randomly generated spaceships. Here's some more info on all the games I've worked on, here's the podcast I do, here are the videos I make on YouTube, here are some of the articles I wrote for PC Gamer, and here are two short stories I wrote for the Machine of Death collections.
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As of today, 70,163 people own Floating Point, the free game about grappling hooks I released last Friday. 31,700 of those got it on day 1, and the count is now growing steadily at around 3,000 new players a day.
This is pretty amazing. I didn’t contact any press about it, and the only promotion I did was the long and rambly videos I’ve been posting here, if you can call them that. Being free, unsurprisingly, makes a big difference. More interesting stats:
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Jordan: Congratulations Tom! I've been a follower of yours since back when TB did a video on Gunpoint, and I'm a big fan of both of your games so far. I'm super excited for Heat Signature! Keep up the good work!
Fortuitae: Nice, it's a fun little game! Tricky at first, but it only takes a few minutes to get the hang of it.
Paul: This is one of the best relaxing games I ever seen. Thanks man. No wonder so many people are playing it
Tazling: Hello. Beautiful game, I can see that it will become addictive. It has some of the dreamlike serenity of Osmos, and a like Osmos an unusual and creative gameplay. I have only one plea to the developer: custom key bindings seem to be broken in my (Steam, OSX) version. I just can't set the controls I would prefer.
I can get into "Controls" dialog box all right, and I can bind any game action to any keyboard key I like. But I can't bind any game action to any mouse button! I get the "stubborn beep" when I try to bind to a mouse button, be it via trackpad or magic mouse or a hardwired usb gaming mouse. I have been ransacking the installed files looking for the key bindings but so far have not found them in human readable form anywhere, so now I am stuck -- cannot restore default mouse bindings, cannot impose new mouse bindings, I am now keyboard-only. Help?