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Khimera 2.9

posted by Syaxamaphone
2018-01-05 14:14:50

Another Khimera update to fix a couple of big bugs introduced in 2.8. Sorry that it took so long to get this out...

Steam should automatically download this update.

Version 2.9 - January 5, 2018

  • Fixed crash in credits sequence.
  • Fixed cakeboy pause menu deactivating sound engine.

Khimera 2.8

posted by Syaxamaphone
2017-12-10 23:48:37

A small Khimera update today. Some minor fixes and a rollback to the previous music engine as the new one was causing slowdown and some other issues. External music files are back!

Version 2.8 - December 12, 2017

  • Rollback to previous music engine (pre-2.6).
  • Various dialogue fixes.
  • Minor updates to map and victory screen UIs.

2017 Make-A-Thon Success! Also SUPER Cakeboy!

posted by Syaxamaphone
2017-11-06 12:09:02

Well, another Make-A-Thon has come and gone. Over the weekend we were able to raise over $600 in support of Children's National! An an absolutely amazing turnout and event this year! Great job everyone!

As promised, I'll be releasing the full Super Cakeboy experience in just a few days. The game will be available for free for a limited time. Afterwards, the game will be avaliable as an unlockable minigame in War Girl. I just need a little time to tie up some loose ends and seperate it from the main War Girl project file.

A huge thanks to everyone who donated and turned up to watch the stream this year. Once again, you guys are the real MVPs!

Khimera: Destroy All Monster Girls 2.7

posted by Syaxamaphone
2017-10-31 22:46:52

Another small update to Khimera today. This time an updated pause screen that gives you more data on your completion!

Version 2.7 - October 31, 2017

  • Updated pause screen better conveys costume switch, shows more information.
  • Added special win animation for maid outfit.

Message Board Closing Down

posted by Syaxamaphone
2017-10-21 22:37:05

Since the discord server was created, message board activity has seen a sharp drop (to 0). The fans have made their preference clear so the forum will be closing down and permanently being removed from the S&S servers. This means that most of our older games will also be losing their leader board support. I would like to thank everyone who actively participated in the S&S community these past 7 years from the bottom of my heart!

The board's data will be removed in 3 days (Tue, Oct 24) so please take a moment to archive what you wish.

EDIT: Forum data will remain archived but posting and registration will remain deactivated. Forum link will be removed from site but still be available via the discord server's rules channel.

If you wish to join our discord server, you can find it right here.

Tiny Khimera Update! 2.6!

posted by Syaxamaphone
2017-09-10 13:40:40

A tiny engine update to Khimera's music. In addition to dropping the overall filesize, it removes the final barrier stopping me from exporting to other platforms. So that might be a thing eventually.

Version 2.6 - September 10, 2017

  • Altered music engine in preparation for future updates. Please let me know if any issues arise.
  • Altered '6' and '9' on default font to make it more readable.

  • Khimera Version 2.5 Quick Fixes!

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2017-08-17 23:02:20

    A quick fix for a glitch introduced in 2.4 and some other small things are out today!

    Version 2.5 - August 17, 2017

    • Fixed clicking noise on exploding blocks in Brine Cave not stopping.
    • Misboro treasure value from 15 to 34.
    • Fixed lava Misboro still being immune to pizza.
    • Fixed two OOB exploits in Mt Afrokupa.

    Khimera: Destroy All Monster Girls version 2.4

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2017-08-13 19:04:00

    Today I've released a new version of Khimera. This version adds a bit more power to the mermaid anchor AND the saucy shot. The latter can now go through smaller enemies and projectiles! You can now also view the credits from the title menu (but you can't do the beat-em-up unless you beat the final stage).

    Version 2.4 - August 13, 2017

    • Credits are now avaliable for viewing under the EXTRAS menu on the title screen.
    • new sfx engine should stop making sounds play at default volume for a split second before adjusting.
    • Increased spawn rate on credits fight, keeping screen clear will cause enemies to spawn much faster.
    • Saucy Shot now goes through projectiles and most smaller enemies.
    • You can now break open Mimi's treasure box with the Mermaid Anchor.
    • Fixed Mimi getting locked in her 'stunned state' if attacked.
    • Fixed Mimi being able to double jump.
    • Fixed Pumpkin King's hitbox extending out to the right too far.
    • Fixed miscolored dialogue.
    • Fixed various typos.
    • minor level modifications.

    Khimera version 2.3

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2017-06-12 15:06:51

    Khimera: Destroy all Monster Girls is getting a small update today. Minor fix to Harpie boost, a bugfix and some dialogue edits.

    Version 2.3 - June 12, 2017

    • Attack hitbox for Harpie boost now extends further down into Chelshia's body, allowing it to hit short enemies.
    • Fixed not being able to bounce on spiked blocks in Black Widow stages.
    • Fixed special DLC outfit dialogue triggered by halloween outfit.
    • Fixed inconsistancy in Estylia's dialogue before Mimi fight.

    Khimera Version 2.2 Out

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2017-05-19 14:12:52

    This update fixes some minor issues, buffs the often misunderstood mermaid anchor and tweaks controller support for easier setup.

    Version 2.2 - May 19, 2017

    • Fixed some out-of-bounds glitches in various stages.
    • Fixed candies spawned while game is paused being unobtainable.
    • Fixed being able to skip Pacifica's battle trigger.
    • Fixed breakable walls going through animation during pause menu.
    • Rising spike trap now breaks through Chelshia's chest.
    • Mermaid anchor deploys 5 frames faster.
    • Falling spike traps, cannonballs and track spikes can now be destroyed by the mermaid anchor.
    • Fixed crash on race mode stage select when nurse DLC is equipped.
    • Game now defaults to Xinput controller if one is plugged in on boot.

    Khimera 2.1

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2017-04-21 13:47:43

    In response to some community feedback and bug reports, I've released a few quick fixes for Khimera:

    Version 2.1

    • Fixed issue where monsters spawned in Serpantina's re-fight would get caught in the ceiling.
    • Fixed quiz questions regarding switch from Harpie Wing to Harpie Boost.
    • Chelshia is no longer effected by updrafts while dashing.
    • Chelshia bounces back down after uppercutting an enemy that still has health.
    • Fixed replay error when returning to trigger that starts 2nd harvest theme after it already started playing.
    • Fixed Harvestvania loop.
    • Second gate candy requirement from 18 to 16.
    • Final gate requirement from 36 to 32.

    Khimera 2.0 and 2017 - 2018 Plans

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2017-04-20 12:50:36

    Khimera vsersion 2.0 was released late yesterday. The promised Harvest Event is now live! If you have the game on Steam, it should update automatically.

    Click here for full changelog, it's a doozy!

    As for what's next, I'm officially going to begin the long-term project of porting many of our older games to steam, starting with Mandew vs the Forever Rain. I'll be working on these projects part-time alongside War Girl (which will still be taking the majority of my time). Some games will be getting more work than others. Forever Rain will be receiving graphical and game play enhancements to put it on par with Mandew vs the Upside Down Machine.

    I've chosen to attempt to make the switch to steam so I can continue to support my older works with automatic updates and give players more options to communicate thoughts/issues via the steam discussions and review system.

    As for War Girl, production is still coming along smoothly. I'm making consistant progress on a daily basis. I'm still shooting for a early/mid 2018 launch! I should really update the blog more, though. That's my bad.

    War Girl has been Greenlit

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2017-03-29 11:38:36

    War Girl has made it through Steam Greenlight and is officially ready to be set up on the Steam store! A HUGE THANKS to everyone who gave War Girl a chance by voting! We will do our best over the coming months to create an enjoyable platforming experience!

    For more updates, follow Wargirldev on Tumblr!

    Space Soldier Nova

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2017-03-02 12:35:27

    I softly announced my latest game on the forum last week. Space Soldier Nova is a small arcade game slated to appear as a sub-game in War Girl, but for now you can play the stand-alone version for free right now!

    End of Year Stuff + Vista Quest Pocket 2.1

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2016-12-26 04:14:25

    Happy Holidays my good buddies! I'd like to start by saying that the holiday tree event was another resounding success this year! I love seeing what kinds of different ornaments and gags the community comes up with again and again!

    2016 will be out of our hair soon and while most would say it's been a pretty bad year, I don't think S&S has ever had it better! 2016 has been a year of firsts for S&S. Our first game on steam, our first game to turn a profit, our first game to break 5K, 10K and 15K downloads! Thanks to Khimera, in 2016 I finally decided to take on the next step and start preparing a game built from the ground up with the intention of being sold in mind! Thank you everyone and anyone from developers, friends, artists and players who have helped make Khimera the success it was! Here's to another amazing year!

    But as we look forward, it's also important to look back on everything we've accomplished over the years. Today I'm releasing version 2.1 of Vista Quest Pocket:

    Version 2.1

    • Fixed softlock on final boss introduced in 2.0.
    • Added additional checkpoint to 3-5.
    • Rutsubo statues give one second warning before firing instead of 1/2 second.
    • Minor Level Modifications.

    Khimera: Destroy All Monster Girls Version 1.6

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2016-10-18 20:23:35

    Version 1.6 of Khimera is out today. This version has some level fixes, bugfixes and even a new feature. The splits system is now fully implemented again. Not only are splits back and accurate this time, but you can now see how you're doing for an individual level alongside your overall time.

    Version 1.6

    • Sped up excecution of Chelshia's pogo attack
    • Brought Squid HP from 2 to 1.
    • Fixed pizza charge particles sometimes being transparent.
    • removed some pit hazards from various stages
    • minor level modifications
    • moved Ragazza Plains on the map to the right, to be more in the center of the map.
    • Added split timer for race mode. Now the current stage's time is displayed above total race time.
    • Proper splits are now finally displayed on race results (I'm sorry!)
    • Fixed being able to unpause race timer on stage select.

    24 Hour Make-A-Thon 2016

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2016-10-06 10:41:06

    It's that time again! On Saturday, November 5th and Sunday November 6th from 12pm - 12am UTC I'll be live streaming two marathon game making sessions where I make a small video game, live on camera for YOU!

    Since we crushed last year's goal of $200, I'm setting this year's goal to $500! It's lofty, but I think we can do it to it!

    How to participate:

    The biggest thing you can do is to just stop by the stream and show your support by watching/interacting. There will also be incentives (like the art thing last year) that you can potentially participate in and of course:

    How to donate:

    While the actual event isn't until November, donations are actually open today so you can pledge your support at anytime that suits you best! There are two ways to pay:
    • Via my Extra Life profile page - This one's probably the easiest since it goes directly to extra life, but you do need to enter some personal information (you can choose to remain anonymous and that information will not be shared). If you absolutely do not want to give extra life your information, then there's option B.
    • Via Paypal - If you donate to my paypal, I'll relay the payment to the extra life page. This method is not really preferred since we lose a bit of it in paypal fees and I gotta stop making to process payments, but I'll have the option available just in case! Make sure that you specify that its for extra life!

    For more information, check the forum topic

    War Girl at NCFC 2016

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2016-09-27 00:14:29

    If you've been following me on Twitter or wargirldev on Tumblr, you'll know that I've resumed development on a new War Girl. A better War Girl! A War Girl you can you can play right now at NCFC 2016!

    Please stop by the forum and let me know what you think

    Throneless Demo

    posted by Bob Hood
    2016-08-27 01:37:20

    Hello! After several years of slow work, I'm happy to announce that the demo version of Throneless is finally here!

    Feel free to post any comments on it on the Suits & Sandals forum or to my twitter, @BobMHood. I hope you enjoy a taste of this fast paced action experience!

    Khimera Version 1.5 is out!

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2016-07-14 15:53:03

    Version 1.5 of Khimera: Destroy all Monster Girls is out today. Its mostly (entirely) bug fixes and improvements. If you've got it enabled, steam will automatically install it for you. What a time to be alive!

    In other news, Khimera recently got recognition on Mario Fan Games Galaxy as Game of the Month for the month of April, 2016. Thanks, guys!

    Version 1.5 - July 14, 2016

    • The moving platforms on the pirate captain's final fight now despawn when she is defeated.
    • Asked Chelshia to stop flying away after the pirate captain is defeated. Hopefully she listens!
    • Made some false walls in Mt Afrokupa and the Oil Rig more noticable.
    • Ice and snow blocks in Mt Afrokupa fall slower so you don't accidentally punch a whole column with one punch.
    • If a health upgrade misses (couldn't replicate it so I dunno), it will just teleport to Chelshia, avoiding the soft-lock.

    Khimera version 1.4 now live!

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2016-06-09 04:21:33

    As per usual, if you've got the Steam version of Khimera: Destroy all Monster Girls, it should update automatically. I hope you enjoy the new BERSERK RACE mode that's coming with this update.

    Version 1.4

    • Added BERSERK RACE, a new type of race mode unlocked once you unlock the berserk mode costume.
    • Added a new achievement associated with berserk race.
    • Race mode timer now stops when game is paused.
    • Fixed broken pit in the Oil Rig's Gourmet Gal screen.
    • Replaced Doctor's Assistant chest attack with a doctor's bag (cosmetic change).
    • Fixed spawned enemies not despawning after Mimi's death.
    • Fixed Cakeboy high score cutting off at 99,999; now cuts off at a much less obtainable 99,999,999 (please don't go for it).

    Khimera 1.3

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2016-05-23 14:24:42

    Another small patch is coming to Khimera: Destroy all Monster Girls today. It's mostly for fixing the A VERY SPECIAL FRIEND achievement, which based on community feedback, was not a good idea. Instead, a race mode achievement has been added that requires you to beat the game's race mode in under 33 minutes. Good luck!

    Version 1.3 - May 23, 2016

    • changed the A VERY SPECIAL FRIEND achievement to the RHY-T ON TIME achievement.
    • fixed graphical error in credits.
    • Victory screen changes
      • now gives you a treasure percentage so you can see how close to A you got.
      • no longer gives you 'new record!' messages every time in race mode.
      • Rank is now awarded before time to make it clearer that time does not effect Rank.
    • Added a bunch of new level intro messages contributed by the community.

    Khimera 1.2 is Out

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2016-05-16 21:21:57

    Version 1.2 of Khimera: Destroy All Monster Girls has been released. Please enjoy this improved Khimera experience. If you have automatic updates active, the update should download automatically.

    • Increased hitbox size on earth breaker. Now lines up with smoke effect.
    • Increased vertical size of dash hitbox by 4 pixels on each side (1.5x).
    • regular and strong punch hitboxes now extend into Chelshia, so you can strike enemies overlapping you (as long as they are in the path of your swing).
    • You can now reflect the pirate explorer's ice picks to pick him off from a distance.
    • Pirate Explorer now climbs slower to allow more time between attacks.
    • Added helpful messages to aid first-time players (for example, when you collect your first fairy).
    • Updated Menu to take into account future content updates.
    • Added 'PRESS A' prompt to direct user to ASD/Arrows control scheme.
    • Added NONE option to dash type so you can play using dash (alt) only.
    • Fixed blockades spawning over the cake in CAKEBOY.
    • Fixed blockades spawning too close together or too close to the spawn.

    Khimera 1.1 Update

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2016-05-12 19:41:29

    If you've got it on steam, it should update automatically for you! If not, then what are you waiting for?

    This isn't EVERYTHING that I'm aware of in need of fixing, but it's a start. There will probably be another patch within the next week or so.

    Version 1.1 - May 12, 2016

    • Minor dialogue edits.
    • Minor level changes.
    • Chelshia now loses all momentumn when not holding a direction in midair (as apposed to half).
    • Saucy Shot and Demon Fire now do extra damage and knockback in berserk mode.
    • Added music to the title screen! It's pretty groovy!
    • Fixed pogo crashing when used on non-enemy instances.
    • Beetle no longer juts out of the end of platforms when turning around, making it safer to approach them.
    • You can now skip the opening and ending cutscenes with the pause button (default Q).

    Khimera is out Now on Steam!

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2016-05-08 23:03:38

    Khimera: Destroy all Monster Girls is now officially released on Steam. With this, the downloadable version on S&S will be retired and all future support will be for the Steam version.

    Though the Steam version is labeled as 1.0, it actually hosts an array of fixes and improvements over the original 1.0 release.

    Thank you to everyone who supported me and my work during development. I hope that I can continue to make games people will enjoy for many years to come.

    Khimera has been Greenlit! Releases May 9th!

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2016-05-03 09:44:18

    Khimera: Destroy all Monster Girls will be Suits & Sandals' first official steam release!

    The game will be on sale for the low low price of $0.00 (or $0.00 Canadian). You can click here for the steam store page. Why not add it to your wishlist so you'll be ready when it's released.

    Khimera: Destroy All Monster Girls is Out!

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2016-04-15 18:17:14

    Finally after a slight delay, I'm able to announce that version 1.0 of Khimera: Destroy all Monster Girls is out and available for download right now!

    Give the game a shot and let me know what you think on the forum. And don't forget that the game is also currently on Steam Greenlight. Whether or not the game makes it, it will always be completely free to play!

    Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the game to help make Khimera: Destroy all Monster Girls one of Suits and Sandals' best games to date!

    Vista Quest v4.1 and Khimera Steam Greenlight

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2016-03-12 17:43:28

    Vista Quest got an update today, fixing a runtime error in the credits (thanks Moon). You can download that whenever if you like. No pressure.

    In other news, Khimera, Destroy all Monster Girls is on Steam Greenlight right now. If everything works out, Khimera will be Suits & Sandals' first game on Steam, but don't worry it will still be completely free!

    So if you've got a moment, please drop by and give us a yes vote so we can get ever closer to cornering the market on monster girl beat 'em ups!

    Khimera: Destroy All Monster Girls

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2016-02-21 07:10:58

    After about five months of secrecy, I'm pleased to announce Suits & Sandals' next game, Khimera: Destroy All Monster Girls! The game is just about done, it will be another week of polishing and fixing a few bugs and then we can release. For the time being, please enjoy this trailer!

    Vista Quest Pocket featured on snowmaN Gaming

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2016-01-29 13:14:35

    This cool dude featured Vista Quest Pocket on his Free Game Friday segment today. I love hearing about people enjoying the games we make. snowmaN actually has the 2nd best time in Vista Quest Pocket's race mode hall of fame. Give this guy a like, favorite and subscribe if you want to see more of his stuff.

    Special thanks to RedBlast for the tip

    Vista Quest version 4.0 Release!

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2016-01-24 23:20:08

    Vista Quest was originally released in 2008. And only now on this day of January the 24th, 2016 does it finally have a pause feature! It is a glorious day for this game's like, two fans.

    On top of that, we've also got a kick'n new OST in OGG format, put together by SypherAP. Full list of changes as follows:

    Version 4.0 - January 24, 2016

    • New OST in OGG format by SypherAP, resulting in much improved sound quality.
    • Nullified potential for sound-related crashes on Windows 8 OS.
    • Fixed potential lag spikes related to gamepad engine.
    • Support for custom keyboard controls added.
    • XInput support added.
    • Controls, volume and screen size settings now save.
    • You can now skip the opening logo with 'S' or 'Q'.
    • Reduced Gorah's HP from 6 to 3.
    • Reduced Rutsubo's HP from 8 to 4.
    • Reduced the Darkness's HP from 8 to 6.
    • You can now pause (default key Q). You can edit your controls from the pause menu.

    Forum Outage

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2015-12-06 20:59:09

    Since Saturday, the forum has been experiencing technical difficulties. Because they pose a potential security risk, I've opted to shut down the forum for the time being. Once this problem can be solved, the forum will be back up and running in full swing.

    Edit: The forum is now back up. Please resume your regular posting habits.

    Introducing Suits Factory 0.1

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2015-11-11 13:57:13

    After another successful 24 hour make-a-thon, we managed to raise $280.15, destroying our goal of $200 for the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. During the event, I made a cute little level editor for making your own Vista Quest levels. You can download it here.

    There's still a lot I can do to make it better (It's hardly functioning right now) and I do plan to roll out some patches but I'm going to keep that on the backburner for now. Still much to be done before I can focus on yet another full game, so this will have to do for now.

    As well, a special thanks goes out to everyone who made art during the stream! You guys are the real MVPs!

    Histoire de Lune Official Demo is Out!

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2015-08-23 21:10:27

    You can play it by clicking on this link right here!

    While this is just a demo, the full game is almost complete. It's been almost a year since I started the project during the 2014 24 hour make-a-thon and am looking to wrap up in the next couple of months. Hopefully it will be worth the wait! You can let us know what you think on our forum!

    Stay tuned for information on Steam Greenlight!

    Syx @ Ai-Kon 2015

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2015-07-24 17:52:17

    The booth.

    Over last weekend from July 17-19, I was at Ai-Kon 2015 showing off some of S&S's games! All in all it went pretty well. People laughed, people cried, someone even DIED... maybe. On Saturday we had Ice Demon playing and people competed for the highest score. While nobody came close to last year's record of 121, held by Dennis Fehr, there were still some mighty strong competitors this year:

    1st: Travis Gauthier - 36 kills
    2nd: Jordan Stevens - 23 kills
    3rd: Patrick Vergil - 20 kills
    4th: Shawn Arksey - 15 kills
    5th: Mitchell Dushnisky - 13 kills
    6th: Samara Brazer - 12 kills

    I sincerely thank everyone who stopped by our booth to try our games and leave their feedback. Thank you, friends!

    See you in 2017!

    Vista Quest Pocket Version 2.0 + Histoire de Lune First Trailer

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2015-06-20 23:39:50

    Hey friendos, I forgot to post this on the site, but the first trailer for Histoire de Lune went up on the forum and YouTube a few days ago. If you're late to the party, here it is:

    As well, Vista Quest Pocket has received an update today. I've done some fixes and level modifications based on community feedback as well as added 9 achievements for you guys to go nuts with.

    Version 2.0

    • Close button on the top-right now closes game instead of acting as ESC.
    • Pressing ESC will no longer end the game on pause menu, end game will need to be manually selected.
    • During race mode, EXIT STAGE is now relabeled as RETIRE on the pause menu.
    • Helpful hints located just under pause menu explain menu options better.
    • Default window size is now 2x resolution instead of native.
    • Reduced potential lag spikes in several levels.
    • Added a second checkpoint to 2-4 and 3-1.
    • Moved first checkpoint in 3-5 ahead so moving platform segment would not need to be repeated.
    • Brought Yofukashi's HP down to 3 from 4. Final feather attack fires less rapidly.
    • Added 9 achievements! Collect them all... or don't. It's really up to you.
    • You can now skip the opening logo by pressing buttons.
    • Minor Level Modifications.

    The Revenge of the Wasp Woman

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2015-05-19 00:41:25

    Hey friends, it's been a while! The Revenge of the Wasp Woman has released today. You can play it right now!

    Basically it's an infinite shmup where you play as this wasp person who really hates robots. Survive wave after wave of increasing difficulty while earning money and purchasing upgrades. Once you inevitably fail, you can submit your score to the online leaderboard.

    Drop by the forum and let me know what you think, alright?

    Mandew vs the Upside Down Machine Version 1.4

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2015-03-08 19:58:14

    Version 1.4 of Mandew vs the Upside Down Machine is out today. This version adds a new tutorial stage that you can play before the main story mode if you're new to the series. It will show you the basics: What helps, what hurts and how to use the spring jump.

    Also some bug fixes and other misc changes for an overall better Mandew experience.

    • Fixed some sounds being too loud.
    • Added SFX for swinging hammer.
    • Added star effect and special sound to Spring Jump to diferenciate it from a regular jump.
    • Added optional tutorial stage.
    • Fixed display issue in credits.
    • Fixed Moon not actually being invincible with invincible setting on.
    • Added additional checkpoint in 3-2
    • Emgee only has four HP now, instead of five.
    • Belial jumps before firing first set of projectiles.
    • Minor level modifications.

    UDM Reaches 150 Downloads; Gets LPd

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2015-02-25 10:29:57

    Mandew vs the Upside Down Machine has been out for about four months now and has already hit over 150 downloads between the main site and S&S's Gamejolt page. While UDM's lifetime number isn't as impressive as Ice Demon or Mandew vs the Colorless Curse, it's still rising steadily and will only increase in momentum when S&S takes Ai-kon 2015 this July.

    Around the web, people have been playing the Upside Down Machine and doing their part to spread the word and I realy appreciate that. I'll embed a couple of videos that have found their way to me here.

    These guys seem really determined

    A wonderful playthrough of world 1

    This guy went through almost the entire game. What a hero!

    Game Listing Update

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2015-01-29 00:18:16

    The Game Listing has been rearranged a little bit so they stand out more. Final Boss and Harvest have actually been moved to the arcade where from now on, really small single screen games will go.

    UDM 1.3 + Changes

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2015-01-21 22:58:54

    For starters, Mandew vs the Upside Down Machine has updated to version 1.3 today. You'll be able to download the new version from the game's download page as per usual. Simply drag the new files over the old and away you go.

    I'll be changing the site's layout a bit in the near future, so look forward to that.

    Version 1.3

    • Nerfed Ardnaik placement in level 1-2.
    • Sound engine fix: when a sound plays, any instance of the sound already playing is stopped.
    • Removed stone hazard in 5-2 after first checkpoint.
    • Fixed fireballs interacting with electrical barriers in 5-4 and FINAL.
    • Reduced fireball's vertical momentumn on throw.
    • Hold UP to throw fireballs higher (but they will be a little slower).

    UDM Version 1.2

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2014-10-10 18:37:07

    This will probably be the last patch for a while. All of the kinks have been ironed out. I added the highly requested option to turn off the music credits and fixed a bunch of things.

    Unfortunately scores needed to be reset, but the scoreboard as it is has been preserved in the hall of fame. Race times were not affected.

    Version 1.2 - October 10, 2014

    • Added option to turn off the music credit shown when a song plays.
    • Fixed being unable to move diagonally during shooting segments in xinput mode.
    • Fixed missing level boundries in 3-4 and 4-2.
    • Fixed score not resetting when starting race mode.
    • Fixed race timer not counting during shooting segments.
    • Fixed level timer counting up in race mode
    • Ghillisuit fluff spawns body on death now.
    • reduced Azure's health by one hit.
    • Emgee and Megafire's bullets in world 5 no longer award points.
    • Only the first bullet from any cannon will award points.
    • Minor level modifications.

    UDM Version 1.1 Released

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2014-10-01 18:18:17

    Version 1.1 of Mandew vs the Upside Down Machine has been released today because I am a champion beta tester. This version will fix a crash in the secret true race mode.

    Mandew vs the Upside Down Machine is here

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2014-09-30 22:17:23

    I originally hinted about this long awaited sequel to the Forever Rain almost three years ago (long before Colorless Curse was even a twinkle in my eye). Finally after a little reboot and countless hours in development, we've finally done it. Mandew, Megafire and I are proud to announce that UDM is finally finished, and you can download it right here!

    One of the first screenshots posted from the original version

    If I fucked anything up or if you'd like to give your 2 cents worth, drop by the forum and tell us what you think!

    Mandew vs the Upside Down Machine Hardcore Trailer

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2014-08-17 13:31:24

    Created by community member, MasterGodzilla. This trailer is quite hardcore.

    Mandew vs the Forever Rain Version 2.0

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2014-08-10 20:37:02

    Version 2.0 of Mandew vs the Forever Rain is out now. Issues fixed in later versions of Colorless Curse and Vista Quest Pocket are now fixed in Forever Rain as well. Forever Rain now has XInput support as well.


    Game Downloads Fixed

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2014-07-13 16:48:01

    When I changed servers, I forgot to update the database code for the download links and it was causing an error. It's been fixed now, sorry about that.

    We've Moved

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2014-07-06 01:46:08

    I just finished transferring everything over to a new server. SnS is now hosted by hostgator.com, which is apparently a pretty ok place. Previously we were on my friend BrandMan's server as we pretty much have been since back in the early Dino Productions/Sprites Unlimited days. Unfortunately this setup didn't give me a lot of control over how things were operated, so changes needed to be made.

    Operating everything myself gives me a little more freedom and now I can focus on getting Sprites Unlimited back up so Belial can get back to work fulfilling all of our pixelated dreams.

    You guys however will probably not notice anything since the transition didn't even really take that long.

    Vista Quest Pocket Soundtrack

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2014-06-13 02:31:25

    I uploaded the soundtrack to Vista Quest Pocket just for you!

    You can listen to the playlist right here!

    Vista Quest Pocket v1.2

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2014-06-11 22:55:57

    Vista Quest Pocket is getting an update today. Since VQP has gotten fairly popular lately, more reports of the sound engine's DLL crashing have come in, so I'll be converting my games over to another engine over the next few weeks.

    Skyscraper Beta 1 Released

    posted by dorko4u
    2014-04-04 09:10:07

    Hey, your good friend dorko4u here. Syx asked me to tell you guys about koth_skyscraper which just got its first beta release last night. You can see a full list of changes, get some download links, server ips and stuff from that handy link I just posted. So jump on the map sometime and give it a try!

    Mandew vs Some Level Nerfs

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2014-03-16 13:40:33

    Hey peeps, Mandew vs the Colorless Curse got an update today. Version 2.1 features a couple of level nerfs. Nothing too special, but you should have a slightly easier time in worlds 3 and 4 now.

    Mandew vs the Colorless Curse 2.0 Release

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2014-02-22 18:49:09

    Version 2.0 of Mandew vs the Colorless Curse is out today. This new version features scoreboard support for race mode and enhanced controller functionality. Not only can you now map up/down/left/right on gamepads, but Colorless Curse now also supports Xinput controllers. This setting should be a huge improvement over the traditional gamepad setting for those who try to use their Xbox 360 controllers for our games.

    Don't forget to assert your dominance over the rest of the community by competing for the top time in race mode.

    If only I Made Games this Fast

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2014-02-14 14:57:08

    Community member Virus610 claims he has the world record for beating Vista Quest Pocket. His run is sub-25 minutes and only has 6 deaths.

    Do you think you have what it takes to beat him?

    Vista Quest Pocket - 1.1

    posted by Dan J
    2014-02-12 20:46:41

    Ladies and Gentlemen, a new update for Vista Quest Pocket has arrived. What's in this update, you ask? Increased wall kick height, option to toggle climb claws on and off, along with several added features and fixes.

    Your opinions and concerns have been heard, so go play the latest version and be sure to submit your high scores. Ah yeah~!

    The Cardcaptor's Survival Guide

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2014-01-27 00:45:52

    Having trouble collecting those mysterious cards in Vista Quest Pocket? Well then you should probably check out this handy guide for finding every single one of them.

    Now go collect some cards and educate yourself on Vista Quest lore.

    Website Redesign

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2014-01-04 21:29:29

    As you are no doubt aware by now, the website has undergone a layout change. I've removed the twitter feeds and moved all navigation to the top bar among other changes.

    And if you can kindly direct your visual receptors towards the top-left of the screen you can see the new Arcade Section. The arcade section will feature small browser-based games that you could totally play if you felt like it. The first of which is Memory Match, a memory game where you try to make as many matches as you can within the time limit. You can even submit your score to our leaderboards as per usual.

    Vista Quest Sprites

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2013-12-31 18:55:29

    I actually announced it pretty much on every feed that isn't this one, Vista Quest Pocket launched about a week ago. The sprites for it just went up on Sprites Unlimited as well.

    For more up-to-date updates you can like us on Facebook or follow me on twitter or tumblr.

    Syx Fucks it Up

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2013-09-13 19:21:26

    Hey look it's koth_skyscraper version alpha 6b! This version fixes RED's broken spawn that I introduced in version alpha 6.


    I am Recording Everything

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2013-09-08 22:48:56

    Final Boss version 1.1 has just shipped, adding support for S&S's new scoreboard system. You can now submit your best time (number of turns) for ranking.

    What game is next? What game is NEXT!?

    I am Watching Your Every Move

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2013-09-06 14:13:27

    Version 3.2 of Vista Quest has shipped today (first update in 2 years gosh). What's new you ask? Well now when you beat the game, your score can be submitted to S&S. Our crack force of codemonkeys will evaluate your performance and put your score in a cute lil' top 10 list located on the game's page. So now everybody will know how good you are at obscure platformers on the internet!

    Expect me to implement records systems for more games in the future (expect Final Boss and Forever Rain to be next).

    For All You TF2 Folk out There

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2013-08-30 15:41:25

    Hot off the presses it's koth_skyscraper, a TF2 map by Syaxamaphone. I even made a cute little update to go with it.

    Stop by the forum and let me know how you like it, ok?

    Camp Day is Champ Day

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2013-07-18 21:17:18

    Today we've launched the Boot Camp, a site that will be keeping record of all there is to know about War Girl. You can even download the demo that was available at Ai-Kon earlier this week.

    As always, refer to our forum for leaving feedback <3

    S&S does Ai-Kon 2013 (Winnipeg, MB)

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2013-07-14 22:46:37

    Hey there everyone, Syx here with an update of sorts. Over the weekend, I was at Ai-Kon, an anime convention in Winnipeg, MB. We were showing Ice Demon, Colorless Curse and the first public release of War Girl to the general public. An album of the goings on can be found here. I kind of regret not taking more pictures, but all in all the event went pretty well. We had a competition to see who could get the highest score in Ice Demon over the weekend. First place got over 120 kills which is no less than impressive to say the least.

    Here is a list of the top scores over 10 on Ice Demon over the weekend:

    1st: Dennis Fehr - 121 kills
    2nd: Dale Miller - 32 kills
    3rd: Travis Gauthier - 30 kills
    4th: Caitlin Chorney - 20 kills
    5th: Brent Lattery - 17 kills
    5th: Josh Fideliak - 17 kills
    6th: Jacob Sareault - 15 kills
    6th: Danial Peters - 15 kills
    7th: Nelson - 14 kills
    7th: Jeriel Pagat - 14 kills

    The best part though, in my opinion, is that we got a lot of feedback from con-goers over the last three days on our games. I even took the feedback I got for Colorless Curse and applied it to the game right at the con. So MvtCC version 1.4 is now live!

    Having a booth at a con was a great experience and I hope to do it again and again for the foreseeable future. Maybe we'll even have some sweet sweet S&S merchandise next time <3

    Mandew vs The Colorless Curse 1.3

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2013-05-30 23:15:16

    I've updated Mandew vs the Colorless Curse today to version 1.3. This version includes the new race mode. Play through the game from start to finish with a timer running to see how fast you can do it.

    In race mode, you will have unlimited lives but you can't save the game (preventing would-be cheaters from exploiting the game by reloading their save). After the end credits, the game will tell you how you did. You also won't have access to Venice or any of the game's cheats in this mode.

    Good luck and happy racing! <3

    War Girl is Still a Thing

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2013-04-29 17:58:22

    Hey look it is Syx and he is actually posting actual news about actual games that he actually makes sometimes (actually)

    If you haven't already, you should check out my short series of speedlapse commentary videos showcasing a little bit of War Girl and a lot of the S&S community talking about trains. Click here for the playlist or just check it out right below.

    Our Forum

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2013-04-20 03:08:28

    Join it.

    Happy < Insert Holiday Here > !!

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2012-12-12 02:14:06

    Hey there everyone I hope you all are having a pretty groovy Decemberween. If you have time, maybe you should stop by the forum and check out the tree we are putting together.

    Awe heck, I'll just post it here:

    Look at me, I Made Things Better!

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2012-10-03 17:02:27

    I've updated the news feed to run through SQL, allowing me to pretty it up with some avatars and usernames.

    here. have a picture of my cat.

    Pausing the game

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2012-08-24 19:00:00

    During normal gameplay, you may find yourself with the sudden urge to stop the game's vital functions for your own personal benefit.

    Normal Gameplay

    By pressing the 'Q' key, you can pause the game, taking a break from the action in the aptly named pause screen.

    Abnormal Gameplay

    Using S&S's patented game pausing technology, your game is now paused indefinitly while you take your time looking through the game's array of weapons and items. You can also go to the bathroom, pick your nose or get a fresh glass of iced tea during the paused game mode.

    More Dew for Yew

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2012-08-19 19:00:00

    Mandew vs the Colorless Curse has been updated to 1.2. Its mostly bug fixes and a new pause sound effect. I even fixed the dialogue noise.

    Look at that Dew Fly

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2012-07-11 19:00:00

    Special thanks to Papero who recorded the full game video of Colorless Curse. That is up now as well as a resource section as well. The game manual should be done within the next couple of weeks.

    It's an Update!

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2012-07-01 19:00:00

    Mandew vs the Colorless Curse version 1.1 has been released. It fixes a lot of issues brought up by the community. I even added some cheats. You can press F12 at the title screen to access the cheat box but as usual I'm not going to tell you what they are. Try looking in the game.

    Lack of Huehuehue

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2012-06-25 19:00:00

    Hey guys whats that? Another game? Is it Mandew vs the Colorless Curse? It might just be!

    The sequel to Forever Rain, Mandew finds himself trapped in a colorless world with the task of collecting the four golden consoles. 16 levels stand between Mandew and the way home.

    Anyways, I'm uploading this at 3AM so I'm going to go to sleep now. If anything crashes and burns, you can drop a post-bomb down on the forums.


    Super Secret Update What?

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2012-06-07 19:00:00

    Whoashit guys its The Final Boss, a little RPG boss fight I programmed in like, two and a half days. Mandew did a bunch too. Try it out, its pretty good.

    The game saves chatlogs that you can share with the forum. How exciting!

    Don't Adjust your Monitors

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2012-05-10 19:00:00

    The trailer for Mandew vs the Colorless Curse is out today. Check it, like it, favorite it, talk about it here. Get the word out however you do. Expect gamey goodness on June 15th. We're almost there!

    In related news, Ice Demon is cool. Have you played that yet?


    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2012-03-31 19:00:00

    Ice Demon v5.0

    posted by Bob Hood
    2012-03-13 19:00:00


    here's a new (and most likely the last) addition to Ice Demon. This one, however, is special, because it changes a boss, and adds one new one, instead of just the usual tweaks and bug fixes. By the way there's also tweaks and bug fixes; lots as well! So for this version I reccomend you use a new save file for your scores since this version changes a lot. Also, if you're a new player, check out the new tutorial.

    Thank you and enjoy!

    Mandew update and video

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2012-03-09 18:00:00

    While trying to do the MvstFR full gameplay video I actually found out in the previous update I accidentilly made it so Mandew can't do a full jump when running (he just does a small jump). I fixed that and a couple other things in an update to 1.3. After which I promptly finished the full game video.

    Its Like a Video Game Without the Game

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2012-03-01 18:00:00

    Happy 2012 broskis, its been a little while but games are still being made. Bob has some improvements to Ice Demon in the works and I'm busy with a new project (check the forum for details). Today however, marks the release of the first Full Game Video upload. What it is is a sort of walkthrough for those who are having trouble with the game or those who just don't feel like beating it. You can watch the game start to finish to see how it all turns out.

    Right now only Vista Quest has one up but I'll be doing the others in the near future.

    Two or three months in S&S time

    See the World in Blocks

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2011-12-25 18:00:00

    I really like Minecraft. I like building things. I like making things. I have an eternal thirst for the development of content. My deep obsession with productivity has resulted in this small adventure map. Try it out! It's mostly parkour so bring your patience with you (a requirement for anything I make). Expect more free roaming in the future.

    I am a Bad Dev

    posted by Bob Hood
    2011-12-05 18:00:00

    Ice Demon version 4.0

    The previous version was kind of a miniscule update so I made up for it by adding everything I planned to finish the game with in this update.

    In this update: Two new stages and two new game modes! The two levels are set in space and a volcano; the volcano one is hard as balls so unless youíre really good at the game you should probably just ignore that one completely. The two new modes are Survival and Heaven. Survival puts you in a room where you try to avoid an invincible Chibeara for as long as you can. Heaven is a stage with no bosses but a ton of enemies on a huge playing field. Might sound tough, but you have double attack power and increased running speed on this map!

    So you get that, plus a bunch of other tweaks. See the bottom of the gameís f1 page for those details.

    And that about wraps things up. This is the last Ice Demon thing Iíll be posting for a while, probably. I had a few other ideas in mind but I think this is enough for now. Maybe in a few months when the gameís audience is significant (hopefully) Iíll come back to this and add those things. But in the meantime, I will be starting a new game project and working on that. However, if thereís a bug thatís getting in the way, I will try and patch that as soon as possible if itís within my power (which it might not be, Iím not an expert at this).

    If you enjoy playing Ice Demon at all, I would greatly appreciate it if you spread the word about my studioís existence. As much as I enjoyed making this I canít be assed to continue if thereís only like seven people who are playing my projects. HUGE thank you to the few who have played it for me already. If it wasnít for your advice and enjoyment, I would not have been able to make this. However, that isnít to say that Iím more thankful for them than I am for you, the person reading this post, for downloading this.

    Every day I'm tumbln'

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2011-12-01 18:00:00

    Bob, Mandew and I have Tumblr, you can see them in the links to the left.

    As well, what you see here is a screenshot from an adventure map I've been working on. Its called 'Tower' right now, more creativity will come in the near future. The map will be avaliable on the site when complete.

    It's out!

    posted by Bob Hood
    2011-11-27 18:00:00

    In this update are only two big things of interest though.

    First is a new map, Carina Ruins, a flat stage with a hole in the middle. Watch out for sandstorms!

    Second is something that I think I should have implemented since day one. When people played this game I noticed that 80 or 90 percent of anyone who's played it had a hard time getting a good score, They, surprisingly, still enjoyed the game, but I want those players to be able to last long, worthwhile sessions, and maybe even improve. For these players, I present Simple Mode. You play a toned down round of the Mt. Gunpowder stage. Enemies spawn slower and have less HP. However, you get no power ups or extra health, and you cannot save your score. You'll live longer, but this mode is just for practice for the real deal.

    (tldr; I added easy mode, go nuts.)

    Why did I Post a Period I Never do That.

    posted by Bob Hood
    2011-11-09 18:00:00

    Hey guys.

    Normally I would have waited a while to post a new Ice Demon version, but there were some really terrible glitches that I missed after I released it. Sorry for my bullshit. Here's 2.1; not only does it fix several bugs but it also comes with some other tweaks that you may find useful!

    I am Bob

    posted by Bob Hood
    2011-11-02 19:00:00

    Ice Demon version 2.0 is out. It's pretty great. Burp.

    A Game With a View

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2011-10-29 19:00:00

    Version 3.1 of Vista Quest 2 has been released. This new version includes several level modifications and support for USB controllers.

    Chill Out!

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2011-10-26 19:00:00

    Please welcome Shower Time's Ice Demon to the S&S family. developed by Bob, Ice Demon is a very well polished little game where the idea is to survive a fire demon onslaught for as long as you can.

    I can't go 30 seconds.


    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2011-10-11 19:00:00

    version Alpha 1.3 of Alpha is out today as well as version 1.0.1 of Mandew's Harvest. Enjoy.

    Mandew Finished a Game

    posted by Mandew
    2011-10-10 19:00:00


    No, you did not misread any of that! I actually finished a game!! Check it out here!

    Anyways, Harvest is a game done in the style of a Game & Watch. The higher score you get, the faster the game goes and the harder it is to keep up! See what score can you achieve?

    Shine Get!

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2011-10-05 19:00:00

    Congrats on finishing your Super Mario World LP Mandew.

    You can Almost Smell the Sulpher

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2011-09-30 19:00:00

    Check out version 1.2 of Alpha. Now with 64% more inventory.

    You can Almost Smell the Iodine

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2011-09-25 19:00:00

    Our friend Mandew has currently picked up a new LP project. Enjoy the first part of his Super Mario Land 2 playthrough.

    You can Almost Smell the Chlorine

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2011-09-24 19:00:00

    Version Alpha 1.1 has been released. Check it out and keep discussing ways to add to our little project here.

    Let's Conduct Science!

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2011-09-21 19:00:00

    Hello peons, today I have a proposition for you. I'm starting up a community project I'm currently refering to as Alpha. Its an open ended sandbox game eveloped using ideas from the community. I want to see what kind of ideas you guys come up with. Check out this board to view and share ideas. New versions will be posted regularly with community suggested ideas and features.

    I'll be honest we're only a few hours in and I'm already excited. I can't wait to see how this turns out.

    Happy Cirno Day

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2011-09-08 19:00:00

    Some of you guys know I've been going through a bit of a minecraft phase lately, so I've been feeding my addiction by reading Notch's Tumbler. I noticed how he keeps people constantly updated on his progress. I on the other hand, shut myself in my apartment and keep all the juicy dev details to myself. Why do I keep it a secret? I like the suprise? Do they like the suprise? Recent discussion on group chats suggest I may be going at this the wrong way.

    I grew up with a strict Nintendo upbringing. My dad bought Nintendo games, I played Nintendo games, so as a child I had idolized the company. When I got into development, I tried to be like them, I kept everything a secret until release day, developing the entire project on my own with little input. In recent months, I've been getting some people I know irl to playtest my games. Right now a friend of mine is going through Vista Quest 2 and its been a real eye opener. This game has some very bad level design. Sure people have told me this, but this is the first time I've actually seen it. Playing something yourself and watching someone else experience your creation in real time is very different.

    It was then I realized, I am doing this completly wrong.

    This was TheUntamedLegend's idea

    I've realized that one of us is never as good as all of us, so I'm going to try and be a lot more open to suggestions and cc in the future. I'll be honest I'm extremily stubborn; perhaps not the best trait for a game designer, but I'm going to do my best to fix that. I'll try to post a lot more about my progress on Mandew and Vista Quest in the future.

    As well, feel free to drop opinions and suggestions on the forums.

    Server Move

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2011-08-02 19:00:00

    Over the last couple days my host and I have been switching servers. A few posts on the forum were lost in the transition. Let me know via the forum if anything else is out of whack.

    It's Actually Sunny Outside

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2011-07-22 19:00:00

    Hey look it's syx and he's posting an update to Mandew vs the Forever Rain. Updates include some physics tweaking and a new cheatbox. There are currently four cheat codes you can enter into this magic box but I don't remember what they were.

    Eh, we'll figure it out.

    Super Driver Syax

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2011-07-18 19:00:00

    Hold on tight chat, here comes a blog post whoa was that another screenshot of the new Mandew game right in the middle of this paragraph? I think it was. What are you going to do about it? Perhaps you can go to the staff page to check out the new QR codes for downloading staff mii's.

    The DIY library has also been updated, adding 6 more microgames and completing DIY2. You can stop bracing yourselves because I'm not going to embed a youtube video in the middle of this OOPS I WAS LIEING!!

    It's like Night Vision

    posted by Syaxamaphone
    2011-07-09 19:00:00

    Between work and playing video games, I sometimes get things done, but I'm still kind of slow. I'm currently switching between VQ3 and Mandew vs the Upside-Down Machine. Both are still in their early child-like stages.

    As for the site, it's green now. Isn't that great? More changes will follow in the next couple of days.

Mandew is doing a great job handling the sprites for MvstUDM; does it feel strange to sprite one's self?

In Case you Couldn't Figure it Out

posted by Syaxamaphone
2011-05-13 19:00:00

Vista Quest is getting it's online game manuel this morning (or night, its a gray area right now). Check it out.

Updates have been scarce lately as I've been hard at work on my latest project, Vista Quest 3. Though I'm starting VQ3 now, expect a sequel to Mandew before the end of the year.

No Way

posted by Syaxamaphone
2011-04-04 19:00:00

I wish this were an April Fools joke, but version 3.1 of Vista Quest has just shipped. It fixes a major game ending glitch introduced in 3.0 as well as some other minor fixes brought to my attention.

24 Hours of Fun

posted by Syaxamaphone
2011-04-04 19:00:00

On Thursday, April 7th at 5:00am I'll be starting a 24 hour marathon run working on a as of now secret project. Check the forum for details on how you can join in on the fun and win prizes.

Coin Crazy

posted by Syaxamaphone
2011-03-19 19:00:00

Hey guys, look at this! ANOTHER Vista Quest update!? This will probably be the last one for a long time. I've addressed some issues brought up during the previous clan game as well as refined the controller engine. You can now edit your keyboard controls too.


posted by Syaxamaphone
2011-03-16 19:00:00

Did I say a few days? I meant a few months. The Mandew vs the Forever Rain Online Manuel is now avaliable to give you extra insight into the game.

DIY Museum

posted by Syaxamaphone
2011-02-17 18:00:00

After a long hiatus, I've finally gotten unlazy and have recorded and uploaded a few of Mandew's DIY games. Maybe I'll get even less lazy and make one myself. Who knows.

Pass the Cake

posted by Syaxamaphone
2011-02-03 18:00:00

Though it happens to be a certain forum-goer's special day, one still can't slack on their daily duties. Today I've released version 2.2 of Vista Quest. This version has some score modifications to make it more friendly for our latest clan competition. Details on the game's download page.


posted by Syaxamaphone
2011-01-20 18:00:00

The problem with being a one-man dev team is that it's hard to get a good reading on what is a good idea or not. One just needs to keep trying until you get things right. And that brings us to our update. Mandew vs the Forever Rain has been updated to version 1.1 today.

This version mostly sees a fix in the power-ups. The hammer and fireballs both see a general increase in usefulness. The hammer now uses a little projectile instead of invisible collision detection. As well, the hammer scores you more points for killing enemies with it. The fireballs now travel farther and can do damage against Syax and Dorko. Aside from a few minor fixes (and maybe a secret or two added), thats pretty much it. Happy gaming.

Sorry I had to go Lunch

posted by Mandew
2011-01-15 18:00:00

Bonjour tout le monde! Ici Mandew, the Master of None.

As the person I am, I decided to start let's playing! It's quite something! Come watch me as I discover for you the depths of Super Mario World - one of the first games I've ever played, and one of the most modified games in the world.

See you on Youtube!

Wouldn't you rather be a loli?

posted by Syaxamaphone
2011-01-12 18:00:00

Quick forum update guys, we've introduced the clan feature. Members can join one of our four clans to compete in games and stuff as a group. Check out this topic to sign up.

Look Out! He's on your Lawn

posted by Syaxamaphone
2011-01-01 18:00:00

Ok so I got the flu so I was a little off, but never-the-less, here it is! Mandew vs. the Forever Rain is done! Join Mandew as he covers four worlds of platforming action, filled to the brim with secrets and power-ups to make your defeat at the hands of the game's four bosses all that much less humiliating.

In the coming days, a couple of guides will go up explaining how the game ticks. For now you'll just have to figure it out by yourself. Can't be too hard, right?

It's like Canadian Black Friday

posted by Syaxamaphone
2010-12-25 18:00:00

Hey guys, happy Boxing Day! The most wonderful time of the year. Now don't think for a second that we don't care about you guys. Just for boxing day, I spent a good part of the morning making this handy-dandy Ghost Hunting Guide! Within this page you can find the detailed locations of all 20 hidden ghosts in Vista Quest 2. Happy Boxing day!

As for progress on Mandew vs. the Forever Rain, you can expect that by New Years. The game is in fact finished. All thats left to be done is some beta testing and the fixing of whatever problems Bob and Mandew can find. And trust me, they try. Hurting my feelings is like a full time job for them.

Hoping all your Boxing Day wishes come true,

Moon's Nerf Dart Galaxy

posted by Mandew
2010-10-29 19:00:00

Hey there viewers of this page, mandew game will be delayed because the game is so hard that Moon had to crash through my window. He had come to complain that the game was too hard. He threatened to get Gene to punch me out of the galaxy if I didn't nerf it.

Because I have a phobia of black holes, the game will be dalayed for selfish reasons that I can guarantee you have nothing to do with the spriter (me)'s laziness and general absence.

Merci de votre patience

Billboard Contest

posted by Syaxamaphone
2010-10-07 19:00:00

Oh shit guys, that dastardly Syax wants to paint all the billboards in world 4 of Mandew vs the Forever Rain in Touhou! We can't let him do that.

[Contest Ended]

MvsTFR Trailer

posted by Syaxamaphone
2010-09-29 19:00:00

Trailer Link

Mandew vs. The Forever Rain

posted by Syaxamaphone
2010-09-13 19:00:00

Hey guys, you should check out this demo. This happens to be the first world to Mandew vs. the Forevor Rain, a side project I've been working on for the past month or so.

Hey it's that Guy

posted by Syaxamaphone
2010-08-26 19:00:00

I'll just leave this here so you guys know we're not dead.

I'm still working on Histoire de Lune, but it's a large project and won't be done for quite some time. This little game will keep you guys occupied for the time being.

Vista Quest Update

posted by Syaxamaphone
2010-07-26 19:00:00

Ok so Vista Quest has gotten a bit of an update today. I've added a few cheats to the game that let you skip ahead to later levels. Its almost like saving only sneakier. Check the game's page for more information. What are the cheats? Well it would be a secret I intend to take to the grave.

Or maybe its hidden on the site somewhere, I dunno.

3 New DIY Games

posted by Syaxamaphone
2010-07-02 19:00:00

So Bob and Mandew have started DIY2, our second library of DIY games. We have 3 new DIY games added to the library.

Histoire de Lune Announced

posted by Syaxamaphone
2010-06-15 19:00:00

I am pleased to announce Histoire de Lune: Legend of the Sky Princess. This adventure game features platforming action with a more RPG feel to it. Borrowing elements from classics like Zelda II and Cave Story, HdL is sure to impress. Of course this game is nowhere near done, but you can check its page for updates in the form of a blog. Blog updates every few days so be sure to check often.

Quick Update, Hi

posted by Syaxamaphone
2010-06-08 19:00:00

ok so, I'm pleased to announce my latest project has been moving along quite smoothly. Progress is progressing and clocks are ticking. What does this all mean? Well I am making a game of course. The numbers are being crunched and the computers are beeping and booping as work continues on schedule. What is that schedule? Well I hope to have this bundle of joy out of the factories and into computers everywhere by Christmas of 2010.

I'll be setting up a blog where I'll post things about the game and production later this week. Mandew might also have something for us in the near future as well. Keep checking back.

3 New DIY Games + 3D Dot Game Heroes

posted by Syaxamaphone
2010-06-02 19:00:00

Ok so, a few big changes to the DIY Library. First of all, 3 new games have been added, completing the DIY1 section. Just a round of congrats to Mandew and Bob for making so many microgames for the site. I've uploaded a video showing the entire DIY1 section in action, visible from the main DIY page as well as from our YouTube account.

The DIY page has also been split into an index listing DIY sections and shorter game pages listing parts of the DIY section. This makes for about six recordings per page instead of 18.

Now with the recent release of 3D Dot Game Hero, I'm pleased to unveil our custom character section. Gingy has already put together 4 custom 3D Dot Game Hero characters over the course of a single day. Expect more soon.

4 New DIY Games

posted by Syaxamaphone
2010-05-22 19:00:00

Mandew and Bob are trying to bury me with their creativity, but I am much too fast. Four new DIY games have been added to the DIY page.

DIY: Stand Off

posted by Syaxamaphone
2010-05-16 19:00:00

Oh hey, here I am with another DIY game. Sorry guys, I got to this one first.

Two new Microgames

posted by Syaxamaphone
2010-05-14 19:00:00

Mandew has completed two new DIY Microgames, Black Plague and Night Picnic. Both are viewable on the DIY page and via our YouTube channel.

Vista Quest 2 v3.0

posted by Syaxamaphone
2010-05-12 19:00:00

Vista Quest 2 has just gotten a nice update today. First of all, that map bug is fixed. It just goes to show I can be not-lazy sometimes. As well as some other minor tweaks, I added the option of changing the screen size of the game. This and more are avaliable from the options menu on the main title menu.

New DIY + Vista Quest 2

posted by Syaxamaphone
2010-05-07 19:00:00

Introducing Syx-Attack, the latest in S&S's line of DIY microgames. Guide myself to safety or you will not be seeing anymore of these. Also, Vista Quest 2 has been reuploaded and you can check that out. Map fix coming soon, I swear.

DIY Library

posted by Syaxamaphone
2010-05-04 19:00:00

Quick Update before work, the DIY Library is up. Theres 7 games total but not all of them are on the page as I post this. All 7 are avaliable on our Youtube page though and I'll have the rest up sometime tonight.

Forum Launch + Dream Fight

posted by Syaxamaphone
2010-05-03 19:00:00

Our pal Gingy has set up Suits and Sandals forums for us so we hope you all join us and post and stuff (link to the left). Gingy also set up the Dream Fight page, a card game Bob is designing featuring video game characters. Cards will be showcased on that page. Rules soon.


Site Launch + Vista Quest

posted by Syaxamaphone
2010-05-01 20:02:01

Ok so Suits and Sandals site is up. This will be where we keep an archive of the games we make(speaking of which, Vista Quest). Right now the navigation doesn't have much. You can check our YouTube which will host trailers and gameplay videos soon. As well, you can meet the team.

So be sure to check back later, I plan to have a couple more sections up in the near future, as well as a nice spiffy forum. Some of it might even be up later today, who knows.



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