The Kitchen
The Kitchen

Gosh, we’re just full of announcements this week. Announcing a website relaunch and a new game…

You’d think we’d stop just there, but no! We’re going to resume streaming too.

We did a few little streams back when Space Farmers was released, showing how the levels were created and other bits and pieces.

However this new stream will be more structured, more regular and 50% more fun because Rich will be taking part too!

So come along to this weeks stream for the following fun and larks.

We’ll be:

  • Livestreaming some co-op gaming
  • Having an open discussion about that week’s development
  • Discussing any fun stuff we’ve seen that week
  • Taking any questions posted to us in the stream chat
  • Probably playing something else to finish off the stream.
  • Most importantly come and find out why we’re calling this The Kitchen!

it’s going to be totally relaxed and hopefully entertaining to be part of. We hope to see you there!

Date/Time: Friday 10:00 GMT

PS: If you miss it don’t worry, we’ll hopefully be uploading all content separately to Youtube afterwards.

As a developer it’s wonderful to watch people enjoy playing a game you’ve poured your sweat, tears and, quite frankly, your sanity into.

Tribloos 3 Alpha Screenshot 2
Speed Runners Unite!

So when you see a small number of amazing people try to speed run your game, showing you play techniques you never even knew existed while being sooo smoooth with their co-opnitude (sure, that’s a word). Well…

It almost brings a tear to your eye, if we were prone to crying which were not because we’re MEN. *ahem*

I very much doubt the current speed can be beaten, some of those levels are pretty tricky as it is. (I think there’s one level which could be done faster but I’m not going to say which). I’ve watched the videos several times now and they are really impressive.

Just, very well done guys. Very well done indeed.

But I want to know what “All Levels (except that one)” means though!

Check out the speed runners here

I’d love to see someone speed run the “Grinder to the Max” level…

Nice to see you, nice to see you.

How have you been, everyone? Hopefully we’ll catch up with you all soon.

In the meantime we wanted to say that we’re back and busy with new content to share with you all very soon.

By the way, breathe in the new site design! It’s super simple (on purpose, honest) and easy for us to add/remove gumpf from as we need. The previous one was clunky and just awful to make any decent changes to.

The bad news is we lost the old blog, mailing list and a bunch of useful data that went with it. But that means we can start afresh, anew and with invigorated vigour.

First things first, if you can’t wait to hear about our upcoming game releases announcements this week please, please subscribe to our new awesome Bumpkin newsletter. You can get a digest (hmmm) of our blog entries each week. And we WILL be blogging more than once a week. Personally I’m bursting with enthusiasm for blogging about our new releases and I know Rich is bursting with…something so that’s a start.

We’ve got plans for:

  • Game Development diary entries (I’ve got some saved up already!)
  • Bumpkin Plays (us doing rubbish in games basically)
  • Bumpkin Podcast (probably something we’ll do before/after the lets play)
  • Game reviews (if we play anything interesting we’ll let you know)
  • A Bumpkin Opinion (Things about the game industry we feel strongly about)

So if any of that sounds interesting please sign up and let us know what you think.