Monday, 2 February 2015

Beeswing thoughts

Recently a person played Beeswing on Youtube and it was interesting to see the comments about the game. Most of the comments were negative.

Being crazy/ on drugs -

 Pretty used to this one.

Being pretentious -

There's nothing I can say to this, no reason why I should say anything. I like to think that the things I do come from a real place.

Cloying/ mawkish/ horrible content -

I have to be careful here. Is the appeal for sentimentality the only thing going on in the game? I think certain cultures/ people from certain backgrounds don't realise that a thing can be sad at the same time as being comedic, be entertaining and not be delightful etc.

In Scotland this duality is everywhere. My auntie died on the 26th of December, 2014. She was a great person, I wish you could have met her. When her sisters went to the hospital to see her before Christmas she was in so much pain and on so much morphine that she was a little confused. She asked her sister,
"Were you singing just then? I swore I could hear singing".
"Maybe it was the angels". Everyone laughed.
This is typical of the sense of humour in Scotland.

On the horrible content: The reality on which the stories in the game are based is often much worse.

Other qualms -

  • not a game
  • convoluted text
  • artsy fartsy 

I don't think I want to defend myself anymore.

I can't afford to keep making games.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Beeswing Released!

or if you are outside the UK

All purchases include 17 track soundtrack.

My labour of love Beeswing has now been released. Sadly the New Year brought with it new VAT laws which have made it a bit difficult for me to distribute the game but I'm happy to say it is availabe through the above widgets.