February 22, 2019

As you can tell from the title, it's been quite a week!  The biggest news is that we've settled on a new name.  Everyone that it likely to veto the name has given it the go ahead, so I can now reveal that this game is going to be called....

It's still not absolutel...

February 17, 2019

Good morning, fellow travelers on the highway of life :)

I come to you having already eaten a couple of frogs that I'd been dragging my feet on - getting a contract drafted and reconciling my bank accounts.  Does anyone out there enjoy this stuff?  Hands up?  Anyone?......

February 15, 2019

I've done it!  I've submitted Before to The Pavs!  I doubt I'll place, but it's still worth a go :)

As for the rest of the week, it went pretty much to the plan from Mondays post, plus a metric boatload of UX polishing and work with the artist getting things looking jus...

February 10, 2019

All games, it seems to me, live or die in terms of their immediate enjoyability on the answers to two questions: (1) am I having an emotional response to what I'm doing (usually 'am I having fun', but sometimes the emotion is sadness, horror or any number of others.  J...

February 8, 2019

I'm sorry Twitter, I hope you can forgive me, but I ended up ignoring your decision!

This week has been a weird one, between my son getting braces and Waitangi Day here in New Zealand, it's been a bit chopped up.  I got the mess left over from making shipping lanes all...

February 3, 2019

I tried a wee experiment over the weekend - made a twitter poll for what I should work on this week.  The poll isn't finished yet, but it's fairly clear what the result is going to be, so this week I'll be laying the groundwork for the happiness mechanic.  Importantly,...

February 1, 2019

Something that's always bugged be is leaving work on a Friday with something unfinished, especially when it had been working on Wednesday.  This week I said I was going to get shipping lanes working - allowing players to send resources between islands automatically - a...

Please reload

Recent Posts

June 4, 2020

May 25, 2020

Please reload


Please reload


I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!

Please reload

  • Discord-Logo-White
  • Facebook

©2017 by Balancing Monkey. Proudly created with Wix.com