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Nearly finished with my PS4/Vita game (finally)

Posted by Josh1billion, 21 August 2018 - - - - - - · 4679 views

Some of you guys might remember that I posted here a while back about a game I was working on called Emerald Shores: 
It's been a long year-and-a-half since then, and the game's finally almost ready for launch. I'm working on a trailer...

Just announced Emerald Shores, my platformer for PS4/Vita

Posted by Josh1billion, 30 March 2017 - - - - - - · 4435 views

In short, the concept is basically "Super Mario World with a level-up system that determines your HP and jump damage." There will be 20-something levels, 5 boss battles, a bunch of secret/unlockable levels, and a Remix Mode that rearranges all of the levels to make them harder. 
Here's some more info and screenshots: http://www.fordesoft.com/blog/po...

Released a web app for watching YouTube music videos with sync'd lyrics

Posted by Josh1billion, 09 August 2016 - * * * * * · 2360 views

It's a pretty simple concept: the site displays a music video while the lyrics show up in sync with the song. 
(Note that the search feature isn't complete yet, so for now you can only really browse via the Watch link at the top. I'll finish the search feature as more content gets added) 
While there's the whole "...

My PS Vita game, Super Blackout, is out on PSN today. If you previously bought it on PS Mobile, I'll give you a free upgrade

Posted by Josh1billion, 13 October 2015 - * * * * * · 1497 views

I'm excited to say my PS Vita game is finally out on PSN. It's a $4.99 puzzle game based on the "lights out" style of puzzles. You can find it here:


If the game sounds familiar, you might have seen it when I released it on PS Mobile last year. This is a...

My game Super Blackout is coming to PS Vita on Oct. 13

Posted by Josh1billion, 04 September 2015 - - - - - - · 2283 views

Back in November, I released a puzzle game called Super Blackout on PlayStation Mobile.

Long story short: PS Mobile is closed now, but I'm releasing a new, improved version on the full PS Vita platform next month.

New additions in this version:
- trophies
- gamepad support (in addition to the existing touchscreen controls)
- PlayStation TV support
- new...

My first Vita game is now on the PSN store!

Posted by Josh1billion, 05 November 2014 - - - - - - · 1014 views

I'm pretty excited.. Super Blackout just went live on the PlayStation Mobile section of the Vita PSN store. :)



It's a puzzle game based on the "lights out" puzzle idea, and I tried to go all out with as many features as I could imagine: a ton of levels (90, spread across three di...

Just submitted my first Vita game to Sony for review

Posted by Josh1billion, 26 October 2014 - - - - - - · 1243 views

Just completed my first Vita game, which is an enhanced port of my Android game. :) It's a puzzle game called Super Blackout.. 90 levels, level editor, random level generator, 18 graphics skins, etc. Took about three/four days of free time to port it and add a couple of features.

It'll be up in the PlayStation Mobile section of the Vita store if/when S...

CAG ruined used game stores for me

Posted by Josh1billion, 16 October 2014 - * * * * * · 1009 views

Five years ago, I discovered CAG and all of the great deals within. Since then, I'm unable to enjoy trips to used game stores.

A decade ago, my younger, more naive self was able to stroll into the local Gamestop, see a $30 used PS2 game sitting on the shelf, and think to myself, "Wow, that's $20 off. Sold."

But these days, my reaction is disgust. $30, r...


Posted by Josh1billion, 03 August 2012 - - - - - - · 431 views

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