Author: Jon

  • Introducing Bullfrog Touch for iPhone

    Outer Level is pleased to introduce our first iPhone and iPod Touch game, Bullfrog Touch. Classic arcade action comes to your iPhone or iPod Touch, but with a twist. Tilt, flick, and touch your way through 50 challenging levels to earn your spot atop the online global rankings. Race against the clock to eat six…

  • Bullfrog 2 Update

    Just thought I would update anyone who is still subscribed to this feed here at MakeMacGames.com. I’ve moved my active blogging about game development to my company’s blog to keep everything together. It’s become easier over time to maintain only one blog. On that note, I just posted a small Bullfrog 2 development update and…

  • Story Writing in Games

    Ars Technica recently published a three part series on “Why Writing In Games Matters”. It’s an interesting read and certainly makes one think about how their game design can be improved by putting more thought and effort into the story as well as the purty graphics and rendering engine. Why Writing in Games Matters –…

  • Bullfrog 2

    Posted on my company blog: Bullfrog 2 Bullfrog exceeded all my expectations. Even though it was only supposed to be a learning project and was developed with a tiny budget, downloads have been non-stop since it made its way on to the big Mac download websites. Watching as the high scores have gotten higher and…

  • Building WingNuts in Xcode with OpenGL

    The Apple Developer Connection just posted a new developer interview. This time they talk to Freeverse, developer of “WingNuts 2” and publisher of “Heroes of Might and Magic V“, “LineForm“, and “ComicLife“. The 11-person team at Freeverse, Inc. might be small, but the company has scored big with the action arcade game Wingnuts 2: Raina’s…

  • MacGameStore Best Sellers

    An interesting list of best sellers for the MacGameStore in their latest news letter: This Week’s Top Ten Bestsellers Scrabble Luxor 2 Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst Virtual Villagers – The Lost Children Bejeweled 2 Halo Universal Binary Pat Sajak’s Trivia Gems Luxor MahJong MacGameStore DVD Age of Empires III Of the 10 items, only two…

  • Updates

    Sorry for the lack of updates here. I have been quite busy with the development and recent release of LicenseKeeper. I do have plans to start the initial design phase of my next game soon. But, I need to get through the next release of LicenseKeeper as well as some Cocoa consulting work for one…

  • Server Down

    Announcement: Just in case you were looking for the company website or Bullfrog download. My main server running the outerlevel.com domain had a hard drive failure this morning. It is currently having the disk replaced and the operating system reloaded. I Estimate about 6 hours to reload plus the time it will take for me…

  • Triptych Sales Stats

    GameProducer.net has published the past five years of sales stats for Chronic Logic’s game, Triptch. It’s interesting to see the “self life” of this Tetris-like game over an extended timeframe. The total sales numbers are pretty darn good for 3 weeks of development and $200 in art and sound expenses.

  • New Server

    I’ve moved this site over to a new server and hosting provider. Please, let me know if you experience any issues.