Updates about Different Pixel and Sapphire
Like some of you already know I currently out of job, the company where I worked like many out there closed due to, I don’t know, financial issues, bad management, who knows. Even worse the news got out just before Christmas and it was not the holidays I intended to have. Times have been hard, since the last paycheck I got was in November.
I worked there since 2006, almost 4 years, I joined the team back then in the hopes of joining something in the games industry. It was funny, built a couple of games, made part of big projects, learned much, learned that even more is to be learned. One year after I started making small prototype games on my free times as a joke and websites now and then for a couple of extra bucks.
Around August 2006 I approached Rita Silva with an idea of building a small creative company. I knew her work, she’s very talented, check her blog and a person like her creating all the looks and stuff for my projects would be a great help.
After a few weeks we came up with the name Different Pixel and registered in on October 10th. Made our first layout and we started selling hosting packages, we didn’t get many clients but some of them are still with us and are pleased.
Due to our full-time job things were always kind of slow on Different Pixel evolution, we couldn’t accept many jobs due to time restrictions.
Now and without jobs we decided to try and take this small project to higher grounds, we are no longer inexperienced and without background. We currently are working on two small games, but our main focus is still web development, since we have to pay bills =P
I’m not going to reveal much of the games now, this is just a small experience to see how the public reacts, if positive we can move to bigger projects.
Also I’ve been working like crazy on the past days on our internal xna map editor Sapphire. The idea is that you can use it with your own engine. Many features are done and much more are on the works.
Here’s a video showing an alpha version. Keep in mind that this is a work in progress.
I’ll be posting an update soon and possibly a beta to the public, the idea is to sell at a low price.
Wish us luck!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone 😀