Nov 04
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DogGunnit is now Firedawgs

And there's a demo available on GameJolt!

Drive against the city's draining happiness meter to put out fires and earn cash!

This version is still very much a prototype with placeholder models and no textures. There are a few working power ups in there and leaderboards for some high score chasing. If you get a chance to let us know what you think we really appreciate all feedback.

Follow @Troll_inc on Twitter for more updates.

Oct 12
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DogGuunit

Introducing DogGunnit, our latest game which sees you playing as a squad of fire dawgs. For release on PC and maybe console if we can get a publisher senpai to notice us and teach us the ways of console development (or at least can hook us up with a dev kit).
 
So far we've done 4 weeks of concept development, pitched the very early prototype to some folk at EGX and we've almost completed a demo we'll be releasing on GameJolt soon!
 
In those four weeks we created a test level with driving and hosing, random fires that grow in intensity, cool physics, basic city destruction, gameloop timer, traffic system (with working traffic lights!), human path finding system, score attack, stackable power-ups (including cash multiplier, fire shield & stronger hose), a map system and a working currency and banking system.
 
This development was completed as Stage 1 of the lottery funded Assembler program from Northern Ireland Screen and Arts Council of Northern Ireland. It was a great chance to play around with the ideas, test a load of different game ideas and evetually settle on how we want the game to progress.
 
It's been loads of fun so far! Going forward we're hoping to secure additional funding for development before pitching again to publishers. Our initial feedback was good but most said they'd want a more fleshed out prototype, even a vertical slice, before making any decisions on supporting us. We want to add:
 
Buildings to Buy - like the super soaker building that allows you to upgrade your hoses
 
Side Missions - As well as putting out fires do you fancy hosing stuck cats out of tress, helping a super hero fight a fire villain and cleaning up bird poo after the local youths fed the seagulls laxatives? We do! 
 
Upgrades - Your firehouse & firetruck, all city buildings and powerups are upgradable.
 
We're also still looking for a name. DogGunnit came from our earliest version where it was a cop and a dog, not sure it suits so much now. That and Fire Dawgs get thrown about the office quite a bit but we're happy to take suggestions too!
 
To keep up to date with the game you can follow us on Twitter or follow the game on GameJolt!
Sep 23
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Troll Inc Are Going to EGX

Yes, we're going to EGX and as well as our seriously irreverent mobile games, we'll also be showing off Unwound, a puzzler adventurer for PC.

Take a look at some of our concepts below, if you want to see more hit me up on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or give me a shout on Twitter @Troll_inc.

Jumpasaurus - single screen mobile physics/mechanics puzzler, lovely sketchy graphics!

Fork the Police - I bet you can work out what to do in this mobile game.

 

Unwound - Narrative led puzzler/adventure in a steampunk world where dumb AI has caused havoc. Bend time and have fun with AI in this bizarre robot-run world.

 

If you want to see any of the games in action I'll be around EGX on Thursday and Friday, yay!

Jul 24
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Graffiti Grinder Available Now on iOS, Android and Windows!

Graffiti Grinder is available now on iOS, Android and Windows Phone and Store!

Get it for free now and enjoy endless city graffiti-spreading fun!

Launched in time for the Release the Pressure Graffiti, Mural and Street Art festival, Graffiti Grinder features art from artists taking part in the festival!

You can find out more here, or view our press kit here for more images and a load of cool gifs!

 

Jul 09
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Graffiti & Mural Arts Festival

Release The Pressure Graffiti Festival sees 60 graffiti, street and mural artists come to our wee city to add a bit of colour and class, and we've got a game to match!

The festival, organised by social enterprise UV Arts C.I.C, is bringing artists from all over the world for a weekend of activities starting at Ebrington and taking place all over the city on the 25th and 26th July.

Graffiti Grinder, available free on iOS, Android and Windows Phone will be released on July 23rd to coincide with the festival and will feature art from local graffiti artists.

   

You can find out more about the festival here, get tickets here and make sure to join the event on Facebok for more updates!

You can also follow the guys on Twitter and show your hype using the hashtags #ReleaseThePressure and #YoureEbrington.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See more about Graffiti Grinder and check out some of the best endless runners about!

Jun 01
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5 of the Best: Endless Runners

Love 'em or hate 'em, endless runners are a really popular game type on iOS, Android and Windows Phone and there's no sign of them going away anytime soon. While they all share the endless part of the title there are loads of different types of runners - vertical, horizontal, 2D, 3D, isometric, the list of subtle changes goes on and this huge variety means there's pretty much something to suit any preference. If you've already played the games on the list check out the alternative suggestions below each game! 

Canabalt

Eurogamer credit Canabalt as the game that "single-handedly invented the smartphone-friendly single-button running genre" and being the first mobile runner that I played I'll always have a bit of a soft spot for it. With no on-screen controls and a minimalist style it's incredibly easy to dive right in and have a quick go, while there's also enough there to keep you coming back again and again to perfect your run. A classic that all fans of the genre should play.

Liked this? Check out Robot Unicorn Attack by Adult Swim

Rayman Jungle Run

While this doesn't fall into the endless category Jungle Run is still one of the best side-scrolling runners about and deserves including in this list. Again it's easy to pick up and play but it has an almost puzzle-like quality as you jump and punch through each level attempting to collect the 'lums'. I've found as you get better at any runner you can end up having to play for up to an hour to even place on a leaderboard, the individual levels in Rayman Jungle Run mean that's not a problem here, much more suited for short plays when you don't want to lose progress or have to worry about the game saving your place. It's also gorgeous to look at and the music is fantastic, I still find myself humming it even if I haven't played the game in a few days.

Liked this? Check out Soul Grinder by Zombiesaurus Games

Knightmare Tower

Armor Games' Knightmare Tower changes things up by having you move up the screen attacking enemies to propel yourself higher! There's also some RPG elements that give moving ever upward more of a sense of purpose. Again, this looks fantastic and with over 50 enemies, a few legendary monsters, rideable rockets and an amazing soundtrack you'll find yourself entertained for hours.

Liked this? Check out Monster GO! by Game Troopers 

Dead Ahead

Published by Chillingo, Dead Ahead is proof that you can care about the characters in an endless runner (or driver in this case). They are badass and so is the game, with a many different things to consider when playing. It's a bit hectic to start but soon becomes really enjoyable as you master driving, shooting behind you and avoid the stuff in front of you.

Liked this? Check out Robot Warlords by Iglu Media

Jetpack Joyride

Halfbrick's amazing Jetpack Joyride is all game, you get in, run and jetpack your way through completing challenges, unlocking powerups and enjoying some lovely bonuses at the end of your run. It's great and there's not much I can say other than play it now if you haven't already, and thank me later!

Liked this? Check out Jump'N'Shoot Attack by FreakZone Games

Graffiti Grinder

No list would be completed without a plug for our upcoming game, Graffiti Grinder, a runner/platformer for rebellious hearts who ain't afraid to get colourful! 

Indie Game Mag said

"Are you a teenage rebel with the wind in your hair, anxious to leave your anarchistic mark on the world? I suggest therapy. But if that doesn't seem like a fun way to spend your afternoons, then perhaps Graffiti Grinder is more your style. You problem-child."

Graffiti Grinder is coming soon to iOS, Android and Windows Phone. If you're interested in reviewing feel free to drop me an email at emma @ troll-inc.com, or enter your email here to get notified when the game is released!

May 27
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Graffiti Grinder - Street Art Action

Graffiti Grinder is zipping ever closer to release and to keep you going here's some cool action shots until you can play the game for yourself!

Jumping on Seagulls! A bit of revenge for the nihilistic behaviour of Steven Seagull, hah!

Avoid the Anti-Graffiti Squad or they'll wash away your work!

No game is complete without power-ups!

We're currently on TestFlight and if you'd like access drop me a mail on emma @ troll-inc com, or use the request link on our presskit page!

Graffiti Grinder release date and more info coming soon!

May 14
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Killer Ant Empire Game MMO

I got a message to my own account on Twitter (@AwesEmz) from @KillerANTEmpire asking if I'd tried the Killer Ant Empire Android game, I hadn't but I appreciated the developer reaching out and decided to give it a go.

Usually I wouldn't go looking for this kind of strategy game, nor would I choose a game with bugs in it but I'm open to giving any game a go once. I'm glad I did. While I've only just scratched the surface of Killer Ant Empire I like what I see. The ants are quite cute and the game itself is a nice entry to strategy games on mobile. I'm no expert but this is the sort of game that could make me one as it introduces new elements clearly and at a good pace for even a noob like me.

It's simple enough to play, can be managed with one hand and has enough feedback to allow me to keep track of everything that's going on. And the music is lovely, nice and relaxing putting me in mind of the great background music in Animal Crossing. The one thing I would love to see added is a sort of fast travel so I could click on home or on the berries indicating new food and to be taken straight to it, it would make it a bit quicker for when I only have 10 or 15 minutes at a time to play.

I'm still only discovering the full potential of the game but early impressions are good and I find myself itching to get back to it in between each go! I'd definitely recommend checking Killer Ant Empire Game MMO out. To find out more about the developer you can visit Umz Games website or follow them on Twitter

Apr 27
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Announcing Graffiti Grinder for iOS, Android & Windows Phone

Delighted to announce Graffiti Grinder, our upcoming tribute to street artists everywhere! Coming soon to Androis, iOS and Windows Phone!

Make your mark as you jump, glide and dive through the city, tagging over rival squad graffiti and dodging the Anti-Graffiti squad.

  

Indie Game Mag said

Are you a teenage rebel with the wind in your hair, anxious to leave your anarchistic mark on the world? I suggest therapy. But if that doesn't seem like a fun way to spend your afternoons, then perhaps Graffiti Grinder is more your style. You problem-child.

See Graffiti Grinder on Indie Game Mag's Screenshot Weekly

We have a press kit available here and will be adding info on release dates as we get it. If you'd like a review copy, or to be added to our TestFlight drop me a line at emma [at] troll-inc.com

 
Apr 13
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Jellyflug Micro Adventures on iOS, Android and Windows Phone

Jellyflug: Micro Adventures is now available on Android, iOS and Windows Phone!

A director's cut of our first game, Micro Adventures is a new take on Jellyflug, with tighter controls, more easily accessible levels and even more fun! Grash, our tiny bacterial hero, must use his baby-flinging abilities to battle the rotten germs and bugs from the kitchen to the bathroom and even inside the human body!

You can get the game free on

iTunes 
Google Play

Check out the baby-flinging bacterium in action!

Want to see some more screenies? We've got a press kit here!

There's also a version for fancy-pants Mac users, this one will cost you a couple of bucks but it's still less than a fancy-pants coffee so go ahead, treat yourself!

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