Games and prototypes by Ciro Continisio

Splash Clash post mortem (GGJ 2017)

(This is a repost of an article I made for the Unity blog, which can be found here) Global Game Jam 2017 recently ended. It was a mad weekend where 36,000 game makers gathered in more than 700 venues around the world, and made 7000 games based on a common theme: “Waves”. Instead of organising in Rome, this year I flew to Prague and made a game with a graphic artist named Jana Kilianová. Our game is called Splash Clash, and it’s a 2-player brawler on a tiny island, where two pixel characters jump to produce waves and bump each other out… Read More

Ticketless is live!

Even if this blog may seem only UFHO-related, actually it’s about all things Tiny Colossus. So here I am, to present you our latest game: Ticketless! Actually it went live one week ago, but since I’ve had quite a few adventures and a new life in the meantime, I didn’t have the time to post it here. Ok, I’m also very lazy. So, here’s the game on the sponsor’s website: http://www.gimme5games.com/play-game/ticketless Or on the classic portals that we all love, if for any reason you want to play it there: http://www.kongregate.com/games/TinyColossus/ticketless http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/545295 The game is very simple, and instructions are.. Read More

UFHO in BIT.TRIP Runner!

I found it! It took me a lot of time because it’s very hidden and more concealed than the other pixel art, but at last… it’s actually everywhere! Check it out, in the lower left corner of the screen (the purple pink jelly, on the wall in the underground). (Click for higher res) By the way, this game is totally awesome. I was not convinced at first, I thought it was something like a Canabalt clone. (we are doing a ‘runner’ game ourselves…) IT.IS.NOT. It’s a wonderfully constructed game, with an appealing soundtrack. It’s actually the most melodic of all.. Read More

UFHO in BIT.TRIP Runner?

Some time ago, the cool guys at Gaijin Games proposed to the readers of their blog to create some pixel art to include in their latest game, BIT.TRIP Runner. I managed to sneak in a piece at the last second (last hour actually), and being without inspiration, I drew some UFHO characters in pixel art style. That night Alex Neuse of Gaijin replied to me telling the characters were very cool, but I never figured out if they decided to include them or not. It turns out that they did! They revealed the art that made into the game, and.. Read More