Archive for the ‘Pixelati Projects’ Category

General Update

You can’t tell from our post frequency but things have been busy at Pixelati of late! We have more news and inside views coming but for now here’s a little update on our present state.

Goin’ mobile

Bliss Family Farm Title ScreenWe’re going mobile! We have a number of smaller mobile projects in various stages of development; some are complete, pending a graphical overhaul; others are in prototype phase.  Thanks to the speedy prototyping skills of our Art team we’re looking at producing a few of these titles within a relatively short timeframe. Keep it locked on our forthcoming Project page for more info.

NZ Game Development Community

We’re involved in an initiative to foster collaboration and connectedness within the New Zealand gamedev industry. We’ll have more news as it develops but suffice to say, it’s great to be working with Andy from Gamemold and Peter from Pixelthis; we’re looking forward to some exciting developments!

Video goodness

We do a lot of video work at Pixelati – besides helping to pay the bills it gets us into exciting events and meeting great companies working within the creative fields (like Geek Freeks). We’ve got some big work coming up with Illegal Musik and you’ll be seeing some of our recent work with Illegal and J Williams coming soon to a screen near you! : ).

What’s up in the wider industry? It gets lonely being a little startup on the grind. Hit us up if you’re a creative with some exciting news – we’d love to hear it!

Game Development – Danger Balls

We’re working on a small game at the moment called “Danger Balls”. It’s a concept from the mind of our primary game designer Tim Evans and it’s destined for Xbox LIVE.

In a nutshell, you have to help the fingerling avoid the balls (which one can assume are ‘dangerous’) for as long as possible. Our lead programmer Tom (aka Mot) is working in the XNA platform using C# and is greatly enjoying having premium art content from a professional animator/artist to work with xD.

We’ll have video content about the making of this game as it develops, but for now here’s a screenshot of Danger Balls in early development (note the programmer art for the cannons : ).

Early Development Screenshot

Early Development Screenshot

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We are a transmedia entertainment company working in video, music, web and games.

We've made game trailers with Grinding Gear Games, created music videos with Illegal Musik, built communities with PlayMaker, and we're working on a casual game for Xbox and iOS called Danger Balls.