A few months ago, I thought it would be fun to create a game based off our PG-13 puppet show “Treehouse Studios“. I wanted to create a NES style fighting game so Nick and I could “fight” in front of the department on my last day. I started playing around a bit in a program called Game Maker and quickly realized I didn’t have the programming chops to do EXACTLY what I wanted with the game. I recruited my brother Jeff, who is a self-taught game programmer, and all of my game-play ideas quickly became reality.
The partnership with my brother has been nothing short of amazing. So much in fact, that we plan to release future casual games under the the name of “E-Swell! Games“.
This 2-player demo is available for the Mac here. We are currently porting the demo to the PC and we have plans to release it for the iPhone. The full game will also have a single-player feature.