Nolla Games

July 13th, 2017

Nolla Games

It’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog. There’s a good reason for it: laziness. Also I’ve been working on a very secret game with Olli Harjola and Arvi Teikari. Olli is known for being the guy behind the puzzle platformer The Swapper. Arvi is better known as Hempuli and he has created a ton tiny games and also the awesome Environmental Station Alpha. It’s been great working with such talented people and we’re very close to announcing our game. But before that we have to announce our company: Nolla Games.

I know it’s not that exciting to read about a company announcement. The only humans that get excited about company announcements are telemarketers (and most of the are really just robots pretending to be humans). So to appease the actual humans who have read this far we offer this gif as token of our gratitude. The gif teases our upcoming game. It is recorded in the engine that is used by our still unannounced and completely mysterious game of mystery.

More about our mysterious game of mystery in a week. (I hope).

Also to celebrate the announcement of our new company, we (me, Olli and Arvi) will livestreaming on at 11 AM PST July 13, 2017. We will be playing a random selection of the over 100 games that they’ve created.

Nolla Games website

Official Twitter

Official Youtube

Press kit


Crayon Physics Deluxe out now for iPad

November 30th, 2012

Crayon Physics Deluxe is out now for iPad! And it’s free for the first 24 hours. Get it from iTunes.

We finally made a proper iPad port of Crayon Physics Deluxe and to celebrate its launch we’re giving it away for free.

There’s a bunch of new stuff in this version of Crayon Physics Deluxe. Biggest of them being new music from C418 (of Minecraft fame).

Go get it now.

We’re also getting ready to launch the Android version of Crayon Physics Deluxe on Google Play. The port is being done by Apportable and they’ve been doing a really great job. We’re still fixing few of the last issues before launching it.

Edit: The PC, Mac and Linux versions of Crayon Physics Deluxe are also free for the next 24 hours. Get them here:

The Humble Bundle for Android 4 (with Crayon Physics Deluxe)

November 13th, 2012

Crayon Physics Deluxe is now available for the Android through Humble Bundle for Android. It’s the standard deal, you can pay what you want and you’ll get 4 to 5 other games for PC, Mac, Linux and Android. Games like: Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Splice, Waking Mars, Eufloria HD and Machinarium.

Humble Bundle release is sort of an beta release for the Android version of Crayon Physics Deluxe. When we’ve sorted out some of the bugs and patched up the game and added few other bonuses we’ll put the game on Google Play.

Lecture: Why Being Poor and Having No Budget is Good For Making Games

September 1st, 2011

I lectured at Assembly 2011 about this idea I had had about why limitations are good for creativity. It’s more of an idea and I mostly have anecdotal evidence to back it up, but apparently people found it inspirational so here’s video of it.

Here’s the list of the games mentioned and links to their sites:

Crayon Physics Deluxe is now available for Mac and Linux

July 27th, 2011

Crayon Physics Deluxe is now available for Mac and Linux \o/
If you’ve bought Crayon Physics Deluxe from you can now download the game for Mac and Linux as well. Go to to get your download link.

Also there’s a new PC version. The new version is numbered 55. And there are bunch of small changes. Nothing radical, but few bug fixes and improvements. Biggest change has been that the game now uses OpenGL instead of DirectX. Which means that you’ll probably won’t see any kind of actual change in the game. Unless the OpenGL implementation breaks the game for you. Which might happen… If that happens I’m sorry. The demo on the site is based on the older DirectX version so it’s not a good way to test if the actual game works on your system. We’re working on getting the demos up to date and on the site. Also we’re working on getting the demo for the other platforms as well.

For the Mac and Linux builds I have to thank Dennis Belfrage, Jani Hast, Ryan C. Gordon and the Humble Indie Bundle team.

Edit August 3th 2011 We updated both the Mac and Linux builds. Mac version should now finally work on the 10.5.8 and Linux version should now have fewer depencies. You can download the new version from our site or from Humble Bundle.