TAGD Got Gladstoned

Click for a bigger and more readable versionThe Truth About Game Development got mentioned in Darren Gladstone’s column in the new Games For Windows -magazine (click the image to read the article). Or maybe mentioned is a too lame of a word, it’s more like the column was mainly about TAGD. It’s almost like a review, expect it’s not. Anyway I found it to be a pretty funny description of the game. And I really liked the part in the end were he wrote that:

Now, I’d hardly say that The Truth About Game Development is a realistic depiction of how a game publisher works – killing peons and all – but it does get me thinking. A lot goes into game design that gamers and game magazine editors don’t see. It can’t be all black and white.

I’m glad the game got him thinking. Many thanks to Darius Kazemi (who nowadays runs the Orbus Gameworks), for scanning the article and thus letting me know that it existed in the first place.

195 Responses to “TAGD Got Gladstoned”

  1. Chaotic Says:

    I read that article as well. It’s the reason I found you site and tried all your cool games. Now, I’m a kitty cooking maniac.

  2. petri.purho Says:

    Nice to hear that you enjoyed my other games as well. Kitty cooking seems to be very popular these days 🙂

  3. Chaotic Says:

    Kitty cooking will be at the next Olympic games! I hope.

    I played your Pluto game a while ago but didn’t know where it came from. It was a nice surprise finding out that it was also yours. The solar system never looked better.

  4. petri.purho Says:

    I also hope that kitty cooking will be a new Olympic game 🙂

  5. Chaotic Says:

    Can’t wait for tomorrow… Wanna see the next game.

  6. petri.purho Says:

    @Chaotic: Thanks for the encouragement. I hope you’re not too disappointed with the Crayon Physics.

  7. Darren Gladstone Says:

    Hey Petri,

    I’m so boneheaded, I should’ve let you know about the story…my bad. But, FWIW, I check back here all the time to see what you are doing. Always something cool…and I think I’ve had a couple of your things written up in the mag. Anyhow, keep it up–and I’ll keep spreading the word.


  8. petri.purho Says:

    Hi Darren,

    I’m glad you didn’t inform me before hand about the article. It was a really fun surprise when Darius emailed me the scanned article. Really made my day. So big thanks to you for writing the story and for spreading the word about my games.

  9. localGhost Says:

    It’s one of the most fun-rich games 😀
    I would have aprreciated few more levels though, just when i started mastering dynamic construction, it ended 🙂

  10. localGhost Says:

    Oops… that previous message was for the Crayon Physics game, but got here instead, just noticed :/

  11. petri.purho Says:

    @localGhost: Yep, I thought it was about Crayon Physics, but I wasn’t sure 🙂 Thanks for the feedback.