Explode patents. Freeze patents. Set patents on fire. Dissolve them in acid. But they'll fight back. A sidescrolling shooter inspired by the awfulness of patent illustrations.
...a giant orange hovering duck shouting "Yes! Yes! Yes!" while occasionally emitting smaller ducks that turn into acid-spitting zombies upon death.
patent blaster: a retrospective
A quick announcement: Patent Blaster is now open source.
To celebrate the IndieDB announcement of my next game, Space Exploration: Serpens Sector, Patent Blaster is 80% off this week - $1 instead of $5.
patent blaster is 80% off this week
The patents, having come to life by some mysterious process probably involving corporate personhood, waste no time infesting a grand decaying mansion...
Acid leaks. Exploding barrels. Jars of mysterious substances. Books that whisper obscenities. Torn wallpaper patched up with patent applications. The...
I've been hard at work at the House Update, introducing shelves of musty old books, torches, tasteless china dogs, and many more weapons.
house update: progress report
Making a nice hover effect for Patent Blaster turned out to be tricky but ultimately satisfying. Warning: Includes pictures of screaming elephants.
hovering: a history
The Bugfix update improves a bunch of small graphics and performance things. Next: the House Update, with More Stuff!
patent blaster 1.0.1: the bugfix update
I tried putting as much useful information into the target reticle as possible. Here's how it all works.
the many moods of the target reticle
It's perhaps time for me to explain my particular animus against the patent system. There's a lot of rational arguments for why the system is broken...
nice business, would be a shame if something happened to it...
The elephant has launched: Patent Blaster is done and available for download.
patent blaster released, trailer & demo available
As I'm ramping up to release, the game's website is now live. What remains is mostly testing and balancing.
patent-blaster.com goes live
I'm adding new creature graphics to the game, still inspired by the awfulness of patent art.
the menagerie expands
Patent blaster is the result of what would probably be diagnosed as a mild manic episode...
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