Factsheet

Developer:
Allicorn Games
Based in Bristol, UK

Founding date:
August 30, 2014

Website:
allicorn.com

Press / Business Contact:
press@allicorn.com

Social:
twitter.com/AllicornUK

Releases:

Phone:
COMPANY_PHONE

Description

A micro-studio based in Bristol and founded by coder, composer and current Puppygames dev 'Allicorn' to host the output of solo projects.

History

Early history

I've worked at Puppygames for about 5 years. Coding and doing audio work for our existing stable of four games, Titan Attacks, Ultratron, Droid Assault and Revenge of the Titans. Puppygames has always been strictly a Java shop but late in 2013 I caught the Unity3D bug (it was kinda going around) and started playing around with its excellent tools in my spare time. By early 2014 I felt I'd learned enough that I needed a reasonably sized project to get involved with in order to learn much more. At the same time, my girlfriend had been laid up in bed for some weeks due to some health issues. We had an Ouya in the bedroom and she spent day after day tracking down and playing just about every twin-stick shooter on the platform. So, day after day, I'd hear about her experiences with these various Ouya twin-stickers and what was good or bad about each of them. We got to talking about ideas for a twin-stick shooter we'd really like to play and that's how the project was born.

After that

Heckabomb gradually came together during 2014 mostly evenings and weekends. Inspired by both arcade classic Asteroids and my own former project at Puppygames, Ultratron, it became an arena-based twin-stick shooter based around alternating phases of resource gathering and frantic dodge-intensive combat. Ultimately it achieved its goal as a project: First it became a solid, energetic twin-stick game that I love playing myself. And secondly I learned a huge amount about Unity which I'm now putting to good use as project lead on Puppygames' own first Unity-based project, the much talked about 'Basingstoke'.

Projects


Videos

Heckabomb Trailer YouTube


Images

so many asteroids.png
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berzerk mode.png
planetary debris.png
player 1.png
asteroids 1.png
ace 1.png
score bonus.png
blue sun.png
toxic world.png
shop upgrades.png
player 4.png
huge debris.png
player 3.png
gunboat 1.png
warship.png
player death.png
asteroids 2.png
player 5.png
player 2.png
loading.png
pursuit 1.png
yellow sun.png
berzerk mode 2.png
ace 2.png
ace 3.png
cloudy space.png
explosion.png
player 6.png
hyperspace.png
player 7.png
blue sea.png

There are far more images available for Allicorn Games, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


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Awards & Recognition


    Puppygames
    Where I'm lead dev on our current project 'Basingstoke' http://puppygames.net.


    Team & Repeating Collaborators

    Justin 'Allicorn' Burt
    Developer


    presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks