Spring is finally upon us, although you wouldn’t know it from the amount of snow we’ve had here in the UK over the last month! That hasn’t stopped us here at Chequered Ink from getting stuck into a hefty amount of work over the course of the last 31 days. We’ve released 50 games (albeit in one big pack), 38 fonts and continued work on various other bits and bobs. So without further ado, here’s our March 2018 round-up…
GameDevDan vs Life Released
Quite possibly the biggest news this month (and almost certainly the most ambitious thing we’ve released since NAL is Alive at the start of last year) is the release of GameDevDan vs Life, a pack of 50 games from Dan’s 10 year career prior to forming Chequered Ink. It’s now available on Steam and Itch.io for just $5.99 and has received a pretty good reception so far!
First of all, itch.io featured the pack on their homepage:
— Chequered Ink (@ChequeredInk) March 24, 2018
— YoYo Games (@YoYoGames) March 27, 2018
And sit tight, because Dan has also written a series of blog posts on the creation of GameDevDan vs Life which should be released soon.
10,000,000 Font Downloads!
New Fonts & Updated Font Listing
Earlier this month we updated our (constantly-evolving) font listing to make it easier than ever to search through our fonts by name, category and supported character sets. We’ve also released 38 brand new fonts for use in your projects! In fact, our list of new fonts takes up so much room we’ve decided to give you the option of skipping past them to read the rest of our round-up, click here to do that.
Personal Use Only
Small makeover for Truly Madly Dpad
We don’t mention it here often, but we’ve been running a gaming blog called Truly Madly Dpad for over a year now. NAL has been relentlessly posting cheerful reviews of pretty much everything he’s played over the last few months, so be sure to head over there and check out our coverage!
Make Votes Matter hosting Districts
Finally, we’ve teamed up with an electoral reform group called Make Votes Matter, helping them to teach voters about the perils of gerrymandering with our game Districts. The game is also available on mobile devices and is a fun little puzzler even if you’re not interested in the political aspect.
Could you distort democracy and secure power against the will of the people? Could you rig the system to suit your own goals? Under FPTP it's easy – and fun! Play #Districts on our website and find out why: https://t.co/O6ud2nhGtn pic.twitter.com/J4LlHRQIrq
— Make Votes Matter #MVM (@MakeVotesMatter) March 16, 2018
That’s all for this month. We’re working hard to bring you more fonts and (slowly) working on a couple of game projects in the background. Until next time, enjoy your sunny April!
Chequered Ink Team