Announcing PAWS

There may have seemed to be a considerable lack of updatage concerning Hatmaker lately, and I’m happy to be able to announce the reason why :D

Yep, it’s a screenshot from a game in the works with the lovely Lemmy&Binky!  We’re keeping details under our hats for now, so I’ll just say it’s multi-player, and the characters will put a smile on anyone’s face :D  The goal is to have this finished in 2-3 months, so expect more news soon!


6th March, 2009 - Posted by MashPotato - Comments Off

It’s a Beauty!

A description I’ve never used for any of my games before, and quite possibly will never have occasion to use again, but which I can use today: “award-winning”! :D

My OROW entry Beauties and Beasts has won the 2008 AGS award for Best Short Game! It was honestly a surprise and honour, as there were many quality short games last year. Thanks to all people who voted and played, played without voting, voted randomly without playing, and of course, lovely beta-testers Captain Binky and Nickenstien, AGS-maker Chris Jones, miscellaneous helpers Lemmy101 and Buloght, and The Ventures and DeVotchKa, whose music I stole ;)

If you haven’t tried it yet, why not click over to the games page and give it a download? Oh go on, it’s award-winning ;)

11th February, 2009 - Posted by MashPotato - 4 Comments

Announcing The Hatmaker’s Tale! (again)

Some might possibly recall I announced an AGS game about 2 years ago entitled The Hatmaker’s Tale.  Of course, I bit off more than I could chew at the time, and the game was never completed. .. but what’s this?  Yes, it’s back–and at a lower resolution! ;)  But beyond the resolution, the story, art, and puzzles have undergone a major revamp, and it’s something I’m truly excited about working on and, one day, sharing with you :)

Tom Clifton is a just a shy squidget living in the peaceful kingdom of Slimenia, toiling in his uncle’s bookstore while dreaming of a more exciting life… but little does he know a special book delivery to the royal castle will start an adventure he never imagined.

As work progresses I’ll have updates on this as well as any game-related musings that are might be interesting enough for other people to read ;).  Try out the RSS feed on the top-right there! (Really.  I don’t know if it works, so I’d be glad if people let me know ;D)

25th January, 2009 - Posted by MashPotato - 2 Comments

Looking Forward

Well, I was originally going to post almost all my old content back up, but the I figured, new site–time to start off all nice and fresh!  So in the end I only posted a select few pictures from the last year or so.  A more complete list of old pictures and pixels can be found here and here.

So now that the old content’s out of the way, what’s this new site about, then?  Mostly my art and game development logs, with the occasional book review (I just can’t seem to give those up, even if they don’t really fit the point of the blog ;)).  While there will be no regular schedule, I’m hoping that updates will be frequent enough that there appears to be one ;)

In more newsy news, I’m currently working on a project that will officially announced in a couple of weeks, and then updates will really begin in earnest!

15th January, 2009 - Posted by MashPotato - Comments Off

Site update in the works…

Is it me, or is it rather template-y in here? ;)

I hope to change that eventually (more specifically, when I have a handle on php which could quite possibly be never), but for now everything is going to go up as-is!

While I’m adding my old content to the new site, the previous  site can be reached at

13th January, 2009 - Posted by MashPotato - Comments Off

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