Not just PAWSed, but at an end

Yes, what I had long suspected has now become official: PAWS is cancelled.

It’s sad that it will never be released, as it was a fun game and with more time put into I think it would have made quite a spiffy game; however time is a resource that is in scarce supply.  To find out more about what happened you can read Lemmy101’s blog entry about it (it’s more to do with his and CaptainBinky’s experience with another project, but it does go into why PAWS is not possible).

On a more positive note, I did learn quite a bit from the experience (my first runcycles, tiles, and more), enjoyed working on it, and I’m hoping to use the sprites I worked on in another project so it won’t be a complete loss :)   I may release some more art later on, but for now here are two character portraits from the selection screen of Mr. Spiffo, the sly raccoon, and Pancake, the cheerful hedgehog:

A 'coon with 'tude!ACORN BONGOS

11th March, 2011 - Posted by MashPotato - 2 Comments

New(ish) PAWS Screenshot!

Just a small update on PAWS: going swimmingly, but as you might have guessed from it not having been released yet, it’s taking a bit longer than originally anticipated.  We’re sure it will be worth it, though, and we have a screenshot (with a rainbow) to back us up!

For those of you who are not members of the Indie Stone (and shame on you if you’re not ;) ), you missed out on seeing a sneak peek at a new PAWS screenshot a good while back.  Click on the pic for full-size!

Remember, Indie Stone members see all this weeks before anyone else! (mostly because I’m lazy with updating, but still, it’s a reason to join!)

24th May, 2009 - Posted by MashPotato - 4 Comments

PAWS Preview!

A wonderfully lovely review of an early build of PAWS from the review site XNPlay!

Paws is not only one of (if not the most) luscious looking titles we’ve played for the Community Games service to date but it’s also one of the cutest games that we’ve played in the history of all our game playing. It’s quite simply adorable.


Each game type is just massive, massive fun to play. Special moves are easy to pull off and in general, the controls are so wonderfully responsive and just feel right that within moments the game becomes the epitomy of pick up and play. All this in a half finished game? It’s sort of boggling.

Aww, thanks Oddbob :D  Check it out!

20th March, 2009 - Posted by MashPotato - Comments Off

A Look at some Fuzzy Friends…

A small portion of a screenshot from PAWS! :D  I don’t think I described the PAWS team in detail before,  so in brief: Lemmy is handling the coding, while the art is a mix of work from Captain Binky and myself :)

[the screenshot seems to have been lost in the server change :( ]

And there are more awwws to come! ;) (and wheeees once you play it!)

12th March, 2009 - Posted by MashPotato - Comments Off

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