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After Ice: Discovery released for digital download at Amazon

Posted on 3 February , 9665 by Stuart Rickard
The first installment of the After Ice saga can be yours to read and love.  Click the link below to download the eBook now from Amazon. https://www.amazon.co.uk/After-Ice-Discovery-ebook/dp/B00B3KR360/ref=as_li_tf_sw?&linkCode=wsw&tag=srcsolutions-21


Posted on 2 February , 9665 by Stuart Rickard
I dedicate this work, as I dedicated my life, to my single surviving son, Kavell Farran.

Search for the Skyheart

Posted on 26 January , 9665 by Maxym Yurchenko
A chap called Versepelles reportedly spent over 250 hours designing and building a Minecraft Adventure map called Search for the Skyheart. D and I have JUST found and stolen the Skyheart to complete this challenging and thoroughly enjoyable map. http://www.minecraftmaps.com/adventure-maps/search-for-the-skyheart/ The map presented a few good challenges and thankfully no parkour. Chests are nicely scattered with progressively more rewar

Zuulite Miner v0.500 Released on the App Store

Posted on 26 January , 9665 by Maxym Yurchenko
After a couple of weeks in review with Apple they have now given Zuulite Miner their approval and the latest version is now available for download via their App Store. This version brings iOS 8 compatibility as well as a graphical over-haul. A couple of things have been removed… there is no portrait view (for now) and the reset button is gone (temporarily). I have had an idea for another game, which I have started working on and is g

Zuulite Miner v0.500 uploaded

Posted on 26 January , 9665 by Maxym Yurchenko
Zuulite Miner has been re-written using Unity v4.6. The Asteroid is now a 3D object in a 3D planetary system. You can pan and zoom in orbit around the Asteroid to take a look around while you mine. The achievement and upgrade lists have had a face lift and you can now click on each to learn how the achievement was gained or what the upgrade is actually doing. Portrait view and the reset button have both been temporarily removed from th

Unity 4.6 = rebuild Zuulite Miner

Posted on 26 January , 9665 by Maxym Yurchenko
I knew Unity were working on a new UI system to be released with Unity version 4.6 when I was first working on Zuulite Miner. I thought it would have been a nice-to-have but I managed to do most of the things I needed with 2D Sprites, 2D Box Colliders and a little ingenuity. I was pretty pleased with version 0.106 of Zuulite Miner on iOS until iOS 8 was released and broke it! Anyway, now I have made the effort to look into it the new UI s

Congratulations Elite: Dangerous

Posted on 26 January , 9665 by Maxym Yurchenko
Elite: Dangerous version 1.0 was officially released today. The game looks amazing. Really wish they had released the Mac version at the same time. I think I will wait until that is available to take a peek into their Universe.

Notch has a lot to answer for!

Posted on 26 January , 9665 by Maxym Yurchenko
So… erm… Minecraft!!! I had absolutely no desire to play Minecraft. I had heard of it. I was aware of it but nothing about it appealed to me. My boy however asked us to get him a copy of Minecraft every single day. Eventually I relented and purchased a login for Minecraft. Within 24 hours I had purchased a further 2 logins so that the three of us could all play together. Having defeated the Ender Dragon on our own personal house se

iOS 8

Posted on 26 January , 9665 by Maxym Yurchenko
Sorry everyone but Zuulite Miner v0.106 is not compatible with iOS version 8. Version 0.108 will be compiled using Unity 4.5.4 which fixes the problem with display rotation upon app initialisation under iOS 8. As soon as this update hits the App Store the game will work again! Again apologies for the problems. Cheers Stuart

V0.106 is now available on the App Store

Posted on 26 January , 9665 by Maxym Yurchenko
Thank you to the team at Apple who have reviewed the latest binary for Zuulite Miner and have approved it for release on the App Store. I am really pleased with this version. Check out the version history to see what has been happening. I am currently working on v0.108 which has some great fixes and new features. I keep coming up with a few awesome ideas for the game. I will publish a roadmap for the game soon so that I can share my id