Strangeland is OUT!

Four years in the making, Strangeland (by the developers of Primordia) is available to download and play on Windows PC!

You can buy it directly from us, or Steam or GOG if you prefer using them.

As always, thank you to everybody! We hope you enjoy the game.

-Dave, Mark, Vic, James et al

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Happy 15th birthday, Wadjet Eye Games!

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15 years and 18 games’ worth of characters (including two games that haven’t launched yet!), all gathering in the same place to celebrate!

Thank you to all the fans, collaborators, and colleagues who have stuck with us all this time. You are the reason we got this far. When Wadjet Eye was formed in 2006; we never expected to last 15 weeks, let alone 15 years. We are so grateful. More than we can possibly express.

To 15 more years!

-Dave, Janet, Ben, et al

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Unavowed is here!

After three years, it is here! Unavowed is now available to buy and play on PC and Mac. You can buy it directly from us, or Steam or GOG if you prefer using them.

As always, thank you to everybody! We hope you enjoy the game.

-Dave et al

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Unavowed is coming August 8th!

After three years of production, we finally have a launch date. Unavowed is hitting the virtual shelves on August 8th, 2018.

In the meantime, have a look at our new launch trailer:

-Dave

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Technobabylon is now available on iPhone and iPad!

Tiny Technobabylon is now available for $4.99 on the App Store!

Y’all know how this works by now. These games live and breathe by word of mouth, so please leave a review/comment on the App Store!

Thanks and enjoy,

-Dave, Janet, James et all.

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Shardlight is now available on iPhone and iPad!

Palm-sized Shardlight is available for $4.99 on the App Store!

As always, please leave a review if you enjoyed the game! Games like this live and breathe by word-of-mouth, so if you have time we’d appreciate it.

Thanks and enjoy,

-Dave, Janet et all.

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Primordia is now available on the App Store!

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We are slowly but surely porting our back catalog to mobile. Currently up? Primordia! Now available for $4.99 on the App Store!

Word-of-mouth is our bread and butter, so please spread the word and leave a nice review on the App Store if you like it.

Thanks and enjoy,

-Dave, Janet et all.

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Children’s television and presidential candidates

Like any parents of small children, we have been exposed to LOTS of children’s television. And like any parent in this situation, we have to invent little mind games to prevent ourselves from going crazy.

My current mind game: analyzing the attributes of each show our three year old Eve watches and matching them with the current presidential candidates. Since talking about the election is click-bait galore, I’ve decided to post my findings here. Enjoy.

 

Show #1: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

Daniel Tiger is the followup to Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, and the pitch is basically “The Land of Make Believe: The Next Generation.” Eve loves loves loves this show. It was the first show she watched and she always comes back to it. She’s seen each episode like ten times.

Like its predecessor, Daniel Tiger tries to teach kids about their feelings, having good manners, and how to be nice and kind. It’s an ideal world that you can’t help but wish existed, but you know deep in your heart that it doesn’t. This is reinforced when your kid is throwing a tantrum and you try to try to sing the “When you’re feeling mad” song from the show and can barely get to the third word before their screams drown you out.

So to recap: an idealist whose ideas you really want to work but probably aren’t practical, and who the kids also love:

Let's talk about how we feel. And by that I mean FEEL THE BERN!

Daniel Tiger is Bernie Sanders.

 

Show #2: Bubble Guppies

Eve was obssessed with this show for months. So much so that the word “bubble” became her word for television. I’m glad she went off of it, because this show has the potential to break your brain.

The show is about a school of mermaid children. They sing. They learn lessons. They go camping, they go sailing, they go on airplanes… and yes, this show takes place underwater. It’s almost like the producers of the show decided to set the show underwater in the middle of production but didn’t tell the writers. Nothing these kids do make any sense. There’s no internal logic. One minute they just swim over a house, the next minute they need a ladder to reach a window. It’s pure spectacle with only a thin veneer of pretending to teach you.

Recap: makes no logical sense, does whatever the heck it wants to at any given moment, held together by pure spectacle, and yet inexplicably remains popular.

No contest.

What time is it? It's time to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. Also lunch. it's gonna be YUGE.

Bubble Guppies is Donald Trump.

 

Show #3: Tumbleleaf

My wife and I really like this show. It’s calm. It’s gorgeously animated. It’s well put-together. It teaches lessons about problem solving in a straightforward, logical and entertaining way. It doesn’t treat kids like idiots. It’s probably the only show that we’ll willingly sit down to watch with Eve. There’s only one problem. She never wants to watch it.

In a nutshell, this is a perfectly reasonable show that very few people care about.

Rumbleleaf Tumbleleaf! Is anyone out there? Anyone?

Tumbleleaf is John Kasich.

 

Show #4: Caillou

Oh god, this kid. Go to any parenting forum and everyone will universally agree. Everybody hates Caillou. He’s annoying. He’s heavily moralizing. His voice makes you want to punch him after five seconds. Oh, and he’s from Canada too.

The answer is obvious.

Please try to resist punching your screen.

Caillou is Ted Cruz. You might hate him, but it’s better than letting Bubble Guppies teach your kids.

 

Show #5: Dora the Explorer

A classic. Everyone knows Dora. Eve loves Dora, and especially digs her monkey partner Boots. Dora’s been around for a long long time. She’s helpful, she’s hard-working, she’s tireless. But at the same time, she’s kind of over-exposed. Her “brand” has been carefully managed and presented. When you watch the show, you can’t help but think that every word, image and animation had to pass through a series of marketing and PR meetings. She’s been around so long that you might be a little sick of her. And she’s become so corporate that maybe you don’t really trust her anymore.

She is experienced, closely aligned with corporate interests, and partnered with a guy that occasionally hogs the spotlight.

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Duh. This stuff writes itself.

-Dave