Baddies. The scum of our Super Highways. Drunk drivers, high on Super Space Juice. Criminals, fleeing the scenes of their dastardly space crimes. Old ladies, blind without their Space Specs. Deal with them, Rookie, and restore Space Justice to Super Highway 9.
Take your Avatar hang gliding over beautiful islands and an active volcano. Race through Ring Rush, collect stars in Star Smash, hit your targets in Delivery Dash, or simply unwind and explore in Free Flight. Three unique settings and nine challenges, all with online scoreboards. Take to the skies TODAY!
Crate Expectations is a game about screwing up everyone else's plans. Strategically block their paths, trap them with ice and generally annoy your rivals so that you can race ahead to deliver your crates! Play on 69 lovely levels with our Super Evil AI, friends on your couch or players all over the world over LIVE. Note that we cannot guarantee that friends will remain friends while playing.
Posted at 19:00 by Jock
Sadly our yearly earnings have dipped so low that we did not make enough money to pay our accountant. Alex has moved down to London and Duncan and I are now full-time employees at Kotikan. Alex and Duncan have decided to leave the partnership and so I am left holding the guttering torch that is Haiku Interactive, but fear not fan(s) there are a few games yet to come out of this little studio.
We did release AvaGlide 2 on 1st July 2012 on XBLIG… and then pulled it immediately when I realised I could hear players talking in their front living rooms; our high score table was spying on people! We’d disabled chat client-to-server and server-to-client but missed out client-to-client. Probably shouldn’t tell anyone about that. After fixing and re-releasing we’d missed that oh so important new-releases window that makes or breaks an XBLIG game. There’s still a crash bug in the game which I’ve not managed to reproduce but it makes me reluctant to market the game any further. If you have bought AvaGlide 2 and are experiencing the crash please let me know details and I’ll get on the case after…
After two years of on-and-off development on this baby I’m finally pushing it out into the wild. It’s a 4-player-co-op-twin-stick-shooter-fantasy-RPG (I’d love to hear and see that in German) originally inspired by Gauntlet and intended to be a game that would make us a quick buck given the success of I Made a Game With Zombies In It. As development progressed a story emerged and how the players interact with the story is a bit special. The music in the game are original pieces by Tom Barton and Jamie Telford, it’s interactive and when things get crazy the intensity ramps all the way up to 11! The artwork has been done by the awesome Stuart Beel, here’s a sample:
The in-game character and monster sprites are all renders with normal-maps generated with a script in DAZ Studio which is something I’ll give more detail on after the game is released. If the peer-review gods are good to us the game will be released on 1st July. Check out the old trailer to get the full flavour of the game.
Posted at 19:07 by Dunc
Welcome one, welcome all, to the new home of Haiku Interactive! We pulled ourselves away from furiously programming games to instead furiously program a website, and although there’s still plenty of work to be done, it is beginning to take shape! Please excuse the missing carpets, dangling cables, and unfinished plumbing while we get ourselves settled in.
As time goes by we’ll be using this place to catalogue our releases, give insights into what is coming next, and blog about the development process with anything you may find interesting. Who knows, maybe once in a while there’ll be some download codes shared, or sneaky screenshot releases, or hints and tips for our games. You’ll just need to visit once in a while to find out!