Shellblast HD: New and Different

Work on the classic Shellblast game mode is now complete and bug testing so far has yielded no errors, which is always great as a programmer. Onto the other modes now!

One thing that we have been taking into consideration when redesigning the game is how to make it work more efficiently with a controller and that has meant changes throughout the game. The cursor can be moved on a tile to tile basis for those who struggle/ chose not to use free movement. Game menus and tutorials have also seen a redesign, as indicated in the screens below. Also shown is one of the many new tilesets.

By the time I next post, I should have some video footage of the game to show, just got to think of a decent way to record it.

New Menu

New Menu

Full Color Tileset

Full Color Tileset



Tagged: 14 Comments


  1. amidos2006 says:

    :'( The second picture of the game I didnt like it as the piston ! and the X arenot so good in shapes (The PC version was better) 🙁
    Hope you change it 🙂

  2. amidos2006 says:

    What about Kaloey :S I think thats its name 🙂
    Will it be finish in April or what ???

  3. joe_042293 says:

    The tiles look different in the second screenshot to how they’ve been so far, and how they are in the third screenshot.

    Which ones are you using? I prefer the old ones.

  4. Optum says:

    There will be multiple tilesets in the final version which the player can choose from.

  5. Ironfruit says:

    What will the price be?

  6. chubigans says:

    Looking awesome so far Optum! 😀

    No formal price announcement/release date just yet, as I’m sure Optum will let us know as soon as that’s all set to go.

  7. blueflare says:


    Also, regarding the last screenie: the note about the pistons doesn’t have a period at the end, while the others do. I know it’s nitpicky, but it looks a lot more professional if they all match. 😀

  8. Optum says:

    Thanks blueflare, I hadn’t noticed that. It will be modified as they should all match.

    Price will probably be announced when I next update.

  9. UltimateAgent says:

    Makes me want to get an X360 just to get the game. It’s looking pretty so far. How many tile sets to you expect to have before it’s over? Will you have the original tiles available?

    Too bad you aren’t taking it to the Wii…

  10. blueflare says:

    Sure thing. 🙂

  11. minmay says:

    I must say I really don’t like those tile designs at all either, but the classic set will presumably be available so I wouldn’t be worrying about it.

    And then we come back to the fact that I don’t have an Xbox.

  12. Uhm, am I the only one who can’t see any of the screenshots? What’s more, doesn’t work for me. 🙁

  13. Optum says:

    That’s odd, do you mean you cannot access the site or that it does not display correctly?

    The original tileset is indeed in the game and will be the default one upon loading the game for the first time.

  14. I can’t access the site at all. 🙁