Making Fun: Gameplay Programming in Skye

Making Fun: Gameplay Programming in Skye

Hey, I’m Grant - the Game Programmer for Puny Astronaut. I’m responsible for many of the puzzles and interactions in Skye, as well as constant performance optimisations for console releases.

Keeping Score: Iterating the Music of Skye

Keeping Score: Iterating the Music of Skye

Hi there, my name’s Chris and I’m the sound designer for Puny Astronaut!

Throughout the last three or so years, Skye has evolved in all aspects. Today we’ll be focussing on the iteration of the musical soundtrack of Skye. As the overall visual style of Skye has changed throughout development, the musical content of the game has followed suit by changing instrumentation, mix and even going so far as to drop everything and starting anew.

The Evolution of Stylised Fire in Skye

The Evolution of Stylised Fire in Skye

Hi, my name’s Mark. I’m the Technical Artist at Puny Astronaut. In my posts I’ll be talking about my process in the development of shaders or materials, creating visual effects, or lighting a scene. Most of my work is in Unreal Engine – feel free to email me if you have any questions or suggestions!

GDC 2018 - Our Week in San Francisco

GDC 2018 - Our Week in San Francisco

In the third week of March, we were finally on our way to GDC after having wanted to go for the past few years. Not only were we attending, but we were exhibiting Skye in the Indie Medgabooth!

Indie Megabooth have a presence at PAX, E3, and GDC, and it's a chance for small developers to showcase their games at big events as part of a curated selection. We had an amazing set up - a nice big TV and super comfy beanbags - so it was a fantastic way to play Skye! We were next to two great games, Carto by Sunhead Games and Above by Mighty Moth Games.

Blasting Off

Blasting Off

Hi everyone!

I'm Cian, Managing Director of Puny Astronaut. In general I'm responsible for running the studio, steering development of our games, and making sure everyone is able to do their jobs without any problems standing in their way.