Puzzles for Toddlers and Kids available for Nintendo Switch

Our brand-new puzzle collection Puzzles for Toddlers and Kids is now also available for the Nintendo Switch! This app is extremely easy to use and was tailored with great care to be played by children of all ages. It is battle-tested and absolutely frustration free. Chances are that this is the only puzzle-app you will ever need! 100% child-friendly: NO adsNO social mediaNO outgoing linksNO subscription NO hidden costs Check out the app on the Nintendo eShop...

Puzzles for Toddlers and Kids released

Time for a new kids-app! Our brand-new puzzle collection Puzzles for Toddlers and Kids has just been released to the App Store! This app is extremely easy to use and was tailored with great care to be played by children of all ages. It is battle-tested and absolutely frustration free. Chances are that this is the only puzzle-app you will ever need! 100% child-friendly: NO adsNO social mediaNO outgoing linksNO subscription NO hidden costs Check it out on the iOS App Store HERE! (Android coming...

Bloo Kid(d) Time Travel Mysteries, part 3

Here we go again! After focussing on the impact of Bloo’s eponymous hairdo and after taking a closer look at the influence that some of the Boss enemies have had, we are now going to focus on the architecture and its impact that resonates through the digital pages of retrogaming history. Most of you will remember the miracles they experienced as a Kidd while playing videogames, and I am no exception. Somehow, when playing a specific first level over and over again, I felt that there was something strange but yet familiar about the leveldesign. like it has already been planted into my mind just to be unleashed decades later, when I designed “Green Hills 1-7”. A look at “1-7” in the Tiled Map Editor that was used for Bloo Kid 2 They did not have “Star” sprites back then, so they used “Star Boxes”. How creative… More “Blasphemy” The influence of Bloo’s inspirational architecture is not limited to console games of the past. Even titles from homecomputers of old have pre-taken my ideas and incorporated them into some of the most memorable games of that bygone era. The now debunked impostor even aimed at a “3D-like” look, in a time when 3D was not even a thing! The original marble tiles in their colorful glory They needed to use dithering to mimic the vibrant and more detailed palette of Bloo Kid 2 Keep on rollin’ Now for some really remarkable afford to “cover tracks“. When the brilliant Odallus – the dark call hit the gaming world in 2015, it was (advisably) praised for its retro charme and was...

Bloo Kid 2 Troubleshooting

Hey there. To all of you who bought Bloo Kid 2 on the Nintendo Switch:THANK YOU very much for your support! If you experience a “freeze” during the startup of the game (at the “headup games” logo, to be precise) then just try this simple workaround:Shutdown your Switch completely, then boot it up again. This should fix the issue. We have already fixed the bug for real and are just waiting for the updated version to hit the eShop. Until then, use the...

Bloo Kid Time Travel Mysteries, part 2

Welcome back to another part of the Bloo Kid Time Travel mysteries series, where I will unmask some of the biggest copy cats in retro gaming history. While part one solved the mysteries around Bloo’s blue hair we are now going to take a closer look at some of the boss enemies in the Bloo Kid universe… Copper Axe Many of you will remember the axe-wielding Knight Boss from the first Bloo Kid game. Somehow Sega thought that it would be a good idea to prename one of the best beat ’em ups of all times after his particular axe. You all know what game I’m talking about. The fact that they placed the Golden Axe into the hands of a player character and let Death Adder himself carry a golden axe that is disguised as a copper axe is just another shameless effort to hide the true source of inspiration. And it is one of those mysteries that has riddled me ever since I was a child… Don’t blame the palette restrictions! Gold works for the dwarf, so why not for Death Adder? Altered Reality One year earlier, Sega released a title about a resurrected centurion that could turn into a mighty beast with special powers. Of course we are talking Altered Beast here. This game was the main reason why I wanted to own a Sega Genesis so badly! However, had I known at this time that they blatantly stole my future idea I would have wished for a SNES instead… Who has the bigger balls? Shallow Waters However, Sega is not the only company that saved...