Happy New Year!

We’d like to roll in the new year by introducing you to Outsider Games, a new Northern Ireland mobile game studio.

Set up in recent months by Stephen Downey, the aim is to bring together bright creative talent working across various sectors in order to create innovative and entertaining mobile games.

Our first game, Shaking Safari, is currently being developed and will launch on iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) and Android devices early-mid 2012. It featuring the talents of Stephen Downey, Scott Grandison, Priya Mistry and WMT – On the Air who are eternally grateful to the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and CIIF for funding this first project.

We like to share our fun and frustration, so leading up to the release of the game, Outsidergames.com will be a running two monthly columns, showcasing development of different game aspects:

  • ‘Graphic Gaming’: On the 2nd Monday of each month Stephen Downey highlights his process of designing characters and assets for mobile devices.
  • Creative Coding’:  The 4th Monday of each month brings  Scott’s column discussing the technical challenges associated with bringing the game to life.

You can also follow Stephen (@StephenMDowney) and Scott (@cboscott) on Twitter.

Any feedback would be welcomed as we track along, so feel free to post comments or get in touch via email.  You can follow Outsider Games on Twitter and join our Facebook page.

We’re really excited about 2012, and hope you’ll follow along with us as we create some great games!