As I write this post (Feb 15th, 2017) we still have two more days of Pirate Jam ahead of us, but here’s a playlist that will auto-update as new episodes are added:
Pirate Jam has, thus far, been a smashing success. Six developers from around the world are sailing aboard two boats from Lanta to Krabi in Thailand. Along the way they’re exploring, sailing, and making games.
I’ve started a series of personal VLOGS which cover life in Shanghai, sailing in Thailand, my work at Mysterious, and Pirate Jam. You can follow these on YouTube, but also sometimes post the videos to my Facebook page.
10 years, 10 games, tons of wonderful memories. The Shanghai studio of Spicy Horse Games is closing its doors. The company itself will remain intact, and we’ll continue to operate existing games online. At our peak, during development of Alice: Madness Returns, the studio contained 85+ people. These days we’re down to just 6, and it feels like a good time for a radical shift.
I’m going to turn my focus to indie development and will continue to publish small titles under the Spicy Horse brand. Much of this work will be done in a challenging new environment – aboard my sailboat, bobbing around the S.E. Asia region. This is also where I’ll bring to life Pirate Jam – the game jam on a flotilla of sailboats. I plan to document this new adventure online and in video. If you want to support these new creations, check out my Patreon page.
The past 12 years in China have been incredible. I owe so much to the people who helped build Spicy Horse into a happy place to explore and create. To the hundreds of developers who called Spicy Horse home over the years, Thank You. And to the fans and supporters who enjoyed our efforts, Thank You.
Now, to the next adventure! I hope you’ll all join me along the way 🙂