Fun and more! Mon, 03 Apr 2017 07:55:38 +0930 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 07:55:38 +0930 Jekyll v2.5.3 Drone On My Phone Updated <p>Two words: Bluetooth multiplayer! Or is that four words? But enough of that, Drone On My Phone now supports multiplayer! Twice the players, at least twice the fun!</p> <p>See <a href="/games/drone-on-my-phone">Drone On My Phone page</a> for more info.</p> Sun, 02 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +1030 games More About Drone On My Phone <p>Merry Christmas everybody, or happy holidays or whatever tradition you do or don’t follow.</p> <p>Now that Drone On My Phone has gone live, we’ve had a couple of queries about what you get with the In-App Purchases. See the <a href="/games/drone-on-my-phone">Drone On My Phone page</a> for more info.</p> Sun, 25 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +1030 games Drone On My Phone Released <p>… Almost! We submitted it the App Store late last week. It is now “In Review” awaiting approval from Apple.</p> <p><iframe src="" height="270" width="480" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <!--more--> <p><a href="/games/drone-on-my-phone/"> <img src="/img/2016/drone-on-my-phone.png" alt="Drone On My Phone" width="222" height="167" /> </a></p> <p>Keep an eye out for it in App Store when it’s finally released. I’m quite pleased with how it’s turned out and I think you’ll enjoy it.</p> <p>As always, have fun and keep flying!</p> Mon, 19 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +1030 games Electric RC Sim Updated... Again! <p>Another update to Electric RC Sim! This one features a new drone with all-new control software. It will automatically perform flips when steeply banked. Lots of fun. If you also have the Advanced Controller IAP, you have modes similar to the existing drone (including my favourite mode, ACRO).</p> <p><a href="/games/electric-rc-sim/"><img src="/img/2016/ercsim-v1.4.jpg" alt="" /></a> <a href=";mt=8"><img alt="Download on the App Store" src="/img/2013/DLAppStore.png" /></a></p> <!--more--> <p>There’s also a new field. We’re still waiting for emails from people who recognise some of the locations we are using.</p> <p>As always, have fun and keep flying!</p> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0930 games Electric RC Sim Updated <p>Finally! It’s been a long time coming, but well worth the wait. We are proud to announce our biggest update yet to Electric RC Sim!</p> <p><a href="/games/electric-rc-sim/"><img src="/img/2015/ercsim-v1.3.png" alt="" /></a> <a href=";mt=8"><img alt="Download on the App Store" src="/img/2013/DLAppStore.png" /></a></p> <p>We get a lot of requests for new planes. For this update we’ve added the first jet (EDF); here’s a quick video featuring the basic 3ch trainer and the new jet in a flat spin:</p> <p> <iframe width="420" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe> </p> <p>And here’s one showing the quadcopter modes now available with the new Advanced Controller In-App Purchase:</p> <p> <iframe width="420" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe> </p> <!--more--> <p>Update features:</p> <ul> <li>F18 ducted fan jet</li> <li>many usability improvements such as the new dynamic zoom window</li> </ul> <p>Advanced controller (In-App Purchase) features:</p> <ul> <li>set trim, expo, rates for all models</li> <li>three new quadcopter modes including position hold and acro</li> </ul> <p>Have fun and keep flying!</p> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +1030 games RC Toybox Lite Released! <p><img src="/img/2015/rctoybox-lite-icon.png" alt="RC Toybox Lite Icon" /></p> <p>Announcing RC Toybox Lite, or its more descriptive name, “RC Toybox: build &amp; play, 1 or 2 players (lite)”!</p> <!--more--> <p>RC Toybox lite is a cut down version of our newest app, RC Toybox. You can try out some of the toys if you’re thinking about buying the full version. We think we’ve put enough in there to make it fun in its own right, but if you’re looking for even more fun, or just want to support an Indie developer, then get the full version!</p> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +1030 games Website Updated <p>Just a quick note to announce our website has been updated to use <a href="">Jekyll</a> instead of WordPress. After several years of using WordPress, we decided it is a bit too heavyweight for our requirements.</p> <p>Besides the Jekyll website itself, I found the following pages helpful for configuration:</p> <ul> <li><a href="">Jekyll from Scratch</a></li> <li><a href="">Static Comments</a></li> <li><a href="">Monthly Archives</a></li> </ul> <p>Please let me know if you find anything broken.</p> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +1030 misc RC Toybox Released! <p><img src="/img/2015/web-icon-rc-toybox.png" alt="RC Toybox Icon" /></p> <p>Announcing RC Toybox! One or two players on one iPad, build and play. Hours of fun!</p> <p>If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll notice that we have rebranded City RC HD to RC Toybox. The name change is try to clear up a bit of confusion over what the app is about. We hope it doesn’t create too much more confusion for those who have bought it already.</p> <!--more--> <p>We also added a few minor tweaks that will hopefully make the app more fun. As always, please send in your feedback and suggestions.</p> <p>RC Toybox has been especially designed for iPad. Available on the <a href="">App Store</a> now.</p> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +1030 games City RC HD Released <p><img src="/img/2014/web-icon-city-rc.png" alt="City RC HD Icon" /></p> <p>Many months of hard work later and our new app is finally ready for release, just in time for Christmas!</p> <!--more--> <p>Two players, one iPad, hours of fun. Here’s a youtube video to whet your appetite:</p> <iframe width="360" height="480" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""> </iframe> <p>Designed especially for iPad. Available on the <a href="">App Store</a> now.</p> <p>All development by Ben and Eunice White. 3d models made with <a href="">Blender</a>. Textures and 2d artwork made with <a href="">Inkscape</a>. Music made with <a href="">iSequence HD</a>. Sound effects made with <a href="">PureData</a> and the book from <a href="">Andy Farnell</a>. We make heavy use of <a href="">Python</a> but not in the shipping code. Have fun!</p> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +1030 games Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality <p>First blog post in a long time. We’ve been hard at work behind the scenes on our latest project, but no details for public release at the moment.</p> <p>In the meantime, I’d just like to mention an e-book I’ve been reading called <!--more--> <a href="" title="Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality">Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality</a>. It’s a work of fan fiction, lengthy but not yet finished, by author and AI researcher Eliezer Yudkowsky. If you like Harry Potter and you like science, then I think you’ll really like this book.</p> <p>The book is based in a slightly alternate universe where Harry’s Aunt Petunia married a book loving scientist instead of Vernon Dursley. Harry is a child prodigy and has been home schooled, and turns the wizarding world on its head as he brings rigorous thinking and questioning to the crazy world that JK Rowling created. I haven’t read all the chapters yet, so I am not sure how it will all turn out, but I’m certainly enjoying it so far. I’m also learning a lot and perhaps even changing the way I think, as Yudkowsky has cleverly scattered many scientific concepts throughout the book. I’d like to write a lot more about it, but won’t because I don’t want to spoil the many twists and turns that the book contains.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0930 uncategorized