Projects this year

Thought it was about time I reveal a couple of projects on the go. It’s been quiet n the Pirat games front for a while as I focused on film work last year; the short film that I helped produce, Closedown, won Best Fiction at the Newlyn International Film Festival and we’re still waiting to hear back form festivals throughout the year to see where else it might show. Pretty exciting!

On the back of Closedown, I would like to get back into filmmaking with Very Long Road but also pull in my experience with amateur game development, and make a live action interactive video game! We already have a team to work with, but there’s a heck of a lot of pre-production to work on first, as it’s quite ambitious. It’s a sci-fi and plays with life-threatening decisions where your loyalties will be challenged, and you must try to keep your cover under increasingly dangerous scenarios. That’s about all I can say on that for now!

I will also be attending UK Ponycon 2018 in Nottingham this Autumn, and have a small plan for a little game to make to share at that event, so look forward to news on that some time this summer!

24-Hour Gaming Marathon – July 8th 9am BST

Last year the Rebel Scum Marathon raised over £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support. This year there are even more of us getting together to stream our effort playing some great games and make something fun to take part in and watch.

In 2017 our charities supported are Winston’s Wish (the childhood bereavement charity – www.winstonswish.org.uk) and Macmillan Cancer Support (supported by their Macmillan Game Heroes initiative – gameheroes.macmillan.org.uk), and throughout the 24 hours, those watching the stream can join in by voting for either charity on our website.
Most of us raising the money have been affected by either bereavement in our childhoods, or cancer in our loved ones, so we believe strongly in these two charities and hope that you could give generously to these causes through our fundraiser.

The entire stream can be enjoyed at rebelscum.pirat.uk.

From here, you can watch the primary twitch stream, as well as a selection of other live streams from a number of other Rebel Scum gamers, so you can get a different perspective on your favourite games! The site also offers a chatroom to chat with us while we play. Feel free to jump onto the site and check in on us in various sleep-deprived states throughout the day and night.

The games currently shortlisted are:
Minecraft (for which we have a very fun custom map prepared)
Jackbox Games (in which you, the audience can participate)
Rocket League (our favourite sport in which cars hit balls)
GTA Online (with some crazy racetracks created by Rebel Scum)
Nidhogg (epic swordfighting tournament throughout the day)
There may be more confirmed closer to the time. A schedule will also be released soon)

The Rebel Scum 2017 are:
Helen Anderson
Jacob Read
James Price
Jason Vowels
Khoi Nguyen
Mike Skeates
Monty Kimball-Evans
Nate Sanger-Davies
Peter Kimball-Evans
Ryan Hutchings

Please donate to the event and help us beat cancer, and support grieving children.

Peter’s Animation and Filmmaking Showreel

I have two showreels to show you. The first is my all-encompassing personal showreel, and the second is my showreel with a more corporate/commercial focus; showing the clients and businesses I’ve worked with, either as a freelancer, or working as part of a business, such as my time at HeadcastLab. Enjoy!

Personal Showreel

Corporate/Commercial Work Showreel

I used After Effects to animate the titles, and Photoshop to create the assets within.
The song is Brightly Fancy by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
What do you all think?

BRITANNIA’S BUCK BRIGADE!

Now Free on Android
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pirat.bbb

Collect & share codes to customise Britannia! #BUCKBrigade

This is a new app that I made to provide yet another fun game that everyone at BUCK convention 2016 can play and share. Codes will be dotted about at different stands etc, and released periodically on twitter at the hash tag #BUCKBrigade. Also share the codes you find with others at the con and online to see how long it takes for everything to be found!

Here are a couple of codes that have already been released as part of the app’s launch: CUTIEMARKS and ONTHEMOOON

The app is developed by me with art from sky-sketch.deviantart.com

8 Nights at 8-Bit – 10,000 EDITION

I have finally released it! The update to my first ever app, 8 Nights at 8-Bit!

8 Nights at 8-Bit

I cannot believe that my game was downloaded 10,000 times. I want to thank everyone who even gave it the time of day to look at in the Google Play Store! I set out to see if I could show my love for the Five Nights at Freddy’s games into my own original title. I wanted the game to be hard and to make the player think and try things out. This proved to make people hate the difficulty level and get confused about how to not die, so the biggest improvement in the new version is an Easy Mode!

I hope you all enjoy the new update to this game. Please share it wherever you can, and I sincerely hope you have fun!

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pirat.eightnights

Browser: http://pirat.uk/8bit

8 Nights at 8-Bit

UPDATE: The game has a new version to play. More info on this post.

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I have jumped back into game development and I thought I’d stretch my legs by having a crack at a horror game inspired by the brilliant Scott Cawthon 5 Nights at Freddy’s games. 5 Nights 3 was being teased when I started development on this game, but if you’re familiar with those games, don’t expect a direct clone here!

8 Nights contains two unique enemies that will keep you jumping back and forth to keep both in check, and to boot there is a generator that you must make sure is always running if you’re going to make it through the night. Do your best to see if you can survive the 8 nights and you will be rewarded with the original story playing out night by night which were voiced by the bar’s actual staff Rick and Toby!

8 Nights at 8-Bit

The game is out now on the Google Play store for all android phones and tablets!
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pirat.eightnights

If you don’t have an android device, you can play the game here on any html5 browser, including Opera on iOS.

Let’s Play – Wolfenstein: The New Order – SPOILER: The Nazi Moon Base


Watch live video from PiratPeter on Twitch

Sorry about the lack of commentary on this one, also I am sorry about all the needless death :p Such a cool concept for a level, and ID pulled it off with great style! Prepare to laugh and groan at the many failed attempts at stealth killing these Nazi schweinhund!

Peter’s Pile of Shame #2 – Pid – The Killer Bits

Super fun physics based platformer, great style, good challenge!

Standing at the bottom of the mountain of unplayed Steam games, Peter decides to take on Pid, which on the surface appeals to him in many ways: Physics-based platformer? Check. Polite protagonist? Check. Beautiful graphics and soundtrack? Check!

Developed by Might and Delight, Pid sees you playing as a young boy named Kurt who finds himself stranded on a peculiar planet, and he must find his way home. With unlikely allies and a backpack full of bombs & gravity-defying beams there are lots of puzzles for you to explore and solve on your journey.

And don’t forget to let us know which of the games shown at the end of the video should be played next!

It’s the curse of every PC gamer – The Pile of Shame.

A stack of games that grows ever larger with every Steam sale and Humble Bundle. Well Peter is saying enough is enough and is going to conquer his Pile of Shame little by little, every Wednesday in this new series.

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