March 3, 2011 in Games (F)
[prMac.com] Manchester, United Kingdom - Veteran game developers John Pickford and Ste Pickford (The Pickford Brothers) today unveiled the trailer video for their upcoming iPad and iPhone game Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint. The video trailer is available for viewing via their YouTube link.
In summer 2008, while trying to decide what their next project would be, John and Ste discovered a mysterious bundle of papers hidden in the attic of the family home. The bundle included a tatty blueprint showing the design for an mysterious electric billiards game, an invention of their great-great-grandfather Joseph Pickford.
The brothers knew what their next project had to be!
The Pickford Brothers have created a paper-based trailer for their new game a deep and insanely addictive puzzle game inspired by their ancestor's unlikely invention.
"I've always said that game designers should work out their ideas on paper before developing the software," said Ste Pickford, designer and artist, "and we've taken this to its logical conclusion by reconstructing the whole game with cardboard, spray mount and a laminator," he continued.
"What, I've got to actually code this now?" said John Pickford, designer and programmer, "and it's got to be finished in two weeks you say?"
Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint, the Pickford Brothers' first iOS game, will be launched on the App Store in a few weeks time.
John and Ste Pickford have been working in the north of England as game designers and developers since the early 1980s. They first worked under the name The Pickford Brothers when they went 'indie' in 2004, making small scale original games together for open platforms. Previously they worked at various studios on high profile console and home computer games. They now spend their time working from home on new, original video games, as well as acting as design consultants for larger game development studios. The Pickford Brothers' first 'indie' game, Naked War was released on PC to critical acclaim in 2006. Copyright (C) 2011 The Pickford Brothers. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.