A Sneak Peak At My Next Game

Hello Bootcampers, allow me to introduce Shave 'Em Up! The beard-blasting, barbershop hack-and-chop extravaganza.

This is probably my silliest idea to date. It's also the most ambitious, with multiple game modes and characters to balance. For that reason, I've decided to take this game into overtime. Shave 'Em Up will be released next Friday, August 1st.

As a special bonus for following this blog (and being so patient), you'll get a secret promo code. Enter the word BOOTCAMP into the game to unlock bonus content! I'll see you all next Thursday. Until then, keep your beards tidy!

New URL and a Twitter

Good news everyone! Thanks to the amazing feedback and interest this project has garnered, I've decided to get Game Bootcamp an official URL. From now on, you can find this blog at

And for my followers on Tumblr, Game Bootcamp now has a sister blog: gamebootcamp.tumblr.com. Be sure to give it a follow so you never miss a post!

Edit: The Tumblr sideblog is being discontinued in favor of a Twitter page. Follow @MikeSalyh to never miss a post!

New Game — Genesis

Genesis is my first attempt at a narrative game. It's better experienced than described, so what're you waiting for? Get to it! Play it now.

Coming Up Short

Hello readers! This week marks an important milestone for Game Bootcamp: my first failure! Hooray? 

Making games is hard. I knew that eventually a week would come when I failed to deliver (I was hoping it wouldn't be so soon). Still, this is a good opportunity to establish some ground rules for failure. If a weekly game is unplayable, I'll write an article on what went wrong. There's a lesson to be learned from every failure.

I know it's hugely disappointing to go a week without a game; no one is more upset than I am. But they say that "not taking any risks is the greatest risk of all". Part of that is trying new mediums and accepting the uncertainty that comes with them. So, even when the road gets rocky, let's continue to develop and improve our games together. 

Acid Panic

Acid Panic is a modern take on the old Game 'N Watch Classic Oil Panic. Don't let the acid touch the ground! Play it now.