Author: Stephen Gygi

Happy Pi Day!

Except Pi Day was two days ago! I sat down to start this blog on Pi Day, so I’m pretty sure it counts somehow.

Binary Cocoa had a successful run at SaltCon! ¬†We sold all but two of our Wet Blanket decks and play tested it for four straight days in a row. We did notice that there were a couple things that we could improve before our next big production run, but at least now we know what people think about the game! We laughed much and met some really awesome people. Hopefully we’ll get to do it again next year!

Collider has also been doing quite well on Steam. We love watching people respond to it and couldn’t be more proud of the hard work that went into making it. The soundtrack, along with a lot of our other music is up on Spotify! Check out the music and enjoy the game vibes! Thanks for sticking around and we’ll update the blog again next week with our 2017 plans!

Get Collider For Only $2.99

Collider’s price has been dropped to $2.99! Indefinitely! Head on over to it’s Steam page to pick up a copy and battle it out with the bots and your friends! Also enjoy the newest game mode, Serpentine in all it’s snake like glory. We hope you enjoy it!

As for other Binary Cocoa things we’re just making plans for Saltcon next month. We’ve been trying to figure out how to use time the most effectively there, what to bring and where we’ll sleep at night. It’s going to be pretty wild! We’ve heard nothing but good things about it since we’ve signed up to have a booth there. We’ll be bringing Wet Blanket and Soggy Biscuit so if you haven’t had the chance to try them out yet this is would be a good opportunity!

Stephen has been doing lots of soundtrack music lately for a dungeon builder game that our friend Thomas has been working on. Check it out on Steam Greenlight and throw it a vote if you feel so inclined! Thanks for being here!

Serpentine Is Out!

Friends and enemies! Serpentine is officially out! This is the newest and probably last game mode for Collider that we’ll be putting out for a while. Taking a break to focus on some new game concepts! But we’re extremely proud of what we’ve done so far with Collider and couldn’t be happier with the reception from the community. Thanks for being there for us and enjoy Collider! We won’t be abandoning the game as we will be fixing bugs for a while. Feel free to send us bug reports and show us your mods that you build! Here’s a video of the newest game mode!

Also, our friend Thomas from Norseware is putting out a game called Dungeon Masters on Steam Greenlight! Be sure to show him some love if you get the chance! He’s been super helpful to Binary Cocoa over the past year. Here’s a screencap of his game!

More things to come soon! We’re busy cooking up some new ideas, trying to end some old things, and looking forward to the future!

New Things To Come This Year!

It’s going to be a big year for Binary Cocoa! We’ve been resuming development work on our games and have made some nice progress! We’re also going to SaltCon this year and we’re super excited to see what happens there! It’s a board and card game convention that seems to grow every year. Going to be a blast hanging out with 1400 gamer friends!

Serpentine is so close to release status! We just need to improve the AI on the bots a little bit before we feel entirely ready. Egypt is also getting a makeover! Here’s a taste of what’s to come!

Our good friend Thomas from Norseware has been helping out with the development and it’s coming along quite nicely! We should have some gameplay videos up shortly! Right now the game is a pixel art platformer but we’ve been discussing throwing in some top-down RPG elements into the mix. We’ll see what happens! Keep up with us for more news soon!

Wet Blanket and Soggy Biscuit Are Live On Amazon!

Behold! You can find Wet Blanket and Soggy Biscuit on Amazon! Head on over there and pick up some decks today to play with family and friends! Shirts and possibly some mugs coming soon as well. Sorry for the delay on the shirts! We’ve encountered a a slight setback, but the designs are still done and those should be shipping soon. Thanks for the understanding!

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Braxton is putting on the final touches for Serpentine (the newest game mode for Collider), and we should be releasing that soon as well! It’ll probably be the final game mode that we make for Collider and then we’ll be moving on to other things. We can’t wait to share it with you all! Thanks so much for your patience and check back in soon!

 

Wet Blanket Coming to Amazon Soon!

Hello everyone! We’d like to thank everyone that has purchased a copy of Wet Blanket so far and we’re looking forward to see what happens with it in the future. Speaking of the future…Wet Blanket should be on Amazon this week! We’re working out a couple kinks on the product page at the moment but it should be up this week! We’ll be sure to put up a big announcement when it does happen.

Collider has also moved forward this week! We tested local multiplayer on a new game mode on Saturday and that proved to be awesome to the maximum awesome. It also revealed some improvements it would need before release so we’re hoping that happens this week and then hopefully we can release it!

Joseph has been working a lot of hours on some web site development that is bringing in some good funds that will hopefully keep Binary Cocoa on its feet. Other than that we’re just plugging along trying to do our best each day! 2017 is looking to be a pretty eventful year for us so we hope you stick close and we’ll roll out some pretty exciting things!

Oh yeah, just asking out of curiosity…how many of you would play rock, paper, scissors, cow hoof?

Happy New Year From Binary Cocoa!

It’s a new year already! Time to celebrate with resolve to be the best gamer you can be!

Cheetos and mountain dew all around! If I drink mountain dew I get crazy dreams so I’ll stick with the orange soda.

A new year means new things for Binary Cocoa! Well, a lot of old things in a way, but hopefully soon they will be new to everyone else! Wet Blanket is quite new, so there’s that. It should be available on Amazon this week and we’re supremely stoked to see that happen! Get all your introvert friends together and show them how much you dislike social gatherings by having a social gathering and play this wonderful card game.

There have been a couple questions about the game that have come up recently and I think I’ll try address some of them here. If you have any questions left unanswered just let us know! We like things like that.

  1. If I start out the game with 4 veto cards what should I do? A – the risk of this happening is quite low, but if it does happen it would be extremely hilarious and resolved by your turn when you can discard one of them and draw another card from the draw deck.
  2. What do I do with people cards in my hand? A – play them into the main party! If you draw a person card you hold it in your hand until your turn and play it into the main party so as to thwart other players from draining the main party too soon. After the 8 people in the main party have been laid out to start the game the rest of them get shuffled back into the draw pile.
  3. Can I veto a super veto? A – probably not, but I’ll leave this one up to the preference of the people playing.
  4. Can I take people cards directly from other players? A – no, unless the card specifically says so. There are cards in the Soggy Biscuit expansion deck that do this. People cards go back to the main party when a card says that people must return. Then they are free to be taken by cards that make people leave to your own party.

I’m sure there are many more questions, and I’ll see that I get to them in the next blog post! Other projects are coming along swimmingly. Braxton worked on Collider on Saturday and a new game mode might drop soon! Keep checking in for the big news!

Collider Sale!

Collider is currently on sale on Steam for only 4 bucks! Pick it up and have a grand ole’ time shooting your friends with pixels! Here’s the trailer if you haven’t the foggiest what Collider is:

As for other things Wet Blanket and it’s accompanying expansion deck Soggy Biscuit are available now for purchase! Check them out if you dare!

Happy Holidays From Binary Cocoa!

It’s Christmas time again! It’s getting pretty festive around these parts at Binary Cocoa. We celebrated by drawing a Christmas tree on our office white board:

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We might also have a surprise soon for the Christmas season! We only have five days left to make so we’ll see if it actually happens. We hope it does for sure! It has something to do with the header of this article. And Street Fighter.

Wet Blanket decks have been ordered and they are currently in transit to everyone! They are also coming to the Binary Cocoa residence and we are anxiously awaiting their arrival. Thanks to everyone that ordered a deck and it’s expansion set! We hope that it touches your inner nerd spirit. It certainly does for us.