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The Making of Stick Man Rescue, Out Tomorrow on PSN

Howard Lehr's Avatar + Posted by Howard Lehr on Jan 23, 2012

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Stick Man Rescue was born of a conversation with my 12-year old son, Colin. He had just discovered the freeware Pivot Stick Figure Animator and, like any 12-year-old boy would, he was using it to make hilarious death animations. Given that game designers are perpetual 12-year-olds at heart, I joined in. This prompted visits to various stick man death websites which provided a surprisingly long-lasting source of giggles that attracted my younger son. Soon the three of us were pondering how to make stick deaths into a video game.

Dusting off my rusty programming and non-existent art skills, I co-opted my kids to start making animated gifs of stick deaths and created a prototype game bent on seeing how many of our most ridiculous ideas could be worked into it.

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Coming to PSN this Week: Hamsterball

Howard Lehr's Avatar + Posted by Howard Lehr on Mar 22, 2010

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Hi PlayStation world! This is Howard Lehr from TikGames, here to reveal our little secret. (Eep!) We’ve been in stealth mode on this one, having a great time playing against our co-workers, friends, family, the guy we saw out the window waiting for the bus who was wearing a RUSH T-shirt (we lured him into […]

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Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom Booster Pack Hits PSN Today

Howard Lehr's Avatar + Posted by Howard Lehr on Apr 23, 2009

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You asked for it and we heard you! For those of you who are looking for even more Mahjong, TikGames and Creat Studios are excited to tell you that today we are releasing new downloadable content for Mahjong Tales. We have created an awesome pack of downloadable content. This new pack contains 25 never-before-seen layouts […]

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Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom Available Now

Howard Lehr's Avatar + Posted by Howard Lehr on Jan 08, 2009

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And, we’re back! Last month I dropped in to give you all a taste of the artwork behind the Ancient Tales mode of Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom for PS3 (available now on the PS Store for $9.99). This time around, I thought you’d be interested to learn a little more about how we at TikGames […]

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Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom Coming To PSN in January

Howard Lehr's Avatar + Posted by Howard Lehr on Dec 19, 2008

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A big ‘hello’ to all of the PlayStation blog readers out there! We at TikGames have been laboring away on this game for quite a while and it’s a relief to finally be able to tell you all about the fantastic stories and artwork it contains. You see, one of the keys things about Mahjong […]

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