April game: The Great British Snake Off

Hey everyone

[Updated – the game has been taken down and moved to our itch.io store for sale here]

As predicted, since our last update the schools have closed and our kids are at home 24/7. We are managing pretty well all things considered, but our usual daytime slots to work on game design are now gone, and we’re pretty tired in the evenings. We’re gradually adjusting to it, but our productivity has taken a dive and it remains to be seen whether it will recover. We’ll play things by ear for now, but we are considering suspending our Patreon until things are back to normal. ┬áIf it looks like we aren’t going to be in a position to release a game in May then we’ll aim to switch off payments before the end of the month.

Anyway, the happier news is that I have managed to finish off The Great British Snake Off, which is April’s release. Snake Off is a gently humorous game about competing on the reptile kingdom’s premier TV baking contest. You attempt ambitious baking projects, then sabotage each others’ efforts. We playtested it last month after the lockdown started and I can confirm it’s great fun including when played over t’internets.

Hope you’re all staying safe and healthy.

Best wishes,