The penguin’s name REVEALED and…a Donald Trump game?

Cloud Grove Blocks

Cloud Grove is starting to really pick up speed. Most of the design is finished, and now we’re going heads down into implementing the remaining features. There are a lot of fun blocks coming into play, as well as some interesting interactions on the World Map.

The image above is a sample of what we have coming up. I’m pretty excited to see all the levels we can make out of these.

And the penguin’s name is…


We had a lot of great suggestions for the penguin’s name in Cloud Grove. This is one of the playable block types coming up in the game

His name henceforth shall be…Fritz E. Banks! This was a great name from fan jakepeter, who left a comment on our last post with this name suggestion. jakepeter said:

“Something about the name Frits sounds like someone that doesn’t quite know what they are doing as they need the player to guide them through the level, the E is more there as it rolls of the tongue more. Banks is there as in snow banks.”

Thanks so much jakepeter, we loved it, and we’re going to use it!

We’ll have more fan suggestions in the future. Stay tuned!

We also have another small game to share…

And…a Donald Trump game…?

Brice's entry in Ludum Dare 35
Our entry in Ludum Dare 35

This past weekend was Ludum Dare, an indie game competition where you make a game around a certain theme in 48 hours. The theme was “Shapeshift”, and many of the entries were really impressive. My personal favorites by other developers were Down the Well and  Tito’s Revenge.

We made an entry around Donald Trump, the current frontrunner for the U.S. Republican candidacy. It’s a parody game where you attempt to mimic the “shapeshifting” Trump has been doing in his persona and personality. I’m personally not a supporter of Donald Trump, but this story has been interesting to me.

If you’re interested, you can play the made-in-48-hours version here. I’ll be doing a few updates and posting a version that doesn’t require the Unity Player Plugin soon. Just thought you all would enjoy.

What do you think? Leave a comment!

What blocks would you love to see in Cloud Grove? How do you feel about the Donald Trump game? Would you like to see more small games like this?

Let us know in the comments below!

4 thoughts on “The penguin’s name REVEALED and…a Donald Trump game?”

  1. I’m not sure what other Cloud Grove blocks will be…I hope there will be more plants.

    The Trump game is very unique, it’s got something to say. I loved both the pixel art and the 8-bit voice! I’d love to see more small games like this.

  2. Hahaha! That was awesome. 🙂 — I really liked the garbled speech. — You should do Hillary next! XD

    What will the next block types be?????

    1. Glad you liked it. I’m not sure if it’s the kind of game that would benefit from expanding with other candidates. But it’s an interesting idea.

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