- January 2nd: Casey Games was founded by a 12 year old Jordan Casey with a plan to build a virtual world
- February 2nd: Jordan releases Alien Ball VS Humans.Becomes Europe's youngest app developer
- Feb-March-April: Lots of publicity
- June: Cannes Lions Festival, the conference that started it all:
- September:EPS 2012, Cologne, Germany
- October: Web Summit, Gamecity7, Greenboy Touch released on Android
- November:Greenboy Touch released on iOS, Smartphone and Tablet Games Summit, TedXYouth@Chankyapuri.
We arrived at 2 in the morning on Thursday.Went to sleep, woke up at 2 PM.Went to 'Connacht Place or CP' it was crowded! It's sort of a shopping complex.We went to Mc Donalds.Which was sorta weird because due to religions beef is very rare in India because their religions don't allow you to eat it.So, I had Chicken Nuggets. :) Then the crazy bit happened.It was getting dark, it was raining, still fairly crowded, we wanted get back to our hotel.But, no Taxis!! What are we going to do? And then we saw it.... AUTO!
(Note: this video isn't of me, but you will understand)
It was crazy! No proper lanes, they don't read Traffic Lights, crazy! We went to bed
Last day and it was the day of Tedxyouth@Chanakyapuri :D before I get to the story and the boy we met, here are pics, captioned pics of course.
|Can you see me O.o|
|Signing autographs :)|
All in all, TedxYouth@Chanakyapuri and India in general was one of the greatest experiences of my life.Thanks for reading, guys.
Greenboy Update: Version 1.5 has been submitted to Apple.
Greenboy Touch Version 1.5! iOS exclusive
- A Completely updated UI to make the game more professional.Feedback has been great, but graphics are said to need work.It's on the way.
- Possible Art updates, again with the Graphics
- An Entire new open world! P.S: Expect me in it
Ok, that's currently planned for Version 1.5 of Greenboy Touch & like it says an iOS exclusive.I'll be honest, sales haven't been great on Android and also iOS.Lots downloaded when Free, but not a lot of people bought the game.Which brings me to the long term goals.
Recently speaking at The Smartphone and Tablet Games Summit, I had a chance to catch a few panels and keynotes and what I learned is:
- Freemium is the next big thing, I want to make the game free soon, but implement ads, in-app purchases for example:Buying new worlds, Removing ads and things like that.One of the speakers pointed out something interesting:What paid app has ever reached No.1 on the Top Grossing charts? Exactly
- I am also interested in things like Virtual Currency and I really like Tapjoy.Tapjoy is a virtual currency system that in the game instead of in app purchases, you click ads that earn you virtual currency in the game to buy virtual goods (Again removing ads or buying new worlds) and how I think this beats in App Purchases is that, even though the user isn't paying for anything, the developer is still monetizing.Question: 'Would you rather unlock a new world by downloading some free, probably fun game or paying real money.Exactly.
-The Casey Games Team
|Click Here for the website!|
Hey guys, Jordan here.Greenboy Touch has yet to be reviewed on iOS.This could take longer than I expected for review.Apparently, this time of year is the busiest for apps being submitted to the app store.Fingers crossed it gets accepted.In the meantime, if you have an android device the game is available on Google Play.But, if you don't have an Android and you're waiting for it to be released on iOS, the official Greenboy Touch website is now live.With a demo also! So, while you're waiting for Greenboy to be released on the best mobile OS ever, CLICK HERE FOR THE WEBSITE!
|Greenboy's claim to fame!|
Hey guys, Jordan here! The days are counting down! Gamecity this Friday.This is going to be one of the greatest opportunities ever.I get to demo Greenboy.I get to meet Terry Cavanagh (Yes, THE Terry Cavanagh), Adam Atomic Saltsman (Yes, the Adam Atomic Saltsman) and I get to meet an old friend, Matt Joe Pegler + PLAY GAMES!It's going to be great! I will take as much footage as I can of the event and will keep you updated via Twitter.When I get back from Gamecity, I have a week off school.Yay!Meaning development, work and lie-ins!Will keep you posted
Because Greenboy is written in Actionscript 3.0, it has the capability of Adobe Air, the cross-platform software from Adobe.Meaning I can publish to iOS, Android, Blackberry, Mac & PC.So, there are a ton of possibilites, right?Launch will be iOS and Android, but my iOS users will be getting something extra.
Normally, the game will be priced at 1.59 (euros) but for launch (on iOS) it will be free.On Android the game will cost 1.59.
Oh yeah, and because we are so close to release date, I can't release a snapshot tomorrow, sorry guys!
So, get it early.Another thing I feel as though I have in common with Minecraft is this 'snapshot thing' I started.At the moment it's just me playing the game.But once the game is released, I will definitely start using Testflight to give you guys some BETA releases just before submissions.How would you feel about that? Also, for those of you attending Gamecity next week in Nottingham, don't forget to come by to the main tent on Friday October 26th at 14:00 for my demo.I will be interviewed first and then I will demo Greenboy Touch and show Alien Ball.(If you see me, don't forget to ask for some Alien Ball codes) Anyway, how do you like the sound of Greenboy's development? Please don't hesitate to Tweet me.Talk later.Bye guys!
Hey guys, Jordan here.Today I have an exciting announcement to make.In the next 2 weeks I will be attending 2 different events and I want you guys to come say Hi!
The second thing, which I am really excited about because it's sort of my first gaming convention is Gamecity in Nottingham.I will be demoing Greenboy for the first time and I can't wait for that.Not to mention Phil Fish and Terry Cavanagh are going!And the first UK showing of LEGO Lord Of The Rings! I am so excited about this and if any of you are going please contact me, I really want to meet up with you guys! I will release the Gamecity event times and location once we are nearer to the event stay tuned!
Or, if you want to hear more about what goes on when I'm not developing games, please don't hesitate to read my Personal Tumblr Please note: Tumblr is down on Saturday October 6th, therefore all Tumblr blogs will be down temporarily also.
- The Big Bang Theory is no longer in production - Legal reasons
- Alien Ball Adventure has been cancelled - Alien Ball doesn't need another games, it's time to move on
Now, the good news
- Greenboy touch is back in production and is coming along really well - I know you guys will probably say something like 'He will cancel this too' or something like that.I promise you, this game will not be cancelled.
- I am producing the game for 'National Children's Day in Brazil' and it will be on Fabrica's website soon. (Shh, it's already on Google Play for free, Click here) It's a small game and is made for little children, so don't troll)
P.S: Do you like our new logo?
"Never got time to show my game at #daildojo but this is what I was planning to show: http://coderdojosbigbang.tk"
Then I got a reply from James Whelton (Co-Founder of Coder Dojo) saying this:
"He didn’t get a chance to demo it today at #dailsdojo, but @CaseyGames made an awesome Big Bang Theory game, check it http://coderdojosbigbang.tk"
Which was amazing! Then people after people after people were viewing the game & I got a lot of positive feedback.So, I have decided to work on this game until it is a full action packed game, here is the demo that I built for Coder Dojo:
As always, I would love to hear some feedback from you guys and if you liked it.Don't forget you can follow me on Twitter here Talk soon guys-Jordan
One day just after I came back from the 'Cannes Lions Festival' I looked up "How to clear your desktop without uninstalling items on Mac" I got a response, and some bozo said "All you have to do is drag the items into your trash and empty it...It will still be on your desktop folder in Finder.So, I (stupidly) did what he said.Not really noticing what I had done.It was only 2 days later when I went to go and work on Alien Ball RPG that...it wasn't there.Then I checked my desktop folder in Finder...Nothing was there! I was starting to freak out a bit..I had 2 massive projects, Greenboy (which I was going to expand on) & Alien Ball RPG.So, I tried to recover, but got nothing.So, I thought I had to start again from scartch, but I never had the time to do so.So, I decided to think of some new projects, and then I thought about Adobe and them giving me Creative Suite Master Collection.And so, came the idea of "Greenboy 2" and because nobody really played Greenboy, and it wasn't on Mobile devices, that I came up with the term "Greenboy Touch" which will be made in Adobe Air.I plan on releasing this for iOS and maybe Android considering the Adobe AIR runtime is way quicker on Android, but I can't just make a game and not put it on iOS.But recently, my Coder Dojo mentors were showing me a game that had developed in Adobe AIR, they published it on iOS and Android.It was way quicker on Android.I suppose thats because Android is Open Source (Fun Fact:Android is a Linux based operating system) But, I'm going off track.Anyway, so Greenboy touch will take a couple of weeks to develop.But, because I don't need a paid Android developer account to test it on my Android tab & I have a paid Apple Developer License then I can test it and see if it's good enough.If I don't like it, well thats that.So, anyway expect an update in the coming weeks, I will start development once I get the software from Adobe.Thanks Guys-Jordan
Here is what I'm trying to accomplish:
I am Going For 1,000 followers by Thursday
Followers From 1,000: 119
So, I'm going for 120 followers in like 2 and a bit days.Since December 11th 2009 when I joined Twitter I have always thought of the day when I reached 1 follower, then to 10, then to 100 and now 1,000, then 10,000, then 100,000 and then 1,000,000 (highly improbable...but still) the big 4 digit.My most popular site on Chrome now is Twitter, so I spend a lot of time on it. So, To help out you can CLICK HERE to make an automatic Tweet. Or you can just make any Tweet saying something like Follow @Caseygames, I will make a personal thank you to everyone who helps and if we get 1,000 by Thursday, not only will the original Alien Ball be free (but it is already is) But Alien Ball 2 will be aswell and hopefully when I get CS6 I will try as quick as I can for Greenboy Touch coming to Android soon.
"Well, it was just a week before I was on the plane to Cannes that I found out..I was going to Cannes.I was contacted by a really kind women called Anaka, she worked at a company called JWT and told me that the company had planned a Seminar at the Cannes Lions festival titled "Junior Worldmakers" Worldmakers, meaning I think people who change the world & well Junior being kids.They had asked me...ME to speak at the seminar with 2 other amazing kids! One Caine Monroy and another Adora Svitak.Caine being the creator of Caine's Arcade and Adora being an author since 7, a child activist and the youngest ever speaker at TED.I was soooooo happy to get this opportunity and to be honest..a bit shocked.Like, to stand alongside these amazing people.So, we were leaving for Cannes on the Saturday morning.
|Caine and his arcade|
|Me on the screen|
It was really fun and also nervewrecking.After that, we had a really nice lunch and then we filmed a couple of interviews and a short piece for a Russian film team, which they were asking questions about children in the government and Caine and I, were like Ehhhh... But Adora was really really good at answering the questions.So, we went back to the hotel and I checked my email and received one from a man called Till Ohrman, who told me I had won a scholorship for Germany at the European Pirate Summit which I applied for a while ago.Things were really going my way, and still are.Then my Mam & I went to the beach and saw that Caine and the director of Caine's film, Nirvan were there.So, we made like a massive sandcastle and that was, fun!When leaving the beach, walking up the pier I spotted a logo, Adobe's logo! If you guys didn't know, I love Adobe.Greenboy was made in Flash & every single graphic for my game was created in Photoshop.When I walked up I met these really nice people, who believe or not had seen our seminar....ADOBE HAD SEEN OUR SEMINAR! They were so nice and gave me a free Adobe T-Shirt and my Mam a bag full of goodies.They asked me to do an interview with them the next, day...I WAS GETTING INTERVIEWED BY ADOBE!
|Me with the adobe guys!|
And then, just after the interview had finished, Pooja who worked for Adobe said to me "Okay, you can either have Creative Cloud or Creative Suite 6 Master Collection" and when I heard that I was like :O :O :O :O, An amazing experience in Cannes, A Nokia Lumia 900, the chance to meet some amazing people and Free software.I feel like the luckiest kid alive.So, we got a LimoLink car home and when I arrived at my door, all my family were there to greet me.It was amazing.What a weekend! Then, today I got an email from a man called Graham Barlow, the editor of my favorite magazine called MacFormat, saying they'd like to interview me for the magazine, and now, IT'S MY LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL! Also, my last week of Primary School.I am sooo lucky and I am so grateful for that.Just a couple of months ago I said, "Hey, I could make an app" Now, look at me.Thank you soo much guys for sticking with me, thank you -Jordan
- JWT New York
- Marie O' Riordan
Hey guys, Jordan here back with your first... & last Greenboy Update: The Game is now available on Windows and coming soon to Mac.CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD. The game (very small puzzle game) is available for free, I am now announcing that Greenboy 2 will be available sometime in the future.I am really proud of myself for this, hope that's not being cocky.It's just a PC game, It's very cool.. Well, anyway, hope you enjoy it and have fun.Tell me what you think on my Twitter @CaseyGames. Thanks guys-Jordan
Hey guys, Jordan here back with some news, I am taking a few days off for my confirmation and I have some good news, the Driving Kids app development begins on Tuesday, as most of you know a couple of weeks I announced Casey Games were teaming up with Drivingkids to make an app.This will be released on iOS and later hopefully Android.Ok, so I will post the development soon.Thanks guys-Jordan
Hey guys Jordan here back with an update, just wanted to let you guys know I'm back from England and I'm ready to get back to work on Alien Ball 3. As I mentioned in a couple of posts this will be an RPG, and if all goes to plan it will be realised on both Android and iOS and will be a very long game.I'm sad to say that you won't be able to save and load the game, well thats for the first version, once I finish the game and get it out I will start making updates.Now an update on "Whats happening" Im currently doing a lot of work on The Kids Tech Awards
I have a couple of meetings and I will be on WLR FM this Friday.Also Tech 4 U is going well.There is a lot of great articles and reviews there by both Mark and I, including a debate on Android copying iOS, a review of the Bamboo Pen (Yeah, I got one :P) and in the next 2 weeks hopefully a review of the new (Yes, NEW) iPad.So CLICK HERE to have a look.So, yeah thanks guys, talk soon-Jordan
Hey guys, Jordan here, back with another post.Today, I was hired by virtual world by teens, ANIMAL PLACE! :D! I will be a moderator and app developer.Now, this is going to be a great hobbie, developing apps and moderating a virtual world like old days!So, I'd like to Thank Yawn and Dorian for hiring me and I hope to have a lot of fun while working on this project.You can Sign Up and play the Easter Party now BY CLICKING HERE You can follow them on TWITTER BY CLICKING HERE Thanks-Jordan