Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Super Killer Hornet Resurrection is nearly here!

At last!!!
It seems like ages since we started working on the Sequel to Super Killer Hornet but it’s now finally at a stage we’re really happy with.
Super Killer Hornet Resurrection, like its predecessor, blends classic shooter action with a mathy twist but this time on a far bigger scale.
Gone is the endless nature of the first game, replaced with a classic level structure, multiple  game modes and epic boss battles.
One big standout feature for us is the soundtrack, it’s not exactly traditional for this type of game but we have been lucky enough to be able to work with one of my truly favourite UK rock hiphop bands, the Sixty Fours. Check out their stuff here www.sixtyfours.co.uk. However if you do favor a more traditional score we also have a classic soundtrack from a very talented musician, Mr Dylan Barry...both are equally awesome!

We are hoping the soundtrack will be available separately and in two parts shortly after release.
We are aiming for an early 2014 release, probably mid to late Jan, we will update with a solid release date when we know more.  

 Right now we are entering the Beta testing phase which will probably last a couple of weeks.
If you are interested in being a tester for SKH-Resurrection email us at FlumpStudios@gmail.com

There’s not much more to tell you that the trailer won’t explain. So here it is…look at it!!!!!Please.
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Friday, 28 June 2013

Well, Pester is finally available for PC!
It's had a few tweaks here and there and is now compatible with Keyboard or a 360 controller
For those of you who missed the XBOX indie version, Pester is a bullet hell shoot 'em up with an old school feel, tough but addictive gameplay and a hell of a lot of game modes. Here's the official blurb
“Prepare to be Pestered, in a good way!" Pester is a vertical shoot em' up which blends the old school with the new creating a frantic and fun shooter experience. With over 100 combinations of play, a thumping techno soundtrack, 6 trophies to unlock and a unique old school-new school graphic style Pester is a game for both shooter enthusiasts and anyone up for a good challenge."

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Pester Review Round-up


So it’s been 3 months since the release of out little indie shooter, Pester, and I think we can safely say that the last of the reviews are in. So how did we do???? Well, actually pretty awesome to be honest.
Out of 15 review I would only class one of them as negative, that’s not bad. We even got a seal of approval from the indie gamer chick who is notorious for her dislike of Shoot em’ ups.
So here’s a run through of the scores, starting with the best obviously
:)The good:
‘A’ Rating – “It grabs you and keeps you interested because it is a game that pulls you in and then chews you up along with a line from The Rock saying, “come get some” to which you will oblige.”
Video Game Attack
9/10 – “Overall, this is a really smart, well presented little game for both retro fans and shmup fans alike. The game has a serious ‘just one more go’ factor to it, and can’t be faulted on its customisation and value for money. It’s hard, but not so hard that it’s a turn off. It’s only 80 Microsoft Points – my advice is to buy it now!”
Gamer Score Addicts
9/10 – “Pester is great for bringing the retro feel, I had so much fun playing this game”
The Overshield
[No Score] – I freaking LOVE it!!! The challenge gives me something to look forward to and the rising difficulty curve is always there to test me when I think I’ve aced the game.
8.7/10 – “I really liked Pester. It is safe to say that this is currently my favorite Xbox Live Indie Game. Flump Studios incorporated some good ideas and paid homage to one of the most known space shooters, Galaga. The controls are tight and responsive while the graphics make you feel like you’re moving through space. Enemies are nicely designed and diverse.”
8.5/10 – “It’s one heck of a fast paced shooting frenzy.”
Geeks Respawn
[No Score] – “Quite frankly, I just couldn’t stop playing the arcade mode! Each time I died, I wanted to get back and start again. lol Pester really is that entertaining.”
Metall Man
4/5 – “Freaking fun!”
Gamer Vets
8/10 – “Overall, Pester is a great successor to Killer Hornet and really creates a more rounded and polished product. The game is crisp and the controls are very fluid and responsive. If you enjoy shooters, Pester is easily one of the better ones available on the XBLIG market right now.”
Clearance Bin Review
The Avarage
3.5/4 – It’s fast, furious and addictive in that ‘just once more’ way.
Xboxer 360
Approved – “Congratulations to the team at Flump Studios for doing as good as you could do with this genre in relationship to me.”
Indie Gamer Chick
3.5/5 – Pester is the classic arcade homage with a few extras and a handful of unlocks to keep a gamer busy for at least a few hours. It’s simply a throwback title that fits in nicely on the XBLIG.
Gamer Cheese
The bad :(
Poison – “The graphics attempt to evoke a nostalgic feeling by mimicking the extremely simplistic look of most Atari 2600 games, but not only does it not look good, it just doesn’t work too well.”
1UP or Poison
Really sorry if I missed anyone out, I’m pretty sure there’s a few more floating around.
All in all I couldn’t be happier with the feedback. I’m really proud of Pester and I’m just so glad that others can see what I was trying to do.
Pester is also sitting quite comfortable at 31st in the UK user ratings charts after having spent a short spell in the top ten and an even shorter spell at number 1.
It’s been a great ride for me and now I have to go through it all with the PC version :)
Oh yeah, that should be out in time for summer.
Thanks for reading…

Monday, 28 January 2013


The first gamer to post a picture of the Pester award screen with all trophies unlocked will receive 400 MSP.
Check out our facebook page here:


Of course you have to own the game so if you haven't picked it yet get it here:

IT'S ON!!!

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Pester Released on XBLIG Today!!!!

At last we can present our newest creation to the world!
After months of no sleep and burned retinas Pester is finally finished and has successfully completed peer review.

You can download here for only 80MSP($1 or about 68p)

This is our second Xbox indie title after Super Killer Hornet which reviewed well but to be honest slacked a bit in the sales department. In my opinion the biggest draw back super killer hornet was the graphics and presentation. We've spent a bit more time concentrating on these issues with pester,the main improvement, for me, being the implementation of particle physics to take care of the explosions and fire trails.

We're really happy with the way pester has turned out because it's the type of game we've wanted to see made for a while. We've tried to mix the old with the new to make something a little unique.
We're also happy with the way we've implemented the game modes, by mixing modes with modifiers we have managed to make 96 combinations of play, which hopefully will make the 80MSP worth while.

Check out the trailer here.

It's such a great feeling knowing your game is out there for the world to see, we know it's not going to set the world on fire or make enough money that we can quit our day jobs but it really is nice to know that something you've made is out there for the world to try, play and judge (not too harshly I hope).

PS. Some of you may notice a slight spelling mistake (quite massive actually) within the game.
This comes from deciding to have one last decode session at 4 in the morning just 10 minutes before sending it for review. An update is ready to go and should be up this time next week. So annoying though and yes I feel like a dick!

Massive thanks to these guys for being awesome!

NortyGames (Thanks for the peer review Steve)
Retro games mag
The Overshield
The /./ xblig
GameCity Nights
Clearence Bin
Blues news
the blog de sinad
Playground podcast
Blue ray authority
Indie ocean
Short and sweet review
extra play
Clear channel

Also Nick,Scott, Rish, Matt(even though it's been a while), Lee and Ryan(Can't have them feeling left out) and of course my beautiful wife Liz.