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I'm a software developer and occasionally when time allows, I like to blog about my various coding project here. I also like to tinker with home automation, retro gaming and more.

I have also shared some of my software, which I hope may be of use to others. It's on my software page.

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Spikes Galore is back in Google Play!

Good news! Spikes Galore is now back in Google Play. It has also had a few improvements. Coins are easier to collect, and the coins allow you to buy even more in-game. It has also been updating on iOS and will be in the Amazon Appstore soon.


Give it a go for FREE at nellyfish.com/spikesgalore

#gaming #android #ios #nellyfish

New game, 100 Platforms

I have been playing around with a game framework called Corona SDK. The end result is a game called '100 Platforms'. It's fairly simple, using Corona's physics engine and some nice particle effects. Inspired by an old game called Jumping Jack on the spectrum.


I hope you enjoy it, the only aim is to get to the top! Give it a ... read more

Spikes Galore Update 1.4

Just pushed out a minor update to Spikes Galore. This update adds in-app purchases on iOS. For under a £1 you can remove all ads and unlock new game modes.

The update is available via the AppStore and Google Play now.


Give it a go for FREE at nellyfish.com/spikesgalore

#gaming #android #ios #nellyfish

Dave Dangerous can now be found in the Amazon !

Yesterday I submitted my Dave Dangerous game to the Amazon app store. I have made a small change to use Amazon's own ad service. I have found that the fill rate was not great, only 20% of ads served, so Admob will be used as a backup.

If you have a Kindle Fire, please download it here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01GQ6ODMC

I'll get my next game published to Amazon Underground.

#gaming #android #nellyfish

Update to Spikes Galore

Another week, another update. This update has integrated Google Play Games services.

The Google Play Game services will allow you to unlock achievements and submit your top score to a shared leaderboard. Give it a go!


It's available on Google Play at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nellyfish.spikesgalore or via htt... read more

Minor update to Spike Galore

Just pushed out a new update via Google Play. After some great feedback, I realised it was quite impossible. This update allows the game to start a little easier, but don't worry, if you get more then 10 it will get difficult again.

Also if you remove the ads, you get 3 extra bonus game modes!

It's available on Google Play at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nellyfish.spikesgalore or via http://nellyfish.com

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Narrative screens in Dave Dangerous

I have been asked how I created the Narrative screens in Dave Dangerous. So, if you're interested, please read on.

If you have been following my blog, you would know that a few months back I created my first Android game, and my first Java project. This would not have been possible without the great tutorials over on KiloBolt.com. I would strongly recommend you have a look.


Before the first level, I wanted to create a storyline. This was ... read more

New game, Spikes Galore has been released

Meet Thingy. I'm not sure what he is, just some abstract thingy. He is the character in my new game called Spikes Galore.


The game is available on Google Play at the moment.

It's been developed using the libGDX, which is a cross platform framework, so this should make porting the game across to iOS fairly simple. It will hopefully be in the Apple store soon. Watch this space!

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Another update to Dave Dangerous

Not really anything exciting, but I have made an update to Dave Dangerous android game. It will now support Bluetooth gamepads. But the biggest part of this update is integration with Google's in-app purchase API's. When the application opens, you will now get the option to opt-out of the adverts for 60p. Will be interesting to see if this creates any revenue. Currently the application is serving thousands of adverts daily, but only makes around 20p a day !!


If you're quick, here are some promotional... read more

Trex Runner update, now supports Android TV

Over Christmas I purchased a new TV that runs Android. Just for a bit of fun, I made some minor code changes to the Trex Runner application that was released back in August. The application just uses a webview to run the javascript endless runner game in Chrome. It's not the smoothest experience, but then it is just javascript.


You can download at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nellyfish.trex... read more

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