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John Vella

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Is it really a bit of a silly story? Yeah, OK, I suppose it is, but let's be honest, it makes a nice change from defending the world from the nasty space invaders!

I'll download this when I get home... it looks like fun!

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I would like to take a moment to recommend "Blastermax - A Game By Pete Ainsworth" to the itch community.

This is a classic retro-style game, which I haven't been able to stop playing since I downloaded it. 

What can I say? The graphics are really cool. The gameplay is fast but not so difficult as to frustrate the player. 

It is, put simply, a lot of fun, which is definitely worth a donation.

Here is the link: link

If you like it please do make a donation, and comment in this thread. 

Also, please do check out Pete's other games. This guy knows how to make games that are fun to play!

Edit to add: Thanks to CaptainD for adding the images. :D

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Completely forgot to post an update, saying that the issue with the scores not resetting has now been resolved.

I have been informed about the score not returning to zero between games. I'm looking at this now, and will upload the fix ASAP. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. 

I am pleased to announce that my latest project, "Brooke's Beach-Ball Bounce" has been released for Android.

Here are the Instructions:

Tap the left hand side to of the screen to turn the ball left.

Tap the right hand side to of the screen to turn the ball right.

You have to make sure the colour on the bottom of the ball and the colour on the column match. How far can you get?

Here is the link!

I've been sitting on these for a while, but have decided that now is as good a time as any to release both of the Nasiro games for Android.

Codename:NASIRO is my tribute to Space Invaders, and Nasiro 2 is a homage to the Galaga type games.

Here is a link to both games: Codename:NASIRO Nasiro 2 - The Empire Bites Back

These games are both available for Windows and Codename:NASIRO is also available for OSX, both from the same links.

Any feedback would be really appreciated, as would a donation.

Thanks for reading!


I have released the second game in the Nasiro series! It is currently available for Windows, with the OSX version coming soon, and there is an Android/iOS port on the way.

Set ten years after the events in the blockbuster game, CODENAME:NASIRO, the alien invaders from space are back, and this time, they mean business!

It's up to you to defeat the alien invaders, and save the world, in this fast paced arcade game, which harks back to the golden age of arcades, when all that mattered was getting your name on that high score table.

Oh yeah, and saving the world.... Again.

You can get it from HERE and if you like it, a donation would be gratefully accepted. :)

My advice would be if you enjoy playing the game finish it. I have abandoned a few projects because, having worked hard on them, I have decided that I am not enjoying playing them. My attitude is that if I'm not enjoying it why would other people?

I am aware of an issue with the audio mute option, where the control becomes unresponsive when you select one control method then switch to the other. 

The source code for this game has been lost, following the recent data loss issue, so in order to resolve this issue I will have to start from scratch. I will do this as soon as possible.

This issue does not affect the playability of the game.

Going through XCode is fine. If it allows me to publish an iOS game, I'm a happy man. Only problem is I don't have an iPhone to test, hence my need for step by step instructions. I can borrow an iPad to test, if needs be


My Web search skills have deserted me. All I am after is a step by step guide on how to publish an app, made using Unity, on a Mac Mini, to

I did have an Apple Dev license, which cost almost $90 and I made nowhere near that much back, so renewing the license is not an option, 

I have uploaded some Windows and Android apps to and would like to make my Apple games available there as well.

Thanks in advance for any advice or suggections, or hopefully a link to a step by step guide...!


I have just released my newest game, Codename:NASIRO. It is a retro arcade game, which pays homage to Space Invaders and is, I've been told a lot of fun.

The link to the page is: HERE and all I can is please please try it, and let me know what you think.

If you do like it, a donation would be greatly appreciated, as it will help fund my future game development endeavours.

Thank you for reading this.

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If you try this please do NOT select Simple, Fast or Fastest on the Graphics Quality setting, as they are rubbish! I had meant to disable the config screen, but forgot to do so. I will remove it for the next release.