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GearHead Caramel v0.952: Hacker’s Delight

I’ve just released GearHead Caramel v0.952. You can get it from all the usual places- Steam, itch.io, and GitHub. The biggest change this time around is the help system- while using the combat/skills interface, pressing F1 will now bring up a helpful panel explaining what the invocation you’re looking at actually does. The same text …

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GearHead Caramel v0.951: Of Course There Were Bugs

Bugfix update v0.941 has just been released. You can get it from all the usual places- Steam, itch.io, and GitHub.

GearHead Caramel v0.950: Our Gamedev is not Permadead Yet!

I’ve just uploaded version 0.950 of GearHead Caramel. You can get it from all the usual places- Steam, itch.io, and GitHub. This is the first release of 2023, and I have to tell you, being sick really really sucks. But giant robots? Giant robots are always good. Lots of bugs have been fixed. In fact, …

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Steam and itch Summer Sales

GearHead Caramel is 50% off during both the Steam and itch.io summer sales. Actually, everything is 50% off at my itch shop. Get it while it’s hot, as they say. Unless you’re in the southern hemisphere, in which case get it while it’s cold.

Half a Century of Joe: Our Gamedev is Still Broken

It’s been a while since I’ve let you all know how I’m doing. After getting Covid and opportunistic bacterial pneumonia, I caught influenza at the end of December. This is when my troubles started. After that I had a bad case of asthma exacerbation, Covid brain fog, one case of acute sinusitis, a second case …

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GearHead Caramel v0.946: Our GameDev is Broken

Happy Techno Thursday! I’ve just uploaded version 0.946 of GearHead Caramel. You can get it from all the usual places- Steam, itch.io, and GitHub. This update has been delayed by the fact that I’ve been seriously ill for the past month- first severe Covid 19, then an opportunistic lung infection, followed by my lungs just …

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November 2022 Itch.io Creator Day Sale

For two more days, all the stuff at my itch.io shop is 42% off, or you can buy one of everything for $23. Even better (for me), during this period creators get 100% of the money. They should have called it the November 2022 Creator Four Days Sale but that isn’t so catchy.

Steam Autumn Sale

GearHead Caramel is 42% off during the Steam Autumn Sale, which ends on November 30th. Carpe diem! Caveat emptor!

Alcad vs DeadZone Drifter, Part 5

GearHead Caramel v0.942: Better, Faster, Stronger, Less Crashy

This is another mostly-bugfix release. A very kind player submitted a whole lot of bug reports at once, and I’ve been working through them in order of severity. I think I’ve fixed all the crashing and game-breaking bugs. Also, you know how movement slows down in exploration mode when you’re on a mecha mission? That’s …

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