Wednesday, 21 August 2013

I'm alive!

I've been so silent lately, someone could think we're doing nothing but... it's not true. I worked hard on a couple of titles for XBLIG, but because I forecast an XBLIG dark future... I'm working to port what I've done on Unity3d and then publish them on every platform available. Port XNA to Unity isn't an easy job... but neither an hard one. I'm very excited because Unity is now a truly multi-platform game engine (they added Win8 and WP8 to their port options). I also asked to be accepted as a indie dev on XBOX ONE! I have a lot of unfinished games that would fit like a glove for the brand new Microsoft console. So, hold on. Toons of news in this last year quarter coming from the Running Pixel's guys (and girls...)

Thursday, 21 June 2012

AVATAR RANDOM CHAT | press release

I have been quite busy lately in doing updates to MINER4EVER lately and working on a ultrasecret mobile (iOS, Android) game. But because I think that good ideas have to be done fast... here's to you AVATAR RANDOM CHAT!


The multiplatform indie developer Gameccino, also known in the Xbox Live Indie Games channel as Running Pixel, has released on Xbox Indies its first social app: AVATAR RANDOM CHAT

AVATAR RANDOM CHAT is the first Xbox social app that pairs Xbox Live enabled strangers from around the world together for voice-based conversations. At any point, either user may leave the current chat by initiating another random connection. It's like a chat roulette on your Xbox, easy and fun!

To get AVATAR RANDOM CHAT just Bing AVATAR RANDOM CHAT on your Xbox or download it from here:

Genre: Other
Platform: Xbox Live Indie Games
Release Date: 06/21/2012
Price: 80 MSP ($1)

official twitter: @runningpixel
Facebook page:

developer contact:
developer website:

it has been approved few hours ago so it should appear soon on every Xbox near you on the indie channel.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Miner4Ever, playtest the first playable version

Today, ok tonight... here in Italy is 2.30 AM... I'm going to put in playtest my latest XBLIG game, the first after a long long pause.
I'm very proud of this game because I did everything on my own, code, game-play and graphics with except for the BoxArt and the menu backgrounds that are a Benedetta's creation.

What is Miner4ever?

It's more than a Minecraft style game, it's a mining game with several browser games and RTS gameplay elements.
Start building your empire! Mine resources, dig and build structure to increase you hourly production. Miner4Ever will update your production even when you're not playing with it. Miner4Ever is a game where the classic mine crafting game meets the online real time strategy.

Here some screenshots:

Soon a gameplay footage and further details.

In the case you have a XNA Membership you could download and playtest the game on the AppHub right now.

There's a Facebook page? YES!

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Unity flash and me (FluffyCraft flash edition!)

Unity has just released the beta version of the long awaited Flash plugin of it's own engine and I ported faster than light my Unity game FluffyCraft.
I was working on its port from Android to iOS but I couldn't resist... so... enjoy FluffyCraft flash edition here

The porting itself wasn't too much difficult considering that this Unity plugin is still a beta version with some bugs.

Monday, 12 December 2011

what I'm up to lately

I have not made any post for a while (barely some tweets), well I think it's time for a recap.

I'm actively working on several fronts: I'm developing a brand new game for Gameccino (my own company), porting some Android games on iOS (see my latest post on the Gameccino dev blog) and I have almost finished an huge 3rd party project. The last one was very stimulating and complex being a reconstruction with augmented reality elements for iOS of an etrurian archelogical area, soon more details here and on the Gameccino's website.

It's enough? Not. I'm learning also learning the basis of the Kinect SDK just for fun and considering if develop or not a second version of an XBLIG games of mine.