99 Bricks insight: A slight breeze

We already told you about the happy accidents we sometimes had during the development of 99 Bricks. The idea of adding wind is one of them. In the classic version of 99 Bricks we used Box2D as our physics engine. Because of the imprecision of Box2D, your tower would start wobbling around after a while, messing […]

Creating a loveable character

There are many uncertainties in life. But one thing we all know for sure; if your mobile game has a character it needs to be loveable and cute! Of course this should be taken with a grain of salt but we knew we wanted it for 99 Bricks. The nature of the game is very […]

99 Bricks art styles through the years

In a previous post I promised to tell you more about the art style of 99 Bricks and in ‘Burning Pockets’ I talked about the shift to the Wizard Academy theme. Below I’m showing you a timeline of all the styles we had for 99 Bricks since 2008: 2008: 99 Bricks Classic The classic 99 […]

Burning Pockets

So last time I promised to tell you more about how we got to the Wizard Academy theme after the Facebook style poll. Well here we go. We went to a Local Multiplayer Meetup in Utrecht organized by Vlambeer’s game designer Jan Willem Nijman. We all had an iDevice with a build of 99 Bricks […]

From Flash to Paper to Lessons Learned

We are an indie developer, but that doesn’t mean we shy away from publishers. Don’t get me wrong, we are very happy being independent, but from the very first beginning we have been looking for publishers for 99 bricks. Starting with the original Flash game, where you just had to build the highest tower with […]

Happy Accidents

In my last post I described how we got to the basic idea for 99 Bricks. So why were there only 99 Bricks? And why didn’t we use tilting like in Wario’s Block Star? Let’s begin with the second question. Using tilting would be a pretty straightforward move looking at the original inspiration. Well the […]

Inspiration in strange places

Most people who have played 99 Bricks (or watched the trailer of the upcoming 99 Bricks Wizard Academy) think the original inspiration is pretty clear. But most people think wrong.       Back in 2007 my two WeirdBeard co-founders were seriously addicted to playing ‘Wario Ware Smooth Moves!’ for Wii. Wario Ware consists of […]