What’s this all about?

You have stumbled upon the group blog of Paul and Dave, two guys who have joined forces to bring you some damn fine on-line games and services.

In the beginning there was just Dave. Dave mainly made websites and videos for big corporates but whenever he could he enjoyed nothing more than making games in Flash, but this was always a hobby, something to be done in the evenings and on weekends.

Meanwhile, a few miles away, Paul was working as a VB programmer for a company who made automated testing tools. And almost every evening he would meet up with Dave on-line to play a few rounds of DotA or whatever else was going.

One night Dave sent Paul some early beta tests for a game he was working on called Flash Element TD. When Paul saw the simple blocks firing arrows at blobs moving along a path he decided to have a poke around in Flash himself. Considering that most people who start playing with Flash tend to produce short messy animations what Paul did is nothing short of amazing. His first game (Desktop TD) has achieved massive success with the online casual gaming community, and thanks to its puzzle like nature it has remained a popular pass-time for many.

With the success of their respective games, and each having far more ideas for new games than they could ever hope to produce alone, Paul and Dave decided to leave their jobs to join forces to produce what they hope to be a new era in on-line casual gaming!


25 Responses to What’s this all about?

  1. Eric Herboso says:

    I’m interested in reading more, but there’s no way I’ll remember to check your blog directly if you don’t provide an rss feed. Please post a link to your rss, so I can see whenever you make new posts!

  2. Salman says:

    What books did you read to learn flash? How long did it take you to build DTD?

  3. Charles says:

    I wanted to send you guys a note but I noticed you didn’t have any contact info on your blog. I’m organizing a conference on the intersection of virtual goods, games, and social networks. Based on what you’re doing with TD, I wanted to invite you to attend this year if there’s interest on your part. The Kongregate guys (among others) will be there and I think it will be a fun event – you can check it out at http://www.vgsummit.com

  4. you guys rock!

    (though you’ve also caused my productivity to drop!)

  5. Alan Hatcher says:

    Do you actually need to own the full Flash software package to produce these types of games? What version of ActionScript did you use to build Desktop TD?

  6. Dave says:

    I think the demo is limited to working only for a few days, so yes. And we use AS 2, AS 3 is much faster at certain things, so I am sure we will start using that soon.

  7. cangri says:

    I was intersted to find from where can i get the program to make games in flash????

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  9. cook says:

    Your excelent game must be costing industry more money than MS Solitair.
    You bad, bad people!!!!
    Didn;t see anyone in our office doing ANY work yesterday!!! – You will bring the world to a hault!!

  10. Arden says:

    We ned more games like this!

  11. Keith says:

    I’ve just registered and given you my email address, but I can’t find any privacy statement. Where is it?

  12. Dave says:

    There is not one visible on the site right now. The basics of it are:

    * We promise that we will never share your e-mail address or other identifiable information with any third party company (no external spam).
    * We promise that you will never receive spam from us.
    * We promise to protect your information through the use of secure databases.
    * Your email address is never visible to other members.

  13. Aaron says:

    Hey I have had a serious passion to create a multiplayer flash game similar to what you guys are doing. Drop me an email if you could use another passionate partner on your projects.

    I am a 26 year old artist, actionscripter, and an e-commerce, which is selling things online :), business student.


  14. […] Suite au succès du jeux, Paul & Dave, les créat(e)ures du jeux ont quitté leur job pour créer leur start-up, plus d’infos sur leur blog […]

  15. Hey, this is looking good. MPDTD is shaping up pretty well, and is interesting, but I wonder if there is more to the MP aspect that I’m missing…? Is there a way to interact during the games? By that I don’t mean chat, but affecting each others’ games themselves? Either way, this is good stuff. -bill

  16. Ah, super powers… I guess I should read the instructions more carefully. :-) Cool.

  17. flippy says:

    thats cool i never knew that

  18. Jogos says:

    definitely taking shape, that’s really cool.

  19. kusaregedo says:

    i am 18 years old, but this site really impressed me! funny to play whit friends

  20. MobileJGames says:

    Thats cool… thanks for sharing…

  21. Kzk says:

    hey if you ever need +1 in a dota game /w Kzk-

  22. Dave says:

    I play DotA most nights as “Critters” on the euro server

  23. Uptown187 says:

    hey guys i love playing your games! I can’t tell you how many hours i spent playing Flash and Circle TD online. I have 1 very important request. I took me a few minutes to track down a place to contact you so i hope your reading this. Can you guys make this game avaliable in the Iphone as an game app. I know alot of fans would love to see it on there and would even pay to play it! Please! Keep up the great work. “quote – 1 loyal fan does make a difference!”

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