Sweet Time Surfer fan art

Check out the Tiger pet from Time Surfer… now in BEAD FORM!


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DUET is out on the App Store

Announcement! Duet, our new game, has just launched on iPhones and iPads worldwide.

Duet is a hypnotic action arcade game with a mesmerizingly beautiful soundtrack by Melbourne composer and Gotye multi-instrumentalist Tim Shiel.

  • Over 50 challenging stages across 9 chapters full of elegant obstacles and features to keep you on the edge of your seat.
  • An outstanding soundtrack by Tim Shiel, his debut to the video game world.
  • Simple two touch control – left or right thumb to spin.
  • Entrancing visuals fit the mood and audio of the game perfectly.
  • Unlock an endless Survival mode for high score delight.
  • Strange and wonderful narrative that will keep you guessing.
  • Every mistake leaves a mark; you will paint the walls with your failures.

Some press quotes so far:

“Duet looks hard as nails. And I love it.” – Jared Nelson, Touch Arcade

“It looks positively mind bending, and also, a really good time.” – David Flodine, AppSpy

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Enter a trance with Duet

Whoa! We have a new game in the works, and I’m not talking about Bean’s Quest 2. Although that’s still coming soon.

I’m talking about the PAX Australia Indie Showcase, Freeplay double finalist new “hex-like” we call Duet.

Here is a vimeo teaser:

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Time Surfer in Humble Bundle and out on Android!

Time Surfer is proud to be part of the new Humble Mobile Bundle 2!

You can get Time Surfer and 5 other fantastic games for your Android device by clicking the Humble Bundle banner above.

The other games include Punch Quest, Star Command, Bloons TD5, Carmageddon and Ravensword: Shadowlands! Fantastic games and you get to pick the price and even help charities – wonderful.

If you’re only interested in Time Surfer on Android via Google Play, visit this link:

Time Surfer on Google Play!

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C++ String to Int

In this post I will compare the following methods for parsing a string into an integer in C++:

  • Manually
  • atoi()
  • strtol()
  • sscanf()
  • std::stoi (C++11 only)
  • std::istringstream
  • Boost.LexicalCast
  • Boost.LexicalCast with C locale
  • Boost.Spirit.Qi
  • Boost.Coerce

But first lets look at the requirements I was looking for in a string-to-int parsing method.
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