5-Star Review for Mr. Smoozles Goes Nutso

Over at Reflexive, someone has posted a 5-star review of Nutso. I love it when gamers enjoy the game and make known their appreciation.

Author: Steve

Artist, game designer and award-nominated writer with many years experience. Author of Writing for games and The Quinton Quads and the Mystery of Malprentice Manor.

11 thoughts on “5-Star Review for Mr. Smoozles Goes Nutso

  1. Edwin says:

    Congrats, Steve. Like I said, loved the demo. And would be playing the whole thing if I wasn’t currently hooked on Broken Sword: Sleepijng Dragon. Also great work man.
    Quick question – how are adventure games going as a niche market these days? Possible avenue for an aspiring games writer?

  2. Steve says:

    Thanks Edwin. I’m glad you’re enjoying Sleeping Dragon, too.

    There’s a regular flow of adventure games being released, so you’d think that there would be plenty of opportunities. However, many of them are created by people who want to do their own writing and design and/or are being created by people who’s first language is not English, which means that the opportunities are more limited than you’d think.

    This is a great shame as the genre has the potential for lots of experimentation and development in character interaction .

  3. Edwin says:

    A shame in indeed. Still, never hurts to keep an eye open for opportunities should they choose to arise. Writing for an adventure game would be a helluva lot of fun!

  4. Jake says:

    Nice to see another professional using Game Maker – why not put the demo version on yoyogames?



  5. Steve says:

    Hi Jake,

    I may just do that. I’ll try to find some time to do it next week.

    Are you connected with Yoyo Games in some way?

  6. Jake says:

    Kind of. I co-authored “The Game Maker’s Apprentice” with Mark Overmars (the creator of Game Maker). I work for Sumo with Chris Rea (who I believe you used to work with?). He sent me the link to your game.



  7. Steve says:

    I haven’t read the book, I’m afraid. I managed to put together my game from using the tutorials and posting a couple of questions on the forum.

    Yes, I worked with Chris, and Paul Porter, too. I think there are a couple of other people there who used to work for Revolution.

  8. Jake says:

    The book is aimed at kids/teens really. As you say, Game Maker is easy enough to pick up on your own, but many people like the support of a book.

    Anyway, look forward to seeing Mr. Smoozles on YoYo Games soon. You might even pick up a few registrations out of it. If you remove the installer then it should be compatible with Instant Play too (so people can launch your game directly from the browser window).

    All the best,


  9. Steve says:

    I just added the game to the site. It could be better set out. There was no way to mark it as a demo and I couldn’t add in my website address.

  10. Jake says:

    I’ve added a 5 star review (although not the first!) and put a post on the forums drawing attention to it. Hope it helps.

    PS: PP says hi.


  11. Steve says:

    Thanks Jake, that’s really good of you. One day I’ll find the time to return the favour.

    Hi back to PP. 🙂

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