Entries by Howard Tomlinson

New Puzzle Game – Astraware A-to-Z

New for March 2018 is Astraware A-to-Z Quite some time in the making, this is a puzzle combining vocabulary and logic in a deceptively easy package! All you have to do is to place the letters A to Z – just once each – into the puzzle grid to complete it and make valid words. […]

Designing Game Difficulty Curves

This is an article explaining our somewhat mathematical approach to designing difficulty curves (or difficulty progressions) into games!  It was originally an internal document which we used when making games from around 2005 through to 2010, where arcade and action-puzzle games formed the majority of our output. TL;DR : This is an article intended primarily […]

Player Retention and Acquisition

We’ve been making games for a long time, and we have quite a lot of happy, and above all – loyal players, who keep on playing!  Here’s some information about some of the recent things we’ve been working on that have made a really big difference to us! TL;DR : This is an article intended […]

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Astraware launches major Crosswords 2 update!

All New Astraware Crosswords 2! That’s right! Our flagship puzzle game Astraware Crosswords is relaunched with an updated sleek look, extra puzzles, new statistics and features, but keeps the same great gameplay (and just the right types of puzzles!) as before! Version 2 is available now on all stores and is a FREE download!  On […]