Game Jam Island 2:

Episode 5 - The Wrap Up!

30 Mar 2018

In this episode: It's the end of Game Jam Island 2! We take a look at all the games that were made, and ask the team about their favourite games, their biggest challenges, and whether Game Jam Island was a success, or not.

Game Jam Island 2:

Episode 4 - Ok, ok, we'll answer the Broforce question!

27 Mar 2018

In this episode: We take a look at what games were made in week 2. Evan contemplates the value of experimentation.

Game Jam Island 2:

Episode 2 & 3!

20 Mar 2018

In episode 2: It's the end of the first week, and we get to look at what games were made and how every-one did.

In episode 3: The team enters a new week, we take a look at some of the projects happenings & meet more of our awesome guests (including a sea monster??)

Game Jam Island 2:

Bali 2018!

12 Mar 2018

In 2016, Free Lives moved the entire studio to Mauritius for three whole months for Game Jam Island 1. As it turns out, Free Lives only managed to make 1 actual game jam game. We did also release Genital Jousting onto Early Access, Yojimbrawl in a Humble Bundle, and start GORN. Our international indie game dev friends fared much better than us at sticking to the game jam plan ;)

This year, we have headed out to Canggu, Bali for Game Jam Island 2. Rule 1? NO EXISTING PROJECTS! We are here to jam, baby!

Just like Game Jam Island 1 (watch HERE), we're documenting the whole experiment. Follow our progress to find out if we manage to find our next big project! Here's episode 1:

GORN EARLY ACCESS UPDATE 3

GIANT UPDATE!

23 Feb 2018

The wait has been long enough - time for a GIANT GORN update, featuring new GIANT things to kill and new GIANT things to kill them with!

 

NEW CHAMPION (AND A HALF)!

Taking too much or too little steroids can have severe adverse effects on the muscular development of a gladiator. Our new champion team, The Giant (and Mitch) demonstrates both!

 

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CROSSBOW CAESTUS!

Be ready for anything with your new trusty sidekick.

 

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NEW WEAPONS!

Whether you like to defeat your enemies with sheer power, or skill and dexterity, we have one for you!

GREATAXE

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CHAINBLADE

 

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THROWING SHIELD 

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and by far our most requested weapon...

the GREATSWORD!

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NEW ARENA!

Bigger and better, and with environmental hazards for you to use against your enemies.

 

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MORE!

As well as a slew of other features and improvements:

- New difficulty setting under Gameplay Options - now goes up to NIGHTMARE difficulty! Enemies are tougher and more ruthless, and you have less time to recover from hits.

- Improved combat physics and animations

- Improved cell and arena visuals - from our testing performance should be as before or better, let us know if that's not the case for you!

- Option to disable blur

- Improved and expanded options for rotation

- New look “Low Violence” mode - let us know what you think!

 

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BIG thanks to the community as always for all the feedback that was essential in shaping this update. We welcome all bug reports, performance complaints and suggestions!

 

Genital Jousting Full Launch!

18 Jan 2018

Genital Jousting has pulled out of Early Access into full launch! You can now play with yourself (in the fully narrated single player mode, The Story of John). 

GENITAL JOUSTING FULL LAUNCH!

18 JANUARY 2018

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Genital Jousting pulls out of Early Access and goes Full Release on Thursday 18 January!

Sorry about being so quiet for so long on the development front, but we've been working on a massive content update behind the scenes - in the form of a fully narrated single player story mode. Expect an hour and a half of tasteful dick jokes, told over tastelessly wobbly penis action.

At the same time, the price will increase to $6.99 at launch, an increase we hope is more than justified by the extra playtime, content and love we've put into it.

You can still enjoy the variety of party modes with 8 other penises, on your couch or over the internet, plus unlock a variety of adorable outfits to dress your flaccid willy up with. All of that goodness is still in Genital Jousting, plus this extra experience for those who just want a quiet time playing with their own dick.

THE (FULLY NARRATED) SINGLE PLAYER STORY MODE

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Play as John, a dick who wants to find a date for his high school reunion.

He'll need some help along the way. He's wobbly, he's soft. But he wants to be hard. So very hard. He wants to show everyone his astounding rigidity. And with your help, that's exactly what he'll do.

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GENITAL JOUSTING PLUSHIE!

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Wrap your hands around the new Genital Jousting plush with squirty sfx and a STEAM CODE for the game ahead of the launch for $30!

10% OFF at checkout until Official Game Launch on January 18th!!

The perfect gift for any situation. Halloween, Burning Man, Mother's Day, Team Building Exercises, Retrenchments, First Dates, Divorces. Any situation!

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Thank you, as always, for your support!

GORN Early Access Update 2

FLYING FISTS OF FURY!

15 Dec 2017

INTRODUCING CAESTUS!

This update we're introducing some of our most-requested weapons in the form of caestus.

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Each champion you defeat unlocks a new pair of caestus which you can then use in any of the game modes.

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Currently unlockable are the Punch, Claw, Grapple, Mobility and Throwing Knife Caestu...ses? Caesti? Caesu?... Gloves!

PARTY MODE!

In the last update, we introduced local multiplayer as an undocumented extra feature for custom modes. Following up on feedback, we've taken that and polished it into a local multiplayer Party Mode!

We've also spent some time refining the controls for the gladiators and brought back VSIM-style controls, 1998's greatest gaming innovation. Settle who gets to go into VR next the GORN way!

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MORE FEATURES!

▪ Facelift for features in the cell and arena
▪ The character animation and physics have been redone from scratch using an entirely different method. The changes are subtle but very significant, and will allow us to do more with the character going forward. We have an actual simulation of a character's strength now, which wasn't present before, for example.
▪ For those who prefer their killing with less violence, we've improved the Low Violence mode in GORN with new textures and effects, because everyone knows beating the crap out of a piñata is okay.
▪ For those who prefer their killing with more violence, we've adding gibbing and more organs for you to explode!
▪ The Quarterstaff and non-unlockable Spiked Baseball bat have also been added to the game

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FEEEEEEEED US WITH FEEDBACK!
If there are things that you like and dislike, let us know! You can post on the Steam forums, the subreddit, or even chat directly to us on the Discord.

Discord: discordapp.com/invite/r4zRDPz
Steam forums: steamcommunity.com/app/578620/discussions/
Email: support@freelives.net
Twitter: @FreeLives
Website: www.freelives.net
Subreddit: gorn.reddit.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GORNVR

SALUTE AND DO BATTLE!

Developer Diary – Dev Log 8:

Shattered Realms Wrap Up!

04 Dec 2017

Shattered Realms, the brawler by Cape Town indie studio Kopskop, has reached the end of its incubation period with Free Lives. Find out what went down in our wrap up Dev Log!

 

You can play the Shattered Realms demo on itch.io now!

 

Follow Kopskop Games:

Tweet: @shatteredbrawl
Facebook: ShatteredRealmsGame
itch.io: shattered-realms
W
ebsite: shatteredrealmsgame.com

 

Developer Diary – Dev Log 7:

The Team Is Tearing Apart :'(

20 Nov 2017

Free Lives is tearing apart! The Genital Jousting and GORN teams are at war! Who will win??

And find out if the Free Lives house renovations will ever be finished! (lol no)