Out Now: Just Like Real Life

For immediate release:

LONDON, 10TH OCTOBER 2012 - Introducing  Just Like Real Life for Windows and Mac, the debut release from Lewie & Karn's Digital Entertainment Software.

Just Like Real Life  was developed in 48 hours during UKIE's Journo Dev Swap game jam, part of the London Games Festival. Games Journalist Lewie Procter ( SavyGamer.co.uk, Rock Paper Shotgun) teamed up with Karn Bianco (University of Derby, Rare, Lionhead) to make a mouse controlled shmup, all about shooting enemies whilst trying to avoid your own bullets. It features a generative discordant soundtrack, infinite combinations of procedurally generated levels, and an online leaderboard.

Of his experience designing his first ever game, Lewie said:

"I had such good fun making  Just Like Real Life, after spending so long playing and thinking about games, it's about time I gave creating one a shot. Working with Karn on  Just Like Real Life was a revelation, and it's inspired me to try to learn how to make games independently."

On making  Just Like Real Life, Karn said:

"Developing Just Like Real Life was a very organic process. Time constraints meant that bugs often grew into features, and throwaway ideas became defining features overnight. I had a lot of fun making the game that way, and I'd love to return to it in the future."

The things people said after playing  Just Like Real Life:

"I want your balls bouncing everywhere as my ejaculations bounce off the walls." - Rob Fearon

"Interesting game - the audio was the best part" - Jim Rossignol

"The audio was disturbing" - Edmund McMillen

"Really Hard. Kind of going for the Rock Paper Shotgun audience, I think, with the difficulty level". - Miles Jacobson (Sports Interactive)

"For Procter and Bianco to have quietly brought it all together in 48-hours, to me, just seems amazing. But it’s not really the technical achievement that impresses; it’s the thoughtfulness of the implementation throughout. It feels coherent and surprising and, above all, fun." - Jim Griffiths (Mediatonic)



Download  Just Like Real Life now for Windows and Mac  here, or play it in your browser  here.

Email  LewieP@SavyGamer.co.uk if there's anything else you need.


Karn Bianco: Programming and Design.

Lewie Procter: Design, Screem technician & lots and lots of suggestions.

Micheal Bowerman: Music.


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