Hi everyone, if you’re asking what’s happening then this post should help to answer that

Hi everyone

Well you might notice nothing has happen for a while. Don’t worry I’ve not abandoned it. Page One is something I’ve worked on for too long to give up now. But I will say that this last year has been, somewhat, a complete shit show.

Good things and bad things have gone on. I’m not sure if you’re aware where you are but here in the UK we are suffering from a global pandemic. It’s thrown a spanner into a lot works and during this time I also started a new job. It’s with a lovely company called MBD.limted in Leicester, UK https://www.mbd.limited/

They work in the arts and produce some really interesting content and I’m very happy to be part of the team. But as you can imagine it’s effected my ability to work on other project and to be honest with you and probably for many people all over the world. I just made sure I’ve done the bare minimum to get by. The isolation and uncertainty a lot of us are feeling, means that if we get the things we need to do done, feeding, watering and watching a lot of boxsets etc. Then we should be able to feel proud that we’ve manged to get through. If we haven’t managed that, as I imagine a lot of people find themselves in, well I feel we should be able to give ourselves a bit of a break and hope that we can find our way again in the future.

So well now we’re in a new year, 2022 and things have kicked off to a great start. I’m stuck in Toronto with Covid. So that’s good. I’m feeling fine and I thank having all the vaccines and boosters and support for that. I advice if you still concerned about the vaccine still get it, it turned what could be a horrible thing into a mild cold and of cause now I’m bullet proof and get flashes of future events when going to the toilet, which are nice side effects.

So what next. I’m going to get back on the horse and work to a new update for March. There have been some really interesting updates in my player Whirligig which I hope will allow me to introduce full spatial sound which I’m looking forward to implementing. So there will be an update to the Adventure Game Maker soon as well.

So in conclusion. I’ve not gone. Not quite yet. Keep an eye out for updates and fingers crossed, once I’ve made it back to my flat in Leicester, UK I can get to finishing game, well the first chapter at least.

All I can say now is, HAPPY NEW YEAR, stay safe, stay sane and stay in touch with the people that matter to you.

2022 is going to be the best year EVER!!!!! Maybe.

My games collection from the past


I thought you might be interested in the games that I had growing up. I do have new ones but no big boxes 🙁 so they aren’t part of my vintage games collection.

See if you can see any influence in the games I played and the game I’m making 🙂

I’d say I’ve completed most of them, well maybe about 70 percent. Pretty much all Lucasarts (was Lucasfilms at the time) adventure games. You might notice a theme here.

If you wonder what that space is, there was a clock there 😀

Game Maker update

Hi, I’ve updated the game maker and Game Maker Core so that hotspots that are based on png image files where the non transparent pixels are where the hotspot is.

Here’s a youtube video of me explaining it badly:

‘Page One’ is in the Steam Festival :)

My game ‘Page One’ is in the Steam online festival.


I have to admit I don’t know what this really means but I should tell everyone just in case it’s important. Feedback is very important to me as it helps to draw me away from my fortress of isolation (How’s everyone else in their fortress?). So if you have suggestions, problems or thoughts let me know through the Steam discussion page


or email me phileday@yahoo.co.uk or wave at me in the street. Here’s a link to the Steam store page:


Go take a look. Hope you enjoy.

Page One’ Update

So I’ve updated the core engine of Page One including hotspot workings, back end engine(Unity), VR implementation and some other stuff probably. This will not doubt break it some how. VR support is a big question mark as although I have a few of the headsets to test on, I can’t test on them all. This means if you have problems then I would love to know. The quicker I can fix them the better it will be 🙂

Game Creator Updates

This will be release later today and includes some really cool features. Well at least one 🙂

The biggest feature is the hotspot png masks that can be used. So instead of just have a circle you can place on your image you can now upload or create your own masks to highlight the area you want to be a hotspot. Something I’m very proud of here is that you can create the masks directly in Adventure Game Maker. Here’s an image if you don’t believe me:

So some fun stuff happening there 🙂

So give Page One a go and let me know what you think. The demo’s only short but I hope that it gives you an idea of how it could develop.

I’m very much looking forward to the dozen’s and dozen’s of message praising my efforts 😀

Page One release update (2nd March) and Demo now available!

Hi everyone

Well the title says it all “Page One release update (2nd March) and Demo now available!”. https://store.steampowered.com/app/1356030/Page_One/

But to go into more details. I’ve release the demo so that’s now available. This demo will be worked on all the way up to the release in March. The March release date is generally something I plucked out of the air and could well change but the more support I get and the more I know that people really want to see the full game the more likely I’ll buckle down and finish it 🙂

So a little about the demo. It includes some of the floors of the house and some plot elements. I’ll be adding more over time so keep an eye out if you download the demo as it will be updated all the way up to the release.

I’m very much taking suggestions on how to improve the interface and already some of those suggestions have made it into the demo already. I’ll continue to add them as we go.

So if you’re interested download it and have a try. Suggestions are welcome and encouragement very much so. I might sound needy but that’s because I am 🙂

Talking about needy I am setting up a Patreon and looking into other ways to support me so keep an eye out for that vas well. Also, what do people think about something like Partreon? It seems to be a platform that might work for me although I’m not sure what I should divide up regarding the tier system. I was thinking of access to the game creator, a key for betas and or keys for the full release and maybe a key for Whirligig? It’s something I’m trying to work out at the moment so if anyone’s had experience or suggestion about this and want to share I’d be happy to hear from you.

I hope you enjoy it, I hope you have a great Christmas and New Year and lets hope that the 2021 isn’t as much of a shitshow as 2020. Here’s to the future.

Best of health to everyone one.



I’m published my Patreon page but be aware I haven’t a clue what I’m doing and I’m just hoping it makes more sense as I go along. If you want to check it out got here:https://www.patreon.com/pageone_adventure

Updates :), it’s about time.

Hi everyone

So I’ve been preoccupied with the world and not managed to update anyone of my progress. Well now all this changes 😀

Here is a list of updates in no perticular order:

Page One Demo

So I’m releasing a demo of Page One. Well that’s not actually true, well it is, well it isn’t.

What happened was Steam has a yearly festival called ‘The Steam Game Festival: February 2021’ and the aplication requirements are that you have a game that will be released in 2021. Well Page One was going to be released in beta earlier than that but it got me thinking. If I add a Demo for Page One and then release that before Christmas then I can get the best of both worlds. So Now Page One will be released as a demo before Christmas. This demo will basically be what I’ve done up until now. So this will include the 3 floors of the house to explore and a couple of puzzles. I’m busily working on this for a release soon, so keep an eye for it 🙂

The Steam Game Festival: February 2021

So I’m going to be presenting my game at the Steam Game Festival in February. I have no idea what this means. But I’ve been excepted (it wasn’t a hard application) so that will be happening. So check it out in February 🙂

Game Development

Added main menu

So after asking for feedback on Reddit it was suggested I should have a main menu. I agreed, so I’ve added one. This has meant that the save menu no longer has new game or quit. They’ve been moved to the main menu. Here is a picture:

Added Text description to inventory

Another suggestion was to add text descriptions to the inventory. This was because the screwdriver wasn’t obvious. So again I thought it was a good idea. So in it goes 🙂


I’m going to start a Patreon. Not much else to say other than that 🙂


And Finally……

So I’m going to start posting daily going up the the release of the demo. I want to make sure I’m properly working on this so expect a brief update each day.

To be honest I’m pretty sure I’m the only one reading this anyway but maybe in the future this will consider a good time capsule of what I was up to late 2020 😀