With 2014 just around the corner, we wanted to post an update on some of the things we have been working on behind the scenes over the last few months. First and foremost, we would like to extend a welcome to Team Fox Forest, a game dev team that has decided to partner with Zim’s Gizmos to get their game out there. The development progress is coming along rather nicely and they are looking to start a Kickstarter soon. We will be sure to post an update when that is coming up.
We have also been working on a few prototypes here ourselves. Our furthest along game is an action platformer involving ninjas. We’re working on this to explore capabilities in their fullest and look forward to sharing it with others soon.
Now, beyond this, while Zim’s Gizmos has a decent group of programmers, composers, and voice actors willing to work with us, the one thing that has eluded us so far are graphics artists. If you have skill with graphics, we welcome you to contact us. We are looking for texture artists and 3D artists as well as a few animators. If you are a budding artist, we are glad to take you and help you find a team to work with on game development.
Another project that Zim’s Gizmos has been working on is ZGF Gaming. This is, quite simply, servers that are hosted by us for various games. We want to promote multiplayer and making new friends, both through game development and through gaming itself, thus we host these servers to help encourage such interactions.
Finally, please excuse the mess of code and websites currently. We are working on many projects offline as well as on the websites, this is slow going, but we are steadily making progress across the board for getting all of our sites more synchronized in design and to move to a new design here on our homepage.
Thank you to everyone for your support, both those more recent and those that have been here from our founding in 2007, it has been a long seven years. However, we look forward as we move on to what is likely to be Zim’s Gizmos’s busiest year yet: 2014!