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Puzzle Platformer Update #3



  • Subtle shadows
  • Updated player sprite
  • Spikes
  • Using single light per room
  • Particle Effect on room end

Puzzle Platformer Update #2


Added / Changed

  • Rotate on jump
  • Next Level Object
  • Changed player sprite
  • Changed tile color

To Do Next:

  • Spikes
  • Death Animation
  • Next level particle effect

Puzzle Platformer Update #1


Made some progress in the game. I am trying to go for a Thomas Was Alone vibe.


  • Double Jump
  • Wall Jump
  • Self tile blocks
  • Basic “lighting”
  • Dust Particles
  • Stretch Animation

Next To Do:

  •  Win Condition (end of a room/object)
  • Spikes
  • Death Animation
  • Score based on time

New Puzzle Platformer

I am starting a new game. It is a puzzle platformer with a game mechanic similar to Walker (indie game). I would like the art style to be minimalist with a black tile set and brightly colored backgrounds. I am targeting mobile devices and would like to complete the game in 4 weeks.

Dodge This


Dodge This – Game Jolt

A short little multiplayer game made on my white board at school.

Monetizing For My Kids

I am working hard to monetize my games. This isn’t a fun process. I am adding in ads to several of my games on the Android market. I don’t like adding ads into my games, it makes them feel cheap. However, I am trying to turn Blue Tarp Games into a more legitimate business. Currently, I have two young boys. I would like to better support them financially. My wife and I are both teachers, and I have been using the profits from my games to save for my kids’ future.

My short term business plan: (3-4 months)

  • Add in ads into all existing games.
  • Port the games over to the iOS market.
  • Expand to HTLM5 using ad revenue sharing, or HTLM5 sponsorship.
  • Finish 2-3 more games over the summer.

Overall Goal:

  • Make an additional $2,000-$3000 a month.

Wish me luck! I owe it to my kids. 


Retro RPG Puzzle

People seem to like this simple RPG puzzle game. It currently has a rating of 4.4/5 stars on Google Play.

This website even put it down as one of their favorite Android games!


Thanks for all the support.