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NAL Is Alive
Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
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NAL Is Alive now out on Steam in Early Access!
Work on NAL Is Alive is ongoing
Release date: Early access: Q4 2016
12 years. 130 games. All made by one person. And now, exclusively for Steam, all in one big self-contained pack, updated to 1080p with better controls, better compatibility, better everything!

NAL Is Alive is a retrospective containing everything by me, NAL, one half of Chequered Ink, released under the NALGames pseudonym between 2003 and the July 2015 formation of Chequered Ink Ltd, of which I am one of two founders.

Containing the good - Maddening Relapse! Hi Me Ro Me! Innoquous 4! Ne Touchez Pas! Prisnhax! Frankenfirearm!

And the bad - Aardvark Cwm! Gemocide! ExecutioNAL! Clickfire!

And everything inbetween! Ever wanted to be a prostitute on a pogo stick? SohoPogoHo hears you! Fancy going around peeing on people? Signal Failure! You can assume the role of a ginger killing the anti-gingers of the world in Infidels, or become a little robot fixing the big robot it resides in with Titan Tighten.

Need a rhythm game fix? Bullet Hills! Need a music game that has no rhythm? Melodika! Need to inject yourself to help forget the nightmarous legion of female stalkers planning on kissing you to death? Yeah, that's in here too. So's the one where you're a dog in a ball unloading clips of everything from water pistols to rocket shotguns at mutant bags of blood. And the one where you get to play an interactive advert for a fictional Japanese dish cleaner while a man touts its superior viscosity to you.

Accompanying this, there's a chronologically-ordered PDF densely packed with information on each of the 130-ish games included in the pack, along with back-story, and information on the other stuff I made or did, including my five-year stint at YoYo Games, that time I got broadband, and that time I did over 200 fonts.

It's presented in a light hearted way, but this pack truly does represent a huge chunk of my life - everything I made independently from being an 11 year old kid that had to download GM onto a school computer and bring it home on 3.5" floppy discs thanks to the speed of my home internet, to a 24 year old jumping into the world of full-time indie.

This will take time to release as it is a lot of work getting these relics up to modern standards, and I'll be able to release it as Early Access and keep it under development as more games receive improved compatibility, but I'm excited to do it and bring you all updates on how it goes. I'm also aiming for a Mac release.

Please note: All screenshots and videos currently shown in the videos are of the games at their present resolutions. Versions in NAL is Alive will be targeted at 1920x1080 maximum.
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Nov 12, 2016 @ 6:52pm
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Chequered Ink  [author] Dec 4, 2016 @ 5:02am 
This month for an Early Access release is targeted - we've just managed to make every game in the pack okay to be released commercially, although a few games are currently broken (but still playable in the pack).

Dan is currently on getting some achievements into the game, while I (NAL) am doing a little extra on the Launcher and on getting a few of the games with issues a little better for release, but after that, it's just up to the confirmation process - once this is done, the game will be out straight away.
Humble Corv. Dec 3, 2016 @ 9:14pm 
Finally you people got greenlit, I'm so happy you guys were. Had voted for this in May. Do you have a definite date yet for release?
JohannZA Oct 20, 2016 @ 6:48am 
Regular updates, please!
Lucasen811 Oct 12, 2016 @ 12:06am 
cool :)
Chequered Ink  [author] Oct 4, 2016 @ 5:41am 
It's still in development at the moment, looking to have it out in Early Access by the end of the year but some games still contain issues that need fixing at the moment :)
Lucasen811 Oct 3, 2016 @ 9:40pm 
is it going to be released
Lucasen811 Oct 3, 2016 @ 9:40pm 
What happened? :(
NIC77 Jun 28, 2016 @ 2:59am 
Yay it's Greenlit :bit_zombie:
OMEGAMI Apr 13, 2016 @ 1:42am 
Rive Apr 9, 2016 @ 7:58pm 
fuck off im dead