Factsheet

Developer

Outgunned Games
Tampere, Finland

Founding date

April 2015

Website

https://www.outgunned.fi

Contact

Social

Twitter: @outgunnedgames
Facebook: outgunnedgames
LinkedIn: Outgunned Games

Description

Outgunned Games is a one-man game studio run by Markus Latvala.

History

Early history

Game development has been my dearest hobby since the early 90’s. For me making games are the perfect combination of art and logic – an opportunity to stretch my imagination and create whole worlds that slowly come alive during development.

I have done numerous prototypes and “almost done” projects during the years, but only managed to release one title, Project AW (2001). The unpredictability of life made me drift away from games and I ended up making a career in business software instead. I never really saw games as a viable source of income and it had become just too time-consuming for me to keep as a hobby.

Recent

After a long hiatus I decided to reclaim my old hobby and started working on a Mega Man 2 remake, just for fun. I also started attending local IGDA meets and got acquainted with some nice people in the industry. Encouraged by the community, I decided to turn my retro remake into a commercial product, Giga Girl, and registered a business in hopes of some actual income.

Unfortunately Giga Girl was far from being profitable, but the sales did cover all the expenses and some. Delighted that I had made any money at all, I invested the income in software licences and started prototyping my next project. After a couple of fast fails, I ended up with this idea of a little shooting star that bounces off planets. The idea quickly evolved into a design for a family-friendly casual mobile game.

After a full year in development, Little Comet was released for PC/Mac in December 2018 and for iOS/Android in early 2019. Little Comet received good reception in the beginning, but it wasn’t enough to make it profitable. The project scope got out of hand and the revenue model just didn’t work on Android. I obviously had to make something smaller to have any hope of a profitable business in the future.

Present

My first prototype for game 3 was a traffic themed puzzler, but I quickly realized it was not the simple game I was supposed to make, so I dropped it and started over. The new idea was as simple as it gets: a digital paddle ball game. Now, half an year later, Bungee Spider is ready for launch.