GBS on WordPress!

The main thrust of this blog is to discuss GBS (Golden Beast Studios) games, other artists, and sites of interest. This blog is generally casual in nature, and is writtin by just me, John Bell. I’m just getting warmed up, so I’m just going  to briefly discuss SpinDrift (our upcoming game) and one cool site I stumbled upon recently…



SpinDrift is chugging along quite nicely, if you haven’t seen them already, check out the production videos on our YouTube channel to get an idea of what the game is like by clicking here. SpinDrift is definitely a very unique title (at least I’ve never seen anything quite like it) but it certainly borrows aspects from other games such as Metroid, Mario, E.V.O. WarioWare, DKC, Arkanoid, and Techno-Drone. Just recently we radically altered the gameplay of SpinDrift (it’s far easier to control now) so things are a little behind schedule to accommodate the new control scheme (but well worth the delays ;). When I have a little more time, I’ll write a more detailed post regarding SpinDrift (and it’s many mini-games).


One cool site I ran into quite by accident is a site called It’s a pretty cool site that contains fully displayed game area maps from the NES and SNES era. It gave me a different perspective on old style level design, and may prove useful for other game designers as a level design resource.


Plenty more to come next time ;)


John D. Bell, President, Golden Beast Studios


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