Signing off.

October 29, 2012

I was an interesting experiment, but time to freeze operations.

Thanks to everybody involved, and good luck to all who forged themselves blades in the fire.

NBM will suspend operations at the end of this year 2012.

Short post-mortem : The co-operative structure was a good way to try things out. Costs were low, which helped us stay up for three years. Subcontract work did not work out as well as I had hoped and team forging turned out to be quite difficult. Still and all a chracter building exercise if naught else.


NBM 2012 Spring Update.

April 14, 2012

Good news: Ricardo Haratani opened his own tattoo studio!

Bad news: All in all, our co-operative took a drastic fall in morale after the flop of the first game, but despite the pain there are still signs of life. I went to work on Minigore for most of 2011.

Taking a break from Minigore, my winter was spent making an iPad application for a business client in Finland. Some attempts were made to advance the catapult game, but without major inspiration. Then came a man with an original idea, and we have been nursing that one along gently. The prototype will be complete this summer, it is happily something fairly unique, and we have high hopes of getting some serious weight behind it if the prototype sizes up well. Some of the members are training up after the dormant winter, planning a short animation, and possibly an adventure game later this year. I’m getting more and more involved with Mountain Sheep, but the Co-op continues it’s existence and remains as a base from which to take steps out into the darkness again.



New Member : Makkis

September 14, 2011



Assembly 2011 Spaghetti Builder Day 02 Winners

August 7, 2011

One team on both days broke the 1 metre barrier. This one was 110 cm.


Assembly 2011 Spaghetti Builder Day 01 Winners

August 6, 2011

Running a spaghetti challenge at Assembly. Todays winners, at approximately 120 cm.

Sponsors: Happi/Pelitalo, Nuorisoasiainkeskus


Minigore Zombies in the works.

July 4, 2011

Tuomas has been working with Mountain Sheep again, this time on their gunhappy dualstick shooter Minigore.
See the sneak preview video below…


New game Mockup

April 22, 2011

Here’s a mock-up of a catapult game we are working on in our spare time.

Black and White Castle by Ode ( Antti Avarre ).

Color Mockup by Timo Vihola of Minigore fame.