Follow us on:

Owlchemy Labs shares its formula to successful indie development

Alex Schwartz founded Owlchemy Labs in 2010, and since launch he's built a team of six and has developed a steady stream of indie games across multiple platforms, including Snuggle Truck and the recent release Jack Lumber. He's still in business, with more games on the way. The secret to Schwartz's...

Continue Reading

Humble Android Bundle 2 adds bonus Snuggle Truck

If you bought the Humble Canabalt Bundle -- sorry, Humble Android Bundle #2 -- you're eligible for an extra bonus game. Snuggle Truck, the game that isn't at all about immigration, is making its Android debut as part of the bundle. Everyone past or future who buys the bundle gets the game for...

Continue Reading

Snuggle Truck downloaded 1.3 million times in 9 days after going free

Owlchemy Labs' Snuggle Truck dropped its price to free on the iOS app store last week, and has been downloaded 1.3 million times in the past nine days. In a developer post discussing the success, we see the move earned the app serious goodwill in iTunes reviews, resulting in over 4,000 new levels...

Continue Reading

Snuggle Truck now free on iOS App Store

Indie studio Owlchemy Labs' Snuggle Truck, the eleventh-hour artistic reinterpretation of Smuggle Truck for the App Store, is now free for iOS devices. Launched in late April, with a robust level editor added a few months later, the free version includes the full game in exchange for some...

Continue Reading

Smuggle Truck now Snuggle Truck on iOS after Apple rejection, PC/Mac version includes both

Content trumped context after Smuggle Truck was rejected by Apple for distribution on the company's iOS App Store, but Owlchemy Labs reworked some art to launch Snuggle Truck for iPhone and iPad. "The changes made to the game consist only of minor art changes and some swapped sound effects....

Continue Reading

The Joystiq Indie Pitch: Smuggle Truck

Being a giant, beloved video game site has its downsides. For example, we sometimes neglect to give independent developers our coverage love (or loverage, if you will) as we get caught up in AAA, AAAA or the rare quintuple-A titles. To remedy that, we're giving indies the chance to create their own...

Continue Reading

Indies react: PAX East as a showcase for small studios

Like so many PAX shows before it, this year's PAX East showcased a ton of indie games -- the gaming equivalent of a Williamsburg dubstep show, if you will. In our experience at this year's event, larger industry players like EA and Bethesda showed off their titles with hired hands and private...

Continue Reading

Smuggle Truck adds 'Legal Immigration' mode

Owlchemy Labs' Smuggle Truck has added a "Legal Immigration" mode in response to critic's knee-jerk reactions to the satirical game. Developer Alex Schwartz showed us a placeholder screen at PAX East, but told us that Owlchemy had an actual screen they would be adding shortly, he sent us the new...

Continue Reading

Super Ramen Bros. dev returns with Smuggle Truck

Owlchemy Labs -- the development team that made iPhone game Super Ramen Brothers in 24 hours -- is back with Smuggle Truck, a physics-based driving game for iOS and browsers. The objective of the game is to smuggle illegal aliens and real aliens across an unspecified border, leaping chasms,...

Continue Reading


Featured Stories

Engadget

Engadget

TUAW

TUAW

Massively

Massively

WoW

WoW