The River of S***

A lot has happened since our last blog post. We’ve certainly been living the ups and downs of the game industry. If you thought making a game out of clay was hard enough, add in game industry politics.

The big news is that Cletus Clay is now not going to be on Xbox Live Arcade. At least, we won’t be self-publishing it on the platform because apparently we no longer fit in with Microsoft. Given the current state of Xbox Live Arcade and sales thereon, perhaps they are right!

We have plenty of interest from publishers on both Xbox and PlayStation 3 but at present we prefer to retain our independence. This does, however, mean that Cletus Clay is going to have another development change. Anthony and Alex will continue the project in due course and we will be funding it from our other projects unless one of you happens to be feeling very rich and generous!

As Anthony puts it:

“We’ve swum this far up a river of shit and I’ll be damned if I’m gonna give up now.”

Bye bye Xbox

Secondly, and this is much happier news, we’re pleased to have invited the lovely people over at Games Faction to live with us. Sure, there have been a few arguments over who uses the milk and the cost of toilet roll these days, but two indies are better than one! Together we’ve been enjoying developing on Apple’s lovely iPad, and definitely not playing too much Plants vs Zombies.

And finally, we’ve actually updated our website. We have more to do but it’s a start!

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  1. alex
    Posted August 9, 2013 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    We’re all busy on Eufloria related goodies at the moment. Cletus is not on-going at the moment but it will happen. Another reason for waiting is to see how this console transition pans out.

  2. Anon
    Posted July 25, 2013 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    So the game is no longer in development? I haven’t heard anything in 3 years.

  3. alex
    Posted August 4, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    Daniel, if by generous you will write us a cheque for 1 squillion pounds, then we would like to take you up on your offer 😉

    Just looking at Kickstarter ( as a way to fund finishing Cow Patrol so you may yet get your chance though!

    • romris
      Posted August 9, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

      damn no …..

      you don’ deserve that … cletus is far better than many xbox live games ….

  4. Posted July 30, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    Gutted 🙁

  5. Posted July 26, 2010 at 4:57 am | Permalink

    I hope this change of direction goes well. I played Cletus Clay at Eurogamer last year and loved it. I’m only sorry I haven’t commented on your blog before.

    I really do hope you have no problems releasing it after all your hard work. I’m certainly not rich but i’m told i’m pretty generous, so if there’s any way I can help out at all, just say the word. Best wishes to you and the team.