A little bit about myself

My name is Sakis, I'm an indie games developer from Greece. I started game development as a hobby in early 2005 with Game Maker. I was one of the first developers back then who give more focus on 3D games using Game Maker (which is mostly for 2D games).
Most people may know me from Game Maker Community (with username sakisa) as the creator of the games Crimelife, Guns & Spurs, Mythology, Super Smash Battle and many more.
Now I'm using Unity3D to make games for iOS and Android. My most recent game 'Angel in Danger' which is a 3D platformer is published by Crescent Moon Games for iOS and Android.

In my real job I work as a web developer for a company here in Greece. I know C#, Javascript, html, css, php. I also work as a graphics artist and I also design the graphics for my own games (2D and 3D).
Today game development is my second job, still with the same passion and excitement.

- My portfolio here
- My games developed with Game Maker can be found here.
- My published iOS and Android games be found here.
- I you want to contact me about anything visit this link.


Dec 16, 2010

L.A. Noire Developer Diary: The Technology Behind Performance


"The Technology Behind Performance" showcases how L.A. Noire will utilize the brand new MotionScan technology, which provides an unprecedented level of realism, detail, and emotion never seen before in a videogame, bringing characters to life in a totally new way.

Nov 18, 2010

Crimelife 3



Version: Beta 0.5
Release Date: 22 June 2013
Game Website: http://crimelife3.blogspot.com
File Size: 28.2 Mb(zip) , 39.1 Mb(uncompressed)
GM Version: GM8
Screen Resolution: 1024x768

Installation: Extract all the contents from the .zip file and run the game
For PC with Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, 7

Trailer:


Screenshots:




More Screenshots

Description:
In the Crimelife games, you explore a huge city, gunning down cops and pedestrians, carjacking, crashing and generally having fun with the freedom of the game.
You can call it a GTA clone but I have put almost everything I know about Gamemaker in to it. It's a huge project that needs a lot of time when you work all alone on it. I'll try to do my best and finish this project sometime in the future.
A big thanks to all of you guys for all the love and support you have given me for this game and all my other games. You are all welcome here!

Changelog is avalable here:
http://crimelife3.blogspot.com/2009/11/changelog.html

Downloads:

Download from the OFFICIAL WEBSITE





SuperLongName.com (mirror)

As always help and ideas are all welcome.
Please leave some comment after download.
ENJOY ! ! !

Oct 30, 2010

Katapeltis



File Size: 2.65Mb (zip) , 3.67Mb (uncompressed)
GM Version: GM8
Screen Resolution: 480x320
Changes Screen Resolution: Yes

Description:
"Katapeltis" in greek means Catapult. It's a very addictive game with great physics and lots of fun. Use only the mouse to control. Destroy your enemies with your catapult and get the best hi-score in every level.
30 levels to unlock.
Also available on the iPhone App Store!

Trailer:


Downloads:


Sep 7, 2010

Super Smash Battle 2



File Size: 20.4 Mb(zip) , 25.3 Mb(uncompressed)
GM Version: GM8
Screen Resolution: FULL
Allow Fullscreen: No

Features:
-The battle returns with stunning 3D graphics and the most popular game characters-
Full 3D graphics featuring great looking environments and animated characters
All the animations are specific for each character (animations created with 'MoveNow')
11 Playable Characters including: Mario, Sonic, Conker, Rayman, Link and many more
New fighting system which gives more freedom to the player
3D battle environments including: 'Great Deku Tree', 'Peach's Castle', 'Green Hill Zone' and more
New and dynamic camera focused on both players
Joystick support (tested with xbox 360 controler)
1-on-1 Multiplayer Battles (P1 keyboard, P2 joystick)
Multiplayer scoreboard
More advanced AI
Extras featuring 'Character Bios'
Lots of Options to select, including Cel-Shading effect

Story
After many years of gaming success by the three most popular gaming companies in the world, a mad scientist called Dr.Paratonic comes with plans to destroy their factories.
His purpose is to sell his own gaming console called 'PIGO'. It's a console that requires to insert coins to play the games.
But the three companies are not going to let this happen.
For first time in the history they are going to combine their powers by sending all of their most popular and powerfull mascots to defeat Dr.Paratonic and change his plans before it's too late.

Trailer:


Screenshots::
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Downloads:





Enjoy this game and please leave your comments with your opinions.

Sep 1, 2010

Super Smash Battle 2 coming soon...

First screenshots from my latest game 'Super Smash Battle 2'. Beta version coming soon...
Follow me on twitter for all the latest news about the game.

Jul 23, 2010

Guns and Spurs



Game Website: http://gunsandspurs.blogspot.com
File Size: 12.8Mb (zip) , 20Mb (uncompressed)
GM Version: GM8

Description:
Take the role of Johnny, a lonely cowboy in the wild west, thirsty to take revenge for the death of his wife.
Run with your horse in an open world filled with action!
10 'Wanted' missions and 10 horse race events are available (more to come).
Stylish 3d graphics are creating a great atmosphere.
6 weapons available
You can enter buildings like saloon, gun shops, banks and more. You can also buy new safehouses from around the map.
The 'Wanted' missions have quickdraw mini-games.



Screenshots:
 

 

Please play and rate the game properly. It's the final version with 10 missions and 10 races but there is still some room for improvements. Hopefully to see it featured this time on YoYogames. :D

Downloads:




Enjoy this game and please leave your comments below.

Jun 11, 2010

Mortal Kombat is back for sure!



Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios are preparing for the return of Mortal Kombat.
The newest chapter of the iconic fight franchise marks a triumphant return to the series’ mature presentation and a reinvention of its classic 2D fighting mechanic. Driven by an all new graphics engine, the fan favorite Fatality is back and presented in more gory detail than ever before. In addition, Mortal Kombat introduces a number of new game-play features including tag team and the deepest story mode of any fighting game. Players can choose from an extensive lineup of the game’s iconic warriors and challenge their friends in traditional 1 vs. 1 matches, or take on several new game modes.

The game will be released in March 2011 for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 systems.

I have also edited a little bit the NetherRealms logo:


Your opinions?

Jun 8, 2010

Mortal Kombat Rebirth Teaser



A highly suspect, but extremely well produced video was uploaded to YouTube, under the account MortalKombatRebirth, yesterday featuring several Mortal Kombat characters in a live-action scripted scene. Questions are abound as there are absolutely no studio credits at the end or beginning of the video. WB Games has been producing cinema quality "viral" videos to promote their games, namely F.E.A.R. 3. Could this be a similar promotional video for Mortal Kombat 9?

Edit: Actress Jeri Ryan of Star Trek: Voyage fame appears as Sonya Blade in this trailer and she says "Okay, so... Mortal Kombat," she tweets. "It's not a game trailer. Actually was made for the director to sell WB on his vision for a reimagined MK film."
(info from kotaku.com)

More details about this can be found at the TRMK website HERE

Apr 29, 2010

'Guns & Spurs' ...Coming soon










The title of my latest game has been revealed. 'Guns & Spurs'.
A western game with open environment, pretty graphics, horses and lots of action!
I really love this new project because all the graphics of the game are made by me only and I'm very happy with the results.

Beta version, hopefully next week...

Apr 26, 2010

Sakis25 games collection of w.i.p. and unpublished GM games



Here is a collection with some of my unpublished w.i.p. games never before seen, created with Gamemaker since 2005. I hope I will work on them again sometime. My time is very limited these days. :(

The games (working titles):
1. 1942 3D
2. New Super Mario World
3. SpongeBob Squarepants 3D
4. Spiderman
5. Street Races Underground 2
6. Your World!

Apr 14, 2010

New game project!

You wanna see what's my new project?
Then check out my Twitter page here: http://twitter.com/Sakis25

More information, screenshots and the title of the game coming soon... :)

Apr 9, 2010

Crysis 2 - Reveal Trailer

Latest trailer for the true next-gen fps.

Apr 6, 2010

Resident Evil: Afterlife Debut Trailer



Capcom's Resident Evil video game franchise returns to the silver screen this fall.

Mar 22, 2010

Zoo Escape



File Size: 4.01 Mb(zip) , 5.01 Mb(uncompressed)
GM Version: GM8
Screen Resolution: 480x272
Allow Fullscreen: No
Date Updated: 25-2-10

Here is my second entry for the YoYogames Competition 05.



More screenshots: Screen03, Screen04, Screen05

Gameplay Trailer:


Desription: Help the little animals to escape from the zoo. Start with the little tiger and collect all the fruits to unlock the gate for the next level. Each animal has it's own unique ability. Rescue more animals to help you on your way. Avoid the guards and don't let them find you.
Features:
- 25 challenging levels
- Complete all the levels to unlock a Minigame
- 5 animals to save
- Zoopedia with animal information from National Geographic
All the game graphics have been made by me using only d3d code for the models and Gimp for the textures and all the 2d stuff.

Also available on the iPhone App Store!



DOWNLOADS:




SuperLongName.com (mirror)

Feb 22, 2010

Fake Parallax Textures (gmk)

A very simple trick for fake parallax texture effect using multiple surfaces and 3 different textures.
Use this trick smart, for a nice looking result in your 3d games.


Walls and floors

Fur

Grass

And don't forget to say thanks laugh.gif


.gmk and .exe files included
DOWNLOAD HERE

Feb 10, 2010

my Action figures!!!












Here is my small collection of action figures from my favorite console games, all made by Neca.















Now I'm waiting for Dante from 'Dante's Inferno':


More to come... :)

Jan 15, 2010

Extinction



File Size: 5.53 Mb(zip), 6.5 Mb(uncompressed)
GM Version: GM8

Here is my second entry for the YoYogames Competition 05.

Extinction is a top-down 3d zombie shooter game with destructible environment, lots of weapons, vehicles and a lot of bloody fun.

Story:
-25 March 2012-
Six months ago in a small city near Russia, people have made street protests for a nuclear power plant located a few miles outside the city.
But nobody showed interest to fix this problem.
For some unknown reason a week after the street protests, a huge explosion at the nuclear power plant#was the cause for a big disaster. Toxic gases from the plant polluted the air and water in the region#and within a few days the whole town was infected. A new virus has emerged and everyone in town had been lost. The virus has turned people into zombies. Very few people survived in this cursed city and they hide in the shadows until someone comes to save them.

Trailer:


Screenshots:






Enjoy this game and please leave your comments below.

Downloads:

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