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Taro Omiya is the founder of Omiya Games, an independent game studio focused on experimental games. He has experience in game, software, and web development.

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Not a Clone Update: New Demo, Future Plans!

Not a Clone Update: New Demo, Future Plans!

Not a Clone

Those keen-eyed followers of Not a Clone may have noticed that a new build has been released for both the iOS and Android full-releases, as well as the...

Changes made for Not a Clone iOS approval

Changes made for Not a Clone iOS approval

Not a Clone

Time for some bit of transparency. We released our game, Not a Clone last Thursday, but that journey wasn't without some bumps. As you would expect from...

Short Not a Clone Update: 11th Hour Bugs

Short Not a Clone Update: 11th Hour Bugs

Not a Clone

Hey, everyone. Have a short update today. At the start of last week, we've submitted the latest -- and we hoped, last -- beta builds to our Beta testers...

Not a Clone Update: New Trailer & Release Estimate

Not a Clone Update: New Trailer & Release Estimate

Not a Clone

Another week, another update, and this is probably the most exciting yet! First, we have a new trailer, edited by Astra Wijaya. Notice something at the...

Not a Clone Update: New Icon

Not a Clone Update: New Icon

Not a Clone

What's this? A new Not a Clone update! That's right, we're still alive and kicking! Much of our work this month has been about preparing admin-related...

Not a Clone Update: Quicker Transitions

Not a Clone Update: Quicker Transitions

Not a Clone

Hello, everyone! Back again with a new update! A new demo version, version 1.4.0, was just released, with one new feature: quicker transitions. Once the...

Not a Clone Update: Mundane Housework

Not a Clone Update: Mundane Housework

Not a Clone

Apologize for the silent treatment these last two weeks. As some of you may have noticed, last week, we've updated the demo with some new changes!

Not a Clone Update: Taking on Beta Suggestions

Not a Clone Update: Taking on Beta Suggestions

Not a Clone 6 comments

We have a short update for Not a Clone this weekend. Since last weekend, we've started working on implementing suggestions and fixing bugs reported by...

Not a Clone Update: What's This? Another Demo Release?

Not a Clone Update: What's This? Another Demo Release?

Not a Clone

Some of you may have noticed that a new version of Not a Clone Demo has been released. This is quite a rapid turnout compared to the last release, which...

Not a Clone Update: Keeping it short

Not a Clone Update: Keeping it short

Not a Clone

A quick update on Not a Clone: as many of you may have noticed, a few days ago, we've update the demo build to a new version 1.1. The changes are fairly...

Not a Clone update: Prepping for Private Beta!

Not a Clone update: Prepping for Private Beta!

Not a Clone

Happy Fourth of July weekend! This week, we’ve been gearing up to send out a private beta build next week. As many of you may know, beta testing is...

Not a Clone update: notifications

Not a Clone update: notifications

Not a Clone

We’re rapidly approaching completion with Not a Clone! At this point, almost all of the major features are implemented, and we are making some small...

Not a Clone Update: Tutorial

Not a Clone Update: Tutorial

Not a Clone

Our latest Not a Clone updates are general User Interface (UI) polishes, in preparation for the looming release. As those who played our free demo will...

Not a Clone Free Demo released!

Not a Clone Free Demo released!

Not a Clone

After a ton of updates and teasing, we’re proud to announce that the demo version for Not a Clone is out right now! You can find our free demo (for...

Not a Clone Update: Ridiculous Piñatas

Not a Clone Update: Ridiculous Piñatas

Not a Clone

While we had to skip the update last week due to some life-related reasons, we’re back with some new information about Not a Clone! First, the great...

Through Oneself v1.1.1 update!

Through Oneself v1.1.1 update!

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Up until now, we've been silently updating our Ludum Dare 35 game, originally titled Hidden in Plain Sight, to Through Oneself. The title change was due...

More mysterious microgame sketches approaches!

More mysterious microgame sketches approaches!

Not a Clone

Last weekend, we attended the Ludum Dare 35 and releases a new PC/Mac/Linux game during the game jam! We will be busy handling Ludum Dare-related business...

The spicy and explosive Not a Clone update

The spicy and explosive Not a Clone update

Not a Clone

As hinted in our last post, we’ve finally updated our old Gem Ninja microgame — which used placeholder assets — to Bomb Ninja and Bun Ninja. Some...

New Not a Clone Spritesheets and streaming schedule

New Not a Clone Spritesheets and streaming schedule

Not a Clone

This week’s Not a Clone update is by Astra Wijaya, who put these beautiful spritesheets together for the next pair of microgames. We’ll be implementing...

Adding story to Not a Clone

Adding story to Not a Clone

Not a Clone

Many of us are recovering from the exhausting trip at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), so this week’s update is a small work-in-progress idea we’ve...

The Screen-Shattering Not a Clone Update!

The Screen-Shattering Not a Clone Update!

Not a Clone

Last week, we shown a sketch of a few clicker microgames. We just finished integrating them into the game, and they’ll take the place of Box Clicker...

MAGFest 2016 in summary

MAGFest 2016 in summary

Not a Clone

Hello, everyone! We're back from MAGFest 2016! The reception has been incredible, and we want to thank everyone who visited and played our game. As it...

Not a Clone stickers, pins, and cards for MAGFest, oh my!

Not a Clone stickers, pins, and cards for MAGFest, oh my!

Not a Clone

In preparation for MAGFest, wonderful artist Astra Wijaya put together some amazing stickers, pins and cards for our booth. We've also decided on a tentative...

New feature: Inverted Objectives!

New feature: Inverted Objectives!

Not a Clone

After a messy game jam and the relaxing holidays, we’re back and working hard to make Not a Clonethe best mobile game about mobile games. There has...

Not a Clone update: Improving graphics in Not Angry Things

Not a Clone update: Improving graphics in Not Angry Things

Not a Clone

Yup, we finally have something new to show off since the brainstorming sketches nearly three weeks ago. The graphics in the clones formerly known as Not...

Brainstorming on graphics

Brainstorming on graphics

Not a Clone

Now that we have the menus finished and cleaned up to a glorious degree, we’re quickly shifting to the minigames in Not a Clone next. We have a few...

Prototype: Murakami Progress #19

Prototype: Murakami Progress #19

Prototype: Murakami

This week, I have two updates to make about Prototype: Murakami.

Prototype: Murakami Progress #18

Prototype: Murakami Progress #18

Prototype: Murakami

Lots of progress has been made in making the single most important thing about this game: blood

Progress #17

Progress #17

Prototype: Murakami

We’ve now got a set of actions and animations to show the player is hurt, as well as adding particle effects for the enemy dying

Minor updates and bug fixes

Minor updates and bug fixes

Suddenly, Thousands

Suddenly, Thousands have a received a minor update based on feedbacks

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