Other Things

(a blog)

Other Things is the blog of Things Made Out Of Other Things, makers of Eucalyptus – the library, to go – for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

End of an Era

Well, It's been quite a run.

Eucalyptus Removed From Sale

An app written for iOS 2 (before text selection was a thing!), I think Eucalyptus has stood the test of time. On an iPhone 5s, it still feels at home - the old-style interface gives away its age though.

I'm working full-time for Apple now, and am unable to give Eucalyptus the love it needs to keep it alive.

A Holiday Gift from Coolson’s

We’re giving away a gift for the holidays!

Until January 15th, players of our free Coolson’s Artisanal Chocolate Alphabet Sampler - new and existing players alike - will will receive a gift of unlimited free multiplayer matches to celebrate the season!

Two player Coolson's

Anyone who downloads Coolson’s Sampler will find the gift waiting for them in the factory lobby.

Coolson’s is BAFTA Scotland’s Best Game of 2013!

Us with our BAFTA award

Photo courtesy of BAFTA/Andy Buchanan

We wrote previously that we were nominated for a Scottish BAFTA for our game, Coolson’s Artisanal Chocolate Alphabet. Well, we won - Coolson’s is now BAFTA Scotland's best game of 2013! We couldn't be more delighted.

The awards night itself was great. The whole industry was represented, technicians, planners, management, celebrities and all the rest (yes, we did get to meet David Tennant, and unashamedly posed for a photo!). I think it's safe to say that games have only in recent years started to be seen as 'legitimate' arts (and I am sure there …

Coolson’s Nominated for a Scottish BAFTA

BAFTA logo

We’ve just received the exciting news that our iPad game Coolson’s Artisanal Chocolate Alphabet has been nominated for a 2013 British Academy Scotland Award, in the category of "Game"!

What an honour! It’s up against amazing, diverse competition in the shape of Mr Shingu’s Paper Zoo and the infuriatingly addictive Impossible Road.

We’ll learn who’s won at the awards evening on the the 17th of November in Glasgow. Wish us luck!

Coolson’s Artisanal Chocolate Alphabet

Coolson's Icon

We've made a game! We've been working on it for the past six months, and we're really pleased with it. All the graphics were made on iPad, and we think it's turned out great.

I could write a lot more about it here, but, really, the best way to find out about it is by visiting its web site, at coolsons.com.