Suspicious Developments

Founded for tax reasons in January 2012, Suspicious Developments is a thinly veiled corporate front for the game development efforts of Tom Francis, including Gunpoint, Floating Point, and Heat Signature.

In order to glorify himself at the expense of the company brand, our negligent founder mostly posts about these on his personal blog, where there's also an up-to-date list of all our game projects.

This corporate blog is reserved for posts that, while written by Francis, reveal enough of his calculated malice that he prefers to attribute them to the company.

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The Suspicious Developments manifesto

After eight years as a games journalist and two as a part time developer, I have decided what I think of games: I like them. I’ve also figured out some of the reasons I like them, some of the reasons I sometimes don’t, and which of these things I really care about.

I’m far enough through making my own game, Gunpoint, to get a feel for which of these things I can actually do. But I’m still new at this. A lot of them are things I figured out during development, and Gunpoint itself doesn’t reflect them all. So this is a mission statement: a way for me to be specific and public about what I’d like to do in games, and how I plan to do it. (more…)

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Suspicious Developments unveils legitimate rebranding exercise

BATH, UNITED KINGDOM – June 8, 2012 – Suspicious Developments, acclaimed developer of nothing so far, today announced a comprehensive overhaul of its brand and image. The centrepiece of the radical new look is a bold logo update that dramatically refreshes its January 2012 predecessor, designed by experimental UK startup m.bezl for a reported £1.3 million. (more…)

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Suspicious Developments announces existence

BATH, UNITED KINGDOM – January 24, 2012 - UK game developer Suspicious Developments today announced that it exists. The news marks a major upturn in the firm’s previously disappointing existence results, and a year-on-year existence increase of divide by zero error.

“No-one could have foreseen this,” said company director Tom Francis, shortly before the result. Francis controls 100% of the company’s shares, beating its second largest stakeholder Sylvester McCoy, who controls 0% and is not aware the company exists.

“I don’t know who you are,” McCoy said.

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Suspicious Developments headquarters broken into

BATH, UNITED KINGDOM – January 21, 2012 - The headquarters of UK game developer Suspicious Developments were broken into last night by the company’s own director, Tom Francis.

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