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Shining Rock

Reimagined game development

Welcome! Shining Rock Software makes games that are developed by just one developer. After 10 years of making console games as a professional graphics engine programmer, I went off on my own to make the games that I want to play and enjoy. You'll enjoy them too!

Our Games



UI Redo: Part 1.

October 5, 2021

So I rewrote big parts of the user interface for the game. Why?

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New Design!

September 22, 2021

If you've been coming here for a while, you can now see that I've had the Shining Rock website refreshed to be a bit more modern and work with mobile devices. If you happen to notice anything wonky with the new setup, please let me know.

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Source control is amazing.

May 6, 2021

Do you ever get the feeling that work on your video game is coming along to slowly? It seems I've spent the last month slogging through issues and bugs that come up as I make progress toward a cohesive game.

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Logo for the Banished Video Game

In this city-building strategy game, you control a group of exiled travelers who have to restart their lives somewhere new. They have only the clothes on their backs and a cart filled with supplies from their homeland. Can you guide them on their journey to living in a thriving village?

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in development

Our next game is again a city builder, following a group of nomadic villages as they travel between remote islands. It's early in development, so check back every once in a while for more details

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