Friday, December 21, 2007

A Couple More...

Yesterday, we added two more great game titles to our steadily growing games page. If you think either of the videos below look cool, then click on in and try out the games.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Cyber-Celebrity

Forbes.com has updated it's list of Top 25 Web Celebrities. Interestingly, as much as you gotta love episodic video silliness like Ask a Ninja, the focus of the list has shifted from homebound aspiring thespians on Youtube to bloggers. Even more interesting, and less surprising, in spite of all the bottom-feeding, get-rich-quick, wannabe John Chows crowding the blogosphere of late, the writers featured on this Forbes list all seem to conform to the simple old success adage of finding your niche through loving what you do.

Personal note:
As someone who authors and co-authors a few different blogs, what this shows is quite refreshing. Sometimes when you are looking to promote your work and go sailing on the mass marketing ocean that is the world wide web, it can be very easy to lose sight of solid land.


Saturday, December 15, 2007

New Games for the Holidays

For all of you gamers out there who simply can't wait for Santa or the family to give you all those great games you just know you're gonna get in celebration of the holidays; right now, you can get a great indie fix from our games page. We've recently beefed up our gaming selection a little with a few great third-party indie titles, and there's more to come. So check them out now, and treat yourself to some holiday desktop fun while supporting independent game developers.



Thursday, December 13, 2007

Starting With Little To No Money

Hey, my name is Ezell. I am a consultant for NinjaGirl Productions and a friend of Chris O'Connell. I have just finished a new software product called Newborn Notes. Like NinjaGirl, I am also an indie developer, but this is my real first desktop software.

The reason why I create software is because I want to know if movies like 'the Pursuit of Happiness' could happen to me. So in my mind, I asked myself if a guy with only 20 dollars in his bank account could become independently wealthy. Now I have the chance to find out. I took 20 dollars bought a domain and host, built a website, developed a small program and uploaded it. Please check it out and we will see!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Game Regulation and the Presidential Race

As you can infer from the mention of videogamevoters.org in our last post, federal laws that effect video games are a topic that the authors of this blog care a great deal about. Now, given the trials and tribulations American politics have faced in the past seven or so years, this topic is obviously not considered a pressing one found in the presidential debates for the 2008 race. However, when you think about the overall effect entertainment software has both on the present and the likely future of global mass media, and then include consideration for the notable beat-downs American freedoms have suffered in the past decade, one must admit that game-related laws are something that must be strongly addressed inevitably.

Earlier today, 1up.com posted a decent article on this topic, based on questions sent to the candidates by Common Sense Media. Unfortunately, as we've seen in the past, statements from politicians tend to be quite limited on this topic; this time with Democrats displaying little more than semantical differences in their opinions, and only one Republican chiming in with less-than-imaginative, traditionalist hot air. (yup, Romney)

Here's the article: http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3164871

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

In the Spirit of the Holidays: Cyber-Activism

Recently, the following causes have come to our attention, and we think they are pretty damn cool. Please check them out, and if you think they are cool too, please come together and give them whatever support you can.

http://www.childsplaycharity.org/ - Provides toys, books and video games to sick kids in children's hospitals on four continents

http://www.videogamevoters.org/ - A network of American voters trying to defend free speech and creativity in video games from intrusive US legislation and regulation.

http://www.xogiving.org/ - Provides laptop computers to children in developing nations, who otherwise have almost no access to education or means of self-expression.

"Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness." - Napoleon Hill

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Isis Strike Live on Download

Much earlier this week, our game Isis Strike went live on CNet's Download.com network. If you haven't checked it out yet, please click the button below and check it out now.

Get it from CNET Download.com!




Isis Strike is a fast-paced, horizontal-scrolling, 2D space shooter for Windows XP/Vistas. Like Trippy Ballz, it is another wacky treat for fans of retro/arcade style computer games... but don't take our word for it, check it out for yourself and let us know what you think.

Oh... did I mention it's free? :)

PS: Please have a Happy and safe Turkey Day, everyone!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Myspace Diabocle

In our last blog entry, we mentioned our fairly new Myspace.com profile page. Well apparently, that was our jinx move of the weekend.

Yesterday morning, the Myspace profile for NinjaGirl Productions received and unusually high number (hundreds) of unsolicited friend invites. Likely related, at some point later in the day, the profile page was inexplicably deleted.

*POOF*

We have since emailed Myspace a few times on the matter, but are yet to get a reply. Now this, in and of itself, is strange and frustrating enough, but here's the really odd and annoying part:

Today when we checked the email address associated with our Myspace profile, it turns out we are still getting a significant number of friend invites well after the profile disappeared. Yup, that's right, we're still getting emails that say, "So-and-so would like to be added as one of your friends" even though nothing really exists at our Myspace URL, and we can't even log into Myspace anymore!

Honestly, we don't know or care how this is possible; but regardless of Myspace's chosen level of responsibility on the matter, the fact is we are getting numerous emails generated and sent to us by Myspace in regard to something that doesn't even exist anymore... so basically, for all intents and purposes, our profile got deleted for no apparent reason and Myspace is now inadvertently spamming the crap out of us... yay.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Myspace Page

Y'know, from network television to stand-up comedy to free games, it's getting so you can't be or promote anything online without, at least briefly, having a profile on myspace.com. So, a few weeks back it was decided we simply had to add some metaphoric pee to this trendy crowded swimming pool:


So, if you have a Myspace page and you promise not to spam us with Macy's card offers and webcam invites, feel free to add us sometime.

Monday, October 29, 2007

The New Site Is Live!

The new version of our official website just went live earlier today, complete with forums, a couple new games and spots for other indie game developers to showcase their stuff. Click on over and check it out.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Ninja-Girl.com: Relaunch Soon

From the perspective of a designer, I am always filled with cynical feelings whenever I see some variation of "Under Construction" or "In Progress" on a website for an extended period of time, whether it is regarding the website itself, or some project the website is promoting. As such, you can imagine I am very anxious to get the new version of the NinjaGirl Productions website up and running ASAP. At present, I anticipate a Halloween relaunch for the site, and it will feature at least 3 indie game titles at the time of relaunch.

Here's a preview:


Obviously this is still a WIP, but we will get there. As for the game featured in this image, it is a freeware title called Trippy Ballz. If you would like a head start on things and see what it's about, you can check it out here: http://ninja-ninja.com/install_trippyballz.exe

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Welcome to the NinjaGirl Blog!

Konnichiha everyone, and welcome to the official blog for NinjaGirl Productions LLC. NinjaGirl Productions is a small multimedia solutions firm that hasn't had much to brag about... yet... but our super-cool presidente has recently vowed to take the company in interesting new directions, so stay tuned true-believers and let's see what happens.