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Happy New Year

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

Firstly may I wish everyone a Most Squiddy New Year. May your year be full of krill, your tentacles grab sweetly, and all your marauding be of the highest order! A recent correspondant chastised me for my tardy 2007 blogging practices:

“Why no blogs since OCTOBER? Cmon. You should be ashamed of yourself, in a slimy and funny smelling way.”

Quite right, quite right. Although I’ll have you know that I use a very nice eau de toilette. Anyway, I’ll attempt to do better in 2008. If you are looking for a challenging puzzle game, why not try your tentacle at cirplosion.


Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

The long awaited squidsquid screensaver for windows is finally here! I can’t accurately express in words how cool it really is, just download, install and enjoy.


Speed squid is here!

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

After many painstaking hours of pounding my tentacles on my (specially modified) keyboard, the speed squid game is finally here. Its a flash game where you control the grabbing action of your 8 squiddy arms by using 8 corresponding finger keystrokes. I am very confident it will enhance human-squid relations, which is of course my ultimate goal.

speed squid

New game forthcoming and SWFObject

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

Work on a new squidsquid game is progressing nicely. The game will involve the speedy key-based control of 8 arms that are used to capture prey. Highscores will also be included, so start limbering your digits. Look out for it in the next week or two…

In technical news, I have decided to use SWFObject to embed the flash content on the site. This is an alternative to using the standard Adobe Object and Embed tags. It uses Javascript to embed the flash, and has a number of advantages. Those of you that use the somewhat questionable IE 7 will now be able to view/play the flash games etc without first having to “activate” them – a very annoying “feature” of IE 7. Even squid must keep abreast of the latest technologies don’t you know.

Yours Krillfully,

Aquatic animal personality test!

Monday, March 12th, 2007

Good news folks – after my usual extensive research, design and testing, a new quiz is available! Check it out – the aquatic animal personality test will tell you with unerring accuracy what type of creature you would be, were you water-based…

SquidSquid is ok

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

You may already have heard about the recent capture of a colossal squid. Many of you have expressed concern about my wellbeing, perhaps under the mistaken impression that I would be stupid enough to get myself caught by a fishing vessel (and I am of course a giant rather than colossal squid). Although I was not acquainted with the unfortunate fellow who was dredged up, it was a sad day for human-squid relations none-the-less.


Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Hello world! Welcome to the very first post on the new squidsquid blog 🙂

I’ve decided to experiment with this blog as a way of keeping people abreast of site news and additions, and to spout forth on generally squid-related topics. It will probably replace the existing news section of the site. Please consider doing one of the following:

  1. subscribe to this feed if you are interested in being updated on happenings
  2. post a comment. give me some feedback on in general, or on this new blog
  3. let me know if there are any technical issues with the setup of the blog e.g. commenting, the feed etc

May the krill be with you,


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