FEMICOM Game Jam: Cute Pong

FEMICOM hosted a game jam March 2 – March 19th 2018 to make ‘cute pong’. We participated and created a version of pong with coffee and donuts. Check it out. It’s playable in a desktop browser or downloadable for windows:


Director: Andrea Ayres
ProgrammingCharlie Deets
ArtSanat Rath
Music: The Vivisectors & Charlie Deets

New Site & New Games

We built a new site and we are announcing two new games. Another Samantha Browne adventure and a new action game entitled Twin Engine.

More information will be coming soon about both these games, but in the meantime be sure to follow us on Twitter!

Samantha Browne: 100,000 Downloads!

IndieCade Digital Select

Wanted to share the amazing news that The Average Everyday Adventures of Samantha Browne has been chosen as a digital selection for IndieCade, the International Festival of Independent Games!

You can read more about it here.

So come join me in LA at the USC Campus this October 14-16, there will be amazing talks, lots of general good times, and of course games.

I’m so excited and honored to have been included among the many impressive and wonderful games this year.

I hope to make you all proud.


A Long Awaited Update

Hello there everyone,

Well, it’s been a minute hasn’t it? This summer I’ve spent time planning and learning new tools and visiting family back home in Chicago. Sadly, it’s taken me away from posting as many updates as I would like but no more I say. No more!

So, I’ll get straight to the biscuits:
  1. We’ve surpassed 54,000 downloads on Steam!
  2. I’ll be speaking at Geek Girl Con this October! My first ever big old speaking engagement about mental health and video games.
  3. And the most exciting news of all (insert trumpet fanfare) Episode 2 of the Samantha Browneseries is officially in the works!ːsteamhappyː

The second episode of the Samantha Browne series will be feature new characters and a much longer story. I don’t want to give away too much, but I’m supremely excited and can’t wait to provide you with more consistent updates on how Episode 2 is progressing.

I hope all of you are well and I’m so sorry it’s been so long since I said hello and gave you an update. Thank you again for your continued support and for your kindness.

As always,

We Reached 25K Downloads!
Hello there,

We did it, we reached 25K downloads of a short game about social anxiety and I’m pretty well stoked!!

This would not and could not have been done without you. People have been primarily learning about the game through word of mouth and that’s been the most humbling aspect of all. That you have take the time to play, to share this with your own social circles–well, it means a lot. I’ve probably said that many times in these updates, but it never stops being true. So thank you. Thanks for your words, your kindness, and your support.


Also, I recently did a podcast which I haven’t listened to yet because I’m afraid of hearing my own voice–ever since a pair of truckers told me I sounded like a little boy on a CB radio back in 1996–but if you are interested in hearing more about the game I’ve included the link: A Momentary Pause.

What’s next?

If there are improvements you’d like to see or anything else you’d enjoy, please let me know. Expect another announcement mid-next week! In the interim, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Please feel free to reach out to me here Steam or on Twitter should any of you ever need or fancy a chat @missafayres.


Samantha Browne: New Achievement Added!

Hey everyone,

We’ve added a new achievement for your playing pleasure!

Also, please feel free to let us know about what other achievements you’d like to see! Who knows, maybe one will end up in the game. ːsteamhappyː

Cheers and thanks so much for your continued support!

Samantha Browne: Bug Fixes

Hey all,

First, thanks so much for your support and for playing the game! It means so much to me. I’m grateful to each of you for taking the time to share this game with friends, write reviews, and provide feedback.

Now to the fun bits…

  • Samantha’s magically appearing sixth finger is no more.
  • Made adjustments to ‘Once More, With Feeling’ achievement. Also, as a tip, the order of the fails is important.

Thanks again for your continued support!


An Interview and a Huge Thank You

Hi All,

I (Andrea Ayres) gave an interview with IndieGames.com that I thought you all might enjoy. The interview dives a bit more into some of the choices behind the game and goes into life with social anxiety. There may be some minor spoilers so if you haven’t played the game yet, perhaps hold off!

Here is the interview! 

I want to let you know I’m keeping track of the comments and feedback and I really do appreciate hearing what you all have to say. I’ll be responding to each of your shortly. I look forward to learning and growing! Thank you so much for your support and your words, and most of all your time.

Also don’t forget about the Super Streaming Contest, we’ve had entries already so you don’t want to miss out on winning some neat Samantha Swag. http://choosetheoatmeal.com/contest/

My infinite gratitude goes to you,

Are you ready for midnight? We are.
Tonight is the Night

Tonight at 12:00AM PST, you fine humans will be able to get your proverbial paws on The Average Everyday Adventures of Samantha Browne!

Super Streaming Contest Reminder

At midnight our Super Streaming Contest will also officially begin! So be sure to check out our websitefor details on how you can win.

The first 25 players to stream themselves beating the game will be eligible to win a super-duper prize, including the highly coveted Samantha Browne cat mug.

Full contest details can be found here: http://choosetheoatmeal.com/contest/

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @missafayres!

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Samantha Browne: Streaming party!

Will be starting soon!

Check us out Streaming Live and playing some hot tunes!

Samantha’s Super Streaming Contest Announcement
So here’s the deal

Part of the fun and excitement around launching a game, at least for me, is getting to share in other people’s experiences. That’s why I’m pleased as punch to announce Samantha’s Super Streaming Contest.

You can find all the major details here on the contest website, but here’s the gist:

  • Download the game when it comes out on 4.19.16
  • Stream yourself beating the game on a service of your choosing
  • Submit the URL of your stream to us via the entry form
  • The first 25 players will then be *eligible to win their very own Samantha Browne inspired goodie.

I know that you have a ton of games you can choose to spend your time with everyday. The knowledge that anyone would like to spend their time with something I made fills my heart with a happiness I cannot adequately describe. It’s not something I take lightly and we’ve worked hard to make this first exploration into the Samantha Browne universe something you’ll love as much as we do.

*Also if you are planning to enter the contest, please be sure to read the eligibility requirements.


7 DAYS LEFT! And Streaming Party Announcement!

Only 7 wee days remain between you and adventure.

Special Pre-Launch Official Streaming Party for Introverts, Oatmeal Enthusiasts and Other Interested Guests

This Saturday, we at Lemonsucker Games will be hosting a streaming party for friends who haven’t played the game before. We’d love it if you joined us in the fun! Ask us anything, get a load of our huge cat Locutus, or just hang out with us as we mess around with games.

When: Saturday, 4/16 at 8:30 PDT
Where: On Twitch and right here on Steam
Why: For fun
What will you get out of it: Hopefully some laughs and maybe a prize or two?


Release Update
Oh, Hello.

How are you? Hopefully well.

Without much further ado, here’s the latest and greatest:

  • The Average Everyday Adventures of Samantha Browne is almost here and like time itself, there’s nothing any of us can do to stop it.
  • On April 19, 2016 you’ll be able to download the game for free on these fine services: Steam, the Apple App Store, and itch.io.
  • The first 25 players to beat Samantha Browne while streaming will receive a physical gift you can hold and treasure for all your days, or for a month, it’s really up to you. More details coming soon.
  • We have a smörgåsbord of fun planned so please check out Twitter and Facebook for the latest news.


Preparing for Release

As the countdown to release approaches we’re getting everything ready for the final push.

What does all of that actually mean?

  1. Engaging in some minor bug fixes, optimizing Windows experience
  2. Creating the launch trailer
  3. Making the swag (Yes, I am crafting it with my own two hands)

If you have any questions please feel free to send them my way by creating a discussion or shoot me a message on Twitter @missafayres ːsteamhappyː

Andrea & the rest of the Lemonsucker team