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What we do

"We all have a need to create. Some build houses, others build cars. At Deceptive Studios, we create experiences."
Jonathan Lowden, Deceptive Studios

Deceptive Studios is an independent development studio located in the twin cities of Albury and Wodonga, Australia.

In addition to designing and developing games, Deceptive Studios develops software applications for Windows as well as websites and databases.


Our team

  • Jonathan Lowden

    CEO, software developer

    Jonathan has over 12 years experience in application and PLC development, database design and web development. The decision to branch out to games development came from his long lasting addiction to all the differing genres of games available. Be it small indie puzzle games to major MMO's, Jonathan has more than likely played it.

  • Ashley Butler

    Designer

    Writing and creating games has been Ashley's target in life since she began playing computer games at the age of five. Shigeru Miyamoto has been her inspiration in life and being able to create and design games like his is a dream come true.

Applications back

Backseat Monitor

Version 1.0

Backseat Monitor is a simple application used to monitor the usage of a companies computers. It lists the applications used and their usage periods. It doesn't store any detail about what they are doing, for example browsing the Internet would just list "firefox.exe" or "chrome.exe" not what websites have been visited. The application is used to monitor idle and active times of all applications currently running on a computer.

Pop Me

Version 1.0

POPme! is an application used to download POP3 catch all email accounts and distribute them to their intended recipients. It is only used as a forwarding system and does not keep any persistent data of the emails. It will list a summary of the last 25 emails for logging purposes, including the sender, recipient(s), and email size, but the internals of the emails are not kept or listed.

Backseat Monitor back

Backseat Monitor

Version 1.0

Backseat Monitor is a simple application used to monitor the usage of a companies computers. It lists the applications used and their usage periods. It doesn't store any detail about what they are doing, for example browsing the Internet would just list "firefox.exe" or "chrome.exe" not what websites have been visited. The application is used to monitor idle and active times of all applications currently running on a computer.

A report is sent to a specified email address at a set time each day and the detail of the previous days activity is reset. Again, this email only contains information about what applications were running and their idle and active times. This allows for a company to monitor any misappropriation of computer usage in their company.

Backseat Monitor was made on request to suit a customers needs.

Pop Me back

POPme!

Version 1.0

POPme! is an application used to download POP3 catch all email accounts and distribute them to their intended recipients. It is only used as a forwarding system and does not keep any persistent data of the emails. It will list a summary of the last 25 emails for logging purposes, including the sender, recipient(s), and email size, but the internals of the emails are not kept or listed.

The application is designed to support multiple source email addresses as well as multiple destination SMTP accounts. This could also quite easily be used to bring external POP3 emails into a single SMTP server.

POPme! was made to suit a customers needs.

Games back

Old Coots

In Development

Happily sitting on the porch playing their banjo's, Billy-Bob and Stevie-Ray were quite happy until a city boy, Jimmy, thought it would be funny to hit them with his slingshot. Of course, Billy-Bob and Stevie-Ray didn't take to kindly to this and promised to chase Jimmy to the ends of the earth and give him what his parents obviously never have, a smacked bottom.

Throne Of Elements

In Development

Throne of Elements is set in a land that has always been at one with the elements, but the elements have risen up and have attacked the Kingdom of Varalos. It is your job to find the reason behind their attacks, and put a stop to their unrest.

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Old Coots

In Development

Happily sitting on the porch playing their banjo's, Billy-Bob and Stevie-Ray were quite happy until a city boy, Jimmy, thought it would be funny to hit them with his slingshot. Of course, Billy-Bob and Stevie-Ray didn't take to kindly to this and promised to chase Jimmy to the ends of the earth and give him what his parents obviously never have, a smacked bottom.

Old Coots is a tip to the old side-scrolling beat-em-ups where the story is always completely over the top, and old men chasing a young boy down for a smack is exactly what is missing. You will meet a beer guzzling father, a hyped up drug addled truck driver and a steroid induced muscle man through your journey from your swamp home all the way to the city where the boy has fled.

Created using DGE, our in house Android game engine and will be availble for Android and Ouya.

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Throne Of Elements

In Development

Throne of Elements is set in a land that has always been at one with the elements, but the elements have risen up and have attacked the Kingdom of Varalos. It is your job to find the reason behind their attacks, and put a stop to their unrest.

For those of you who love their action role-play games, Throne of Elements is for you. Created in a similar style to The Legend of Zelda, Throne of Elements is targetted at a large audience from the beginner to the genre to those who love the puzzles and fighting style of action RPG's.

Created in the Unity 3D engine, Throne of Elements will be initially available for Windows and Mac.

Websites back

Deceptive Rcon

rcon.deceptivestudios.com

A remote server control system for use with Call of Duty: Black Ops. It has support for multiple servers, kicks, bans, item restrictions, multiple map rotations, and much much more. For more information, please visit the site.

Red Velvet

www.redvelvet.com.au

Site designed and created for Red Velvet Cupcakes a local business in Albury / Wodonga. The cakes and cupcakes made by Red Velvet are little pieces of heaven. I recommend them for your next morning tea or event that requires something delicious!