Tribute to Pacman – one of the most famous arcade games of all time!

    Did you notice something special about the gameplay of Rats that makes you think of the classic arcade game Pac-Man ? Yeah, Pac-Man !? Who doesn’t know the animated pizza racing through a maze eating things with its absent-slice […]

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Concept behind #RatsGame soundtrack composition and the free music software to achieve it.

As the Indie game soundtrack composer of Rats Time is running out, I’ve stumble to the task of equally represent the arcade mood (think Pac-Man, Gauntlet), the suspense, the comic style and the fast pace of the game in development. […]


Rats Time is running out alpha3 is now available on IndieGameStand!

    To our esteemed Citérémis supporters & fellow gamers around the world, RATS in now available on the IndieGameStand! That’s right; you read correctly & we are offering a pre-launch deal! As of today, you have the opportunity to […]

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Rats featured on IndieGameStand

We are happy! Our third (and hopefully the last) alpha is featured on IndieGameStand for the next 4 days for a PWYW deal. Have a look, we have included some cool new features such as the fire boot and the […]


Particle effects are charming! 2

I’m currently working on particle effects. This kind of work can be very time consuming but so rewarding. I spent many hours tweaking the fire effects of the rats, changing values and testing what works best for us. Suprisingly, I […]

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From the classic Gauntlet : The Treasure Levels!

Who doesn’t remember a place without monster, no guard at all? Only a maze with scattered treasures to gather… No worries for the heroes, except one: to grab as much treasures as possible and find the exit before the time run out!

And yes… in honour of the good old games, we have decided to include them in Rats – Time is running out!
With a little spicy touch… ☺

In Rats, treasure levels are known as bonus levels and the player has a chance to encounter them when he finishes a level and move to the next one. In that « moving phase », the rat digs an underground tunnel between his two heist. While digging he has a chance to trigger a Special Event like a temporary passive effect or, if he is lucky enough, a Bonus Level!
In that case, the player will start right in the vault and the treasure hunt begins!


Xbox One: The confused adolescent. 1

What’s up everyone! To all the console gamers, like me, & to all the Citérémis peeps, this post is dedicated to you! I wish to make it clear that this post is my first EVER in the wonderful world of […]

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New music from the Indie game Rats time is running out

Here a little batch of music from #RatsGame as a preview from my next post on the concept behind Rats music and the free music software to achieve it (vsti). From now I’m on vacancy and I go for a […]


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Concept behind Rats sound fx and the free music software to achieve it.

As part of the team that developed Rats Time is running out. I’ve got to find a way to achieve a sound design that fits the old school feeling of the game. As the game is set with a retro […]