WelcomeWelcome to Blastbay Studios! Here you'll find audio games for the blind and visually impaired, useful software applications for audio enthusiasts as well as handy components/resources for programmers, and high quality royalty free music.
The site is constantly being updated with new and improved material, so check back often!
Are you looking to add dynamic, adaptive music to your next title? Check out the Elias music engine!
Latest NewsMay 31, 2014
BGT is Now Free!
The BGT engine has been around for a number of years now, and has acquired a large number of users which we are extremely happy about. However, due to other projects taking up most of our time, we have decided to release it as a freeware product. This doesn't mean that we will no longer maintain it, simply that new features will be added as time permits or if a third party sponsors them. If you visit the BGT page found under the software link above, you can now download a fully functional version of the engine with all features unlocked. You may use the engine to produce as many games as you like, commercial or non-commercial, and you are not required to pay anything or even credit the engine in your documentation (though the latter would be most appreciated).
Please note: We highly recommend that you uninstall any prior version of BGT before installing the new one.
For a more detailed description of the reasons for this decision, read the appropriate forum topic found here.
Have fun developing and thank you for the years of support thus far!
May 14, 2012
We have a winner!
After an exciting voting period where results were very even, we finally have a winner in the BGT game competition! Nikola Stojsic, with his game Playmania, is the proud winner of a BGT Pro Unlimited license. The close second in the contest was the game Obsessive Compulsive, and the third was The Spaceship. A big thanks go to the participants, and to all those who took the time to vote!
April 4, 2012
The BGT competition is over, time to vote!
For two months, our participants have been working on their respective audio game titles. Now, it is time for you to decide which one of them is the best. For two weeks from today, you may download the games and submit your vote by visiting the BGT competition page. Don't wait, go check out these exciting titles now!
February 1, 2012
The BGT competition has launched!
We have 11 participants for the BGT game creation competition, and the clock has now started ticking! In two months from today, the contestants must deliver their games to have them rated by the general public. If you want to read more about each participant and their plans, check out the BGT competition page!
January 16, 2012
Between February and April, we are running a competition here at Blastbay. The idea is for participants to create an audio game over the course of two months, and then for the public to determine who should win by submitting votes. The prize is a free copy of BGT Pro Unlimited! If you'd like to read more or if you are interested in submitting a game, please visit the BGT software page and join the fun!
January 3, 2012
BGT 25 % discount for one week!
For one week (between January 3, 2012 and January 10, 2012), BGT Pro Single And BGT Pro Unlimited are enjoying a discount of 25 %! This means that you can purchase them at the excellent rate of 74.95 USD, and 299.95 USD respectively. Don't miss this chance! Head over to the BGT software page, grab the latest version, test your skills and then take a trip to the order page for more information. Enjoy!
November 16, 2011
BGT Version 1.1 Released!
At last, it is here! The vastly improved version of our popular game creation engine, BGT. BGT 1.1 features a great number of changes, new features, bugfixes and performance optimizations. If you have a game written with BGT 1.0 or if you are merely curious to find out what BGT is all about, don't hesitate to download it and give it a try!
December 31, 2010
BGT Version 1.0 Released!
After nearly one and a half years of development, we are proud to finally release version 1.0 of our audio game creation toolkit BGT. The full download can be found by choosing Software in the menu on the left and then selecting the BGT page. We are pleased to say that the 1.0 release has a larger list of changes and improvements than any previous beta version, however our work is far from finished. This is version 1.0, but this will soon be followed by 1.1 and 1.2 and a stream of new and exciting releases provided that you, the end users, feel that it is a project that you want to support. We wish you all a very happy new year, and hope to see a boatload of new BGT games in 2011!
December 25, 2010
To celebrate the season, Blastbay Studios are happy to bring you an updated version of our Q9 Action Game, version 1.2. This version contains a number of bug fixes as well as a bunch of new and interesting features requested by many of our most avid users. Head over to the Q9 page, download the new installer and dive into the change log! Above all, however, enjoy yourselves and have a very merry Christmas!
July 14, 2010
Major BGT Update!
We are happy to announce the release of a new BGT beta with some major feature improvements, as well as the possibility to pre-order any one of the three licenses for the engine. When pre-ordering you not only get the possibility to compile your games into standalone executables, you also get to take part in a pre-order exclusive survey that allows you to shape the future of the engine's development based on your own wants and wishes. So head over to the BGT section of our website, and begin developing today!
July 9, 2010
Considering the happy and festive atmosphere of summer, we at Blastbay Studios thought it was time to wipe the grin off of everyone's faces and bring some violence back into the world. No, not really, but we did decide to bring you an all new arcade/action game to keep you busy on one of those rainy and uneventful days that somehow always manage to sneak into even the hottest summers.
We are proud to announce the release of Palace Punch-up, a free game where your objective is to throw massive rocks at your opponent's palace in order to turn it into a pile of debris. At the same time, you have to defend your own palace from suffering the same sad end. This game can be played both against the computer and against a human opponent over the internet. Head over to the games section of the website and grab your copy today!
May 21, 2010
Hacker Attack Recovery!
Blastbay Studios was recently subjected to two massive hacker attacks, which caused our website to be infected with trojans and spyware. In order to protect our customers we shut down the website at once, and moved to a new server with greater security features than our previous one offered. We have been working hard to restore the site and are confident that everything is working, but if you should happen to find anything not functioning properly then please let us know. Thank you!
March 24, 2010
The Blastbay Game Toolkit (BGT) beta version 0.1 released!
We are proud to announce the release of beta version 0.1 of our new and revolutionary game creation toolkit, BGT. This tool allows you to create audio games from the ground up, without having to have any prior programming experience whatsoever. The tool features a powerful game engine that is controled by an extremely versatile scripting language, forming a tool that should suit beginners and pros alike. Click on the "Software" link in the menu and then choose BGT to read more.
February 17, 2010
New Forum and Newsletter!
We have now introduced a fully functional discussion forum, in which it is possible to talk about all things Blastbay. There is currently a general discussion forum but we will be adding new categories in the near future.
We have also set up a newsletter that you are more than welcome to subscribe to. Just click on the "Maling List" link in the menu and follow the instructions. This is not a discussion group, it is a news only outlet.
The old discussion mailing list will be removed shortly, as it has been replaced by the forum and the newsletter. Welcome aboard!
December 21, 2009
Poor old Santa Claus. Right when he is in his most jolly mood, a major catastrophe strikes in his otherwise so peaceful workshop. An angry elf called Borgot who is extremely unhappy with his working conditions has managed to get the other elves behind him in a massive revolution. Help Santa to recover all the gifts so that he can fly off on his sleigh as usual, while taking just enough time to show the elves who's boss!
We are happy to present you with a rather unusual Christmas game, perfect if you need a bit of stress relief and a good laugh. Click on the "Games" link in the menu and then choose "Kringle Crash". Merry Christmas!
November 24, 2009
Q9 1.1 released!
A new version of the Q9 Action Game is now available for download. This update includes many bug fixes, a new playing mode, a new enemy type and countless performance improvements. This should make it possible to play the game even on slower computers. Please consult the change log provided in the manual for more details.
Click the "Games" link in the menu to download the new release. Please note that older saved games are not compatible with this new version, however the registration data for existing customers will remain intact.
November 16, 2009
The Aliens Are Coming!
Blastbay Studios is proud to present a new and exciting side scroller game filled with action, high quality audio and a touch of morbid humor. The little alien Q9 has crashed on this pleasant little planet of ours, but unfortunately it is not to his taste and he desires desperately to go back home. You have to guide him through 12 intense levels divided into four different worlds, killing anything that comes your way and picking up all the extra goodies that are lying around in order to complete your quest.
For more information and to try the demo version, click on the "Games" link in the menu.
December 25, 2008
Merry Christmas and a Major Release!
We wish all of you who celebrate it, a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. We are also incredibly pleased to announce the launch of a new section of our website, royalty free music! We currently have one collection of music available, called Film Score Themes which contains a grand total of 60 fully orchestrated tracks that are perfect for use in films and video games and similar applications. Click on "Royalty Free Music" in the menu to learn more.
September 24, 2008
Blastbay Oggdec Released!
We have now released a small, freeware Ogg Vorbis decoder dll intended for software developers wishing to integrate Ogg Vorbis decoding into their applications quickly and easily. See "Developer Resources" for more information.
September 16, 2008
The Blastbay Studios website was launched! It currently lacks a lot of content but it will be updated a great deal over the next few weeks.
Graphic design by Gemma Hadfield