PLAINSFIELD, UK, 10 June 2003 – PUPPY GAMES today announced that Alien Flux, their ground breaking web based arcade game, went live today to coincide with the game’s US preview at JavaOne taking place in San Francisco 9-13 June. One of only a handful of Java™ based games in the world, Alien Flux is being heralded as a flagship for Java gaming by Sun Microsystems, who will be demonstrating the game on their booth at the show.

“We wanted to develop a game that demonstrated the huge potential that Java-based gaming has to offer. Admittedly, this was fairly uncharted territory but something we were not afraid to tackle,” said Caspian Rychlik-Prince, MD at PUPPY GAMES. “Our aim was to create an action packed game that challenged the game players’ powers of speed and dexterity whilst remaining accessible to all abilities, and we believe Alien Flux does just that.”

Alien Flux combines totally original gameplay, modern pseudo-3D graphics and unique sound effects to create a fast and furious shoot-em up style arcade game, the aim of which is to rescue Fluffies (the cutest creatures in the universe), from invading forces from the fifth dimension. Compatible with both Windows and Linux operating systems the full version of Alien Flux incorporates:

  • 16 unique evil aliens from the 5th dimension
  • 4 massive and fiendish bosses
  • 8 cute fluffy friends that need your help
  • 12 powerups to help you in your mission
  • 100 levels of blistering arcade action in which to battle
  • online high score table - be the best in the world!

With MacOS X support planned later this year, Alien Flux will be accessible on the PUPPY GAMES website which will form the hub of an online community that will evolve to incorporate news and forums and act as a platform for future projects.

For more information, screenshots and to download the free Alien Flux demo visit


PUPPY GAMES is an independent games studio based in Somerset in the South West of England. Founded in 2003 PUPPY GAMES is one of only a handful of Java orientated games studios in the world and an innovator in the development of Java based gaming.

The JavaOne conference is a summit held annually in San Francisco by Sun Microsystems to promote new Java technology. New this year, the Video Game Summit offers three days of case studies, developer insight, game demos and techniques highlighting the use of Java™ technology in modern game development.