Tree Rock Pixels is a web log with two purposes. Firstly, it is meant to document the game development process behind Curses & Castles, an epic fantasy adventure game that I am currently building.  Secondly, it is meant to generate enthusiasm for the aforementioned game so that it will be highly anticipated when it is finally released. As such, the plan is to pepper frequent web log entries with lots of teasers and graphics, so check back often for new content!

Wystful Adventures is the independent game label under which Curses & Castles will be released.  It is essentially a more evolved version of Hatter’s Guild Productions, my old freeware label.

Alex van der Wijst is a part-time starving artist (he eats the rest of the time).  He has been involved in many hobbyist freeware adventure game productions, including The Winter Rose, Charlie Foxtrot & the Galaxy of Tomorrow, Besieged and most recently Snakes of Avalon.  He is currently attempting to build his first commercial adventure game called Curses & Castles and is attempting to document the process on his Tree Rock Pixels web log (see above).

2 Responses to “About”

  1. Don Rosenbaum says:

    Hi Alex,

    indiePub will soon be launching a new site dedicated to independent game developers and their games. We’re creating a marketplace where indie developers can sell their games and not have to worry about competing with games from big publishers.

    If you are interested in receiving more information, please fill in the contact information below and email me back. In the coming weeks, I will be sending out detailed information regarding the new indiePub and its key features.

    Also, prior to the official launch of the site, we will be holding a beta test. We’re looking for developers like you to participate, test selling their games and give us valuable feedback that will be used to make the site as great as possible. if you’re interested in being part of our upcoming Beta test, check the box below.

    EMAIL: (if different from this email address)
    SKYPE (or IM):
    KEY GAME(S):

    ( ) Interested in Beta Test (“X” = Yes)



  2. Hi Alex,

    I’m checking back to see if you received the invitation to be a part of the beta test for indiePub’s upcoming indie game marketplace. If you did not receive this invite, just shoot me a quick email back and I’ll re-send the information.

    If you did receive the invitation, would you kindly let me know if you want to participate in the beta? This way, we can update your contact information and confirm your spot. If you do not want to participate in the beta, we’ll go ahead and remove you from our beta contact list.

    Best Regards,


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