Force Of Habit is an experiment-driven independent game studio.


Toast Up

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You are TERRY. Toast-Ejecting Recoil and Reload sYstem.
A toaster, technically.

You wake up and find yourself in a strange place. Eerie… With many of your internal components missing. Salvaged for scrap! Oh no! You should probably try to get back home…. (Home… Ahh… Willy’s Wheat Farm… the idyllic pastures and solitude…)

An experimental off-shoot of our debut release Toast Time.

Developed solo in < 48 hours for Ludum Dare 39 compo (theme: "Running out of Power") in July 2017.


  • Overall: 6th
  • Fun: 8th
  • Graphics: 6th
  • Audio: 18th


Force Of Habit is a tiny, experiment-driven, independent games studio based in Bristol, directed by Ashley Gwinnell.

Things we love:

  • Experiments with game mechanics
  • Super-slick tweens & game feel
  • All things unusual & interesting: demoscene / shaders / visual effects / art styles

We specialise in the things we love, but also rapid prototyping, native development and web game projects.

Interested in work for hire? Get in touch!

Ashley Gwinnell

Director. Art & Development

Ashley is an avid game jammer and tinkerer who co-founded Force Of Habit in 2012 after graduating Computer Science at Bournemouth University.

He is honest & forthright with game design feedback and has one of those thick / funny Bristol accents.


15 Jan

RT @nachimir: This Friday is the deadline for EGX Rezzed Leftfield submissions. I wanna see what you're making.

13 Jan

RT @Kotaku_UK: Every British game (that we know of) due to release in 2018

08 Jan

RT @gonnas: Who wants to write a weekly round up of free games, for money, for RPS? Must demonstrate relevant knowledge, must have writing…

05 Jan

An @aardman game we helped develop - Sustainable Shaun - is featured in ‘New Games We Love’ on the App Store. Nice!…

Latest from the blog

Autumn Equinox

Hi everyone,


It's been a busy spring/summer here at Force Of Habit (hence the delay in blogging, sorry!). Lots of events, showcases, and behind the doors, lots of work-for-hire happening too. Now the days are getting shorter, and the nights longer, I thought I'd write a post to round everything up.



  • Reboot Develop
  • Jamchester
  • ReVersed Festival
  • Develop Game Jam
  • Ludum Dare
  • EGX Leftfield Collection

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