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

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Five. Nope... TEN floors of mayhem!

Don your flamethrower, your CO2 canisters, your dancing shoes - fire & flounce your way through the deepest, darkest, hottest, hungriest underground bunker in history.


  • 10 floors of mayhem - with 6 unique enemy types.
  • 15 upgrades - including sprinkers, big sacks, hot feet and night vision.
  • Money, money, money! Fire! Money!

Originally developed solo in < 48 hours for Ludum Dare 42 compo (theme: "Running out of Space") in August 2018.

Developed further for its "mini" release - adding double the content, double the upgrades, double the bells & whistles. Kapow!


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.


13 Oct

@pixelteriyaki What a cutie!

13 Oct

@eigenbom I can relate. As such, you have my admiration.

12 Oct

@klemensstrasser Makin’ a watch app?

10 Oct

RT @SimoRoth: I'm launching @Maia, my dark and funny, intricately detailed, hard scifi base building game out of Early Access in 30600 minu…

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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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