kalio blog

Kalio was founded in 2007, in Montevideo, Uruguay, by four friends with a shared love for technology and making things.

Since 2008, mobile games is what keeps us awake at night (besides our kids). Our debut title was TriDefense and we've just published Ring Run Circus—a ringformer game for iOS and Mac—which you can read all about in this blog.


This is a time-lapse of making the level called “A dream of Katarn”. It was inspired by the hexagon puzzle in Dark Forces.

What is not in this video is the time it takes to actually design the level, drawing on paper first and then building rough levels Blender that look awful but allow testing the concept. After a few (or a lot of) iterations in Blender I generally remake the level from scratch one last time to make sure it looks great. This last step is what this time-lapse shows.

RingRun - The Future

Since we’ve submitted the game, we’ve been hard at work porting it to the iPhone/iPad platform.

One of the most interesting challenges we’re working right now is making it a network game. If you’ve played the game you’ll know that it’s very fast and network latency can be critical.

We’ve just been told that RingRun was not selected for Gamma 4.

Well.. back to work!