Well, technically this appears to count as an October Challenge success…
But in reality, it feels like quite a cheat, as the game has been in development since March or so, and it’s mostly coincidence that it was released in October
The music is by Dustin Kulwicki (www.kwixmusic.com). Just about everything else was done myself – using as many tools as possible to make the most of my limited programmer art skills. I can highly recommend SpaceScape if you need space skyboxes, and Genetica for texture creation!
I also recently posted a blog entry about the making of Skyriders, showing an assortment of screenshots throughout the development process.