There. That's all of my progress, thus far. Deal with it.
It's a sprite of a character (not the main character) and will set the artistic style for the rest of the game. Not giving characters arms makes animations much easier to create. I don't really know who this character is or what his role is in the game. I'm sure it will sort itself out.
2D or not 2D?
My original plan was to go all 3D with this game because I wanted the over-world to play like Paper Mario. But that seems too ambitious, so it's just going to be a 2D sidescroller instead.
I have this idea for this fictional world where Earth is inverted and people basically live on the inside of a hollow planet with gravity pulling away from the center. Ask questions if you don't understand.
Lastly, this game will have turn-based combat and be focused around recruiting other people/creatures to join your team. I don't feel like writing or thinking right now so I'm not going to elaborate.
Duck, Duck, Zeus! Posted on April 09, 2012 at 14:18
So I hear I was to post a blog
Earlier than April Four
In duckman, I heard you lost faith
But worry no more
duckman is back
With a brand new blog
With paragraphs and pictures
And he doesn't hate Prague
So listen up 64Digits
Cuz I've got stuff to say
Now sit back and relax
While I put my shit on display
So this is some arcade game I made for a competition at the GMC. I only had a week to make it, so that's my excuse why it is so simple. The theme was solar energy. So in this game you play as this little dude carrying a solar panel above your head, and you have to catch the sun rays in order to power up your laser cannon. Helicopters are coming to attack you in waves and you have to charge up the laser cannon before they destroy you first.
Solar Man is a stupid name though. Feel free to come up with a better name.
RPG Competition and Palettes
So, I have this idea for a game which is a mix between Paper Mario and Megaman Battle Network. How does that sound? I would ask people to be on a team with me but I probably won't finish the game anyways.
Also, I seem to have forgotten how to colour. Can somebody direct me to some nice palettes to use and/or pointers?
Dammit. I was going to talk about something else that was interesting but I forgot what it was. Well.. I just wrote my first exam? I just ate a bologna sandwich? Is any of that interesting? Anyways, I'll edit this blog when I remember whatever it was that was so interesting.
Edit: New banner is a tileset I made. That's kind of interesting.
Edit2: Plactoid has been featured at Game Jolt!
Responding to this blog should be in rap/poem form, if possible.
Competitions and Easy Money Posted on March 18, 2012 at 22:50
So, about this competition... I plan on using the title '8-Bit Laser Rave'. I don't think I will finish it though because I am working on another game for another competition where the prize for first place is $200.
First off, 8-Bit Laser Rave is of course going to be an 8-Bit game, with Wario Ware type mini games in it. So it starts off with you and your buddy walking down the street to this crazy rave you were invited to.
Friend: Holy geez, I sure do love playing Contra!
You: Yeah me too, friend! But when we get back after this rave, can we play some Tetris?
Friend: Yeah, for sure! That would be totally radical! But first, take this.
<Friend hands you a pill.>
You: Oh golly! I thought I would never be cool; but now, with drugs, I can be!
<Both you and your friend take the pills.>
<Enter the rave party.>
You: Dude, I totally don't feel any-OH MY FUCKING GOD!
<You transform into this tiny 8-Bit character.>
And then, you are just tripping balls. Lasers freak you the fuck out, so you are trying to dodge them at all costs, but when they do hit you, you have to play a short skill testing mini game. And you keep dodging lasers and playing mini games until your high wears off or you die. I don't have a screenshot or anything for you because frankly, I really haven't done anything.
Secondly, the other competition is only two weeks long and the theme is Solar Energy. So, I'm making this game where you play as this little dude running around carrying a solar panel above his head, trying to catch as many sun rays as possible. The solar panel charges above your big-ass laser cannon that protects your castle (or whatever) from the incoming demons/flying monkeys/space ships. Anyways, the enemies fly towards your castle/base while you are charging up your laser cannon. If they reach the base before you can charge up your laser cannon you lose. And so these flying enemies keep flying at you wave after wave until you finally lose or whatever.
I do have a screenshot for this. It doesn't look great, but that's because I'm working very quickly.
And lastly, this site called CrySet Games invited me to post my game there. So I did, and apparently you earn a portion of the money from the advertisements when people play your game. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal. You guys should check it out.
Old Shit from File Manager = Pretty Neat Stuff Posted on March 06, 2012 at 21:29
So, I found this old CD in my room and popped it in to my computer to see what was on it. And it just so happened to be a huge collection of my earliest games I made from 2004-2005. All of them are just awful. So damn terrible. That being said, I'm still so glad I still have these games.
After playing these games, I wanted to find more of my old stuff. I started looking at a bunch of old CD's that I had lying around, not finding much. Then I remembered 64Digits file manager still has all my stuff from the beginning of time! The stuff is pretty neat (to me anyways) and I would like to share some of it with all of you.
-Buffit Badge. Nobody ever got this badge. Right?
-Some cool pixel art of a rabbit.
-What is that symbol supposed to be?
-Mr. Soap: A game that will never see the light of day. Although, if you beat Plactoid you can play a short demo of it.
Now, go look through your file manager. Find anything interesting?
Also, my game Plactoid has been downloaded 100 times here. I didn't expect so many people to play it. In fact, it has been downloaded twice as many times at 64Digits than at YoYo Games. I've come to realize that this really is a fantastic little community, which is why I am more active here then I ever have been. Thank you, everyone!
I guess it's about time for a new a blog entry. It has been a while. Well, Placto was the first game I ever completed. It's a platform game and you are a little white character. Your goal is to get all the coins which will unlock the gate allowing you to reach the light bulb. But theres a twist! There are little different coloured orbs that you may or may not want to collect. Each one transforms you into a different coloured character with a different power up. Sometimes you will want to get the orb and sometimes you won't. It's all a matter of strategy. I encourage you to check out the original topic at GMG: http://www.gamemakergames.com/forum/index.php?topic=8409.0
Now, I am remaking this game. It's going to be basically the same game but with:
- Drastically Improved Graphics
- An Intense Story
- More Intelligent Level Design
- New Name: Plactoid
- NO Bugs
And, yes the game will still have just as steep of a difficulty curve as before. Production on the game has gone quite slow, but it shouldn't take that much longer to complete it because all I have to do now is create the rest of the levels. Here's a screen shot:
I just came back from Montreal. I went white-water rafting on some big jet boat, or something. Pure awesome. LINK I also did a bunch of other stuff there too, but the jet boat was the best.
I also crossed the Ontario border to visit my cousins. They had a trampoline, and I decided to try it out. I was doing a bunch of back-flips and front flips. Then I decided to do a back-flip and a front-flip right after one another. I succeeded, then my dad wanted to video-tape it, so he told me to do it again. By this point I was exhausted from all this jumping and flipping about, but I decided to do it anyway (because I'm so smart). So I bounced and I bounced as high as I could and went to do a back-flip... but I screwed up and landed on the back of my neck. It knocked the wind out of me, and my back still hurts quite badly. At least I have a video of it though! :D
Now whenever I try to chase those meddling children off my lawn, I can't because it hurts my back. I just have to stand there and wave my fist at them like an angry old man.