Life with Grfffield

Posted by Jani_Nykanen on Jan. 7, 2019, 6:41 a.m.

"Mushrooms with Grfffield"

"Rain with Grfffield"

"Wine with Grfffield"

12 games in 12 months

Posted by Jani_Nykanen on Dec. 31, 2018, 1:49 p.m.

12 games in 12 months (note: not game a month, but close enough). Not sure if worth it, but damn it was fun, and it taught me a lot of important things, like "never make a(nother) game in Go". Here's a full list of the games I made and some …

Merry Christmas

Posted by Jani_Nykanen on Dec. 24, 2018, 2:37 a.m.

But not for you

I don't need no stinkin' collisions

Posted by Jani_Nykanen on Dec. 14, 2018, 2:50 p.m.

But(t) I'm going to implement them later anyway.

A better blog with more info coming later.

The Great Goblin Party

Posted by Jani_Nykanen on Nov. 28, 2018, 2:07 a.m.

Play on

Source code on Github:

Project background:

There were three goals:

1) Program a game in Go.

2) Make game without telling anyone about it until it's finished (excluding last minute "does it run on Windows" testing)

3) Make music by yourself

Every goal was accomplished.

I'll …

The Faceless Mountain

Posted by Jani_Nykanen on Nov. 18, 2018, 1:24 p.m.

Description (from, not gonna write the same text twice):  The Faceless Mountain is a short rage-game where you climb a slippery mountain. Use your face (!) as a grappling hook to reach places where your poor jumping skills would never get you. Avoid enemies and spike traps. They cannot …

Gamedev Update #3

Posted by Jani_Nykanen on Nov. 15, 2018, 2:48 p.m.

Short update

(Embedded Video)

- I didn't want to post a video where I climb the "mountain" so I made one where I come down.

- "The End" sign will be replaced with a slightly better goal (a giant start or something) 

- I still haven't played the game through, …

Gamedev Update #2 - Graphics!

Posted by Jani_Nykanen on Nov. 8, 2018, 1:57 p.m.

I first considered posting this to the comment section of my previous post, but there aren't too many new blog posts anyway, so let's have an own post for this:

(Embedded Video)

So I have been adding graphics to my project. It's now called "The Faceless Mountain", even though the …

Gamedev Update

Posted by Jani_Nykanen on Nov. 1, 2018, 2:51 p.m.

(Copying the gif from Discord, let's hope it [the gif] won't disappear)

Written in C# and Monogame. I wanted to try some OO programming again. I already did a game in Java and Xml parsing on C++ made me cancel that project (yes, I had been writing a small 2D …