I was wracking my brain for ideas (maybe I should have some space cake!) and somewhere in the void that has become my brain (which have survived many scientific tests involving dubious substances) did I remember writing a blog somewhere on the internets. So I plugged the address into the wayback machine and voila! My old blog and gaming notes!!! Thank goodness I still remembered that shizz. I downloaded all that I could as all my backups of these old sites are rotting away on floppies ('mema them?) and I'm not home to go thru them.
So yay, I have my notes. Now to get to cranking on some glorious trainwrecks!
as the first milestone of my gruelling foray into programming with no end in sight for the frustration and milestones, i've recreated one of my most legendary masterpieces, smoorf game 1. please check it out and tell me if there's anything really wonky with it, or it works at all.
I hate drawing. Doing gfx is the worst part of my programming experience. I'm OK at it, it's just time consuming. I can code all day and not be bothered with it, for like 12 hours straight with the occasional bathroom break. But doing this drawing and plotting pixels, AARGH I hate it!!! Just can't stand it. I want a specific look but at times I feel like ripping stuff from other games (and ripping out my hair!)
I just have to stick with it....
My eyes hurt from staring at the screen and my wrist is numb from the mouse. Because I'm not at home base with all my materials (including a drawing pad and pen that I use to make my gfx on and my library of clip art discs!!) it's hard going old skool before I got the fancy equipment. I remember the days using graphics paper and plotting out my pixels that way with my 64 or 100 crayon box by my side. But I'm nearly 30 not 15 years old any more. My patience has gotten thin. Or I need to rebuild my patience? At least I got some brootal death and black metal to rock out to. Back in the day I rocked glam metal, haha!
Posted is my title screen for one of my games, Beyond the Stars. Simple concept (find some aliens and take their picture). I wanted the 'bad kiddie drawing' look but damn it, it's tough! Believe it or not, the title screen is all from clip art discs. The rest of the game features my actual drawings.
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i got some good names. Ran it aboue 200 times and kept about half of the names listed. They're going to be used as actual games/titles/levels. This is going to be interesting.
It's such a rainy and cold day.... perfect for programming! ^_^
Coffee? Check. Cigs? Check. Metal on full blast? Check. TIME TO START CODING!
I'm stuck in this city with no cash and no home (I'm couch surfing for now.) I decided that since I got a 3 day weekend ahead of me, I'm going to write a trainwreck and sell it. Ha! I just want to see what I can hammer out in 3 days. I can't find a job anywhere in this crappy city but I'm not ready to go back 'home' yet (I want to avoid my mom's couch again!)
I had many attempts before trying to hammer out games while keeping my eyes peeled for jobs but after a year's hunt, I used my tax refund to go on vacay, only to run out of cash and get a job that brought me to this city and I got into it with the people I work with (I don't like working with others, it seems) so now I'm stranded.
I keep getting flack from my family and friends that programming a game is stupid without extra schooling, Fuck school. I was bored to tears (maybe I'm so damn genius that I didn't need 16 weeks to learn algebra, how about 2 days? lolz)
I'm determined to finally get some games off the ground and make some money in doing what I love (altho using a game dev kit kinda is wonky than hard coding, I can always hammer out something in QB64 lolz or DarkBasic).
So this blog will chronicle my attempts. Let's see how this trainwreck goes!!!
I am setting myself a challenge here: Try to make a legitimate (somewhat) long length game in Klik & Play, in under 3 days.
Delciious/Delicioso/whatever you wanna call it took about a day and a half to complete, however that was because i got distracted AND because i was learning how to use it.
the basic aim of this thing is to see how quickly i can make an actual playable game in knp, before the next kotm rolls around.
my kotm game will most likely be a highly edited version of this "3 day legit game". cos im lazy and
its probably cheating
fuck it, i doubt you care anyway
Well, apparently I just made a dissapointing sequel.
Meh, I'm sorry. I was trying to make a decent long-length trainwreck.
I was out of ideas, and I feel that maybe I should either scrap any plans for a Justice Mustache 4 or try to put more effort into JM 4 if I ever make it.