Development Diaries

danyburton's picture

The Game to End All Games

Hello my friends. I have not posted on here in 3 years or so because I have been in a game development wormhole for 3 years working on league of piss 2. They have not been hugely productive or satisfying years. The reason for this is that league of piss 2 require a fully custom engine plus I had a few weird mental breaks where I started developing it as an isometric block game etc etc. Originally piss 2 did not have a custom engine but I had ideas that were too cool for godot and they needed to be brought to life.
Anyway, the point is that game development can be a very slow and demanding process and it can even get in the way of other parts of your life that ARE more important, and so I have conceived the idea of a game that never ends. You may remember that when minecraft came out it was in alpha status and people played the game for years alongside it's development, enjoying new features as they came out. I would like to do the same thing but with a story driven game, simply release new stories again and again, basically treating the game less like one game, and more like a program and a vehicle for the delivery of whatever stories I like. This game is not going to be in alpha status like minecraft thoiugh because that implies progress towards an end. This game will just cease development when / if I am sick of it.
I am very excited about this idea because I think that it has a lot of benefits both for me, and for the final product. I very much like small details and funny secret characters and things in games, but when you are busy and stressed this is difficult, but when you are simply creating content and the overheads of creating the game and world are already behind you, there is no reason not to add as much detail as you desire.
I also think that having all of these stories and characters within one game and one world benefits each thing, but it allows interrelation and connection between them, and a sense of exploration.
Since all this content comes out in phases, to help people keep track I think I will have a system similar to super mario 64 where you could see your progress in completing areas, as this way when areas of the game become bigger you will know to go back there. I dunno I will try that anyway.
Anyway you get the idea but that is the plan. Once I finish this engine I am never going to make another one (maybe I will make a little roguelike or some nerd shit like that but nothing worth posting here). Hopefully I will be able to post the initial playable game on here later this year.

P.S. The engine is open source so if you hypothetically wanted to make your own myst 3 + touhou clone you can do so without the cost of 3 years of your life.

let-off-studios's picture

Let-Off's Leap Year Flash Drive

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ONE DAY, 24 HOURS, ONLY! 18 FEBRUARY 2020 It's the let-off leap year flash drive!!!

18th February happens to be my birthday. 2020 also happens to be a leap year. $0 is typically what it costs to download and play my games. So I figure once every four years is good for an experiment like this.

For 24 hours, I will raise the minimum price of all my games posted on itch.io to $2. I’m inviting you and humbly requesting that you buy just one thing from me, once every four years.

Your generosity can gain you some other stuff, too. Here’s a breakdown:

  • Contribute $2 and you get a game I’ve posted on itch.io.
  • Contribute $10 and you get a game plus I spend 2 hours to make a game inspired by your requests (I’ll contact you via email).
  • Contribute $20 and you get a game, plus I will send a pair of custom-designed wooden coasters inspired by your requests, made with my Glowforge (continental USA addresses only).
  • Contribute $50 and you get a game, plus I will send you a custom-designed, hand-made, single-deck card game inspired by your requests (shipped to continental USA addresses only).

Games available here:
https://let-off-studios.itch.io/

Examples of card games I can make for you are here:
http://let-off.com/go/board-game-design/

Examples of Glowforge stuff are here:
http://let-off.com/go/art-and-performance/

Kate B's picture

2019

What did you make in 2019? Answer with some checklists or screenshots or whatever. Doesn't have to be finished

Simplicity: Interior Design services for wherever you feel home.

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When we think of interior designing, what comes in your mind? A home that will have its curtains taken off and placed somewhere else or repainted with a different color or just tossing some items out and replacing it with something fancier in their place. Simplicity, an Interior design company adds the perfect blend of luxury to conventional interior design practices making the aura more vibrant, lavish and sophisticated. A place more comfortable for your loved ones and also the friends and guests who will take away nothing but a fresh set of memory of a place no less than a palace. Simplicity provides its Interior design services by choosing wisely the most suitable and elegant layout of the interiors according to the architecture of specific rooms and of your home overall. You can get an idea from different works that they have done over different rooms and also commercial spaces. You can also have your ideas of any design come to life for any specific place at your home that means all your plans can be customized to your personal needs. For commercial spaces, Simplicity will acknowledge the kind of business you are running and create an ambiance that makes your workplace an ideal and luxurious place for your clients to know how seriously you want to take care of their business and also your sincerity towards your profession. Simplicity takes your home’s interior a notch higher and gives it the extravagant atmosphere that you and your loved ones deserve.

AR10 | AR15 | Firearm Accessories | Tactical Gear

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Buy AR 10 and AR 15 Firearm Accessories online - Get the best tactical gear at a reasonable price.
When it comes to buying Hand Stop Mounts to KeyMod slots, Picatinny rails, Armorer Stock Spanner Wrench Multi Tool, Post Fixed Rear Iron Sight Black, Picatinny/Keymod Compatible Adaptor for QD Sling Swivel or M-LOK slots, it is very necessary to ensure high compatibility and durability.
If you are willing to buy AR 10 and AR 15 Firearm Accessories online then you need to choose very wisely.
In case of a hand stop make sure it is reversible and can be mounted in either direction. It should have a textured surface to provide slip resistant grip. It should have an Ergonomic shape, suitable for many different gripping techniques.

mr diary's diary

10/12/2019: Goopy Goppy
10/13/2019: Grandma
10/14/2019: Deserving
2/15/2020: Beating the shit out of yourself [CW: Text describing graphic violence]
2/16/2020: Perfect Sphere
3/20/2020: This Beautiful Virus

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Smush Bois

This is a version of my project Smush Bois.
I mostly have it here for people to download and playtest.
I may add more, I may not? I'll update it if I do!

Please give feedback below!
Don't be afraid to critique it! I went to art school, I am tough! :-)

It's a 2-4 player game I made for Play-NYC as a commission for "Graffiti Games".
It's like no-wave smash bros? (tell me if that's corny)
Josie made the music, it's really great.

Download The Game Please (this is really just for a couple people to play if interested, it's kinda prototype-y)

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Goal: Smush the other players and don't get smushed.
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Controls:
Player 1: wasd
Player 2: up down left right
Player 3: tgfh
Player 4: ikjl
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Move: (left and right)
Smush: (down) *when on top of someone, this is how you kill them
Stun Blast: (up) does not kill players, just stuns them
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Thank you for reading.

ihavefivehat's picture

#A9A9A9 Mood Board: Backdrop

This is a mood-board related to the series of games collected here: https://www.glorioustrainwrecks.com/node/11597
I will add to this over time.


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