Just to show that I have some other stuff under development, have a couple pics:
I really like smooth snake-like movement so I felt the need to try to make one myself. Maybe this’ll become something? Who knows!
Despite the long silence, I’ve lately also implemented new stuff to Officer Alfred! The box functionality has been very hard to get working properly but I’m very happy about it right now! :) Note also the super-cool independently moving box platform; I think that’ll allow for some pretty neat puzzles.
As for ESA I finished the first phase of the final boss; also I decided that I want to fill up all the existing holes in the game map; I’ll add them to the “big secret” of the game so that visiting them gives hints on how to find other stuff. Hopefully that’ll be fun! At least it’s not a huge job. To be honest, most of the stuff left to do is related to either the secrets in the game or the in-game dialogue, the latter of which I’m kind of afraid to start working on because I’m really not confident in my ability to convey the things I want to in English!
Oh, and Ludum Dare #29 will be held this weekend! I haven’t participated in a long, long time due to general lack of motivation and/or inspiration. However, the theme voting is open so I’m on the lookout for an inspiring one; maybe it’s time to make another 48-hour game? We’ll see!
(Whoa, suddenly my whole life is about game development again. This has been a weird Spring!)
Sorry to whoever happens to read this blog and expects news about ESA; I’ve been working on a brand-new Officer Alfred editor, and I got to say that this time around it’s looking much better than last year! That gif was made entirely in an MMF-built level editor, which makes me quite proud (I shouldn’t be). Hopefully the loading times wont be atrocious.
As for ESA, I added some new cool stuff but I’m a bit stumped about a certain design thing. How to persuade a player to search for something less obvious instead of going in a straight line without having stupid plot-based walls?
No More Sweden 2013 will be held this month, and I’ll be there! Way cool! Hopefully I’ll get some GAMES made, woop!
So, that was a pretty neat christmas (my mother is the best chef everrr). Obviously couldn’t really work much on games during that time, although I did tweak some stuff for Incomitat (intending to get it working better). However, here’s The Plan:
– I’m going to update Masjin with mostly bugfixes soon. There were some weird things in the editor and the likes, and I’d like to get rid of those (possibly also add another item, we’ll see).
– I have a dare with Petri Purho to create a game in 7 days before 2012. Technically the LD game would suffice, but I think I want to prototype an older idea and see where I can go with it. We’ll see what comes out of this, but if everything goes right (wrong?) I may not be able to work on other stuff until the next year.
– Slowly working on Officer Alfred. I think the cutscene is nearly done, but I let my bro play the game and noted quite a few annoyances that I want to get rid of.
– SOPA sucks. A lot. If you live in the USA, go to the barricades or something.