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[lonely pixel news]new game

April 22, 2010 Leave a comment

What’s funny is that arrow followers started as a “hey, let’s try this…” sort of experimental game and it evolved into what it is today; something much more complex than I had originally planned. Which is why its taking so long to complete but also because I’m doing it by myself, well, the coding anyways. Carlo is doing me a big favor by working on the audio.

Anyways, as I mentioned in a previous post, I’m going to work on another project for a bit. I need to get a game done, I just need to. Arrow followers has turned into larger more long term project. I’m not saying I’m going to drop it, just shelf it for a bit. I originally planned to do a side scrolling shooter by myself for a couple weeks. But if anyone followers my twitter, I posted that there happened to be a change of plans; I mentioned to my friend in my GSP class that I was going to start a “mini project” to get me going again and to actually have a finished game on file. They started talking about something simple we could all do; a top down shooter. Sounds complicated, but I find it very simple in Game Maker. We spent a bit of time last night discussing the feature and right now its sort of looking like COD Nazi zombies top down. Anyways, will post with screens and more info as they appear.

[lonely pixel news] Getting into the mood.

April 18, 2010 Leave a comment

Couldn’t help but get some creative juices flowing with some pixel art! In a style sort of reminiscent of an old classic, Another World. My feelings for the artistic style of the game was described by Alex Vostrov over on his blog. It is a fantastic game.

The right image was created using a reference on Flickr, props to the original photographer for the awesome photo. The second was from the skyline at the park my girlfriend and I were at today. =]

[lonely pixel news]Back!

April 18, 2010 3 comments

Well I’ve been back from LA for a week now, but once I got back I had to pack up my stuff and move out of the house. I am now sitting in the loft of my grandmother’s house until we can get on our feet again. Sigh. Nonetheless, I’ve gotten my self settled in again which means I can start getting some more hours in on game development. I’m giving it a few days because I am really, really burnt out from the move. Plus I’ve been sick so I need the rest.

I want to get back into Arrow Followers right away, but I might stray away from it and work on a really, really small project to get my creative juices flowing again. I’m not sure what though; simple puzzle game, small platformer, etc. Plus i need to figure out where I put all my AF notes. >_<

[lonely pixel news]Little/No updates for about a month

March 24, 2010 2 comments

Unfortunately I’m moving to a new home within the next month, so I need my free time to pack and move. I’m putting Arrow Followers and this blog down the priority list as a result.

But so I don’t leave on such a negative note, I’ve finished the white unit’s skills (really need names) and begun work on the blue unit’s as well as items. I was also playing around with EXP drops instead of automatically earning EXP for kills..but with the number of zombies on screen, the EXP drops look to cluttered. I’m probably going to stick with the current system, unless I come up with something better.

I also had a small conversation with Alex Vostrov about where my game is heading. He brought up a good point that I SHOULD know where my game is going. Though I have all of the features (and possible features) sketched and written on paper as well as stored in my mind, I don’t know where I plan to go with this game. From the start it has been a free flowing project with the hope that it will be something cool. But it adds a little mystery to the development so I can keep my self interested.

Anyways, I’ll post when I can.

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[lonely pixel news] The film is finished!

March 4, 2010 2 comments

Adobe Film Festival – Recycle by ~SHiLLySiT on deviantART

I am done! Go to the link above to check it out! But now this means I can get back to work on my game. =]

[.lonely pixel news]Busy, Busy, Busy!

March 3, 2010 Leave a comment

So there’s been a massive lack of updates recently, due to the fact that this is my last week to work on my film for the adobe film festival.  I’m just about done, probably by tomorrow, so I’ll have it up on my DeviantArt by the end of the week. Of course I’ll post a link here so everyone can see why I haven’t been updating on Arrow Followers! But trust me, it has been on my mind. I have four pages of notes and ideas sitting in front of me as well as a tack board that contains everything I need to implement, test, fix, draw, and code.

[lonely pixel news] Author notes

February 2, 2010 Leave a comment

So I’ve been missing a few days here and there. Plus I’ve been running low on content. I mean there are tons of things I could write about to fill a post for a day, but I started this blog for games out there that need some attention. I don’t want to fill pages with rants or crap that people don’t want to hear about. So from this post on, I’m not going to update everyday, but when I do get some content I will post.

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[Lonely Pixel New] I’m off for a busy weekend

January 15, 2010 Leave a comment

So I wont be posting until Monday-ish. If i cant a chance before them, or find something very interesting I’ll do so. Until then…later to what ever readers i have.

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[Lonely Pixel News] Creating a Sandbox game.

January 14, 2010 Leave a comment

So since my recent post about Minecraft, I’ve been hooked on sand box games. And I thought about a simple sandbox game that I could make. It’s still more or less just floating around in my head, but its there. I’m thinking about going with a style similar to Star Guard, the old retro look, so I don’t focus so much on graphics and actually getting it done! But i don’t do so well with actually FINISHING games so we’ll see where this project takes me.

[Lonely Pixel News]Author Notes

January 10, 2010 Leave a comment

So you’ll probably be seeing me experimenting with different ways of labeling posts and older posts being updated until I can find a system that I like.  This is, after all, a new site. Yes, I could have thought it out more and had it planned before I started this wordpress account, but where’s the fun in that? I personally like to wing things and see where they take me. Just after a day, it seems that people are already beginning to drop by. Probably because of the way word press works and that fact that I’ve been linking to other indie blogs and leaving comments.

But other than that, unlike my other video game related projects, this is something that I can assure myself, and all my future visitors that I will keep up with.