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Busy Busy![lonely pixel news]

February 1, 2011 Leave a comment

My posts have dwindled to nothing recently, it makes me sad. I’ve been busy with school as this semester has dumped a lot more work on my table than the previous. On a good note, I’ve FINALLY moved away from Game Maker. Don’t get me wrong, GM was a great learning tool and taught me the fundamentals of programming, but as I want to take making games seriously and eventually make it my careers, I’ve decided to move on.

At first, I dove into C++ as my programming classes at the university will be mainly C++ and I figured I’d get a head start. I worked through a couple tutorials but I found C++ to be quite overwhelming. I then checked out Java which I picked up fairly quickly and I was going to submit a text adventure game created in Java to the MiniLD last month but personal matters got in the way. Then I started looking into FlashPunk/FlashDevelop/AS3 and I think I’ve fallen in love. I’ve been playing with the Ogmo Editor which also makes things a lot easier. =] Plus by working with Flash, I can make my games available to anyone. Not to mention I can submit them to portals for moolah!

This also means I won’t be releasing my post-compo version of Voyage of Discovery. I thought it would be my last GM game but I’ve decided to leave it as the 48H LD entry it was meant to be.

I’d also like to point out how this blog has become a development blog rather than the ‘indie game awareness’ site I originally intended it to be. So if anyone’s reason for reading these posts were for the latter, check out the following: Frozen Synapse, Magicka, and Revenge of the Titans (Previously mentioned but there was a fat patch recently).

Humble Bundle 2 [game sales]

December 14, 2010 1 comment

My morning has been sabotaged by microscopic bacteria and the invading titian horde! The Humble Bundle 2 is now available for [insert your price here]. It contains Braid, Machinarium, Cortex Command, Osmos, and Revenge of the Titians. Most of the developer’s websites are down are ridiculously slow at the moment due the attention the humble bundle is receiving. Also note that it may take some time for your key to be sent to you, so don’t unload a bunch of emails asking where it is. All are great games well worth more than you’ll probably pay for them. ;] And remember part of your money goes to charity!

On a side note: Puppy Games still has their bundle going (just visit their website and the offer should pop up) so you can have a complete Puppy Games collection by buying both bundles!

Humble Bundle

December 9, 2010 Leave a comment

I mentioned the humble bundle a few months back, just a few days ago I received an email letting me know the bundle is now available on steam! Now your friends will know when you are playing awesome games like World of Goo or Aquaria. Thats not all; the email also mentioned a second humble bundle coming soon!

Thanksgiving Steam Sales

November 28, 2010 Leave a comment

I’ve been neglecting my blog a lot lately and game development in general due to school. Anyways, here’s an update that many of you probably know about already. Steam (as always) is having ridiculous holiday sales and indie games are where you can save the most money. Each day so far they’ve had a special themed indie pack that contained four or five games for only five dollars. Tomorrow is the last day of these sales and I expect them to put all the sales on the website again. Now go spend some money!

Get a Free Lexaloffle Game!

October 7, 2010 Leave a comment

Lexaloffle is giving away one of two games for free when you sign up on the BBS, follow them on twitter, or join them on facebook. Sounds like a sweet deal to me!

Make your choice here.

Fanmade Minecraft Trailer

September 20, 2010 1 comment

This fan-made trailer captures Minecraft at it’s best. If I hadn’t bought it already, I would have done so after watching this.

Indie Game Bundles

September 16, 2010 Leave a comment

We just can’t get enough of these bundles now, can we? Three indie game bundles are up for sale today that contain some awesome games. Unfortunately I don’t have the money right now so I can’t grab my own. So grab them yourself and rub it in my face. You’ll be quite happy with your purchase.