Month: October 2009

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Shadow Boxer

I’ve been chatting recently with The Ron about doing some computer stuff with the art. Mostly I had the idea to do some kinds of simple transparency. Nothing too fancy, or making use of alpha channels or anything like that, just some basic color modification.What this led to was the idea of using a Shadow…
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Time Extended

No posts because last week contained the date of my birth. I think it can be discovered over in my little bio, and maybe not. Plan was to work through most of my week of festivities, but instead I decided to do other things, and I feel almost bad about it. Now I’m over it…
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Stay Frosty

So work continues, as I find that it does. Somehow, I was expecting the Team to, well, dissolve honestly. Some hidden thing kept thinking, “We missed our deadline, we’re boned. We’ve lost all credibility…” and so on in some kind of self perpetuating doubt spiral.Instead the replies that I got back regarding the news were…
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Delay of Game

Dammit. I can’t write a decent first line here. Maybe I’ll sneak into the post like that. Maybe I can actually write the words this time.The Thief’s Tale, is not going to make it for IGF this year. There’s a story that goes with that. So yesterday I called up The Animator to see how…
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Fortnight

The game is starting to look like something. I’ve gotten the front end menus all done. They work, they have art and they are navigable. They’re all debugged now too and make a decent attempt to not do anything stupid. So that’s more or less all off the list and I can move along.I got…
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Getting Around

Over the weekend I got most of the under-code to work for the Chapter Select and the difficulty settings. So now the player can select which Chapter they want to play and at what difficulty and the game boots them right there. It works pretty well, and I like it. It still doesn’t look like…
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The Avengers

This is more of a direct update from yesterday than anything. The conclusion that we, as a team, arrived at is that the animations probably will not be done by 1 person. So, we’re looking for more. I’ve posted an advert on the list that belongs to Craig and have both the artists scouting their…
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Pressure Test

I’m stressed beyond measure. It seems as if the fate of the project is balanced on the thinnest of edges, and worse, it seems as if there is nothing I can do about it.The issue, is that The ADA has decided he needs help, now. So with just over 2 weeks to go, I need…
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Another Rose

So I’m into the Last Level now. Thematically, it’s like that scene from Robin Hood (either version) where Robin breaks into the dinner area and all hell breaks loose. I’m going for something like that, with an emphasis on less specific platforming and more platforming as a way to avoid enemies or create spaces to…
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That Old Familiar Feeling

Ah, 2 AM, how I’ve missed you. The quiet dark, a time when it seems like the whole world exists just for me, because everybody else is doing the smart thing and sleeping. The small little joy of feeling like I’m getting away with something, that by being up so late I’m somehow being dangerous.…
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