@ChevyRay I think you're really dang good at it to achieve that pace. It takes me like forever and a million years for editor features ;_; (Today)

@infinite_ammo cancel all my meetings that i didn't have. looks like i have other plans for today. (Today)

@infinite_ammo hahahh fuck I dont remember that and I should be all caught up. I must have missed that... (Today)

RT @Draknek: The Stugan deadline is coming up soon and @bnhw and I want to work on a new project there, looking for a 3D artist: t.… (Today)

@infinite_ammo oh god he's slamming the baby in the toilet. it's only a matter of time before he turns his toilet seat into a subwoofer too. (Today)

@infinite_ammo my fav is my upstairs neighbor who slams his toilet seat down also now apparently has a screaming baby in his apartment?? (Today)

@ChevyRay ugggghhhhh I LOVE MAP VIEWS OF THINGS AHHH (Today)

@jwaaaap I don't think you need to be SUPER HARDCORE but you def need platforming skills and the map system can seem kinda brutal at first (Yesterday)

@ChevyRay hi here is my tutorial on regular expressions this is how to verify an email address s/g+.a-Z0-9[]{/gi-?@/f-[a-Z]0-9??/gmail.com (3 days ago)

@TommyRefenes the lengths you'll go to become a metal gear solid boss amaze me (3 days ago)

@shaneneville t.co/9H8F5KlgFA (4 days ago)

@shaneneville well that sounds rad as fuck jfc (4 days ago)

@shaneneville tell me more (tabletop / pen and paper rpg systems are super duper fascinating to me) (4 days ago)

@Fruckert depends on my pace. if I'm working super fast I'll just have a text file in my csproj folder. if I'm slower I'll use trello. (4 days ago)

@ADAMATOMIC I'm not far into this talk yet but do they discuss how most of the costumes make characters look entirely different and incompre (4 days ago)

I'm excited to make games today! *checks task list* Oh right I'm stuck on like 50 bugs I don't know how to solve. (4 days ago)

@ADAMATOMIC just now realizing that I need a giant motivational poster of nasir over my desk at all times (5 days ago)

@obskyr YEAH I was bummed that the Hollow Knight soundtrack turned a bunch of the loops into short songs or arrangements :I (5 days ago)

I humbly request for video game soundtracks to feature more than one loop on the tracks that normally loop in the game~ (ESPECIALLY BOSS TRA (5 days ago)

RT @bitmOO: Hi, I make playful art! :) If you like my work please consider supporting me: 🐮 t.co/dFSRVxbXzf ☕️ t.co/F2hPwao… (5 days ago)

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posts dated from: march 2016

2016 - 3 - 30 / 8:43 pm / doodle

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2016 - 3 - 30 / 3:19 pm / general

Dev Log: Art Stylin'

Dev Log: Art Stylin'

While being sick I've done about 0 programming work. There's a lot of programming work to be done on Sky Sisters, so I tried to do some quick art tests for my dice game instead.

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I'm playing around with the idea of super high res pixel art inspired by Jesse Turner on Viking Squad. The style seems incredibly powerful for a high resolution game with art done by just one person.

One of the things I've learned while working on Sky Sisters is that I really miss the flexibility of pixel art in regards to manipulating it after it's already on the canvas. Changing the color of high res art requires a lot of preparation and layers, while with pixel art the paint bucket tool can do the job. Having this flexibility with high resolution assets seems really promising!

Right now I'm working at double size and scaling it down for the actual in game asset. I usually do this for any of my high resolution assets, but in this case it gets me a little bit of anti-aliasing for the final in game asset. I might actually increase it more and try something like quadruple resolution for the source, but I don't know if I actually have to get that crazy.

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2016 - 3 - 29 / 6:54 pm / doodle

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2016 - 3 - 29 / 11:51 am / doodle

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Super duper sick from some kind of GDC borne illness, so all I can muster up is doodles for now.

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2016 - 3 - 28 / 5:40 pm / general

Dev Log: Super Sky Sisters Secrets

Dev Log: Super Sky Sisters Secrets

This post probably contains spoilers of Super Sky Sisters...! But if you're following my updates or my dev stream then you probably know everything already by now anyway.

Last week on the dev stream a discussion started of having a boss fight that is made up of multiple, individual pieces. As the game plays right now there are three bosses that are all big creatures made up of multiple parts. The idea proposed was a boss where the parts are separate and can move and attack on their own.

This started to mix with an idea I heard while at GDC which was some sort of 4 player versus mode where there are two teams of two. Each team has an orb and has to take down the other team's orb. Eventually this boss idea ended up on a boss battle with some sort of rival characters for the angels.

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So now there's sort of this secret boss fight with two demon sisters and an orb of their own. This idea right now to me feels like the thing that has been missing in Super Sky Sisters. I think once I get this boss fight working, and I tie it into the game, the game will finally feel "whole" to me. Also it gave me some ideas for a basic story of the game as well, which I now think I'm going to approach with some simple illustration cut scenes with some brief text.

Now I think this is the official last thing I'm going to be adding to the game. I've pushed the game pretty far in the past two months and I'm pretty happy with my progress. I think this final secret mission type thing is what the game needs to feel complete. Thanks to everyone in the twitch chat for the brainstorming help!

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2016 - 3 - 25 / 10:04 am / doodle

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