@MoviusC soooo unreal tournament definitely tried terrain maps with their twitch-fps weapons and they were god damned awful lol (Today)

@MoviusC well if it were like a quake map there'd probably be less giant open spaces, or if there were they'd be in… t.co/0LK7FJCbVs (Today)

if PUBG was just like the same concept but a giant quake map and played like quake then I would be dead from playing it for 999999 hours (Today)

@TeddyDief ancient me: "my bloodline will carry out this task for me sometime before the sun consumes our home plan… t.co/T27Mb6a93W (Today)

RT @fell_martins: 💰💎✨ Boys and girls, I'm open for business ✨💎💰 Resposting artwork because most of my stuff is under very secretive NDAs.… (Today)

@RYStorm actually now that I think about it when I get really excited "dude" is one of the first things out of my m… t.co/xjxRg7aZtf (Today)

@dkoontz the brite side (Today)

@MOOMANiBE I grew up in ultra rural upstate new york and somehow I still got it (Today)

when i spend hours on a bug caused by typing x twice instead of x and y t.co/nOkvbJ2XQg (Today)

@NoelFB @RobClemmonsJr coffee totally kills my appetite and I may lean into that more than I should *passes out fro… t.co/QEri4qx8On (Today)

@NoelFB this is a "bad" habit, you say? hmm... interesting... heh heh... *totally not sweating nervously*... (Today)

I've accepted the fact that I'm just going to say "like" 500 times per minute when I'm talking, and that's just, like, how it is. (Today)

@raiganburns yeah something really frustrating about watching a term's meaning totally erode, especially when a ter… t.co/LnabpYVyJQ (Today)

@floatvoid holy poop I havent heard this one yet!! (Today)

@raiganburns seems folks have been using rogue-whatever when they just mean procedural generation for awhile now. (… t.co/yYGOokKJUu (Today)

when are these so called major "esports" teams going to pick up players for link to the past randomizer races?? t.co/mxXI5JRG2X (Yesterday)

@AshBlueWD @ESAdevlog this is legit one of my favorite games of the past couple years. amazingly executed metroidva… t.co/WAQq7r3MQs (2 days ago)

@dannyBstyle Yeah it was an insane disaster and I'm amazed everyone signed on and was like yeah cool this sounds good let's do this (2 days ago)

RT @ESAdevlog: Btw, ESA is 60% off (and OST 30%) this weekend on Steam & Humble Store!! Completely forgot to announce that, whoops https://… (2 days ago)

@dannyBstyle Haha too late. It was... a thing. The original trailer for it was amazing though so I'll just keep watching that. (2 days ago)

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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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