@winkclub23 it's called travel pillow and it only exists in my mind for now sry ;_; (Today)

@r_rdein so far I'd say it leans a little bit more toward fighting enemies than platform challenges? but I dont have a lot of items yet (Today)

@konjak could u (Today)

@konjak do what you feel. the platforming is really snappy and felt weird to me at first, but once I got used to it it made sense ~I M H O~ (Today)

I've been playin' Hollow Knight and I like it A LOT, feels super fun, dark & spooky & somehow cute at the same time~ t.co/kZTPFlbBB5 (Today)

@theBanov keep a cycle of 12 hour sudafed running. I'm not even sick and I'm going to be doing that for GDC. sleep as much as you can. (Today)

RT @TeamCherryGames: The wait is over! Grab @HollowKnight and start exploring the strange, amazing, insect world of Hallownest! #Steam: htt… (Today)

@flurrycow get plenty of sleep and eat well (Yesterday)

@pietepiet jfc paul (2 days ago)

@midio here take this HM01 (2 days ago)

@konjak sounds good <3 <3 (2 days ago)

RT @MattThorson: Celeste is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2017! See you on the mountain :) t.co/TMOon1iCAs t.co/Aqm2AXcqKo (2 days ago)

it always amazes me when making games you can jam out a playable thing in a weekend but then it still takes somehow 3 years to complete (2 days ago)

RT @NightInTheWoods: NIGHT IN THE WOODS: AVAILABLE ON STEAM AND BASICALLY EVERYWHERE ELSE t.co/oPPY4OY754 (3 days ago)

RT @NightInTheWoods: (Night In The Woods will be out in all its glory on PC/Mac/Linux at 1pm EST tomorrow. get hype. etc.) (4 days ago)

@ADAMATOMIC @nealen y yes I'll have this burger... *wipes tears* With two patties (6 days ago)

@ADAMATOMIC @nealen help t.co/Yz9wHJq2St (6 days ago)

RT @ishisoft: The beach is Leilani's territory! New Leilani's Island devlog update t.co/t7Pj7xSzeh 🌺🌴🍍 t.co/OyhOEsDGbM (6 days ago)

looking forward to hanging out with fellow introvert devs at gdc. lets all sit in the same room together with laptops in comfortable silence (7 days ago)

@ChrisBellDesign oh whoops I also read that as expo pass. I think that's supposed to be ONLY expo hall, but you can be sneaky sometimes. (7 days ago)

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2017 - 2 - 16 / 12:54 am / doodle

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Working on this thing where I'm drawing my Pathfinder character in all of his different outfits, and then I'll at some point make a little gif out of it.

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2017 - 2 - 16 / 12:51 am / general

Genesis 4 TowerFall

Genesis 4 TowerFall

A few weeks back I played TowerFall at Genesis 4. I flew out to Oakland and drove down to San Jose with the California TowerFall crew and spent the whole day playing some pretty intense matches. I won't spoil the results here, but be sure to check out the full playlist provided by 2GGaming. Oh and I guess my name is "kpluv" for this tournament.

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2017 - 2 - 14 / 9:07 pm / doodle

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2017 - 2 - 14 / 9:06 pm / general

A Status Update

A Status Update

Wow what a weird couple of weeks it's been. I guess I'm going to do some sort of status update kind of thing here since I haven't really been in the trenches of game development for awhile still. I'm falling behind on my blog goals!

I'm in the beginning phases of working on a secret thing that I unfortunately I can't really talk about or post about. This is a big reason for the radio silence on my blogosphere, but there are other reasons as well. It's a super cool project though and I am pretty dang excited to be working on it.

Unfortunately I'm still feeling pretty depressive lately. Sometimes I need to clarify that this doesn't mean "I am sad." I think pretty much for my entire life I've had struggles with depression and it's just a pure brain chemistry mess for me as far as I can tell. It just feels like I'm "blah" all the time and I don't want to do anything. I've been trying to work on it though. I've got exercise back into my routine in the form of a sweet rower. Right now two miles of rowing a day, and I've worked up to the point where I can do it continuously without stopping. I used to play a lot of Dance Dance Revolution to try to keep my brain in check, but unfortunately I live in an apartment now and I don't want to really stomp around on my downstairs neighbors.

I've been working a little bit on my Pathfinder Character Sheet. Fixing bugs and improving it slightly as my group plays every week. I've been putting a lot of energy into playing Pathfinder too. I really like it and I like my character a lot. I love getting into the role playing part of it and feeling the things that my character feels and having intense dramatic moments (and we have a lot of them at our table.) I'm super happy to have a group of players that really gets into their characters and the game isn't just about hitting things (although hitting things can be fun too.)

Drawing and doodling still occupies a lot of my time these days too. I don't know why but I still don't feel like programming. It feels like an infinitely high wall to climb over right now to get back into it. I know that this is just a trick of my mind though. I just need to dive back into it and I'll figure it out as I go. I just hate the feeling of not knowing what I'm doing, and taking a long break makes it worse, which is why I don't end up taking breaks, which leads to burn out. It's a vicious cycle that I don't know how other people seem to deal with it so easily! Or maybe it's not easy for them at all and they're just way way better at being disciplined than me. Dang it.

I'm doing well though. I am in fact going to Game Developers Conference this year. I wont have a pass, but I'll be in the area for the week and probably hanging out at different events, so if you see me you should totally say something!

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2017 - 2 - 14 / 9:04 pm / doodle

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2017 - 1 - 31 / 5:00 pm / doodle

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Hi! My name's Kyle, and I make video games most of the time in Denver, Colorado. Here you will find my thoughts, games, websites, doodles, and other stuff like that. I worked on Snapshot, Offspring Fling, and a whole bunch of other games. I also created and maintain Otter, a 2d game making framework. If you want to get a hold of me use the form on the bottom of the page, leave a comment, or just tweet at me. I try to post three times a week. Thanks for stoppin' by! You're the coolest.

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