reacting to development

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videogame development is something not the easiest thing in the world, especially if you are working alone and with no money.

This means that development asks you to be more or less everything, from programmer, over artist to narrative director.

All this said, I don’t know any developer (myself included) that doesn’t love it. You kinda have to, since there is no guarantee about returns on investment, nor how people will receive your work.

you simply roll the dice and do what you love.

the move

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So, the original plan for “the magnet” was to create a game that was made with the open source engine renpy (https://www.renpy.org/) which is a great tool for making interactive narrations.

However, as I realised much too late, Renpy does not have a web build feature and as someone who distributes their games mostly through sites like newgrounds.com , this was a bit of a blow.

So, I have, over christmas been working on making a version of the game that will have the same story structure opportunity as it would have had in Renpy, but with the added benefit of some 3D exploration, by way of the unity engine.

The image above is an example of a casualty of this move, as I have had to scrap the first design i made for “Teddie”.

finishing up

The game “scarred” that I have been developing over the last 8 months or so is finally rapping up and this will be the biggest project that I have ever followed through to completion.

This means that this project is the first time I get into some hard Debugging and creating those finishing touches that takes a game from amateur to polished and they are more than a little difficult.

I am currently working on a good credits sequence that honours everyone that has worked on the game, which is why I am doing the kinds of portraits you see above.

Purple Bar

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I realised recently that, While I have many other colours in these monochromatic designs, I have sorta neglected purple. So I decided to rectify that by creating this bar scene which is all purple all of the time.

Screens

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I wanted to create something that was a bit darker, so I created this scene of a single person in front of a bunch of monitors. I have been trying to tell more stories with these vignettes; This one is one of the more clear ones.

forgetting

I have quite a few social media site that I try to keep up to date as much as I can. That does, sadly mean that sometimes something falls through the cracks and in this case I forgot to post these pieces here-

But I guess that isn’t such a crime, when I get to throw 2 of these at the blog all at once, especially since I am quite happy with these 2.