It’s as cool as it sounds! :D
It’s as cool as it sounds! :D
I’m still working on my Zelda type game. Here’s the main character (name: Blade?) firing off his main attack. Instead of swinging swords around he’s gonna be a warrior mage. :D *piew* *piew*
P.s. Everyone go sign my petition! We need to stop abuse of the trademark of “Tower Defense”! I’ve got 97 signatures right now, but we can do much better!
I hope you all have fun with it. It has a pretty terrible score on Armor right now, but I’m not exactly sure how to compare it or if scores usually start low or Armor or something. I expect it’ll do well on Newgrounds, but I guess we’ll have to see. Let me know if you guys like it! :)
So I usually don’t do this sort of thing, but this one has always pissed me off…
There’s a company that actually trademarked the name “tower defense” and they’ve been using it to send DMCA notices to people in the Apple app store! It’s been going on for a couple of years, and I would have though that by now SOMETHING would have been done about it. I haven’t heard anything, though, so I decided to try out a Change.org petition. If you sign it, it’ll sent Com2Us (the company) an email saying you’re going to boycott their products unless they agree to stop enforcing their trademark. Let’s fill up their inbox!
P.S. The Naked Alien is gonna be released sometime next week! :D
This game is coming along! Looks like I’ve found a sponsor for The Naked Alien, too, so that should be out soon. Maybe a week or so?
OMG, though, pixel art is so much fun! And – AND – I just realized I can make macros in the art program I’m using! So I made one where, with the click of a button, I can generate all the complicated edge tiles that I used to have to copy by hand! It was sooo annoying, so you guys don’t even know how happy I was when I figured it out. (There were a few minutes of wild dancing around my apartment…)
Anyhoo, I’m feeling really good about my work ethic now (feeling reaaal good). If you ever have trouble sticking with a project, just commit yourself to ten minutes of work every day. That’s all you need to get started!
I’ve been trying to keep busy game-making while I’m waiting for the bidding process on The Naked Alien to pan out. The game is 100% at this point, so I feel bad I have to keep you guys waiting, but that’s business, I guess. The release date is out of my hands at this point.
I’m feeling good because I didn’t lose energy or momentum at the end of TNA. Usually when I finish a game, I’m so sick of it I go into a long stupor where I spend most of my time watching TV or staring out the window (two activities that are equal in the amount of money I can earn from them XD). I’m really gonna try to make games faster, though. I don’t wanna deal with worrying about money again; it’s a terrible feeling, and even a little bit of difficulty with sponsors freaks me out these days. If I work steadily – not even hard or quickly, but just steadily – I shouldn’t have any problem doing three, maybe even four, games in a year. And then I can give you all more fun stuff to play, too. :3
Et voila, here’s the fruit of only a few days of labor. Last night I made those leaf tiles and kind of surprised myself. In my last post I asked if you guys thought a pixel art William and Sly would be cool. You all seemed pretty united in thinking it was a bad idea, but maybe this will change your minds a bit. I didn’t really know I was capable of this kind of stuff so quickly. On top of it there’s a bit of parallax on the trees that make them seem very dimensional. The art is all double pixels but it still moves with regular pixels so it’s very smooth and sleek. Maybe I’ll upload a demo one of these days.
Anyway, I also found some inspiring pixel art that I think would be quite worthy in a WaS game:
So I’m leaning more towards doing it in the future, now. What do you guys think?
Whelp, The Naked Alien is done! I’ve sent out emails to sponsors, so now we play the waiting game.
I’m starting to think about what to make next. I’ve had a pixel adventure itch lately, and I found an old RPG storyline sitting on my computer that seems like it would be fun. So, I made a character, and realized he really could be William if I wanted to do an RPG with that character set.
What do you guys think of a pixel WaS from William’s perspective? Maybe top-down oldschool zelda type gameplay.
Soooo, I guess the site was down for a while and that new post I made dissipapparated into thin air! Sorry if anyone’s posts vanished along with it. I uploaded the backup, but it doesn’t seem to have everything.
Oh well! Here’s a picture of Jake because I like Adventure Time.
I’m all done with the game assets, finally! All that’s left to do is make another ten levels. Maybe a boss too, but we’ll see what happens.