2020 sure was a different year to what’s considered normal. I actually ended up with a lot more free time than usual, and made a lot more video games than I would have normally had time for. Here I’ll look over all I’ve done this year, and some things I haven’t done.Continue reading
Malice is a relatively obscure game. I picked it up on the PS2 for £2.50 (delivery included). It’s about a Goddess called Malice who wields comically over-sized weapons and has to battle against the Dog God. There’s also a bunch of crows who shoot you for some reason.
This game went through a very difficult development cycle with long delays, cancellation and then eventual revival. I remember being very young, constantly browsing the latest Game Trailers to see what awesome games were coming out and being captivated by this game. It looked amazing and to be fair, looking back at the trailer, it still looks pretty damn cool.Continue reading
I’ve been saying for months that I’m ‘almost’ finished with Other Minds; almost finished with the Beta Version at least. I’m starting to realise what people mean when they say that the last 10% of the game takes 90% of the work (or some variation on that).
In big news; the game has an ending! Sort of – there is now an ending you can access only by 100% completing the game. I have my doubts anybody will ever see it, but I’m happy with it, so that’s the important thing! I’ve also finished every level I have planned except for one final one which I’m currently procrastinating over making.Continue reading
Rollercoaster Tycoon is a PC game from way back in the year 2000. It’s been immensely popular and well remembered over the years. It was actually so popular that it eventually started being distributed as a freebie with boxes of cereal! It was a different time back then.
What I’m trying to say is; Rollercoaster Tycoon is probably my favourite game ever made.Continue reading
I haven’t written about this game in about three months, and that’s largely because I haven’t really been doing much with it. I’ve been busy working on other projects, which has helped me develop quite a lot of new skills I’m hoping to use to improve Other Minds.
I think a long break has done me some good as well. I felt like I was really going nowhere with the project and I wasn’t even sure whether I wanted to continue it. I’ve been trying to push forward with a beta release regardless. After that I had planned to put the project on hold, most likely permanently.
I have since decided that there’s a few things I’d like to change before releasing a beta. Changing these things will probably make me feel better about the project as a whole and help me push forward to develop it some more in the future. In this post I’ll detail some things I think are lacking and what I’m going to do about them below.Continue reading
Fuchsia is a surreal point and click game, and the first game developed by indie developer duo Hambug Games. It appears to take place in the void of space. Throughout the game, the protagonist will slowly piece together where they are, why they’re there and what on earth is going on.Continue reading
Remember Mary is my latest game; made it for the “I can’t write but want to tell a story” jam. The jam lasted 17 days and is intended to offer a casual environment for people to produce a narrative driven game. This is a game genre I’ve never explored before since, like the jam says, I can’t write. Or at least, I wouldn’t have felt very comfortable making a story-heavy game without being prompted by this jam.Continue reading
While making Silent Bill, to give it a creepier feel I wanted to add some effects. I spent some time looking at options using various shaders, but I came up with a much better solution, simply overlay a texture!Continue reading
Crash Twinsanity was released in 2004 by Traveller’s Tales. It was the first Crash Bandicoot game to step away from the linear, level-based gameplay of the previous games in the series.Continue reading
Throughout June, I’ve been focusing more on other projects so Other Minds has been ignored a little bit. I made two games throughout the month; Silent Bill and Ben Was Assimilated. I have got a little done with making some new levels and adding additional mechanics, but it’s been a bit of a slow month otherwise.Continue reading