Friday, December 24, 2010

Ludum Dare / Merry Christmas, JK LOL

Made a game for Ludum Dare 19. The theme was discovery. Link

It's Christmas and I feel like I'm wasting my break doing things I don't care about to avoid doing other things that I also don't care about. Winter break is great and all but shitty because I haven't done anything with it nor plan to, and generally have no motivation to do anything besides eat oatmeal clusters and read blogs.

And I promise promise promise I'll get around to redesigning this shit template. After some more oatmeal.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Goodbye Blue Sky

Yeah alright so first off I promise I'm working on a better design because this one is shitty. Just so you know.

Today I had a group project in math class, four people, had two days to get the board done. All well and good. We decided that this one girl in our group (a senior) would do the design for the board, and the rest of us would just do whatever else there was.

Monday. I called one guy to see if he could come. No, soccer practice. Whatever, the other two still can. One (the senior) is at therapy, said they'd email me when they get back, sure. And the other hasn't contacted me. 6:30 PM, back from therapy. 7:00 PM, I go to their house, picking up a poster board along the way. And meanwhile I texted that other person asking when they'd come. It's 7 PM, they're part of the group and agreed that they'd do what they could, but of course it's easier to say, hey let's wait for everyone else in my group to decide on stuff and then contact me about it! Very cool, we all get to the senior's house to get the board done. I ended up doing most of the work because it was mainly computer graphic stuff, and they weren't able to start without it, and I was the only one that knew how, and it was good, finished the graphs that day. That other person promised they'd help more on Tuesday. Cool, fine.

Tuesday. It's 6. No contact. Again I called that one guy to see if he could come. No. Babysitting. Didn't tell me about it earlier. Well cool.

It's 7. No contact. I text that other girl about it. Was able to go earlier but now she's at band rehearsal, "I can go at 8:30 can you call that senior and ask if I can go that late?" I say no. (Why?). Dunno call her [insert number]. (I can't I'm at band rehearsal). Then I dunno.

I end up not going or contacting anyone else out of spite more than anything, because if I don't go then I can guilt that band girl to going out and helping on her own accord, as opposed to waiting to be called on for work. Hahah, see, I can force everyone to go and teach them all a lesson in the meanwhile! I'm so clever.

NO ONE SHOWED UP. My idea backfired and I ended up indirectly forcing the senior to do the rest of the work.

Fricking Christ. They both promised they'd show up today, they both said they were sorry on Monday that they weren't able to do much, and now today they just don't show up.

Really I don't get how people are able to throw around "sorry" and "promise I'll do it tomorrow" like it's nothing. And of course neither of them realized the problem, they came to school tomorrow and said "wow nice board etc". And it was a nice board. But they didn't help, even when they promised it, and they were downright shameless about it. One didn't even say anything (at all). The other complimented the board and neglected to feel any remorse for not doing shit. And meanwhile I felt shitty for not showing up, out of spite more than anything else. I bailed to show everyone else how they bailed, and they completely missed it.

-10 points for humanity.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Side Projects

First off, porting Wrapple to iPhone, a collab between me and Nick Carney. So look for it some time soon/later/next year/maybe sooner/probably later. Price is up in the air for now. Hopefully won't be too much.

More interesting: some WIPs.
Schrödinger's cat:




Hopefully I'll get the attention span to finish one of these.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Camp In Top 107-ish

Judging - Round One
In an awesome twist of luck, Camp managed to pass through the first elimination round for judging.

So happy. It'll probably get eliminated shortly afterwards, but I thought it was going to crash and burn. And it didn't.

*Pops a bottle of champagne, swirls it around, watches the foam fly in circles...*

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Web Design? Nein!

I really need to fix up this design, especially the banner. I hate that green alien, I f*cking hate it, it looked like a good idea when I made this website but now every day that I sign onto this blogger thing I see that alien and think it's annoying as all hell.

But maybe later, since I don't feel like designing tehwebs right now. Anyone feel like suggesting something? Not feeling creative.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Blueberry Garden

In my continuous procrastination attempt to not work on Camp I managed to play through the demo version of Blueberry Garden. The first time I played it it lagged, and thought, "bleh this sucks". Well it doesn't lag now, and I take that back x 100.

I highly suggest it for anyone trying to kill off some time.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Wow programming must suck.

Working on Camp, made a bunch of progress. Need to finish the game in four days in order to reach my deadline (to leave time for bug-testing and balancing).

I really hate this game though.

So annoying to work on, right now it's just sort of fixing up stuff. I think this is how corporate programmers feel. Sort of like setting up dominoes but with a deadline. Hate doing it but sort of have to. Wait that didn't make much sense.

Once I get this game done I'll try to get some more indie stuff up here. Meanwhile if you're bored (who isn't, life's not great), you should play some of Cactus's games. Been playing some of these and they rock, a lot. Only if you like that sort of stuff though, because if not you'd just be really bored.

Maybe I'll post a demo of Camp in the coming weeks. Ha.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Trying to pull my shit together.

Here's all I have so far. It's due in 20 days or so. C&C: Zero Hour isn't helping. Neither is the crapload of summer reading I haven't started. Ohchrist.

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Foreigner

Actually made a game, look at that. Was supposed to be a 3-hour competition between me and my friend but he finished in two and I finished in seven and a half...
Art game so don't expect much.

Arrow keys to move, Z to jump.


Sunday, July 25, 2010

Well hey.

Taking an online class at Duke University, will be busy over the rest of the summer. Hopefully I'll have some time to kill here, I'll try to post some betas and screenies of this game for this competition but meanwhile imma ramble.

Just saw Inception (the movie). Really happy someone made a movie like this because most movies screw up their perspectives and scales, and this one's perfect with it. Like movies will often use a societal basis. Dying = Bad, Being Nice = Good, bullshit like that. And no one ever really questions them, they just think you're retarded if you think otherwise.

Will hopefully post something more interesting next time.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Sketched this one today, not really happy with the back of the hand at all. Tried filling up the background with random photoshop filters. Sort of cheated actually, all the stuff that I couldn't draw I just shoved out of the window. Like the thumb. I can't draw thumbs.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010