Sunday, February 27, 2011

Busy Month

Sleep levels are at an all time low.

Finished Mono for the YoYo Games Rapid Development Competition, where you make a game in 4 hours. Theme was "Black and White." Landed 5th place.

Also finished a game called Neo-Retro for another Rapid Development Competition, with the theme being "Retro." It sucked. Sucked so much that I don't even have a YYG link to it. It still placed in 2nd, somehow.

Pannenkoekenhuis tied for 5th place with a grand total of one vote in the GMC Jam.

Entered Pannenkoekenhuis and Retroplat into the Team Dark Tomorrow Contest, Retroplat placing 4th. Was originally going to polish up Camp, but it was way too buggy and I quit.

Also made a half-game called Quasifluid for the Game Jolt Inventions Competition but I got bored halfway and stopped.

Currently prototyping a procedurally-generated SHMUP where bullet patterns are randomly generated. Looking sort of stupid, in a glitchy, hey-I'm-a-program-and-I'm-going-to-hijack-one-of-your-system-functions sort of way.


I think I'm going to lay off indie game design for a while.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

College Emails Spam

Well I'm getting spammed with college emails. Rather than inb4rage on them I'm picking out their subject lines out-of-context.

Most likely to assassinate me: "You're on my list, Roy!" (Fordham University)
Most melancholic: "Trying to reach you ... please respond?" (Swarthmore College)
Stalker much?: "Since you're online, please read" (Drexel University)
Most likely to be a line from Watchmen: "They are people who deal in big ideas..." (Lyle School of Engineering)
Most... what?: "Our alums show up in a big way to help you succeed" (Colgate University)
Best attempt at a guess: "How are you mapping out your search for a college home - on a napkin?" (University of Chicago)
Most openly racist: "Be Decisive. Choose Rice." (Rice University) (Yes, I am Asian).
Most confused about Darwinian theories: "Roy, Your Evolution at Rutgers Begins Today." (Rutgers University)

Good night.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Finished a game for the GMC Jam: Pancakes. The title means "Pancake House" in Dutch.


Made in 72 hours. Scrapped two projects until I managed to get to this (was originally a SHMUP, then a 3D city destroyer, then this). First time trying to make dubstep music and I'm pretty proud of that.

Here's a timelapse, though it's not very good:

Meanwhile, going to fix up the Games page of this blog sometime later. When I feel like it.

Let's play a game. "How long will it take thatsnail to finish updating the games page?" Place your bets.