Entry #25

The Journey Begins

2016-01-15 02:15:11 by HeroPower

It is about time I did a new post. I don't know how many people actually read these, but for those of you that do I appreciate it :)

2016 baby! New year, new me! ...Fuck that... Just saying that put a bad taste in my mouth haha But seriously, 2016 is going to be an awesome year for me. Or so I hope. I haven't completed a game since August of 2014, but I'm hoping to change that this year. School has been my #1 time sink in life but that is slowly changing as I am almost done with my program. Luckily, I still found time to work on improving my programming skills and build several prototypes - none of which were worth pursuing beyond that stage haha - but I so sorely miss working on a game from beginning to completion. 

Currently I am working on a side project currently called Harmony. It's a simple flash game and it is actually my first game to feature any kind of story haha Working on it has been a great AS3 refresher for me and a "wonderful" reminder of the issues that come with making a game within Flash. I recently finished wrapping up all of the story elements and key events and would say that 70% of the core engine is finished. Due to its simplicity the programming for the game should be finished relatively soon. The art assets....not so soon. I don't practice creating art all that often and I've never been very good at it. For this game I'm going to make my first attempt at pixel art...wish me luck! I tried finding an artist to work with but couldn't find the right one for this project. So for now... 


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Isn't it BEAUTIFUL!!!  ....Ok. Fine. It is just placeholder art while I test code.

I was also recently reached out to by @DanielCotorogea with an offer to create a game with him. I think it is going to be a fun project and simple enough to manage with everything else I have going on. I've only worked with an artist one other time before and, while that game didn't work out, it was great working on a project with someone else besides Me, Myself, and I. For the most part, I'm taking a backseat as a game designer and will just be the programmer for the game which, honestly, will be kind of nice for a change. 

Lastly, I am slowly developing a small prototype for a 3D horror game in Unity. I've been using Unity and learning C# over the past year or so through my schooling and I do quite enjoy it. It's a lot of fun working on this project but one that I will be pacing myself on. I'm hoping to complete the prototype sometime between June and August....this summber basically.

Well... If you managed to read all of this you are awesome ^_^ I am going to start doing these blogs on a biweekly basis. I also started up some social media sites as well for my work because....why the hell not! So if you're bored you can go check them out and say hi if you want to. Or not. Either way I love you in that non-creepy kind of way.


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DanielCotorogeaDanielCotorogea

2016-01-15 13:33:49

Good luck with your plans my friend and let's hope we'll make a decent game together ! :D


WondermeowWondermeow

2016-02-24 22:22:42

HI Dude,

Figure I stop by and see how you were doing keep up the good work I look forward to seeing your master piece mate ^^.

Kind regards,

Wondermeow

HeroPower responds:

Hey there Wondermeow! I've been pretty busy due to my college studies but I'm still plugging away at the games I mentioned. An artist here on NG actually offered to partner up with me on my game so that is awesome news! That said, before this happened I told DanielCotorogea that I would spend most of my time programming his game so mine is on a bit of hold for the time being. Nonetheless, the projects are still happening and should hopefully all be done within the coming months :)

How's your creative projects coming along?


WondermeowWondermeow

2016-02-25 00:11:37

That's great mate really happy for you should turn out pretty awesome ^^. Myself I just finish up all the art for 2 games one for PS4 a small rap game and another which I'm not sure where its going to be on about a big monster gorilla, lol.

Besides that currently working on my first music video about a goldfish still a lot of work to do maybe another month or 2 before I finish it. Keep up the good work mate look forward to your new posts ^^.

Kind regards,

Wondermeow

HeroPower responds:

Sorry for the late response. That's awesome you are staying busy and doing lots of stuff ^_^ You will have to let me know what games you worked on and when they are published whenever you are allowed to talk about them so I can check them out :)


BarzonaBarzona

2016-03-09 11:21:03

Glad you're still working on stuff. I know the frustration of having not released anything for a long time, despite all the work we put in. Hope to see some of your cool progress.

HeroPower responds:

Thanks buddy. Yeah the struggle is real. Just watched the video on your blog: It's awesome that you are still working on that game with the little robot and conveyor belts! Looking forward to seeing the finished product ^_^


WondermeowWondermeow

2016-03-09 20:52:32

Will do bro ^^