It’s a little lonely down here in the game dev bunker sometimes. But, if you want the fruits that come along with makinge games like it’s the end of the world, you must strictly adhere to the concept of there being no one left but you and lots of radiation.
I slept maybe a little longer than I’d have liked, but as I don’t have a time machine to correct things, I must just use it to motivate me to work harder.
So the agenda for today is fleas. I am very tempted to work on blood effects, since I will have tiny zombified fleas in search of brains. If you are gnawing through a human noggin, blood is going to happen.
But, first i think i need to focus on their motivation. If they never have a unquenchable thirst for brains, they will not likely become ravenous enough to make this game worthwhile for the gaming community. So I will first create a victim class, who will be a shape of little definition. I will place a boolean property in the class named “hasBrains”, and I will most assuredly make sure that the flea class is capable of knowing the status of said variable.
I am thinking to start that I will focus on just having them use proximity to a brain carrier to determine their likelyhood of attacking.
Now… fully rested, I am feeling confident that I can train fleas to like brains. There are so many things i thought about while drifting off to sleep last night. One being — should I go with sloped terrain ? or a tile engine ? I’m leaning towards sloped, but… but we shall see.
I’ve scoped out more of the competition today as well. My opinion is they seem far too comfortable to be successful in this environment. I like imagining them OUTSIDE this bunker in the radiation. I see pictures of food that’s nicely prepared and laid out on a table with napkins and silverware. This kind of imagery has no place in game development, you need hunger. You need whats at the end of the journey — that’s what you are fighting for. Beer is only allowed because it can help temper the pain of serious game development.
So keep eating your muffins and other baked goods i say. Keep taking a timeout to stir fry some healthy food. Keep on taking pictures of your spreads of various delectables. Have you ever seen a picture of shigeru miyamoto with a fork and knife in his hands or with crumbs on his shirt ??? cmon people. You guys are making zelda clones with a fork and spoon.. this man paved the way by resisting such things. So while you are churning out another zelda, this man is going delirious from hunger and coming up with another stellar concept for you to copy!!!
Ok, if I don’t stop here, I’ll most likely be blatantly trolling again in no time. — by the way, is it trolling if you post taunts in your own updates… as opposed to as a comment on someone elses post ? I should probably not risk it, but I’m so close to calling out some of these meal driven developers. waka – waka.