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The "I Wish I Could Draw Like That" Award
Awarded by SonnyBone
on January 2, 2010
The problem with visual novels… is they go from impossible to screenshot, to finished in a very short period of time. D: Oh well!
So now I am as finished as I’ll get this weekend. I’m so relieved to have something mostly done, even if it is just tiny. Game is here.
Good luck to everyone else! NEVER GIVE UP!!!
First, starting the day with a very English breakfast of tea and coco pops!
I stayed up late to find out what the theme is, so I came up with an idea or two while going to sleep. I’m going to do the easier of the two, and just make a small visual novel for fun. If I had more energy I would make an irreverent clone of Arcventure, an archaeology educational game which was on the Archimedes when I was a kid (most notable for you being able to dig up poop in the viking version!) But as I don’t have the time or energy, a small vn is what I’ll aim for.
Okay, breakfast and all that out of the way. Time for some games!
I decided I would try and make a game in Unity for the first time, and evolution is a pretty damn scary theme to do that on. So I’m going to play it safe and boring. I can’t promise exciting gameplay, but I can try and make something nice. (This is as much about forcing myself to jump back into 3D as it is about learning Unity.)
Time for another cup of tea and to fire up 3DS Max. Good luck everyone!
Unfortunately, I’m going to have to call it a day and enter the jam, for one reason only:
Yes, it’s all her fault!
My game is about 80% done though. Just a shame I’m just that little bit too far away from finishing. (Approximately half my time is devoted to puppy, so I’m happy I did so much really.)
Good luck to everyone in the last few hours! GO GO GO!
Finally got my idea! Wrote some notes, only to be interrupted by puppy peeing on the carpet.
Yeah, work on that bone instead, puppy.
I decided before the compo started that I’d do a VN, no matter what. So ‘alone’ is not the greatest theme for that sort of game…. which just means it’s MORE fun! I’ve got a kind of room plan now, so I’m going to draw as many as I can, and start linking them up and putting stuff in them.
I’ve got the feeling that this game is too big. But it’s more because there’s lots of art, and less because there’s lots of writing. Well, let’s see what happens!
Too tired to post much about it though. I wish I’d been faster and had more time to spend on art. It’s a silly game too! Kind of a parody of too many things…
Being woken up way too early with back ache is not the best way to start LD. D: But at least it gave me time to think of ideas.
I didn’t want to do another visual novel (whyyy?) but it seems like it’s going to happen. Eep! I’m determined to get a game done as being the 20th LD, it feels more special and fancy and magical.
Good luck everyone! Make beautiful games! :3
I hit a horrible bug around half 4 today (well, more like a series of bugs) and gave up. But then realised what the solution was, and fixed it, too late for the compo. But I might be able to get it done for the jam
(If you’re wondering, the bug was dialogue… which you can see is fixed in the screenshot! ^o^ If only I had time to mess with the font…)