Graphic artist surfaddict.
I spend my time to create the best visuals i can for Procedural Activity.
About Carduus (twitter: @@CarduusHimself)
Graphic artist surfaddict.
The Game Maker
Awarded by 01101101 on August 26, 2013
Here is my entry for this LD 27.
I’m a graphic artist , but this time i did my game alone with Stencyl, my very first game it’s a kind of achievement to me
It is not perfect, but it is done i hope you’ll enjoy it even if some levels are very toughs.
Post Mortem :
-> I finally dare to make this LD on my own, alone, with me and myself ! A great experience, an awesome free feeling to do whatever i want without any argumentation while being obliged to deal with problems without any help.
-> Stencyl : Omg this soft is awesome for code noobies like me, i learned Atan2, how to use properly boolean variables and stuff like this, if i knew how much Maths could be fun , i’m sure i could have been a better student
-> i really enjoy level design !
-> Beeing IRL with my videogame teamates 01101101, Deepnight, Benjamin, Killou…
-> Deepnight’s heroe’s come back after giving up 4hours ago.
-> MY FIRST GAME FFS !
What went wrong :
-> I was very slow to code my game, only 5h to make some GFX, it’s is a bit frustrating for a graphic artist
-> No sound T_T
-> Not enough time to make the narrative part of my game.
-> Using font in stencyl : OMG OMG no letter spacing, a weird way to draw text, I really struggle with it. i wasted a lot of time to fail on that part.
-> Deepnight and Benjamin gave up very soon.
What’s next :
Sir Rezoner worked on a beautiful soundtrack for the enhanced version of Feather & Son.
this guy is awesome, and gave me a lot of energy to finish my game properly. Am now working on it with pleasure !
You have to play his game
If you like this stuff, stay tune and be sure to play Feather & Son enhanced, with narrative, new GFX and levels and of course, an awesome moody soundtrack by Rezoner.
PS : My english scares, i apologize for that, hope your eyes are not bleeding to much
this time i go solo for the fisrt time and for my very first game !
I Used to Jam because am a graphic artist, and as a graphic artist code usually makes my nose bleeding a river.
And you know what, am scared shitless !!!! But it’s awesome dudes !
I’ll work with Stencyl, Photoshop, Asesprite.
Check the previous games i worked on as an “artist” :
we are proud to present our creation made at the Jam in 72 hours.
Playable and ratable ->HERE<-
We hope that you enjoy point and click, anyway we love design it with my team: Mathal Thotor and I.
puzzles comes from Thotor twisted mind, so if you are stuck and cannot find the solution, or have not many times to rates many games ( ) Thotor set up a Walkthrough but but this is not recommended, it’s up tou you
What went good:
-> The challenge to make a point & click quicly was very exctiting, our graphist (me :D) has never played those kind of game, so this was a real discovery, Hopefully Thotor is a real Point&clickhoolic
-> Music, Mathal makes us terrific soundtracks in no time, it was great to work with it in the ears
-> Code… Sooooo fast, Thotor is a real machine, our engine made from scratch was ready in 5 hours.
-> Character design and animation, it is really my favourite work, and, the result is not too bad compared to the time it took me to make.
-> We finished in time, with some bugs, but in time!
What went wrong:
-> A lot of work, both in graph and code, we have not spent enough time on storytelling that is the soul of this kind of gameplay.
-> Some mistakes on ergonomy (using items, Pathfinding)
-> So much graphs to do! i was late from the begining to the end, I have not been able to do all the planned content, plus, i had to go very fast so some background are not very nice, I am more comfortable at pixel art than HD
-> Some planed features missing, and some crashes.
-> Unfortunately, Mathhal was not with us IRL to compose music.
Nevertheless, we really hope you’ll enjoy playing at Demon Quest!
We planned to finish the Enhanced version this week-end with more features and surprises
Check OST by Mathal here :
Hi there, am actually very late, nevertheless i take some time to show you a new PNJ : The Groom, a young asshole, spending his day to play on his smartphone
Fewww… i am so slooooow and tired, nevertheless i could get some sleep and my art is a bit better than this last night…
Here is our Hotel Receptionist, i’can’t imagine what you will do to her :
Finally, i can go to sleep, my brain is like a sponge
See you later !
We are On Fire !
Here is the first SoundTrack from our game composed by Matthal :
I am too slow, but some graphic stuff are in progress:
Here is a crappy preview of our demonic semigoat heroe
I need to go fassteeeerrrr !!!!!
So much things to do….
Thotor’s Engine is ready soon !
Matthal is on music.
Here is the first Artwork of our Game, we don’t know his name yet, but he is our “villain” and soon the character you will able to play
Hope you’ll like it
From Left to Right :
PoPoPOoooooPopOpoooo!!! Good luck everyone ! GOOOOoAAAAtttttt FTW!