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    About Carduus (twitter: @@CarduusHimself)

    Graphic artist surfaddict.
    I spend my time to create the best visuals i can for Procedural Activity.

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    Awarded by 01101101
    on August 26, 2013

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    OmfffFgg Enhanced version of Ultimate Wish In-cuuuming !

    Posted by (twitter: @@CarduusHimself)
    Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 5:59 am

    Yo bros
    Just some news from my ld 28 game  (yeah autopub-egotrip i know :D)
    I managed to remake my teleport engine !!!! (wohoo achievement)
    The compo version is near unplayable cause of the unprecize teleport system
    My nose is still bleeding with booleans, else, and other basics code for you but terribly advanced for my  tiny graphist brain :D
    be sure to test the compo version  by clicking this gif (beware bugs inside :D )

    bandicam 2013-12-15 17-43-31-254

    And here is the proto of my enhanced version aviable by clicking this gif
    click : shoot
    reclick :cancel shoot
    space : teleport (with bounce on, you only can TP if you did one bounce)

    ergonomy is not set up yet, am working on it.

    protoenhanced2next tasks :
    -> egronomy
    -> level design  n’puzzles
    -> FX uneleashed
    -> Music/sfx
    -> release the post compo Ultimate Wish only for your eyes :)

    XOXOXOXOXOXO BROOOS !

     

    OooOOoh Yearh i guess i can start making some levels !!!

    Posted by (twitter: @@CarduusHimself)
    Sunday, December 15th, 2013 10:02 am

    Hey !
    i finally could draw my game and put my gfx ingame after struggling hours with code :D

    bandicam 2013-12-15 17-43-31-254

    if i’m smart iç should start level design serioulsy, but… i need to draw mooore !!!
    I’m sure you guess that you ONLY GET ONE BUTTON TO PLAY MY GAME !
    GENIUS !

    OOOOOOWMY GOOOOOOD FIIIRST VISUAL YEAAH GRAAAPHICS BIIiiIItches !

    Posted by (twitter: @@CarduusHimself)
    Sunday, December 15th, 2013 2:20 am

    Hoy bros !
    after struggling 10 hours on collison here is a screen of my game.
    Am going to make the animations and other stuff.

    mockup

    And of course a prototype of gameplay
    PLAY MY PROTO HERE
    there is some issues in collisions because am a fucking noobie at scripting games (My second game ever) So.. if’ ure stuck just press enter to reload the scene :

    Actually controls are: arrow keys to move  and clic to shoot a ball.
    When the ball hit a wall you are teleported at the ball impact location.
    (yeah i know my english sucks, but i love you guys :) )
    I go back to work ! Good luck All !

    IT S ALIIIVE OMG OMG

    Posted by (twitter: @@CarduusHimself)
    Saturday, December 14th, 2013 1:05 am

    Hey dudes !
    here is the very first prototype of my game.
    Beware it’s crazy original, u’ll be stunned to see the 15825282824245072202 nd plateformer

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25181740/LD28/Game.html

    screen1
    I have my gameplay idea but it will be hard to fit with the theme !

    YEAH, AM IN B**CH!

    Posted by (twitter: @@CarduusHimself)
    Friday, December 13th, 2013 2:54 pm

    Second compo for me !
    CAN’T WAIT DUDES !
    waitiiing
    Am going again with STENCYL 3.0 for the real bros.
    ASEPRITE for the real dudes
    and.. i CANT WAIT THIS THEME OMF..HHh !

    Feather & Son

    Posted by (twitter: @@CarduusHimself)
    Sunday, September 1st, 2013 5:15 am

    Feather & Son

    banner
    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 :


    son_runoverlayWhat went right :

    -> 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 :D
    -> 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 !

    papas_idleWhat 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.

    screen

    monolythWhat’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 :D

    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 :D
    props2

     Play and rate Feather & Son 

    OMG OMG ITS ALIVE !!!

    Posted by (twitter: @@CarduusHimself)
    Sunday, August 25th, 2013 5:22 am

    My prototype is running very well, it’s hard for me to split my time between graph and code, i need more instance of myself :D
    Here is a screen shot :)
    screen

    am f*****g in !

    Posted by (twitter: @@CarduusHimself)
    Friday, August 23rd, 2013 5:28 pm

    Hi there!
    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 !
    Untitled-1

    I’ll work with Stencyl, Photoshop, Asesprite.

    Check the previous games i worked on as an “artist” :

    -> /follow jam with 01101101
    -> Exposed with 01101101
    -> Promoted with 0110111
    -> Demon Quest with Thorvald
    -> Swimming fool with Blackmagic

    XOXOXOXOXO !

    Demon Quest

    Posted by (twitter: @@CarduusHimself)
    Friday, December 21st, 2012 11:16 am

    Hi people!
    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 :D
    -> 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 :D

    Check OST by Mathal here :

    Track1
    Track2

    new PNJ : meet the groom

    Posted by (twitter: @@CarduusHimself)
    Sunday, December 16th, 2012 10:33 am

    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 :)

    Last BG in progress

    Posted by (twitter: @@CarduusHimself)
    Sunday, December 16th, 2012 5:52 am

    Fewww… i am so slooooow and tired, nevertheless i could get some sleep and my art is a bit better than this last night…

    1 Background left :D

    Posted by (twitter: @@CarduusHimself)
    Sunday, December 16th, 2012 3:05 am

    Here is our second background and a preview of GUI, you may see that we are on an old school point’n click

    And the final version of this background :

    Don’t forget to get an ear on Mathhal’ music for our game :

    ->Reception theme<-

    ->Main Theme<-

    OST Track 2 : Receptionist Theme

    Posted by (twitter: @@CarduusHimself)
    Saturday, December 15th, 2012 6:12 pm

    I hope you will enjoy this musical work of Mathhal.

    –>CLICK HERE<–

    We are really proud of our musician!

    You can also Listen the first track here

    Hey i juste met her, and this IS CRAZYYYYY !!!

    Posted by (twitter: @@CarduusHimself)
    Saturday, December 15th, 2012 5:29 pm

    Here is our Hotel Receptionist, i’can’t imagine what you will do to her :


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