I make games by myself as Maxim Schoemaker (which is my actual name :P) and with a friend of mine as Sir Realism (sir-realism.com)
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So yeah, Soul Searchin’ placed 4th overall :O which is a score I’m pretty pleased about ^^ thanks everyone who rated my entry!
I’ve decided to continue working on this game and to try and publish it. The new version’s got:
- A new world: the world of Fears (*tam tam taam!*)
- 2 new pieces of music (one for the world of Desires and one for the world of Fears)
- Better controls.
- A more haunting ending.
- And general small fixes :3
The post-compo version is as good as done. Right now, I’m looking for play testers who want to help me make this game even better and iron out the last little quirks.
Interested? Shoot me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org!
I was going to write this yesterday, but the server got really slow cause everyone was submitting their entries. Anyway, I finished my game an hour before the deadline! ^^
Check it out over here:
So yeah, I had a blast. LD was amazing and I’m totally joining the next one! :3
It’s time for a little break. If you’re interested here’s what I’ve got until now:
Be right back :3
I thought I’d figured something out for the graphical style, but it turned out to be stupid. So I’ve decided to stick with the style I previously had which is just black boxes (more colours coming soon ). Anyway, the game now has about 6 levels, go check it out:
Also, a brand new screenshot! Cause I know you lov em :3
It’s time for me to have a little lunch break!
It’s time for sleep. Good night! ^^
Hell yes! I’m makin’ them levels y’all!
Here’s a link to the latest build if you’re interested:
Or just look at this screenshot if you don’t have that much time (I know I don’t!)
So, I just had a trip to the supermarket on my longboard. Sadly enough I hadn’t realized the world outside my house was dark, rainy, wet and disgusting (typically Dutch -_-). Result: my longboard is now dirty
Luckily some happy things occurred too. I am now in the possession of more food ^^. Here’s a picture of what I bought:
A loaf of bread, 2 bags of Casave Crisps, a Pizza and a little bucket of Fillet American ^^
Time to eat that pizza and then back to work!
Things have been going pretty smooth ^^. I think my main mechanism of shrinking into smaller worlds works now. If you’re interested try it out:
Arrow keys to move. ‘A’ to shrink/unshrink.
(You can shrink down one level per room)
Everything works pretty fine until you reach about the 20th level. My guess is that you run out of float or double or long spaces (whatever as3 uses as ‘Number’ <- blegh!) causing stuff to go wrong. But I’ll figure out a way to solve that ^^.
Now it’s time to get myself some din dins :3
As the title says, my game’s mechanics up to now work! It’s insane, the more I tried to fix the whole shrinking thing the more I felt like it would never work and then *snap* it did ^^. You can now run around in a level, shrink yourself to 1/5th and then enter a new level that was originally too small for you to enter :O
Here’s a screenshot:
Also, I’ve decided on a name: Soul Searchin.
I said I was going to set up a live stream. Sadly enough I hadn’t figured out how that works before LD, so after half an hour of frustration I decided to drop the idea. Then I tried making a timelapse with Camstudio, but it made my mouse flicker, so I decided that was stupid too. Result, no recording of my work whatsoever. Oh well…
Luckily I did get some work done ^^. You now have a character that can walk through a room. And when you hold ‘A’ you shrink to 1/5 of your size and the world around you us huge. Releasing ‘A’ makes you grow back to normal size.
Now, to add new levels!
Allright, so here’s what I did up until now. The problem is that I live in the Netherlands, so for me LD started at 3 o’clock in the morning on Saturday. I decided to stay up Friday night until the theme was announced but I had nothing to do until then, so I asked a friend over and we smoked some weed :3. When it was 3 o’clock we heard about the theme and came up with the weirdest game idea ever: You are a man who’s doing some soul searching. So you go into your own brain. Inside there it’s like a sidescrolling platformer. But the twist is that inside every level there is the next level at 1 10th the size and you’ve got the power to shrink yourself to 1 10th the size to enter the next level. The idea is that you keep digging deeper and deeper in your brain to find your deepest desire. And while you do that you walk around in constantly smaller and smaller worlds.
After coming up with that I went to bed. Today I woke up at noon, so I guess I missed quite some time (10 hours :O). But I’ll be fine :3
For now I’ll be lunching and setting up a twitch tv live stream and after that it’s time for some heavy coding ^^