A little story before we begin. I seem to recall the debate between warm blooded and cold blooded dinosaurs beginning when I was a kid. I was seriously in the cold blooded camp because dinosaurs were cold blooded. What do you expect from a kid? Good reasoning? Anyways, that all ended for me in the …
Two years since I’ve done one of these. Two. Years. Hard to believe that I could go so long without saying “The Hell…!?” at something. God that was a nice period.
Once there was a mother who wanted to pull a harmless prank on her husband. She would teach her very young and innocent son to respond to two questions. To "how old is Mommy?" the hapless pawn would say "Nineteen!" while to "How old is Daddy?" he would say "Forty four!" The second part was …
Don't let the radio silence fool you. I'm still plugging away at Goblinstomper!, working towards that silly goal of having Act One, Phase One done sometime in July. Today I put the finishing touches on the cut scene that replaces the Deleted Scene. It's got everything, from more characterization than before to giving (mild) control to the Player over our Heroes's fates. Really pleased with it, and more than ready to move on to the next task.
There is, though, a small story connected to this. One that I'll relate to you now.
With everything in this game, I'm the chief Playtester. I need to know what works and what doesn't so that I can fix it, or, failing that, replace it with something less broken. This is crucial with the cut scenes, as there are so many moving parts. It's easy to mess up.[…]
I seriously, seriously don't understand WordPress. I'm sitting here, minding my business, trying to write a lighthearted little post, right? I finish my first paragraph, hit enter to start the next, and notice something: The next paragraph isn't indenting. No matter what I do, I can't get it to indent. Of course you notice now …
One of the... I dunno, features? of RPG Maker MV is that it will put down shadows for you next to whatever walls you set up on the map. These shadows, to my mind, give a certain depth and reality to the map.
I'm still here, still working on various projects. For the record.[…]