SnowFox #845

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SnowFox 23 days ago

Sooooo sad I didnt have time to put an entry in for this Alakajam :( Unfortunately I was struck with sudden food poisoning, and have been out for over a week. I look forward to playing the entries that everyone else submitted though!

Better luck next time for me :(.

SnowFox a month ago

Life has its twists and turns. In my case, it dropped me off the side of the road to roll me off a cliff.

Things I couldn't avoid got in the way all day. I haven't worked on it since yesterday, and I don't think I'll have anything remotely interesting before the deadline. So, I'm not gonna worry about it. I plan to work on it tomorrow all day and hope I have something for the Unranked submissions.

Hope everyone is doing well with their own projects!

Best of Luck!

SnowFox a month ago

I've found my idea! Mage vs elemental demons!

It's gonna be a 2D shooter where player are attacked by monsters of different elemental types, and the player must change magic types to defeat them! Got the mechanics working and some silly monster designs in mind! Hopefully I'll have time to submit!!
Preview video:

SnowFox a month ago

Awesome! Spell casting! I'm finally home and ready to begin!…And I have no clue what I'm gonna make!

Looks like tonights just gonna be brainstorming before bed :(

SnowFox a month ago

Oh how life loves getting in the way of my game making :(. I will be participating but I won't have the full three days to work. Still, I will submit whatever I can!

SnowFox 2 months ago

Slowly working on my little platformer. Trying to tweak the difficulty is a bit tough, but I think I have enough hazards to keep the player busy. If I have time I might work on powerups before the deadline!

SnowFox 3 months ago

Having a blast coding this weekend. Hard to believe that the simplest things could be so hard to code.

Like trying to get bullets to fire on a consistant velocity. That took me a good few hours to figure out. Stretching my math muscles was a welcome change.

Not sure how to post pics or vids of my progress, but I just posted what I've made on my Twitter account! Then you'll see the meaning of my post's title! hehe.

SnowFox 3 months ago

Just took a look at the theme for this months jam. I don't tend to play many Hyper-Casual games, but I'm familiar with my temple runs, flappy birds and such. I think I already know what I want to do, and it stems from a project I did way back when I was using GameMaker Studio.

I'd created the basics of an endless runner, with moving platforms where a player had to jump from platform to platform to gather coins. As the player score got higher, new obstacles would spawn like turrets on platforms and rotating saw blades.

With GameMaker, I managed the basics, but never finished it and never got to add the obstacles I wanted.

That being said, I am currently using Unity, so I basically have to start from scratch.

In a month though? Hope I can pull it off!

SnowFox 3 months ago

Welp, November was an interesting month. Participated in Nanowrimo and got away with 23000 words. Less than half the goal, but no matter. Pretty happy I was able to churn that much out in that short time.

December has been the month of relax, especially now with that holiday right around the corner.

It's time to get back into game dev. I imagine my coding skills are a bit rusty after such a long hiatus, but I hope it will come back to me in time for the next Kajam.

I'm looking forward to stretching my coding muscles once more.

SnowFox 5 months ago

As a beginning developer, the idea that I could market anything I have created is utterly ludicrus to me. It's not that I have anything against marketing, but rather I don't feel comfortable marketing any of my projects.

They're all kinda crap, and I know it. Fun, sure, but not worth a penny in my opinion. That's probably my pride talking right there, but it's a feeling I can't quite get over.

So, I won't be taking on this November challenge. Maybe next time.

Mean time, I intend to take a break for coding as Nanowrimo has started up again, and I plan to take the challenge. I'm a huge fan of games with great stories, so I feel that this will be great practice.

Good luck to everyone taking on the November challenge, and make that sweet sweet lettuce.

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# Game Score Date
Boostone Tomb!
by tsjost
172 October 16th 2018