I also made a post on the site about some game-related crowdfunding campaigns I’m interested in, so check them out, too! I’ll try to get the word out, even during my internet hiatus.
A sci-fi action platformer for 1-4 players blending run-and-gun gameplay with strategic campaigns. (PC/Mac/Linux and Wii U)
The Hive Jump campaign ends tonight! It’s a 2-D multiplayer sci-fi run-and-gun game with dynamically-lit pixel art. Yes, the pixel art lighting changes in real time, based on the Sprite Lamp engine you may have seen demos for a while back. Help it hit a few stretch goals if you can spare the money!
(note: this is cobbled from a massive brain dump I just crapped on Twitter, but slightly improved. Slightly.)
Say, ever felt like Sam Neill when he walked out of the hospital at the end of “In the Mouth of Madness?” I do. Right. F***ing. Now.
Repeated because that’s me **points up there**
Don’t worry, I’ll bring sprites when I come back, unless the internet itself dies in a fire first. Never can tell, really.
Yes, and we appericate your efforts but…
According to our critique’s you don’t exist.
So apparently we got an article written about us, I’d link to it, but that would only encourage more traffic which would cause people to write more hit pieces. And the next time I’m not going to be angry enough to write a funny response.
So the problem with considering women as being equal is…
I usually don’t post my crappy sprite linework before putting the sprite in an update, but I had to explain why I was caught off guard by what I finally noticed in the reference sprites. Look at J’s head. Notice anything… odd?
I’ve been staring at Final Fight sprites for an untold amount of years, but never noticed that J’s bandana is in his standing sprite. I just checked in the Obj. Pattern Test mode in WinKawaks (hold F11 + jump during the warning screen as the rom boots up) and it’s almost 50/50 of whether or not the bandana is there. Personally, I think having that bit of blue adds some excellent color balance. Plus, separating the skin and blond hair tones makes sprites better, IMHO.
J’s face looks too plain in my sprite line work, so I’ll try to fix that along with the crappy arms. I’m not sure if I’ll have enough color space to make a red-haired version of J possible within the 16-color limit, but I’ll try.
From the Out of My Fever Dreams Department comes a recently-unearthed copy of Chubby Checker — yes, the guy who sang The Twist — singing a song about Dig Dug.
This cassette tape was recently unearthed by Matt Osborne, son of former Atari vice president Don Osborne, who unfortunately passed away in 1983. The song itself was technically used in a commercial, but without Checker. Why this recording exists — and why his vocals weren’t used in the final product — are unfortunately lost to history.
My father, Don Osborne, was Vice President of ATARI at the time and he brought this home one day for us to listen to. I’m not sure how I actually ended up with it, but he may have lent it to me and I just never gave it back or he never asked for it to be returned. The only info that I have about it was that ATARI had envisioned a somewhat ‘50’s styled take on the song, inspired, in part, by Chubby Checker’s hit “The Twist.” At the time that I’d heard the song and had got possession of the tape, it was fully intended that Chubby’s song would be used in the final commercial. It’s been over 30 years, that and I was about 13 at the time, so details are fuzzy, but I remember my father being extra excited that Chubby was involved in the project and had great things to say about having met him. After that, I don’t recall why his sone was eventually dropped in leu of the one in the final cut of the commercial. The only thing that makes sense is that Chubby might have appealed to a much older audience and not the one that the commercial was targeted towards, so they eventually choose a younger representation for the band singing the song. Still, try going online and digging up any history, or even a mention of Chubby’s involvement, and you will find very little. I’d love to know more myself, so please share if you find anything out.
Drops TONIGHT! Fundrazr backers have bonus tracks coming! All proceeds go to tour costs. WHY? 1 USD = .59 GBP. Ouch. Cop! https://random.bandcamp.com/album/the-otherworld-ep #uk #tour
Here’s work-in-progress shots of some things I worked on today instead of relaxing today. Yes, I suck at using Blender, but I’m tryin’ over here.
Reblogging because both things are ScrollBoss-related.
Sen’s new design. From my story/game/novel/possible comic, Project Sen.