From LD entry to “real” game

Posted by (twitter: @Bownly)
June 10th, 2017 12:58 pm

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Come play the prologue to 2017’s best Picross/RPG hybrid video game, Frogicross!

Frogicross started its life as PiX RPG (pronounced: Picross RPG), my entry for MiniLD 63. The theme was fusion, and the game was designed to be a fusion of Picross and old-school JPRGs like Dragon Quest and Mother. You can check out my original post about it here.

I quickly fell in love with the game and concept, and I wanted to continue development on it. Despite that, I would only ever pluck away at a feature or two for a few days every month or so. I had the drive, but I had no concrete artistic direction, leading to the aforementioned sporadic dev schedule. It wasn’t until about 1 month ago that I decided to finally sit down to work out a plan to crank out a playable prologue build. And yesterday I uploaded said build to gamejolt. Play it here.

I’m a coder first and foremost, so scraping together enough art/audio proved to be very difficult for me. Heck, even map design and plot structure was a challenge. So if you, the reader, are skilled in any of those fields and you want to collaborate with me on the continued development of Frogicross, hit me up. Preferably on twitter, where my handle is also @bownly. I don’t do any social medias, but I already have a twitter account, so I might as well use it.

Oh, and I would be remiss if I ended this post without the classic final shill plug. Play Frogicross here and perhaps feel inclined to rate the game a full 5 staridoos. :^)


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