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Playable kinda…

Posted by
Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 1:42 pm

I finished writing my game at least, and it doesn’t crash. Yay! Art time is NOW! 😀



Posted by
Saturday, August 21st, 2010 2:48 pm

I feel ashamed of my lack of screenshot and blogging, but I have nothing but code right now! For shame!!! I have written half the text for my game though. 😀 Plan to start the art tomorrow, and try get as much text done as possible. This is going to be rough, but oh well! (Looks like I’m aiming for the jam anyway, if only for the extra time. Whoops! XD )

Late intent!

Posted by
Saturday, August 21st, 2010 3:30 am

Nothing to show as I’ve been writing notes. XD I decided no matter what the theme was, I would do something strange… So the most unlikely thing I could think of was a visual novel. 😀 So that’s what I’m going to make! Hoorah! It will have spies and things!

Oh, and good luck everyone! ^o^

Second game done: Needles

Posted by
Sunday, April 25th, 2010 5:21 pm



Apologies for the weirdo educational game 😀

There’s still time!

Posted by
Sunday, April 25th, 2010 3:24 pm

I have decided to make another game within the last couple of hours. XD Yes! Here we gooo!

Good luck finishing up, everyone! :3


Posted by
Sunday, April 25th, 2010 12:49 pm



Fun fun. It’s a bit simple, but hey. :) Hopefully there are no bugs… or only very small ones!

(No music. If I can’t have my ukulele, you can’t have music!)

Thank-you! It has been fun! XD

It’s closer to being finished than it seems!

Posted by
Sunday, April 25th, 2010 3:56 am

Current progress :3


FWIW, has health working (on a timer), ‘death’ (with respawn) and one island designed. Two more to go, and then it’s just a matter of plugging a few gaps and making it pretty! 😀 Argh, I need a name though!

(No chance for music – left my ukulele at home XD and no one would thank me for trying to record it in a cafe.)

Slow start is slow

Posted by
Saturday, April 24th, 2010 9:52 am

Started kinda slow. In the usual fashion, spent all my time on art… But because the islands are so large (and so so hand drawn) it took a bit longer to get anything playable. Next, GUI and design and more art! YAY!


My original plan for this was too big, and a bit… diluted. Making it simpler now, so it can be tighter (and get finished, perhaps with music, for once!)

Due to popular demand…

Posted by
Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 2:07 pm

…I updated my game to have diagonal movement too. (Linklink! And it is faster as well.)

But don’t worry, the main windows download on the entry page is still the old version. :)


Posted by
Sunday, December 13th, 2009 6:04 pm

I finished!

…Without music. :( I tried noodling on the guitar a little, but playing only electric guitars and getting RSI means I have neither callouses or strength for acoustic guitars anymore. XD

(I also apologise for the dialogue system. It’s clunky. I only figured out how to do it when it was too late today, and it wasn’t worth fixing when I could use the time making the levels better)

Yay XD

Two down, one to go

Posted by
Sunday, December 13th, 2009 7:09 am

Got another level done. Here’s hoping I can make the last and still do a bit of polishing!


Now I deserve a can of coke 😀

I was all ready to give up

Posted by
Saturday, December 12th, 2009 7:38 pm

…But then I shoved a really rubbish dialogue system it. It’ll do. It took 3 hours of frustration though! Argh!

I think I’m going to design the rest of the levels (level design is a bit shonky) and then… to bed! One level is completely finished though, so it’s not so bad.workinprogress02

I hope I get time to do music. :/ It’s looking unlikely at this stage, unfortunately. (Again, argh!)


Posted by
Saturday, December 12th, 2009 10:56 am

Must not give in to panic. Not already! Argh!

Got something working. Would like to make more than one level of this game. It’s being made in Construct, as I can’t code for toffee (still). You play the little guy with no legs (being cheap on the animation.)

Think I’ve gotta start working on dialogue. The map is done for this level, although it needs prettying up. Once the dialogue is done, the questy parts can go in. Phew!


Posted by
Saturday, December 12th, 2009 5:08 am

Ahh it’s a beautiful sunny day here for sitting inside and making games. XD

This is my mock-up of some tiles. Now, to chop ’em up and put them in a game. I wanna make three levels like this… I hope I have time!


I feel like I’m cheating a little, because I had an idea which would fit both holes and exploration… So I’m using it!

Finished! :D

Posted by
Sunday, August 30th, 2009 7:08 pm

I finished! I’m so happies! (And tired. It’s 3am here!)

My game has the dreadful pun title of ‘Miner Distraction’, being a minor distraction from the games I should be making. Hmm. Download is here: http://bentosmile.com/games/minerdistraction/ There’s no sound or anything I’m afraid, as I ran out of time. (My bad for trying to learn while doing this!)


Oh no…

Posted by
Sunday, August 30th, 2009 8:44 am

When all else fails and you’re out of ideas…


…flying whales! XD

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