About KoryWazHere

I am a game designer at Blitz Games Studios, working for the Blitz 1UP programme, doing our best to help the indie gaming scene (www.blitz1up.com). Also trying to make my own indie games in my spare time (just for fun).

I haven’t taken part in a game Jam yet but hope to this December (life permitting) =)


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Ludum Dare 19

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The "Giving Lots of Awards" Meta-Award
Awarded by Henry McLaughlin
on December 17, 2010

KoryWazHere's Archive

Givin it a pop

Posted by
Friday, April 26th, 2013 2:39 am

I have no idea how much time I’ll get for this but I’ll try to get something done… Potato

Happy Path update – Video and IndieDB

Posted by
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 2:52 am

The Happy Path now has a video =D

Warning: contains spoilers

I also got a game page up on IndieDB for this and future projects in the series. Check it out :)

Happy Path – Global Game Jame 2011

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Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 11:14 am

This year I took part in Global Game Jam 2011 at Birmingham University hosted by IndieCity.

This is my game: http://www.thefunkvan.com/

Global Game Jam 2011 - Happy Path - KoryWazHere : www.TheFunKVan.Com

For a while now I’ve wanted to experiment with narrative game design. Using the world to tell a story and breaking the 4th wall. Also speed modelling and texturing. I pretty much got to do it all with this project and am really happy with the results.

Created using Unity 3D, Blender 3d and photoshop…2D ;P

Enjoy 😀

Global Game Jam starts tonight

Posted by
Friday, January 28th, 2011 7:49 am

The first 4 letters of analytics

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Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 6:10 am

I’m a big fan of the analytics so I thought I’d share a few. I also wanted to share this clever comment from a guy named Mario… and a princess named peach…

(comedy gold that)

Up until LD19 I never really used my site. As such, I had no views. What that means is that every view since the start of LD19 has come through this website from my LD entry. If you head over to http://www.thefunkvan.com/ now this is what you will see:

And if you dig into google analytics this is what you will see:

Great stuff

Happy new year everybody =)

40 and climbing

Posted by
Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 6:27 am

I’ve managed to plow through and rate 40 games most of them today. I’ve got a headache of gaming joy now =)

…Time to stop for a bit I think. Atleast until after I have some edibles ;P

Timelapse – …You Are A Duck!

Posted by
Sunday, December 19th, 2010 6:54 pm

Timelapse complete: The making of …You Are A Duck!

LD19 Timelapse compo 48hrs KoryWazHere …You Are A Duck!

I failed in my attempt to embed the video in this post – any help is appreciated =)

The Snow of Ludum Dare 19

Posted by
Sunday, December 19th, 2010 6:02 pm

This was day 1

Doneish – …You Are A Duck!

Posted by
Sunday, December 19th, 2010 2:09 pm

…You Are A Duck!

Available on the following formats:

Windows | OS/X | Web | Source

Discover the world as a duck on roller blades… Collect coins. Dodge baddies. Escape with your pants on if you dare!

Created with:

  • Unity
  • Photoshop
  • Blender

Spent half of today just doing work which I then threw away =P

Wife says it’s time to stop so it looks like the game is as done as it’s going to get.

Enjoy =)

I don’t have a Mac. So, if you want to test it for me please do. I would appreciate it =)

Test game ready

Posted by
Thursday, December 16th, 2010 8:03 am

Getting close and I wanted to make sure my pipeline was working. So, I spent an hour throwing this little “game” together. Feel free to have a play. I want to be fully prepared so I can just focus on making my LD19 entry =D

(I now know I suck at scripting in Unity – more practice needed)

Play “Nudge” on “www.TheFunkVan.com

It seems that all is working fine but if you have any problems please let me know.

I should probably throw in some google analytics code to track visits and bounces (etc) but for now can you just leave a comment if it breaks with some details on your system and browser.

Thanks =)

Update: Analytics now added. If something doesn’t work please still let me know. Thanks again =D

Setting up “The Office”

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Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 2:25 pm

Spent an hour today clearing the desk in the spare bedroom and setting up where I’ll be working this weekend. It’s still missing food and drinks but everything else is pretty much there.

updates, I’m all set up =D

Software now installed on a new windows profile:

  • Unity
  • Blender
  • Gimp (at least until I find my Photoshop disk) Photoshop
  • Sculptris (no plans on using this really but figured I might as well)
  • chronolapse
  • sfrx

Still to install:

  • Time Lapse video capture stuff
  • Photoshop (if I can find it)
  • Dr.Peter audio thingy (just in case I get some spare time)

Currently wishing i had a better computer but happy none-the-less :)


Posted by
Friday, December 10th, 2010 6:30 am

Sooo, I’m now thinking my entry for LD19 will be 3D. I spent some time yesterday watching tutorials on blender 2.5 and wow they’ve made some great improvements on the interface since the last time I used it. It still seems far from perfect but I have to applaud their efforts. I’m looking forward to having a play. It’s great to see that the 3D view is finally the default =)

I need to spend some time with that and run through the Unity tutorials again before the date so I’m not feeling too rusty. With work and all it will be a tight fit but I’m looking forward to the challenge =)

I’m also looking forward to voting on themes this Sunday! My current favourites are Architecture and Loneliness or any other theme that gives me an excuse to just build a level and not worry too much about the game mechanics ;P

If we end up doing something like procedural I’ll have to fall back to Game Maker since I would have no idea how to do that sort of thing in Unity. Maybe for LD20 ;P

As it’s Friday I hope you all have a nice weekend!

Update: Another couple tutorial videos in and I am now completely sold on Blender 2.5 – huge improvements. I am so pleased =D

Tools for poodles

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Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 11:06 am

I’ve dabbled with quite a few tools but now that I’m going to make a game for LD19 I can’t decide on which ones to use.

Also, should my game be 2D or 3D?

If it’s 3D I will probably use Photoshop, Unity, Sculptris and Blender (I’m more comfortable using Maya or Max but I don’t have a license for either so would be opting for the free/legal rout … I do have Photoshop though so will be opting for that over GIMP, although I do like gimp I’m just not as comfortable with it as Photoshop).

If anyone has a legit copy of Maya they want to part with for a very small amount of cash or free please drop me a line – Even a very old version would be great =)

If it’s 2D I am still unsure, I’ve used GameMaker quite a lot and would rather move on to something else for a bit. Also, I’d like to run the game in a browser without loads of hassle. So, I’m thinking Flash with FlashPunk, Flex and FlashDevelop (also photoshop again). Does that sound like a good setup? I’m downloading them now to try out and see if that will work for me. I probably won’t worry about audio for now but might add it after the compo if I like the game.

What’s the best tool for capturing a time-lapse?

Thanks all 😀

Ludumdare 19 Noob

Posted by
Monday, November 22nd, 2010 9:33 am

I’m trying to get set up on here to take part in Ludum Dare 19 in December. Quite excited to finally take part… Like everyone that posts on here for the first time, I’ve been following them for quite a while and finally decided to just do it.

I’m feeling a bit dumb though because I can’t figure out how to set my profile image on here.



I’m also not sure if I’m using the blog correctly, I will in future keep posts relevant to the games I’m actually making. Are there any rules for posting? If so, it would be very helpful if someone could point me to them 😀

Update: Now using http://www.gravatar.com/ for my profile image – thanks pekuja :)

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