About MegaMasterX (twitter: @Megamasterx)

I've been developing for around 8 years, and writing games for about 4. Still kind of new, but getting the hang of it

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Quercus Games is IN!

Posted by (twitter: @Megamasterx)
Friday, December 11th, 2015 7:16 pm

Quercus Games is going to be competing as a team for our 5th Ludum Dare! We’ve got 1 artist, two programmers, and our write ready to rock!  Here’s a handy Kadgar link for all of the participants on our team who will be streaming.

Good luck everyone competing in the compo and in the Jam!

Quercus Games is in!

Posted by (twitter: @Megamasterx)
Friday, April 17th, 2015 7:48 pm

Quercus Games is in!  We’re throwing all our effort into LD32.  After the last LD, we decided to do a team effort this time around.

 

This time, we increased the pizza budget.

Polish, Bug Fixes, and Near-Completion

Posted by (twitter: @Megamasterx)
Sunday, December 7th, 2014 11:55 am

After a VERY long night and loaded morning, the final touches have been put on StarFighter!  There’s a lot of neat quirks and even a bug-turned-feature, but I’m proud of what I’ve done so far. I’ve overcome several challenges and learned an incredible amount. I very much look forward to submission tonight at 9pm (EST) tonight!

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And now, back to a bit more polishing.

Project Progress: StarFighter

Posted by (twitter: @Megamasterx)
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 8:38 am

I’ve been working really hard over the past few hours and have made SUBSTANTIAL progress! Feel free to tune into my Live Stream while I work on this throughout the day.  My project is titled StarFighter, where you must destroy the enemy spawners before their created army takes YOU out!

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Despite losing a few hours to sleeping in accidentally, I’m more than making up for it!

I’m in!

Posted by (twitter: @Megamasterx)
Thursday, December 4th, 2014 2:41 pm

Greetings fellow darers (Is that a word???)!  Bryan here. I’ll be competing in the 31st Dare’s 48 hour compo this weekend solo, representing 2xH Studios! The hype is real!!

Tools

– Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate
– Unity Pro (Jam License – Thanks, Unity and Ludum Dare!)
– GIMP
– Realtimeboard
– Otomata & Audacity

Budget

Pizza: $40
Sodas/Coffee/Water: $30
“Liquid Encouragement”: $20
Weekend of Game Jamming: $Priceless

Good luck to those who are creating, and a hearty “Have Fun!” to those only judging!

P.S. Down with ☃!

LD30: Home Stretch

Posted by (twitter: @Megamasterx)
Sunday, August 24th, 2014 7:40 am

2xH Studios has been nose-to-the-grindstone throughout the weekend!

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Our artist, LurkinMcClerkin, has been hard at work hacking together the animations for King, one of the characters for Gorilla Warfare.  Keep on rocking, devs. We got this.

LD30: 2xH Studios is In!

Posted by (twitter: @Megamasterx)
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 7:58 am

After our first entry, our team has undergone some changes (new team members, dedicated projects, things like that).  We’ve transitioned from XNA to Unity and are looking forward to collaborating and tackling the challenge of this round’s theme!  We will be streaming development just like last time and look forward to talking to viewers!

-Bryan

LD27 : Post-Dare Reflections

Posted by (twitter: @Megamasterx)
Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 4:45 am

Being my first LD, I didn’t know what to expect. Part of me predicted a sit-down-and-crunch-code session to go on throughout the weekend. After my first 6 hours, breaks had to be in order. Between copious amounts of testing during development and a wandering attention span, I’m proud to say that I did make it.

Without support from our artist (Matt), sound engineer (Ace), #Ludumdare for getting me past that KeyboardState hump, and my wife…we probably wouldn’t have a game.

This isn’t just 2xH Studios’ first release, it’s actually my first personal full release. In a mountain of unfinished projects and bad concepts, I suppose a theme and a deadline were just what I needed to get something done.

I’m proud of our team. I’m proud of our work. Yeah, it’s clunky…but its coded from the ground up. It’s a mess, but its our mess.

Here’s to many future Ludum Dares.

-Bryan

2xH: Burning War – Combat Dev

Posted by (twitter: @Megamasterx)
Saturday, August 24th, 2013 1:33 pm

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10 seconds to decide your action. Enemies are obviously quicker, but your decision will determine if you fall or if you emerge victorious.

2xH: Burning War Character Selection

Posted by (twitter: @Megamasterx)
Saturday, August 24th, 2013 11:05 am

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We’ve completed Character Select! Next up is combat!

2xH: Burning War – Progress

Posted by (twitter: @Megamasterx)
Saturday, August 24th, 2013 7:31 am

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We were hard at work last night trying to work out some kinks in basic code (Thanks, #ludumdare!) We are going to pick up combat today and hopefully get it hammered out for polishing tomorrow!

2xH Studios: Burning War Update

Posted by (twitter: @Megamasterx)
Friday, August 23rd, 2013 9:01 pm

Our Graphic Lead has completed the in-combat sprites for our classes! Our software engineer is still streaming (albeit painfully frustrated at the moment…)!

 

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LD27: Jam On!

Posted by (twitter: @Megamasterx)
Friday, August 23rd, 2013 4:31 pm

2xH Studios is preparing for this round of the Ludum Dare! We’ve been pumped all week for this moment!

Software Engineer’s Toolkit

– Visual Studio 2010 – VB.NET – XNA Framework
– GIMP (Minor image editing and temporary assets)
– Tiled (Level Creation)

Graphic Designer’s Toolkit

– Photoshop
– Tiled (Level Creation)

Sound Engineer’s Toolkit

– Fruity Loops 6

We look forward to seeing what everyone does! Those competing in the Dare, we wish you the best of luck!  To those competing in the Jam…well, we also wish you luck!

Bryan’s workstation. Check out his Twitch.TV stream at twitch.tv/MegaMasterX!

 Twitter

First Foray into the Dare

Posted by (twitter: @Megamasterx)
Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 7:18 am

Greetings!

This month’s LD will be my first! I look forward to seeing what I can accomplish. I’m fairly certain I’ll be doing the Dare with the following toolkit:

  • XNA (VB.NET)
  • GIMP, Audacity, FL Studio

Here’s to hoping for a good and exciting LD!

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