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    I’m in!

    Posted by (twitter: @Catsweb)
    Friday, August 22nd, 2014 7:47 am

    I’m cranky and tired, but I am going to do this thing.

    I don’t know what I’m going to do.  Maybe something in Javascript/HTML 5

    But likely I’ll fall back and make something in Ren’py.   Why ruin a good thing.



    I’m in!

    Posted by (twitter: @Catsweb)
    Monday, April 22nd, 2013 9:53 am

    I’m in again!

    I will be using Ren’Py with my new Point and Click Framework plus my Hidden Object code plus my Puzzle Code.

    Go Maritimes Canada!

    VIDEO: 19 games in less than 15 min

    Posted by (twitter: @Catsweb)
    Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 1:52 pm

    Video of me playing games (Thank you Jorjon!):

    Games roughly in order:

    3 Little Pigs by brita_
    Alpha by fatality674
    B M S darkstarmatryx
    A Conglomerate of Pixels by creative630
    Detective Darwin by jarnik
    Dissolution by Sergey Mohov
    Dragonkin by EVObobiniki
    Egocell by jam Adbook
    EVO-00 by 1kyyrma
    Experiment X by XmmmX
    Game Console Story by Eldaryze
    Homo Vermes by madflame991
    Lab Experiment Demo by Threef
    Lepton’s Quest by rustybroomhandle
    Adventures of Hermanni by samoojamies
    Monster Mash by MadcoreTom
    The SuperBugs by Josh @ Dreamland
    Warspace by TaslemGuy


    Please rate my game!


    Leave a comment if you want me to rate your game and if you want to be in the next video. Be warned! If you can’t tell from this video, I SUCK at platformers.


    I am IN!

    Posted by (twitter: @Catsweb)
    Sunday, August 19th, 2012 2:00 pm

    Once again I will be using Ren’py to do strange things.

    Depending on the theme, I might use my Hidden Object code or my Renpystein code.


    Yay! I’m in too!

    Posted by (twitter: @Catsweb)
    Thursday, April 12th, 2012 4:46 pm

    This will be my third Ludum Dare.

    I will see what the theme is before I determine what I’m going to use.  The candidates are

    • Ren’py
    • Inform7
    • J.S.Vine
    • Undum/Vorple
    • Twine/Twee

    If you haven’t guessed, it will be some type of story based game.

    My son might be participating in the Jam with his friends.  If so, I’ll be on hand to help program it.


    On participating in two entries

    Posted by (twitter: @Catsweb)
    Monday, January 9th, 2012 9:50 am

    I am thinking forward to the next Dare. What is the rule on being part of two different teams submitting a game?

    Situation: I want to participate in the compo by myself.  My son and his friends want to submit their own game for the Jam — but they have no programmer. The games would be totally different and not share any assets.

    Can I submit my own game and help them out with programming for their game?


    Post Mortem on You Don’t Need to be Alone

    Posted by (twitter: @Catsweb)
    Thursday, January 5th, 2012 8:00 pm

    This not so much a post mortem, more a rambling of things I want people to know about my game.

    My game was created by me, my son, his girlfriend, and two of his friends. (Ages 15-17) I was the project manager and programmer. The girlfriend was the artist. One of the friends was the writer, and my son and the remaining friend were music and sound.

    The hardest part for me was to not jump in and do stuff for them.  I think I still railroaded them a bit so that we would have a game at the end of the 72 hours.

    It was a learning experience for them of how adding extra characters increases the complexity exponentially. We started with 3 characters and ended up with 7.

    Interesting tidbits:

    • The main character’s name is “Dude” since nobody gave me what his name should be
    • The sound effects of the mini game are me saying “pew pew” and “ow” into the microphone
    • The mysterious floating number in the upper left corner is the body count


    There are no spoiler tags so read this at your own risk.

    The back story is that the main character is a cyborg and he doesn’t know it.  After the accident, he was cyborg-ed up and sent back to the school as a field test. That’s why he has power armour in his bedroom.  The player is the voice inside the main character’s head. (The main character is going insane.) The accident short circuits something in his brain.  He starts having weird dreams.  Coincidentally, people start getting killed off and they are the people you have talked to the most. The three endings are Kill Everyone and end up alone, Insane Asylum (2 versions) where you are kept alone, or Get Cured and you return to your best surviving  friend.

    The big hint to get the good ending: (Select the text to read)

    Select from here: Don’t kill anything in the mini-game. Don’t let your insanity get too high. : to here.

    Thanks for reading.

    If you want to play the game: http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-22/?action=rate&uid=5150

    Question about Judging and the N/A

    Posted by (twitter: @Catsweb)
    Sunday, January 1st, 2012 7:48 am

    According to the guide:

    All participants that submit a game are allowed to judge. Games are given 1-5 star ratings in each category, or N/A where not applicable.

    Does N/A = 0 or does N/A = not included?

    On a couple of games I’ve rated, I gave a rating of N/A in Audio because I was on a machine with no sound and felt I could not rate them appropriately.  I though that my vote wouldn’t count for that category.  But does it turn out that I was inadvertently giving them a zero score?


    Yay! A Timelapse

    Posted by (twitter: @Catsweb)
    Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 4:45 pm


    Here is a timelapse of the first day.  The second day I was on my Mac and didn’t have the timelapse software.


    There are some cool shots of me programming the mini game.  Also lots of me trying out various sprite editors.  Never found one I liked. :(

    If you like dating sims with weird stories, come rate my game:




    Edit – I can’t figure out how to embed my video. :(
    Edit 2 – Thanks Andrew!

    I will rate your game!

    Posted by (twitter: @Catsweb)
    Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 6:43 am

    Once again, I am willing to rate your games.

    But there is a few small caveats:

    • I am terrible at 3D games.  They give me vertigo
    • I hate platformers.  I hate jumping, I am no good at it.

    I can run Windows, Mac, and Linux.  I am partial to story games and sims.


    You Are Not Alone!

    Posted by (twitter: @Catsweb)
    Friday, December 16th, 2011 11:39 pm

    We have the work divied out and the skeleton of a story set.  It’s a dating sim, ‘cuz that’s the kind of game we all like.

    I find it amusing that a couple of posts ago someone urged NOT to do a dating sim. :)

    There is a plot affecting mini game written in pygame.

    Susan and the Myzzy Team

    We’re in!

    Posted by (twitter: @Catsweb)
    Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 9:39 pm

    This will be my second LD.  Last time I did the comp, this time I’m recruiting some friends and doing the jam.

    Using Ren’Py or Javascript


    Good day’s work

    Posted by (twitter: @Catsweb)
    Saturday, September 17th, 2011 8:21 pm

    I technically have a game.


    I need to do the artwork and add sound effects and generally make it scarier. :)

    Night all!


    All Are Invited!

    Posted by (twitter: @Catsweb)
    Saturday, September 17th, 2011 8:48 am

    That is the name of my MidiLD project this weekend.

    I have the beginning mechanics worked out.  NPCs can walk around. If they are insane, they open the windows and let the ghosts in. Oh noes!!! |(0.0)|

    The graphics are from another visual novel I did last year.  I am hoping to redo them tomorrow.  Gameplay first!


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