August 2015

Everything I’ve written by month and year.

Trollhammer!

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And Trollhammer is finished!

Troll Lives!

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This is Troll, the star of the game:

Half Way There

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It’s just past the half way mark and I’ve got… something. The basics of the game play are in place, although there are few features I’d like to add, and a lot of the graphics are in place.

Trollhammer Dilemma

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Game play dilemma: I was going to have it so when Troll jumps and lands the camera shakes and the villagers pause for a second. This gives Troll the chance to catch everyone. This is very powerful so I was going to temper it by giving Troll a five second recovery period.

Trollhammer Game Play

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A rough idea of the game play.

You are the Monster

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I managed some brain storming before I slept last night and I came up with a few ideas. Initially I was thinking of a taking a classic arcade game and switching the roles so the player took on the part of the bad guy from the game. Space Invaders where you’re the aliens or Pacman where you’re the ghosts. I’m not convinced the game play would be interesting enough for that.

Ludum Dare 33 Theme

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The theme has just been announced and it’s You are the Monster. I’ve seen that in the voting a few times before. There’s probably a tonne of takes on old games, but playing the bad guy, that could be done.

Ludum Dare 33 Voting

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Some of the coming weekend is already planned out but I shall be squeezing Ludum Dare 33 in around that. My vote is in:

Stoo Goff

Stoo Goff is a writer, musician and programmer hailing from Norwich and now living in Glasgow. When not buried beneath a mountain of programming code or torturing guitars he can be found creating strange new lands and conjuring dreams from nothing. He regularly promises himself that he will finish the next novel and album.

He is heavily influenced by a number of writers and musicians, including: Tom Waits, Ursula Le Guin, Trent Reznor, Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, Gene Wolfe, Frank Miller and a host of Finnish Folk Metal.

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