I think I forgot to update this website in some time. I was a bit carried away with redesigning and reworking this ‘game’ of sorts, studying the River City Ransom sprite sheets. Added some CRT shader, a simple quest, double jump, better UI, and a bunch of other stuff. Wrote up some kinda manifesto for it, now I just gotta learn more programming and program it on up, no prob. Look up Heartbeast on Youtube if you wanna get into it, he has a sale on his course, which I am currently engrossed in doing: www.heartgamedev.com
Rats for your liquor store
River City Reference
Best pixels yet
Old design had just too many pixels for me to animate, maybe in the sequel a fat headed baby design can be put to use by me. Or as a boss.
also, drawings and such
This pic, was going nowhere slow. Now it can do so in pieces, cause… composition needed a severe shock, won’t fix anatomy tho.
Scanned in some for today too:
Some more shading
Not much new here, but have you seen the news?
And a few more miscellaneous bits from the studio since I am here and not neck deep in “game development”.
I had hoped to draw more, but instead was consumed with scribbling down ideas for some manner of beat em up meets RPG meets platformer, ‘Super Double Zelda Dragon Ransom Bros. 2’ = BARF_CITY, and I cannot code for shit, but I hope some ‘charm’ will arise from this, can code be like ‘outsider art’, Henry Darger, but a game, that honestly would be a better game, just take his whole “The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What Is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion“, it’s all in the title, player characters, enemies, NPCs, settings, shit, I should have started with this.
$Timer.cooldown or was it $Timer.stunned.
All that said, this week I did manage a bit more hunching over paper and less hunching over keyboard, and hopefully some new balance shall occur, cause I think I get it now that this will not be done anytime soon, some dream of a balanced enemy vs player schematic can be found then built upon is probably nonsense.
Analogue Balancing Act
Still not done…
Barf City on the brain
If I had more time, sleep, hands
Nothing new to see
Proportions or lens angle?
Managed to make it in
Brush pen is super pen
Still. Something something, craft, analogue, traditional, plying ones trade, keeping the root system healthy.
Seen some real art
Do excuse the angle on it, there was a severe glare, but I think you can still just soak this majesty on up.
Small Tweaks – Small Tweaker – Welcome to “BarfCity” / “ToxicHell”
Some vague fog of nostalgia and humidity.
And I haven’t drawn much of anything the past week.
Since the above was recorded 2 days ago, I think I have re-done the walk (no damn hat wiggle) and jump animations (that flattened waffle hand had to go!), trashed out the projectile attack (not shown here), added a butt slam type move, a jab and a right straight punch, a run button that doesn’t animate properly, jump up thru platforms, but I can’t do the down jump yet. Uh… those heads can chase you kinda, but I removed em again to focus on other shit. Now he can’t run back up that hill either, cause… gravity is better that way??? well the slams are better and the falling is better.
Ugly Manatee Tax
So I will post more drawings and more of this next week.
For now I fuck this up on the regular, it was once overburdened with potential and clean pencil work which could be adjusted with ease. Now it drifts toward absolute disaster, and I have to pretend it’s all some intentional improv act.
Working 9.6 hours a week is about as good as it gets. Remainder of hours spent awake are divided randomly across a few things worthy of exposing to the internet.
1. Spend much too much time learning to make a pixel platformer which now morphs into an actionRPG (it is the next tutorial in the list) and then hopefully if I can manage it, one day… a RiverCityRansom-esque brawler, in a 90’s TacoBell.
He can walk and duck and jump and I can do so with my knockoff Xbox controller, all this on Debian (stable no less) Linux is quite something. “moonpiewhatatimetobealive.jpg”
I also made the little beer can, or what aims to be a beer can, its a tribute to “Natty Lite”, as this game will be set in a vague and very humid memory of Florida, and so, yes Natty it is. That said, I have not made it to the part where you can interact with any object, so its just stuck there for now…
Doing this by copying along to HeartBeast’s tutorials, very easy to follow along with if you have any inclination toward making something with Godot.
2. Return of the Glitching Wreckage.
I made this “glitch bot”, I wanna say… last year-ish probably, and it was good-ish for about an hour, than it got real stale like. I didn’t know how to really pull in some randomness. I think I could do a better job now, and that thinking is half the effort, it will require a day or so of work, but it could be something interesting and an excuse to sharpen skills which really aren’t even worthy of the knife metaphor in use there, more like continue effort to have knife like skills, right now butter is safe against these programming efforts.
random is just better
ziploc gimmie some money
Again it will improve, and bits of it will make it out to Twitter @defty_k
3. Are you still drawing thosepictures?
– Yes. Yes, I am afraid I still am drawing “those pictures”.
Ah yes, the finest waste of time imaginable, if you think your identity is a bit lame now, and could use that air of prepackaged creative free spirit, grab your watercolors, pens and assorted mediums and become an ARTIST.
Trying to get back to this big one, the original “WIP_2020” I was so definitely going to make this year and have done on time and really for real just make a yearly pattern out of making such a piece.
Still think he is working out ok.
This mess still be grinded away at daily.
This hand was the crowning achievement of the weel.
Just fill it up with hatching.
And the new pencil work is progressing, not enough to be re-scanned, but enough for a solid lazy photo from my phone.
Sketching is better than reading the news in the morning.
Draw from life, its rough.
You cannot identify anyone I draw.
I could never be a cop sketch artist, cause fuck them snitches.
Ok now for the rest.
Scroll no longer.
But post anyways.
Mess, but one day progress.
I forget what was up here.
Same here, like whaaaa.
Again, hell if I know.
I can’t paint for shit.
And this mess behind the studio building ain’t helping. So much noise.
Started learning python, know some bash, feels vaguely familiar, but the syntax is simpler-ish (?) and makes me wanna throw out my german keyboard cause I can’t deal with all the parentheses, trying to follow a really simple course and I just keep looking down and seeing them on 8 & 9, then another brain cell dies.
Also commas, commas everywhere, so i had to set the numpad dot to comma (nerd alert, linux command below):
setxkbmap us -option kpdl:comma
As well, I have now into learning Godot, and am super excited just to make a dumb bit of pixel sketching kinda jump, next step = gamepad, just one button input working will be amazing.
I can’t say I did much this week, I am not sure where it went or when weeks begin and end, the axis is skewed as of late, mostly weighted in a direction that favors me, yet it seems to slide into places unplanned.
I’ll just post a couple bits therefore.
some sketching was done today, but honestly, why?
get the stupid out
more to come this week on this i do believe
learnin to paint
sun fried eyes
As well I guess most effort went back into what once held the glorious title of “Untitled 2020”. Which once again is another piece which starts up with my usual ‘Man walks into a bar’ setup and I hope to wind up at a new punchline, the man in question is emaciated and has a deal about civilization and plans for wheat, and probably books on the best use and case situations for cages. “Great Man of History” or something to that effect.
get some civility
this dude was surgically re-worked with my meat hands
*(Reading the above now, and the whole time I am hearing this type of insanely confident Dutch male accent, Dutch dudes are beyond cocky, hanging out by the Herengracht sipping beer and collars popped. )