This month has really kicked my butt! From having a baby in the end of December, getting a new job this week, finishing up part of a large contract last week, and having family in from out of town, I have had very little time left for anything else! Last week I think I pulled 4 x 25-hour work-blocks towards finishing a game for a contract. Would that game count as my January submission? (Unfortunately it won’t be available until February sometime.)
Looking toward the future…
FEBRUARY, you’re next! Simple plans for my February game are already under way! I have an idea that I’d like to check out and test… I’ll keep you posted!
Can I PAUSE the Universe for a week?
Things are pretty hectic around me right now, and I could use a little extra time to get things done. My newborn daughter is 2 weeks old (read: no sleep), I’m starting a new job this month, and I’m finishing up a contract in the next 7-14 days… Needless to say: I’m busy. However, this does not mean progress has stopped! Tonight I had a chance to quickly model and skin an elephant leg. BEHOLD:
These are a regularly diffused and a toon shaded version of the leg. Sure, not the best, but it’s pretty good for programmer art! Ultimately, I’ll be toon shading all character art. if I can model and skin an elephant leg in less than an hour, maybe I can get all the rest of the art done AFTER my major deadline this Friday. (Perhaps on Saturday?)
SO, I’m participating in One Game A Month this year and am thoroughly excited to see what I come up with! I don’t plan on finishing any game beyond basic playability and light polish for the sake of my #1GAM submissions. If any of my games are worth being made fully featured, then that’ll happen on the side during its own allocated time slot (eg: not during #1GAM time!).
I plan on making a game where you play an animal hybrid and go around shooting people (with multiplayer support!) It’ll have a simple level(s?) and will spawn you on each death with a random configuration of an animal head, body, and legs. For example, you could spawn sporting a brand new rabbit body, equipped with elephant legs, sporting a laser-eye-shooting giraffe head. So far, all animations (purely code driven!), art, sounds, etc, will be made by me! I might pull someone in to help with some 2d graphics/textures later; but we’ll see. This game will be made using the Unity3D engine, and written in C#.
More to come
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