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Making a game of writing a game

Firstly, apologies for not writing much for a few weeks, I’ve been getting my head down doing some serious nothing after working solidly without a significant break since Christmas. I wanted to write a little bit about my approach to developing gameplay, characters and enviroments. I’m sure that this will receive a certain amount of […]

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What do you want?

I greatly enjoyed playing PnC games in my younger days, but in all honesty I’ve not played video games of any sort for a number of years (with the exception of Thimbleweed Park which I never actually completed!) I did get through most of the TellTale PnC games before they put all of their efforts […]

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A quick one about verbs

A few people have asked about the verbs I’ve decide to use (or more specifically not use) in my game. To those who don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s the text commands in the bottom-left hand side of the screen (“Look at”, “Pick up” etc.). As you can see above, there are only five […]

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Pre-launch demo poll

As you’re probably aware, I’m feeling my way with a lot of this stuff, so I’d really appreciate your opinions on a couple of things! Click here if you’d like to subscribe to emails about the project.

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Making a start

This week I have finally started making actual “things” for the demo. Booting up Photoshop to get started on the pixel art for the first couple of scenes, getting them loaded into Visionaire and starting to get some of the rudimentary actions and dialogue linked up. I love an organic process for creating a game. […]

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Conflict resolution

There is always going to be self doubt in any creative process. But since becoming more heavily involved in point n’ click game dev it’s become increasingly obvious just how many extremely talented and creative game designers there are out there, even in the world of pixel art alone! I mean I’m a designer, I […]

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Am I guilty?

Introducing the game concept and having a discussion about ethics at the same time. There’s an update at the bottom. Ooh err missus. Here’s the game concept for Lucy Dreaming. I don’t want to give away spoilers for how some of the puzzles will work as I’m not 100% sure how much I will make […]

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Engines ready.

At some point I’m hoping to fund my new game partially via crowdfunding. But convincing the general public that I’m competent enough to deliver something interesting, creative, fun and actually playable will take some doing. I may create an hilarious deadpan video of myself looking like I’m not just desperate to justify my own whimsy. […]

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Sh*t just got real!

Well it looks like this game is actually going to happen now. I’m still new to game development but with the help of the ever-so-lovely point and click and indie game dev communities I’m going to have a stab at making a proper game. Proper game? What are you on about? Oh man, where are […]