Sunday, April 30, 2017

My life and what's up with this?!?

Holy cow, it's been 6 months already since my last post on this blog!?! Time seems to be flying by faster the older I get. I turned 30 on march 14 and I still feel like I'm 20 but with a lot of wisdom experience points built up.

I may have done a little pixel art throughout the winter and no dusk scripting for my demo game unfortunately. Sorry dusk isn't online but I need to wrap up a bunch of unfinished quests to make it playable. I know there's fans of the old game who'd like to see it online again. Running the game locally takes some computer savvy and it isn't nearly as fun offline.  What makes dusk fun is forming your own clan with friends you make in-game and the clans compete over ownership of the castles because being part of a clan that owns a castle has it's benefits.

So basically what I am thinking about is a story mode part of the game like the SNES JRPG games with puzzles, quests, and a storyline where your the hero that saves the world, right? That's always fun in JRPG's but in dusk the story mode you have to do solo. That way the game will be interesting if there's nobody else online.

I'd like to have both the beginning story mode part of the game and one castle's worth of gameplay scripted/polished up before I ask my buddy Andy Weaver to throw it online. It's been awhile since I talked to him but I think he's still willing to host.

Anyways, I have the beginning story mode quests mostly scripted but nothing of the first castle scripted. I haven't done much with this hobby in the last couple years as life gets very busy. I have so many hobbies so little time...

If anyone that reads this is interested in getting to know me better I've started uploading videos to my youtube channel showing some things I do for fun.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Yep I'm still alive.  Working 40 hours a week washing dishes at Panera Bread doesn't leave much extra time for hobbies.  I haven't done any pixel art or Dusk scripting in like forever.

I also picked up another hobby (metal detecting) recently as a way to enjoy the outdoors.

Curious what I've found with it?  Well, I post my best finds on the whites electronics forum so here's a couple links to where I've posted so far.  http://forums.whiteselectronics.com/showthread.php?76431-New-treasure-hunter-finds-his-first-gold-ring

and a couple days ago I found this one http://forums.whiteselectronics.com/showthread.php?76605-Recent-treasures-and-Gold-ring-with-Diamonds!!-0-o

I may start filming my finds live and post on youtube some live digs.

Soon the ground will be frozen and I'll be indoors a lot more and I hope to play with this hobby more at that time.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Demo of the WIP art assets

Yesterday I spent a few hours mapping with some of the art I've been slowly tinkering on.

I've been lazy working on my Dusk demo game.  Instead I've been poking a little here and there doing pixel art and looking for cool music on the Internet.

This pixel art is mainly still WIP but I think I have some stuff finished so I'll start making that available on OGA when I get around to it.

I also made a WIP topic on OGA so the good old boys there can see what I'm up to.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

My music playlist

I joined Soundcloud and made a few songs available there that I managed to find on youtube.  Songs from one of my favorite movies growing up (still is) called Weekend at Bernie's and Weekend at Bernie's II.  I was born in Florida on a island and those movies are filmed in a similar islander environment so it brings me back to my childhood.  I shouldn't have any troubles uploading those songs because they were available on youtube first, right?  They are so rare to find it's a shame to let them RIP.  I want to share the love!

If I ever decide to try my hand at mixing music (with LMMS) I'll be sure to post it there.

I've been organizing a playlist here for my own convenience but to also share with my buddies.  If you don't like the same music as me, well then the hell with ya!  Just kidding.  The world is full of variety- that's why it's so beautiful and exciting.  I like all kinds of music.  That's just a small taste of what I listen to and is not limited to just that.  I'll keep adding to the list when I stumble upon something particularly cool.

*update 5-16-16* I found one of my favorite FF VII songs that is not on soundcloud (someone has a remix there) but I want to share the origional so here it is.  Under rotten pizza

Monday, March 28, 2016

Working on a pixel tree


I'm drawing my first pixel tree from scratch.  The other trees I've worked on before are derivatives of an existing tree.  I've got the outline of the trunk and foliage done.  Now comes the hard part of pixeling the details.  I'll keep posting my progress here so you can watch how I put it together and how it evolves into a completed piece.

*Update april 5th*  I got yesterday and today off work.  Spent yesterday pixelating this tree.  *Phew* it was alot of work!  Today I have to go for a bike ride and get out of the house.
I just got internet at the house a couple days ago so I haven't done any work on my Dusk game yet.

*Update april 6th*

Screenshot of Tiled on my Ubuntu 15.10 where's the damn Top Tool Bar???
Figured it out and feel a little embarrassed I over looked it because I asked for help on Tiled's IRC channel and wushin at https://www.themanaworld.org/ was nice enough to help me out.  New technology takes some time getting used to and I just installed the latest version of Linux Ubuntu a couple days ago.  They made the top tool bar invisible from the program's window and you only see it if you have the mouse hovering on the top of the screen.  Doh!  Silly me for over
looking these new features.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

I'm still alive!

I've been gone for a couple years.  Life got in the way.  Unfortunate things happen.  I haven't gave up on this quest.  Never will until I feel I've accomplished what I set out to do.  I'll be updating this blog when I can but for now I should enjoy the nice day outside.

Monday, January 20, 2014

BFW water animation converted for 32x32 tilesets

Here's a quick post because I feel I've been neglecting my blog here and I am anxious to show a bit of what I've been working on.

This is BFW's (Battle for Wesnoth) water animation which was made (by Rhyging5) for a hexagonal tile-set that has a high over-world type view.  By recolorizing it using DB's32 the waves are more obvious which helps make it match the genre of games that use 32x32 tilesets.  All I did was re-colourized it and made it tile-able for 32x32.

I think this looks AWESOME!!!  You can see the water animating through the alpha bank nicely even though I threw that alpha blended bank together quickly. 

Check out the link in my last post if you want to see all of the massive amounts of re-colors I've been doing.

Okay I've gotta run and try to save my dad's life!  Peace-Zabin