I spent most of last night drawing cool icons for the items in Pizzarian… Today, I spent most of the day writing the code for starting missions and displaying the HUD.
I finally get to the point where I can test a mission with the HUD, and it just says… “pizza”
I need to remember to update my assets.
For those of you who missed it, this is NOT a
Sometimes we have news so zany, it seems like it SHOULD be fabricated news… but today’s article is most definitely true!
Shaq-Fu is coming back! I’m… Not sure how I feel about that.
What defines a great console? The graphics? The games? A curved lunchbox handle? We all have game consoles that we hold dear and true to
In today’s Q&Ame Cola, the team tells us which console they would erase and why.
Do you agree with the staff choices?
Pretty interesting choices! The gaming world would look pretty different without the Wii or iOS.
I spend a lot of time fighting with fonts. I develop using XNA, so I can just draw my own fonts, save them as PNGs, and use them in the game. I made a small font a while back with the intention of using it for displaying damage or status effects during battle, so I never really saw much of what it looked like.
Now that I’m using it for labels on the map in Pizzarian, it kind of bugs me. In the first shot, the “e” is taller than the rest of the lower-case letters. So, I made all of the lower-case letters taller… But, that made the “i” look out of line. I think it looks best with the no-dot “i”, but while that makes for clean lines, the “i” also looks odd next to a lower-case “l”. The lower-case “j” look a bit weird that way, too.
… Maybe I should just write the names in all caps.
Did I mention that I’m working on my next game? I’ve mostly been doing graphics and programming, but today I had some inspiration to work on music. I think it turned out pretty well, so I figured I’d post it up.
"I’d Hit It" is slated to be the miniboss battle music for my new game, tentatively titled Foretold Heroes. All details subject to change, void where prohibited.
Now that I’m finally getting somewhere, though, expect to be seeing more progress posts…!
Did I mention that I actually originally wrote this ages ago with my pizza shmup in mind, and then stole it for my RPG when I didn’t want to waste a perfectly good song that was already written, but now I’m taking it back for its original purpose…?!
Another song for the tentatively titled Pizzarian. It’s a space shmup. About delivering pizzas. The name is a joke! Get it…?!
I called the other one “Ship Shop Beat” with the intention of using at as the theme for the shop where you buy your ships… And, this one is “Deliverance” with the idea of it being the background music when you’re out delivering pizzas. But, I may end up playing musical chairs before the game is released.
I’ve been making some music for the game I’ve been working on. Foretold Heroes is on hold for a bit while I wrap up Pizzarian, which is coming along nicely! This song was fun to make, trying to cram as much music as I could into four channels, but I’m not sure how much I like it as music for the game.
I’m also still deciding if I like “Pizzarian” or “Pizzarius” better. It’s going to be a pizza delivery shmup, so I’m going for kind of a cross between “Pizzaria” and Gradius or Darius or Galaxian or anything like that. I’m leading toward “Pizzarian” at the moment, though.