Recently, I've been putting in a few extra long hours of work over the past week or so. I have spent most of my time spent on BYOND working with EmpirezTeam and Lige with our recent release of The Simple Developments Guild.
I've also been slowly working on a novel I've been writing for a couple of weeks. I plan to submit it for publishing within the month. Wish me luck~
I've been messing with a few ideas I've had lately. I've been programming some systems and a few other things I had a few ideas about to see what happens. I haven't really tried to throw them together or make an idea for a game yet, but we'll see what comes of it.
A good friend of mine and developmental teammate, DungeonDan, has recently challenged me to a personal developmental contest between he and I. He wants to see which one of us can produce the best game between now and next weekend. His challenge stated: 1 bit icons, at least 5 quests, an apparent main goal and it must retain the fun factor. I'm glad he challenged me to a contest involving basic graphics. He's the Pixel Artist and I'm the programmer. It seems he inadvertently set himself up with the disadvantage. I love a good gentlemen's competition between friends ;)
Simple Developments Guild
The initial contest is now over with Heyya46 and his entry, "Luck", claiming victory. I want to personally thank all of the participants: Heyya46, Dj dovis and Laserdog for their submissions. Hopefully we see more participation out of those guys in future contests with a few more developers stepping in as well. Keep an eye out for the next one!
We're still not getting alot of submissions for listing. We've only received 4 submissions so far. EmpirezTeam has been recently impressed, however, with Deltoid by Kyle_ZX. It's a simple, yet fun game with unique gameplay and an innovative chat system. His almost daily updates, as well as his most recent update continue to place more gameplay onto the table. Is this the beginning of a simple game turned into a developmental marvel? Only time will tell.
Well, that's about all I have for today. Thanks again to our contest participants and look forward to more mindless blabbering by yours truly in the near future.
Also, I've been working on a followup to my recently popular posts entitled "It isn't about the size". If there's anything else I can add that hasn't been said yet, I'll certainly throw it out there.
Thanks for reading.