Phew! This Devlog is extremely outdated! What a mess! Sure we have been updated elsewhere, but I never actually get to log anything here throughout the whole semester. Anyways, this is Chair, and let's begin with some unfortunate news. Lots of things happened since the previous post.
Mr. Prez is no longer part of Lame Dimension
The man who leads everything Lame Dimension is no longer part of the team. This is really depressing because he's the one who started everything, and now he just left what he had created. I respect his decision though, and it's partially my fault that led him into making this decision. It's some personal matters, but I do not think it should be discussed here. In conclusion, Mr. Prez has given the leadership role to me, because there's literally nobody else left in this team. As 2017 begins, Lame Dimension will be a one man army. If Mr. Prez ever decides to come back, I will welcome him with open arms. He's very special to me, but sometimes, people gotta part paths. Mr. Prez will still be developing games but it will be apart from Lame Dimension. Well, let's go smoke weed. (I don't smoke though lol)
New Game Released! It's The Nutshack!
Actually, this game has been released since November! This was actually intended as a 24 hour project for Extra Life. Extra Life is a charity event in which people can play games for over 24 hours and get donations to their local hospital. This year, I decided to develop a game instead! At the end of 24 hours, however, only the bosses were completed. I extended the project to a week, and the game was complete with four stages. What really impressed me though is that I'm actually getting downloads for once. But more than that, there's a small speedrunning community for this game! It's pretty cool that some people actually dedicated their time into this. I feel like this is a meme game that went above and beyond the meme game standards. But that might be just me. There's most likely tons of other meme games better than this. I'm just somewhat proud of this Megaman X clone I made. In addition to that, the creator of the Nutshack and the rapper of the theme song even made a Tweet about this game and how they thought it was cool. I could talk on forever about this game but let's move forward. I think this meme game is what finally pushed Lame Dimension's existence to the Internet. Some people actually now know that Lame Dimension exists.
Final Flames 2 is almost complete!
We've said it so many times over and over again. But this time, it's certain! We had enough debugging sessions for this game. We tested this enough. We're about to close the development for this. Every stage on the game is complete. We're just missing so many things, graphic-wise. So do please stay put. This is quite a decent game put together in my opinion. Definitely not a great game to a higher standard of Beat em ups, but I genuinely enjoy this game. Because the game's development has been going on for so long, I'm currently debating whether or not to still continue to extra ending arc. It's a really nice way to conclude the story of this game though. I know the story is not the main point of the game, but I think having some back story might make the game more interesting. Naira best girl.
Wave Shine's development will start soon!
I finally got the guts to begin this game! The only thing left that's preventing me from starting is Final Flames 2. What's different about this game is that I'm actually willing to throw in money to hire people. I want to make this a legit game. I think this game has potential and I won't let this go to waste with my crappy skills in other areas other than programming. I'm currently working very hard to accumulate some funds in order to get some talented people on board. Wave Shine will now be a collaboration with another small game development team. I agreed to help them with the mobile game they are currently making because they said they will fund Wave Shine and help develop it if I contribute to their project. I genuinely cannot wait to begin this game! It's long, and difficult, but I'm ready.
Global Game Jam 2017
Yup! I'll be attending my first game jam at San Jose! I can't wait to see how others develop their game. I'm really taking game development seriously now so I need to know how other people do it. I'm only a small fry in the game development community so I think participating will help me out! I'll definitely leave a link in this site to whatever game I develop with others on that event.