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Tuesday, February 10th, 2009
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ScreenshotI've been playing around with a new DS project, using a little more 3D than I have before. That means even more time spent in Blender, a program one would think I'd be better at using my now. At any rate, I now have a better idea about what happens to UV textures before I would (as a programmer) load them from disk and jam them into graphics memory :P

The image is a visual test running in the emulator, and it's pretty much how I want this to look (sans botched texture coordinates of course). Pixelated character sprites in a 3D environment. Not only is it a good look, but the sprites compliment the low-res, unfiltered textures you get on the DS.

My goal is to crank out a very short game (20-30 minutes of gameplay) in about a month's time. This is a kind of distilled and truncated version of a larger game idea I have, but doing this will (1) get me out of creative stagnation and (2) give me a nice way to see how well that game would work.

...and perhaps get me to write LJ entries more often.
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[User Picture]From: dariusk
2009-02-11 03:23 am (UTC)
SWEET
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[User Picture]From: wikle
2009-02-11 04:27 am (UTC)
I've been trying to figure out what the heck is on your avatars shirt. I'm going with a dilapidated bridge.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2009-02-11 04:37 am (UTC)
My cool placeholder sprite is Dave from the G4 show Code Monkeys. If you haven't heard of it, do yourself a favor and read a synopsis, look at some screenshots, AND NEVER WATCH AN EPISODE because they ruined an awesome concept.

Supposedly the thing on his shirt is the Gameavision logo.
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[User Picture]From: lipid
2009-02-12 02:20 am (UTC)
Hand gesture: *spock* or *rock*?
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2009-02-12 02:26 am (UTC)
*rock* definitely :D
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From: ex_md744
2009-02-12 04:30 am (UTC)
I was sure that was an artist's rendering of your office and yourself at work.

Sure you don't want to move to california, make bombs rat a tat boom and all that jazz. ~$80k.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2009-02-12 06:31 am (UTC)
Heh. I do want to move to California soonish, but I'd rather make games.
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