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May 06

What’s New - The May 2014 Edition

A lot has been going on, but at the same time not a lot. Business has been chugging along as usual. Steve has been making really good headway on our levels and I’ve been kind of slacking on art. You know, same old story.

But wait! There is some news I’d like to share!

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I think I’ve done it. I’ve finally got this page looking halfway decent and 100% functional. The only thing that bothers me is that I can’t get the text between navigation buttons at the bottom to stay in the very center. I think I know how, but I’m about done fiddling with this for today. Isn’t five hours just adjusting and fine tuning enough??
It’s amazing how detailed you can get when you work on stuff like this. Like here I am for hours making adjustments back and forth that are only one pixel different or one shade of blue darker. And it hardly felt like any time had passed. My stomach started growling a little while ago and I was confused because I just ate. But it turns out I didn’t just eat. That was at noon and now it’s 6:00 pm! I kinda get why Bob says he doesn’t have enough hours in the day when he’s at work even though he puts in a good 10 to 12 hours every day.
Well, there’s been more going on I’d like to talk about, but I’ll do that in a follow up post so I can put it under a “read more”. For now enjoy the screenshot I took of you front page. 

I think I’ve done it. I’ve finally got this page looking halfway decent and 100% functional. The only thing that bothers me is that I can’t get the text between navigation buttons at the bottom to stay in the very center. I think I know how, but I’m about done fiddling with this for today. Isn’t five hours just adjusting and fine tuning enough??

It’s amazing how detailed you can get when you work on stuff like this. Like here I am for hours making adjustments back and forth that are only one pixel different or one shade of blue darker. And it hardly felt like any time had passed. My stomach started growling a little while ago and I was confused because I just ate. But it turns out I didn’t just eat. That was at noon and now it’s 6:00 pm! I kinda get why Bob says he doesn’t have enough hours in the day when he’s at work even though he puts in a good 10 to 12 hours every day.

Well, there’s been more going on I’d like to talk about, but I’ll do that in a follow up post so I can put it under a “read more”. For now enjoy the screenshot I took of you front page. 

Feb 24

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Feb 05

Gotta practice animation at some point I guess.
This guy won’t be in our game, but I needed a break from working on level tilesets. I want to draw faces and hair and arms and legs alright? But you know, as soon as I made this I got it out of my system because well, it’s hard drawing people. :| 
I think it comes across that he’s flipping his hair, but it also kinda looks like he’s slapping himself in the face. 
And for some reason tumblr in its infinite wisdom seems to want to compress this. I guess a 64 px image is just too much for this site.

Gotta practice animation at some point I guess.

This guy won’t be in our game, but I needed a break from working on level tilesets. I want to draw faces and hair and arms and legs alright? But you know, as soon as I made this I got it out of my system because well, it’s hard drawing people. :| 

I think it comes across that he’s flipping his hair, but it also kinda looks like he’s slapping himself in the face. 

And for some reason tumblr in its infinite wisdom seems to want to compress this. I guess a 64 px image is just too much for this site.

Jan 30

discovergames:

masterworksinteractive:

Someone has set up a #candy themed gamejam to protest King’s trademark actions. Y’all should join! Click on the picture or here to visit the site!

Ha, this is hilarious. If you don’t know what’s going on with the copyright claim in question, hit this link to get the scoop.

They’ve had six new entries in the last twelve hours. Brilliant.

discovergames:

masterworksinteractive:

Someone has set up a #candy themed gamejam to protest King’s trademark actions. Y’all should join! Click on the picture or here to visit the site!

Ha, this is hilarious. If you don’t know what’s going on with the copyright claim in question, hit this link to get the scoop.

They’ve had six new entries in the last twelve hours. Brilliant.

King and the Candy Saga

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http://about.king.com/about/our-approach-to-ip

It’s been a week now, and I guess it’s time to weigh in on the whole Saga debate. If you don’t know what’s going on there are plenty of articles covering the recent events, but the gist is King, creator of the famous casual game Candy Crush Saga wants rights to the words “candy” as well as “saga” and has already been awarded rights in Europe. The whole thing blew up when they pursued action against indie team, Stoic, over their title The Banner Saga. In addition, a former third party developer came forward about being instructed to clone someone else’s IP for King. Meanwhile, King apologizes, panders to the game dev community and continues to aggressively pursue trademarks that most people consider ridiculous.

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