I've decided that I'm going to release an "early look" demo for Battle Castle that'll show off the new direction the game is going in. Now, I don't have a release date yet, but it'll be soon, I promise.
It'll have a lot less content than the current demo that's out right now, but will include totally new maps, a new combat system/new skills, new writing, new windowskin, and a bunch of tweaks.
After looking at some old projects last night, I realized I've technically been working on Battle Castle for over a thousand years 12 years... That's starting in VX, and going through many iterations in Ace. Maybe I'll finish it in another 10 years.
I have discovered the ultimate method of actually getting work done on your game: Make a to-do list with only a few, small things on it that you can do each day, and schedule it for a whole week. Things like "make this npc's dialogue", "make these items", or "fix these couple bugs". It actually works!
After a few days of feeling like garbage from Covid, I feel like I might be getting better. Throat hurts less, a bit more energy, less congestion. I still don't think I'm going to make it back to work this week at all, though.
After 3 days of going to the hospital, my kidney stones are finally out, as is the drainage tube I had in my side for 2 of those. Unfortunately, as one more "F*** you" to end the year, I now have Covid.
I had my urology appointment today, and it looks like I will be needing surgery to remove the kidney stones. Thankfully, the surgery doesn't sound too invasive, but I will have a stent in for a few weeks afterwards. It sure as heck sounds better than being in constant pain and taking opiates every day.
Well, here we go. I just started a new project called "Wait, I'm a Hero Now?" in MV. It's pretty much purely humor, with a totally uncooperative MC, Sidney, who comes up with savage responses to any Hero related stuff she's supposed to do.
Fricken hell! I dropped a bowl with mac and spam on my brothers floor, and was going to put leftover mac with whatever was still safe in there. It was only after I added the leftover mac that my brother told me he put floor noodles in there, now I wasted my planned dinner for tomorrow!
Currently working on a playlist of songs that have inspired my work on revamping Battle Castle, and making sure they flow decently from one to the next. I will be posting it whenever I upload my next demo.
This is the first song in the playlist.
Turning a specific vibe into reality is incredibly difficult. For instance, this song is one of the ones I listen to when working on my post apocalyptic project, and getting it's "feeling" into the game has been a real challenge.
What a stupid week so far! I was really short on sleep yesterday thanks to my back hurting and not falling asleep fast enough, now today I am 2 hours late for work because my damn alarm clock changed from the alarm setting, to the radio setting which I always keep muted.
Scripts can be so annoying sometimes. I've spent the last few hours trying to find which script is conflicting with another one, which is freezing the battles in one of my projects. Every time I think I find a solution, it gets more and more confusing.
I picked up FF III pixel remaster for the mobile discount sale. I guess that's on my plate after I finish Lunar Silver Star Story. That said, I am strongly considering an entry for the IGMC 2022 since an idea came to me for this year's theme.