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  • Poppet Quest stats so far.. 61 views, 20 downloads, 3 reviews, 1 comment, 4 followers gained.... Hmm...
    From a content creation standpoint, games really have awful traction. At least the experiment is interesting, time to see what adding Twitter into the mix does. Maybe the supposed 1,290 followers I have on it will prove useful. Then I'll test out Insta. :barf:
    ImaginaryVillain
    ImaginaryVillain
    Thanks! Honestly... I'm figuring that there are just so many games, people really haven't had time. Though I'm really curious to see how my plugins perform. Nobody else has ever tested them but me (even if it was on multiple computers).
    r66r
    r66r
    No doubt there will be a lot more evaluation between now and the results in a month's time.

    As an example, I imagined myself going through the majority of the games to figure out how to improve the final game of my demo submitted for the contest. But even limiting myself to 20 minutes per game and playing 2-3 games each day, it would take me at least 30 days to finish. :kaoswt2:
    ImaginaryVillain
    ImaginaryVillain
    Yeah, there really are a lot of games. Even the judges are only dividing them up into quarters and handing a list of their "winners" to the next judge, which I assume will be half or so. Then they're going to play those and hand half to the next one. So even each judge won't be playing most of the games.
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    While I wait for judging, I decided to start adding more "friends" to my attic. :LZSgrin:

    I swear I need a whole sound pack of menacing squeaky toy noises. :kaoswt:
    It's weird, but I'm actually a bit annoyed that I have to wait to work on my game till after the Game Jam is over. I thought I'd be completely sick of it. But nope! Today I was like... "You know what would improve this?!" :LZSexcite:

    On the plus side I vastly improved my personal plugins and learned a lot when working Poppet Quest. Time to steal some ideas from myself for my other game. :LZSwink:
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    They're kind of adorable, in a creepy sort of moving on their own sort of way. :LZSwink:
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    The Stranger
    Moving inanimate objects are really bloody scary. It's usually creepy looking mannequins doing the whole moving when you're not looking thing, though.
    gstv87
    gstv87
    "Oi! Ow you doin'.... look over there... tha's a Toiger, one them most dangerous creetures on Earth!"

    ".....I'mma touch it."
    The Stranger
    The Stranger
    @gstv87 The motivation behind every single interaction between man and beast. When encountering a wild animal, the human only wonders whether or not they can pet it. xD
    I have visual evidence of submitting my game... I can rest now. This has been one long month of hundreds of dev hours. I'm not even going to look sideways at my RM stuff for like a week after this. :kaoback:
    ImaginaryVillain
    ImaginaryVillain
    Well don't forget the "Second Rate" part. :LZSwink:

    No but seriously, I'll probably build it into a much more full fledged Diablo style game in the future. There was no way it was going to arrive at that in a month though.
    Kes
    Kes
    *Gasp*!! Does this mean - no sparkles?
    ImaginaryVillain
    ImaginaryVillain
    Well... I was going to add a lot more pretty effects, but... well it kind of didn't fit with a creepy attic... And I er.. ran out of time. I did manage to sneak stars in though because the Game Jam gave me the perfect excuse. :LZSgrin:
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    Almost 1am.... and it's still 86F outside. :kaoswt:
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    ImaginaryVillain
    ImaginaryVillain
    Doesn't rain often just make it worse though? I mean everything is all damp then the next time it's hot, it just turns all humid. Reminds me of that year I spent in Portland. Awful place, it was always humid but two months out of the year it would heat up and become a sauna. :kaoswt:
    taarna23
    taarna23
    The sun had already gone down, so it helped cool things off. It's already humid as heck here; I live a reasonably short walk away from a river.
    ImaginaryVillain
    ImaginaryVillain
    Well that sounds nice, if I lived within walking distance of a river I'd probably be there most days. :LZSexcite: Sadly the only one near me is a 15-20 minute drive away, and overrun by criminals and homeless encampments. :kaocry:
    //Sees it's the same price at Best Buy for a new SSD as Amazon
    //Sees it's 103F outside and Best Buy is half a hour of driving.
    //Orders from Amazon.
    I'll wait the 2-3 days. :LZSwink:
    ImaginaryVillain
    ImaginaryVillain
    //looks at own game
    Yep can confirm my game is just regular life in California during the Summer. Take too long outside, and keel over dead. :kaoback: This is why we built tunnels and hiss at the sun, and you people probably just thought I was antisocial. :LZSangel:

    @The Stranger They dash back so you can't be angry at them for tampering with your food. :LZSwink:
    taarna23
    taarna23
    Ugh. We had heat up here close to that recently, and looks like we will again, soon. However, I'm insane and will absolutely go out in that heat rather than order on Amazon... The only thing we get here from Amazon is only because the company doesn't sell it directly through their site, onlt on Amazon, and it would be half again the price locally.
    ImaginaryVillain
    ImaginaryVillain
    That's fair, I admit I don't like supporting Amazon. However it's not like I'd be supporting a local mom and pop store either, it would just be another corporation. If it was a mom and pop place, I'd be willing to put up with the heat.
    Me: I just want to sit and work on my game all day everyday! Shiny code! Shiny graphics! Yay! :LZSexcite:
    Other people: What if we give you money not to?
    Me: :kaoswt:
    //Long pause...

    Me: You've won this day foul temptress! :kaolivid:
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    "Keep in mind doing that will forever make you a jerk face." - Pixi JS 6.0.4

    :LZSlol:
    ImaginaryVillain
    ImaginaryVillain
    It was pretty funny after reading so many lines of performance code, and technical comments and boom... Jerk face! :LZSlol:

    I wish they'd just toss stuff like that in every handful of paragraphs, it would make it way more fun to read through.
    BK-tdm
    BK-tdm
    Go read the shadowing fast inverse square root (Fast InvSqrt()) of quake 3 arena, the comments are... "amusing" to say the least. :kaojoy:
    Trihan
    Trihan
    Reminds me of the disclaimer I used to put after the config section of my VX Ace scripts: "Editing anything beyond this point will result in baldness and loss of earnings".
    Part of me wants to stream making this new city map... But the other part of me is too busy yawning to really care. Maybe I'll just private stream it and then have YouTube send me a version later I can speed up. :LZSexcite:
    ImaginaryVillain
    ImaginaryVillain
    TLDR: I found better hair than the god hair, and must now use it because it is the new one true hairstyle. :kaopride:
    The Stranger
    The Stranger
    Will this new hair also cause your computer to die a little inside? xD
    ImaginaryVillain
    ImaginaryVillain
    Nope, it actually uses 5 gigs less of RAM and almost no GPU but looks better! :kaoback: All of the those sacrifices volunteers I sent to Lord Cthulhu really paid off. To think their sad little lives could have so much meaning by bringing such an amazing thing into the world! It's beautiful! :kaocry:
    Today while doing some research on Victorian fashion, I've learned something interesting. Apparently much of it was based on the Tuberculosis pandemic that ravaged the era. Not only was darker colors such as black worn often due to the vast number of funerals people had to attend. But they actually romanticized the look of "consumption"... basically the look of dying to Tuberculosis.
    I just wanted to point out the thing that is almost impossible miss....
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    From the back her hair looks like a phallic symbol. Now you know why I ended up going to so much trouble to change the model, you're welcome. :LZSwink:
    Today I attempted to touch the pinnacle of hairstyles in the Daz world. A hair so powerful it required two extra setting turned on just to look at it. When I attempted to see it in Iray it shown so bright with it's mightiness that my computer fell before it. Quest failed, hair too strong... Only the fashion chosen one can wield such a fabulous hairstyle. :kaoback:
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    For reference, here's the resource requirements of a normal hair and the same model.
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    ImaginaryVillain
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    Then I put it at it's recommended settings. Not the max ones mind you, and still without the horn attachments... This hair is literally a computer killer. The recommended settings are 3/10 and 3/10 on two sliders. :kaoback:
    The Stranger
    The Stranger
    If we don't hear from you for a while, we'll know it's because this hairstyle caused your computer to meltdown and you had to save up to buy a new one. xD I wonder if it's rendering every single strand of hair, and giving each strand its own geometry and dforce physics?
    Going to work on another map if anybody wants to watch. :LZSexcite:
    ImaginaryVillain
    ImaginaryVillain
    I've decided I like Streaming... Not because I think I'm good (I'm not), or because I want a career in it, or even that I care if people watch. No, no. I now have an excuse to talk to myself and not look crazy. Excellent. :kaopride:
    Hyouryuu-Na
    Hyouryuu-Na
    I get that XD I talk to myself a lot. Initially it was just to improve my English so I kept saying random stuff to myself when I was alone. Now it's become a habit :") Sometimes it gets weird when someone hears me cause 1. I'm talking to myself and 2. It's in English XD I could come watch your stream a little if I'm free ^^ It's interesting to know how devs work.
    ImaginaryVillain
    ImaginaryVillain
    The secret is to carry a cellphone around next to your ear as you talk, then people will just think it's just normal. :LZSwink:

    Also I'm always to happy people to chat with. Goodness knows if nobody is around, I'll talk my own ear off... And nobody wants that. :kaoswt:
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    She'll make time for you. :LZSwink:
    Just in case you want to watch me work on a map and creating some assets... I guess live?

    May as well test it. Doubt I'll be entertaining.. Probably just end up playing with dolls or something. :LZSwink:
    The Stranger
    The Stranger
    Looks like some sort of nightmare hellscape. Pipes, cogs, and plates all over the place. Is that a sea of tea? Watch out, or us British might have to conquer you for that. xD
    ImaginaryVillain
    ImaginaryVillain
    Oh... the land of Omnia has an underlaying theme.... It's a giant tea making machine that converts blood to water, then to tea. You just get to see it in reverse. Really puts a different spin on the tea party that happens very early on. We only serve the finest blend here. :LZSgrin:
    ImaginaryVillain
    ImaginaryVillain
    At some point.... If the story goes long enough, it's not an "Alice in Wonderland" story at all. It's actually a "Count of Monte Cristo" story. Which is why "Acceptance" will be the most brutal chapter, we're just in Denial right now. This is just a happy "Wonderland" with death on the line. :LZSexcite:
    Well I was testing my new microphone with a private stream... And it came out fairly well, much better than the first attempt which we won't speak of. Mostly a bit too mechanical, and the talking cuts awkwardly occasionally. Still good enough to post, so if for some reason you want to watch me finish a map in Inkarnate, and the put it into MZ, with collision, etc..

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    No idea if I'll ever bother to do one live... I kind of get distracted easily. But I've definitely got the time to just click record while I'm already working... It's like 30 seconds of work. So much faster than editing a whole video. :LZSexcite:
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