Tuesday, November 27, 2012

[Design] Nanowrimo End, Starbound Hat Contest

  Well NaNoWriMo is coming to a close this Friday and I am at 47,000 words!  I was at 30,000 before the weekend and had a power weekend and wrote 17,000.  My main story is pretty much finished and I just need to write the conclusion / epilogue section and add some intermittent chapters to beef up the story a bit.

  Also I entered in a hat-design contest for Starbound.  If you haven't heard of Starbound it's like Terraria in space and you can check it out here:  http://playstarbound.com/

  Here are some of the hats I designed, and I was bored so I made a bunch of them.

The Red Fang Helmet:

Other Hats:
The Crown of Flames Helmet:

The Bubble:

The Blood Demon Mask:

The Twisted Mind Mask:

  I'll probably make some more, but I enjoy simple pixel art like this.  After this month I'll be working to review and edit Un-alive, my novel and hopefully I'll be able to publish it!

Thanks for reading,


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

[SBX2] NaNo Progress, SBX2 L3 addition

  NaNoWriMo has been going well.  I have written over 17,000 words already and am only slightly under par.  I have been trying to get some programming done aside from writing too, so here is a sneak peak of some new stuff in level 3.


  I have added electric nodes in Level 3 that blast electricity between.  It's dangerous so be careful around the hallway area.

As you can see in the bottom half of the picture, lightning is zapping between two nodes. 

Electricity will jump all the way down the hall and then start over in a few seconds.

I'll work on adding the boss and some platforming areas you can explore when I get some time.


Saturday, November 3, 2012

[SBX2] Level 3 - The Fortress


  I've added new content to the game!  Level 3 is now open and there are some new things to see.
  A few additions are:

  -  A new character

  -  New upgrade items (that restore HP and Shield Power)

  -  A new Turret Enemy

  -  Layer removal in the level so you can uncover new parts of the level as you progress.

Let's take a look at some screen shots:

When you enter the level you start out in the upper right corner of the base.
Enemy Turrets are nearby defending the entrance.

As you travel around searching for a way to open the gate be sure to look for items to acquire.

After destroying something ^_^ the gate is open and the roof layer is removed allowing you to see inside!

Inside the fortress are more enemies and new gates to open!

Also here is the new HP recovery item!  Collect them to restore HP.  You will find them scattered throughout the levels.

Well, that's just a sneak peak at the third level of SBX2!  If you want to download it and play it you can download the file here:  

Stay tuned for new updates!