21
Jan

Longest Ever Post I think For the New Year (2011)

Hey All,
First this is a very very very very long time since I post, but I was really busy and still busy but now less busy than before.
The reason I was away was due to army first I was away for 50 days in my training camp then when I returned I go everyday from 5:00 am and return home at 6:00 pm working for army so I reach home tired and go for sleep directly or see a movie and sleep.
No big deals and what make it worse for me that I am have collegue post graduate studies and I was having exams and I didnt study well because of the army.

Lets forgot about all that and lets talk about games and news. First thing before you start reading BEWARE!!!! this post is long and require lots of free time to try everything and test lots of stuffs in it. So if you aren’t free mark this post as good post and come back when you are free πŸ™‚

First part of the Post was for the New Year (2011) πŸ™‚ First thing I must say Happy New Year 2011 and Goodbye 2010 (I know its a bit late but I said my execuse in the upper part) So forgive me about that πŸ™‚

There is nothing better to celebrate new year than trying best games of 2010. The following lists are made by lots of sites espicially Indiegames and TIGSource.

TIGSource best and most popular games on forums accross 2010 are

IndieGames Weblog best 2010 games with their category

After this large list of top games GameMakerBlog have made a video for 100 Game Maker Games in 10 minutes

Now for the 2nd Section of this post which talks about some game news but for some reasons all the news I will going to talk about related for Apple stuffs either iPhone or iPad or MAC.

First the famous GameMaker game designer Jesse Venbrux have pulished iPhone games and MAC games of his old games. The games are

1- They Need to be Fed

2- Frozzd

3- You Probably Won’t Make It

Second Stuff is that YoYoGames have started there store which produce games for PSP , iPhone/iPad, MAC and Android go and check everything

Third stuff is that World of Goo iPad version have 50% discount and you can buy it now by 4.99$ only go and grab a copy.

Last thing in game new that Cactus made a MAC version for lots of his old famous games,

Third thing is Open Source News πŸ™‚ as lots of stuffs are now turning Open Source so lets check whats new there.

Daniel Remar (Creator of Master Peice IJI and Hero Core) Games have gone Open Source to download sources for his games here is the link.

The master piece game Canabalt goes open source and here is the link.

Fourth Part is some interview and videoes of famous and nice indiegames developers

1- World of Love 2010: Cliff Harris talk

2- Into the Night with Jason Rohrer and Chris Crawford

3- Thomas Vian’s Elevator Pitch for sfxr and as3sfxr where he has made an as3 port (http://superflashbros.net/as3sfxr/) for famous Dr. Petter’s sfxr(http://drpetter.se/project_sfxr.html) program

4- Interview with Chris Hecker of SpyParty

Fifth Part is about New Game Music release

1- Kometen

2- NightSky

Sixth Part about new Game Competitions

1- TIGSource Versus Compo

2- Experimental Gameplay Inanimate

3- TIGJam UK 4

4- Game Jolt Official Invention Comepition

at last there is discounts on FGS 2011 tickets for a limited time, use the code β€œI_Love_Mochi” when you register and you’ll get a 25% discount on FGS 2011.

Seventh Part is my music picks for games soundtrack of 2010

Eighth and last part is some pixel art I do quickly I know they are bad but better than nothing

Huuuuuh, This is too long I shall stop now πŸ™‚ Hope you are not angry of me after all πŸ™‚

I had to go now πŸ™‚

Bye Bye

13
Feb

Sorry it has been long time

Hey all,
Sorry for not posting from long time :S But I am too busy these days as at the morning I had a 2 weeks military training :S which is so bad and hard on me.
And at night I had to work on my Graduation Project which is changed to fit with my interests (this change happens by luck :D)

Now my GP (Graduation Project) will be an RPG Online Arena game πŸ™‚ it will be looks like DOTA but in my friends prespective πŸ™‚

I am sorry for not updating so often so I have some old and new news πŸ˜€


The first piece is the Experimental Gameplay month theme is Rejection πŸ™‚ you can find all the info on that link.


The second thing that TIGSource Assembly Compo Results are out πŸ˜€ yay πŸ˜€ here are the results πŸ™‚

  1. Bitworld
  2. Dungeons of Fayte
  3. Realm of the Mad God
  4. Mr. Kitty’s Quest
  5. BirdyWorld
  6. Backworld
  7. Tiny Crawl
  8. s h i n e
  9. The King, the Queen and the Jester
  10. Great Dungeon in the Sky

For more info about the results here is the link of the post πŸ™‚

Third stuff is FlashPunk v0.8 is out with lots of cool features new documentation and new games section on the main website πŸ™‚ for more information about new stuff in it πŸ™‚ go to the original post here.

Last thing about my YoYoGames compo entry :S (Night Guard) I made the main engine of the player movement long time ago but I stopped and didn’t continue due to military training and GP project so I don’t know if I will have time to finish it.

And about starting with FlashPunk I wanted to do that so hardly but I only use it for 2 hours then I had went to sleep and from that time I didnt see it again due to the same reasons for not continue working on Night Guard.

Thats all what I can say right now hoping that I can do something good. May god be with me πŸ™‚ Thanks for everyone who still come to my blog I will try to make frequently news now and often after my military training which will end on next thursday :).

Thats all for now πŸ™‚

ByeBye

24
Jan

Just a fast post

Hey all,
Today Networks exam passed safety πŸ™‚ Wow thats really cool πŸ™‚ with no injuries πŸ™‚

I had some small news πŸ™‚ for you all πŸ™‚


I dont know if somebody know that or what but I made a twitter rss feed from my twitter profile if anyone intersted to follow me πŸ™‚ here is a link to my twitter link

Also Alexitron was talking about my game (Mailure) on his development dairy which was so cool you can check it here.

Last thing Game Make Blog is holding a contest where you design a icons and logo for them.
It is required to design

  • Favicon requirements: 16Γ—16 size, .ico format.
  • Twitter avatar: 73Γ—73 size, .png format
  • There are no other requirements other than to use your imagination

There will be prizes the winner will take a Game Maker 8 pro version or two month advertising on their website or any game in the same budget πŸ™‚

Deadline for the compo is 12th February submit as fast as possible and send the submission entries either through their twitter account (here) or PM them here

This is the old logo they want to change πŸ™‚


Thats all now πŸ™‚

ByeBye

11
Jan

Nice News :D

Hey All,
The next couple of days may suffer from lack of updates due to my exams πŸ™‚ as I just going to start at next sunday πŸ™‚

But there are some awesome news that I dont want to miss and dont tell you about it πŸ™‚


First piece of news is about VVVVVV game that awesome game has been released by time πŸ™‚ I tried the demo its freakin awesome πŸ™‚ you must pick a full copy fast πŸ™‚ here is a link where you can grab a full copy for 15$ (I think because the website only shows how much it cost in egyptian pounds due to I am from Egypt :)) or try the demo πŸ™‚ but really freakin awesome πŸ™‚


The Second piece πŸ™‚ GameJolt new contest starts today πŸ™‚ this time the contest is sponsored by TheBlast.fm which is an online hard rock radio πŸ™‚

The constest theme is Rogue which means “Reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others

The contest prizes is as usual feature on the main site for the first three winner πŸ™‚ and the first will recieve a free game from steam website πŸ™‚

The contest will ends at midnight between 24 and 25 January πŸ™‚ for more info here is the link of the original post.

Last ByeBye for now as I have lots to study πŸ™‚

8
Jan

FlashPunk is Out Hurrrraaaah :D

Hey all,
This is a small piece of news πŸ™‚ Chevy Ray (the creator of Skull Pogo and Beacon and lots of other games) have today released his flash library called FlashPunk (which I will learn how to use it to make flash games :))


Its now available for download and it has some documentation and tutorial to start with it πŸ™‚

It was designed to work with FlashDevelop and not Adobe Flash

Go now and try it πŸ™‚ it looks promising πŸ™‚ and I am so excited for using it πŸ™‚

Thats all for now πŸ™‚

ByeBye

1
Jan

Hurrah for Bactoriam and Mailure :)

Hey all,
Today I found a very nice news about both games Bactoriam and Mailure.
They are featured in video of 100 GameMaker Games in 10 min for 2009 games.

Here is the video πŸ™‚

Also There are lots of cool videos for the game of the year and one of the best shows I love to see is the ByteJacker show and yesterday show was awesome it contain top 10 indiegames in 2009 see that video its nice πŸ™‚


Another amazing news VVVVVV game will be released on 10 Jan this year with price of 15$ πŸ™‚ It deserve it and you must go and pick it πŸ™‚ there will be a demo to try πŸ™‚

A new compo is starting πŸ™‚ on NAG forums πŸ™‚

Theme: Design the same game twice. Then make the two “takes” on the concept hang together coherently.
DeadLine: January 31st 2010, 31-01-2010
More Info: link

Last thing AlexitrΓ³n was writing about what he had done in 2009 its a nice post (link) πŸ™‚ and I dlove it πŸ™‚ and he wanted people to share there story with him so I shared mine you can find it in the comments πŸ™‚ there

Thats all for now πŸ™‚

ByeBye

30
Dec

YoYoGames Compos returns again

Hey All,

A very delightful news I just saw YoYoGames have started new Compo for the new year.
The theme of the compo is to make a game for handheld device using GM7 or GM8
Compo Rules (Copied from YoYoGlog)

  1. Your Game must be less than 10MB (uncompressed)EXE only…NO ZIP files.
  2. Maximum Screen Size 480X272
  3. No DLLs or other extension packages can be used.
  4. No Installation packages.
  5. No use of the registry.
  6. Game Controls must use cursor keys and space-bar only, escape to quit
  7. Game Maker versions 7 or 8 only
  8. All games must be tagged β€œCompetition” and β€œ05β€³
  9. Contest finishes March 30th 2010 at Midnight GMT

More info go to this link

I will particpate in the compo with a new game (the game idea was developed for RoboSquid Contest but I didn’t start on it at all as I was too busy)

Yesterday I started making a platform engine so as to use it in my future games where this game will be one of them and AlexitrΓ³n (The designer of lots of amazing games such as The Power) told me that he will help me in level designing as I am horrible at it. (I am so happy when I knew that Alex will help me πŸ™‚ )

Today when I hear about the YoYoGames Competition 05 I decided to participate in it with my newgame which is called Night Guard πŸ™‚

I won’t talk about it for now when I finish some parts of it I will post about it πŸ™‚

Thats all for now πŸ™‚ Hope to see lots of amazing entries there πŸ™‚

ByeBye

29
Dec

New Year Compo :)

Hey all,
Happy New Year and Merry Christmas πŸ™‚ Hoping that everybody enjoying his vacation πŸ™‚
I just found a new compo for the new year made by ClickTeam (The Company that made MMF2(The tool used in making lots of famous games example: Kyntt Stories)) This compo have lots of amazing prizes

  • Multimedia Fusion 2 Developer or $369 via PayPal – quantity: 1
  • 1 GB 3.1 megapixel Mini digital video camera – quantity: 1
  • 1 GB MP3/Multimedia Entertainment Player – quantity: 1
  • 1 Year of Standard Web Hosting from http://www.atomicpages.net/ – quantity: 2
  • Clickteam Hats – quantity: 5

The contest named 20 Event Contest πŸ™‚ where you must make a game having no more than 20 events and in each event contain no more than 4 conditions (I think)

It sounds strange but I think the prizes are cool πŸ™‚ The deadline is till 14 February 2010.

The are lots of some resterictive rules you must check them before start making the game πŸ™‚
For more information Visit this link.

Another news:


Nicalis company has published some music for the christmas very wonderfull and you must check them now πŸ™‚ link.

Also Dr.Petter the amazing person who created the SFXR sound effect tool which I used in all my games sound effects πŸ™‚ its so nice πŸ™‚
He released an alpha version for his new tool (Sculptris) for creating 3D models by shaping a sphere as it is a mud ball and I am shaping it.
It’s amazing πŸ™‚ go and try it πŸ™‚ and by the way you can use it in making 3D models for ur game as it export obj extension.

Here is a video for it πŸ™‚ have fun πŸ™‚

That all the news for now πŸ™‚

Bye Bye

18
Dec

Game Release: The Egg & The Stone (In my view Bad news)

Hi all,
You maynot understand why bad news ?? Thats easy because it is not really a game its learning game to learn what is called resolution principle a logical principal to solve logical problems.The game team was large 20 persons divided to lots of things. Although we were large but we dont work alot on this game as we were too busy in lots of other projects.

The game is finally done (without sounds or music) I was assigned me and two others to make the game graphics using XNA studio.

I draw the whole charcter set and make the design of the GUI code and classes in C# and make the integrate everything of the GUI and help in final integration in the game.

The game in my view was a horrible experience and also was not funny it still contain some bugs but these bugs are becz of the A* algo used in moving and we didnt have time to correct it.

Important Note: be sure to install CNFFont.ttf file in your windows and install XNA runtime πŸ™‚

You can give it a try I upload it on GameJolt as usual and here is the link.

By the way the game isnot easy to be learned πŸ™‚ you may dont understand what to do.

Also I’ve heared about a new compo on website called IndieHell.


Theme: SandBox
DeadLine: 31 Jan 2010
Link: IndieHell Contest

I wish I have some time to enter Robosquid Compo as I had an amazing idea and I want to do it πŸ™‚
Thats all news for now πŸ™‚

ByeBye

12
Dec

News On Fly

Hey all,
First of all some Compo News.

First The Ludum Dare 16 Compo is now launched

Theme: Exploration

DeadLine: 16 December
More Info: link

Assemblee Compo:
Second is Part two of Assemblee Compo is now running where lots of graphical asset can be found here is a link contain all the graphical asset in the game so for more info about the compo you can get to the site through this link πŸ™‚ for getting all graphical asset and other music and sound sfx take alook at this link too.

Other news about GameMaker and YoYoGames the new GM8 logo will not be changed any more as Sandy said and here is the latest version of it (In my view the orginal logo have more professional look than that but doesnt describe GameMaker at all)

Another news that YoYoGames will update site InfraStructure on Monday and if the update goes well the new YoYoGames 5th Competition will be launched WoWoW. For more info here is the link.

Thats for now πŸ™‚

ByeBye πŸ™‚