Saturday, November 24, 2018

Introducing the Princess from the Clouds!

On this blog, I've only talked about Hell City, as that's the only location that's actually in the game, unless you count the Fourth Dimension, better known as the Special Stages. However, I still have plans in my head about other parts of the game, the most recent ideas being for the levels that take place in the clouds. Yeah, the clouds, y'know, that place that I composed a song for a long time ago but still haven't gotten around to adding to the game proper?

Anyways, getting to the point, I didn't have ideas for the sky levels, just planning to make them open areas where you have to do precise platforming, jumping from cloud to cloud. Not even the boss was planned out, just the music that would play in these levels, Atmospheric Glide (formerly "The Skies"). However, recently, an idea started coming to mind, the urge to create a new third little girl who'd be found in these levels, with her being a part of the overall story with her own unique things about her. Everyone, meet Peppermint!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Development Worries and Updates

This post is pretty negative compared to my usual post, so read only if you wish to see the bad side of game development.
Whoa, how long has it been? Sorry, but sometimes, I forget to update this blog. I believe I'm becoming too lazy to even write a blog post lately, even though that's easier than other work I haven't been doing, working on Mary's Magical Adventure. Anyways, let's get to the updates about the game! It's been a long enough wait for this!

Monday, August 27, 2018

The Devil of File Sharing


You may have heard of the many iffy file sharing websites from years ago, such as Rapidshare, and may have thought they sucked, but I've been personally dealing with the worst one...and unlike other websites, they haven't changed one bit. That place is called 4shared.

Yes, during that first paragraph, you may have thought of them, as they had silly restrictions that make you question who would support their company, but as of recently, I've seen they are worse on the inside than the outside.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

TrackMania 2: Lagoon Track: Lightning - Loop Cross

A couple years ago, TrackMania Turbo was announced as the next game in the TrackMania series, with multiple environments to race in, including a completely new one, Rollercoaster Lagoon. I was sorta excited for the latter, as it had rollercoaster pieces that allowed your vehicle to stick to the track. Ah, the possibilities for said pieces were basically endless, but only one thing stuck in my mind: "This really reminds me of another great game series..."

Friday, July 27, 2018

TrackMania 2: Valley Track - Secluded Forest

For anyone that only owns TM United/Nations, yes, this is what TrackMania 2 looks like!
Whoa, TrackMania...it's been years since I last played any of the games in the series, let alone made a new track! Well, as of today, that's not the case, because I made my newest track, Secluded Forest.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The frustrations of forced e-mail subscriptions

It's time for a rant! Well, sorta, as there isn't much to say about this problem, but it's something that needs to be improved! Hopefully, you already have the general idea in mind, but I'll talk about it anyways. Unfortunately, I've written this after I've unsubscribed from some of the newsletters, so there will only be one picture.

Y'know websites like EFF and DemandProgress? Well, you may see petitions on there to sign, and it seems easy enough! That is, until you see the first part of the problem, that you have to enter your information. Sure, that may help with indicating what part of the United States you're within, for when the government hopefully sees them, and that's fine, but look closer, near the "sign" button...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Mary's Magical Adventure's soundtracks

Do you sometimes question why every song in Mary's Magical Adventure has a normal and 8-bit version? If so, that will require another trip to the past, as while the chiptune music wasn't in earlier "World of Kirbycraft" versions, there were multiple soundtracks to choose from, using basically the same ACS code as Mary's Magical Adventure v1.95! Come with me to the past to see where it all began! It'll be a long post, but it'll be fun...

Saturday, June 30, 2018

My Best Times in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

With N. Sane Trilogy out on all platforms, you may wonder if I got it. The answer is "yes"; I like to get games on PC, not consoles, and Crash's first PC game's no exception. This did mean I had to wait a year after the game's PS4 release but the wait was worth it! Here's how good I did at running through Jungle Rollers and The Great Gate after many deaths...

Also, if anyone wonders, yes, I tried Stormy Ascent but kept losing lives; Crash Bandicoot gives you way too many lives, but maybe they're just preparing you for the hardest level...
I've also played as Coco and she's actually cute in this game, unlike that more mature-looking design seen in games like Crash Twinsanity.

Anyways, I may post more videos showing my attempts at getting through levels, but for now I'll return to developing my game, as that thing will take years to release as a developer working alone. It is strange since single-dev games are usually short or rely on the computer procedurally generating things within the game, while teams handle games the size of Mary's Magical Adventure.

Now the next annoying thing to do is to await whether Toys for Bob will ever plan releasing Spyro Reignited Trilogy on PC...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The flaws of World of Kirbycraft's level design

The first level of MMA, Isle Hell City. Believe it, this design has flaws.
I have concerns first-time players aren't going to know what to do. Why is this? Well, my game is very different than other games that use GZDoom as their engine. Also, try playing the first level and see if you can complete it. Yes, today, we'll compare this level to older World of Kirbycraft levels and newer ones from Mary's Magical Adventure to see how each stands in linearity.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Challenges in Mary's Magical Adventure

Let me tell a story about an interesting part of Mary's Magical Adventure that dates back to just after the name change from World of Kirbycraft, v1.6. There was a mysterious place that Mary could visit, planned reachable at the end of each level. Its name was the Hall of Challenges.

The only challenge programmed wasn't the best idea...
In this mysterious brick building in the sky, which was planned to be viewable from the outside in a later sky level, Mary could use switches to unlock gated-off openings to past levels. When she returned to the level she chose, she'd be given a challenge based on the difficulty the player chose. Should she complete it, she would be rewarded the great Powerup Coins, which would reward her with temporary upgrades...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

My Little ElsaGate #4 - Abuse boys, only boys!


Let's return to the My Little Pony ElsaGate series that spans many channels! Why did I wait so long to do this? Well, let's just say that once you see one of these series, you've pretty much seen all of them; Just swap out the cute Twilight Sparkle design for a girl from a different series and you have another series. Every ElsaGate series is made up of characters from the franchise they're ripping off put into certain roles; There's always:
  • A man who is married to a woman but easily falls for another woman (Flash Sentry)
  • A woman who is married to the man but gets easily angered if the slightest wrong thing happens, even assuming her own husband does things without evidence, like in #2 (Twilight Sparkle)
  • A second woman which tries to hurt or kill the man's wife and take him for herself (Adagio)
  • One or two kids who are very young and look like their parents (Baby Twilight Sparkle and Baby Flash Sentry)