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  1. [Dev Log] Burnin' Down the Wolfman

    Love the name! Good luck!
  2. Thanks, atte! So no update for a while...I have been working on it a lot. But, you see, I'm way out of my depth. Just doing things I thought would be simple is taking me hours and hours. For instance (for a reason that probably only makes sense to me), there are THREE pause states in this game: the legit "doong sok doong sok doong sok sok dok" orig Battletoads pause, and a help screen, and a quit screen. Just managing the conditions of these states, how this can't happen and this can, and making it all not break...Well, it took a while and was my first real coding conundrum. Ie: I barely know what I'm doing. Basically, the theme of the game, the idea that BattleToads is glitching out and you can't escape the pause screen, is TOTALLY mirroring my real life flailing, trying to get anything working with this code! As such, the game still only looks like messed up iterations on the second Battletoads level as posted above. I will have new screens later though! Also, slapped together some pixel art too, and I'll be introducing that once I escape to fabled Room 02.
  3. Here are some sketches of some "NPCs." I've put together what might be considered a "design doc" too. And I've come to the realization that I'm more or less making a graphic adventure here. And strangely, those odd chars above, and most of the non-Battletoads original art I'm making for this, are only going to show up after the game is over. There is a party after you've beaten the game and you can walk around and talk to people. Anyone know the ending of ToeJam & Earl? Like that. So yeah, weird and getting weirder, but It half-makes sense in my head now!
  4. [Dev Log] Lacks Restraint

    Sounds cool. I love a good tactics game! I've sorta been waiting for indies to really take on the genre.
  5. I'm following along with Tom Francis and doing okay I guess. Weirdly for my first game I seem to just be remaking the second level from BattleToads haha. Here's where I am. I have the fundamentals of char movement down and replicated the scrolling in the level alright. The pause works with the cool music! The guy shooting the ninjas is just leftover from the tutorial. Figuring stuff out!
  6. Convinced myself to do this! I got the BattleToads sprites from the NES game. But my idea is to pervert the original art as soon as possible. Like a mashup that morphs into a new thing.
  7. Team Building Thread

    Posted above, buuuut any programmer think it who be cool to go all Frog Fractions on the "Pause Theme From BattleToads"?
  8. Team Building Thread

    Hello. I'm a professional cartoonist who has made art for a long time, including lots of pixel art. In terms of games, I've done work before, but nothing super legit. I posted these in the other forum but here's a sample of my pixel work: Wanting to do a 2d game or maybe a very low-res 3d thing with 2d sprites. I've been wanting to use Gamemaker, but could also mess around in Unity if not expelcted to do all that much. I'd also be waay more excited by a fantasy/weird game over, um, a regular game with normal people. I had wanted to do LD32 next weekend, but I think I'll pretend I'm doing that and do this instead! Likely most my output will be on those days.
  9. Well I'm an artist and actually wanted to learn a bit of Gamemaker myself! Uh, maybe we should team? You're good with coding tasks?
  10. The Josie inside the knob nonsense was the main thing I remembered about the dregs of season 2. I'd always reference it through the years and people would say "I don't remember that." To the point where I questioned my own memory of the show. On rewatch, it was way WAY more over the top than my memory. Okay, it did happen. And it was insane. To me, it was shades of Liquid Terminator, and Jake's comparison to Ace Ventura was super good. Also, I remember when I first saw the show maybe 8 years ago getting up and yelling at the screen, "A shelf knob!? She got trapped in a SHELF KNOB!!" To which my then-gf responded, "What's a shelf knob? Shelves don't have knobs." Okay. That's all I have re: knobs rn.
  11. Haha..looks like Spelunky Jake! Awesome.
  12. Here are a couple (non-pod related) pixelly things I've done:
  13. Heyo, I've been listening to Thumbs for frickin' ever and never been on the forums. But, I've long wanted to do a proper gamejam and feel that Thumbs "readers" could be the perfect collaborators! Saw a post on twitter, so guess I'm finally a forum member! I'm a cartoonist and would call myself a "very competant dabbler" in games. Hope I'll be able to contribute!