catherine

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  1. That Warroid is a Dick [Devlog]

    But hey, you can interact with all the objects and I THINK I have the bugs in my trigger-a-text-message-after-3-minutes code all fixed! So there's that.
  2. You're not racist against Warroids or anything. Listen, they had a really rough time in the war. Like, seriously. But it's just this specific Warroid: your next-door neighbour. What's his problem? Why's he gotta be such a dick? (About me: I'm a first-time poster, first-time Wizard Jammer, convinced to do it by a friend as a fun project over the holiday break. Trying to decide if the title is an HR violation if I mentioned this game at my day job, but if it's good enough for the podcast, it's good enough for me.)
  3. That Warroid is a Dick [Devlog]

    Fact: saving/loading definitely doesn't work right with the dialogue system. Cut!
  4. That Warroid is a Dick [Devlog]

    And oh yeah: I'm still cranking away. I'm using the Simple House Interiors asset that I already licensed for my as-yet-untitled game about why you shouldn't go rooting around in your coworkers desks, so building a space and filling it with interactive objects is pretty straightforward. For the UI, I've run into a bit of a snag, identifying a bug that I THINK is with the Yarn parser rather than the Unity wrapper, but we'll see. Long story short, my MVP might have to forego my nice-looking iMessages dialogue bubbles that retain backscroll in favour of not-as-nice ones. Drat. But at least it works. And I'm pleased with the cast of characters thus far: the Warroid in particular comes across as suitably petty and dickish, IMHO. And what of my progress on the b-story? The thing the player character is meant to be doing that these incessant text messages keep taking you away from? loooool. At least I've got a couple days. Please see the attached tree for an extremely petty conversation about who stole the Warroid's jar from out in the hallway.
  5. Oh wow, that's totally my day job, haha. Good job on the feel of the empty office!
  6. [Released] The Rooster's Stupid Secret

    Yeah, the only real reason I'm going with Yarn is because the interpreter and everything and toolset outside Unity already all exist and I'm using them on a separate project that will need localization down the road. My first choice, Fungus, just tried to do way too much.
  7. [RELEASED] The World Begins With You

    Oh wow, this looks so good. I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished result. Also, that accidental prance-mode animation would be a fun game too.
  8. That Warroid is a Dick [Devlog]

    @fabian I'm really liking the new FPE, and parts of it are a lot easier to work with than the last version, but I'm still a little unfamiliar with how it does controls this time around. Regardless, I am EXTREMELY impressed with it so far and am pretty sure it's still underpriced on the Asset Store, haha. The only downside for jamming is that there are far more default assets to mod! (Also, I've never been able to use a gamepad to play FPSes, so I can't tell if I'm doing something wrong on my Mac or not, even though I have an Xbox controller to test with and that I use for other games, but that seems like something I can figure out later, haha.)
  9. That Warroid is a Dick [Devlog]

    I've successfully integrated Yarn and the new FPEkit with the dialogue controls. Next steps: Make sure saving/loading works with dialogue states. separate out the scripts and UI objects that handle in-person dialogue from the "text messages" on your "phone". art level design more writing
  10. [Released] The Rooster's Stupid Secret

    This looks great! Are you building your dialogue system from scratch?
  11. That Warroid is a Dick [Devlog]

    @root: Cool, are you in the Narrative Games Slack? They have a dedicated Yarnspinner channel. https://narrative-game-dev-slack.herokuapp.com/
  12. That Warroid is a Dick [Devlog]

    Thanks! I'm not 100% sure I'll stick to the "traced from iOS" look as-is, but my nine-slices for my larger "text messaging" game are all pixel art, and I don't think that really fits with what I'm going for here. I am happy to say that I've backtracked re: Fungus and gone with Yarn, which is what Night in the Woods uses for its dialogue. It means I can write and translate it independently of Unity itself. Plus it means I can use Robert Yang's excellent Yarn-previewing tool YarnWeaver. And it also makes it a lot easier to ensure I'm using a unique voice for each of the text messages from the full cast of characters: Well-meaning Friend Snarky Friend You And of course... The Warroid himself.
  13. [Released] Dunkin' Bronuts

    I will admit that I haven't done it myself yet, because I'm still trying to come up with a name for either of my non-jam projects, but how about Itch.io? Is that cool? Also: yes, congrats on the absolute best excuse for not finishing up some feature or mechanic ever! That's some really remarkable planning.
  14. Fight Garbage With Garbage [devlog]

    This sounds amazing and also exactly what my actual life is like. I'm really looking forward to seeing it!
  15. That Warroid is a Dick [Devlog]

    Thanks, everyone! I'm having a lot of fun so far. And yes, good guess on the themes. "That Warroid is a Dick" will hopefully be funny, but it's also about the frustration of living next door to someone who you're sympathetic to, who you know you're meant to be sympathetic to. ("A veteran, for heaven's sake!") ...but someone who's also still a complete jerk. And then navigating that frustration with your friends. It's a slice-of-life first-person exploration game set in your apartment, built using Unity, with the extremely conveniently-just-released First Person Exploration Kit 2.0, and Fungus for in-person dialogue and text messaging. ...which is also the conceit I'm going to use for the menus. And thanks, @zerofiftyone. I'll go figure out if you're being literal or if you have a signup page for the wizardjam Slack. If not, catherine@catherinewinters.com pls.