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Developer Journal Weekly Report #17 Developer Journal Weekly Report #17

Titania’s route is finally starting to get somewhere though I imagine I’m going to be doing a lot of editing down the road, but the scenes are starting to be more coherent and with the proper pacing. As I write it I see that I’m going to need more scenes to not make the game too short, but once the bones are in place,…

The Geek Empress Reviews Pokemon Detective Pikachu The Geek Empress Reviews Pokemon Detective Pikachu

It’s finally here folks, the moment we’ve all been waiting for. A goddamn live-action Pokemon movie where goddamn Ryan Reynolds voices a goddamn Pikachu based off of a goddamn game that didn’t even get goddamn localized until after the announcement of the goddamn movie. There was no way I wasn’t going to go see this…

Developer Journal Weekly Report #14 Developer Journal Weekly Report #14

Some of the Alpha reports have been trickling in now and I’m starting to get a better idea of what I need to do going forward with the game. I need to do some serious work on the GUI because that seems to be the biggest issue, followed by tweaking some sprites and making some moments clearer.

Developer Journal Weekly Report #13 Developer Journal Weekly Report #13

Still waiting for some feedback from the Alpha but I think I have solved at least one of the routes I intend to code out, and will be easier to start writing from here on out. In the meantime I’ve been dallying in other projects that got sidelined because of the game and other things. In fact I’m close to finishing a…

Kingdom Hearts’ Kairi Problem Kingdom Hearts’ Kairi Problem

Kingdom Hearts has gone from a one-off game about what would happen if Disney crossed over with Final Fantasy to a sweeping saga involving generations of characters in their battle of Light against Darkness. We have followed characters who were tempted by evil, sacrificed everything, redeemed themselves, left part of…

Developer Journal Weekly Report #12 Developer Journal Weekly Report #12

With the Alpha out (and no, it’s not too late to try it out, just comment with your Discord username and I’ll DM you the download) I’m largely taking this week off as I wait to hear back from some of the people who are playing it. I’m starting to tinker with Titania’s route and getting myself started so the creative…

Developer Journal Weekly Report #11 Developer Journal Weekly Report #11

Aw yeah, the Alpha is DONE. The menu art is finished, the logo got revamped and I played through a few routes to make sure nothing significantly wacky is going to happen. Some of the user interface isn’t what I want, but that’s not all that important for the moment since I need to look up what it takes to make the…

Gamer Diary: The World Ends with You Final Remix Gamer Diary: The World Ends with You Final Remix

Without exaggeration, The World Ends With You is probably one of my favorite games of all time. I have a long history with the game, starting with a contest a million years ago on Deviant Art. The prize was some money and a copy of the game for the DS. I didn’t win, I didn’t even place, but I was still curious to play…

Developer Journal Weekly Report #10 Developer Journal Weekly Report #10

I maaaay have been a bit optimistic to think I’d have the Alpha would be done this week, but I am pretty damn close. The coding is all done but I want to run it through myself one more time before I let other people fiddle with it. I also don’t have the menu all finished yet though the art is more than half done. I’m…

Gamer Diary: Kingdom Hearts III Gamer Diary: Kingdom Hearts III

Kingdom Hearts, as most of you are probably sick of hearing about, is one of my favorite franchises of all time, if not the favorite. It holds a special place in my heart, and honestly is one of the biggest influences on my gaming tastes to this day. When the first game came out, I was a young Weeb just getting into…

Developer Journal Weekly Report #9 Developer Journal Weekly Report #9

Final cut scene is done! I still need to do the menu art, but all the art necessary for coding the game is done. Things will start going a lot faster from here on out. Most of the stuff I needed to learn how to do I mostly figured out while working out the prologue.

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Weekly Report #8 Developer Journal Weekly Report #8

I’m making my way through the final cutscene, but it’s going a little slower than I’d like. It’s not particularly complicated, though it is fairly detailed, but largely it’s the weather not playing ball. It’s been humid as the spring is starting and the mountain snow is thawing, and my joints are not happy. I’ve had…

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Weekly Report #7 Developer Journal Weekly Report #7

Kaiju Crush officially has a logo! It was what took up almost all my time this week, so the final cut scene and menu art still aren’t done, but getting a logo done is the biggest step I’ve gotten finished so far. As I’ve been building the game, I’ve simply used the default settings of the layout in order to test…

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Weekly Report #6 Developer Journal Weekly Report #6

The finish line is on the horizon. I have one and a half cut scenes to finish, The final romanceable character is done, and I’m even starting to tinker with the user interface and start planning the menu art, but this has not been a good week for software.

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Weekly Report #5 Developer Journal Weekly Report #5

Act One is still trucking along, with cut scenes and the last romanceable character assets in various stages of completion. As I get closer and closer to finishing the art assets and starting to focus more on the coding, I’ve been toying around with various aspects of what I want to be doing with the final game.

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Weekly Report #4 Developer Journal Weekly Report #4

It’s been a while since I updated because since my last delay, I managed to contract some kind of horrifying case of bronchitis or some such because I was sick for three weeks straight. After spending most of my time either hacking my lungs out or being too weak to even watch TV, I’m finally able to get back to Kaiju…

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Weekly Report #3 Developer Journal Weekly Report #3

Arrrgh. Back is acting up again, and this time I think I may have found the culprit: the laptop itself. This new computer is easily 2-3 times in weight what my old one was, and when I’ve been deadlifting it off the ground from my backpack to work, I’ve been straining my back without realizing it. D’oh.

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Weekly Report #2 Developer Journal Weekly Report #2

The holidays were pretty hectic, so this is the first time in a while that I have both the time and the resources to sit down and not just work on Kaiju Crush, but also write a report on it.

The Essential Guide to Understanding
Kingdom Hearts The Essential Guide to Understanding Kingdom Hearts

So Kingdom Hearts 3 is finally coming out. For many fans we’ve been waiting for this moment for well over a decade. The original Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2 came out on the PS2 in the early 2000s. Some of us were in elementary school, some of us high school, and *cringe* some of us weren’t even born yet. With the ‘third’…

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Weekly Report #1 Developer Journal Weekly Report #1

Since I’ve finished the prologue, I’ve decided to start doing my reports weekly instead of daily since progress is a bit slower now that there is both simultaneously more and less to do. On one hand, I’ve still got a bunch of new backgrounds, sprites, cut scenes and coding to do, but I’ve pretty much covered…

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