They emailed me the scores for Recurrence in the Indie Game Maker Contest:
Thanks for reaching out! Sorry for our delay. The game Recurrence scored quite highly for both judges (15 Presentation, 15 Gameplay, 17 Fun Factor from one judge; 13, 15, 13 from the other). The game did place in the top 20 for one judge and the top 30 for the other judge. Thanks for your participation and best of luck in the future!
Not too bad, considering there were 800 entries! I also found out last month that I came in second place in the NeoGAF RPG Maker contest! You can download Recurrence for free.
I’m going to do quick reviews for a lot of the rhythm games on iOS (and Android). I have a page up with most of the games, and have started putting up videos. More will be added. You can view them all in this playlist:
Recurrence is a game I made over the last ~30 days for the 2014 Indie Game Maker Contest! I worked incredibly hard on it, and I’m really proud that it’s finished and available to download! I will have smaller versions available soon, as well as a trailer, but for now it’s up on the IGMC contest page!
Please “like” it / tweet it here: http://contest.rpgmakerweb.com/game/view/id/558
You can find all the information about it on a new page I created, here:
On the day of your brother’s kidnapping, a malfunctioning wrist teleporter sends you into a time loop, forcing you to repeat the same day over and over again (in the vein of “Groundhog Day” or “Source Code”). Master skills, gather information, and socially engineer your way to his location. Can you break the cycle and save your brother’s life?
I’ve started making some video tutorials for RPG Maker VX Ace. You can find the whole playlist here, along with scripts and things that I use:
I am working on my own game, so there will be much more information to come!
Here’s a silly image I made. It made it to the front page of /r/gaming on Reddit!
Joystiq recently switched their RSS feed to a truncated version, which means you only see the first couple sentences, and then you need to click to see the rest. This is super annoying and takes way longer if you just want to skim through the articles. It kind of defeats the whole purpose of an RSS feed, in fact. There are services you can use to get the full text version of any feed, but they either cost money, or they’re limited to 5-10 items at a time, which means you’ll miss a lot of posts. Plus, they don’t refresh right away.
I found a Yahoo Pipe someone created to fix Joystiq’s feed, but it was outdated. I’ve updated it for Dec 2013, which you can view here, and even modify if you need to:
This is the RSS link, or you can go to the above page for more links. So far it works perfectly, and updates at the same rate as the real Joystiq feed (I have them running side-by-side as a test).
Click Image for Large Version – Huge iPad Version Here
I kept cracking up at Ricky Gervais’s “Learn Guitar with David Brent” image, so I decided to do one for drumming. I looked at a bunch of dvd covers and tried a bunch of poses, but was ultimately inspired by this:
One thing I learned while working on this is that there’s a very fine line between a good parody of a bad cover, and a just-plain-bad photoshop job. So this ended up looking a lot nicer than I ever intended, although I kept the hardcore drumming font, and so on. The Rock Band logo just looked way too good on a really bad cover, so it was kind of jarring.
hmxhenry commented on this!:
Ha! Great way to start the day. Nice job!
Fez is a really great game! I had no idea it had so many puzzles and riddles…I thought it was just a quirky platformer puzzle game. So you should totally buy it, not read anything else about it, and try to figure it out yourself. You can “beat” the game without solving too much, but it’s the rest of the game that has all the mysteries. It has a whole alphabet you need to decipher, and that’s the main reason for this post. So MAJOR SPOILERS ahead!