The Summer Of 2013: Progress Report #2

I’m going to admit that I was very productive this week, partly due to watching a fair amount of Mad Men the past couple of days. However, I still managed to at least get started on a GameMaker project, and I’ve began designing some level and mechanic concepts to help me build the thing. Here’s what I have so far:

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From here, I’m just planning to make these levels as a sort of basis for what I can do, then go from there to create far more complex environments. Still not entirely sure what this game is going to be about, I have some ideas, but nothing concrete.

As for other stuff I did, well I made new background for the site, I think it looks significantly better than before. And I also cleaned up my work environment (As in my room), now I can use my other desk for actual art projects again.

In terms of games, not much. Still playing Persona 3 Portable and Persona 2. MK9 for the PC came out and it seems decent. It feels kinda clunky seeing as I’ve been playing Persona 4 Arena a fair amount. And I went back to the ICO and Shadow Of The Colossus Collection, to which I realised it has Remote Play support, which is awesome. ICO holds up better than I thought it would, although modern game design hasn’t done any favours to my puzzle-solving ability. They’re not too bad, but I certainly had to refer to a walkthrough to point myself in the right direction a couple of times. Right now I’m at the East Gate Bench.

Speaking of ICO, I’ve started to think about gender roles in games again, and my personal opinion on it is very different to how everybody else thinks it should be done. I’m gonna do a tad more research before I write anything.

And I also played Battlefield 3 seeing as it was on PS+ this month. And you know what? It is awful on consoles. Damn near unplayable.

Plans For Next Week:

  • Continuing work on GameMaker project.
  • Improve productivity rate.
  • General C# Programming stuff.
  • Upload 1st Year Uni Work, College work, Secondary School Art Work, other art work, etc.
  • Livestream @ on Friday or Saturday. Either games or work. (NOTE: Due to the friends I have, this stream might be NSFW in terms of language, and is not representative to me or my formal work in anyway)

That’s it for now, see you next week!