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Monday, March 31, 2014

D-Pression


Now, some of you probably thought this was going to be a blog post about depression. While I might make a post about that topic sometime, now it's time for a lighter note.

I will try to be more active on this blog as well, at least during the summer time!

I will only make this post short, as an advertisement for myself, but after a couple of weeks, I'll finally have a lot of free time on my hands!

So... Back to what this blog entry is about?

I made a game!

I know nothing about programming, but I used a program made for people like me who still would like to develop flash games (for beginners, basically).

It's my first game ever (apart from a few small projects I did when I tried out Game Maker about 5 years ago, or more). Even so, I think it has done quite well for itself! I entered the game as my submission for a contest on a website, called Newgrounds.

The game was actually frontpaged, so I've received a bout 4000 views already, which is pretty huge for a small dude like me.

If you'd like to, you can play the game by clicking this picture:



The game, as one might guess, is supposed to be pretty athmospherical; I wanted to build up a certain mood.

If I had to place it in a genre, i'd say it is a pshychological platform/puzzle game.
Even if it's not your type of game, I'd appreciate if you tried it out!


I made everything for the game myself: The music, the "programming", the "art/animations", the level design, the sound effects; even the font!
So now I have a font... Yay.

As many of you will know, I'm definitely not an artist, and I also had to rush this project immensly, in order to actually reach the deadline :p
My matriculation exams came in between, which is a bummer.


I'm actually doing quite okay in the contest. Based on user ratings, my game has consistently stayed among the top 10 submissions, out of 120 contestants. So although I probably won't win one of the three classic pedestals (gold, silver, bronze), I'm pretty happy about my "success"

If you want to check out some of the other games, you can go to this page.



That's pretty much it for this post. I've been pretty active on Newgrounds these past months, so if you want to know what has been happening lately, you can check out my profile/news posts over here.


I've also been doing some stuff with music, like a spoof on the "happy birthday" song, for example.

You can check out my projects here.


EDIT: I actually won a fourth place prize in the contest! Read more about it here! :'D


Anyhow...

Thanks for your attention ;)