Hi, I'm Blake. My first game was '89 Doors', a rage game where you escape mazes whilst being pursued by an insatiable creature of hunger, and now I'm working on a tower defence game called 'Forgive Me My Henchman', where you play as a typical head 'bad guy', deploying henchman and sabotaging a building in an effort to stop a one man army action hero.
I often like to share the articles I have been reading, and recently a great one was sent to me. It is called 'How to turn your child into a video games designer' and was written by Mark Ward of the BBC. Amongst others, it features words from Shaun Spalding whose tutorials taught me a lot of what I know about using Gamemaker Studio.
If you are a beginner game developer, or are interested in getting into game development, I suggest you give the article a read. You can go to the link by clicking here.
Have you ever thought that you had finished coding for the game basics, but then you have an idea that will mean you have to change everything?
That is the situation I am currently facing in the game I am working on: I realized that there is an aspect that I could add to the game that would simply make the game better. However, implementing it will take a lot of time and effort. It also means that I will (in a sense) have to take a few steps backwards before I can move forward again.
However, I definitely believe it will be worth it :) It is because I am taking no shortcuts that this game is going to be:
If this game is even half as good as the trailer suggests, this won’t just be game of the year, it will likely be game of the century!
Make sure you give the gameplay trailers a watch! Here are the links:
Link 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtgNUFSoHv8
Link 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSXQMC3mQBw
Link 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGGuvRIIx8c
In my blog so far, I have often shared articles that I think a game developer or someone interested in game development might find interesting. I haven't as frequently written about myself and what I am thinking. For this blog post I wanted to write about some of the thoughts I've had this week.
Progress is slow - Every week I set myself a target of things to get done, and every week I fail, haha. I am not failing because lack of time, work or knowledge,
Now knowing the health benefits of gaming, I am going to be improving my health for the rest of the afternoon by playing Half Life 2.