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Movie Time April 27, 2008

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After some minor problems with youtube refusing my video and therefore not being able to upload it, here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Itu5qLiXTMc

It’s sad to see that youtube totally ruined the video quality. I’ll have to look around for somewhere to host the original .avi file.

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New backgrounds April 27, 2008

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I decided to make a new background for the game, one that would scroll along with the viewport. While doing this I decided to make a new menu background as well.

And here’s from the menu:

I think they turned out quite well. The game background has a clean and warm feeling to it, so I’m using it as wallpaper on my computer. Here it is if anyone want to use it aswell:

I could make a bigger resolution image and/or one of the night scene if anyone wants me too.

Introduction to Hydro April 26, 2008

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Hydro (as it is called atm) is a water simulation game.

It’s inspired by all the Falling Sand games, but not based upon. These “games” are fun, but there’s no goal in them. All you do is waste hours watching reactions and big explosions. So I thought, how could I make this into a game?

One idea was to make a “tetris meets water” (2D Wetrix) game. Wetrix has always been one of my favorite puzzle games with which I’ve spent many hours trying to set a new highscore. And seeing that there are no clones nor remakes made this a quite viable option.

But then, somewhat inspired by Water Shifter I started coding what would become Hydro.

The goal is to get x amount of water from A to B. This is done by “painting” dirt which the water will flow upon. And that’s about it.

Hydro Screen
Fancy, eh?

Same goes as for most games, it looks better in motion. I will post a video in a later post.

Seen on the screenshot is level 5. The orange-green rectangle at the bottom is “point B” or the goal. The blue substance is supposed to be water and the gray and brown are walls respectively dirt.

Here are a few more shots:

Intro Screen

Hydro Level 4

Hydro Level Select
Funny names, no?

No download at this time, but the one who waits for something good does never wait too long.

Hello ..world April 25, 2008

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I finally got myself around to set up a blog.

Although, I have been thinking about setting up a web server at home (and host a blog there) but I’ve come to realize that it just won’t happen, so I looked around and finally settled with a WordPress based and hosted blog.

Here I will try to post updates and information about my all my projects and ideas. We will see how often it gets updated though, probably not too often (nor too rarely!).

Welcome.