The Poetry Plot
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Shameless Self Promotion? You bet!
So since I don't have anything better to do with this website, and it seems to have at least a few more views than any sub-website I've ever created, I've decided to use it to promote my stuff. So, if you were drawn away by the badly scriptedness and horrid design, now you'll be even more drawn away. Hurray for me!
The first thing I'm gonna promote is called Star Trak, and here's the brief explanation of what it is that I wrote on my facebook:
When I was thirteen or so, I wanted to make a movie, but none of my family was willing to be a part of it for lame reasons like me having no script and no way to edit, lame I tell you, lame! So I was like, "screw them!" and made a random Star Trek parody with gijoe action figures and whatever else I could find, calling it "Star Trak" because that's how I pronounced Star Trek.
posted on 10/1/2011 at 1:41 PM
Game Making Time!
I think I'm going to make a game. It's gonna be a game where this guy looses his family to a ruthless king on an island. He is on a boat headed for his execution, but a heavy thunderstorm comes and he gets thrown off the boat. He washes ashore, barely alive at the very edge of the king's castle (or base or whatever). That is when the game begins. Neat huh?
Well, I'm not exactly sure I'm gonna make it. I never really follow through with my plans, but I am going to try. I am going to start making it. I think I'll try and start with the story, set up a basic list of the most important events that happen in the game.
I'm not sure yet what the gameplay is gonna be like, but based on the current game making skills I have (which are very little) it's most likely going to be 2d. The gameplay is mainly going to be sneaking around, so I think I'll make it a topdown type of game. I'm still pondering what kind of actions you'll be able to do. I think there'll be a lot of items that you'll be able to use, and there'll also be a bunch of different ways to finish the game. That way it'll be unlinear and replayable, but also linear and possibly story driven.
For now, I'm going to make the game in flash. I don't actually have flash, I have a free program called Liveswif. It's pretty terrible and has lots of bugs, but hey, it's free. The reason I want to make it in flash is because flash is slightly more universal than other free game making programs, eg. game maker. I also know hardly any C, C++ or any high level programming languages and I don't feel like learning them. I also want to make it in flash because a flash game will get more hits than a downloadable game, especially if you submit it to a big flash site like Newgrounds (which is my plan).
I think I'm going to put a lot more planning into this game, much more than I have ever put in anything else. Before I even think of starting programming, I'll make sure I know exactly what I'm going to make, and what the character can do. Wish me luck.
The next post I make, or hopefully make, will have more details about the game. I just thought of the concept now, so it'll probably be quite a while before I post again, but whatever, patience is a virtue.
Oh, and since this kind of came out of nowhere and it's been another whole year, I'm back. The site was down for a while then it came back up, then I realized I had a website, then I felt like blogging then I wrote this. Anyway, I'm back, hopefully for a while longer than I was before. Funny, it's almost Halloween again.
posted on 10/25/2009 at 11:57 PM
Halloween in a Day
Wow, it's been a long time since I last updated. I changed the site layout sometime in 2007, and I haven't really updated anything else. Halloweeen is one day away I guess so happy halloween a day early.