It has been a long time between posts. I have been busy with a holiday as well as getting back to game development.
Between mid-January and early March I was on quite a nice holiday throughout the Western side (mostly) of the United States. In short I had a great time, met great people and took some happy snaps.
I finally have myself organised and working within Unity. I now have 3 small projects on the go at the moment, one of them is an experimentation with storytelling and the other two are more twitchy mechanics driven games including bringing some Atron Duel ideas from that prototype. I am really liking the speed at which I have been able to be productive and get things built. The future looks bright!
Global Game Jam
I did a crazy thing during my time in San Francisco, I took the time off from being an utter tourist and participated in the SF Global Game Jam with only a Nexus tablet in hand. The whole experience was really fun and I fell in love with many of the games that other jammers churned out over the course of the weekend. The best in my opinion being an awesome cooperative experience:
Passing Fancy: http://globalgamejam.org/2013/passing-fancy
For my own part, I teamed up with a bunch of industry locals and made a game about a nervous developer who must try and get his game kickstarted. It came in with the name Jumpstarter.
Give it a play here: http://globalgamejam.org/2013/jumpstarter
(It is the build from the jam, there is the possibility of a more polished version being developed soon)
I am working on my final year team project for my games development course. I am not sure what details I can divulge at this stage so I will lean towards caution and stay quiet. Hopefully I can share some stuff in the future because it is quite exciting.
My intention is to get involved much more regularly with this blog and on twitter as well (@verbvirus). Wish me luck! Happy gaming.