Sleeping Dogs Definitive Editon

2014-09-27 1:18 AM

The past 6 months I’ve been working at United Front Games and it’s been really great. It’s a lot of hard work but it’s really interesting work and I’m learning a ton from some of the very seasoned programmers I work with.

The first game I’ve worked on at UFG is now announced : Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition. It’s been great working on a game I’m personally interested in. It really drives me to want to make the game as good as I possibly can.

Here’s some screenshots of the game.

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3 Hour Opposite

2014-07-18 4:14 AM

I decided to participate in the 3 hour game jam. The title is pretty self explanatory. They announce a theme on Friday then you have to make a full game in only 3 hours before the end of Sunday. Submissions are then put to the vote during the week and a winner is announced the following week. This weeks theme is “Opposite”.

My entry is called3 Hour Opposite. As you can see I spent a lot of time working on the title. The game involves you eating small cute green creatures and randomly the stat of the world will change from non-opposite to opposite. When the world changes state to opposite the creatures you are eating are now hunting you.

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I managed to get the basic game done in the 3 hours along with about 30 mins of me getting re-acquainted to Haxe/Haxeflixel. I had used Unity the previous week and got stuck troubleshooting for so long I didn’t have anything to show after 3 hours. The lesson is if you are doing a ultra-short game jam then make sure you use your most comfortable development stack.

I plan to spend some more time on this game in the week. I suspect I need about another 5 hours to get the game I want to make. It will be interesting to see how many gains I get for the time spent in the next version of the game.

If you’d like to playthe game you can playit here :

http://alexm.itch.io/3-hour-opposite

Tags: 3hourjam

I’m a occasional writer for IndieRetroNews

2014-07-14 3:58 AM

Every new year I make a list of new things I want to learn, two of those things are to write more and play more indie games, preferably lesser known ones. So when I saw that IndieRetroNews was looking for writers I figured that would be a great way to achieve both those goals. Plus I’m a big retro game fan so the overall focus of the site is quite compatible with my tastes.

So far I’ve written 3 articles. On my first article I was nervous to pull the trigger on publishing it but that fear is subsiding with every article I write.

Here are 3 articles I’ve written so far :

http://www.indieretronews.com/2014/05/console-saga-good-reason-to-find-long.html#sthash.018H2T17.uxfs

http://www.indieretronews.com/2014/06/midboss-positively-possessing.html

http://www.indieretronews.com/2014/07/rampage-knights-medieval-coop-beatemup.html#sthash.l4sJQWhS.uxfs

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