Just thought I would share this - my mc sprite development:
1: bad but workable sketch ->
2: god-what-have-I-done ugly copypasta of undertale ->
3: cheap newgrounds-like sprite ->
4: a bad black widow cosplay ->
5: something totally unrelated to 1 but at least I can use it in my game.
Don't believe in anyone that tells you pixel-art is easy.
If anyone is interested, the author of Game Programming Patterns (Robert Nystrom) is writing another book online, Crafting Interpreters (http://www.craftinginterpreters.com/). I love his writing style and I'm having a delight studying it; also, he made both books for free online, and both are pretty awesome reading for programmers.
Something I noticed that people coming from tweeter might be looking for; if you want to send a PM to someone, just click on "Adjust status privacy" and on "Direct" (I also spent some time looking for this). https://mastodon.gamedev.place/media/skmoHpb62lS1shqLuRE
Uploading takes quite some time, but I think it's lossless. Nice.
Testing Mastodons .mp4 compression to check if it's better than twitters, let's see how this work (also a tiny bit of self promotion, please don't judge me).
I'm Henrique Alves, currently working with edu-games on a small brazillian company, indie-dev on my free time while trying to survive the last bits of Computer Engineer undergrad.
Also, I love open-source tools - using Phaser framework in my current job and creating my personal projects in Godot. Created some useful git stuff, you can check on https://henriquelalves.github.io/godot/.
Current status: gamedeving or sleeping, maybe both.
Mastodon server focused on game development and related topics.