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Fantasy Trip Melee is a free PDF currently:
sjgames.com/ill/archive/2022-0

Great little wargame/almost-RPG (Wizard + In The Labyrinth makes it a real RPG, better than his later GURPS).

And the postcard adventures are like the 1PDC, but hexy.
#rpg #fantasytrip

A downside to programming for fun, for me, is that i need at least an hour or two to “load” the project into my head, to be able to do real work. Less then that and I am not able to make any “real” progress. It isn’t an easy drop-in hobby. For me anyway!

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The final submission!

Technically, everything I wanted is there - long "instrumental" flights across the ocean and landings for refuel + very arcade flying mechanics.

I enjoyed working on this little thing and probably will keep it as a 3d-testbed for macroquad.

Good jam!

itch.io/jam/lowrezjam-2021/rat

Also its Saturday, the hashtag day :)

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TFW you have both imposter syndrome *and* think everyone else is an idiot.

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finally playing around with @neauoire's uxn. I've had this idea for a platformer kicking around, it might be fun to see if I can wrap my head around writing it in a stack machine.

(clearly my sprite-clearing code isn't working quite as expected)

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Scott Duncan on Twitter: "I can't believe I am writing this.

Canada 🇨🇦 has obliterated its national all-time heat record *for the second day in a row*.

Before yesterday, greater than 45°C had never been recorded. As far as climatology is concerned, this is deeply shocking."

Lytton, Canada, observed 47.9°C or 118°F.

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Why do s always say "add to your wishlist on Steam" and never "add to your wishlist on itch.io"?

One reason: itch.io doesn't HAVE an "add to your wishlist" button. If you think it should, consider 👍 this issue:
github.com/itchio/itch.io/issu

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Small Is Beautiful – live stream

Join us in one hour (5PM Irish time) to learn about:

- Small Web (a sneak peek at the tool we’re building that will enable anyone to get their own Small Web site in under a minute)

- Owncast (which we’ll be using for the first time to stream Small Is Beautiful) – please let us know how it is for you during the stream

We also have 5 Owncast t-shirts to give away thanks to @gabek

small-tech.org/small-is-beauti

💕

#SmallTech #SmallWeb #Owncast

First off, we all make mistakes.

But.

Is there anything worse then having to fix somebody else's bad SVN commits?

Just wondering, for whatever your dev environment, how do you make your UI more then just ... blah? In unity, i can do decent _layout_ of fairly complicated panels and setups, but i do not have a good toolset, or library or whatever, for making really good, dynamic UI, with animation, tweens and *bling*... Interested to hear about approached or tools, or just thinking other folk bring to making UI. In whatever toolset.

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There is a corpse in our backyard.

I am unsure if it is a crow corpse, another manner of bird, or some other poor woodland creature.

Was really "lazy" with our virtual file system, using plain-text serialization. This of course helps with debugging and being, well, easy. The big pay off now is simply running the stream through GZIP before outputting to disk. I'm getting a ~40x savings in file space - 160kb -> 4kb. And the change lives in 2 small methods. Love it. Note that this isn't real data yet, and i will probably loose some factor, but even an x4 would be worth it.

Really taken by Terry Cavanagh's [1] interest in Roblox, and his games and experiments there.

I'm so used to thinking in "unity3d", and kind of burned out on it, for personal/fun dev, that i need another outlet. Downloaded roblox studio, now have to start playing around in it.

[1]: mobile.twitter.com/terrycavana

A real challenge our studio has had is not being able to use learning from previous game projects, because we have jumped and changed genres with almost every project. Am hopeful that the learning put into this game will payoff in terms of player enjoyment!!!

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*Shameless Self Promotion*

Been working on this for... over a year now? Finally able to announce "Rollers of the Realm: Reunion". Our studio's second, and follow up, Pinball RPG. Now we just have to finish it! :)

youtube.com/watch?v=IcvvrVuQ-N

Pretty excited about some of the new mechanics in this one, and just general cleanup from our first take on the genre.

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RT @brianwhelton@twitter.com

I'm not someone who has a faith, but if I did, I imagine this is what the entrance to hell would look like...

🐦🔗: twitter.com/brianwhelton/statu

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my friend who teaches kids, just schooled me on tentacles vs arms

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Second Vaccine Friday Music

mdhughes.tech/2021/05/21/secon

Got my second shot. I am now immune to all your Earth diseases. I can chew broken glass and fart out vacuum tubes. I can see things no-one else can see. Do things no-one else can do. I will haunt your planet forever.

"Not Dead Yet", by Styx
"You Can't Kill Me", by Mojo Nixon
"Forever Young", by Alphaville
"Still in Hollywood", by Concrete Blonde
"My Immortal", by Evanescence

#music

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#uxn on NintendoDS, every app we develop from now on will be instantly available on the platform, thanks to @asie

github.com/asiekierka/uxnds

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w00t! 🎉 First successful small web server set up using Basil (from the admin panel) :)

(It’s still nowhere near ready for use but this is a nice little milestone.)

#SmallTech #SmallWeb #Basil

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