As promised my friend today I will go in-depth and explain a bit of Don’t Cry Wolf. This project is a very small prototype I will be building for the next week or so. It an opportunity to explore AI behaviour, While keeping my other Projects separated. I have some Interesting concepts I think would benefit from actual prototyping.
The premise of the game will be you the Player aka “The shepherd” are tasked with keeping your sheep alive. The Sheep will feed from the vegetation around it, eventually moving onto greener fields. The antagonist of the game will be the Wolfs, They hide and stalk the Sheep; Occasionally the wolfs will consume sheep for dinner. Bring you “The shepherd” into conflict with them. You will be tasked with deterring them from hunting, or cry Wolf and ask for help.
This game is taking inspiration from the story of the boy who cried wolf. I would like to incorporate a mechanic where you can mistakenly cry wolf deteriorating you relationship with the locals. The impact of relationship deterioration will be determined at a later point.
The other story I think would be interesting to explore in the mechanics is the 99 sheep 1 lost. If your not familiar with the story its about a shepherd that lost 1 sheep, goes looking for the one sheep while leaving behind 99 other sheep. Mechanical I would be interested incorporating a reward vs risk decision.
Other details to be included in this prototype will be building and some resource gathering. I find the game “Don’t Starve” to have a fascinating building and survival game loop, I will be taking inspiration from them.
This should be a very quick prototype where the main focus will be in the game AI. I will eventually share this game with you my friend as soon as it is in a playable state. I hope to start streaming the development check Twitter if your interested. This Friday I will be posting in-depth update of what I’ve learn and accomplish.
As always have a good one my friend, till next time.
Hello my friend its been close to a month since I’ve posted an update last. Life is chaotic sometimes, last few weeks has truly been unexpected with ups and downs. Today I won’t be disclosing the project as I’ve put it on hiatus at least until new years passes. My reason for this decision has come down to burn out and a desire to flush out my ideas. Regardless during this pause I will be working on much smaller projects. Today I have the chance to show you the recent going ons and what to expect soon.
On the 9th of December I part took in Ludum Dare #37. If you are un familiar with the competition, It is a 48/h solo game development challenge. You are tasked with building everything from the code, art, music, design, sound effects, etc from scratch. Hardcore mode if you will. A real challenge that will be filled with sleep deprived code, rushed art, sometimes no music if time won’t permit. The game must fit a unified theme that is reviled upon initialization of the competition.
Life happens and during my participation of the competition I had to abandon my efforts . Life will always take precedence over Ludum. Morally this was hard for me to accept. The following few days I had to attend to life and try to recover from the physical toll that a 48/h completion will leave. Eventually I did get around to finishing the my game.
The game : https://kappab.itch.io/room-for-one
I wanted to be true to the sprit of the completion. As a tribute or an unofficial entry to LD#37 I did my best to only finished what was started. This game has its flaws and its still missing a lot of work before I would consider it fun. I will be making a later post talking about the flaws and how I plan on fixing it. I look forward to getting my hand dirty cleaning up the code bringing new functionality to the game loop. Expect the post sometime next week or two.
In the meantime I began Working on another quick prototype… Don’t Cry Wolf .I will talk about this Tomorrow and Friday.
Tuesday brings Banana. Friday idk yet…
Last few weeks have moved so fast I wish I was a little further alone in the project but set backs and changes have delayed my progress. The good news is I am done with a huge part of the project, this will hopefully signify that the reveal will take place soon. I know this news isn’t very A-peel-ing but I would rather be honest with the progress. For the following week I will be work on some smaller sections of the project getting things more or less ready to show you. This will not be an end of the project but a reveal of the idea and a more complete look at what it is.
As always till next time my friend.
Friday GIF!!! Someone recently challenged me to try to say Bubbles angrily. Subsequently I failed in my attempts. It seems only fitting as Ive never had a negative view on bubbles or have meet anyone with such a view. Bubbles are just innately good. So this Friday have some bubbles enjoy.
As for the project nothing new to report. I hope I will be ready in a little while longer. As always Ill be posting next Tuesday a video, Gif, or Picture as teaser of the goings on of the project.
Anyways till next time my friend.
Good day my friend. Tuesday is here and with it comes a picture, Im still progressing toward finally disclosing this project. Some interesting development have occurred since the last time I wrote. Some technical issues and some progress lost but with it an opportunity to do somethings a little bit better. I happily traversing the setbacks and I think Im back on track. If life throws lemons at your face, simply pick them up and make some lemonade.
I was hoping to be closer to disclosing but in all honesty I am just as far as I was last time. Still finishing this big part and I’ve got a smaller part still in the burner for later. In the mean time pleases enjoy this piece an homage to Steve Irwin the crocodile hunter RIP. I will probably post something in before Friday but like alway this Friday expect a GIF, video or Picture.
Alright till next time my friend.
Today is a day to Remember, a day for giving Thanks, a day to Honour. In spirit of this I bring to you a more somber themed picture. This is my contribution to this day. A way of thanking all those who fought for us, all who have suffered for us, all those who will in the future keep us safe. I hope today is not just a ordinary Friday, take the time today at some point to Remember.
Have a good Friday, next Tuesday expect another GIF,Video, or Picture. As for the project I am making headway sooner rather then later ill be sharing.
Alright till next time my friend.
As promised Tuesdays aren’t just for tacos. Here is a little Gif of Dwarf mining for those elusive diamonds. As far a progress on the super secret project, I am getting there. I recently began on working on a very crucial part, I hope that by finishing this and a subsequently another small part to follow I will be ready to reveal. Im very exited at the prospect of sharing. On Friday expect a new GIF,video, or Picture.
Anyway till next time my friend.