“Hello nerds, otakus and whatever you call yourselves,
Yeah, things are getting quite busy these days and with PawByte launching a new brand that includes SuperLongName.com it is time to take a short pause from writing articles, reviews, etc on SuperLongName. Don’t worry it is a short time pause. As of today May 24, 2013 SuperLongName.com will not have new content on it’s site until July 15th, 2013. I know, plenty of things are happening between that point, but SuperLongName is a huge project to keep updating, as well as Freetiful.com and finishing Fields of Fresh. Fields of Fresh is entering those rapid crunch time development days and we will need all hands on deck to “get err done”.
Also, if you haven’t heard the news for those who have not backed our project on Kickstarter there is a chance to get Fields of Fresh for freeJust be one of the first 100 people to signup on www.freetiful.com and you will be messaged on there for a gamekey once the game is completed. There are about 50 users already on there, so make haste. You can see this event post for more information.. Fields of Fresh is set to launch by June 30, 2013.
EDIT: For those wondering what is the current time for PawByte development. See our timeline here.
Have a great weekend and see you in about two months from now.”
Woah, it was just a few years ago when YoYoGames took over development of Mark Overmars’ program called Game Maker. Do you remember when Game Maker Studio was first announced? Well, now it is a whole year since the public release of it and there has been so many things added over time. I can remember all of the little noobies and experts awaiting a cross-platform option for their game maker games and products. There cries were answered, over and over again.
This Game Maker Studio was not just for exporting to Android and iOS devices, but it branched out to HTML5, Windows 8 devices, Linux, Tizen and knows what is next… People from all over the globe has been wowed over the Physics Engine, Quick and Easy Cross-platform development power, Team Features and Texture and Developer Services Portal all packed into one useful tool. Happy Birthday Game Maker Studio. May you live on and expand to help people craft epic games for the masses.
Now I know I may have not mentioned every social networking site, but I picked the “big three” in the industry CURRENTLY.
Has your favorite forum been dying over time? Do you wonder sometimes why when you post things on a social network it gets nearly instant feedback, while on a forum it may take hours and sometimes days to get one simple reply? Well, first let me say I feel your pain. I’m a member of a few forums that seems to be struggling to maintain an active community.
I’m not the biggest Google+ user, but it does seem to run and operate quite similar to Facebook. Before I begin, let me first state that all I’m writing is purely opinion based and should be taken with a grain of salt. Do not make business or big decisions based on my post alone. Consult a marketing director, public relations specialist or doctor before choosing to or not use a forum or social networking page for your products/services.
I will simply say this and you can read the rules for the rest of the information. Enter this competition and you can win $10,000 for the best game. You think you got what it takes? Oh yeah, too chicken? Think your game sucks? You got a little time to change it and go for the greater glory. I double-triple-quadra tie my shoe dare you to enter one of the biggest competitions held by YoYoGames!
Next, After the Big Google Play update, YoYoGames will provide an update to support the new Games Service. Are you excited? Well take a look at their short post about it here. YoYoGames seems to be going further and further into providing the best cross-platform support for game developers. Unity3D and Corona seems to be their only main competition at this point.
For those of you who do not know what the Game Maker Community is, it’s a web forum dedicated to the popular Game Development Tool called Game Maker. I joined the forums a few years back and I frequent the forum nearly everyday. Before, I used to submit more game titles and WIPs, but as I moved onward to use C/C++ along with Game Maker and Unity3D, my participation is not as active.
Today I was browsing through the forums and I noticed a topic about the GMC Jam #10. Woah, can you believe that? 10 consecutive game jams in one community? That takes an active community to keep that up. The GMC Jam is a Game Jam in which people can develop games based on an announced theme within 3 days, users will then vote on their favorite games and winners are announced. What is more amazing in my eyes is that users have contributed games, graphics, cash and more as rewards. Talk about a huge community effort.
Earlier today I was minding my own business and then I came across the forum signature of MonkeyMaw. I decided it would be nice to play the nicely pixel-arted game called “Dear”. Below is my review of the little short HTML5 game that could.
The game begins at the home of the Player, the three controls for the entire game are shown on the screen and the week begins. (more…)
The Good: Music+ |Graphics+Story and Character Development+ | Multiple Endings to Game
The Bad: The screen resolution took a little bit of getting use to-
|Lack of choice and options – |
Game length is literally about 30 minutes max-
Sorry for such a long pause from our last article and this one.
After looking at so many jewels in forum threads, I thought it would be cool to feature many games in which I can not wait for a finished game. Of course. If you have a game that you will like to be showcased off feel free to e-mail me via contact@superlongname.[com].
The First game that I remember from long ago, that is still in development is a game called ADON Project. On the Game Maker Community, each month I have seen update after update on this project. The game looks purely original and amazing. I even wonder if it will run on the PawByte System one day… But anyway, back on task. In recent events it appears as if a crowd-funding campaign may begin for the game soon.