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Let's Get Those WarioWare Creative Juices Flowing!

Perhaps these murderous microgames will give you some ideas?

I've been making my way through WarioWare DIY for the past week or so, absorbing the tutorials and, now, starting to make my own games. I've quickly come to terms with the notion that my art skills are going to be my downfall. I lack the patience and skill to really sit down and make good-looking characters and animation, so I've either been importing things from other games or making stuff look crappy "on purpose."

This video, taken from the Japanese version of the game, tossed onto YouTube back in February, and sent to me earlier tonight by one Matthew Rorie, makes me wish I was a bit better with my art stylez.
  

  
The funny thing is that when I watch that stuff, I don't see the murder and violence. All I see are the AI commands used to build it. All I see is code. I guess what I'm saying is... I'm the Neo of WarioWare DIY.
  
Woah
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Should have a review and an accompanying Quick Look for this one for you this week. Also, if you have any ideas for microgames, shoot them my way in the comments and maybe I'll try to build a couple of them. I think I've just about exhausted my "bad shooter" and "object gets crushed by well-timed tap" franchises. Jeff Gerstmann on Google+
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Posted by Jeff

I've been making my way through WarioWare DIY for the past week or so, absorbing the tutorials and, now, starting to make my own games. I've quickly come to terms with the notion that my art skills are going to be my downfall. I lack the patience and skill to really sit down and make good-looking characters and animation, so I've either been importing things from other games or making stuff look crappy "on purpose."

This video, taken from the Japanese version of the game, tossed onto YouTube back in February, and sent to me earlier tonight by one Matthew Rorie, makes me wish I was a bit better with my art stylez.
  

  
The funny thing is that when I watch that stuff, I don't see the murder and violence. All I see are the AI commands used to build it. All I see is code. I guess what I'm saying is... I'm the Neo of WarioWare DIY.
  
Woah
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Should have a review and an accompanying Quick Look for this one for you this week. Also, if you have any ideas for microgames, shoot them my way in the comments and maybe I'll try to build a couple of them. I think I've just about exhausted my "bad shooter" and "object gets crushed by well-timed tap" franchises.
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Posted by pbhawks45

JUNGLER.

Edited by Tomzombie

dude just crazy in a bad way

Posted by Ryax

thats awesome. 

Posted by Trnck

I'm gonna buy this game immediately.

Posted by Hailinel

Do an RPG battle microgame, like fighting a Dragon Quest slime, or running from charred Persona 4 baby-monster...things.

Posted by KnifeySpoony

So they made stickdeath?

Posted by MadThad0890

HOLY SHIT ON A FUCKIN STICK!! GAME OF THE YEAR! NO GAME OF ALL YEARS!!!

Posted by Apathylad

Wow...what adds to the creepy factor is Wario laughing maniacally after every minigame.

Posted by Kyreo

I don't even know how to respond.  

Edited by KnifeySpoony

Oh and my suggestion for a microgame, pac-man eats all of the marios on screen.

Posted by Sil3n7

I'm the Neo of Giant Bomb...

Posted by dawnofthesean

I think a Chie galactic punt mini game would be awesome.

Posted by RobotHamster

I can't wait for the quick look.

Edited by Vager

Welcome to the life of Programmers and Physicists Jeff. 
We all end breaking down everything into code.
Posted by Hailinel
@dawnofthesean said:
" I think a Chie galactic punt mini game would be awesome. "
Chie could be her own WarioWare category.
Posted by Legend

You should make Lincoln Force in micro-game form.
  

Posted by SuperSecretAgenda

Just put about three boxes on the level. And have a stickman run across them. You have to tap the screen to make the stickman jump across the gaps between the boxes.

Posted by RJPelonia

Man, I really wish I had a DSi now. I would get one just for this. Do you think using a DSi XL would make creating games easier? Like, I imagine it'd help getting everything to be pixel perfect.
 
Alright, game ideas. How about a game where you have to rapidly tap to have Dave run from Luchadeer?
 
Or a game where you have to tap at the right moment to have Luchadeer lunge at Dave?
 
Or maybe just tap on everyone on-screen to have them chute out or something.
 
...Yeah, that's all I got.

Posted by ajamafalous

Damnit, now I'm gonna have Keanu Reeves's voice in my head again for the next three days.
 
Alternate response: I haven't heard Keanu Reeves say " Woah." since that dream I had two nights ago.
 
@Legend: Dude.

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Posted by Yukoei

WarioWare D.I.Y will be epic.
 
Game of the year! EVERY YEAR!

Posted by EmuLeader

How about a game with Mordecai the Mage?  Such as dodging arrows or tapping quickly to wake him up after he "falls asleep"(dies)

Posted by aurahack

Fuckin'... those were awesome.

Posted by buzz_clik

 
Finally, a chance for me to use my Giant Bomb sprites!
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Posted by NintenDood

WarioWare D.I.Y. is finally justified: 
" Crafting something goofy in WarioWare DIY. " ~jeffgerstmann 

Posted by Legend
@ajamafalous: Duder.
Posted by EmuLeader

How about a game with Mordicai the Mage?  Such as dodging arrows or tapping quickly to "wake"(revive) him up after he "falls asleep"(dies)

Posted by Pepsiman
@Hailinel: We must now all set out to make a series of microgames about her life in the Vanguards of the Lunch Revolution.
Posted by Wright

That dude loves murder.

Posted by Gelatinousgelboy

Jeff, I would love to do art for you (hell, GB in general), but maybe after I finish this whole BFA exhibition thing (setting up on the 24th). Check out some of my animations here.

Edited by takua108
@buzz_clik said:

"

 Finally, a chance for me to use my Giant Bomb sprites! "
If you animate those and draw all four directions I'll make some sort of game out of it :D 
(not with WarioWare DIY) 
(and I mean "game" in the loosest sense of the term)
Posted by Jeff
@dawnofthesean said:
" I think a Chie galactic punt mini game would be awesome. "
This is almost finished.
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Posted by Jeff

And by "finished" I mean "you tap Chie to win." Not the most complicated microgame in the world.

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Posted by emkeighcameron

Wario encourages murder. Proof is had.

Posted by onimonkii

the laughing wario after each game totally makes it

Posted by TheGreatGuero

I gotta get this game right away. Though unfortunately I'm sure it'll soon be plagued with lots of user-made Custard's Revenge type mini-games.

Posted by Meowayne

This was my first game.
 

  I'm working my way through the dojo at the moment. 
 
Its too bad the game is pointless because you cannot share your levels on the internet.
 

Posted by Meowayne
@TheGreatGuero said:
" I gotta get this game right away. Though unfortunately I'm sure it'll soon be plagued with lots of user-made Custard's Revenge type mini-games. "
Ain't gonna happen because you cannot see or play other people's games.
Posted by barkertron

BURGER OF DOOOOM 
 
Eat the burger before it eats you. You must add ketchup first.

Posted by Davvyk

Teddy unzipping himself naked minigame.... 
 
oh god did i just type that

Posted by Winternet

Dont B Nervous Talking 2 Girls. Make it happen.

Posted by HellBrendy

Half-Life 2 ep 3. Because we all know this is the closest we can get.

Posted by Linkyshinks

A touch of naive looking art is in keeping with Wario Ware.   
  
I wouldn't waste your time with the WiiWare download, it's a waste of money.

Posted by skrutop

How about clicking the giant bomb logo in time with Jeff, Ryan, Brad, Vinny, and Dave walking across the screen to make their heads blow up?

Posted by Trejik

Draw a dog, or a baby, and make the person have to shoot it in the face. Multiple times if necessary.
 
Singing in the rain "Don't Slip" one.
 
Giant robot tiger, press codes in order to make him turn in to luchadeer.

Posted by jonnyboy

Tap the screen to make Vinny cast Bufu.

Edited by gike987
@Vager said:

" Welcome to the life of Programmers and Physicists Jeff. We all end breaking down everything into code. "

Very true. So don't learn how to code Jeff because if you do, you will see the code in all the games you play.
Posted by lockwoodx

Lucideer must eliminate all the giantbomb members before time is up and brad calls it.

Posted by GamerGeek360
@Apathylad said:
" Wow...what adds to the creepy factor is Wario laughing maniacally after every minigame. "
Posted by lockwoodx
@buzz_clik said:
"
 Finally, a chance for me to use my Giant Bomb sprites! "
 
Re-create a 4 player co-op of burger time.
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