Dev Blog update for May! Also a new Zone of Enders got announced

This is where I was at at the start of May. Check out my older blog posts if you wanna see the concept art and whatever.

Here I am now:

It's a test of MOST OF the weapons I've got. There's a couple more, but the radial menu holds 6 weapons. The last one's kind of a super weapon. Oh also you can throw guys. A lot of it's half done.

I just, an hour ago, zoomed the camera out. Also- this is a weird thing: I've made Flash games at 30fps for ages, and I just realised this game's been running about like 800fps since I started. Appatantly PC games do that by default- what's a V sink?? aaaa I'll figure it out. That's why things are kind of too slow or kinda too fast, anyway.

The plan for this game was to have a seperate coder person, because I don't know a single thing about C#. Well- some bad news there... In the passed couple months I have learnt C#. This is bad news because it suddenly means I now have no good excuse to not do the whole thing myself. Which means way more work for me, which I am kind of not that excited about actually.

I've had pretty much zero contract work comin in recently (art for iPad games and UI stuff for websites etc.) but thankfully people are still buying the last one for some reason. BUT FOR HOW MUCH LONGER??

Yes I do, or did at some point, think these were / are all good names.

Side-note: You guys don't know this about me, but I am absolute crap at naming games. I once worked on a game for a year called "YeahBabyGoYeah: Alright" before switching it to "Legend of Johnny" right at the end. So this time I'm writing down all the names that I think are great, but are probably hilarious and dumb to everyone else. This is a page from my lil book that I note game things down in- I'll definately be scanning this whole thing in at some point and putting it in the game: Call me CRAZY- A GOD DAMN CRAZY FUCKING IDIOT: but I really like "Mango Frantic".

Actually don't call me a crazy fucking idiot, I got a ban warning for swearing at a dude last week.

ZONE OF ENDERS 3

(I should mention that I am not Hideo Kojima, the dev log is a seperate thing. I just threw this in here cos probably nobody cares as much as me)

Patrick fuckin dropped this bomb on the cast (the bomb cast) that "A new Zone of Enders got announced" and nobody raised an eyebrow. This is normal, because nobody's fucking played those games- EXCEPT ME!! ZONE OF ENDERS 2 IS LIKE THE BEST GOD DAMN GAME.

Here's all the images I could find on this new "Enders Project" announced at a Konami event a few days ago:

"Enders Project", bottom left
Kojima Prod.
WHAT? Pretty nuts, right!? Rusted up old garbage robots?

I can't really find any good site I know of talking about it, but from all the bits and pieces it sounds like it's NOT SET IN THE FUTURE, it's apparntly set far back into the past... which is a weird decision, but it's definately interesting. ZoE is KIND OF based on ancient Egypt as well as futuristic robot fights, so this is weird and cool. Also Kojima said the new game could either have an anime look, like the PS2 games, or a realistic action style "such as Batman, X-Men or Spider-Man" which... good luck figuring out what that maens.

One thing I loved about ZOE 2 was that the giant-robots gameplay was all polygonal 3D, but the PEOPLE having conversations were always drawn in 2D animation. Because the robots are like a hundred feet tall, these 2 art styles were never stood right next to each other, so it always made sense. What I think would be COMPLETELY AWESOME FUCKING AMAZING is if the game was 3D polygonal, but all your codec conversations were live action camera footage of people in X-Men costumes poking monitors and shouting things... but that's probably not what it is.

ANYWAY: INTERExCITING!!! Do you give a shit about Mango Frantic, OR Zone of Enders? If you do, please comment, because these blog posts get literally 1-2 comments every month and it's starting to feel really depressing.

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This is where I was at at the start of May. Check out my older blog posts if you wanna see the concept art and whatever.

Here I am now:

It's a test of MOST OF the weapons I've got. There's a couple more, but the radial menu holds 6 weapons. The last one's kind of a super weapon. Oh also you can throw guys. A lot of it's half done.

I just, an hour ago, zoomed the camera out. Also- this is a weird thing: I've made Flash games at 30fps for ages, and I just realised this game's been running about like 800fps since I started. Appatantly PC games do that by default- what's a V sink?? aaaa I'll figure it out. That's why things are kind of too slow or kinda too fast, anyway.

The plan for this game was to have a seperate coder person, because I don't know a single thing about C#. Well- some bad news there... In the passed couple months I have learnt C#. This is bad news because it suddenly means I now have no good excuse to not do the whole thing myself. Which means way more work for me, which I am kind of not that excited about actually.

I've had pretty much zero contract work comin in recently (art for iPad games and UI stuff for websites etc.) but thankfully people are still buying the last one for some reason. BUT FOR HOW MUCH LONGER??

Yes I do, or did at some point, think these were / are all good names.

Side-note: You guys don't know this about me, but I am absolute crap at naming games. I once worked on a game for a year called "YeahBabyGoYeah: Alright" before switching it to "Legend of Johnny" right at the end. So this time I'm writing down all the names that I think are great, but are probably hilarious and dumb to everyone else. This is a page from my lil book that I note game things down in- I'll definately be scanning this whole thing in at some point and putting it in the game: Call me CRAZY- A GOD DAMN CRAZY FUCKING IDIOT: but I really like "Mango Frantic".

Actually don't call me a crazy fucking idiot, I got a ban warning for swearing at a dude last week.

ZONE OF ENDERS 3

(I should mention that I am not Hideo Kojima, the dev log is a seperate thing. I just threw this in here cos probably nobody cares as much as me)

Patrick fuckin dropped this bomb on the cast (the bomb cast) that "A new Zone of Enders got announced" and nobody raised an eyebrow. This is normal, because nobody's fucking played those games- EXCEPT ME!! ZONE OF ENDERS 2 IS LIKE THE BEST GOD DAMN GAME.

Here's all the images I could find on this new "Enders Project" announced at a Konami event a few days ago:

"Enders Project", bottom left
Kojima Prod.
WHAT? Pretty nuts, right!? Rusted up old garbage robots?

I can't really find any good site I know of talking about it, but from all the bits and pieces it sounds like it's NOT SET IN THE FUTURE, it's apparntly set far back into the past... which is a weird decision, but it's definately interesting. ZoE is KIND OF based on ancient Egypt as well as futuristic robot fights, so this is weird and cool. Also Kojima said the new game could either have an anime look, like the PS2 games, or a realistic action style "such as Batman, X-Men or Spider-Man" which... good luck figuring out what that maens.

One thing I loved about ZOE 2 was that the giant-robots gameplay was all polygonal 3D, but the PEOPLE having conversations were always drawn in 2D animation. Because the robots are like a hundred feet tall, these 2 art styles were never stood right next to each other, so it always made sense. What I think would be COMPLETELY AWESOME FUCKING AMAZING is if the game was 3D polygonal, but all your codec conversations were live action camera footage of people in X-Men costumes poking monitors and shouting things... but that's probably not what it is.

ANYWAY: INTERExCITING!!! Do you give a shit about Mango Frantic, OR Zone of Enders? If you do, please comment, because these blog posts get literally 1-2 comments every month and it's starting to feel really depressing.