Friday, September 21, 2018

"Rattlesnake" by Random Orbit Orchestra

A few requests have been made as to where the music that was used in my game can be found.  I spoke with the composer, and he has agreed to distribute "Rattlesnake" for free here.  He also sends his thanks to those interested in his music.

This agreement comes with the stipulation that it be for personal use only.  By downloading the file at the link listed below, you agree to the terms of use.

©2018 Random Orbit Orchestra.  All rights reserved.

Monday, September 17, 2018

My First Game Creation

 After making a story in Opensim at Twinklens Playhouse (my testing ground to see how my meshes work) on the Nook (, Nara suggested, gently nudged, that I try to create a game.  She turned me on to Tyranobuilder, a game engine created for visual novels, and I've spent the last 2 1/2 months plotting it out, learning how to make videos, and delving into the new software.  I never thought I would finish, but I did and I learned so much.

First meeting with Mr. Gray
"Mr. Gray and the Island Invasion" is an html5 game.  Its a parody of old B-movie science fiction and 1980's music videos.  I learned a bit about variables, and some elementary javascript, luckily Tyranobuilder does most of that for you.  I made 2 very simplistic minigames.  This was fun, but not without its moments of frustration and sometimes--well, many times--mushy brain syndrome from stretching my knowledge base.  I posted it to to enter Tyranobuilder's game jam, just to see, but also to make myself finish.
You don't want to end up like this

You can play by browser, except for Safari on desktop, or any ios browser.  Yes, I also learned that there is a reason that there aren't many indie games made for Mac, but that's another issue.  However, you can also download a Mac app version or a Windows version.  Its simple mouse-click, and you can save/load by clicking on the gear icon at the bottom, which is a nice thing to do before the choices so that you don't have to go back to the beginning of the game to see alternates.

I'm so new to this that I'm not even sure of the lingo. even supplies you with a widget:

I hope you enjoy:)