Galaxian Hits 40! – Recommended Reading

Thanks for watching Galaxian Hits 40! Want to dig a little deeper? Here are some additional resources, videos, and articles for you to snatch a glance at while fending off a horde of dive-bombing butterflies.

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On Soup and Bugs – Movement 2

This is a followup to a previous post, On Soup and Bugs. Give that a read first; this will make a bit more sense.

My game dev journey forged ahead valiantly. I got a copy of DarkBASIC, where you’d think would be the start of my programming adventures; alas, when faced with a totally blank IDE and a very grown-up user manual, I decided that wasn’t the way forward (but not before attempting to upload one of the example games to the official website as my own work…) I also got a copy of FPS Creator, which you’d think would be ideal; and for a while, it was.

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On Soup and Bugs

I released a brand new game into the world recently. It’s a short platformer, which (in its current state) takes maybe 15 minutes to play through to completion. It’s a bit buggy – maybe in part because the main character is a bug – and the premise is bizarre at best. It uses free assets from a variety of different places. And those are just a few of its unique selling points!

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Essential Mods and Content for the Sims 2

I’ve been playing the Sims 2 since launch, just about, and over the time I’ve accumulated a heck of a lot of custom content and stuff for the game. Here’s a list of content and mods which I consider essential to the experience.

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A Few Thoughts on the Fediverse

This site has historically been more of a repository. Like an Age of Empires-style storage pit, I’ve normally chucked content at it just so it’s somewhere permanent. However, in an attempt to make more of a thing of it – and, indeed, to promote the ideals of a 20-year-old World Wide Web – I’m gonna try doing some blogging. Again.

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Donkey Kong Hits 40! – Recommended Reading

Thanks for watching Donkey Kong Hits 40. Here’s a list of sources and useful articles, videos, and so on if you fancy diving even deeper into the rabbit hole. Or the gorilla cave, as it were.

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Spyro 3 Pacifist Run

I’ve started to look at the viability of completing Spyro: Year of the Dragon without killing anything. Continue reading

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Trevelyna Rosedale – Single-Handedly Saving the World

Here’s a character I’ve been working on for a while. I think she’s getting somewhere, but there are some loose ends that want tying up.

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The Iron Giant

The Iron Giant film poster

I remember our class reading Ted Hughes’ The Iron Man in Year 5 at school. It started with lots of metal body ports forming themselves together into…well, an iron man. I don’t think we ended up finishing it, but the whole thing did seem rather familiar to me at the time.

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Cold Music for Hot Days

Picture it: you’re reading a book, or watching a film, and the protagonist gets unceremoniously dumped in the middle of a desert. The likelihood is that they’re wearing entirely inappropriate clothing and have basically no supplies, yet still miraculously survive to fight another day.

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