It will be launching at Bit Bazaar, and then it’ll sold be online a few weeks later.
This is super exciting for me, because I’ve never really sold anything before!
The game will be PC only and sold for $5. There will also be buttons at my booth that I’ll be selling for $1 each!
Here are a few more scenes from the game to whet your appetite!
Last night I attended @IGDAToronto’s panel on edumacation, on whether or not formal schooling is the path to successful game… stuff. Panelists talked about game art, game development, and game design pretty indiscriminately, but it seemed “design” got the largest focus because it is the least concrete of the three. It was an interesting debate, but it was clearly five different panelists with two or three sets of opinions and two specific agendas. Debate almost devolved into the realm of pure semantics, but that (blessedly) went nowhere; we have all been down that road and I think the panelists knew that would not really help the audience. I listened through the panel, agreeing and disagreeing, and decided to compose my thoughts here.
If you’re looking to go to school for games, please read this first.
Note: This article has no naughty pictures, but describes some NSFW things and has some NSWF links. Be warned.
When I attended/exhibited at the Vector Game + Art Festival, the bend it took in the appreciation, critique, and questioning of games, art, and their convergence felt like a completely new, challenging, and wonderful experience. It opened my eyes to a lot of things I’d never considered, while remaining completely within my bubble of game development. It left me wanting to see and learn more, and to emerge from the bubble in which I was encased.
Introducing the Bento League, a metagame within a metagame.
The Bento League is a game that take place with me as sort of the dungeon master, inside the game of Pokemon. Well, to be more specific, inside a Pokemon battle system emulator.
Here’s a link to the simulator.
Basically, what the Bento League is, is a series of gym leader fights. I have made 8 gym leaders (as well as an Elite Four and Champion), all based around a different type. This puts me at a bit of a disadvantage, because, if you know Pokemon, you know it’s basically a very complex game of Rock, Paper, Scissors. Basically I’m just always playing Rock.
You’re allowed to use almost any six Pokemon you want, (barring this list), with any moves the Pokemon can legally learn, and have everything maxed out. They start out at level 100, so there’s no training necessary. Instead, imagine your Pokemon team like a deck in a trading card game.
If you’ve never played Pokemon in a competitive setting before, but would like to start, you should take a look at this website, and search up Pokemon you like.
To sign up to play, just message me on Twitter, my email, or any other way you know to get a hold of me, and we can schedule battles. I’ll definitely help you out if you need any team building advice.
Number of Challengers: 4
We’ve finally loosed Depression Quest out in to the wilds after a couple of the longest, most difficult months of my life.
It’s all pay what you want because making it be unavailable to people without the cash to pay for it would semidefeat the awareness raising goal that we’d started out with. It’s not “fun”, but it’s honest.
And now I am going to go sleep for a year.