OHRRPGCE RANDOM COLLABORATION CONTEST 2015

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Day 7 & 8:
Crikey the contest is getting on!
I don't think I've slacked off this much on a contest game in years. I basically refuse to do anything without having a plan. What I said on day 4 about being able to start was a bald-faced lie.
So I've been reading/watching a mountain of board game reviews. Slowly this overwhelmed all the problematic game ideas I'd started with, and I wrote a design doc for what is essentially a board game. Ichiro and I agreed to that long ago, but couldn't get the mechanics down. Fingers crossed, this will be a far easier game to actually implement than most of my over-ambitious contest games. In fact we'll probably even use a hand-made map instead of me writing a map generator for the 3rd time in a row.

So now we are actually ready to start, and I'm also finally motivated to work on the game. My personal goal is to finish in 7 days, excluding the 7 days we wasted. But hey, going on devlog entries, we've done 8 days of nothing, while bmr & marionline have 0 days of nothing, and Feenicks has 2 days' worth. That puts us in the lead!
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This is my last report before disappearing for a few days.

Day 9:
*grumble*

Day 10:
Spent most of the entire day packing and lifting heavy things. Since I didn't have much free time, I wasn't as motivated to procrastinate, and got a little work done. However it seems that every time I try to work on this game, I become paralysed when I encounter something I can't decide on. If only I had someone to tell me what to do!
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TMC wrote:This is my last report before disappearing for a few days.

Day 9:
*grumble*

Day 10:
Spent most of the entire day packing and lifting heavy things. Since I didn't have much free time, I wasn't as motivated to procrastinate, and got a little work done. However it seems that every time I try to work on this game, I become paralysed when I encounter something I can't decide on. If only I had someone to tell me what to do!
That's random collabin alright.
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Day 10

Sorry to wait so long to post! Team Biz Egg Hmm Hot Broaste has been going strong since day 1.

Gizmog started me off with some fantastic inspiration, and I have been off and running with the implementation, just checking back with him every so often for moral support on IRC.

I am not sure that I will be able to get all the features in Giz's original vision by the end of the contest deadline, but I am optimistic that we will have something playable to share with you all.
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Ah, the secret team.

I've been drawing a whole bunch of stuff that doesn't currently include any finished walkabouts (probably should get on that); started an internship this week, but oddly enough I don't feel that's impacted my progress all that much.
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Feenicks finished that walkabout he was talking about. We've got a ton of stuff done on the game. The story is written, the base graphics are done, a lot of mapping is done, and character design is covered. Stats, enemy design, and a few other things have been started. Still have a lot of other things to do though.
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Intriguing...

Day 10-13:
Moving house. I'm surprised I didn't injure my back shifting all those boxes.

Day 13:
Finally turned on my computer. Wrestling with the wifi, catching up on stuff. Hopefully back to work tomorrow.
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Day 14:
Doing stuff at a computer still feels alien. Also, having the paper delivered daily is ruining my life. It's like the internet, in physical format.
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TMC wrote:...Also, having the paper delivered daily is ruining my life. It's like the internet, in physical format.
<img src="https://i.imgur.com/w29a9ds.jpg">

Work on the game for team Biz Egg Hmm Hot Broaste is going more slowly. I have the core script working, and have settled on a screen resolution that works well, but the pathfinding is a little trickier than I expected.

Giz, I know you were going to just be an "ideas" man for this one, but if you have time, could you step up and draw sprites for me representing all the other contestants in this contest? 20x20 walkabout sized, all facing right. The frames I need are:

* Standing
* Walking (1 frame to alternate with standing)
* Opening mouth to eat waffle
* Mouth closed around waffle
* Jumping

If you don't have time, don't worry, I do have a usable placeholder.

<img src="https://i.imgur.com/0KH3Ta7.png">
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Bob the Hamster wrote:
TMC wrote:...Also, having the paper delivered daily is ruining my life. It's like the internet, in physical format.
<img src="https://i.imgur.com/w29a9ds.jpg">

Work on the game for team Biz Egg Hmm Hot Broaste is going more slowly. I have the core script working, and have settled on a screen resolution that works well, but the pathfinding is a little trickier than I expected.

Giz, I know you were going to just be an "ideas" man for this one, but if you have time, could you step up and draw sprites for me representing all the other contestants in this contest? 20x20 walkabout sized, all facing right. The frames I need are:

* Standing
* Walking (1 frame to alternate with standing)
* Opening mouth to eat waffle
* Mouth closed around waffle
* Jumping

If you don't have time, don't worry, I do have a usable placeholder.

<img src="https://i.imgur.com/0KH3Ta7.png">

YOUR REQUEST IS REASONABLE.
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Let's be honest.

Day 15:
Went for a long walk to the beach and the organic butcher. Read many newspapers. Played and provided feedback on a Dragon Warrior fangame.

Day 16:
Brushed up on my Lua and spent a while getting to gripes with the existing codebase, then implemented a simple message log as warm-up.
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You could at least tell us what the fangame was.

On my end... I feel I've been a bit lazy with some things? Need to draw more walkabouts and actually finish up all the hero graphics. Got another enemy drawn up last night at least. A few more, plus some boss ones, and I think I'll have a decents spread of types drawn up.
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Fun fact: You guys probably did the same amount of work I did. Which is to say: NONE.

#TruthHurts
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Gut check time.

Can I get a check in from some from each team?


My check in:
The game is somewhat playable but still needs some work to reach demo status. Battles are lacking the most of any of the aspects of the game.
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Here's my predicted reports from each team, though if you want to cut to the chase: Nobody has anything.

Team TMCichrio - They're slimed. TMC has a nice new house though. Who needs contest validation when you live on an island of sheep?!
#Jealous

Team SpheonixWeaver - slimed too. It'll be a pretty lot of nothing. What was that last thing Spoony made? The space one?
#SameOldStory

Team ForeignDevils - Oh, they'll have something alright. They'll probably have 5 games. And they won't need the whole prize, oh no, they'll take 40 cents for it. And where will the rest of us be? On the unemployment line, eating rotten wormy apples shipped in from Holland!
#BuyAmerican
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