Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!

These are the first images for a horror/adventure game I want to make with a few of my friends (who I collaborate with on small writing projects off and on.) Basically, these would be like those startling and memorable 'YOU HAVE DIED' screens from games like Shadowgate or the Uninvited, where you get a horrific description of your own death coupled with a closeup of the nasty that just did you in.

I love those games for that fact it utilizes your imagination more than any actual visual depictions of gory deaths and is no less effective in creating a horrifying and threatening atmosphere for it.

The actual part of the game you interact with I imagine being much simpler visually.. again, to force you to use your imagination more than you would normally playing a game. That said, I have yet to put down any code on this yet, so there's no telling what it'll actually look like. Here's hoping I can get some good stuff written and this thing doesn't fall off for a few more months (or longer.)


Monday, October 18, 2010

ZPF - new footage

Just showing off some of the new enemies and backgrounds.

Apologies for the absolute shit quality, though. The eternal battle with screen recorders goes on.

Saturday, October 2, 2010


New, more futuristic HUD for the appropriate ships.
Anyone who's played my old Blast Works stuff may recognize this guy. :)

Friday, October 1, 2010

ZPF things

I'm back to working on ZPF.

As you can see, I've decided to go a slightly different route with the theme. The original idea was for it to be a sort of techno-fantasy cross all the way through; but fiddling with the game recently has given me a few alternate ideas.

Basically, now it's going to jump back and forth between different settings, this way I can cover more familiar bases (ie. bio horror ala R-Type) as well go back to some older ideas I'd like to re-use. Every one will have a playable ship to match it, too. :)