Videos: Cute Little Witches

January 20, 2011 - 9:14 pm

Here are some videos of me digitally inking my very first character concepts for the game Battle Witches. They won’t be in the final game though so I figured I’d give them their shine on the spotlight here on my blog.

While you’re at it, please subscribe to my Youtube channel! From there, I will be posting a lot of videos on the development of my games so be sure to check it out!

Took on another project: Witch Battles [Tentative Title]

January 18, 2011 - 1:56 pm

Yes, I am quite aware that I already have an ongoing project in the oven but this one is too special to pass up.

The TigSource Forums has just recently started their newest compo with the theme “Versus”. It’s a theme that has the community coming up with really cool ideas on having unique multiplayer games both offline and online. Since there are a lot of benefits in joinging compos (learn new stuff, exposure, collaboration) I decided to jump in on the bandwagon as well.

However, for this project, I won’t be doing it on my own. I have teamed up with another TigSource member, Aik, he’s gonna be doing the programming while I do the art. I was initially planning on doing it solo but since I lack the knowledge on how to do online connectable games, I decided that collaborating is the best option for me. Furthermore, this arrangement would still give me time to finish my own game.

So far everything is looking great. Aik and I have come up with a really unique game idea and we’re really excited to get started. We already have the basic concept down but we still need to flesh it out before we reveal more.

So stay tuned! I will be posting more about the project here along with Escape of the Minibots.

New site design!

January 16, 2011 - 11:16 am

I decided to make a new design for the site as a preparation for the reveal of the game I’m currently working on.

If you’re reading this post from a feed reader or somewhere else, I suggest that you go and check out the site as the new design contains some elements that can be found in the game. It’s more like a sneak peek of what you should expect.

Here’s a before-and-after shot

Woah! Look at those things on top! Kewl!

The header might be a little too lacking now, but I’ll be sure to add more stuff there as soon as I get around to designing more art assets. For now, that would suffice.

I’ll start to post details on the game starting tomorrow so stay tuned!

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They’re coming…

January 6, 2011 - 10:47 am

Yep, it’s a new game I’ve been working on that I started last September.

I haven’t revealed anything until now because I want to make sure that all the basic stuff (like mechanics, etc) are ironed out before making it public.

Expect a post with details about the game soon. For now, I need to get some sleep. Zzzzz…

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Manila Game Jam 2011

January 1, 2011 - 1:56 am

Game jams are a frequent sight in the indie game development scene. To those who are unfamiliar, A “Game Jam” is a term used to refer to meetups where game developers of all fields (game designers, programmers, audio designers, artists, etc) get together and create a game for a pre-determined amount of time, in one whole day, or in a weekend.

Here in the Philippines, game jams are quite  rare. I always get a little envious every time other places hold their own game jams as I’ve never been to one. For the longest time, I’ve wondered what Game Jams are like and if ever I would get to take part in one.

Well, I won’t be wondering any longer as this January 28, IGDA Manila, in partnership with UP-ITTC will be holding the Manila Game Jam!

The Manila Game Jam is a game making event in tandem with the Global Game Jam, an event where numerous sites around the world simultaneously make games in a huge game-making exercise!

So if you are a game developer or even an aspiring one, and you are free this January, then I advise you to check out the Manila Game Jam. Check out their website for more details!

And yes, I will be taking part in the event! Feel free to holler at me. ;D

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SudokuBoy: A Sudoku Game Developed in Assembly Language

December 15, 2010 - 11:40 pm

Update (4/16/2014): Included the source code of the project inside the zip file. Please take the time to read the read-me!

Here’s a game that my group and I have created for our Assembly Programming Laboratory as our final project.

It’s a simple Sudoku game that has all the features you’d expect from such a game but with more features like:

  • Error checker – Clicking the “Help Me” button will highlight all the incorrect answers that you have entered so far
  • 99 Puzzles – Lots of puzzles to choose from with varying difficulties! We have 33 Easy puzzles, 33 Medium, and 33 Hard.
  • High Scores Page – Each Puzzle has its own High Scores page. The ones with the fastest times are displayed here.

What’s so special about this game? Well, it’s made entirely using Assembly Language!

Only works on 32-bit Windows.

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Trapped in Time Poster/Logo

September 7, 2010 - 1:39 am

I decided to take a short break from all the game making and created a poster/logo for TiT.

The artwork came from a sketch I drew while I was bored. It actually turned out great so I had it inked and voila! Although there are no Rose thorns and leaves on the game, I decided to leave it there since it looks nice. Hey, not everything on a box-art ends up in the final game, right?

Click on the image to make it bigger.

“Gets boring after awhile”

September 1, 2010 - 12:18 am

“The game gets boring after awhile.”

This is the comment that I got the most after I have released the latest demo of Trapped in Time. Playtesters expressed that they enjoyed the game and its new features but there wasn’t enough to keep them from playing even longer. Now this is a problem.

One suggestion was to have more enemy variety. This has been my to-do list for quite awhile now but I really didn’t think too much about it. Now, I know better. I need to come up with enemies that would give players more challenge. In line with this, I am also thinking of putting a boss character to spice things up.

Another one is to think up of more mechanics. Sure jumping around and shooting stuff is fun, but some felt that more could be done.

I’ve taken everyone’s comments and will make sure to consider it while working on the next build. Rest assured that I will make the game even more fun.

If you have any more comments suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

Demo Build 08/30/2010

August 30, 2010 - 4:25 am

[Edit: Discontinued]

As promised, here’s the latest build of Trapped in Time.

A lot has been added and is almost finished. If you have time, kindly download the game, test it out, and leave a comment below if you have any comments or suggestions. Download links can be seen at the end of this post.

New Features:

  • Freeze Ray – Freezes enemies. Once frozen you can smash them to kill them instantly.
  • Splitting Bullets
  • Arc Lightning Gun – Lightning jumps randomly from enemy to enemy damaging them
  • Familiars – Kinda like mini helpers that shoot enemies that are near
  • Mortar Launcher
  • Rocket Launcher
  • A power-up that could slow or reverse the movement of the clock
  • Force Field
  • New sprites
  • New effects
  • Better controls
  • Scoring System
  • HUD is now on the screen displaying number of bullets as well as health
  • Improved and cleaner graphics


Trapped in Time still in development

August 13, 2010 - 2:10 pm

I may not have been posting much here in my devlog but rest assured that things are still going forward in the development of Trapped in Time. I’ve added cool new additions like weapons and more power-ups. As well as the ability to change clock movement and such.

In the following days I shall be posting new videos and maybe a demo for you guys to try out.

I am also thinking of redesigning the site so expect that as well.