For my next game I want to know, from most positions in space, where the nearest bit of solid ground is, very frequently. Instead of burning CPU rayscanning, I made a thing that precomputes it! Then I made a visualizer, and it's kinda pretty and weird, so *toot*.

Me: Jeez Dad, are you a helpful human being, or a Boolean expression evaluator?
Dad: Yes.

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The movie Pootie Tang does that same thing, right? The whole movie is shown as a "clip" in a talk show that bookends the whole film.
Anyhow please play my game. I don't even know why I care! Should... Should I just write games in secret? Like being obscure, but more deliberate? Nah, plz play game.

Reminds me of when my partner and I went to a movie and got there late, during trailers. We watched this trailer for, like 8 minutes, before we realized we were in the wrong theater, watching a whole wrong movie.

I plopped my new game on,, with a playthrough video and screenshots and stuff. So now you can just watch me play it, I guess? Its not even the trailer, it's the whole thing except the very end and some minor unexplored bits.

That egg-smashing level song sounds weirdly similar to the random music generated by

I wonder if the Necromancer music, and the tree glitter, is constrained runtime randomness, not fully pre-generated.

The aesthetic of the Bill Williams's Atari 800 game "Necromancer" haunts me. The glittering leaves, the reaching hands, the steady growth of the roots, and the level-shaking crash when a tree breaks through the floor to smash into the lower level. I wonder if I ever met Bill. He died young.

The big idea was to make the player steal weapons from the enemies. But I learned that enemy weapons and shots should be slow and telegraphed, to give players a chance to evade or put up shields, but player weapons should be fast as heck because that's more responsive and fun. Whenever I went back to game4 or game2 weapons I thought "dang, these feel way better".

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i was just looking through saved videos for reference, and came across this absolute gem. this is so mesmerizing.

i never played boulder dash, but afaict this is a custom level set which revels in some of the messier, more simulationist side of it.

I've abandoned/completed another personal JavaScript game project! - Game 5

It's a basic cave combat game with veeeery slight puzzle parts. It's got local multiplayer, and keyboard and touch support. There's about 20 minutes worth of game play in there maybe?

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@aaryte *narrator's voice* he finally understood: the bug is within all of us.

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