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No context sudden need to make a tiny game with jumping voxels and desaturated colors. I've no idea what it's about, except I named all assets in , and my mood was involving some kind of lazy melancholia.

I guess it could become a random walk in a quiet forest, with occasional dialogues and chill beats in the background.

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So, I've decided to release the mini mix I recorded for VEMOM 10 on Bandcamp. It's been nearly 7 years since the last time I released something there, it was about time I guess...

This is a couple of tracks I'm still working on, made with the OP-Z, full of clunky live effects because I'm still quite new at this workflow. But it's been fun to make :)

lectronice.bandcamp.com/album/

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The more I play non-violent games with no combat system, the more abhorrent I find games with combat systems. Don't get me wrong, both as a player and a designer, I love combat systems.

But the insane proportion of gameplay tied to violence, conflict and exploitation, and the fact it's seen as normal or even desirable in video games culture, make me feel increasingly bad. Is capitalism fun?

What about complex systems to explore empathy, ecological awareness, philosophy, utopia?

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I've felt the sudden urge to set up a small forum for the Merveilles folks (or anyone interested in it) who'd like a more organized place than Mastodon to discuss and learn the language together. Disclaimer: I'm a total beginner.

Feel free to join and suggest anything (and to boost if you like the idea)

tokipona.lectronice.com

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Hi, I’m a French game designer/writer working mainly in the serious game/edutainment industry.

On my free time, I develop my own video games and tools, compose electronic music, make pixel/voxel art, build keyboards, grow hops and brew beer.

Computers ate my soul.

This forest is growing out of control. There are now different height levels and both characters can walk on specific terrain, so you have to swap between them to reach some otherwise inaccessible places.

The lagomorph can hop on logs and the batracian can swim. It's not pictured here because the GIF would be huge, but it works!

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I've just stumbled upon this short sci-fi horror story about mind uploading and its consequences, if you don't know it, it's really worth a read:

qntm.org/mmacevedo

I think there's a law of creativity that says that the important and complex project you've put a lot of work into, to the point that achieving it is a personal Sisyphean challenge, which haunts you for months, maybe years, is meaningless to most people compared to that sudden silly idea you built something fun with in a couple of hours.

I wonder if "ambitious" art projects are worth it. Is any personal project worth it when it's not fun to make? Shouldn't we aim for fun and sharing fun first?

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just released update 21030501 for Legacy of the Beast

:: game sounds
:: item pick up display
:: adjusted enemy placements
:: bug fixes

aeriform.itch.io/beast

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Find time to plant and tend a garden, even if all you grow is feelings

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some updates to Legacy I wanted to sneak in before I release. I felt it was important that you can leave the treehouse/caverns like Beast allows, but for a limited time. I also managed to have a simple item pick up display along the bottom to help with progression.

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Six years ago today I first announced RPG in a Box! Shortly after discovering Godot 1.0, I decided to once again revisit my idea of building a tool that would allow others to easily create their own worlds and adventures!
#screenshotsaturday #voxel #gamedev #indiedev #godotengine

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Spring is here and that means it's time for a new tape, right? That's right and it's just gone up on the Gemini space so it's still fresh and warm.

The Spring 2021 KONPEITO tape is a cool, heavy bass one. I want to play it in my car while just cruising.

But, hold up, that's not all! There's a new Omake tape too!

Omake 04: Ok Boomer is a thundering, violent, sexy, sleazy beast. Play it loud and tear shit up!

What are you waiting for? Point your Gemini client at gemini://konpeito.media and grab them!

#KONPEITO #omake #gemini #geminiprotocol #lofi #mixtape #okboomer

I've tweaked the font to make it rounder and bolder, since the previous version was hard to read in the game.

So for now, we have a confused bipedal bunny and a happy amphibian. No idea what will happen next, but it should be funny.

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Seems like I'm making a custom pixel font for this game. The good thing is uses only 14 letters and capitalizes only names, so it's way faster and easier compared to regular fonts.

I'm trying to give it some kind of natural, script vibe. A bit cryptic, maybe somewhat Elvish. I could have used sitelen pona glyphs, but it would be way too much work for now. I want to have fun making this.

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No context sudden need to make a tiny game with jumping voxels and desaturated colors. I've no idea what it's about, except I named all assets in , and my mood was involving some kind of lazy melancholia.

I guess it could become a random walk in a quiet forest, with occasional dialogues and chill beats in the background.

Today I learned that "voxel" means "volume element." Indeed, a pixel is a "picture element".

At the next level, we have "toxels", which are temporal voxels, set in a 4D matrix, dedicated to spacetime systems study.

Why not "tixels"? Because tixels are "tactile elements" used in haptic technologies. Not to be mistaken for "texels", which are "texture elements", the fundamental units of texture maps.

And before you ask, "resels" are for spatial resolution in an image or a volume.

That's el.

Turns out there's also a new Drumcorps video, and it's glitch-heavy but quite Merveillian:

youtu.be/t3H9-C8XO78

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Yesterday, I carried effortlessly a couple of massive flowerpots. Last year, I could only move them laboriously with the help of their plant caddies.

Turns out playing with dumbbells every morning for three months kind of upgraded my body. It feels like I leveled up and added a few points to my strength. New perks have been unlocked.

Today in music theory, I learned that chords can use different octaves. It's painfully obvious when you think about it, but for some reason it never occurred to me.

I guess this is because I always saw music theory as a dreadful arcane set of complex and rigid rules. Now it finally starts to look like a tool.

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I now have a Patreon for those who'd like to support RPG in a Box's development! Everyone's patience, support, and encouragement so far really means a lot as I continue to fulfill the vision I have for it. RTs are much appreciated. Thank you so much! 😊❤️
patreon.com/rpginabox

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You know that feeling when you start diving into Wikipedia and keep going from an interesting article to another, forgetting why you came here in the first place?

I'm suffering from a similar effect when adding notes to my personal wiki. I wanted to simply update an entry before putting it online. I've written three more articles already, and each one is calling for new entries...

I clearly don't need to learn a new conlang, but for some reason I can't fathom, I've started to look into . is definitely a gateway drug.

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