Thursday, February 25, 2010

Awesome Bug

Always happy when I get a specimen such as this one..

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Nifflas about his way of game design

Hey everybody.

Nifflas, a game designer famous for Knytt Stories, Within a Deep Forest, and lots of other games held a lecture at ITU Copenhagen. You can watch his lecture at the blog of the Copenhagen Game Collective.

I really enjoyed it, especially the parts about sound effects. Inspired by Nifflas, I decided to use some white noise sound effects for Where is my Heart? Modulated white noise works well for wind going through leaves or for a forest rain.

I am also trying to figure out how to get hold of sounds like an old tea-kettle whistling. Probably the best way is to record it yourself..

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Global and Nordic Game Jam are over..

I was pretty exhausted after Nordic Game Jam. We slept about 5 hours per night. This was more than the average, I've been told. Here's our game..

Preschool Theater Director aka Preschool Theater Company is a mini game where the player directs a group of little kids to play Shakespeares Summernights Dream. The player has to click the kids until they end up in the right spot light. On this one I made sound effects. Florian Sänger made some wonderful graphics art. After everything was put together the game was for its simplicity perhaps not the greatest play experience. But the graphics, music and sound made for a funny, endearing play. Kids bump into each other complaining, the elf king was played by a rather un-elfish kid, the audience gets bored pretty fast, or mumbles approvingly.