New Project: Waking in a Winter Wizard Jam

"Lots of fun design discussions over the weekend and we're pretty close to nailing our core gameplay... action racer like Excitebike or Joe Danger, where you are switching between lanes to avoid obstacles and do sweet jumps off ramps of various angles and lengths. Adding some extra wizardy fun with the ability to create your own ramp and use a turbo boost to catch even more air. Ramp creation and turbo will work off the same resource bar, which can be refilled by pulling tricks in mid-air. Nice, simple meaningful choice there and it will give us something to balance and work towards.

Our ambitious plan is to get that level creator working with file reading/writing so people can share tracks to the [idle thumbs] forums. We'll see how far we get after next weekend, I think that'd be a lot of fun and ticks the diversifer box nicely!!

Programming and art have gotten off to a start as well, behold our first gif:

Very excited to keep ploughing through on this. Next up... physics!"

-Taylor Morris, elvaq (website)

Idle Thumbs!

Idle thumbs plugged my website in their Squarespace section! What a bunch of great guys! Thanks thumbs! 

On a related note, I thought I would talk about my experience talking extensively with Chris Remo (of Idle thumbs). I emailed Chris, oh man, probably two or three years ago now as I began aspiring to make digital music, and he offered me a lot of great advise. We talked for a long time about which programs he uses and which he prefers or dislikes, as well as his actual writing process. We also talk for a while about what equipment he uses, precessing, effects, et al. All of this was after Gone Home had come out, so it couldn't of been that long ago, but I was an awkward highschooler then, and to have someone you look up to both musically and intellectually not just acknowledge but assist you across the internet --It was ground breaking for me. So in addition to thanking the whole gang of wizards, I want to thank Chris especially.

Thanks Chris Remo!

Cheers
-Zach