pinoypixel game developer blog by Joey Albert Abano

Pinoypixel is a game development blog. This site contains casual filipino themed web and mobile indie games. Most of the projects would be in alpha or beta stages, sourcing from gamejams, test prototypes or just plain adhoc dumps.

Updates and changes for June 2017

Friday of July 07, 2017

A few update on the the site, for the month of June. Looking for forward I might not be able to update this blog frequently due to my new project at work. We will see if things turn out ok and I can squeeze some time in writing something. Nevertheless this month's topic and changes is listed below.

  1. Replaced a dash board home page
  2. Multiplayer experiments
  3. Platformer and top view template improvements
  4. Created a clone in Wordpress
  5. Cleaning Blog Post

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Project: Tres

Wednesday of May 31, 2017

 

Tres is an entry to Scirra Construct 3 Gamejam. It is a localized zombie game.

  • Project Objectives:
    1. Monster balance and attack slash
    2. Scirra arcade score posting
    3. Used background movement effect rather than platformer
  • Game Features: Arrow shots. Auto-party members attack. Auto-party follow
  • Graphics: 16 bit open creative content pixel art.
  • Production Time: approximately 24 work hours, on-going development.

Check out the game below, share your thoughts and drop some feedbacks in the scirra arcade comments section.


 

Project: Icar

Sunday of April 30, 2017

 

Icar is a websocket game prototype.

  • Project Objectives:
    1. Websocket server setup and development
    2. Multiplayer initialization
    3. Multiplayer syncronization
  • Game Features: Multiplayer system
  • Graphics: 16 bit open creative content pixel art.
  • Production Time: approximately 24 work hours, on-going development.

Check out the game below, share your thoughts and drop some feedbacks in the scirra arcade comments section.


 

Pixelart: 7Soul Assets

Friday of April 14, 2017

resource: https://www.scirra.com/store/2d-game-sprites/7souls-rpg-graphics-sprites-515

7soul is one of our favorite artist and is the core artwork style for pinoypixel. We have used his asset libary which can be purchased from various store platform but it can also be found in scirra market place.

We liked how clean and consistent the art style for all his assets, thus encourage diversity and reusability. The art style is also 16x16 format, thus make custom assets or variations won't be that difficult. Another plus is the price and volume of assets provided. A price tag of $10 for a decent set of characters and monsters is definitely a steal. Check out more of his works at deviant art page or at tumblr.

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Pixelart: Reusable artwork and design

Friday of March 24, 2017

resource: https://www.scirra.com/store/2d-game-graphics-packs/super-platformer-assets-1059

Artwork wasn't always my expertise, thus this is one of my stumbling blocks in game development. This topic is how we maximize and reuse our purchased assets.

Time is a scare resource for a part time gamedev, thus if we can reuse and save resources it is more than welcome. Reused resources allows various benifits such as the following:

  • Greatly reduced effort in creating artwork
  • Familiarity, increase artwork productivity
  • Common players will easily grasp the game

As well as a few disadvantages:

  • Monotonous, game might look the same
  • Limited game type, pertaining to reused artwork
  • Reduced interest

Nevertheless there are always drawbacks on certain benifits, in the end it is good to do things that works for you. Read more on our learning and approach on how we build pinoypixel under reusable assets.

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