Monday, 18 June 2012

Expressions are like potato chips...

You can never have just one!  I keep thinking of different mouths and eyes to add...

This is Tina, the Main character from Camp Renard.

Made using this tutorial in deviant art:

Made in Easy Paint Tool Sai with the compiling done in Gimp.

I even found a script to export each layer as it's own png: Now I can mix and max programically in Ren'py!


Saturday, 16 June 2012

One background done

I did some art!

I am really happy with the way the trees look.

I did this in MyPaint totally digitally.  I was trying to mimic the watercolour style I used for my other backgrounds.


I just realized that NaGaDeMo is half over and I am nowhere near done.  I've made lots of planning progress, but not much stuff actually done.


Thursday, 14 June 2012

What I'm Doing

I am still writing 5 minutes every day.  Just little nonsense pieces to get  me  into the  habit.

I uploaded a batch of Tracy and Tristan comics to appear next week. (

I practiced my tablet skills using this template:  Also found out that the version of MyPaint I am using has alpha lock for layers! ( It's free! Check it out.


Saturday, 9 June 2012

Not much work on game getting done

But I am taking a few tentative steps into video game review videos:

Gimme 10 - 001 - A truth to be Told

Gimme 10 - 002 - My Life as a Water Droplet

Constructive criticism accepted. 


Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Camp Renard is getting Organized

I made up a HUGE spreadsheet to organize what goes where in my story.  So far I have 80% of Dale's story done.

However... I have redesigned how I'm doing stats so I'll have to look at it with new eyes.

Now the emphasis of the story is that you have to make choices.  Are you an Indoor person, or an Outdoor person?  Are you a Lone Wolf or a Social Butterfly?  Are you Reckless or Cautious?  The target guys have their preferences, and that will affect how they react to you in the story.  It will also affect the options you get towards the end of the game.  If you have made cautious choices all along, then try to do something reckless... things might not work out so well.


Saturday, 2 June 2012

What am I going to do this month?

It turns out that it is both Camp NaNoWriMo and NaGaDeMo this month.

 So I have a decision to make.  What should I do this month?  I have it narrowed down to a couple of choices:

Dust off and finish Camp Renard:

This was my first Ren'Py game that was horribly over-scoped.  So far I only have one story line in any way finished,

Add the story to All Are Invited:
And maybe give it some original sprites. :)

Play current version:


Create a whole new game:

I have the idea to create an Ace Attorney style game in JavaScript.  Or another idea to convert one of my NaNo novels into a Inform 7 game.

I think Camp Renard is winning in my head so far.


In other news, I'm on day seven of using my Hipster Habit App to promote me writing every day.  I haven't written anything awesome, but I have at least kept moving forward.


Friday, 1 June 2012


Hey look -- something else for me to join!

National Game Development Month

It is also Camp NaNoWriMo month

How can I combine these???