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Screenshot Saturday 211

Posted by etodd, 13 February 2015 - - - - - - · 1,265 views

Last Saturday we had the Short North gallery hop . Hundreds of people came through our gallery to see art. The guys helped me set up the Oculus and a projector on the wall.

Sometimes I had to go out and pull people in, but most of the time, there was a line. My favorite customer by far was this kid:

He jumped righ...

Screenshot Saturday 210

Posted by etodd, 06 February 2015 - - - - - - · 1,430 views

I finished last week's map. It has some spinny things.


Then I made this week's map.



Who knew purple and green could look so... not terrible?

Anyway, this puts me ahead of schedule. There are three levels remaini...

Screenshot Saturday 209

Posted by etodd, 30 January 2015 - - - - - - · 1,267 views

This week was crazy productive. I finished last week's level, finished another level, which looks like this:


...which also included some story-related writing and scripting, and actually started working on NEXT week's level, which looks like this:

I seem to be on a purple s...

Achilles + Screenshot Saturday 208

Posted by etodd, 23 January 2015 - - - - - - · 1,179 views

This past weekend I participated in the CivicHacks "Game Jam for Good". The goal was to raise awareness of the global water crisis and ultimately promote PackH2O , a Columbus-based startup that designs water backpacks for developing water-stressed regions.

The jam lasted 48 hours. My entry is called "Achilles".


Screenshot Saturday 207

Posted by etodd, 16 January 2015 - - - - - - · 1,090 views

Records continue to be broken. This week's map was actually done on Wednesday!

Although most of Lemma is a strange hybrid of natural and alien-looking architecture, my design calls for a few "industrial / man-made" themed maps. For story reasons, and also because I just want to parkour through a skyscraper.

So on Monday I asked Twitter this question :...

Screenshot Saturday 206

Posted by etodd, 09 January 2015 - - - - - - · 1,031 views

I moved my office into an incubator / art gallery this week.

The move is mostly for my own sanity. Turns out, working alone in your apartment for 9 months isn't the most fun in the world. It's a Herculean effort just to stay motivated. I also lost all semblance of a disciplined sleep schedule.

Productivity has bee...

Screenshot Saturday 205

Posted by etodd, 02 January 2015 - - - - - - · 858 views

For the first time in the history of Lemma, I'm actually keeping up with my self-assigned pace of one new level per week.

These past two weeks I made two more frost levels. The plan calls for one more frost level, then it's on to the other two biomes.

Clicky for giffy

Both of these levels have interesting quirks...

Screenshot Saturday 203

Posted by etodd, 19 December 2014 - - - - - - · 1,132 views

Big update this week!

My voxel renderer now has the capability to overlay everything with any texture I want. I'm using it on a new set of interconnected winter levels. This way I don't have to manually come up with a frosty version of each texture.


Without giving away too much, this week I built a new sys...

Screenshot Saturday 202

Posted by etodd, 12 December 2014 - - - - - - · 1,118 views

I've come to several realizations this week.
Lemma is going to be good, but not great. I have to accept my limitations and finish the thing to the best of my ability.
Lemma is more of an experience than a traditional video game.

With these two ideas in mind, I am focusing the next few months on making Lemma the least frustrating, most enjoyable experie...

New blog, new app, new screens

Posted by etodd, 05 December 2014 - - - - - - · 1,482 views

Lots of stuff going on this week.

New dev blog

First off, my website got a much-needed overhaul. The horrible slowness of Wordpress.com was driving me nuts, so I switched to a custom-built site.
I used Jekyll , which is a static site generator. It spits out a bunch of HTML files which you can upload to a server, as opposed to Wordpress, which generate...

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