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Member Since 02 Apr 2001
Offline Last Active May 30 2014 03:39 AM

Journal Entries

Once a Bird > Shadows & Highlights

Posted 30 April 2014

A friend thought Twitchy Thrones' sprites were too flat so some shadows/highlights were added. Here's an Hollywood-plastic-surgery-style before/after comparison.









Once a Bird > Twitchy Thrones website & trailer

Posted 11 March 2014

Twitchy Thrones debut trailer!!!

Official Website!!!


Such html. Wow.

Once a Bird > Menus and cutscenes

Posted 04 January 2014

Been working on menus and the intro cutscene.

On each map a player gets stars if he completes the map in less than the star time. This was done to emphasize that besides winning the map the goal is to complete each map as quick as possible.

The victory screen:


The thumbs up come out of the woodwork in a small anim...

Once a Bird > The pixels of Twitchy Thrones

Posted 05 December 2013

Twitchy Thrones is the first game where I'm trying my hand at pixel art. Fold took advantage of Retina iPhone's resolution of 1136x640 by making all the art vectorial and creating resources for both hi and low resolutions. In Twitchy Thrones the pixel resolution is always 568x320, cropped to 480x320 in devices prior to iPhone 5.

Twitchy Thrones is an ult...

Once a Bird > I quit my job...

Posted 05 November 2013

...To make games full-time.

Yes, this is going to be one of those posts.

My name is Ricardo Moura, Once a Bird is made of myself and my cousin. I do the programming and "art" and he does the music and sound effects.

I quit my job at the end of July but only left it mid-September. It had been making me sick for years and seemed to be going nowhere. The...