Creating a game – day 4

Thanksgiving – day 4 of creating a game in 4 days

These are our re-caps of day 0, day 1 and day 2, day 3),

And here is a little animation of the wicked witch walking – unfortunately I couldn’t figure out how to loop the walking for this short clip, so you have to use your imagination. Or use the replay button.

Claudia did some nice background images to improve the images for the trees, sky, horizon, etc. She also did an animation for the witch when flying (which is not apparent in a static image).

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We both worked on setting up the introduction screen, and David developed a system to play text files so as to tell the background story… which by the way is hilarious! Then a few icons to explain how to play the game, some additional enhancements to the GUI, a functioning potion brewing system (although the potions themselves don’t do anything yet)… and a much moodier background.

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So, the result after 4 days is a playable, understandable game. Not in the overall quality that we would have liked, but we did set ourselves a very ambitious target. Yes, caffeine-fueled 25 year olds could have probably completed the project, but we are no longer 25, and need to sleep occasionally :-). A further success is that we are still married, and on speaking terms. So, the project is a success. We will continue to enhance the game in future weekends.

Thanks for following along! And for those of you who are interested in trying it out –

would you like to see the “beta version”, or wait until it’s a bit more polished?

Please let us know in the comments, will you? Thanks.

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I hope that over time we will be building a community dedicated to art and creating. I rather like these words said by Andy Warhol:


Don’t think about making art, just get it done.

Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. 

While they are deciding, make even more art.” 

Drop me a comment and you’ll make me smile!


14 thoughts on “Creating a game – day 4”

  1. Oh look at all the little baby shreks on the screen!!! This is so fun. I want to wait until you have the “polished” version and I want to hear about how you get there too. It is a VERY good thing youse guys made it through without filing for divorce!! LOL.

  2. Visuals delightful. Comments hilarious — nice addition to my work-filled morning. Thanks. Yes, I want it all: first the Beta and then the polished.

    • Well, hello there! It is good that we could distract you from your work. Too much work is no good – we know… David is already polishing a little and then, maybe on the weekend he is ready to part with his beta version.

  3. This is so super cool. Can’t believe how much you got done in 4 days. And enjoy your time in NYC. Can’t believe I’l be there in 3 weeks. So excited!!! 🙂


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