Sunday, December 13, 2015

"maintaining attention, not much else, I think you know my habits mr. bull. Though
 your burst is done, you made a conclusion earlier, I think for your sanity, it might be
 good if you were to cancel (sorry). " - Anonymous14z

Its been tempting to call quits considering how life has just constantly been in the

 way here. :P having to help
 the family with an ailing grandpa amongst other things has managed to keep mew
 away from coding, graphics
 and overall planning of this game...

So yes, the thought of out-right canceling Spikes Quest has crossed my mind

 numerous times since the recent
 going ons, that and the feeling that the MLP hype has been dying down
 (in my own life anyway)

Other things I have considered (perhaps for later on) is continuing the game,

 but doing away with the MLP IP
 completely and doing something completely original... this of course is nothing official.

That being said, I still wish to continue working on this. its just going to be

 slow in the coming... I'm rather
 sorry about the lack of updates also... its just been hectic with life here. :(

also the blog editor here seems a bit funky today so bear with me. :P

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

9-9-15 - Still Alive

This is another update just to let everyone know that this project is still breathing. Progress has been admitedly slow but I'm still pushing myself to get things done.

I'm combining code from all the past attempts hoping it'll push this thing into a fully functionable engine soon.

Again, not a huge update here. just posting this to keep the blog somewhat alive here. :P

Thursday, August 20, 2015

8-20-15 - A Bit of Backtracking

those of you who may have checked out the dev page in recent weeks may have noticed that the engine there isn't showing up in the html5 canvas area. some reason my web service has totally stopped supporting the html5 output of Clickteam Fusion (I cant seem to get anything to work... :P ).

I've sort of tinkered around the idea of moving the engine over to Monkey Coder, but alas I see nothing but more programming obstacles the more I play with that language.

So, with all that being said, I've finally backtracked to the point that I decided to keep the project on Blitz Max.

A few other little downgrades also I should note here... I've decided to return the game to the old GBA style resolution and I've decided to cut back on a number of features I wanted to include in the final game. Basically I'm trimming down the fat to make things easier and I find that I'm way more comfortable with working in the classic GBA 240x120 resolution, especially when it comes to tile design for the maps.

I've been revamping the old engine used in demo #4, reworking the code and polishing the old graphics. Maybe I'll have a new demo out in the coming months.

I'll post more as more progression is being made. :)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

7-28-15 - The Dev Page is Finally Up! :D

Its admitedly a bit basic (the Page) and the engine is still early in its transfer from Blitz to Fusion. but there it is for everybody's  testing pleasure :)

Sorry it took me this long, I'll be updating the engine there as it progresses, so keep checking in!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Development Moving to Clickteam Fusion 2.5

I am pleased to announce that production of Spikes Quest will be moving to Clickteam's Fusion 2.5 as a development resource. This will make things far more easier plus it would give me more platforms that I can develop the game for.

this means that I will be able to produce Spikes Quest for:
 - html5
 - Windows XP through 10
 - Mac OSX
 - Android + Ouya

Since I can produce the game in html5, I'll be releasing future demos through that platform so people can play the game in their web-browser. this will be awesome for bug detecting and other things.

I will have a webpage up and running soon for that purpose for anybody who'd like to sample the project or bug test as I work on it.

Stay tuned!

Note: Clickteam Fusion may or many not had been used for popular games like the AVGN the Game and FNaF. don't quote me on that, but I've seen hints that may suggest such.

Friday, May 22, 2015

5-22-15 - Startup Preview

This week I'll be showing a few snapshots of the current game startup. This is still in the works so what you see is not all that you'll get.

There are some launch logos that appear before the main menu screen but I didnt feel I needed to show those off (yet)

I'll post more soonish :)

Monday, May 11, 2015

5-11-15 - Startup Screen Update

Hey, guys, sorry for the lack of updates these past few weeks.

I've been taking a couple of hours a day to work on things like the save system, start-up and start menu screen.

I'll try to post images and/or a video some times this week with the progress.

This post, more than anything, is to just let you guys know that things are still going strong for this project.