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Great Music by LadyArsenic

2014-06-05 02:49:30 by Hyptosis

I just wanted to pimp this sweet music by LadyArsenic.

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/578082

Newgrounds is fantastic, I never would have heard her music, nor this song by her if it wasn't for this great place. Check out her other songs too!


Spellsword Update!

2014-05-10 08:32:48 by Hyptosis

While I don't have much time to work on games and stuff anymore, when I DO have time, I've been slowly chipping away at Spellsword. Many of my kickass players donated money to see Spellsword get finished, and that was really touching, so I'm going to make sure I complete it. Here is a new portrait of a character from the game. I don't have an ETA on the game yet, but I will continue to share progress when I can. It's still early for sure.

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Unfinished Lorestrome Map

2014-05-02 01:41:56 by Hyptosis

Here is a pretty big map of the Lorestrome universe, I never finished the map, but all of the most important places are marked on the map. Something like 80% of my games took place in on this map somewhere.
http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/draw/cd06f983daead323d27838820e13c4fe
Warning, it's a big file!


Hey Guys!

2014-03-11 04:18:57 by Hyptosis

Hey guys, some of you might have seen my 'taking a break' post a little while back, here -- http://hyptosis.newgrounds.com/news/post/882833

That is still on, I just got back from some training and have had a week to relax, in several days I'll be heading out again, and might not be back for THREE months! I won't have internet access of any kind while gone, so if you send me a message and I don't respond, that is why.

I just wanted to say how touched I am at some of the kind messages people have sent me. Really touching stuff I honestly didn't expect. I've taken the time to read every message sent, every blog post, etc, and I've replied when and where I could.

I will come back to making games, and I will provide them free online. I'll use flash as long as Newgrounds is here to host it for me. I just need a break, and I need financial stability. It came to a point to where my games, something I made for fun, was an important part of my income, and that made it not fun anymore. Also, suddenly I was having trouble ignoring the rude comments and hateful feedback, that's a me thing, but there it is. I just need some time away form game making, away from 'reviews,' etc. I'll probably do some comics if I get free time, just... something else. Try to rediscover my inspiration.

Anyway, I'm home for a bit, I'll poke aorund, wanted to say hi. I'll be gone a long time this next time I go, but if I get any time off, or find a place that has internet, I'll be sure to swing by and see what is up here at NG. You guys rock.

Now I'm gonna go get some much needed sleep, lol.


Stepping Away

2014-01-17 20:02:58 by Hyptosis
Updated

I'm going to be stepping away from indie game dev for a while. I have two games that are half finished right now, I probably won't get them done. I'll try to knock them out in the next 30 days but most likely it's just not going to happen. It's been a blast, and a great experience. I've met so many kickass people, I have new friends now, a lot of new knowledge, and mostly fond memories. But things are changing and I just don't enjoy it anymore. The attitude of players seem more sour now than when I started, and I dunno if this is just me, or an actual change, but I don't even look forward to reading the player comments anymore. And I used to LIVE for that, even the bad comments. My last few games have flopped, my sponsors lost money on them, the players didn't like them, and honestly I didn't really even enjoy making the last couple because I knew the players wouldn't like them.

I'm not putting this on anyone besides myself, I just don't enjoy it anymore. And if I don't enjoy it, my products are going to be crap. I'll try to keep in touch when I can, and maybe I can set some time aside later in the year and do some more work. But I honestly just can't afford to do this anymore, both financially and inspiraitonally? If that is even a word.

I've had a new job offer, it isn't a job I like, but it is a job I can do. And it'll provide for me and my family in the future. But I won't be home anymore, I won't have time to be online, and I won't even be in the country (USA) half the time. So it isn't fair for me to claim I'll try to keep making games, when I know I won't be able to. I'd rather pleasantly surprise everyone than lie to them.

So thanks guys, and thanks NG, best online community I have EVER seen. So many great people. I can't even start to tell you guys how patient Tom and some of the staff here at NG has been with me. I came into this a few years ago, I didn't know how to do anything in flash at all, and I didn't know how to code. Tom answered every question I had when I know he had other shit to be doing. And Impendingriot spent hours getting me started on my own.

I'll still be around for a few weeks though, so I'll still be responding to emails and private messages and stuff until then. Thank you all so much, you've been great.


Please Test This?

2014-01-07 08:25:49 by Hyptosis

Hey guys! Last night I thought I'd sling together a sidescroller toolset for myself. Map transitions, functioning save, etc. After the huge distasters my previous sidescrollers are this just goes to show you I don't learn a damn thing from my mistakes and keep poking the snake, ignoring the rattle.

Here is it, just a single day worth the work, including the awful art. But the one thing I'd like everyone to test for me, is the save/load function, and if they detect any frame drops. There will be a slight drop when you save, that's expected, but there shouldn't be drops anywhere else. Please let me know what browser you're using too! Thanks!

Arrows and WASD controls the character. No weapons, no ducking, just running and jumping right now.

http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/ba91ee1dcc0885a61eeb914f534dfb6f


Lorestrome on Facebook

2014-01-04 03:32:31 by Hyptosis

Hey everyone, I finally got around to making an offical Lorestrome page on facebook. Going to try to share more of my work in progress stuff there, and chat with players more, etc. Please check it out! Thanks!

https://www.facebook.com/lorestrome


Some of my favorite stuff!

2013-12-28 18:17:23 by Hyptosis

Here is some of my favorite stuff I've found here on NG! Please check it all out if you haven't seen it before, as it is awesome, like watchin' two toad poke on a log!

 

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/627444

Super cool, I loved every bit of this thing. Figuring it out, the creepy stuff. Great idea.

 

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/625308

Maybe not the longest, and not the best control. But the art is wicked cute!

 

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/624668

I'm not usually crazy about runners, but the art here is super cool. The intro screen took me back to days of snes rpgs and Pilotwings!

 

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/619182

I thought this was a coll little game. It isn't perfect but this kind of game is very hard to make. So many people are quick to judge, say some mean shit, and run off. Having never even tried to build a game on their own. Give this a chance, I enjoyed noodling around in it.

 

Next week I'll try to take more time and share more stuff, music and art too. Gotta run, so busy. ;_;


The Evening of the Son

2013-12-20 12:34:45 by Hyptosis
Updated

Hey everyone, thanks for the feedback on The Evening of the Son! I've ironed out all of the bugs so far I think! I appreciate the feedback, although I don't think some of it had to be so hateful. But alas, I've fixed the medals I believe, and the resource glitches. Let me know if you find anymore! And stay cool! Keep on creating things! ^_^

This is an expension to The Rose is Blooming, I tried to build on its shoulders and make a better version. If you have any ideas or comments, please leave them in the reviews! I read all of my reviews, every one of them! Love you guys!

The Evening of the Son

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Any Wikia Experts?

2013-12-15 10:41:42 by Hyptosis
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I was curious if any of you guys are Wikia experts? A player of my games started a Wikia, and it's become quasi-official in that I try to check it once a week and fact check, etc. However he's suddenly very busy and doesn't have time to work on it and I certainly don't with three new games coming up. So I told him I'd see if anyone else was interested. I've started using the site to keep my own stories straight, it's a nice reference for my own material and organized a LOT better! :D

SO, is anyone following me interested in working on it? Most of the pages are locked down, however anyone can add new pages. The locked down ones are only editable by approved editors or something. I'm not real familiar with how Wikia works.

I'd like two or three people at most to moderate it, someone interested enough in my fantasy universe to add details and sort stuff out. They'll be given full access to the protected content too, and allowed to change anything to improve the Wikia.

The games I personally want added are Steelcurse, Runeseekers 1 and 2, Gearlock, the Hood series, Guild Dungeons 1 and 2, Relic, The Children of Brinn, the Spellsword Demo, Kingdom of Liars, Pact. Some of these games a bit old and might not run too well anymore, sadly. ;_;

All of these games take place in the same world, I'd love to have the detials straightened out more. If anyone is interested in this, please let me know! You can see the Wikia at the link below, and I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have.

http://lorestrome.wikia.com/wiki/Lorestrome_Wiki 99.9 percent of what is on the wikia now is correct info.

There is also a very good Alice is Dead wikia, but I don't have any ties to it. It has a lot of great details though!

http://aliceisdead.wikia.com/wiki/Alice_is_dead_Wiki

Details are what I'm mostly looking for, about areas, people, places, artifacts and objects. Things I can refer to or include in future games. Screenshots also help as I often have to redraw these objects or characters, and going back and playing through a game to find a single object can be a pain.

If you're interested in modding the Lorestrome Wikia, please let me know! And if you've run some Wikia before, or had an upper tier hand in working on them, I'd like to see that too! I personally don't know a thing about working on them, however I love having the unexpected resource available. I will try to find ways to include the mods in some of my future games, I can't afford to pay anyone now so this is a volunteer position and you can quit anytime, no hard feelings, etc. No pressure here. But I'll try to find a way to pay you guys back as I continue my projects into the next year.

Thanks either way, stay cool guys! ALSO, I'm a year older now! D: DRAT!