Hello! Time for December’s episode of “here’s what I’ve been working on recently, and also here’s another thing“! I guess I’m gonna try to do these every month, roughly? That seems doable.

What I’ve been working on recently

Since my last blog post, I had a go at making something for this year’s #7dfps – short video above! (I livetooted my attempt over on Mastodon, if you’re interested in the details.)

I called it quits on day 5 though. Partially, because I was running out of steam, but also partially because I like where it seems to be heading, and I really don’t want to rush it. I’ve now had a few days to recover, and I’m excited for it to be my new main project for a while. Going to keep poking at it when I can, over Christmas and the new year.

It’s a bit unexpected, but I’m starting to really like working in 3D. Godot is a lot of fun! And I’m finding (to my surprise) that I really enjoy 3D modelling! I don’t know why it took me so long to just sit down and learn how to use Blender. It’s nice to have a new project that lets me practice these new interests.

The Dicey Dungeons Christmas Special

For today’s “something else”, I just wanna give a shout out to a new Dicey Dungeons mod that came out today – it’s an update to last year’s collab mod “Christmas Special“, with 8 new episodes! The update is available in two flavours – as a standalone with just the new episodes, or in a big megamod with last year’s episodes as well.

[Christmas Special 2]

I played through the new episodes near the end of development, and there’s some really good stuff in there! I particularly like the Robot episode, which explores a forbidden design space that nobody was meant to contemplate. Here were my thoughts, in order:

  • oh my god, how are you doing this
  • why is this not crashing the game
  • I can’t believe you made a whole episode around this idea

And: while I’m recommending Dicey mods, I wanna give another shout out to Tennis, which came out earlier this year and which I liked a bunch. Not only is it packed with great ideas, but the mechanics made me laugh out loud more than once!

3 thoughts on “One last project for 2022”
  1. Hi Terry – I’m an old fan of yours, having played the flash game ‘Don’t look Back’ way back in the day – I was wondering if there was ever a chance of a steam port, or maybe this is asking too much, but a remaster?! Best wishes, and happy new year.

  2. A remaster is unlikely, but I’d love to re-release the original game in some form! (I have a vague plan underway to restore some of my old flash games, but don’t have much to say about it just yet.)

    1. Thanks for your reply, it’s great to hear from you. A remaster may be unlikely, but if you don’t ask you don’t get ahahaha. If you did end up releasing your old flash games on steam or something, I’d definitely play them. My personal favourite is of course ‘Don’t Look Back’. I must have been 9 or 10 when I originally found it, and played through it repeatedly.

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