Game Dev

Menu and Music

Hey there,

It’s been a while.
Truth is I never stopped working on the project but since I’m not working on gameplay anymore (I’m trying to restrain myself from adding anything else there), I’m mainly working on boring parts: Menus. Currently I’m making the end level menu where you see what you earned and the achievements you unlocked. It’s really a pain but it’s a must have, right?

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Here is the current state. It’s really basic and I still have a lot more to do there. The orbs on the right side will be replaced with a diamond image later on.

Aside from this, to keep my stamina high, I’m exploring sounds… One of my biggest challenges yet to come is really how the game will sound like. I’m having fun making few themes by myself, but I don’t think it will be an option on the long run…

Here is the theme for the tutorial :

More to come…

Misc

Guitar making

Have you ever wondered what it feels like to build something from scratch out of real materials ? I’m sure you have ! Well, I want to know as well ! So I decided to build a guitar from scratch. No kidding… Wait, I’ll do it, even though it’s not my top priority.

There are so many awesome things to learn in the world, we shouldn’t loose interest when having doubts or facing difficulties ! I think we should just give it a go and face the failures head on ! We learn more from failures than successes anyway, right ? Yeah, you probably guessed already : I’m not too confident about this project… I’m envisioning a great FAILURE.

What I’m talking about here is a long term project. It’s not like my game that is already filling my nights and day breaks. It’s more like something I work on the weekends only and slowly (but surely !).

I already finished one book from Leo Lospennato about “Guitar Design”. And I’m in the middle of his second book about “Guitar Making”. It’s really great and instructive. I’m a damn newbie to everything mentioned it that book. The funny thing is I realized afterward Lospennato is a former software engineer as well.
http://www.lospennatoguitars.com/

I’m trying to gather some feedbacks to validate the design before starting ordering the different parts I require.

At the moment, the latest design I’m considaring to build looks like that :

Guitar_FinalDesign_01.jpg

Maybe I’ll make the horns and headstock less straight but you get the idea.

Edit : After some feedbacks, here is a new version (with a less “metal” style) :

Guitar_FinalDesign_01_v2.jpg

Edit 2 :

Guitar_FinalDesign_01_v3.jpg