Lostcast 154: Tropescast
Thanks for another enjoyable episode and answering my questions!
Since you like git aliases, I thought you’d like to try this one I’ve been using…
git config --global alias.lg "log --color --graph --pretty=format:'%Cred%h%Creset -%C(yellow)%d%Creset %s %Cgreen(%cr)%C(bold blue)<%an>%Creset' --abbrev-commit"
I’ve noticed for all the talk you do describing aspects of the game, I get infinitely more value from watching your YouTube demos. There is just no substitute to seeing it.
When I asked about you getting more work done during the holidays, it completely escaped my mind that game dev is what you do all day everyday. A block of non-traditional working days makes little difference to you. For us day-timers, the holidays is a chance to get a pile of our own game dev and hobby projects done. You did allude to doing that during your times at Yahoo.
Go AWL2 for 2016!
Art Jamuary is official! We did it!
In all seriousness, great cast. Interested to see if ya’ll do eventually relaunch the Kickstarter. I know I’d definitely repledge or if ya’ll do implement some extra buy-in to the game I’d give the same amount. Looking forward to the alpha video tomorrow
Yay Jamuary! Thanks for the shout out!
Hope I wasn’t stepping on your guys toes I just didn’t know if anyone was going to actually participate besides Elite who seemed pretty on board. I basically got overly excited and wanted to make sure I posted something to hopefully set things in motion.
I am of course very much excited about anything you guys want to do with the community, so I imagine this will be quite a fun experience.
Prizes sound awesome. Just know that with or without the Kickstarter you guys have my support. I’m very excited to have any opportunity to be a bigger part of LDG, and the idea of working on something with you both sounds extremely cool.
Also, I am very much looking forward to what you guys throw up on youtube today, because it’s
PLAY TEST WEDNESDAY!!!
No toes stepped on :) Yeah @dannagle it’s true the days kind of bleed together, even holidays, but every day of game development feels like a small victory. Good times either way.
We’ll post something about the Jamuary Art Contest or whatnot soon. Fun ahead!
I’ll give you a 100 bucks for read only git access (just source code, no assets, though I’d be buying them eventually anyway)
Cool thanks @warspawn that’s good to know. Definitely will think about that.
Me too- I can’t wait to make A Lizard’s Wizard and start my own game studio, Lost Century Games.
Skeleton Covered in Spiderwebs Games
@richtaur yeah with quick mode in heroes, the idea is the match maker should find you a team that is fairly balanced, but yeah it’s far from perfect. I like that quick match doesnt do the league of legends blind pick, as i always find that turns into a shit show.
Also jealous of you playing a bit of overwatch mr blair :)
Also have to agree with the onscreen tablet thing. I returned the i7 surface pro 4, as it just felt like too much money for a device that can’t replace a laptop for the needs i have. I went back to the wacom pen & touch, but it just felt blah. I had trouble with accuracy and getting a feel in pixelmator. I ended up getting the base model surface pro 4, which is about 1/2 the price of the high end one. A bit cheaper than the cintiq 13HD. It’s been great, mango studio runs awesome. I can get a good feel for it, night & day as you said it matt.
I’ve been hitting up Gearbest for hardware lately, tempted initially by the full featured Android phone that rang in at around $120. They’re also selling a Windows 10/Android tablet that is compatible with Wacom pens for $450, it’s very tempting as a pure sketch device.
Re: HotS matchmaking, it can be really frustrating. However, I’ve had a few games lately where I was certain we were screwed due to team comp and yet we came away with a win. The most annoying aspect is how they seem to group the “odd” heroes together. When I’m playing Murky, it’s very common to see a Nova, Abathur, and TLV on either or both teams.
Still, more salt than the dead sea, I’m destined to never play MOBAs it seems.
(I’ve fallen behind on Lostcast due to the Giantbombcast week-long Top Games of 2015 marathon, but I’m catching up now!)
Yay git jk! I’ve been using it myself as well. :)