Snap Quiz Challenge now available on Android!

Snap Quiz Challenge is now available on the Google Play store!


Snap Quiz is a fast paced quiz featuring more than a hundred questions from 11 categories including movies, books, video games, geography, music, famous quotes and more!


Check it out!

If you have any suggestions for themes or questions, send an email to snapquiz@minichimera.com =)




Why use .gifs?

Gifs are huge on social  media and are a great way to  share cool snippets of your game.  If you are a game developer you probably know that by now.

What’s also  cool about gifs is that they are really useful too, it’s an easy way to check on what’s happening frame by frame.

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Looping gif  to see how the animations is coming along


I’ve been using a program called ScreenToGif, it’s very simple, does not require you to install anything, and can export to video or gif. It also has some neat editing features and effects.


Another use I found for gifs is to show something to your work partner if you work remotely. “Hey, did that animation I send you worked well with the background?”, a gif is a quick and painless method of showing it, easier than sending a build and more efficient, maybe the person is on mobile and wont be able to check a build until later on.

What other uses do you have for .gifs?

GiantROM 3 Game Jam!

Finally had the chance to participate on my first game jam, and I had a ton of fun!

I made this game in 5 days (the game jam lasted 9 days, but I was busy in the beginning), the idea was to make some sort of a Typing-Shmup, even though I never played a typing game I thought it would be a fun challenge.


The theme was “Bleak Cyberpunk Dystopia” and/or “E3 Presentation”.


You can download SPACE POLICE STATE X for free on Itch.io, let me know what you think =)

Some screenshots:




Learning to Draw #4


I’m here with a new post, this time I decided to try something organic, so I did a Tree and a Mushroom! On the previous entries I did a wooden crate, an explosive barrel and a red curtain and lastly a sword and shield.

For the tree, I decided to make it somewhat minimalistic, so I made the crown out of round shapes.


After making the circle like shapes I had to add a few semi circles in some places to make the crown look like one big round thing.

Now for the coloring I wanted to try something that resembles water coloring. Using the transparent brush, I applied the same technique I used on the explosive barrel, overlaying the same color multiple times to get a lighting effect. Ended up working better than I expected!


And for the trunk I tried the same technique, but it was a little harder to make it work. I still really liked the result though. Even the white spaces near the edges, which at first I was going to get rid off, make it look cool, I don’t know, I like the style. =)


Now for the Mushroom! I tried something different for the shadows here,  in addition to the transparent overlay, I used a thin pencil-like brush in the places where the shadows should be darker. This one was really fun to do! Also, making it viewed from below was interesting, and really helpful to practice more with shadows and perspective!


Now as  a bonus I wanted to show another drawing, that I made last year for my game Sheep Dreams Are Made of This. It’s very basic, but it was one of my first tries, and it was also something that I used in the game (for a while). The game has a weird hand drawn style and a somewhat dirty trace, so it wasn’t that hard to make something that would be acceptable. What I needed was a set of static doors, for when the character exists the level. I looked at some pictures to get the idea of how to make the perspective work.

Sketches - 3

This is how they looked in the end, very simple of course.

And this is what they looked like in the game:


Of course later on the real artist made some good looking doors (and platforms), and the game now looks a lot better! If you want to check it out I would really appreciate it, it’s free on iOS, Android and Windows Phone =)


That’s it for this week! Next time I’ll make a Hand Axe and a Bomb! I’ll also share some more elements I made for Sheep Dreams, probably UI stuff, that are still in the game today.




Tools used:

iPad Mini (1st gen)

Paper (universal app on iOS)