Blackout update, new graphics, widescreen and more

Hello!

It took way longer than I expected to finish this updated due to the fact that I was moving to another country and as you might imagine that takes quite a lot of time and effort.

But now about the game. If you played the previous version of blackout you probably noticed id had a 3by4 aspect ratio (aka iPad), because Blackout began as a mobile project. We have since then decided to change it to PC, in part due to the great feedback we got here on itch.io. To do that, we redesigned the whole in-game menu and character file. We also updated all the textures in order to have a more unified look and higher resolution.

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In case it’s your first time hearing about the game, this is what it used to look like in the previous iterations:

 

First and Second iterations

 

What I think added a lot was the new “Folders” to represent the character file and options, as well as the Map. For this version the map is a placeholder, but in the final version you’ll be able to see the location you’re at and get some information.

 

New game UI

 

The complete changelog for version 0.0.2:

– Added widescreen support (now default)
– Added new in game menu with map and character sheet
– Improved Textures
– Improved Text quality
– Text and Button animations now don’t have a delay if you’re seeing it for the second time
– New sound effects
– Small Text fixes

I hope you’ll enjoy the update, and meanwhile we’ll continue to work to finish the game. This is the first chapter, the final game will have 10, but which chapters you’ll see will depend on your choices.

We have a newsletter you can subscribe to keep up with the development or if you are interested in participating in out future beta test.

If you like the game, please help spread the word, send the itch.io link to a friend, tweet about it, anything helps! I would also like to thank everyone that donate to the game and people who made videos on YouTube, this really helps with our motivation to finish the game =)

Cheers,

@robsonsiebel

 

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2018 Video Game Idea Generator

This is just something that I did because I thought it was a funny idea, given the quantity of PUBG clones I expect to see along 2018.

Basically it’s a base phrase structure like: “100 _____ are dropped in _____ where they have to ______ until ______” and some pools where I get random words to fill in. I mostly chose things that I thought would make for a funny line, sometimes it works very well!

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There’s a web version on itch.io if you want to check it out. If you have any suggestions for funny words or sentences let me know =)

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LootOnline – Ludum Dare 40

This Ludum Dare’s theme was “The more you have, the worse it is”. I didn’t have a lot of time so I setup to do something very simple: a clicker about lootboxes.

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As it often happens, even though it was a simple idea, I didn’t have time to do everything I wanted, but the spirit of the whole thing is there.

I got some nice 3d models from Quaternius, you can download for free on his website.

The 2d assets are from Kenney.nl, also free 🙂

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You can download the game on Itch.io, for Windows and MacOS, let me know what you think, and rate it on LudumDare if you can!

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Jan-Ken-PRO! #AGBIC

This game was created in 2 weeks for “A Game By It’s Cover” game jam, on itch.io.

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The idea for this game was to take the concept of the classic “Rock, Paper, Scissors” game and try to do something cool and different, so the first thing that came to my mind was “what if the players have to throw big stones with the Rock/Paper/Scissor shapes at each other?”.

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So we tried to think about it as if it were a kind of Sport, with spectators and all, something that would be like a mixture of Sumo and Jan-Ken-Po.

The game respects the rules of Jan Ken Po, so if a player holding a “Rock” stone hits a player holding a “Scissor” stone, the one holding the Rock will win. If one player holding a stone hits a player who is not holding any stones, the player holding the stone wins, regardless of the stone. The first player to win 2 rounds, wins the game.

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You can download the game on itch.io, if you do, let us know what you think, and what you would like to see improved or added =)

The GameJam itself is based on the Famicase Exhibition that takes place in Japan every year, where artist draw the cover art for games that don’t exist. So basically the only rule is that you have to choose one of these covers and make a game based on it. This is the now we chose:

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RPS -> ROCK/PAPER/SCISSOR by Dan Clarke

 

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Yokai Mask! (Cyprus Game Day II GameJam)

This past weekend we participated on a local GameJam in Limassol, Cyprus. The game jam lasted 48 hours, and the theme was Japan. Another requisites included using Microsoft Azure platform, Unity3D and some kind of multiplayer or leaderboards.

We tried to steer away from the most common themes like Ninjas and Samurais, so our entry was called Yokai Mask, inspired by the traditional Japanese masks used in dances and theater.

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In Yokai Mask you play as a little girl who has to avoid and trick the Yokai by using masks that make her look like them. Another think we wanted was to create a game without combat, so instead of killing your enemies you must avoid them or drive them away, making it more of a puzzle platform than action.

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Since we were very happy with the result we intend to polish the game a bit more, do a better level design and make it a bit longer. The game also got 2nd place on the Game Jam.

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You can play the Game Jam version on GameJolt for Windows and MacOS. Let us know what you think!

List of Mobile Sites and Youtubers to send your game

There are a lot of lists out there if you’re looking for websites to send your game, PixelProspector is a good source, or even reddit.

Since most of them are not updated regularly I started making my own list, removing dead websites and adding new ones I would find. The list is focused on mobile, but there are also PC and console websites.

I last updated this list about 6 months ago, so it’s about time to update it again, if you have anything you want to add or if any of the websites here is not around anymore, let me know! You can check the list on the link below:

List of Mobiles Sites and Youtubers to send your game