This is a relaxed jam with no voting or prizes, just for fun!
You can also use it as a chance to finish something you were already working on.
might still do a few last-minute balance adjustments to it before the #lispgamejam deadline but I'm gonna go ahead and call it done: Bloip Bloip is published! it's a falling blocks (or blobs in this case) puzzle game where you try to set up chain combos to clean up plastic waste. it has mission mode, endless mode, and multiplayer mode.
featuring OST by @kheya
We released the Goodboy Galaxy: Chapter Zero OST
i had never noticed this about zsnes before last night.
pay close attention to the shadow rendering on all the UI elements (menus, mouse cursor, dialogs).
every element in the UI has a *depth* and the shadows fall on each thing in the stack appropriate to how deep they are in the screen!
this is all in tightly-optimized handwritten x86 ASM pixel drawing code running on DOS-era hardware from the 90s, just to add a detail that makes the interface *subconsciously* more pleasant and intuitive but won't be noticed by 99%+ of people.
nowadays we all have powerful GPUs in devices of all sizes and they're all wasted on a design landscape that's a flat, solid-color, sea of low-contrast nothing.
(nobody should use zsnes for emulation in 2021, btw - not only is it horrendously inaccurate, there's also a VM escape vulnerability kicking around in it. but it's got some lovely stuff in its GUI!)
Thanks to the woefully inadequate music modernization act, music will actually start entering the public domain in the united states for the first time in January!
The Citizen DJ site provides a good overview of the situation.
This means that the number of recordings available for study, re-release, remixing, sampling, etc. will increase dramatically.
I want to do *something* to celebrate, and I feel like the good citizens of the fediverse might join me in this?
We reached day 365 of ferret pics on the Roguelikes Discord. What a truly momentous occasion!