Community Quotes #01
Welcome to a brand new TMD feature – Community Quotes! Back on another blog I used to run (in a time long forgotten) we used to gather up the best tweets every few weeks or so from the game dev community, and I’ve been asked on many occasions when I’m going to bring it back. Well now, with TMD, I can! So here goes, without further delay, it’s time for some Community Quotes…
We’ll kick off with Lemmings developer and GameMaker king Mike Dailly, who struggled earlier this month to find something inspiring to say:
Life is like an inspirational quote. No matter how good it seems, it's ultimately useless when you're hit by a bus.
— Mike Dailly™ (@mdf200) January 20, 2017
Speaking of buses, here’s Miguelito sharing some rather violent progress from Dodgeball Time:
Pokemon set a precedent for lazy textures and outlines that I don't plan on letting slide by uncopied pic.twitter.com/7wNd3Otf7B
— Miguelito ? (@wtfmig) January 19, 2017
My twitter double (no, not really) GameDesignDan was obviously experiencing the “Wednesday Hump” this week when he tweeted this about game developers and their emails:
Me: okay cool so I've learned to code, design, do 2D art, do 3D art, texture and animate.
Life: hey I need you do send a couple emails pic.twitter.com/7I9SLG7Lur
— #DANFRANCISCO (@GameDesignDan) February 1, 2017
And here’s another useful observation about game developers from Philip Bak:
Be very careful with any game development advice that doesn't conclude, "but to be honest, I haven't got a clue."
— Philip Bak (@niinegames) January 23, 2017
Unsuprisingly I’ve decided to include a few political tweets – that’s all anyone seems to be talking about right now – so here’s Rami Ismail with a stinger about Donald Trump’s inauguration:
— Rami Ismail (@tha_rami) January 24, 2017
In come’s Rami’s partner over at Vlambeer, Jan Willem Nijman, asking the important questions:
does anyone know if trump liked finding dory?
— Jan Willem Nijman (@jwaaaap) January 31, 2017
And for our last political tweet, Home developer Ben Rivers sums up how we’re all feeling about politics right now:
Current feeling about every politician right now: pic.twitter.com/r45VAnULQz
— Benjamin Rivers (@BenjaminRivers) February 2, 2017
In other news (this isn’t really fun, but certainly interesting), Kenney have announced a new asset pack. If you’ve ever entered a game jam, you’ve probably come across a game using Kenney sprites, but this time they’re pumping out a big old audio pack:
— Kenney (@KenneyNL) February 2, 2017
Stay tuned for more on that one.
Back to serious game dev and this tweet from Tom Francis pretty much speaks for itself:
Morphblade's code comes out swinging. pic.twitter.com/oRsML0Ds2W
— Tom Francis (@Pentadact) February 3, 2017
Just like Daniel Linssen, I’m not heading to GDC this year, but I’m not sure I’ll handle it in the same way:
I'm not going to GDC but I'll be at home drinking $4 bottles of wine and that's almost as good
— Daniel Linssen (@Managore) January 25, 2017
And finally, I want to move onto some cool GIFs from projects I’ve been following closely on Twitter. GameMaker user Blake Garner‘s been working on an intriguing project called Entangle, which comes out in 2 weeks and is easily the most GIF-friendly GameMaker project I’ve ever seen:
— Blake Garner (@BlakeGameDev) February 3, 2017
Meanwhile, Denis Darftey brings us everything you want in a GIF. Humour and explosions:
— Denis Darftey (@darftey) January 31, 2017
Lily Carlyle – liliththepale of GMC Jam fame – has been showing off her latest project:
— Lili Carlyle (@liliththepale) January 23, 2017
And finally, for all you cat lovers out there, Meowza brings us this adorable and biologically accurate commentary on kitty behaviour:
— meowza (@meowza) January 11, 2017
That’s all for this first edition of Community Quotes, remember to follow all of the fantastic people above to learn more about their projects!