Sunday, March 16, 2014

Cliche Quest now available!

CRAPOSFT STUDIOS PROUDLY PRESENTS... long last...Cliche Quest, a project 5 years in the making and immutable proof that I can work on a deadline!

Cliche Quest is a humorous, tongue-in-cheek good bad parody of classic RPGs complete with overused cliches, tropes and storylines.  The premise is Dark Lord (of course) and his minions are terrorizing the land in search of the 5 Cliches of Power. With them he can rule Cliche Land...and somehow only you can stop him. Also, you kinda have to...and you don't want to dammit.

The game is available for download here, where you can also see videos, images and more:

The game is also available on Steam Workshop if you own RPG Maker VX Ace:
*If you do not own RPGMVXACE use the link above to download the game.*

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Happy Holidays from Crapsoft!

Happy holidays everyone!

A new year of abandon/vaporware is almost upon us!  Just kidding...but seriously...

The new Cliche Quest has received a lot of support and it's still in development.  Projected release was for Q1 2014 but it might end up being closer to Q2 due to the fact that I'm packing up all my shit and getting ready to move.

I've been playing a lot more games than I've been making lately too, including the new DayZ Standalone Alpha which is...awesome.

See ya in 2014!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Cliche Quest returns!

Just a quick update for now.  I'm currently working on Cliche Quest, a project I started in 2009.  It's a RPG that doesn't just poke fun at RPG cliches, it wholly embraces them...which I realize ironically is cliche in itself.

Dark Lord and his minions are terrorizing the land in search of the five cliches of power.  With them he can rule all Cliche Land.  It's up to you, even though you really, really don't stop Dark Lord and save Cliche Land.  The game starts as you wake up (like all RPGs) and Dark Lord steals your most prized possession, a nifty hat.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Development Delay: Bears Blamed

I'm currently working through some development delays on my two concurrent projects, MarioRL and Hired Gun: EP1 Crash & Burn due to pesky stuff like my job, family, "real life" and of course the real culprit...Bears!!!! /colbert

Also, "Peyote", the web-comic artist who I was working with HGEP1 on is calling it quits in Pardus along with "Hired Gun" who the comic and game ironically, is based on.  I've cut down the original plans for the game but am still continuing work on it.

Vaporware?  Not on my watch.

I just wanted to you update you all, my (zero) fans or any random passerbys who might be curious.

Monday, March 12, 2012

MarioRL, a Super Mario Bros Roguelike

I'm working on MarioRL right now as my entry in the annual 7DRL contest.  7DRL is a programming competition that takes place annually.  The goal is to make a finished, playable Roguelike (aka dungeon crawler) game in 7 days.

There aren't any actual prizes or places.  If you finish your game in the allotted 7 days, you're a winner basically.

There are a lot of great roguelikes based on other games such as DoomRL, CastlevaniaRL, ZeldaRL and so on.  I realize a Mario themed anything isn't incredibly original but it hit me this weekend that no one has ever made a roguelike based on Super Mario Bros, a game ripe for rogueliking.  I mean, you travel through various dungeons, fighting monsters trying to rescue a princess.  A little cliche sure but perfect!

I'm using GM:HTML5 which I just purchased last week so I'm not sure how great of an idea that was but I'm rapidly learning the GML scripting language.  GM:HTML5 does have drag and drop game creation but for something like a roguelike game you definitely have to use the scripting language.

It's similar to Java or C++ in a way and while I'm no expert in either, I'm picking it up fairly quickly.

With any luck, I'll have a playable game by the contest's deadline and once that's over, I'll take my tune polishing and fine-tuning it.

And of course, here are some screenshots:

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Unity 3.X + Unity IOS & Unity Android free until April 8th!

Unity is an award winning, cross platform game development tool and they've got a great offer going on right now.  Even if you're not a Unity user, haven't used Unity before I highly recommend you snatch this up while it's free and decide later!

If you're wondering what the difference is between Unity free and the Unity mobile basic package take a look here to compare features.

From Unity's official Facebook/Twitter:
We are excited to offer you Unity Mobile Basic for FREE! The offer is valid through April 8, download now and save up to $800!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Pixel Blaster (Working Title)

Just a screenshot of yet another project I'm working on.  This one is called Pixel Blaster, which is a working title at the moment because there's only about a gajillion games called Pixel Blast, Blaster, etc.

The concept is a mix between a Galaga/axian type game and something like Beat Hazard which is a shooter type game where you make the game's music as you play.

So, basically Galaga with musical gameplay elements.

For you Hired Gun fans don't worry.  The game is still on track but there is a mountain of graphics work to do.  Keep in mind I've got a pretty intense real job as a TV/Radio/Print reporter/editor so I do what I can, when I can.