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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

19 Years

Whelp! Today's my 19th birthday. All in all it's a pretty godawful boring year. I'm not quite in my second decade, and I can't do anything I couldn't do when I was 18, legally speaking. I've essentially resigned myself to having a boring year to reflect a boring age. Or who knows, maybe it'll be awesome!

One thing that's looking to make this year a good one is Phantasmaburbia! Let's talk about that for a bit, shall we? (It's really interesting if you juxtapose this birthday post with the one I did last year and even the year before that, when I was finishing and starting work on Dubloon, respectively.) I've been working on it as diligently as possible, but I must say, school has been a much larger timesink than it's been in the last couple years (which is why I'm writing this post a few days in advance just to ensure it is delivered on time!). I guess that's college! I'll get out of classes in June, which will definitely mean a rapid increase of production rate.

But there's cool stuff to report! We've introduced a new member to the "team," and he goes by Mack151, or sometimes, Rockythechao. He did a really excellent Let's Play series on Dubloon (the original!) and Escape from the Underworld, and he's volunteered to offer his beautiful art services to the game in the form of new character portraits! Look at these beauties (click on them!):
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So that's the big news of the day! I look forward to sharing more as this little project continues...

PS Have you seen The Room? It's my current obsession. You can find it online for free with the right Google searches, just saying.


Eein said...

Hah, happy birthday Banov. Hope you have a good one.

That is some nice art...I'm even more excited about this game. I may even pay for it. :O Haha, as if..!


Jack Brockley said...
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Jack Brockley said...

Rockythechao's whipped up some good shit, there.

orange08 said...

I just remembered, we have the same birthday O_O
Congrats dude. :D

GameGeisha said...

Happy birthday! My 19th birthday was earlier this year in March, but I haven't accomplished anywhere as much in GM as you did. My commendations to you for that.

Phantasmaburbia is surely taking shape very nicely. It has surely grabbed (and retained) more of my attention than the other WIPs, and in the end I will gladly chip in a purchase. If you need any help during development, PM me on the GMC and I'll see what I can do.

Nathan said...

Happy bday!

OH GOD YES. The Room is amazing. My friends and I rented it and we were dying the whole way through. Denny is so freakin creepy..and that's saying something when he's hanging around with Johnny and Lisa.

I don't know why I didn't assume the friend was a girl in the first screenshot but oh well same difference right? Anyways nice new portraits! Does Rocky program too or?

Mack151 aka Rockythechao said...

Dagnabbit, I missed your birthday again! =( I gotta come up with an extra-awesome gift...

Thanks for the the positive comments, folks! Glad you guys like the portraits! I'm happy to be able contribute to the game and I look forward to seeing how well they work in the next demo!

I do create my own games in Game Maker, but I don't have anything released yet. In fact, I've been working on an RPG of my own, but I've been making progress at a much slower rate than Banov has with Phantasmaburbia.

As for the LP's, the EftU one isn't finished, two episodes to go. I'll be finishing it up pretty soon, though, once allergies let up and I don't have to worry about screwing up my commentary with a very stubborn cough. In the meantime, a very well-known LPer, DeceasedCrab, has a COMPLETED one, so go check that out! =)

Last but not least, it seems there is a The Room game on Newgrounds. Apologies if you already knew about it!

*One wall of text later...*