I'm not dead.

MagickPoultry I'm so ashamed. It's been ten months or so since I started my game (Tonight the Shrieking Corpses Bleed), and I should be a lot farther than I am. I felt that I should post and say that I haven't quit and that I'm only slow and weak-willed.

I've finished the battle system. I'm starting to think towards a demo, but I've been drawing pictures from entirely different parts of the game, so I haven't accomplished very much at all linearly. Therefore, when I eventually have enough for a decent demo, it will most likely be non-interactive.

I tend to work in spurts. I have sort of a "hobby cycle" where I'll only want to do one thing for a stretch of a few weeks, then I'll move to something else. Anyway, I've been watching a lot of horror movies, which have inspired me on my game causing me to get back to it.

So, I'm sure that's more than anyone wanted to know. The key thing is that I'm not going to give up on my game. That's not my style. "Tonight the Shrieking Corpses Bleed" is a tale that needs to be told.
Andrew_Baker Don't feel bad about your slow development cycle. It's not like the game is your JOB. Just keep with it, and make it the best AGI shrieking corpse game out there.
Chad Goulding I can definitely understand your situation. My work on Time Quest has gone through many 'dry patches'. I've been working on it since 1998 and its not even half complete yet!

I think that a break from working on a game can often be good a thing since it gives you time to reflect on the game as a whole. This can often produce new ideas and details for the game that you wouldn't of thought of had you been working on the game flat out. So, I guess that working in spurts can actually help improve the quality of your game.

Anyway, I'm really looking forward to 'Tonight the Shrieking Corpses Bleed'. Your Tex McPhilip games were ace and I'm sure that TTSCB will be just as good.
Joey thank god. i was getting worried tonight the shrieking corpes bleed was abandoned. i checked out the screen shots and it is one of those games ill play for hours. it looks soooo good. its a good thing you watched horror movies to inspire you. maybe i should watch some love and x rated movied. ;) maybe that will help me with my game. ;D ;) anyway, keep up the good work on your game. i cant wait to see it. i love those bloody games and stuff. cya
sonneveld Poultry: Shrieking Corpses's idea sounds great and hopefully it won't be too long until you can release a demo.

Chad: I loved the second Time Quest demo. From the intro it does show that you've really planned out the entire game from day one which impresses me alot.

I've been reminded several times by um.. somebody.. to release a new version of NAGI to fix some mouse support bugs.. but like you I work in spurts.. but hopefully I'll get that done one day too.

My belief is once you start forcing yourself to do something.. it changes from a hobby to a chore. I find I put off chores more than anything so that's why I'm trying out other tools as well.

- Nick
Andrew_Baker Anyway, Poultry, how is "Tonight the Shrieking Corpses Bleed" coming along? We're all anxious as a mofo for the demo.

(That should put this @#$% thread back on topic)


Back on-topic: So, anyway, Poultry, I love zombies and stuff like that. Does TTSCB have zombies? I hope it does. Oooooh, boy.
sonneveld please post on moderator abuse here

- Nick
MagickPoultry It's coming along better and more linearly. I've decided that a real, playable demo is doable. Maybe in a few weeks. And there's plenty of zombies.

I'll probably update my website sometime within the next couple of days with newer screenshots. The ones there right now were pretty early.
MagickPoultry Okay. Immediately after posting, my compulsions got the better of me and I went ahead and got some screenshots together and I updated my webpage. So there's some new pictures from my game, some of them interesting. They're from various parts of the game, so some of them will not be in the demo I eventually release. Anyway...
Meet interesting people...
And also interesting corpses...

:o They're good!!!
Andrew_Baker That's great. I can't wait to play it. There aren't enough quality zombie games.
sonneveld gotta love the grandma
Joey err, didnt rich post here? then i did. did someone delete those posts?
sonneveld see above.. moved or deleted.

- Nick
Joey oh ok. i posted there.

those screen shots are awesome!! i cant wait til theres a demo.