Posted by Kajenx - December 12th, 2023
Thank you again to everyone who submitted art for the William and Sly art contest! The submissions were honestly pretty spectacular. It's going to be really hard to try to categorize winners.
If you have a moment, please go rate your favorite submissions because we're going to take the Newgrounds score into consideration to help us decide. Let me know your favorites in the comments too!
Also, it looks like the steam community page has a spot for art submissions, if anyone wants to post their submissions there as well!
Posted by Kajenx - June 6th, 2023
Hey guys! It's been a long haul but I've finally finished the big William and Sly game I've been working on for the last...eight years now?! Damn. I miss the browser game era where you could make a game in 3 months. TBH, I might go back to smaller games after this, but it does feel good to finish such an epic project.
In the next couple of weeks I'm going to release some trailers, which I can actually upload to Newgrounds! I still haven't uploaded anything this year. I might also release the music on here after the game sales die down a bit, but I'm planning to put the album for sale on bandcamp. I'm also putting a merch shop together. I figure might as well go full capitalism and throw the entire pot of spaghetti at the wall, right?
Anyway, if you have a steam account, adding William and Sly to your wishlist will help a lot with the algorithm!
Posted by Kajenx - March 27th, 2022
I've been trying to make an animation for such a long time and I always end up quitting fairly quickly because I just hate drawing on the computer. So, I'm gonna give the ol' pencil and paper a try. I have no trouble drawing for hours in my sketchbook without complaint...
Can anyone recommend a good setup for a light table or a light pad? I'm thinking I might as well get something small that I can set on my lap and use on the couch, but maybe this has some unforeseen consequences I'm not considering? What do you guys use (if anyone actually does paper animation, lol...).
Posted by Kajenx - October 23rd, 2019
There are now three chapters on Wattpad. I'm posting a new one every week on Wednesdays: https://www.wattpad.com/797420103-secret-places-and-hidden-things-chapter-three
Does anyone here use the writing forum? Would you guys read a novel on there? I could post it, but the writing forum didn't look all that active.
Posted by Kajenx - October 10th, 2019
Hello Newgrounds, it's been a while!
So, I've had this book on my hard drive for thirteen years, and I've finally finished it! You can snag a copy of it here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1689792809
I'm also going to post a new chapter every Wednesday on Wattpad so you can read it for free if you're patient: https://www.wattpad.com/story/202822365-secret-places-and-hidden-things
Too bad Newgrounds doesn't have a writing portal! (hint hint, lol)
The book is pretty strange and surreal, but it has William and Sly in it as well as some of the characters from The Everloom. If you've liked my games, you'll probably like the book! (At least, I hope so...)
If you buy it and read it, send me some feedback! It's been hard to get any from my friends, and I'd love to know what to do better next time. If this sells some copies I might try to become a writer. :)
Posted by Kajenx - January 22nd, 2017
I realized I hadn't posted about William and Sly on here for a while. The game is progressing nicely. I got a new computer and it's really freed me up to do a lot more. I've switched over to Unreal Engine and I just love it. For anyone using Unity - give Unreal a try. I haven't looked back from the first day of using it.
I'll try to post here more often, but I've been doing updates about every week on my facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LucasPaakh