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Lucas Paakh @Kajenx

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Posted by Kajenx - September 16th, 2015

Well, I just launched my latest game "Blast Magus" and it'll probably be my last flash game.  Might even be my last game - I haven't been working on anything for a long time, really.  Unity has been fun to play around with, though, so maybe I'll do something in there.  I definately won't be doing anything profit-seeking at this point, though, so maybe I can just have some fun and not really think too hard about it.


EDIT: How do I make the fancy link?

A lot of my motivation in the past came from an emptying bank account, and now that I don't have some fear like that driving me to finish something, I'm not sure what exactly will get me motivated, haha.  I've been spending a lot of time drawing lately and I'm thinking it might be nice to go find some company to work for.  I really like having a regular paycheck, and it's nice to come home after work and just forget about work completely.  I was never able to do that before when I was supposrting myself with flash games.  I always felt the clock ticking down on me.

Anyway, not trying to be depressing, but if someone is reading this in the distant future trying to figure out what happened to me, I'm probably just relaxing on a couch somewhere, not worrying about what project I'm going to make next, haha.  I guess we'll see what happens.

Posted by Kajenx - June 25th, 2015

Haha, that heading looks like spam.  Anyway, does anyone else think the weird chicken dog thing from The Last Guardian looks like the final boss from Chrono Trigger?  In case you forgot the WTF final boss:


...and here's the chicken dog from The Last Guardian:


Is this something from Japanese mythology or something?

P.s. inb4 "IT DOESN'T LOOK ANYTHING ALIKE" - well I'm talking about the chicken footed dog part of it, not the exact character design.

Posted by Kajenx - May 25th, 2015

I'd like a program that does animation without vectors - like animating in photoshop.  I know Toon Boom can do this, but I don't want to spend any money.  Anyone know of a good open source project or free program worth learning where I could make a complete animation with rasters?

Posted by Kajenx - February 23rd, 2015

Hey guys,

I made a facebook page to replace my old blog that kept going down.  If you'd like to keep up do date with stuff you can follow me on there. :)



Posted by Kajenx - February 10th, 2015

Hey guys.

So, I'm looking for a good 2D game engine that will minimize the amount of coding I have to do to make top-down and platforming style tile based games.  I've found Cocos2D (which is free, sooo...awesome!) but are there other options that are better, easier, or more robust?  I haven't looked at Cocos too deeply yet.  I'm just throwing out feelers, here.  I'm looking to make a desktop game in the near future and flash just isn't my cup of tea any more...

EDIT: I'm downloading Game Maker right now too. :)

Posted by Kajenx - August 11th, 2014

My 8 year old JVC HA-M300 headphones have finally died.  The padding looks like torn up dinosaur hide, and the silvery plastic is worn away in big greasy splotches.  I'd use these things forever, but the chord must have broken on the right side.  If I jiggled it just right the sound would come back, but now that doesn't even work...

Well, anyway, I need some good recommendations.  I'm really picky about headphones because they usually make my head feel like it's going to pop like a pimple.  I tried on 20 or so pairs at Best Buy and felt extreme loathing for most of them, lol...  The Bose TrueSound headphones were AMAZING, but I'm not about to drop $150 for them.  I'm comfortable up to, maybe, $40-50 to get something a little nicer, but these JVCs were only $15 when I got them, and I've never heard clearer headphones.

So, I'm looking for extreme (note, extreme, I'm a total baby) comfort, and clear sound for ~$40.

Posted by Kajenx - June 24th, 2014

DBuck-Eye is making a team for power of four to (possibly) do a pixel art metroid type adventure game.  I'm lookng to do the background art, so if anyone wants to do the character animations please let me know here. :)

Posted by Kajenx - June 10th, 2014

Can anyone recommend some good tablet adventurey games?  I've tried a few and they weren't so good.  Most of them used vitual joystics and buttons, which are :( on the tablet.  I want to play something like zelda or diabo where I can poke at the screen to move and hack'n'slash.

Posted by Kajenx - May 6th, 2014

Hey guys!  I've got a gem style puzzle game I've been working on, and I'd like to do some waves of testing.  If you like games like Candy Crush Saga, Pet Rescue Saga, or Bejeweled, please leave a post here and I'll add you as a beta tester when the game is ready!

EDIT: I should note that the game has no sound and is in a "rough draft" state right now, so please don't sign up to test if you'd like to wait for the final version.  Maybe this is an "Alpha Test".

Posted by Kajenx - February 6th, 2014

So I've been working on a mobile game, and I'm just wondering if anyone has had experience dealing with publishers or publishing on their own, and what sort of experience/money each one was like. :)  I'd love to be independant, but I like making lots of money more, haha, so if it makes a huge difference I'd opt for partnering.

I've designed the game to work a lot like King's puzzle games, where you'd use microtransactions to restore "lives" that can be used to play levels.  It's a sort of gem matching game, but has some unique twists that I think really make it my own thing. :)

If you aren't comfortable posting direct numbers and want to send me a PM instead, that'd be really awesome.  I know it can be weird telling other people how much you've made, but I'm really looking for a bit of business advice as someone who's in the industry and looking to move onto other things, since flash sponsorships have become unreliable.  Even saying "I made 10x more going with a publisher than the game I released on my own" would be very helpful.