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Game Maker's Garage => Trash Talk => Topic started by: Gan on October 02, 2015, 11:21:14 AM

Title: How is everyone?
Post by: Gan on October 02, 2015, 11:21:14 AM
This is a long term thread for discussing the lives of GMG members.

Where are you in life?

Has anything exciting happened to you?

What are your hopes and wishes?

Make any accomplishments?

What are you going to do next?
Title: Re: How is everyone?
Post by: Gan on October 02, 2015, 11:27:59 AM
I'll go first.

Where are you in life?
I'm in college working on a computer science degree. I work for a research group at the college doing medical system UI and code. (It's not as exciting as it sounds)

Has anything exciting happened to you?
Not particularly. Went to the gym with a friend. Hanging out, going to events. Watched Dumb and Dumber last night with a couple of friends.

What are your hopes and wishes?
Make cool stuff and fall in love.

Make any accomplishments?
Recently finished my Fluffy Pug project (https://github.com/MatthewFrench/Project-Fluffy-Pug). It's an artificial intelligence that plays League of Legends. I use it to auto-level accounts from 1 to 30.

What are you going to do next?
Update my iOS apps. QoM, Balloon Pop, Teach Tools, iSpinner.


I just went through a ton of my old code files from 5+ years ago and added them to my Github repository. Now they shall forever exist. https://github.com/MatthewFrench?tab=repositories (https://github.com/MatthewFrench?tab=repositories)
Title: Re: How is everyone?
Post by: TJgamer on December 24, 2015, 06:25:34 AM
Hello. It's me again...after several years of absence.

Where are you in life?
I'm trying to practice in both animation and programming with Python (from Udacity). I definitely need to start catching up in life.

Has anything exciting happened to you?
I went to my very first convention last month (Ponyville Ciderfest).  :D

What are your hopes and wishes?
I hope to become trained enough to bring anything to life. It'd be sweet if I could create a fuly interactive cartoon character.

Make any accomplishments?
I'm now addicted to Splatoon.

What are you going to do next?
Once the new year comes, I intend to implement a thorough daily schedule (and NOT procrastinate!).
Title: Re: How is everyone?
Post by: EqwanoX on January 14, 2016, 11:14:00 AM
Where are you in life?
chillin
Has anything exciting happened to you?
i got my dream car recently, a 1978 Lincoln Mark V, its almost 40 years old and has no rust, all electronics work, it sat in a warehouse for 27 years and of course within a month i hit a dear. ive been meaning to upload a video of it to my youtube
What are your hopes and wishes?
i wish i could hang out and play computer games all day, work on my art again, finish Mystic Legend II, meh
Make any accomplishments?
ive been into map design recently for duke nukem 3d, and i just designed my first map recently, its mainly for deathmatch, it has all kinds of secrets and stratagies, you can check it out on my youtube

Tour
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osNJySw6rq8

music video of it in action
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akLE4AJ7PLM

What are you going to do next?
guess ill reminisce about the old gmg days and how fun it was making games, then go to work tomarrow
Title: Re: How is everyone?
Post by: Connors on February 05, 2016, 11:57:57 AM
Where are you in life?
Still in College, but looking for work...
Has anything exciting happened to you?
Right now I'm taking a college course called "Game and Simulation Programming in Unity" which is pretty much what it says on the tin: a class for students who want to learn Unity and/or make games. We're also covering some 3D modeling and animation. It's pretty much the #1 thing on my mind lately.
What are your hopes and wishes?
I want to get into a career where I can be well known as an artist, and make enough money to move out of my parents' house. Unfortunately, those two goal don't necessarily fit together haha :I
Make any accomplishments?
We made an FPS demo in Unity with mouse aiming and keyboard input. This will be my first ever truly 3D game.
What are you going to do next?
Depend how things go in this Unity class. I might wind up with something really good by the end of the semester, but in the meantime I'm still lookin' for a job.
Title: Re: How is everyone?
Post by: EqwanoX on February 11, 2016, 09:30:13 AM
let me know if you need help with art resourses, maybe i can do enemy design or something, i havent done any graphics in years
Title: Re: How is everyone?
Post by: Connors on February 20, 2016, 09:06:20 PM
I'm really enjoying making textures and I started an art blog. I'm doing a lot of small things to try out ideas!

http://connorsesarts.tumblr.com/
Title: Re: How is everyone?
Post by: EqwanoX on February 28, 2016, 12:38:16 PM
almost 3 years ago a developer from the old gamemaker days stopped by the gmg looking for the resources to one of his games 'luke nukem 2d' (heres a link the topic)
http://gamemakersgarage.com/forum/index.php?topic=1540.0

at the time he was in the process of developing 'AntharioN', a role playing game which reminds me alot of silverwinds old rpgs, anyway i recently got it on steam and have been obsessed with it, i played through it almost 4 times( check my steam profile 'EqwanoX'), i love the graphics and the exploring but i keep getting stuck at the point when i get the staff of ascention! i dont know what to do! and i cant get in contact with anyone from the dev team.

anyway you all should check out antharion and help support one of the original GMer's from back in the day.  :D
Title: Re: How is everyone?
Post by: Al Staffieri on March 22, 2016, 06:50:48 AM
It's always so cool to find out some Gmers went on to be real programmers.
Title: Re: How is everyone?
Post by: TJgamer on March 22, 2016, 08:28:47 PM
I don't know if I would consider myself as a 'real programmer' yet.
I only know the basics.
Title: Re: How is everyone?
Post by: Connors on March 29, 2016, 02:28:40 PM
I'm gonna put in another [shameless plug] for http://www.love2D.org as a good beginner's tool for the following reasons:

1. It's simple to install and run your first program. The following is the entirety of the Hello World program. It is run by pasting it into a text file called main.lua which is in a folder and you drag the folder onto love.exe

Code: [Select]
function love.draw()
love.graphics.print("Hello World!", 400, 300)
end

2. The engine has a lot of features but EVERY SINGLE FUNCTION AND OBJECT IS DOCUMENTED. They even provide code examples. This is huge to me because I have been frustrated with trying to work with some libraries or softwares *cough*blender*cough* because their documentation was either outdated, incomplete or just plain difficult to work with.

3. The community on the love2d.org/forums is really friendly and helpful.

4. It's adorable. Every version of the engine has an animated screen that pops up if you run the app without opening a project. The latest version has the codename "Baby Inspector" and the "no game loaded" screen is a G-man in a suit and sunglasses in front of a scrolling background of cute babies. This doesn't really have anything to do with why you should use this game engine, I just like it.
Title: Re: How is everyone?
Post by: Silverwind on April 13, 2016, 04:16:57 AM
It's always so cool to find out some Gmers went on to be real programmers.
Yeah, it feels great to inwardly cheer them on :)

anyway you all should check out antharion and help support one of the original GMer's from back in the day.  :D
I've just checked out the video preview; it looks great! I'm particularly impressed by the clever diagonal sprite orientation, which gives the illusion that there's more movement and direction going on then there actually is. Shows what can be accomplished with single frame graphics. Gives one ideas too!
Title: Re: How is everyone?
Post by: EqwanoX on July 06, 2016, 04:59:27 PM
it may be outdated at this point but 'there can be only one'........SilverCreator ftw
Title: Re: How is everyone?
Post by: Connors on July 27, 2016, 11:47:53 AM
https://www.tumblr.com/blog/connorsesarts
I've been logging my progress with a certain physics game on tumblr. Love2D is pretty sweet.
Title: Re: How is everyone?
Post by: Connors on December 17, 2016, 09:18:44 PM
http://www.nbcnews.com/health/mens-health/new-study-explains-why-men-don-t-have-penis-bones-n696616
Title: Re: How is everyone?
Post by: Connors on September 20, 2019, 12:35:38 AM
Been doing college (again) and also working on a cool mobile game. I intend to find a publisher for this one. https://twitter.com/Onronc/status/1159227232688070657
Title: Re: How is everyone?
Post by: EqwanoX on October 11, 2019, 02:51:20 PM
http://www.nbcnews.com/health/mens-health/new-study-explains-why-men-don-t-have-penis-bones-n696616
after reasearching penis bones, at the end it says shes gonna research the history of masturbation LOOOLL, she should live stream her 'research', im sure she would get alot of funding tips that way
Title: Re: How is everyone?
Post by: Connors on October 13, 2019, 09:51:43 PM
YO EQWANOX I FOLLOWED YOUR YOUTUBE!!
 ;D 8)
I've not used Silver Creator for years as I've gotten into other game engines. Been programming up a storm. Participated in a local game jam this weekend.
Here's our weird little 2-day project that I helped make:
https://rpcxdr.itch.io/dig-around-your-own-brain
I made the 2D portion and my friends made the 3D and helped hook both together. Search for coffee by wiring up your own brain.

Also, here's the game jam's page with everyone's game submissions:
https://itch.io/jam/nm-game-jam-2019/entries

I've also started a Discord server (it's what all the cool kids are doing these days). I'm close to releasing my second mobile game. Come hang out, we have custom emotes and a memes page.
https://discord.gg/kXNrcRy
Title: Re: How is everyone?
Post by: Gan on December 27, 2019, 01:13:29 PM
I hang out on Connors's discord!
My wife also made a discord I hang out on: https://discord.gg/CQHj27
Discord name: MattF#9537

@Connors, that is a unique game. Good work!

@EqwanoX, I watched your car video. Cool car. Also watched the playing games with friends animation, that's really well done.

I've been learning the Rust programming language. It's blazing fast, faster than C and C++ in some cases. It is also memory safe and doesn't require manual memory management. Also compiles to all platforms and even compiles to webassembly. So the program can run in the browser on a webpage.
So I'm working on porting QoM to Rust. The plan is to run it on Mac/Windows/Linux and web browser. People are also working on iOS/Android Rust support. My ultimate goal with this project is to make a full game with minimal tooling/work and have it run everywhere with maximum performance. I'm using Tiled to make the world so I don't create custom tools for world creation.
Title: Re: How is everyone?
Post by: Connors on January 03, 2020, 02:18:38 PM
Oooh, its it going to have continuous maps instead of the 7x7 screens?
It's awesome that you're still putting work into letting people play QoM.
Title: Re: How is everyone?
Post by: Silverwind on February 23, 2020, 01:18:59 PM
This looks ace Gan :) I'll have to finally get around to signing up to Discord so we can catch-up sometime.
Title: Re: How is everyone?
Post by: Gan on February 23, 2020, 02:04:55 PM
Oooh, its it going to have continuous maps instead of the 7x7 screens?
It's awesome that you're still putting work into letting people play QoM.

I havenít decided. I may keep it true to the original QoM but Tiled makes it very easy to have continuous maps.

This looks ace Gan :) I'll have to finally get around to signing up to Discord so we can catch-up sometime.
Sounds great!
Title: Re: How is everyone?
Post by: GMG Tim on May 23, 2020, 12:05:04 AM
Woot! Forum is back. Thanks Mike!