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A little art style test

Just some pixel doodling

Just a little test for an art style I’ve been daydreaming about… I have an idea for a little combat-arena game where you can sort of do some “farming” type stuff between fights to alter what kind of stuff spawns in the arena, and you use bits and pieces you chopped off monsters during the fight to grow new things… it’s all very early but I’m having fun daydreaming about it anyway ๐Ÿ™‚

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-Barney

Powerhoof Streaming

I’ve finally started some CRAWL Dev streams!

I’ve got a new computer that can handle my streaming needs, so I’ve been streaming work animating new monsters for Crawl.

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>>Check out our channel HERE<<

You should be able to watch my last two streams up there, where I animate the all new giant mega blobfish, and drink a bunch of tea ๐Ÿ™‚ Hopefully I can keep it up and do this as a regular thing every week!

-Barney

“KEVIN THE DESTROYER” update is out!

Finally got this one out woooooo! v0.9

Well, the hero intros that I thought would take a few weeks ended up taking months, but we’ve finally got them in there, along with a whole bunch of new monsters ๐Ÿ™‚

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You can see the monsters there, and check out some examples of our randomly-generated intros here:

Our buddy Old Shrimpeyes really came though with the goods for the voiceover, with about 250 new lines recorded so hopefully they don’t get boring too quick!

Have fun with it guys, and as always don’t hesitate to comment here or in the Steam forums and let us know if you’ve got ideas on tweaks and improvements, or if you find and sneaky bugs that slipped through Dave’s withered fingers!

-Barney

Monsters for Next Update

Monster time again woo!

Making new monsters is the best part of my job ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m trying to put a bunch in this time, as it has been a long wait!

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I won’t necessarily get all these guys in, this is just a concept doodle as I think out how the avolution chain might work.
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Process and Playthrough from LD35

How to build a worm lord

Just a little guided tour of our process and some behind-the-scenes stuff from Maรฎtre D’ (our silly game for LD35) and then a playthough of what we ended up with.

Hopefully it’s interesting to somebody haha!

-Barney

The Maitre D

We made another silly game jam game

We got a bunch of friends together and made a game over the weekend for Ludum Dare 35!

As the Maitre D’ at a fancy French brasserie, it’s your job to ensure patrons encounter the best service imaginable. Worm your way in with the hoity-toity by showing them their seats!

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Play it here!

Well, back to work on Crawl intros!

-Barney

Crawl Regular Human Basketball

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DAVID LLOYD

Programming, Design, Hat thief

BARNEY CUMMING

Art, Design, Former hat owner