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3rd June, 2013
Although I am sort of planning things ahead of time, I'm not really doing a good job with the things I'm planning.
In the majority of cases, the better AGameAWeek games seem to be those spur of the moment games that I cobble together fairly quickly.
Anything over-planned seems to die a death, halfway through!
At the start of May, I planned to do two fairly large projects.
Both of those projects have remained untouched for at least a couple of weeks.
1st June, 2013
AGameAWeek Gold is our daily trawl through the Jayenkai Archives, to dig out any games that might have been released, on this day in history.
For the most part, there's some real stinkers in amongst this lot.
But every so often, we'll come across a real gem.Read More
31st May, 2013
AGameAWeek Gold looks back through my archive, digging out any and all games that I've previously released on this day in history.
Occasionally the games are absolute garbage.
Sometimes, they're fantastic.
There are UNICORNS!!!
28th May, 2013
A remake, this week, of a popular old game, but one which appears to have lost it's powerups along the way.
The game plays well enough, but it feels somewhat lacking.
Perhaps a little community-driven inspiration might help bulk it back up again?
28th May, 2013
26th May, 2013
AGameAWeek Gold takes a trip through my archive of games, and plucks out any games that may have been previously released on this day in history.
Sometimes it finds recent games from the past few years of me doing AGameAWeek.
Other times, however, it finds really really really old games, from a time when the concept of doing a new game every week wasn't even a gleam in my eye!Read More
25th May, 2013
AGameAWeek Gold is a daily trip through the Jayenkai Archive, to see if I've previously released any games on this day in history.
Sometimes the day is uneventful. Not even I have managed enough to pad out every single day of the year!
Oddly, though, other days contain more than one game.
And today's one of those days!Read More
23rd May, 2013
During a moment of boredom, I wondered how long it'd take to remake my lovely Testcard Generator.
I attempted it in Monkey, and realised it wouldn't work very well given that I can't save an image.
Then I tried it in BlitzMax, but that wouldn't allow me to work with images bigger than the desktop. (My Laptop is 1366x768, and I wanted at least 1920x1080)
In the end I opted for Blitz3D.
Blitz3D lets me work in practically any resolution I can imagine, while scaling it nicely to fit on my screen.
So, a couple (5!?) of hours later, I'd fashioned a nice looking Testcard Generator, and slapped Idigidragon into the middle of it.
21st May, 2013
Or to give it it's full name, "One of These Will Kill You!".
This week's game is a semi-remake of sorts, but one which feels a little more complete than the original version.
Originally created as a PlayMyCode game, this version adds bonuses, along with some more obvious gameplay mechanics.
You should be able to follow along, this time around!
20th May, 2013
As with all iOS PromoCodes, these are first come, first served, so you'll have to be nice and quick if you want one of these.
Grab what you can before they're all gone!
You can buy SpikeDislike2 here for iOS.
19th May, 2013
17th May, 2013
AGameAWeek Gold takes a look at the games that I've previously released on this day in history.
It's basically filler material!
But that's ok, because it's usually a nice trip down memory lane.Read More
16th May, 2013
AGameAWeek Gold looks back through the many many many games of the past, and digs out old games that I've previously released on this day in history.
Today's is a bit of an odd co-incidence.
In stores, today, is GamesTM Issue 135, and in the Retro section is a lovingly crafted Demakes article, all about taking modern games and porting them to older systems. (They include a single screenshot of Spike C64 Dislike, and not much else about it at all.. hmmm.. But they do have a little interview with @Nyarluu about Forget-Me-Not, so that makes up for it!)
Although today's AGameAWeek Gold game isn't technically running on an older system, it is very much a game in the mold of a Demake, and could probably work pretty well if someone out there dared to do a proper old-system edition of it..
2008 - RetroRaider
I can't believe that this game is already five years old!
The game runs piss-poor slow on my laptop. I'm guessing the screen scaling technique is part of the problem, there, along with Windows 7 being too high-tech for it!! Not sure. Grrr.!
If it runs, though, it runs nicely, and plays quite well, too.
There's also a real-time level editor included, too, which is fun to play about with.
You can Download RetroRaider here. It's a cracking game, if your system can run it well enough
If you can't get it to run nice and smoothly, you can See RetroRaider running well here, in ChaoticLaw's recent YouTube Play video!
If you're still desperate for some RetroRaiding fun, You can Download RetroRaiderII here which is from 2010, and runs a bit smoother on my laptop, as well as being playable in Linux, or on a Mac! Woot!
14th May, 2013
A somewhat simple remake, this week, as I couldn't even be bothered to add anything new into the mix.
To be honest, this is one of those "Desperately trying to keep up a rate of AGameAWeek" games!
It's fun, though, and now works lovely on an Android device (assuming your Android device of choice plays nicely with it!)
14th May, 2013
13th May, 2013
Googling for yourself rarely comes up with anything quite as fun as this!
It seems that YouTuber "Chaoticlaw" (and/or "YetAnotherLaw") has decided to start a series of "Let's Play" videos aimed right at me, and my games!!
Play JNK : Playlist
Each week, Chaoticlaw plucks a random game from my archive, and gives it a play!
He's also concurrently playing through Frogatto, Metroid Fusion and FTL.
Assuming he only picks the cream of the crop, I'd say he could probably keep that going for at least a year, so, yeah.. Probably more than enough content to keep the YouTube Watchers happy!
Oddly enough, his most viewed video so far is Storm of Idigidragon, which is co-incidentally the exact game I've chosen to remake this week!! Bizarre!! Look out for that, tomorrow!
Three cheers to ChaoticLaw for setting up this lovely series, and here's hoping he can get everything working again, soon!
You can Visit Chaotic Law's Blog here.
12th May, 2013
Each day, AGameAWeek Gold takes a look through the archive, to dig up any games that I've previously released on this day in history.
Sometimes they're fantastic.
Other times they're garbage.
Let's have a look at today's, shall we!?
8th May, 2013
Every day, AGameAWeek Gold takes a peek through the inexplicably large collection of releases, and digs out any old games that I've previously released on this day in history.
Occasionally there aren't any. I'm not fast enough to have that many!
But other times, there's more than one!
7th May, 2013
Hardly the worlds most imaginative title for this week's game, and mostly a cop-out graphics wise, but I was trying out a gameplay style, so that's where most of the focus went.
Was it a success?
.. You decide!!Read More