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On Connor and Oblitus

Recently, I invited writer David Wolinsky to take a look at my team’s upcoming game Oblitus, and he offered to write a piece about my life and career as a game developer after playing. Of course, this was very exciting, and I was happy to oblige. Below you can find David’s piece, entitled “Connor and Oblitus.”


Connor and Oblitus

The words you can use to describe Oblitus aren’t ones you’d conjure often when trying to sum up a video game. It’s simple. Painterly. Its violence is serene, not gory or ferocious.

And yet, while at a glance it might seem so easy to lump in with so many other games like it before, there is something different. It has warmth.

This is no small feat for a computer program.

There is a temptation to categorize and lump games together by the way we describe them, or what genres we can neatly tuck them into. But even though it’s human to try, such endeavors do a disservice to both us as players, the creations, and the creators behind them. They obscure the humans behind them and how we connect with them through their games.

Small titles are often scrutinized for either not doing enough to shift, push, and challenge established conventions in game design. I would argue they are given shit far too often for this, and what we sacrifice instead is remembering we have the capacity to appreciate and enjoy simpler things.

Connor Ullmann, 22, still a student at University of Michigan majoring in Computer Science, leads the team on this game. That it was scooped up by Adult Swim Games to publish is both an indicator not only of Connor’s promise, but also where he already has ascended to as a young game-maker.

And, to be sure, the game is something special. You have to try it to understand how its understatedness adds up to something bigger than the sum of its parts. I mean, look at how Connor and his team self-describes the game elsewhere on this page: “[It’s] the tale of a small, spear-wielding creature named Parvus who seeks to discover their purpose and origin with an unfamiliar realm full of huge, ancient terrors.”

It doesn’t reinvent the wheel. It evokes Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey. It sounds like cave drawings being described to you.

This is a good thing.

It’s no coincidence that Connor is young and his game is unfussy: Both are reminders that games can be challenging and enjoyable at the same time.

It also shouldn’t be a surprise then, that the reason Connor makes games is similarly straightforward. He doesn’t do it to prove himself as an artist or to be popular on the Internet. It was just his chosen outlet born out of “summer boredom.”

Summer boredom.

It’s a phrase lost on us as adults. We may recognize those two words and what they mean. But together? Summer is about obligations, not having fun, if you’re a grown-up. You gotta go to work. The dentist. Worry about money, taxes… boring shit. That’s what summer boredom is to an adult. Enduring another fucking hot summer doing things you don’t want to do; not tinkering and playing and seeing and being creative for lack of other things to do.

But for Connor, that’s what his summers were, though not what they are now. Before he learned to make games, he was spending his summers playing them, and getting in trouble with his parents for playing them too much. “I couldn’t help it most days,” he says.

As things resembling adulthood started to emerge on Connor’s horizon, like working a restaurant job and, later, at a library, he was looking for a way out. When he heard a friend had sponsored a game online for “a bunch of money,” he saw his way out and cut a deal with his parents: Let me make a game and see if anyone will sponsor it online. They allowed it.

“That weekend I spent three days making a game and sold it for $400,” says Connor. “I was making games for money, and I’ve been doing it since.”

“I’d say less that I use games to “find myself” and more that I use them to be myself. I like to make things, and nothing gets me more excited than to have a new idea I think will make a great game (I was about a month from college letting out for the summer when I had the idea for Oblitus, and it was excruciating making myself hold out until summer started). I get to pour my interests and creative cravings into these projects, and it’s quite fulfilling in a way I think most other jobs aren’t.”

Fast-forward to a few years ago, shortly after Connor just started college, he got some attention in Kotaku for a browser-based game he made. “I’d just started college, and I’d made a lot of really smart and talented friends,” Connor said. “So I wanted to make a game while I was there to show them what I meant when I said, ‘I make video games.’”

His intent was to demonstrate how Flash games can have bigger scope and scale than they were perceived of. “Games just take time, effort, and care. If you can provide those things, you can build your ideas in a way that isn’t possible in other media.”

Oblitus carries on this tradition, showing how simple ambition can be. Even better: It just lets you discover that on your own. If you’re patient and persistent, you will be rewarded.

“There isn’t much hand-holding, obvious paths for players to follow, direct plot elements,” says Connor. “It needs exploration to play successfully. I want to make the player take a moment and think about [their] choices and their consequences before doing them, and punish the players who lose their cool when things get tense.”

This telegraphs itself in subtle ways: Throw a spear and you will notice how long it takes for Parvus to wield another. Your actions have consequences. It behooves you to stay mindful of that.

So, yes, you run around in Oblitus and collect spears and traverse a variety of environments.

But it’s also much simpler than that.

It’s just fun. –@davidwolinsky

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However easy it was to twist a broken system into allowing you to take hold of common words like “candy” and “saga” as trademarks, it’s incredibly disappointing to see successful developers like yourselves attack other studios over words for which you–law or no law–simply don’t have any claim of ownership. It’s unethical and immoral, and I’ll be using whatever small power I have to convince people that you and your products are not worth the time or money to support.

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I Hate to Burst Your Bubble…

I’m a bit flabbergasted by the “indie clique” commentary that’s been floating around the twittersphere today. Not being a successful/rich/famous developer, it would seem that I should be on the outside looking in on this “clique,” but it hasn’t felt that way in my experiences meeting these developers. I went to GDC this last March (my first and only event meeting game developers on a large scale, even after years of working on games on my own), and I could see how people got this perception. There are definitely groups of successful developers who meet and talk at these events together; and rightfully so. They know each other, have had similar experiences to one another, and go to these events often primarily to talk to these friends.

The surprising fact is that lesser-known developers (who don’t know these successful developers in any way other than their work) have an expectation that the developer should talk to them as they would anyone else. This expectation is unfair. These developers aren’t intentionally being “cliquey,” just the way that you’re not being “cliquey” when you go to a bar to sit and talk with your friends. The main difference is that you don’t have random people who also came to the bar staring at your group of friends and jealously wishing they could be a part of

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I went to a panel a little over a year ago that included an EA lead designer, and I asked what he thought about indies. He said he doesn’t like talking about “indies” because he thinks it’s used to identify indie elitists and not the independent gaming sphere in general. This was my first, real introduction to this idea, and I’m still surprised that I first heard it out of the mouth of a AAA game designer. This, to me, says that this idea seems to be farther reaching than I’d thought… And I’m afraid that it’ll continue to be something that people quietly and unfairly hate about successful indies.

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4. Making women characters is too frequently seen as a statement. This, I believe, is because most characters in games tend to be male–thus, making a character female means there must be a reason why they’re female. Frequently, the “statement” is seen as a misogynistic one. For example, I remember hearing that Spelunky, when it was released for Xbox 360, had a few articles claiming that its use of the “Damsel in Distress” trope (portrayed as a blonde woman in a red dress) was misogynistic due to the fact she could be thrown around and killed like other objects the player can pick up. In reality, I see where they’re getting that reasoning, but there wouldn’t have been an uproar if Derek had just decided to make the character male. This is a big reason why I don’t make my characters female: it opens the door to a conversation about sexism in my game that I never intended to start.

That last conclusion, I believe, is the sneakiest, most damaging reason why I don’t put women in my games (and why I think others might not as well). Most of the time, making a character female is optional. Because of the negative attention that your game can draw as a result of unintentionally portraying a female character inappropriately, it’s often worth it to just make all your characters male or genderless–I know that I want people to talk about the gameplay, narrative, and other parts of my game and not about whether the portrayals of women are appropriate or not. This fear on the part of game developers, I think, is keeping games from moving forward in terms of their portrayals of women because it is frequently not the case that developers can casually make characters female without making sure to determine if all of the actions done in relation to the character are not sexist.

Note: this all applies to race as well as gender.

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Depressed Alien: Stats

I was asked for some statistics on the Depressed Alien site, so I figured I’d just make a blog post (since, c’mon, who doesn’t like some fun website stats?)

NOTE: all information is from July 5, 2013 – August 7, 2013

Most unique visitors in a day: 3,195 (today, so still rising)
Total pageviews: 172,044
Total unique visitors: 8,585
Average pages/visit: 14.98
Average visit duration: 4:14
Average unique visitors per update: 590
Average unique visitors per update (over the last 10 days): 1,769

32% of people visit 1 page
25% of people visit 20+ pages

Most visited comic: #63
Least visited comic: #23

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So far there has been a certain measure of success online, especially with reddit. Comic #63 reached #1 overall on reddit a couple days ago, which was very uplifting. Also, comics #48, #52, #55, and #60 have all reached the front page of the r/funny subreddit, which has been encouraging as well. It’s meant a lot to have the internet’s support in making this comic, and I hope to keep it as funny as I can in the future!

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Oblitus – TIGSource Devlog Post

I posted a new topic about Oblitus to the TIGSource forums, where I’ll also be updating how the game is coming along. You can check it out here!

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Oblitus: The Start

Noel Berry and I started a new game called “Oblitus” (Latin for “forgotten”) about two weeks ago, and it’s been a blast to develop. We’re doing something completely different than in the past, as this game is a fantasy-based action RPG with high-resolution graphics. I tend to (always) develop with pixel art, but we’re putting our tablets to use and seeing if we can make a fun, good-looking game without pixelling. We’ve come pretty far in these last two weeks, and we’ll be updating a tumblr with our progress as we go.

We’re using the newly kickstarted and released application “Spine” to do our animation, and so far it’s a blast. I’ve enjoyed making many complex animations for our characters (so far, the current candidate for the player is sitting at 15 animations), and they’re looking great. I had to write my own JSON importer to take in the animations from the files exported by Spine but, in doing so, I’ve become very familiar with the program and making animations smoothly transition from one to another in it (as well as do more complex actions, like stab at the mouse instead of simply following the animation’s normal path).

Noel has been hard at work making a map editor for the game. It’s very cool so far, exporting and importing xml files for levels, and it’s already useful for prototyping levels. The game will open-world, and our plan for the editor is to make the whole map in it and divide the map up into rooms using rectangles. We’re hoping it will be very useful in allowing us to make the game feel inter-connected and open.

We’re hoping to make Oblitus a strategy-based combat game, where the player is going to do a lot more dodging and blocking than they are attacking. It’s going to be hard, but it’s also going to draw you in with its interesting environments and hands-off approach to storytelling. We hope you’ll enjoy it when you get a chance to play, and we hope you stay updated on our website, oblit.us, and tumblr.


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Seedling: A Post-Mortem

Okay, so I really should have posted this some time ago, but here is a post-mortem for Seedling that I wrote last August for a magazine that did not get released. It features my at-the-time view of the game and its reception, as well as lots of pictures!

Seedling, in essence grew out of a few relatively unrelated factors. I’d just started college and made some new friends, so I wanted to show them that when I said I “made flash games” that it didn’t mean “I make small, simple games.” I wanted to show that I could make a big game, and one series that several of them seemed to like was the Legend of Zelda. I’d hardly ever played any LoZ games (only a Link to the Past, for which I have some intense nostalgia because a childhood friend had it and I didn’t—my view of the quality of the game was bloated by my jealousy and, ever since, I’ve always had a soft spot for the game), but I had it on my game-development bucket list to put an epic adventure game together. Thus was born my largest project: it would be a large adventure game, it would take me about 4-6 months to work on, and it would be inspired by the Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

The original character sprite.

The final character sprite.

From here, I immediately began work on the game. I knew it would be tile-based, and I started on a character design that remained, generally, unchanged. The original character had a two-pixel black slit for its one eye, while the final version now has a blue stripe between its two eyes. The name for the game at this time was “Shrum,” which is still my name for the character, and is just a little adaptation of “mushroom.” My favorite part about developing this game was the amazing amount of interest I had for it. Throughout the entirety of development, I never once became truly bored of the project—even designing all 116 areas wasn’t a grating experience, as it usually is for me. I think this is due mostly to the fact that it was a real world-building experience. I could just throw out ideas and almost all of them would stick; I have only one enemy animation that didn’t make it into the final game, and I’d actually programmed most of him, but I just forgot about him. The development process was very painless and organic in this way. Also, the theming of the

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dungeons (lava, ice/water, forest) gave me a lot of room to play with tilesets and color, which also contributed to the world-building part of the development process. This let Seedling be a very fun creative outlet, and I was able to push out content at a pretty rapid pace.

An unused enemy.

One of my favorite parts of the game is actually the level where there is a transition from the forested area into the cold north. The blizzard picks up as you move to the top of the area, and the colors become less and less colorful; this effect really made me feel like the world was multi-faceted, as if it was really a place with different regions governed by different peoples and monsters. For me, this part really contributes to the “fullness” of the world, and I love that.

The icy north!

One part of the game that I am almost embarassed by is the lack of real attention I put into the lore. Not to disillusion anyone who finds it interesting, but I really didn’t put much thought into it. The Creatures of the Relic are all named by the first (maybe second) name that came to mind, and even the title “Creatures of the Relic” is completely arbitrary: I have no idea what “relic” I’m talking about either. Sardol, who is mentioned in the statue plaque, by the man standing next to the statue, and by Sardol himself (who you can talk to via an easter egg) was a very late add-on, but some people have gone so far as to think that the Oracle, who is also randomly named, might be Sardol in disguise—this, to me, is why I love what little structure there is in the storyline. People are able to ask their own questions, like “what is the relic?” and “who is that tooth-shaped guy who is all over the place?” I often don’t have an answer for them, but I don’t NEED to have one, and that is really a cool thing. They can have that wonder and excitement about the Creatures, and they can think about Sardol and his effect on the storyline, but I don’t have to put it all there for them. In that sense, the game is different for each player as they play, and I don’t feel bad one bit for not handing them my interpretation.

The Watcher has been called “the tooth guy” numerous times in comments.

I think it might surprise some people to find that most of the art for the game is as it was when I first put it in. I didn’t go back to edit much of anything in a significant way, aside from the main character sprite, after putting it in initially. For this reason, in-development screenshots of the game are almost identical to the current game. Pictures of the fourth dungeon, where I’m less than halfway into making the game, are almost indistinguishable from the current screenshots in every way except for a removal of black borders in favor of dark-but-slightly-colored borders in most of the art. Here are provided a few shots from when I was 3 months (halfway) into development, and you can probably see what I mean.

One of the funniest and most random additions to the game is the character “Adnan.” He is featured in the corner of the area you teleport to after defeating the Lights. He faces a wall, and when you talk to him, he yells that he is the “DESTROYER OF WORLDS.” I’ve seen videos online where people give pretty hilarious responses to him, and one person even went so far as to say that he is the most interesting character in the game. The origin, in fact, is a friend of mine from college, whose name is Adnan, first saw the game and immediately responded with “put me in it!” In about five minutes, I drew him up (he’s indian, thus the darker skin on the character) and put him into that room with that same text, as a joke. I intended to swap him out for something more meaningful, but I thought it was funny to leave him, and so he has remained!


Once I was nearing the end of development, I sought out a musician. I was referred by a mutual online friend to Roger Hicks, who is known for projects like Celestial Mechanica and rComplex, and he agreed to take on the project. He did an amazing job, putting together 22 minutes of music with 15 tracks, and fitting it all into about 5.5mb. He also helped me with a lot of the end-game design because he’s a big fan of these kinds of games—he had a big influence, and I’m really hoping we’ll continue with more projects together.

The character sprite for Roger in-game.

Roger finished the music for Seedling and, from there, it was ready for sponsorship. This was a pretty nerve-wracking prospect for me, as I have done several sponsorships, but not at this scale, and I needed some money to let me quit my new McDonald’s and pizza delivery jobs. College is expensive, and this was going to be important for next year.

Luckily, the end of development happened to coincide with Tom Fulp’s discovery of one of my other games, Hollow, on Newgrounds. He liked it a lot and featured it on the front page for a while. This came as a total shock to me—I didn’t know why it was featured, as it had been on the site lying in obscurity for several months by this point. It wasn’t until Tom emailed me saying that he’d put Hollow up there that I knew why. The second part of his email was even more exciting, however, as he said that he saw my blog post about “Shrum” and that he was interested in seeing demos and possibly sponsoring the game.

As it turned out, we ended up going with Newgrounds for the final sponsorship, and I earned enough money from the deal to quit my jobs. Ever since, Seedling has had a pretty fine reception, including very nice review on websites like IndieGames.com; Rock, Paper, Shotgun; DIYGamer; JayIsGames; and IndieGameMagazine. Seedling is still featured on Newgrounds and was featured on Kongregate just a few hours ago (at the time of writing), as well as receiving the weekly prize for second-highest rating. It was also on the ArmorGames front page for a time, where it has done pretty well.

The beginnings to Rock, Paper, Shotgun’s article on Seedling.

Aside from these positives of its reception, the negative responses to Seedling have been very frustrating. I have received many an email, private message, bug report, and hateful comment about the plethora of bugs and areas in the game where you can get stuck. This has been a dominating force on the ratings of the game, I imagine, as many players give very bad ratings when they get stuck. The issue for me, however, is that it is frankly at the fault of the player—most of the “bugs” and “broken areas” of the game are actually just fine, but they couldn’t figure out the puzzle. For me, this has been disheartening, as it seems it is my fault for releasing for flash. The short attention span of the platform’s players, as well as the free-to-play aspect of it really open the gates for comments that condemn the game’s structure based often on the fact that players just aren’t willing to dedicate the time to really work through the game; they didn’t pay for it, so they don’t have the investment to work at it.

You’re not stuck… You just aren’t much of an adventurer.

Even so, Seedling has been an incredible experience for me, and I’m hoping to make another game soon of this scale for Steam in the

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future. I won’t swear off a Seedling 2, but I may just take a break from adventure games for a while!

Since I wrote this, Seedling has done even more for me–it led to over a million plays across some of the largest flash portals in the land, a segment on the Philip DeFranco show, an interview with Kotaku, and a subsequent meeting with a member of the Adult Swim Games team. This all snow-balled into my next project with Noel Berry, Prism Panic, which we did for Adult Swim. Seedling has a place close to my heart, as I feel very proud of what it is and how I managed to make exactly the game I wanted to make. Now, onto the next one!

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A Message to “Idea Guys”

The value of an idea pales in comparison to the massive amount of work it takes to realize it.
-Evan Dahm, artist

I felt that this was a particularly insightful quote that can be used to inform many people looking to help on independent video games. Oftentimes, people new to game development approach with the attitude that they will provide a great idea for a game, and then others will

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work out the implementation–these posts, often put on fora where this “idea guy” can reach programmers, artists, composers, etc. tend to get largely ignored or downright stomped on by more experienced members. This seems to mystify these new people who are likely wondering, “Why doesn’t anyone want to work with me on my idea?”

What they don’t understand is that the idea, while important, is generally not the most valuable part of a project. Execution is usually the determining factor in a game’s success, and while a game’s innovative qualities are very important and are utilized as the “draw” to that particular game in its genre, any member on a small indie team can contribute to it; thus, it isn’t a specialized skill set for which you need another team member. In larger companies, the “idea guys” are designers and that is their sole purpose but, for small teams, it simply isn’t feasible to have someone only coming up with ideas. In order to make you a valuable asset to a team, that creative capacity has to be coupled with a second, more directly-specialized skill like programming, art, or music composition.

In short, acquire a skill that will let you contribute more solid work to the group, and offer that ability alongside your idea to get a bit more positive attention!

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Game Design, by Academia

One of the most frustrating problems that I’ve faced this new year at the University of Michigan has been a new class centered around game development. I joined this class hoping to be able to flex my muscles a bit with my previous experience in taking a video

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However, the class so far has been a near-disaster. After switching late into the class (I didn’t know it existed until the term had started), I wasn’t allowed to make up any work, and the lectures so far as I’ve seen are centered around very poor ideas on game design and development. My opinions are certainly skewed due to the fact that I’m independent and plan to stay that way, but many of the ideas they’ve brought up are certainly applicable to the industry at large and, I believe, definitely worth avoiding in nearly all cases.


One development “tip” that was given to us was that we should always try to start making a game by writing the user documentation. As it was told to us in lecture, this is a critical part of game development, and the user documentation is a valued resource to players. This is certainly universally considered an out-of-touch point–as a gamer and developer, I’ve never written nor read user documentation (such as a game manual) without it being a frustrating and annoying experience. Sometimes this is necessary for a game, and I’m sure players have opened up the game manual that comes with most physical discs at some point; however, the only reason that the player had to open up that manual is because the game’s design failed them. Games are an interactive experience; teaching the player how to interact is a critical part of that, and as games are a form of entertainment, that teaching must also be presented in an entertaining way. User documentation is not entertaining. This is.


Another development “tip” given to us was on what our main menus should contain. The lecturer quickly came up with a set of nine items that are necessary for most games, including the title, start, help, customizations, quit, instructions, highscores, etc. He recommended five buttons for the main menu itself, along with submenus as necessary to cover all of these aspects. This idea is almost offensive to me, as I can’t say I’m completely alone when I say that I hate menus. They clutter the screen, they are often hard to navigate, and they pull the player out of the experience. They’re a necessary piece of management in a lot of games, and they have their place, but I feel that it is very important that menu usage is minimized as much as it possibly can. To say that your main menu needs five buttons to be adequate is not just absurd: it’s also lazy. Making your main screen clear and easy to use is something that isn’t easy to do and will require effort, but it’s important. My latest release, Quietus II, has a very simple main screen; your only choice is to press <enter> to continue. Controls are briefly listed on the next page after the intro (not my proudest setup for displaying controls, but at least it’s readily available and easy to see), and you can play. The player can literally press <enter> three times in a row to continue the next level from their last save, and my main menu only has one button. Praepoch is similar–the player presses any button at the main screen, and the game starts. It’s not confusing, and controls are taught in-game. I think that this is design that should be perpetuated. Few people are going to tell you your menu is awesome but, like a field-goal kicker, your only job is to not disappoint.


The last game design opinion dished out in lecture was the first one I heard, and it was the most aggravating. The lecturer (this time different from the above two) told us about how the designer’s portrayal of a game’s storyline is pivotal. The designer must outline how the player plays the game in a puppeteer-like fashion. The designer knows best how to unveil the storyline in a game and provide the best experience for all players. The lecturer went on to say that he’s heard of players who play games like World of Warcraft and Diablo III talking about how they crafted their own experience via PvP and exploration, but that he thinks that that approach in design is invalid, and the storylined approach is the superior method for taking a player through a game. This comment left me aghast, as it really seemed as if he was looking at games like they are books–books are restricted to linear storylines and carefully-crafted plots, which are awesome and can also make for good games, but they don’t utilize games’ most important ally: it’s interactivity. Linear storylines crafted by designers don’t let you interact with the storyline. Some games branch out a bit by letting players move through dialogue with options, but this is just a non-linear adaptation, making it an even more custom experience. Custom experiences are the future of games, in my opinion, and the movement of the industry seems to very strongly reflect that. From indie games like Minecraft, where a newly introduced player faces little to no direction but builds their own interesting story full of zombies, caves, and mining, to triple-A titles like Skyrim, where some of the most fun you’ll have is in procedural, unscripted events throughout the game. A game’s storyline should give it a bar-minimum for complexity and entertainment, but a truly good game should allow for far more than that in how players build their own experience. I almost didn’t even finish the main quest-line in Skyrim, because I was so busy taking out bandits and killing procedurally-generated dragons to care. To think that those experiences are worthless is a major misunderstanding.


These points really irked me, and hearing these out of the mouths of more than one professor really made me question what they can do for me in terms of game development. Not to mention being told that “I’m not the audience for this class,” when the vast majority of students in the game development-focused class are going into other majors, while I’m going into game development.

Note: just want to make it clear that the class is not a game design class; it’s an introductory game development course. However, it was the statements given on game design in the class that frustrate me, and I still think that they are ill-informed and badly supported ideas even if the class is based around development rather than design.

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Praepoch – Ludum Dare #24 Entry

So I joined the 48-hour Ludum Dare competition this weekend with my entry “Praepoch.” The name comes from the Latin prefix “prae-” meaning “after” and “epoch,” meaning “the beginning of a time of great change.” The idea behind this is that you are uncovering the origins of species in your world through your quest to discover what the small creatures that attacked you outside your house are from. The world is relatively small, but it features a variety of different places, music, and enemies, as well as three different weapons and a few little interesting mechanics. The idea behind this is to enjoy the world and take it in, all the while trying to discover what exactly it all means in terms of the theme of LD #24, “Evolution.”

In short, I really hope you enjoy Praepoch as much as I had a blast putting it together in the 48-hours I had!

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Seedling (renamed from “Shrum”) is an adventure game in which you play as a small boy who is tasked with finding a seed to replace an enormous tree for your creator, the Oracle.  You will fight many monsters, collect many tools, and eventually find a way to get to the seed—at whatever cost that may be to yourself and this old land you have changed so much along the way.

This project has been a long and interesting one, spanning over six and half months, to bring about my vision of an adventure game that lets the player do what they do best—killing, collecting, and learning—while at the same time bringing them to question many of the ways that they’ve learned to approach action-adventure games.

Seedling features over 100 areas spread across an overworld with eight dungeons, six different weapons, and several other types of items that give the player new abilities that will help them traverse a world that varies from icy wasteland, to heavy forest, underground caverns, floating clouds, and magic castles.  Boss battles and enemy grunts will meet the player at every turn as they try to gather the tools necessary to reach the seed; a goal that will destroy beings known as the Creatures of the Relic, all while under the eye of the Watcher, who sees and judges your every action.

Thanks to Roger Hicks for his help in making the music, sound effects, and trailer; Sheldon Ketterer for making that wonderful image above; and many others for their help on the concept and execution of the game.

We are currently seeking sponsorship.  Please email me if you’re interested in the project!

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Dungeon 1

Well, I haven’t posted for quite a while!  The reasons for this are a select few–mostly that I started a new game project, but also that I’ve started freshman year of college and that has a bit of a workload attached.  This game project has been very fun so far, however, as it is by far my largest game yet.  It has exactly 60 levels at the time of writing, and it is a significant deviation from my typical completed works, as it is an adventure game.  “Shrum,” as it has been called to this point, is largely inspired by the older Legend of Zelda games, and is centered around a little guy working his way through an open world filled with (what will eventually be) 8 dungeons and many item pickups.

Dungeon 2

The storyline is still very much in progress, and certain other important features are still on their way (no saving, health regenerates on room entry, combat needs to be tweaked, etc.), but I have been feeling very good about this project as it has been the longest-running project, as well as the most content-heavy.

Dungeon 3

There are currently 5 complete dungeons (except for the 4th dungeon boss), and I just did tilesets for the 6th and 7th.  There will be 8 final dungeons, 7 of which will give you new permanent upgrades, and the 8th will be a final dungeon.

Dungeon 4

The items that you find in each dungeon are quite different, starting with the sword, then the shield, and ending in more unique items like the “ghost spear.”  In all, I hope to bring back some LoZ nostalgia in players, but I want to make sure that the game style and many of its elements are uniquely my own.

Dungeon 5

Working with me on the project is my friend, Joe Biglin, who is helping me with ideas and music.  So far there are no sounds in the game, but he’ll be helping me with that by providing a different track for each dungeon, a few for the overworld, and boss music.  I will be making the other sound effects in BFXR as well.

Dungeon 6

I hope this has fueled a bit of interest for what is to come with Shrum in the future, and I will be seeking sponsorship once the game is complete, for anyone who is interested in talking with me about it.


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Minecraft: What Makes It Hit, Stick, and Grow

This is a recent article I wrote for Indie(Function); magazine about my perceptions on what makes Minecraft so successful:

Minecraft: What Makes It Hit, Stick, and Grow

Guest Writer: Connor Ullmann

What Makes It Hit

Minecraft was amazingly confusing the first time I played it.  Suddenly, I find myself in this pixelly world, walking around and fumbling with the controls a bit, learning to jump and use my inventory, without any kind of tutorial or opening NPC telling you how to do this and that and what to do next.  This was initially cumbersome, but I soon caught on to the purpose of this—Minecraft’s unhelpful world really embodied what it is; it’s a world where you’re figuring out what you want to do, and you’re all alone to do it yourself.  In a sense, not having that NPC there made the world all yours, and that feeling really pulls you into the game and makes you want to find out more about it.  This is part of what makes Minecraft so immersive—players are given full control, and have to learn on their own how to use it.  Dying to zombies on your first night, making your first pickaxe, crafting your first torch—these are all important in keeping the player interested in the game, as well as keeping them engaged with thoughts of how each new tool can be used.  Minecraft gives you a world with scant few rules, and you need to figure out for yourself how it all works—thus you discover every facet of it, and the game keeps on giving.


What Makes It Stick

Picking away, block after block, seems like an enormous waste of time when seen from outside Minecraft.  You’re going to hold down your mouse button for hours watching the same crack animation overlay appear on block after block, just to find a one-in-a-million diamond ore pit (which will just make you more pickaxes with which to dig more?)  The answer for most people who play, however, is an almost begrudging “yes.”  Because Minecraft, even though it is built on very few core elements, has a sense of majestic discovery to it—on the other side of any block could lie an enormous and expansive cave filled with lava, water, coal, redstone, iron, diamond… Everything you need to help make your recreation of Middle Earth, but at the risk of creepers, zombies, and spiders that will scare you half to death when you find them, and enrage you when you die to them.  Minecraft is complicated, yet the elements within it are simple and not built to make you play with them in a single manner.  The piston wasn’t given a purpose when it was designed—it was designed with the idea of letting players give it purpose.

The future of gaming is in procedural generation.  I say this because I know the feeling of floating around in a Minecraft boat just looking at mountain formations and saying “man, that’s awesome!  I should put my base there.”  Playing an FPS with straight-edged levels and storyline, with the same ammo box in the same place for every player every time the level is played, removes the sense of discovery and instead makes you a role-player (don’t get me wrong, this is good for some games, but not for a truly addictive and replayable one).

Procedural generation, alongside letting the player discover the game without the developer’s hand-holding, has a few subtler benefits.  I’ve worked on my own small Minecraft-esque 2D digging platformer, and one of the most inspiring moments while working on the game was when I had finished building the cave generation algorithm—it lined walls in gold and limestone, created long, dark tunnels, and added pale enemies randomly that would attack you.  Walking into that first cave gave me an amazing burst of motivation, because I was discovering the game, not just making it.  This is an unseen benefit for using procedural generation because, with it, even developers get to feel out the game and enjoy it as they make it, making for a better game overall with more effort and motivation driving its creation.  Minecraft is also is an opportunity for the developer, given the fact that almost every idea is functional within it.  That, more than Minecraft’s explosive popularity and money-making power, is why I wish I had made Minecraft.


What Makes It Grow

Building in Minecraft brings about a need to share that is unparalleled by conventional “sharing” in video games used today—one example is online highscores, which are a way in which developers attempt to create replayability by driving you to beat others’ scores online and show your prowess at a game.  In Minecraft, however, you care much more about what you’ve done because you built something—something that isn’t just a number or an achievement.  And, just like showing your mom the lego toy you made when you were little, you crave for the world to see your 1:1 scale sandstone Taj Mahal that you spent 14 hours working on.

Now, what better way to share your vast, labyrinthine tunnel network to the world than through the marvel that is YouTube?  This need to share, in and of itself, brings about a new reason that Minecraft is successful.  When you show off your scale-size replica of the Star Trek Enterprise, people who are interested in Star Trek will stumble across your video when looking for Star Trek videos—this means that the interests that the audience has with which they populate their Minecraft world are also instrumental in propagating the game to an even wider audience.  This is very different from most games, which breed creativity within the game’s own sphere (for example, using different peripherals to build your own gun in an FPS) that take away the audience’s ability to bring in outside influences and share them through the game.


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Minecraft hits with its originality (sorry guys, can’t give you too many tips on how to replicate that!) and open world.  It is a discovery that is left to the player to understand.  Once understood, Minecrafters can build on what they have and discover new places with rarer ore and cool formations (has anyone else made the floor of their bedroom out of pumpkins?  No?)  Last, players want to show what they’ve made and are making, which is made easy through YouTube and the built-in screenshot button in Minecraft.  Sharing is absolutely crucial for Minecraft, as it helps build the audience and keep players interested because everyone will want to show what they’ve made to the world.  These are make Minecraft hit, stick, and grow with gamers.

Minecraft is an amazing game, and I hope it continues to gather a larger fan base.  It has been an inspiration for me, and I hope this article helped to outline some of the basics in Minecraft that have made it so successful, and how they can be used in more games today!

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“Stunning graphics, great gameplay, overall a freakishly awesome effort. I’m blown away.” -Christer Kaitila
I made Hollow for Ludum Dare #21, which is a 48-hour game development competition held online in which you must make all content (sound effects, music, graphics, and non-library programming) during the 48-hour period.  This was a really awesome experience; I’ve meant to get into one for a long time, as they’ve always sounded like a lot of fun, but the scheduling (it’s always on a weekend) really made it difficult.  This time, however, the stars aligned and I got to work on the game almost every waking hour throughout the weekend, and I’m extremely happy with the result.

Hollow is an atmospheric, creepy little platformer where you play as a white creature who has fallen down a pit into a cave where he has to fend off multiple multi-eyed, pupil-less monsters to try and escape.  This fit the theme of “escape” as much as I could think of, but the development was much more about the game itself than the competition.  I haven’t gotten this excited about a game in a while, and even if the game doesn’t do well in the competition, it’s all worth it simply because I finished a game that I truly enjoyed making!

Anyways, in the future look out for a more complete version with more levels and content, as I’m hoping to get a sponsor for this game.  Thanks for reading!

Other comments so far:

“That was a pretty wicked and wicked pretty game.” -Zemmi
“This was a beautiful game. Aside from its length, it left no indication that it was made inside 48 hours.” -Josh @ Dreamland
“Very well executed, This had much more content than I would expect from a 48 hour event.” -hamster_mk_4

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Project Gamate Goes Live!

Yesterday came the official release of Project Gamate, a new website dedicated to a project of mine where I will build a game based solely upon the ideas given to me by the community.  Each update I post, I will choose one of the top three highest-rated ideas (as proposed and voted upon by the community) and it will be added to the game.  I’m really excited to work on it, and I think Noel Berry did an incredibly job designing the site.  Big thanks to him!

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Quietus II Trailer Released

I recently created a promotional Quietus II trailer to get some more interest from sponsors so that I can release the game, and IndieGames.com was nice enough to post the trailer on their blog (click the picture to see the post).

The video itself can be found here:

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I recently started programming using Java with the “Processing” library, which has been a ton of fun for quickly laying out prototypes and little tech demos (as I love to make).  On the gaming page I’ve recently added Points, Circles, and Maps (yes, incredible names, I know!)  Each of these programs uses simple math in 2D and 3D, making some cool effects.

In Points, the basis is that there are 1000 points floating in a 3D space, and they beat to the beat of a heartbeat when the mouse is not held.  Using the first two number keys, you can manipulate the points, and you can make the points fly randomly by holding the mouse.  The camera will fly around it in 3D, making a pretty smooth-looking simulation.

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So I’ve been doing some pretty big working getting some work done with making mobile applications.  I started out doing some work with iOS with Flash on Windows 7, but it turned out that the Adobe Packager for iPhone was a total deadweight and I couldn’t scratch more than 9 / 60 FPS at best with a simple program that just told me that FPS.  I gave this up, and I moved on to working on the BlackBerry Playbook, which has a sweet deal where any developer who gets an app submitted by March 31, 2011 gets a free-bee Playbook!  I submitted Quietus II mobile after some tweaking with the controls, and I’m hoping to catch on with this deal.  I’ve run into some trouble getting the signing keys from them, however, so it may end up breaking the deal since the app is doomed if I don’t get them in time for the deal.  Fingers crossed!  Below is a screenshot of the playbook version of Quietus II:

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With some input from Vieko Franetovic, I’ve got Quietus up and running on iPad and I’m submitting it to the App Store.  Sad story of it all is that I’ve managed tog et through every step of the process on a Windows computer, down to packaging the app for upload and even filling out the app profile with the version number, icons, screenshots, etc., but the final act of putting it up for approval has to be done on a Mac.  It appears there’s no way around it, so I’m putting it up via Mac.

On another note, I’ve put up a few different programs for cellular automata, destructible terrain, and a weird 2D string ball that looks like it’s morph-rotating in 3D space (turns out it was an accident in the programs math that made it look like that).  These programs were never really shown outside my computer, so enjoy the fact they haven’t been played by very many people!  Lastly, Robot Climb was released across the internet after the 7 day sponsor period on Retromundi.com, so try it out on the games page here.

Thanks for reading!  I’ll try to put out more updates on what I’m doing as things progress, and I’ll keep putting out my little flash toys as I go.  Bye!

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