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Joining Ludum Dare #32

Hi there!

It's been a super busy week at university. I had projects, essays, homeworks, readings, tests, quizzes... all that stuff. But I got ahead of it all because I've decided that I will be doing Ludum Dare again!!

For those of you who don't know, Ludum Dare is a competition where game developers make a game in under 48 hours (that's two days)! In past competitions, I made Snowman Slide, Dynamole, Str1ngle, Convey, and a bunch of other games (see my Ludum Dare profile).

It's a challenging event. I make all art, music, most of the code, and design during the 48 hours. The theme of the game is announced only when the competition starts.

Anyway, I'll be livestreaming the event on Twitch.tv. You should follow me here so you get an e-mail when I go live! It starts late on Friday, and ends 2 days later. There's a countdown on Ludum Dare's website.

I'm sure it'll be fun! But now... I have an essay to write, a book to read, some calc homework to do, and a project to finish.

Bye there!
- Zanz

Posted 1 week ago.Show comments


Mine Blocks 2 0.7!

It is finally time... for the biggest Mine Blocks 2 update ever!! (It's free, in your browser!)

Play the latest version!

After 2 years of development, Mine Blocks 2 0.7 has finally been released! Since the last update, the game changed so much that it looks almost completely different! Here's what's new (the complete changelog is below):

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Posted 3 weeks ago.Show comments


FAWM 2015 Ended!

Hey hey!

So last February I participated in February Album Writing Month again! Well I completed the task; I created 14 tracks in 28 days (again)! :D You can listen to what I made, below.

For the next 2 months, I will be revising the album to get it ready for release on May 15th!

So anyway, I thought it'd be cool to do a poll on which track you like the most! Just use the poll widget below to select your favorite. If you don't listen to all the tracks, just select your favorite out of the ones you listened to. :)

Do you have any other comments or suggestions for the album? :3
- Zanz

Posted 1 month ago.Show comments


Mid-February Post!

Hi, how are you?!

I'm pretty happy that I've been keeping up with posting here more often. In fact, think I'm due to write another post today! Here we go:

FAWM
February Album Writing Month is going well! I made 8 tracks so far; I'm over half-way done!! Keeping up with 14 tracks in 28 days is more difficult than I imagined because I'm often tired from school work and it leaves me uninspired. But as I said, things are going well, so it should be fiiine! :D
Read more about this!

Mine Blocks
Well I totally said I was going to have time to work on the Mine Blocks update. Well that's not entirely true. I've spent maybe an hour on the update this month so far! >_<! I have to say though, it's coming along nicely! I'll definitely have way more time for it after FAWM is over, haha.

Mine Blocks Wiki
If you have an account on the wiki, make sure you know about this. :)
There are over 16000 spam accounts on the Mine Blocks Wiki, and I really want to get rid of them. All I need you to do is check if your username is on this list. If it's not, please log in, and post to my talk page about it. That's it!
Again, if you never made an account there, don't worry!

New Game!
I'm making a Towlr-type puzzle game! It's a really really simple game. The catch is that it will not have instructions, so you have to figure out how it works first, in order to beat it!
This game might come out this month. I think it will be pretty interesting to see how you guys will think of it.

That's all for now! Thanks for reading!
- Zanz

Posted 2 months ago.Show comments


FAWM 2015 Announcement!

Hey there, friend!

I'm participating in February Album Writing Month (FAWM) this year. :)
FAWM is an event where thousands of musicians (mainly song-writers) make at least 14 songs in the month of February. It starts on February 1, and ends on February 28!

Last year I participated in FAWM, and made the album The Place That Takes Shapes! Hopefully this year I'll be able to make an even better album!

So, what would you like me to make in the album? Do you have a suggestion for a genre? Theme? Mood? Tempo? Limitation? Feel free to give your suggestions in the comments of this post! :D Keep in mind that I basically have 2 days to make each track - that's not the easiest feat!

Follow me on SoundCloud to see all of the new tracks as I release them! Please give constructive feedback on the music so I know how to improve as I make each new track!

My friends Gap, Beta, and McFunkypants will also be participating. Wish them luck too!....(That's not all! Click the link below to view the rest of the post!)

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Posted 2 months ago.Show comments


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