Letan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Drink Coffee, Make Games

25 years old
Male
from Ottawa, Ontario

  • Activity

    • Faking It

      2 days ago

      Letan Drink Coffee, Make Games

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      Well after getting stumped on implementing bounce movement the way I wanted, it's finally coming along. Most of today's work has been spent trying to fake height in a 2D setting. I've had these simple object shadows in the project for a while, but they've never been good at handling y-axis movement while also maintaining a specified height or even allowing a flexible one for something like this bounce effect. 


      Totally put way more time into this small feature than what it's actually worth, but little things like this are the level of polish I wanna hit for Cursed Seasons.

    • Absence

      6 days ago

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      Been pretty quiet outside of Twitter lately, but I've been working on a little visual to go along with physically dropping items. Before, items were simply deleted when dropped and I decided I'd like to have the opportunity to leave an item on the ground in another zone, go gather some other items, then come back for it. Still a couple issues to fix on this and currently there's no collision associated with it so I'd like to get on that next.


      Kinda just keeping to myself lately since contract work's been in very short supply which is a total bummer, but not much that can really be done about it until more becomes available. Such is life.

    • Shop System and Gas Giants

      3 weeks ago

      Letan Drink Coffee, Make Games

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      Finished up most of the Shop interface these past couple weeks, only thing remaining is to implement Sell options on player items and doing some minor touch-ups. In the meantime, I gotta sit down and do an update task list for what I wanna work on next. Having this level of freedom is great, but at the same time it's a bit overwhelming in terms of where to go next.


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      Also did a neat practice exercise that one of my friends has been doing online to create planets using cups of coffee. I might not do more of these, but after talking with him I really wanted to at least give it a shot to see what the process was like. I love the storm swirl the coffee cream made in the bottom-left too, it's really cool to take a look at this again a couple days after I made it.

    • Taking Inventory

      1 month ago

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      Getting way deep into working on the Shop system this week with some dialogue improvements to lead into the Shop UI and a transparency mask setup to handle scrolling through vendor items. Right now I'm diving into populating shop stocks and pulling that into the actual UI window, but I'm really liking how it's coming along. Would be great to be able to demo this off this month too!

    • Shopping

      1 month ago

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      Lately I've been a bit stuck with Cursed Seasons lately with trying to figure out what I'd like to work on next. I desperately needed a break from just doing fixes, so between E3 streams a couple weeks ago I made a General Store to implement next. I'm not really into the current design since the exterior's too bland, but I've got some ideas I'd like to play around with. For the most part, it really sunk in how much I needed to do some designs on paper first so now that I've got a dedicated sketchbook for Cursed Seasons I'd like to get into the habit of using it more.


      Gotta do some dialogue system improvements this weekend to handle way more than just a single, linear chain of dialogue. From there I'll be jumping into designing the shop system and throwing that in, probably with a placeholder NPC for the time being. Things are still coming together, just a lot slower than I would've liked but that's okay.

    • Resolving Resolutions

      2 months ago

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      Getting back into Cursed Seasons this week now that I've got loads of spare time, starting with getting some of the dull technical work out of the way. Did a total UI overhaul since my previous setup was done when I had no idea how to do UI in Unity, so now everything should stay where it belongs while the resolution changes from the default.


      Main thing I've been working on is letterboxing/pillboxing all non-4:3 resolutions to preserve the SNES-like aspect. Kinda convinced myself to not stick with this as the forced setup, but for now I'd really like to get this done so I have a better display setup for doing live demos. At least if I end up going with a free aspect (super likely) I can always keep this thrown in as an option.

    • Achieving Destiny, Game Dev Docket

      3 months ago

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      Finally cleared my white whale of Destiny, the King's Fall raid. Well, only the final encounter, but with some mixed subreddit experiences it's about as much of Kings' Fall as I wanted to do. With that, I can happily go into Destiny 2 feeling very satisfied with my time spent in Destiny 1. Maybe someday I'll pick up the remaining 5 achievements I have left, but for now I've got a hefty backlog of games to play next.


      Meanwhile, after being crazy busy with contract work I've finally got some time to spend on Cursed Seasons this week. Started doing a UI overhaul over the weekend, so hopefully I can get support for all resolutions working this week. Also went back to tackling a map design problem I've had for a couple months, so maybe I'll get around to implementing that relatively soon.

    • Post-Demo Relaxation

      3 months ago

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      Demoed off the first dungeon, boss fight, trinkets, and new enemy locally this week, which went really well! Got some good feedback and a bit of validation on some ideas I had that wasn't sure if people thought would be cool or not. For now, I'm taking a bit of time off from Cursed Seasons to clear out some errands and get some contract work done during the week, but in that time I'm thinking of what I'd like to work on next. I've got a scattered list of things, but I might sit down and plan it out a bit more to be concrete with it.


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      Meanwhile, I think it's finally time for me to retire Destiny until Destiny 2 comes out. Finally killed Aksis, ventured into the Vault of Glass, and repeatedly did my almost-weekly ritual of killing Crota. I'm still debating if I'd like to do King's Fall sometime, but with randoms it's such a long haul that I'm just not sure I'll have the time for. Maybe if I luck out and find a sherpa group like I did for WotM, but I can happily end my Destiny 1 experience on this note.


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    • Prepped to Demo

      4 months ago

      Letan Drink Coffee, Make Games

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      With this past weekend, I've pretty much finished most of the tasks I wanted to do before doing another local demo of Cursed Seasons. Hopefully I'll get around to it this month or in May, but until then it's back to bug fixes and picking the next big task to work on.

    • Raining Worms

      4 months ago

      Letan Drink Coffee, Make Games

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      Finally going back to the last couple tasks related to the first boss fight. Now once it drops below 50% HP it'll move faster and start spawning Spadeworms randomly around the map.


      Got some plans tonight to work on hiding the boss after it leaves, do art for the opened entrances, and do a refactor for segmented enemies so there's no lazy copy-paste work done in the future.

  • Comments (14)

    • rachyrock FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Goddess of Noms

      6 months ago

      Tyler! Happy Warm Fuzzies day, friend!  caboose

      I am honored and so very happy to count you among my friends. I hope you've had an excellent day!

      • Letan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Drink Coffee, Make Games

        6 months ago

        Hey thanks, you too!

    • rachyrock FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Goddess of Noms

      2 years ago

      Last time I wrote anything to you was under sad circumstances, but I'm changing that today and sharing the Warm Fuzzies that are going around. Thanks for being a friend! I know I'm not the most active on here, but I perk up when I get the chance to interact with you! smiley13.gifsmiley12.gif

      • Letan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Drink Coffee, Make Games

        2 years ago

        Yup I'll be around!

      • rachyrock FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Goddess of Noms

        2 years ago

        I've met a lot of my friends on here the same way, and I was feeling kinda on the fringes before, so I know exactly where you're coming from! I'm super shy too, so don't worry about that at all smiley0.gif
        See you in the stream later?

      • Letan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Drink Coffee, Make Games

        2 years ago

        Thanks so much dude! I'm so glad I've been meeting a lot of awesome people on here through hanging out in Twitch stream chats because I was honestly feeling pretty shy and bummed out about it beforehand. Thanks for being so friendly and welcoming, and don't forget that I'm pretty much always around to chat on here as well! smiley13.gifsmiley12.gif

    • rachyrock FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Goddess of Noms

      2 years ago

      Seriously, thank you! After chatting in the stream all night, I need to be friends with all you fine folks smiley0.gif

      • rachyrock FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Goddess of Noms

        2 years ago

        Exactly. Rough times prove to be the best for bringing people together...

      • Letan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Drink Coffee, Make Games

        2 years ago

        Haha no prob, thanks for chatting as well! Always great to be in good company during shitty times. smiley0.gif

    • Raf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ShimmySham Gaming

      2 years ago

      Thanks for the add! smiley13.gif

      • Raf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ShimmySham Gaming

        2 years ago

        No problem. Just happy people had fun smiley0.gif

      • Letan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Drink Coffee, Make Games

        2 years ago

        No prob, thanks for an awesome stream last night dude!

    • Npriorprior

      2 years ago

      Thank you for the friendship!!

      • Letan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Drink Coffee, Make Games

        2 years ago

        No prob dude!

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