Our title “MoonGold: Flash Arcade Shoot ‘Em Up” has stopped development some months ago now. This is not a farewell, more like a see you. The game will resume up again later, starting all over again using most of the material created to date. There are many reasons, one of them is the lack of time to work at the game art, another one because of the possible dissolution of our work team “3guys1game” organized at Po3. But never mind, we expect a much better result after this long pause.
Boy, it has been a long time since our last update. Everyone knows about how fatal are last months of college but that was excessive. Lucky we’re now finally back for an intense summer! It’s sad but we can’t provide such a big update from this last quarter but small details. Some songs have been recomposed with a better rhythm. I’m attaching the new “Crab Pincers and Surf” doodle, however, still needs some fixes. I’m also sharing a bit from the HUD. In other hands, we made some more enemy doodles. Who wants to see again the particle effect we shared on Twitter months ago? Here’s the link.
We’re also interested in Microsoft XNA. We have already tried some stuff, specially with Robin Debreuil’s SWF2XNA, but no luck at all so far. Problem is we need to jump from ActionScript and learn some C# if we want to make an XBOX360 port someday, doesn’t look hard at all but it is important to learn the basics. The blog has some minimal changes such shareaholic. That’s all… by the way, JOYCOT Games is now 2 years old.
It took us a long quarter to start with a new blog entry. As always happens, we finally write something in there. You can easily notice the blog is now also available for Spanish people. We must remind our readers that English is not out native language but Spanish. We’ll try to update regularly without writing too many news on one same entry.
Lately, we had been working hard with MoonGold and I’ll dare to say if we keep working like this the game will be finished at the end of the year without any problem. You cannot image how our engine improved within the limits of ActionScript 2.0. On the other hand, I would like to announce that our Facebook is finally receiving updates directly from Twitter and we made a forum under construction we do not plan to open up for months. MoonGold will be available in 6 languages: German, French, Spanish, English, Chinese and Japanese.
Hey fellas, we’re back writing a new entry today. We worked on that new Kazami clock widget you can actually see in the sidebar, it’s nice isn’t it? It basically tells your current machine time and walks randomly with some funny faces (it distracted me several times while writing this entry). A better version will be uploaded when it’s completely done and we will probably make it also downloadable for anyone who would like to use it. We also recorded how the sprites were done this time, check out the video.
I’ll like to remind Kazami Chichinabo is actually JOYCOT’s mascot and main character of MoonGold, the game we’re currently working on. In other hand, we had been on deviantART “begging” for points. Sounds wrong but it’s because we want make an art contest to have some fanart and spread the word about the game when it comes out. It will be a great chance to giveaway some subscription and games. We had also started making sketches of our future website which includes some interesting sections. Currently, we’re reorganizing from the beginning every MoonGold file… We’re pretty disordered (main fault why is taking this game so much).