My goal with The Proton Orders was to make a game I have wanted to play since a while back now; Something like Earth Defense Force mixed with Borderlands, a third person shooter where you defeat tons of enemies, collect loot, upgrade your character to unlock skills and abilities to rinse and repeat over and over. I wanted to make a product that could be commercially viable, something that became an issue later on.
Legend of Loadaia is a 'GameJam' game based around the theme of interactive loading screens, mostly because of the old Namco patent expiring. I had the idea to make a game where you'd wish to stay in interactive loading screens as long as possible because after that you get to fight an impossibly though boss. You unlock minigames by spending crystals in a shop and you upgrade them - and your character, in various ways - up until the point where you can defeat that incredibly dangerous enemy.
Area 15:51:51 is a 'GameJam' project focused around procedural generation of content. It uses this mechanic to generate rooms, music and text. The inspiration came to me from looking at the ProcJam 2015 art pack that was gracefully provided to help designers with finding assets to make their game with. I had fun writing the algorithms to create the music - even though it might not sound like much more than bleeps and bloops - and the way the text is spat out from computer is pretty neat. I think I've done a few neat things with this game.
PoutineTime is another 'GameJam' project, because - as you might have read in one of my recent blog entries - I have issues with quickly making stuff that works and GameJams are the best way to make smaller games and also to get my name out there in a small way! I've decided to make a two player competitive BurgerTime ripoff where you make poutines instead of burgers, and while it was a pain to have everything work, I feel that it's a cool ripoff!
My goal with Jesterquest 3D was to remake an old game from a dead system called 'Videoway' using 3D graphics. The controls are still 2D, but the maps are more or less made out of 3D elements and primitives. I wanted to remake the game while adding some power-ups that weren't present in the original.