Archive for March, 2015

More game-making updates

My adventures with game development is REALLY sporadic. Despite having an idea of what I want to make and how to make it, for whatever reason whenever I open the engine I get mentally bombarded with “But I haven’t got XYZ ready yet! I can’t make anything!!!” And then I don’t feel like worknig on the game anymore. It’s silly, but it happens *sigh*

But I’m slowly starting to make the necessary things for the project. My dad gave me the idea of making the game somewhat South East Asia-themed. Something like “What if Takayama Ukon went down to South East Asia under happier circumstances, instead of because he was being chased by the government for beign a Christian” kind of thing. But in the end we just threw out history altogether and make it into a random samurai guy on a diplomacy/sightseeing trip down SEA.

Aaaand one of our stops is pesudo-Singapore:


Now it kind of feels funny bringing this up because Lee Kuan Yew just passed away earlier today, but… eh…

Anyways. If you never heard of it before, the original(?) name for Singapore is Singapura, which means “Lion City”. Singa = Lion, Pura = city. So in this game the “singa” is like the kingdom’s royal mascot or something, heh. Originally for this quest I was gonna use the default chimera as the “singa”, or maybe the Byakko from the special Japan-themed graphics pack, but I thought “Heck, it’s Singapore. It’s not Singapore without the Merlion.”

So I made a merlion:

Merlion edits

It’s cobbled together from some kind of fish monster and the Guardian Lion-dog thingy (komainu). It’s ugly and terrible and horrid, and I love it XD

Now to make the pixel form. It’s the painful part, because for whatever reason the Japan pack doesn’t have the sprite version of the komainu. I guess I’ll just… try fiddling with the tiger sprite or something.


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Happy Birthday(?) Hideyoshi charabento

Weelll… according to Wikipedia Hideyoshi’s birthday is in March, but the dates differe between the Japanese and the English Wiki. Wiki JP says it’s 17 March, Wiki EN says it’s… 26 or 27, I forgot.

I made this on the 17th, but blugh, I’m not fond of WordPress’s rather tedious way of posting so I completely forgot to crosspost it here after posting it on Facebook and Instagram.

It’s an omurice of sorts.

Classic omurice has chicken fried rice inside, but I felt like having salmon that day, so it’s salmon fried rice instead. If that discounts it from being an omurice, then whatever.

His face is made out of canned tuna. It made his face look all lumpy and everything, but I don’t have better alternatives. Smoked ham is too dark, and unlike in the US we don’t have smoked turkey around here *sigh* There’s the obvious nori sheets, and then there’s sliced carrotsand some tomato.

Didn’t have nice flowery cookie cutters so I cut out the darn flowers manually with a knife. And I think the gourd umajirushi don’t stand out enough against the omelette. I should’ve added more ketchup, I guess. Those gourds was made from mashed potatoes and I thought they would’ve been pale enough to stand out against the yellow background, but then it turns out that it wasn’t, so I tried to make it dark instead by added ketchup, buuuuut it still isn’t quite enough.

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