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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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