Category: Devlog

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Meegles Dev

Switching to Godot and a Genre Choice

Over the past month, I decided to tackle procedurally-generating the world, and have been working on implementing the Wave Function Collapse algorithm. It took several nights to get it working in Game Maker Studio, and I finally ironed out most of the issues I was having. I realized a few things in the process: Moving to Godot All of these issues got me looking at other game frameworks. I looked at libGDX a bit, Construct

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Meegles Swan
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Meegles Dev

Assets, Tiled, and Game Marketing Progress

It’s been nearly a month since my last post. During that time, I’ve been working a lot on the game, mostly on assets and learning the ins and outs of Tiled. It’s taken a few days to really get familiar with it, which I wasn’t expecting. There was definitely a lot of scratching my head going on. I’ve also been reading and learning a lot about marketing a game, thanks to Chris Zukowski’s great game

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Weeples Concept Art
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Meegles Dev

Final concept art

I think I have this concept art as far as I want to take it, which, for concept art, probably was overkill, but I figured I’d learn some things while doing it, and it would be good practice for making the real assets. I’m sure I’ll make many tweaks going forward, but it’s a start. I was starting to feel like rendering this out was taking a lot of time, and it did, so I’m

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Weeples Concept Art - Saloon
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Meegles Dev

Concept art update

I made quite a bit of progress on the concept art tonight, mostly in the saloon and mercantile structures. It’s really cool to see things start to come together! Now time for bed.

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Weeples Concept Art
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Meegles Dev

Concept art work-in-progress

I’ve been working on some concept art which is taking longer than I anticipated. I’m not yet fast at pixel art, but I’m chugging along. I’m working in Aesprite, which I’m loving. This has got me thinking about things…scale, color, and some ideas on game elements. I’m finding the limited palette both freeing and constraining at the same time. It’s freeing because I don’t have to think too much about finding colors that fit the

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Weeples Philosopher's Shack
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Meegles Dev

Philosopher’s Shack Concept

Not a lot to update, as I’ve been working on some overall concept art, but the “philosopher’s shack” is the first of the housing assets I’ve created. I’m working on a much bigger concept art piece to try to get a handle on the size of the map and just what it will look like, and it’s revealing just how much work will need to be done just for the artwork alone. Stay tuned for

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Meegles Dev

Working on Cowboy sprites and playing with Tiled

Choosing a Palette I’ve been trying to lock in a palette for the game, and I might have it. I originally created my own palette, but wasn’t satisfied with it, so I’m using a pre-existing pallet. I like the colors so far, but I’m wondering if I may need to expand the colors. It’s a 48 color palette and building an entire world on a somewhat limited palette seems like it may not be enough,

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