It's been a real long while since I gave any updates, and while I don't have any conceptual stuff to show, I do have some news. I have finally purchased Game Maker Studio 2, so I can actually begin work on the game itself. I'm sure it'll take me a while to figure out the program, but I'm looking forward to testing a bunch of concepts that I have.
Hey man, that drawing is awesome.
Did you do the poses/composition yourself or are you referencing something? Either way, it looks really professional. Confident lines, confident shading. I'm sure your racing game friends would appreciate your art to be honest.
I loved all the different cups for the drinks, that slime cup! And I scrolled through this a bit yesterday and the Weekly Hunter's Feast looks crazy, reminds me of WoW feasts too. Looking at this again now, I'm realizing how much time this would've taken to make, awesome job.
I never had a clue this thread existed.
The Tony Hawk series has changed my life. Biggest impact any media has had on my life. Period. I've see so many of the bands, rappers, and rap groups listed above live in concert. I own multiple vinyl albums from some of these groups, I own tons of classic skate videos with some of this music in them, I have the best memories of my life skateboarding with friends because of this series (and playing it at night at sleepovers).
Underground is my favourite for a few reasons but if we keep it soundtrack, it matched the "underground" theme of the game. A lot of the music in here was fresh in 2003. I come to think of Cannibal Ox's "Iron Galaxy" off their now classic album "The Cold Vein". That was when NYC hip hop went three directions: The classic boom bap sound, the new Swizz style beats of DMX/hype anthems like Dipset/gangsta rap like 50 Cent. Then there was this underground lane of like esoteric hardcore storytelling mixed with thick textured production. That was Cannibal Ox with El-P and that whole Def Jux movement. It was underground but had a PUNCH. Then over on the west coast, dudes like Del the Funky Homosapien were reinventing themselves with concept albums in Deltron 3030. Both groups had songs in this game.
Underground was like a mainstream product that lifted up a vibrant underground music scene from the time. I don't think I was into underground hip hop and certainly never listened to hardcore punk until 2003 when this game came out. I was only like 8 years old after all. Up to then I was really into 50 Cent, and Green Day on the rock side of things, Sabbath on the metal side. The rest is history.
@oscillator Cubivore was just so outrageous that I had to buy it upon launch (glad I did too considering the damn price it fetches these days). I finally completed the game last year only to discover that in order to get the good ending, you need to mutate into 100 different varieties! So not I gotta do a New Game + to try and turn into the remaining 30 or so while redoing the storyline in order to try and get the true ending.
Such a bizarre game.
thanks for the support. it means a lot to me to just have people read this and reply. I'm definitely trying to get control of things, trying to reach out to local churches to see if they can offer any help as I've read sometimes they do. I'm far from religious though so it feels kind of disingenuous, but trying anything I can at this point. tried applying to a few places for a personal loan but unfortunately my credit isn't good enough for something like that.
as of today, mentally I'm just pretty numb. literally sat on my couch for a few hours staring at my tv (which was off). I'm sure things will get worse as more days pass without a resolution, but I'm trying to keep myself from thinking about that too much. just a terrible situation, I wouldn't wish this on anyone. was told yesterday to check about my social security number as well so it seems like this is more widespread than I thought.