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Style Savvy: Fashion Forward Review

3DS_StyleSavvyFashionForward

I admit I initially dismissed the Style Savvy series as shovelware, but all the positive reviews piqued my interest enough to download the demo, and I’m glad I did. After playing through the entire demo, I was hooked and immediately went out to buy the full game.

My initial impression of Style Savvy: Fashion Forward was that it reminded me of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, except you decorate people instead of homes. The demo version primarily revolves around helping one particular stalker-like customer to copy the look of another character in the game by choosing clothes, styling her hair, and applying makeup to emulate the other character. This plot point is also present in the full game. You can also change your own look and help a variety of other customers in the shop. There is much more to do in the full game, obviously.



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Petal Quest is Now Available!

Petal Quest

My game Petal Quest is now available for purchase! Since it’s my first game, I set the retail price to $1.99, and am offering an introductory sale of 50% off until the end of July! I also need to sell at lease 5 copies by the end of the semester.

Petal Quest is an arcade-style side-scrolling brawler about a flower who must save it’s garden from being invaded by weeds. The weeds will stop at nothing to defeat the flowers and take over all of the Earth’s gardens.



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Draw Santa’s Beard!

Draw Santa's Beard Game

HoHoHo! Merry Christmas! Have you ever been at the mall and wished you could customize Santa’s beard, and make the jolly old elf look the way YOU wanted him to? No? You haven’t!? The thought never even crossed your mind? Well, you can do it anyway with this little web app thingy I made, just in time for Christmas!

And don’t think you’re limited to just his beard! You can draw his hat if you want to as well. Make him a pirate! Make him a ninja! Make him into Mrs. Claus! The possibilities are endless!



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Snowman Pong

Snowman Pong - JenniferAwesome.com

I made my Pong game even better and more Christmasy! Now it has snowmen and Christmas music. Ignore the fact that it’s kind of morbid for people made from snow to be throwing snowballs at each other for fun and enjoy!.

Merry Christmas! (Or “Happy Holidays” if you prefer.)

Use the mouse to control your snowman.

Pong!

Pong by Jen Ný

As I mentioned in my last post, I just started learning Flash on my own. Here’s the first game I made using Flash; Pong! My Pong game is just like traditional Pong, except the paddles and ball are pink, which instantly makes it better!

I’ll post the resources I used to learn how to make Pong (plus my own instructions for the things I couldn’t find tutorials for online) in my next post. For now, enjoy playing Pong (because you didn’t get enough of it in the ’80s!):



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Santa’s Arctic Escape!

Santa's Arctic Escape

Santa’s sleigh crashed in Antarctica (darn Apple maps!). He must find his sleigh so he can deliver his gifts to all the good girls and boys on Christmas Eve. Help Santa find his sleigh and escape from the frozen tundra!

There are many arctic creatures who don’t possess the spirit of Christmas and want to harm Santa. Be careful not to be attacked.



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Beach Tic-Tac-Toe

Beach Tic-Tac-Toe

The 8th game I made in Intro to Game Design was this simple tic-tac-toe game. It was just to learn the basics of scripting. I used summery beach-themed graphics because I’m already tired of this cold weather. I’m sure most other people living in Ohio agree with that sentiment.

There isn’t really much else to say; it’s tic-tac-toe. Get three pairs of your sandals in a row before the computer.



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Garden Wars

Garden Wars

Garden Wars was the 7th game I made in Intro to Game Design. It is about two flowers who are warring over control of a garden. Ridiculous concept, I know. I got the idea while playing the 3DS StreetPass game, Flower Town (I bought the bundle with all four StreetPass games). Anyway, Garden Wars is nothing like that. It’s more like a simplistic BattleTanx, but with flowers instead of bad-ass tanks.



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Poorly Drawn Pterodactyls

Poorly Drawn Pterodactyls

Poorly Drawn Pterodactyls is a shooter in which one or two (poorly drawn) pterodactyls must take down enemy aliens to save the world from total annihilation. It can be played individually or co-op.

I created all of the images (except the background) with Adobe Illustrator. The background is from BackgroundLabs.com and the music is from Jewelbeat.com. Poorly Drawn Pterodactyls is based on the Wingman Sam tutorial from The Game Maker’s Apprentice.



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PANDAmonium!

PANDAmonium!

PANDAmonium is the 5th game I created in Intro to Game Design. It’s about three cute little pandas who are lost in a bamboo forest. The pandas must work together to escape! This is a single-player game in which the player controls three pandas simultaneously to figure out how to help all three panda’s escape without dying or getting trapped. I made this game back in October.



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