Tag Archive for indie games

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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Free Content for Indie Developers – Part 2

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I posted a list of websites offering free content that can be used by indie developers back in 2013. Here is another list of a few more resources that I have discovered since then.

Art Assets:

OpenGameArt – OpenGameArt.org offers a variety of art assets that can be used in your game. Make sure to check the licensing restrictions for each piece you use.



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Busy Bee

Combee - Pokemon

This semester has been super busy so far. Between my four classes, planning my wedding, and keeping Dinosauring.com updated, I haven’t had time to blog here.

For Advanced Game Programming, I have to make a game and sell at least five copies by the end of the semester. I chose to make a 2D side-scrolling beat ’em up game. I haven’t thought of a name for the game yet, but you play as a flower who has to save a garden from evil weeds (like dandelions!) who are trying to take over. It will be for PC, and I’m using XNA. I’ll post more details about it here later with a link to purchase. It will likely be between $0.99-$1.99.



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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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