Friday, June 20, 2008
Day 110: Action 52 Friday with Megalonia
Overheard at the Action Enterprises offices:
"Hey, isn't that the gun sprite I designed for my guy who shoots aliens and jumps over holes game?"
"Yeah, I needed it for my spaceship game."
"But it's a pistol."
"I don't care, man. Look, the boss only gave me an hour to finish this thing, I don't have time to design sprites."
"'Only' an hour? Dude, I did Chill Out in twenty minutes, conception to finished game."
"Wow, that's awesome. I wish I was as good a programmer as you. I spent four hours on Ooze and it still didn't come out the way I wanted."
"Hey, man, don't sweat it. Tell you what, I've got a few minutes, I'll help you out here."
"That'd be awesome."
"So what are we calling this thing?"
"I was going with 'Megalonia'."
"Oh, I like it. It has that whole doesn't mean anything Galaga vibe going. What have you got so far?"
"Well, I have a spaceship that flies from left to right shooting at other spaceships."
"Dude, this game's already done! Why are we sitting here?"
"Really? It doesn't need anything else?"
"Nope. Let's go see if the vending machine has any of those mini donuts."