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Follow the development of our side-scrolling puzzle adventure game which has you restoring life to a barren world.
Follow the development of our side-scrolling puzzle adventure game which has you restoring life to a barren world.

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On why we've been dark
The truth comes out. Here it is: My 2 year old son smashed my laptop to bits, and with it, my ability to work on Sprout. Ouch. I moved back to the United States. Looking for a good job now. When that happens, I'll find the funds for the computer, buy a nice...
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Time for an Update. I've Been Busy
Lot's of progress. We've got levels 1-6 pretty much in the bag and uh (look at the gif now), they are fun.  It's a slow build, though the first level is scandalously short. It's just a controls tutorial basically with some minor obstacles. Jumping running w...
Time for an Update. I've Been Busy
Time for an Update. I've Been Busy
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Well shit.
Was a really unproductive day yesterday. Spent the entire day trying to code in a system for platforms that would, after the player jumps on them, activate a shader to change texture and then, after some time, melt the object or remove it as if it was being...
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Storytelling
Something I've struggled with all along. How to tell the story. A game of our size has a limited budget. That means no cutscenes. Few story cards. No voice overs. So what are we left with? In-game text? Being a big fan of rhyming, I thought I might shake my...
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2 down, 14 to go.
Ive finished 2 now, properly introducing the flying enemies, gas traps, skullhounds, and gameplay controls. Ive developed a new arc for game progression wherein the player will spend 3 levels in each terrain type. Hopefully this will sufficiently mix things...
2 down, 14 to go.
2 down, 14 to go.
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Life.
Had a tough semester. Nearly failed. Woulda wasted $4,000. Couldnta failed. Had to put Sprout's Tale on the back burner. About a month and a half ago I fractured my lower back and the xray revealed some complicated spinal shit that totally sucks. So that al...
Life.
Life.
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Creating a sense of change
When I was very young and the weather had warmed up at the end of spring, I spent the afternoon's after school at a creek in a small wood. During that time of the year, while the melted snow from winter was still adding its volume to the streams of the Mid-...
Creating a sense of change
Creating a sense of change
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Grass grows flowers
A very long time ago, Sprout's Tale was 2D. Some of you may remember, but if you don't, take a look: During those times, Sprout had quite a few differences, but it was still more or less the same game. One of the key things I liked about the grass back then...
Grass grows flowers
Grass grows flowers
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The 5 Most Important Lessons I've Learned from Game Development
It's been a long road and I've had to deal with a fair share of ups and downs along the way. But as with any difficult thing, its been an incredible learning experience. I've decided to share some of the the biggest, most life-changing lessons that I've got...
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Squashing bugs
So the demo level is pretty much finished. I'm talking about this thing we're going to send out to the press and a select few testers. And yet, we still have a TON of work to do before we can put it in anyone's hands. There's tons of BIG, OBVIOUS  bugs, lik...
Squashing bugs
Squashing bugs
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