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John D. Moore
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No one has said anything in this community, so I'm going to take that opportunity to first say "Hi everyone! Welcome to the indie game developers community on Google Plus!" My name is John, and I'm a hobbyist developer who's been making games for about 16 years in my free time.  

And then I'm going to plug my game I just released, Caverns of Khron!  It's freeware, features over 50 levels, and has been the target of my free time for the last year.  If you're interested!

If you're not interested, that's ok!  Just welcome!

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Caverns of Khron is today available for download!   It's free, and it features dozens of levels and music by the always-amazing WiL Whitlark.  Get ti today! </serious self-promotion>

Fantastically productive day on my game, Caverns of Khron, today.  Finished three new levels--featuring bullet hell dodgin in a platformer--and now sporting fantastic music by Wil Whitlark.  Hopefully can get it out in about a month.

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Over the last two weeks, I have made 23 games for Glorious Trainwrecks's GDC Pirate Kart V (all made in <3.5 hours), which is being shown on the floor of GDC Play through tomorrow. Below's a link to all the games I've submitted to the site. We're trying to get up to a total of 1,000 games before GDC Play ends tomorrow, so if you've got the inclination, MAKE A GAME and submit it.

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New quickie game, a holiday-ish Lemmings-ish puzzle-ish platformer-ish game thing.

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So, I'm (ever so slowly) working on this paper for a class (due Thursday!) contrasting the depictions of the elderly in postwar and contemporary Japanese cinema. One of the main throughlines I'm looking at is the varying adaptations of the Obasuteyama legend. I'm spending a lot of time talking about both Kinoshita Keisuke's 1958 Ballad of Narayama and Shindo Kaneto's 1999 Ikitai. It's pretty wonderful how Shindo's film opens with recreations of the final two shots of Kinoshita's film.
I also watched Imamura's 1983 Ballad of Narayama, which uses the same Fukuzawa Shichiro novel as its source material, but I'm mostly ignoring it for the purposes of the paper. As an original-remake pair, though Kinoshita and Imamura's is just about the best I can think of. They take wildly different approaches, one a consciously theatrical place complete with a narrator that sounds like he's out of a bunraku performance, and the other with a dedication to brutal naturalism. Both are wonderfully effective.
Meanwhile, Shindo Kaneto is turning 100 next year, and just released his latest film in Japan this year. He's also a tremendous filmmaker, just generally. I'm gonna try to catch up with my severe deficiencies in his filmography over the break. I think I'd like to do more work on him in the future.
Anyway, there's a little stray rambling about what I should really be working on writing right now. You're welcome, Plussers!
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My most recent game for Glorious Trainwrecks's game-making blitzkrieg events, "Frank Sinatra in 'River, Stay Away from My Door.'"

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Today, it is DOG DISCO that keeps me going.
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