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  1. Comment on Making sense of VRChat, the metaverse people actually like in ~tech

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    Super cool video! I kind of want to check out VR chat now, but I feel like it wouldn't be right to try it without VR and I don't really want to buy a headset just because of it. I feel like I...

    Super cool video! I kind of want to check out VR chat now, but I feel like it wouldn't be right to try it without VR and I don't really want to buy a headset just because of it. I feel like I would have a lot of fun creating my avatar and making "worlds" for it if I was younger, it reminds me of warcraft 3 mapmaker and gamemaker and similar things and could inspire a ton of people to start being creative which is amazing!

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  2. Comment on What's something you've made or done recently that you'd like to show off? in ~creative

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    I don't really do pixel art too much, but if I'll ever do a big project using it I might buy Asesprite. I've heard good stuff about it before. But I have to say I was quite impressed with...

    I don't really do pixel art too much, but if I'll ever do a big project using it I might buy Asesprite. I've heard good stuff about it before. But I have to say I was quite impressed with LibreSprite, it was able to do everything I wanted to do with it and it was quite intuitive. Goxel, the program I used for voxel art was a bit janky though. I think there are definitely better programs for voxel art than it. It still did the job though!

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  3. Comment on What's something you've made or done recently that you'd like to show off? in ~creative

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    Ludum Dare 50 (a "competition" where thousands of people create a game from start to finish in 48(or 72) hours) happened three weeks ago, and the results just came in today. This was my 14th time...

    Ludum Dare 50 (a "competition" where thousands of people create a game from start to finish in 48(or 72) hours) happened three weeks ago, and the results just came in today. This was my 14th time doing LD. I've created a weird game for it named "Eschaton, Dark Forest of the". I am pretty proud of it. It was my first time trying voxel graphics and also using a pixel art program called LibreSprite, I always like to try something new so I used a kind of 2.5d look for the game.

    The resulting ratings the game got are also quite nice, maybe the best I got so far. I am always particularly surprised by how ok audio ratings I now get on my games, considering a few years ago I was unable to make any listenable music, and because I still always feel my music is not very good.

    10 votes
  4. Comment on Tom Scott plus Florian Gadsby make a mug in ~creative

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    I absolutely loved this new Tom Scott plus video. After watching it I checked out another video by Florian Gadsby and I have to say I am absolutely awe struck. Watching him work is absolutely...

    I absolutely loved this new Tom Scott plus video. After watching it I checked out another video by Florian Gadsby and I have to say I am absolutely awe struck. Watching him work is absolutely mesmeric, and he has such pleasant voice over. Really recommend checking his channel out.

    I tried pottery when I was really young, but I kind of want to give it a try again someday now.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Megathread for news/updates/discussion of Russian invasion of Ukraine - February 26-27 in ~news

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    Thanks for sharing that article. Agreed, this seems like it definitely could lead to Putin's end. I hope Russia will get a sane leader like Gorbachev again. It is terrible that so many people will...

    Thanks for sharing that article.

    Agreed, this seems like it definitely could lead to Putin's end. I hope Russia will get a sane leader like Gorbachev again. It is terrible that so many people will have to pay for it with their lives.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on Ask Tildes: What small purchase has vastly improved your life? in ~life

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    I'll echo what PetitPrince said :). It is so convenient to use a rice cooker and so low effort! I was also a bit skeptical of having such a weirdly specialized appliance just for rice, but it is...

    I'll echo what PetitPrince said :). It is so convenient to use a rice cooker and so low effort!

    I was also a bit skeptical of having such a weirdly specialized appliance just for rice, but it is so great and I don't regret getting one at all. If you make rice often it will definitely be worth it, and even if you didn't I bet you would start making rice more often!
    (I am not paid by big rice, though it may seem like it, I am just unreasonably happy with my rice cooker :))

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Ask Tildes: What small purchase has vastly improved your life? in ~life

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    A rice cooker. I am not a good cook at all. Having a rice cooker makes me have a great side for anything I make. And wow the rice is so great compared to how it used to taste when I made it...

    A rice cooker. I am not a good cook at all. Having a rice cooker makes me have a great side for anything I make. And wow the rice is so great compared to how it used to taste when I made it without a rice cooker, cause I am bad. I love rice. I love rice cookers.

    20 votes
  8. Comment on The Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) 2021 Showcase Thread in ~talk

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    So I have finally read the two blog posts about tracking media. Again, really well written, reading your writing is so pleasant! I find your system of keeping track of media you want to read very...

    So I have finally read the two blog posts about tracking media. Again, really well written, reading your writing is so pleasant!

    I find your system of keeping track of media you want to read very interesting. I probably don't need anything like this, because most of the time I don't really have a queue of stuff I want to read/play/listen to. Whenever I find something nice, I just consume it immediately, or if I don't have the time immediately, create a bookmark in my browser for it. Most of the time I have exactly nothing queued up like this. For things that take a longer time like games, I just make a mental note, which has been good enough so far, for example currently I want to play Mother 3.

    I can really relate to your second article. Tracking stuff like this really feels good, I don't really even know why, guess just having it as an habit is somehow comforting. I use RYM to track and rate music I listen to, I am really happy with it so far, using it for around two years now I think. I can understand what you said about it being a bit strange to "expose" so much about yourself by publicly sharing everything you listened to. I am ok with it though :), so far at least. I don't really track other media, because I don't really watch too many movies, or read too many books. I listen to a ton of music, and being able to put all music I listen to into a kind of huge tier list is just really fun :D.

    I also keep something similar to a diary, where I occasionally write down media I especially enjoy. As you said -- it is really cool to be able to read about what kind of random stuff I enjoyed a few years ago. It is really interesting to see how much I change, but also stay the same.

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  9. Comment on The Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) 2021 Showcase Thread in ~talk

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    Thank you so so much! I am so happy to read your experience playing through the game, really thank you for writing it out. Spoilers reply I am really happy that you noticed that you were slowing...

    Thank you so so much! I am so happy to read your experience playing through the game, really thank you for writing it out.

    Spoilers reply I am really happy that you noticed that you were slowing down, I was wondering if it will be too minor for people to notice when playing, especially as it is happening over quite a long time period.

    Yes, your interpretation is pretty much spot on, what you wrote is pretty much exactly what I was aiming for with the game! If I understand correctly that your insomnia has gotten better, I am really happy for you. That sounds like it has been a terrible experience. I am lucky enough that I don't have it too bad, I just quite often have a really hard time falling asleep, but I always do manage to fall asleep. I'll never understand how can other people just lie down and instantly be asleep though.

    Ad Godot:
    I really enjoy working with it so far. I have been using Unity for a very long time and decided to check out Godot only this year, after hearing that it now has pretty good C# support. I've used it for one Ludum Dare game and also for a game I was making for about one month, before indefinitely pausing work on it. I can confirm the C# support is quite good, I had basically zero problems using it so far. GD script seems to be the most supported language, so online resources tend to use it most of the time, but rewriting GD script code to C# is never any real problem.

    I think I enjoy it even more then Unity, for example using "scenes" for everything instead of prefabs like Unity does. but it is also obviously much smaller than Unity, which has an incredible amount of money behind it, so for any large projects I would probably still use Unity. But for jam games and small projects I think Godot is perfect. And that is pretty much all I make :), so I expect to use it a lot more in the future.

    Again thank you very much, it makes me very happy that you connected to the experience the game provided :).

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  10. Comment on The Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) 2021 Showcase Thread in ~talk

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    No no no :D :D, it really is understandable :D. Being boring is even partly the point of the game. I had my friend play it and he told me that it is making him fall asleep, and I just said "good"....

    No no no :D :D, it really is understandable :D. Being boring is even partly the point of the game. I had my friend play it and he told me that it is making him fall asleep, and I just said "good". It definitely isn't my best work, at least considering video games, but thank you :).

    3 votes
  11. Comment on The Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) 2021 Showcase Thread in ~talk

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    Cool! Good to know. Thank you :). There is another very short section with nothing new really after that. Yep getting bored by the game is very understandable :D.

    Cool! Good to know. Thank you :). There is another very short section with nothing new really after that. Yep getting bored by the game is very understandable :D.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on The Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) 2021 Showcase Thread in ~talk

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    Ah, too bad :(, as always browser builds are very janky, and having the game be first person makes them even jankier. It is very convenient to allow people to play the game in browser, but there...

    Ah, too bad :(, as always browser builds are very janky, and having the game be first person makes them even jankier. It is very convenient to allow people to play the game in browser, but there are so many issues with it every time. Browsers seem to not like having the mouse be locked without user input, so it couldn't have been done automatically that's why pressing F1 after loading in is needed, thinking about it now I should have definitely written that directly in the game as well. But if that still didn't work, I am not sure. Out of curiosity which browser are you using? I tested it in Firefox and in Chrome.

    Using A and D for turning could have worked you are correct. I didn't do it like that because it isn't intuitive for people to play first person games like that these days, but yeah, giving the players this as an option would have been good.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on The Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) 2021 Showcase Thread in ~talk

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    I've read Grades as communication, it was written so well! The length felt just right, the formatting is really nice, it is just a great article! Reading through it, I was once again reassured...

    I've read Grades as communication, it was written so well! The length felt just right, the formatting is really nice, it is just a great article! Reading through it, I was once again reassured that I definitely could not be a teacher, all these questions you have posed seem pretty much impossible to answer.

    I am looking forward to reading the two other blog posts too :).

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  14. Comment on The Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) 2021 Showcase Thread in ~talk

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    Insomnia, the Dark Forest of A very short walking simulator game. If you would like to play the game, you can download it or play it in browser at this itch.io link. The source code for the game...
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    Insomnia, the Dark Forest of

    A very short walking simulator game.

    If you would like to play the game, you can download it or play it in browser at this itch.io link. The source code for the game is also available at the link, because why not. The game really is quite short, should take just a bit over 10 minutes to finish. Fair warning, the browser version is a bit wonky and takes a long long time to load (it is a 40MB download), but it should work. The controls should be obvious, but they are mentioned on the itch.io page. If you are playing in browser you will need to press F1 when it is done loading to lock your mouse, to be able to look around. Oh and also it is mouse and keyboard only, sorry to anyone who would like to play on mobile -- if someone really wants to, I could record me playing through the game and put it on Youtube or somewhere.

    I am going to talk about the game a bit ahead, so if you'd like to play the game, I'd recommend playing it first before continuing reading:
    I am quite happy with how the game turned out. There's basically nothing in it, partly because it was created in quite a short amount of time and partly because I liked how simple it is. I The guitar track was recorded in basically just two takes, which is really different for me, normally I mess up a single note somewhere or decide I don't like something and do everything again, many many times, but here I decided to just roll with it and have it basically just be me jamming for some time.

    I would really love to hear what you guys thought about the game if you do play it! I kind of want to talk more about it but I also kind of want to hear your guys opinion first before telling you my own :).

    And again, thank you to @kfwyre for hosting Timasomo, I always enjoy getting to do more creative stuff and be able to show it to you cool people :).

    14 votes
  15. Comment on Timasomo 2021 Thread #5: Final Update Thread in ~creative

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    Just finished and uploaded the game to itch io. Most work on the game was done over about 3 days, because I was busy/kept getting distracted by other stuff. I make low effort games in short time...

    Just finished and uploaded the game to itch io. Most work on the game was done over about 3 days, because I was busy/kept getting distracted by other stuff. I make low effort games in short time periods quite often though. But I have also recorded some stuff for the game during other days and most importantly I thought a lot about what the game will be during other days.

    I'll wait for the showcase next week to show the game to you guys. It is a very minimalist game, if it can even be called a game. I even played around with a bit more stuff for the game but ended up cutting most of it, some of it didn't really fit because it was too intense, I guess I wanted to make the game as boring as possible.

    5 votes
  16. Comment on The Game Awards 2021 nominee list in ~games

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    Can't wait to see some random mediocre AAA game win 5 awards again. I think I prefer the steam awards because I can at least nominate games I like, even though I like they won't win anyways. But...

    Can't wait to see some random mediocre AAA game win 5 awards again. I think I prefer the steam awards because I can at least nominate games I like, even though I like they won't win anyways.

    But even though I don't really love that the show is just about giving the few newest AAA games a ton of awards, I still kind of like watching it. I also always wonder how much do the ads cost for this show, cause there are so so so so many ads there.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on Timasomo 2021 Thread #4: Update Thread 3 in ~creative

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    I managed to at least start making the game last week. I didn't do too much, but I think I got pretty much all the scaffolding needed to make the game. I have chosen Godot as the engine for the...

    I managed to at least start making the game last week. I didn't do too much, but I think I got pretty much all the scaffolding needed to make the game. I have chosen Godot as the engine for the game, which I previously used for one Ludum Dare game. Also I have decided to make the game using a very simplistic art style, partly cause it looks cool to me and partly cause it will save me a lot of time and allow me to make more stuff.

    I probably wont get too too much more done over the next week, so it will be a very minimalist game, but it will be a game. Also, today I spent about an hour jamming on guitar, and recorded a part of it which I will use as music for the game. I kind of like having such impromptu low effort music in my games. Even if I try hard to make good music I am not sure I like it that much more than when I just randomly record me doing random stuff.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Timasomo 2021 Thread #3: Update Thread 2 in ~creative

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    I'll be honest, I haven't really started yet. I've been quite busy with stuff most days and when I had free time, (like for example today) I didn't work on the project. I should have tomorrow and...

    I'll be honest, I haven't really started yet. I've been quite busy with stuff most days and when I had free time, (like for example today) I didn't work on the project. I should have tomorrow and the day after pretty much free so I hope I'll be able to get some stuff done, because after that the next weekend I'll be busy and there's no guarantee I'll have time during the next week again. Still, even though I didn't really begin yet, I promise I will make a game. It might not be very impressive, but it will be a game. I have made a game in 2 days many times before and I have even created a game in 0 hours, so I will definitely be able to create a game in 14 days!

    One day a week ago I went on a walk and gathered some references and recorded some sounds for the game I was thinking of making. But because I have nothing concrete created, at least I can still change my mind on what game I'll make.

    2 votes