September 3rd, 2007

Hmm, International Talk Like A Pirate Day is coming soon..

There's a pirate "game" on Facebook, and actually I think it's kinda lame, boring even...

I told myself "I'm no Shigeru Miyamoto or a Roberta Williams (Yes, there are famous female game makers), but I could probably do a better pirate game than this! "

Then I realized International Talk Like A Pirate Day was coming, and thought it would be the perfect day to release a pirate game... Then I realized it's in barely two weeks! Yikes! ^^;

It will probably be a more coffee break-ish game, as in the game you only play for 5-15 minutes a day, like any PopCap game, only free!

The question is... Do you think I can make it? It certainly will be a challenge, but with Game Maker, it's certainly doable! :3

My pirate-y idea! X3

Ooh... I think I've decided how the pirate game I'm making for Talk Like a Pirate Day is going to be!

.... It's going to have a pirate kitten, not a LOLkitty though!

It's basically going to be some sort of Arkanoid / Breakout clone, where the kitty bounce off it's ship.... which is a pie shaped (pie-rate, get it?)

And the "booty" will be tasty yumminess! X3

And here is were I need a bit of feedback...

Is it pirate-y enough or should I turn the items into gold and diamonds and stuff? I could also give some of the food item eye patches and bandanas maybe? Would it feel to wrong to eat food with a face? Since it's an arakanoid clone the items should take more than one hit, which is why I chose food since each hit could be a bite, and seeing a cookie half eaten with a face.... I dunno...

I'd really appreciate if anybody know where I get free watery / beachy / piratey music, legally, of course and kitty sounds too!

I'll probably start doing for pixel art for it before going to bed unless everybody thinks it's a bad idea...