I've been making a game.

Friday, January 16, 2015 | 29

Howdy folks. I'd first like to apologize because I haven't been playing MMORPG's enough to really write about them. This is for two reasons in particular:

  1. They're all so bad.
  2. I'm making a stupid computer game for fun.

While the former doesn't appear to be changing any time soon, I thought I'd update everyone on exactly what I'm doing just so there is something new on the site outside of more awful MR. POD episodes.

Working Title.


ChickenSword is a single player game about a chicken and his best friend/weapon. Basically it's like Zelda 2 (platform combat + worldmap) with a bunch of features, like encounters I'm drawing from Baldur's Gate, and some other stuff I don't really care to explain right now. Here's a gif.


I've built most of the game systems already, so the game is playable but has very little content. If you'd like to try it out, shoot me and email and I'll try and get you a working build you can mess around with.

What about I Hate MMORPG's?

HOPEFULLY I'll get some inspiration from this experience, but if not, Richard Garriott has informally agreed to join me on MR. POD for a chat, and I still get pissed off about stuff ALL THE TIME. In other words, there's nothing to worry about.

I have a devlog at TIGSource for anyone who wants to follow along, but I post way more stuff on twitter.

If you'd like me to post dev updates here as well, leave a comment, but I don't see many people finding this process super-interesting. Here's another gif.

29 comments :

  1. Hehe, I must avenge my father for being fried....

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  2. Richard Garriot, eh? I hope you can get him on Mr.POD so that I can bring up the Firebombing Incident from Ultima Online. The creator was destroyed by that which he had created.

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  3. Looks like a slow year for MMOs anyway. Pretty sure that's a good thing, though.

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  4. I WILL PLAY THE SHIT OUT OF CHICKEN SWORD

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  5. Every year is a slow year for MMO's.

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  6. Awesome, I love Zombie Survival Sandbox MMOs!

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  7. Get on the news son - ESO is going B2P for PC.

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  8. This game seemingly has potential!
    I'm tipping Microsoft off, so they
    can buy you out for measly millions of dollars instead of billions
    later. You won't allow your scruples to be a hinder for corporate capitalism and inverted totalitarianism? I thought not...

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  9. What came first, the chicken or the sword?
    Bawkins:"Bock"

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  10. CHK-SRD says "The sword is mightier than the egg!"

    Bawkins: "Bock!"

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  11. Is there anyway to not die in the pyramid? And is it intended wo be able to walk out of the window and go to the forest? (and when there the game starts indefinitely from the beginning).

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  12. You might be expecting much from a pre alpha build.

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  13. I might get really excited if you post something asking for suggestions on questions for Richard Gariott :P

    I like the GIFs! Too bad twitter doesn't really do them well. I will have to pay more attention to the Chickensword.

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  14. It's all on tig source. I'm far enough along now to just put up a whole website.

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  15. Hey, cool game! I am really interested, what engine/framework do you use for development (I am Linux user and will be happy to see your game for this platform, if it is possible with development tools you use)

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  16. I'm working in GameMaker specifically so I can export to various OS

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  17. Cool! Looking for Linux demo! Wish you good luck in development :)

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  18. Yeah, well, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em!

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  19. Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?
    A: BECAUSE ALL THE OTHER n00bs WERE ON THE OTHER SIDE MAKING MEGA $$$ ON SHIT!

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  20. I know this is an older article, but I have to add that the game STILL sucks. I decided to give it another go after I started at original release in the US. The one thing I hated then (and forgot about) and hate even now is the controls. I cannot stand that they don't use the control system that ALL other MMOs use. They use it because it WORKS. If it isn't broken, don't fix it... or in this case break it. It's still monotonous, although I will give credit where credit is due. It's a beautiful game, graphically. The zones are beautiful and if you are able to play at the maximum settings, the character detail is like nothing I've seen in an MMO, also if you can play it in 3D the game really does come alive. However... I am not wanting a game to look at. I want a game to play and enjoy. This game is not enjoyable, to me, simply because of the control system. If it played like every other MMO in control systems, I would totally be on-board with this... or at least give it more than a week.

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  21. Blizzard did a TON of work making MMORPG's feel easy to play. Everyone who throws out their millions of dollars in UI research is an idiot. Period.

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  22. "Professor, we're experiencing a spike in mad levels!"

    "My God... THESE ARE THE WORST I'VE SEEN! "

    Not entirely sure what you're mad about though....

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  23. Poultry will never seem the same after this game!
    I have a title for the follow-up: "Sonic Fighting Cocks"!

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  24. Q: "How do you get down from a chicken?"
    A: "You don't, you get down from a goose!"

    A-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAR-HAR!
    *Wipes away tears of laughter*

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