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DPAD – moves
A – shoots
Y – asteroid mover
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> Player 1
W,A,D – moves
V – shoots
SPACE – asteroid mover
> Player 2
ARROW KEYS – moves
CTRL – shoots
SHIFT – asteroid mover
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ESC – QUIT
R – RESET
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Asteroid mover only moves asteroids medium and large asteroids.
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I wrote and recorded these in the early 00′s before my vocal surgery.
Added new backing vocals with my new voice in 2014.
If you have a deep voice and would like to have a higher natural range I highly recommend the Femlar from here : www.voicedoctor.net
I decided this would be fun to have for each of my games to kinda give people a summary of aspects of each game, and I figured I might as well share! :3 If you enjoy my free content, please consider becoming a patron or making a one time donation!
You will need Compacta Bd BT font for this template.
This week I speak about gender identity, transition, social justice warriors, and suicide.
This is a great photoshop template to use alongside my Atari Cartridge template if you want to give people “screenshots” to go along with your game. :3 Sorry, I didn’t create a front cover template because I just happened to be making this for myself and figure I’d share the love. I highly recommend doing some research on Atari boxes if you want to organize the text a bit more authentically, otherwise you are welcome to use it as is. :3
Oh, and as with the other template, you are going to need the font MumboSSK which you should be able to easily find online.
I’m fiercely active being creative on a daily basis. Whether it’s writing and recording music, creating digital illustrations of otherworldly creatures, muxing around with pixel art, or often times even creating video game oddities with strange emotional resonance, I am at my soul, have been, and always will be, a follower of creative passions.
Unfortunately having the freedom to create full time requires that my most basic human needs are met, which means making a living wage that can put food on the table, a roof over my head, health care would be nice since I’m in my 30′s and only getting older, and of course the ability to take care of my kitties, all rescued from shit living conditions years ago. :3
On top of my creative work, I’m also active in advocating for the free speech of others, the creative potential of everyone, and I do so through my podcasts, game jams, and general communications via twitter and elsewhere online as people need my help.
I spend 40+ hour weeks on these things, and I feel my creative output, quality, and the support I give others is worth being supported by those who are privileged enough to have extra money to spend on things like fast food, expensive drinks and popcorn at the movies, or Starbucks coffee. I often like to joke with people that they should consider me their weight loss plan. Spend $1 on me so you don’t buy that extra sized bucket of popcorn at the movies. :3
So if you feel the same way, and you can do without $1 of luxury every month to make sure someone like me can continue to pursue such things full time, please consider becoming a patron via the side bar. If you think a monthly commitment of even $1 is too much, then consider becoming a one time contributor, or gifting me something from Amazon, or if you like to shop at Amazon, you can use the link in the side bar and I’ll get a percentage of the sales! :D
022 – Suffer a Fool
I had this idea for a #genderjam game that mutated and twisted an element of childhood in a strange feminist matriarchy patriarchy mishmash of culture and memory.
When I was young, I had a school mate who loved to throw Victorian Tea Parties, where her and her friends would dress up in period wear and have tea. At least, that’s how I remember it. My dream as a child was to have tea with them, to play dress up, be one of the girls and well… that’s really all there was to it. I never had the courage to ask if I could be invited over. I didn’t feel like it was appropriate. I must not have been more than eight or nine when this was all happening. Somehow the idea of what was wrong and right in regards to gender had been beaten into my head, although I have tried time and time again to dig back into the past, even talking with my parents about it, and I have yet to come up with a concrete idea of how I learned what gender was “supposed” to be.
Either way, I hold close to my heart this memory of never belonging with these girls growing up. Never getting the opportunity to express myself the way I wished. I was thinking about this in regards to the #genderjam. I wanted to do something that was autobiographical, and for a while now I’ve been considering doing a straight up autobiography in video game form. I imagined a game that would take people through mini-games of my most intense memories. It’d probably be an on-going project… but anyhow… thinking about that, and the #genderjam, a sudden burst of inspiration leaked into my conscious. The idea of doing a Victorian Tea Party, where you, as a clown, had to try and navigate around a room to take part in the Party. The thing is, with your big clown feet, you’d be clumsy and pretty much be guaranteed to ruin everything. You’d have to try and go through some steps of pouring tea and drinking it, without making the girls at the party too cross, otherwise they’d kick you out.
Amusingly enough, the idea really sprang from the fact I always used to think my feet looked like big clown’s feet and was a huge part of my gender dysphoria deep into my transition. So I figured, why not go all the way with that feeling and create a clown who was the personification of the height of my dysphoria. Give him a huge chin, baggy clothes, big shoes. I was also kinda inspired by Dropsy the clown, a lovable clown created by a friend of mine, who he is turning into a wondrous adventure game. I dunno. Something about a tragic, but lovably endearing clown seems like a great idea as a protagonist.
021 – Holy Ghost
So a few days ago I made a sketch using the ol’ tablet and since my settings were already set to pixel art mode, I decided to just run with it. What came out was pretty amazing. See, when I sketch in real life, I love using pens. There’s something about the darkness to them I like a lot. Ballpoints are cool because you can actually get some decent shading out of them, but sometimes I use uniballs because I like the high contrast. That’s what messing with hard pixels, just black and white, first reminded me of. Then, because I had been doing pixel art that needed some classic checker patterned shading, I end up doing some fill patterns using just that, but black and white… and ho boy, dat nostalgia blast from the late 80′s early 90′s hit with the full force of a floppy flying at maximum g-force.
Definitely a style I’d like to stick with. I think it’s hilarious I’m using a high powered program like photoshop along with a tablet to create art that I’ve done with a mouse back when I was a kid on an old Macintosh. :3