Leon's Microblog – February 2012

"Here right below the cerebellum is the 'chococampus', a knob of chocolate that serves as a tasty reward for brain-feasting predators."
"And in the skull interior is the region-lock bone, whose shape prevents European brains from being transplanted to North American skulls."
http://www.glorioustrainwrecks.com/node/2192 - I updated Danger Quad so that the warning arrow points the other way.
http://www.glorioustrainwrecks.com/games/*/netgrind - I'll be honest, much as I find @netgrind's flagrant cloning very shameful, the games as a series are quite classy.
http://www.glorioustrainwrecks.com/node/2647 - Here's a #piratekart game - another of my "self-made danmaku" games. It's very, very symmetrical.
http://www.glorioustrainwrecks.com/node/2582 - Here's a new Leon game that I basically just invented so I could give it that title.
http://www.glorioustrainwrecks.com/node/2378 - This is a @ryanpequin fan-game I made in 6 hours.
http://www.glorioustrainwrecks.com/node/2311 - Here's a new Leon game, a horizontal shmup sequel to my IGF Pirate Kart game, Disc Gunner.
http://www.glorioustrainwrecks.com/node/2275 - Here's a small Leon game featuring a highly unorthodox and confounding treatment of the mouse.
http://www.formspring.me/webbedspace/q/297281378263764557 - Here's some information about the filtered / colour-reduced GIFs on my Tumblr.
"Mario vs Sonic was just gentle ribbing compared to the fierce, bitter rivalries of Snake vs Light Cycles and Qix vs the Jezzballs."
Acting is like puppeteering, except the puppet is huge and alive and moves by itself and takes the puppeteer's place.
http://www.glorioustrainwrecks.com/node/2265 - Here's a quick game I made up just now. Also do play "Bind Her!" if you missed my last tweet about it.
Incidentally, that was the one hundred and oneth addition to this list of my games: http://www.glorioustrainwrecks.com/games/*/L
http://www.glorioustrainwrecks.com/node/2263 - Here's a new game by me, based on a tweet I made to @auntiepixelante. Its theme is "Qix as bondage."
Darius Gaiden reduced to 4 colours.
"2311 - To promote Earth tourism among Saturnites, the Moon is crushed into a ring. After public outcry, Earth buys Titan as a replacement."
"2509 - harebrained scheme to terraform the Sun unwittingly succeeds. All sunlight held hostage by colony of eccentric industrialists."
"2141 - having again failed to land humans on Mars, humanity forcibly tows Mars into low Earth orbit in century-long fit of frustration."
"2320 - humanity finishes century-long project to split Earth into halves that can be hydraulically separated to 'dodge meteors'."
Vs. Super Mario Bros. with the Quartz filter "Edges" at 4x resolution.
http://www.glorioustrainwrecks.com/node/2235 - Here's a new Leon game, "Pong Tower" - my latest single-player Pong experiment. Just get the ball to the top...
http://animatedscreenshots.tumblr.com/post/17784564568/super-mario-rpg-legend-of-the-seven-stars - I like how they all leap backwards every time Mario mimes Bowser.
"Consider your brain. Consider that this, the most miraculous, precious treasure in all the world, is in the head of every person you meet."
Mother 3. Even the Ostrelephant is worried.
"Remember how pathetic your previous escapes were? As the only one of us who can record the past, I can confirm that they were humiliating."
"It seems these buzzsaws are only programmed to feel joy when cutting human flesh. It would be immoral to take that away from them, right?"
To be honest I really hope that the name "V-Day" catches on. It sounds so much fresher and more personal than its real name.
http://www.glorioustrainwrecks.com/node/2208 - I kind of wish I'd made the Nazca heron look more like Space Frog from the webcomic Name Removed.
http://www.glorioustrainwrecks.com/node/2208 - Here's a new Leon game, a boss-rush shmup named "All Against One". Happy V-day; this game has little to do with love.
http://agtp.romhack.net/project.php?id=cavenoire - Alright, everyone stop playing Return Alive because now you can play the game I stole the idea from instead.
"1) A potion that grants immortality. 2) The refusal to drink it, in case it ceaselessly prolongs the effects of dying."
"1) A sharp, pointed stick. 2) The lifelong misconception that, like every stick before it, it can only be used for clubbing."
"1) A ring that makes its wearer invisible. 2) A crippling fear of getting caught and having it taken away."
"1) A brush that, with the finishing stroke, brings paintings to life. 2) The artist's knowledge that the finishing stroke will never come."
Troubled Souls.
Instructions for the game "Garcia's Guitars" by Jason Rainbows.
The character portraits from Jewel of Arabia: Dreamers.
"If black squares start appearing in your VISION™, then your trial period of VISION™ is nearing an end. Buy a 3-month subscription today!"
Dogs believe that at birth an angel shoves infinite knowledge and wisdom up their butts, and they spend their lives trying to get it out.
Trivia: the number of escape attempts from Hell pales at the escape attempts from Heaven. Yes, the Good have MUCH more unfinished business…!
Trivia: it turns out that the clouds in the victory screen of Return Alive are IDENTICAL to the clouds in my Mario hack, Super KinokoFry.
http://www.glorioustrainwrecks.com/node/2192 - Here's a new Leon game, "Danger Quad". It's a little bit intense...!
http://animatedscreenshots.tumblr.com/post/17335573542/mother-3 - Until I made this GIF I never noticed that boar was carefully waiting for its mate as they both fled.
For once, typing "gunstar heroes sfx" actually gives me Gunstar Heroes SFX. Thank you, Internetwork.
"In 2023, an alien terraforming device was activated, destroying New York and replacing it with a series of intense platforming challenges."
"Your list of spells: Light Wounds. Mild Wounds. Shallow Wounds. Little Wounds. Gentle Wounds. Diet Wounds."
http://l.j-factor.com/gifs/EarthBound-EdgeWork-NesssNightmare.gif - EarthBound as seen through the Echo Visor from Metroid Prime 2.
If Not For Civilisation, I Would Be Eaten First
Footage from Metroid Fusion's very rare Windows 3.1 port.
A wordless connection between two perfect strangers.
A frozen feathered friend.
Metroid Fusion, a game for the Game Boy... Advance?
http://l.j-factor.com/gamemaker/MacMindMap.zip - By special request, here is a Mac port of @cactusquid's mind-mapping app (http://cactusquid.blogspot.com/2009/02/mind-map.html).
Chrono Trigger.
Dynamite Headdy.
If you get one of your power strips wet, the obvious solution is to put it in the microwave. #lifehacks
Metroid Fusion.
Return Alive is a game I could tinker with forever - twidding the knobs, turning the screws, spit-wiping the cheeks, sniffing the armpits...
"No results found for 'stagflation fetishist'."
Rules of Vampires: 1) Can't cross running water, 2) Must say 'fangs' instead of 'thanks', 3) If you hit an artery, run and don't look back.
I made a small bugfix update to Return Alive. It fixes pickaxes, the homing enemy, lamps, and some cosmetic things.
http://l.j-factor.com/gifs/SuperMetroid-BWP-Crateria3.gif - But this one definitely had more than a little influence on Return Alive's art direction.
http://l.j-factor.com/gifs/SuperMetroid-BWP-Scanner.gif - My favourite GIF out of today's batch.
http://offspringfling.com by @kylepulver has some superficial similarities to a game I released one year ago today: http://forums.selectbutton.net/viewtopic.php?t=30994
Almost every room in Return Alive is intended to be passable without taking a hit. If you find a genuinely impassable situation, do tell.
I insist on reading every single tweet made while I am asleep. This morning it took 2 hours. #TheCostOfEternalVigilance
http://l.j-factor.com/gmhtml5/Return_Alive/ - Here it is! The tentative first version of my latest game, "Return Alive".
All original content on this site, except where noted, is property of Leon, all rights reserved.