Remember how I’ve been contemplating the creation of a video game for nigh unto many years? I think it’s time to get serious about it. But realistically; the grand idea I had, the one I was calling The Venture, is far too grand for anything less than a full studio to put together. So I’m scaling back my initial ambition for a simple mascot platformer. Don’t worry, though, it’s not a furry mammalian mascot with Attitude(tm) — that would fly in the face of everything I believe in! Instead, the humble Telebunny has received a promotion to leading man. Rabbit. Television-rabbit-thing. Whatever. The point is, I decided to try out some proof-of-concept sprite work to see, you know, if I can:
I think I can! Of course, the real trick is animating things, since I have no experience with that. Oh, and creating an entire game, I guess that’s gonna be tricky too. Especially since the only game creation engine I know of for Macs doesn’t really do 2D. But hey, impossible odds make for the sweetest victories, not to mention the most crushing defeats. I’ll document my flailing efforts here for everyone’s delight and schadenfreude.
It’s just a shame that someone beat me to the name “telebunny” by a good twenty-five years. Stupid MSX, mucking everything up for everyone.