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Posted by ninjamuffin99 - September 13th, 2018
Whatup Newgrounds TODAY I AM 19 BECAUSE ITS MY BIRTHDAY
I'm in Canada so now I can DRINK ALCOHOL or SMOKE CIGARETTES and BE COOL
all i want for my birthday is more Newgrounds supporter status pls and thank u
Onto that real shit/updates, I've been back on that Monster Mashing bullshit since the team's been in talks with doing somewhat of a "deluxe adult" version of the game for a certain website. I don't wanna spoil too much stuff but it'll get me some of that CASH that I so desperately want and kinda need.
I also made a small platformer a little over a week ago, called cityhoppin, and you can play it on Newgrounds: https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/716556 I did pretty much everything in the game besides make the sounds, since I've also been trying to get back into art bullshit recently too. And I did it in arounda day or two. This was for the Game Maker Toolkit Jam on itch.io, you can check out more submissions here: https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2018 Game Maker's Toolkit is one of the more tolerable game design analysis Youtube channels, so you should go subscribe if you like video games at all: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqJ-Xo29CKyLTjn6z2XwYAw
In other news, I've been chipping away at another project, this time non-game related. It gonna be pretty sweet once I'm done with it and that's all I'll say for now about that heheheheheheh.
Also I'm still working on that game with PhantomArcade lol. Yoo that shit's been in development for almost a full year now! We actually haven't put that full amount of time into the game, since both of us have been doing a bunch of other projects and shit, but we do plan on finishing it and continuing development on the game! We both just get ridiculously sidetracked lmao We both do still really wanna finish this game though.
I'd also like to talk about where I was at this point 1 year ago. I turned 18, and had recently moved back in with my mom, after being with a foster parent for 2 years. Me turning 18 had no influence in me moving back though, since my brother moved back too and he was 16. Anyways, school had started up, but this was the first year that I wasn't going back. I'd say I was pretty concerned about where my life was headed, and if I could do the shit I wanna do in life, which is make video games and shit (for now heheh). I actually didn't graduate high school technically, as I didn't have enough credits (I missed almost all of grade 10 so I had to spend the next 2 years catching up). So I also pretty much can't go to a college or university (that I know of) unless I go back and finish up. Since I'm lazy and need an excuse to not go to college (those dang fees and shit, I couldn't afford it anyways heheh) I just didn't finish up getting my credits. I still question whether or not that was a good or bad desicion a little bit to this day. However today I'm glad to say I have somewhat of a different outlook on things. Like I said earlier, I was working on getting Monster Mashing ready for a site so I can make some of that coin, and that could also lead to further business opprinunities with them or something. And I'm also doing some other paid work, the secret project heheh. At the end of the day, it's not really about having the money, it's more the fact that I'm going to earn it despite my scenario I guess. I also never had a real job, so technically these would be my first paychecks. And man that's some of that good shit that makes me happy.
Also earlier I said all I wanted for my birthday was NG supp status. I lied. I also want a follow on Twitter heheheh: https://twitter.com/ninja_muffin99
One final final note, kinda some cheesy ass news to end this on a good note, but I met this girl the other day. She's really beautiful. It's an odd thing to say but she smells really nice too. We talked a bit and she was pretty smart too. Above average intelligence I would even say. We had really good chemistry then she told me her name, and her name is the girl reading this
Posted by ninjamuffin99 - August 27th, 2018
So Castle Crashers supposedly released 10 years ago
To honor the occasion I'll share my story of how I found about Castle Crashers and my experience.
I think I've heard the name tossed around various places online way back when I was 10 (2010) didn't know anything about the game, just heard it around. A few years later I merely heard it being mentioned in an Official Xbox Magazine when I was 14 (the issue was from 2010 or 2011 or so, they mentioned how it was a multiplayer game to play with your friends and shit).
Fast forward a few years, I got a Steam account in 2014 and I shared it with my brother and sister. My sister (10 years old at the time) made a friend online through Gmod, and coming during Christmas, we got a Steam card for 50$ to spend (we didnt have too many games on Steam yet). My sister's pal talked to her about Battleblock Theater, since that was somewhat new at the time, and then we ended up buying a copy for my account, and his. Steam had ridiculously good deals at the time, BBT was 90% off for 1.68$ CAD. Looking back it's pretty wild to see that. Anyways, I think he also mentioned Castle Crashers, so we bought that too, only for ourselves though, I think he already had it, and it was about $4.24 CAD at 75% off lol.
My sister played Battleblock Theater with her buddy a lot, and I actually played Castle Crashers with my sister a lot! We played on our shitty ass laptop, but Castle Crashers still ran like a dream. The laptop screen was actually broken, so we had to set it up at the desk, and connect it to the shitty 4:3 monitor we still had from 2005 (I still use that monitor to this day lol). It was one of the games we had that had local co-op, but I had to connect my broken PS3 controller via some hacky bullshit lol. I remember when we played Castle Crashers, the controller would always be moving the character slightly to the left at all times, so you had to hold right a little bit if you wanted to stay still.
My sister would play as Hatty, since she really liked BBT, and I picked orange knight, for pretty much no reason lol. It was a great time playing through the game with her, probably my favorite memories of playing games with my sister. Althroughout childhood I'd mostly play games with my brother, since he was closer to my age so he had some SKILL. Me and her actually didn't beat the game by ourselves lol. We did get really far by ourselves throughout the year, I think we were a few stages away from beating the game, but then we played online with some rando's and they carried us to the end of the game lol.
A few years later in early 2016 I got into Newgrounds, and it wasn't until then when I realized that Tom Fulp made Castle Crashers AND Newgrounds, so it was like all the pieces in my life were connecting and at that time that was so wild. I didn't pay attention to the opening credits in CC or BBT lolol.
A few more years later (late 2017) I start playing it with my little brothers (twins, 5 years old) and they love it! My controllers broke though so I haven't played that game with them for a while, but everytime I see them they ask to play it
So overall Castle Crashers is pretty sweet, and my fondest memories of playing games with my sister come from that game so god bless it. Hopefully I can get some new controllers and play the game again with my little brothers
Posted by ninjamuffin99 - August 18th, 2018
some god damn bullshit happened like 10 minutes ago lol and its gonna ruin this week for me lmao, im still emotional while im writing this. It's nothing too serious but god dammit its awful lmao.
sad and/or crying reacts only pls
So the story starts a few months ago. I won Pico Day 1st place for my stinky game Pico Rising. I got 200$ (about 260$ CAD for me) and I decide to buy some nice things for myself. The main thing I buy is new computer parts, since my mobo, CPU and RAM are straight outta the mid-2000s. So I buy some used, older i7 along with a few gigs of ram and a mobo to support it. I had some cash left, so I decided to buy my friends headset. An upgrade from the shitty headphones that came with my moms phone I've been using for almost a year up to that point. I got a good deal on them (I paid around 50$ CAD I think) since the included extension cord that plugs in via USB didnt work anymore. Remember this bit.
Fast forward to today. My brother had borrowed his friend's laptop, so we didn't have to share and take turns on our computer. He's into CSGO and watches a bunch of streams and such for it. One streamer was hosting a giveaway today, for HyperX headphones. From what my friend told me, they were 200$ or so. My brother ends up entering the giveaway, but probably doesn't expect to win, since he's been around the block before in terms of giveaways. He was waiting on our mom to give him a ride into town to his friends house. He told me about the giveaway he entered, which reminded me that I should try getting that broken USB headphone extension cord working, since I didn't try too much before. So I plug the cord in, and surprisingly, the light on it lit up! But there was no sound coming out. My brother went into town with my mom, so I was still trying to fix the headphone stuff, trying to figure out drivers and shit.
I thought the giveaway was something like they'd email you, but it was one that was being hosted live on Twitch. My friend was watching, and he was DMing me a bunch. I didn't read those messages immediately, because my headphone sound wasn't working, because I was trying to fix them because I was getting sick of having a tiny ass headphone cord. Turns out he was messaging me because I won the giveaway, but since I didn't claim the prize within a minute, I was disqualified: https://clips.twitch.tv/FineBrainyMosquitoAMPEnergyCherry
Here's the Twitch clip. I think I saw the messages on Discord exactly when it ended, or very close. I should mention that it's nothing personal against this guy, he did nothing wrong lol. But god damn, it might sound stupid and immature or whatever, but I had a little breakdown after this happened, because it just felt like I'm just doomed to having nothing nice for myself ever in my life (I still haven't been able to use my new PC parts, because the thermal paste is still in the mailbox, and the mail key is in my moms car, which was stolen by her ex-boyfriend, and now it's broken down in the next city over and she hasn't bothered looking for it or getting a new mail key). I was ridiculously mad, and dissapointed, and sad all at the same time it was so stressful.
In the end, I know this is a bad state of mind to be in. So I know I still gotta appreciate things in my life currently. Years ago, I only had a shitty laptop to play games and do shit, then I worked and saved up some money to buy and build my current PC. I have more instances similar to this, but I don't wanna write shit out right now lol. But most importantly, I gotta appreciate that I have Newgrounds, or else I'd be shouting this into the void of Twitter or some other garbage site, where no one woulda listened lolol.
But those new headphones still woulda been nice lol
Posted by ninjamuffin99 - August 4th, 2018
What's up yall, today I finally just done did it and released a small EP on BANDCAMP.COM: https://ninjamuffin99.bandcamp.com/album/a-good-dang-ep
I even made a fancy album cover myself.
It's basically a small chunk of my past few songs that I've also posted here, except you can pay for them and give me money, which you should definitely do since I am very cool and attractive.
They're also in lossless quality if you're a fucken goober like that lolol.
(also next newspost will be a breakdown of my 3AM animation I swear)
Anyways give me money and buy my EP here: https://ninjamuffin99.bandcamp.com/album/a-good-dang-ep
Posted by ninjamuffin99 - July 18th, 2018
If you're a winner and would like one of these games, PM me with your top 3 picks! If there was a game that was on the OG thread that isn't here, it's probably because I0TA donated them! You'll have to PM them!
All of these are Steam Keys BTW
If you're a winner, also be sure to keep an eye on I0TA's list, where he has a full list with me and his games.
Posted by ninjamuffin99 - July 1st, 2018
Yall know we out here reppin CANADA DAY. Also it's my brother's birthday but that guy sucks Canada is better.
Yall better be eating poutine and/or grilled cheese with ketchup to respect my country. Feed your house hippos.
And I'll leave you all with a classic piece of Canadian media, "What's Your Thing?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OX6qUFm1HsI
Posted by ninjamuffin99 - June 26th, 2018
just kidding it's lame stuff. Here's some test renders from my upcoming Bad Dream animation.
As you can see, it's gon be a neato 3D animation since I can't find my Wacom cord lol. But I also wanted to do something new, so I tried out a mixed media sorta thing, similar to something like a Gorillaz music vid, or The Amaxing World of Gumball. The 2D pixel art is made using Aseprite, and then added into Blender and rigged up and shit so I can control the animation in Blender. Here's the nodes for that shit btw (full res: https://i.imgur.com/qN2mCs8.png )
You can prob replace the Toon shader with the principled shader. And the end result looks like this(full res: https://i.imgur.com/RZmXOdZ.png ) :
The final result probably will look much less grainy. I'll do a more elaborate writeup on the animation process in a week