Propaganda ahead. Proceed with caution.
Audio File Formats can be confusing at first,
I hope to change this, with this tiny verse!
FLAC is lossless, FLAC does compress,
with FLAC support there is no mess!
AIFF and WAV are too heavy to race,
Use FLAC to save lots of server space!
Vorbis is small and its use is free,
AAC and MP3 are tied to a patent tree!
FLAC and Vorbis are the best-sounding kin,
Leave restrictions behind and install a plug-in!
I recorded a reading of the poem in FLAC file format.
Poem copyright 2012 Iwan Gabovitch, Licensed under Attribution 3.0
Illustration (GIMP source) copyright 2012 Iwan Gabovitch, Dual-licensed under Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 and GPL 3 or later
It’s super fun!
I did voice acting and retro HTML coding for an “eye-cancerous” abstract point-and-click game
Warning: contains silly.
Warning: contains ads.
Play in pointer-driven web browser: Low Resolution Land: You The Hero!
I had eight hours to do this during September Berlin Mini Jam.
We finished the release trailer, decided to release on Saturday (to match a party at which Nikki Story Episodes would be playable) but got advice that it’s more “professional” to release on Monday or Tuesday, so we did that.
The Nikki Story Episodes purchase page is so pretty because Humble Indie Bundle created a great design to inspire all other bundles and pay-what-you-want campaigns. Unfortunately we don’t have a timer widget.
The most important mantra: “Yes, it’s not perfect but at least it *is*!” (alt: “Release and live rather than polish and die!”). This is true for 1. the game 2. the purchase page 3. the trailer…
I’m a bit worried that this won’t make enough money for us to continue working on the game but Frictional Games’ review of their last two years gives hope.
- If you are not offended, it doesn’t mean what was said wasn’t offensive.
- You don’t have to be sexist to say sexist phrases.
- Saying that you didn’t intend to offend someone does not erase the fact that you did.
Bullets from Feminism 101: Offensive Language and Dismissal of Responsibility.
Update: I wrote a poem.
FLAC is superior to AIFF and WAVE.
FLAC is a compressed(+), lossless(+), open(+) format.
AIFF and WAVE are uncompressed(-), lossless(+), open(+) formats.
FLAC is also easy to use.
Vorbis is superior to MP3.
Vorbis is a compressed(+), lossy(-), open(+) format.
MP3 is a compressed(+), lossy(-), proprietary(-) format.
See Wikipedia’s comparison of audio formats for more info.
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Tagged audio, law
mp3 preview at box.net
A high quality set of whoosh sounds for weapons, bullets, time shifts, slow-downs, speed-ups, magic spells and more… For use in personal and commercial projects.
- 43 single sound files
- 4.8MB of freshly cut air
- Lossless WAVE PCM, 44.1kHz
DOWNLOAD IWAN’S WHOOSH SOUND PACK (.zip archive 4.1MB)
Prove that using these sounds is profitable for you and support Iwan to create more high-quality, high-passion sounds in the long run!
To the extent possible under law, Iwan Gabovitch has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to Iwan’s Free Whoosh Sound Pack.
This actually is a set of an old and successful submission to Freesound.org, which I recently tried to submit to Audiojungle but where it got rejected because there already were so many sounds of the same type.
Body types and dresses in Planescape: Torment, as well as sections from Planescape: Torment’s “vision statement” document draw a sexist picture.
Female in-game character and group profiles, copyright 1999 Interplay(?)
“I don‟t wear pants! Now, that’s entertainment.”
“babes,” as in, “TRUCKLOADS OF.”
Tons of Total Babes: This game will have lots of babes that make the player go “wow.” There will be fiendish babes, human babes, angelic babes, asian babes, and even undead babes. These babes will be present without nipple-age and will all regrettably behave within the TSR Code of Ethics.
and more babes
Babes: Think babes. Then think more babes.
No, it’s not equal is an article about sexism in comics and describes problems that PS:T happens to share with them.
/dev/sdXn contains a file system with errors, check forced.
every time you boot and fsck never finds an error, then you need to have fsck run at an earlier stage to fix this.
- Add “fsck” to /etc/mkinitcpio.conf in accordance with the instructions on Arch Wiki’s mkinitcpio page.
- Run “sudo mkinitcpio -p linux”.
It will update the HDD’s status that there are no errors after this fsck run.
video: AotCfoS! gameplay
At Berlin Mini Jam July 21th July 2012 (I’m one of the co-organizers, I still have to write that blog post) I helped Christiaan and Aurindam to create Attack of the Cows from outer Space! by “remixing” art from OpenGameArt and making sounds with my mouth.
Thanks to having this basis, the game has art that is on a level I could not have created from scratch and I learned a bit about pixel art from working with another designer’s work.
Some time was spent on writing correct attribution/license info but it’s an important thing to do. Guidelines and discussion on this topic can be seen on a recent Liberated Pixel Cup blog post and a recently-updated FreeGameDevWiki guide.
For a bigger game dev jam that is coming up in Berlin via the Campus Party it was suggested that we could provide “art packs” which sounds like a great idea. I will probably prepare at least one set of artwork with the appropriate license/authorship notices.