Astroforce Uchusentai - devlog video #6!
July 14th, 2021
A new version of Astroforce Uchusentai
is ready and, oh boy, it comes with all kinds of surprises!
Most weapons are now upgradable and, believe me, they do now pack some REAL firepower!
Because of it, I needed to give the player an option to collect more Victory Points (VPs)
along the way. As you probably know, I'm a huge fan of Cave's shmups and I implemented
something close to their 'bullet-cancelling' technique. So, in this new version, if a bullet
is blue, it will be turned into VPs if you destroy the enemy that shot it. So make sure you
now time your shots for extra rewards! But that's not all and this update has a few more
goodies in store! Bosses now can have arms and feature new attack patterns, and I
have implemented tons of new visual effects such as muzzle flashes and new bullet
animations! Fire away!
Astroforce Uchusentai - Android Trailer #3!
April 7th, 2021
I just published a new trailer for Astroforce Uchusentai!
The latest update introduced
several new major features, one of them being the highly anticipated ability to move around
the screen! The update also brought new and improved background graphics and a new soundtrack!
This is why a new and more exciting trailer was in order!
Astroforce Uchusentai - First pilot portraits and ships!
February 21th, 2021
I wanted to give Astroforce Uchusentai
some more identity, so I decided to draw pilot and ship portraits!
Here are some concepts for the Astrogear's pilot and ship
design, and a quick mock-up showing how they may look like in
the game! However, these won't be featured in the game for a while... I
still have several pilots to draw before they do...
I've also dramatically improved the game's graphics - I'm
ashamed to say that some of the pixel art was entirely borrowed from
ancient games I made as a teenager... a new major update is
coming soon for the Android version and it looks awesome! Stay tuned!
Astroforce Uchusentai - Android Trailer #2!
October 24th, 2020
I just published a new trailer for Astroforce Uchusentai!
The game has evolved so much since the first release and to be honest, the first
trailer wasn't really showing what the game had in store anymore... so a new and more exciting trailer was in order!
Astroforce Uchusentai - devlog video #4!
October 20th, 2020
Here is a new devlog video showing some of the new features
I just implemented in my mobile game Astroforce Uchusentai!
In an nutshell, I tweaked the look and improved some of the visual effects, added new enemies,
two boss designs, new power-ups (grand total of 20!). Most importantly, I changed the way
how power-ups appear in the game and you now collect Victory Points in order to unlock
them! I've also added a couple of surprises that I won't spoil here... Please stay safe
and healthy out there, and I can't wait to share more news about my games!
Astroforce - devlog video #3!
January 24th, 2020
I did a little more work on my Android game Astroforce and I just released a new version with some cool updates! Some are minor (such as small visual effects) whereas others, such as the ominous segmented snakes, really spice up the game!
Astroforce - Now available on Google Play!
June 20th, 2019
Although Bananamana is still my main project,
I decided four weeks ago to go ahead with something I've had in mind for
a long while. I've started making smaller mobile games on the side and
the first one is called Astroforce! Astroforce is a vertical and fast-paced fixed shoot'em up in the tradition of the
classic shooter arcade games from the past. Fight endless waves of enemy ships
and battle powerful bosses. Increase destructive capabilities by collecting
power-capsules and unleashing heavy weaponry! Unlock new ships as you progress
through the game! Fire away!
Bananamana - devlog video #4!
April 12th, 2019
I finally released a new devlog video for Bananamana!
In this video, I mainly showcase the Warp Statues and the Towers. Warp Statues act
as checkpoints and you can warp to them at anytime during the game. Towers
are very different and give you a high vantage point, allowing you to find
your next target. I have also started testing out the bomb! A new
weapon type! I still use placeholder textures here and there, and some
models are still rough... More to come soon!
First pass at Warp Statues and Towers!
March 15th, 2019
I spent the last couple of weeks optimizing Bananamana's code.
But I've also implemented two new features - warp statues and towers!
Warp statues can be best described as checkpoints and you can warp to them once activated.
Towers are very different, they'll give you some challenge and award you with various
goodies and will allow you to check out the surrounding area from a high vantage point.
More to come soon!
Bananamana - devlog video #3!
March 1st, 2019
New dev-log video for Bananamana! A month has passed since my
last dev-log video and I have implemented a lot of new features in Bananamana such as dungeons!
I also reveal in this video some of the game's mechanics - in a nutshell, I want Bananamana to
be a mix of action, adventure and exploration. The procedural generation will allow the game to
renew itself each time you play. It may sound like a Roguelike, but I don't want the game to be as
punishing... so Bananamana will be more of a Roguelite-ish experience. I still use placeholder
textures here and there, and some models are still rough.... More to come soon!
Flat fields, void crystals and dungeons!
February 15th, 2019
I've added so many new features to Bananamana! Believe me, it was a real struggle to only select a handful of images!
I will publish another devlog video by the end of the month, so keep an eye on it! So far I've implement flat-field
terrains which give a nice sense of scale - Bananamana is procedurally generated though, so this is a feature
that will give variation to the explorable regions. I've also worked on the void-crystals which are at the
core of the gameplay - I will reveal more about these soon! Last and not least,
I've started working on the dungeons! Well, you've probably started to figure out what Bananamana ultimately
is about, right?... Let's see... randomly generated worlds, dungeons... I'll give you some answers in my next devlog video!
I'm still using a lot of placeholder textures and models though - things will look much better as I progress
with the game!
February 8th, 2019
I've been putting this task on the back burner for a while, but it was
time to create a logo for Bananamana! Especially now that I've started sharing
more information and content about the game.
I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped me with
the design! You all rock! The logo went through several iterations
in the past couple of weeks - it will probably change in the future though,
but it definitively looks much better than the random-ish typeface I had before.
Bananamana - devlog video #2!
January 25th, 2019
New dev-log video for Bananamana! I've done
so much work in the past few weeks! This video shows the new UI as well as
the distance/melee weapons in action! Enemies now drop items when defeated! Well...
they only release gold coins for now... but enemies always drop coins, don't they? So
I had to start there ;) Oh, and now you can also now find chests! Finally, I've started working
on each world's map and mini-maps! I've also fixed tons of minor issues and
features here and there. Much more to come soon!
January 11th, 2019
I spent the holiday in my hometown in France visiting family and friends. It is always a joy to spend Christmas there, especially with
my two young nephews who seem to share the same crazy passion for video games as me and my brother do.
It was a well-needed break and
after putting on a few pounds, I'm now ready to get back to work! Well, as you all know, I usually can't stay idle for long...
I had my sketchbook with me and doodled all kind of stuff for Bananamana - such as these cute slimes!
More to come soon!
Bananamana's UI, new water shader and more!!
December 7th, 2018
I've been really busy working on Bananamana! I finally got to tackle my water shader and I think it looks awesome! I
still have a few things to fix but it's starting to look like what I intended it to be! I've also implemented the
game's main User Interface - still needs some work though! Finally, I've added a screenshot that shows a rough day/night cycle -
if everything goes according to plans, it may be an important part of the gameplay!
A lot more to come soon, hopefully in the shape of a new Dev-Log video!
First Dev-log video for Bananamana!!
November 16th, 2018
I'm finally ready to share a first Dev-log video for my new game! And I'm also ready to share its name!
The game is called Bananamana and will be a procedurally generated action/adventure game!
Many elements are already in place, although there are still placeholder textures and models here
and there. I've also started to implement enemies, such as cute slimes. You can't realistically
create an adventure game without slimes, it is not even an option!
Twobit Odyssey now supports the Gear VR Controller and is available for the Oculus Go!
October 25th, 2018
Firstly, Twobit Odyssey now supports the Gear VR Controller!
I knew that it would be a lot of work to release such an upgrade, and well,
it was. I really wanted to change and tune up parts of the gameplay in
the process, but I feel that the VR Controller really adds
a LOT to the game!
Secondly, and as an added bonus, the game is now fully compatible with the awesome
Oculus Go! How cool is that?
Oculus Store today and share in Twobit's adventures!
Twobit Odyssey playthrough! Last four levels!
September 21st, 2018
Here is the second and last part of the full playthrough for my Gear VR game
Looking back at it, it took me a whole year to develop the game and, as a solo developer,
I am still amazed that I pulled it off. Although I've been making games as a hobby for 30+ years,
releasing a finished and official game was a very exciting adventure - and, most importantly,
it showed me that I could do it! Let's make games!
Twobit Odyssey playthrough! First four levels!
September 17th, 2018
This has been on the back burner for a long while! Here is the
first part of a full playthrough of my Gear VR game Twobit Odyssey!
The first four levels are now available for you to watch! Please enjoy!!
New game project! First screenshots!
August 24th, 2018
I have been working on my next game for a few months now and although I can't share it's
name or gameplay mechanics yet (these will come in due time), I'm ready to share some early
screenshots! I have now setup a development blog, so you can follow my progress!
Twobit Odyssey now 25% Off for the Oculus Summer Sale!
June 14th, 2018
Hello Summer! Summer is officially upon us, meaning it's time to
kick back, burst out the flip flops, enjoy some outdoor time during the day
and play more VR in the evening! Twobit Odyssey is now 25% Off
during the Oculus Summer Sale! You now now bring Twobit home for the
price of an ice cream! Twobit Odyssey is $2.99 until July 2nd!
Twobit Odyssey now 50% Off for the Oculus Spring Sale!
April 2nd, 2018
Spring is here! Let's celebrate all the things that make Spring so special,
including bargains! Twobit Odyssey is now 50% Off
during the Oculus Spring Sale! You now now bring Twobit home for half
the proce of an ice tea! Twobit Odyssey is $1.99 until April 9th!