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Friends ‘Til the End

April 2, 2012

The entire staff of Tribute Games (Jean-François Major, Justin Cyr and myself) attended the Montreal edition of the molyjam during the weekend. It was our first game jam and even if making a game in 48 hours was really hard, it was actually a lot of fun. Jean-François did the programming, Justin made all the sprites, and I did the backgrounds, title and some level design. Our team also had the extra support of Jean Chan who made the sound effects and the catchy chiptune track. Francis Coulombe provided the art for the gruesome game over sequence and Renaud Roi-Des Monstres Cormier lent his voice (scream) to Bobby, the main character of the game.

For the art style, we tried to go for something close to MSX games.

In “Friends ‘Til the End”, you control Bobby with the left analog stick and Choppy (the helicopter) with the right analog stick. Choppy carries a nuclear missile, so you must bring it to a scientist in order to defuse it. Choppy must always stay inside the range of the remote control, otherwise it will crash which leads to catastrophic consequences.

If you’d like to try it (it’s free!):

Download Friends ‘Til the End

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Geekfest Montreal

March 1, 2011

I’ll be spending the next weekend (March 5 & 6) at the Geekfest Montreal (the website is in French). Stéphane Boutin and I will share a table and display some stuff. I’ll sell a “Hayate” t-shirt and this Super Limited CD-ROM Edition of Ninja Senki (there are only 25 of them). If you’re interested in owning a physical copy of Ninja Senki, this might be the only opportunity – cutting and assembling all those CD sleeves by hand was really painful, so I doubt that I’ll ever do that again.

It’d be awesome to meet some people who played Ninja Senki. So, if you’re around Montreal during the weekend don’t hesitate to drop by the Geekfest.