I intend for this year to be busy as all hell on the YouTube/Twitch/Writing/Game Dev front, and with that in mind, there’s already a lot to tell you about 8 days into January!
I have a new video up on how to make simple floating health bars in Unity (or mana, stamina, will to live, whatever you want a bar for). These bars work for both 2D and 3D games and should be dead simple to drop into your project. You can find that video here;
B3AGZ JAM 2023
It’s nearly here! As of this post, it’s 12 days away. All the details are on the Itch page (https://itch.io/jam/b3agz-jam-2023), but you can also check out this handy little promo video I made;
Some of you know that have a little science-fiction writing habit. I’m currently working with a new site (previously a Medium pub) called Sci-Fi Shorts, and already have a bunch of short stories up there to check out;
After being a bit unsure how my fledgling Twitch career might go, the channel hit affiliate status in under a month! You guys are just… chef’s kiss. I’ve settled into a mostly stable routine of Saturday mornings (working on a game called Blobs) and Monday nights (working on the card-based platformer). If you’re not already following the channel, pls do. Thank you pls. Thank you. pls; b3agz on Twitch
Also, if you missed it, I have set up a second YouTube channel, b3agz VODs, to archive Twitch streams, as Twitch only keeps videos for a week or two after the stream. If you want to check out any past Twitch streams, you can find them there.
After being asked countless times why I’ve never released any games, I’m doing something about it this year. I’m currently working on three projects;
- The Cards We’re Dealt
- Unnamed Deck Builder
Blobs is a small arcade game that I *hope* to release this month, certainly by the end of February. The Cards We’re Dealt is a puzzle platform game that I’ve been working on and off for a while now, and have mentioned on the channel before. I have no specific date intended for this game but I’m secretly hopeful that it will be ready to go by Summer time. Perhaps an early access situation.
The unnamed deck builder game is something I started messing around with because some friends asked me to and it’s ended up being a bit more than a mess around project.
So, that’s the lot for now. b3agz Jam 2023 is the big one, of course, as that’s happening real soon and I’d love to get as many of you making games as possible. Thank you all for your amazing support over the years. Kisses all around.