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D-Pression

2014-04-03 08:02:34 by LucidShadowDreamer
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After a month of hard work for many of us, the Stencyl Jam 2014 is over, and the results are here.

I made a game too, and incerdibly enough, I got 4th place!

Origially only three winning positions were announced, but this is not the only year that one extra pedestal has been added; thanks a lot for that, Tom and AdventureIslands!

I already made an older post about the game too, before the contest was finished, and I also gave a hint on one of the difficult levels in the comments :p

If you wan't to play the game, just click the picture below!

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A video tutorial can due to popular request be found on the youtubes XD

It was extremely fun to be part of the contest, and there was a lot of work involved. There were an astounding amount of good games this year, and I suggest you check out the collection!

I want to congratulate all the winners, as well as all the other participants :'D

 

I'm not sure what my next project will involve yet. I might just partake in the coming Ludum Dare contest too. For the most part though, I'm a musician, and I upload my stuff to Newgrounds pretty frequently :p

 

Also, due to a request from a friend of mine, I'm going to further advertise my blog here :')

Not all of my entries are good, but there are some jewels here and there. One of my personal favourites is this post!

I've been a bit inactive on the blog lately, but now that I've got more free time (I had my final school day today), I'm going to write more as well, about the most random subjects imaginable. I'm not a native speaker when it comes to English, but I think I'm doing okay :3

 

Thanks for reading this "news post", and thanks for playing my game.

I also wish to hand out a special thank you to all of you whom have pressed that little heart icon and become a fan of mine, it means a lot to me!

See ya'll around ;')

 

//LucidShadowDreamer


I made a game for Stencyl Jam 2014!

2014-03-29 09:32:54 by LucidShadowDreamer
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Alright. I'm finally done, after a months hard work. I had my most important exams in between making the game, so that is one of the reasons as to why I didn't have time to make it as perfect as possible. If you want to, you can play the game!

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/636530

 

I will still update the game every now and then, for example, I added more badges today :p If you've already compleated the game (good job on that LunacyEcho!) you can get all the new badges by loading the game and compleating the final level again XD

 

Anyhow. I didn't have time to include a real story, so I just let the athmosphere convey itself. Also, one will immediately notice that I am not a real animator :)

I tried making everything in the game myself: The "art", the soundeffects, the "programming", the level design, the music and even the font! I also suck at programming, even in stencyl! I met several issues that often took me hours upon hours to fix, and some still remain semi-fixed to this day :D

 

I could write a lot more about this, but that would just make for a boring post. If you have any questions, just feel free to ask!

 

Oh, and my game just got frontpaged! Thanks a lot for that! :3

 

EDIT: And I somehow managed to win the fourth place prize, out of originally three winners! Thanks a lot for that, and thanks to all of this great community :3

(I'll probably make a new post about this soon).

 

One last thing. A good friend recommended that I shamelessly promote my blog here, since he deemes it worth reading. I haven't written much in a while, but I'm planning on writing more frequently again now, since I have so much more time! Also, I've got more old material than any of you will even be able to read in what seems like a lifetime, so go check it out! I write about anything from whatever to whatever, and I also have some controversial opinions, kind of.. yeah... CHECK THIS OUT THX, K??? :'DDDDDD!!!!!!!!

Oh, and on the blog you get to see what my sexy being looks like, so that's always a perk too! :)

 

//LucidShadowDreamer



A couple of days ago I wrote the last of my tests for my matriculation exam... I don't know how well I did yet, but in a week or so I'll get primary results for all my exams, to give me an idea of how well I did. They they are not final though; I think I'll know the real results after a couple of months or so :/

Sadly, I still have a few weeks of school left before I really get some spare time. I even have a few unimporant tests left :( Three months after that I will be "forcefully" dragged into the army for a while. I don't understand why it's mandatory here; it's not like we could really defend ourselves if someone wanted to invade our country o.O

Aaaaaanyhow. After I'm done with my game for the Stencyl Jam 2014, I should finally get time to play around with Cubase some more. I'm using LunacyEcho's tactic here. Since I've written it down, now I have to make something more serious with a DAW in the coming months.

I don't really have anything else to say... I'm just happy that the hell of studying is over, at least for a while :3


Yup

2014-03-08 05:32:37 by LucidShadowDreamer
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Yup.

Nothing special going on here, really. Just reading for exams, almost dying from boredom and stuff.



So, now I have about one month until my matriculation exams are due. This means that I should read for these important tests, which in turn means that my free time is going to be very limited D:

I also have a performance this saturday. I will play the piano, along with a choir consisting of people aged 50-70, which I must say sounds quite interesting... Especially considering that we're performing with songs from the 60s (The Beatles, Beachboys, The Mamas & The Papas, and so on).

 

I will still be somewhat active on this site during that time. I will keep uploading older songs (and possibly new ones every now and then). The latest 'old' composition that I posted is called Scareludium.

 

Featured musician of the week is GhostLawyer, formerly knows as FunkmasterCatking. He is an extremely talented guy, which you can see for yourself by clicking here!

 

Tomorrow I will dress up as James from Pokémon, for school. Wish me luck!

 

 

Have a nice life ;)



This sunday I became sick once more. Sometimes I think I'm always sick...

 

Sooo, what's new?

I still should read stuff for my matriculation exams. Yay.

I have not had time to make any reat musical progress, but I have more old stuff to upload!

 

Today (tonight) I uploaded this almost one year old composition. It has gotten surprisingly positive feedback already, but don't worry. That will have time to change...

 

Also, thank you one million times for that long and detailed review on Forest Walk, Step. I don't know how to thank you enough for taking the reviewing it so seriously!

 

This post's featured composer is BlueOceans. He is a really talented musician, so go check him out!

Also I have to once again mention my first and only fan, LunacyEcho, since he just posted a new song!

 

There were many links this time :p, which proves I don't really have anything to say.

That's all for now!

 

//Shadow Dreamer


Audio Portal, Here We Come!

2014-01-31 14:53:19 by LucidShadowDreamer
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Wow, I've already been a newgrounds member for more than a month now, time does go by depressingly fast o.O

So, something awesome happened tonight! (Well, it was night where I'm from at least). I was finally scouted for the Audio Portal :'D

It's actually quite funny, because a couple of days earlier I sent a message to Step, asking whether he could do something about me not being an approved musician yet :p (Edit: Btw thanks for replying :D)

I'm sorry Step; that was a waste of your time (I know he won't read this). I blame (thank) LunacyEcho though, since he was nice enough to scout me; not only that, but he wrote a giving review and became my first and thus far only fan :) Thanks a million! (Seriusly, go check him out).

Its a shame that I didn't join Newgrounds earlier though, it's such a nice site. Also, I would've had more to post earlier; now my free time is very limited D:

However, this is how things will look from now on:

I have about 30 compositions/stuff that are left over from 2013, ranging in quality from aweful to quite listenable. After I've written my matriculation exam I will pretty shortly be called into the military for almost a year (yay...) After my exam is finished I have about two free months, so I should be able to compose some new songs around that time.

So what I will do is post maybe about one old song a week, which should go on for pretty much half a year then. Maybe by that time, I will have a couple of people listening to my stuff, and actually reading things like these XD

I already started by posting the first one, which is called "Drawing a Universe", for resons explained in the description.

 

And that, as they say, is that.

 

 

//Shadow Dreamer


Graaaaawwwwwwrrrr!!!!!

2014-01-30 16:39:30 by LucidShadowDreamer
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Man do I feel stupid now.

I need to start paying more attention to descripitons, before I review something. Twice in a row I just commented something that was already clearly stated in the description, which just made it pointless to bring up things like "something I noticed" *facepalm*

I don't know why I did that, I usually clearly read the description for everything before 'judging' it myself, but oh well.

I realize pretty much no one will read this, but the featured artist of the week (or however long it takes for me to write a new news entry) is LunacyEcho, who was kind enough to become my first fan, for reasons yet unknown; I'm not even part of the audio portal yet :p

Anyhow, thanks a lot for that!

That will be all for now, have a good day ;)

 

Edit: Extra Fail! I just realized that you can rate your own songs... I listened to one of the compositions I've put up, and playfully pressed 5 stars, expecting to get the usual message saying "You can't rate your own uploads!"

Turns out I was wrong... I'm a schmuck.

 

//Shadow Dreamer


Still No Free Time

2014-01-27 19:58:54 by LucidShadowDreamer
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Yup, title says it all.

 

The matriculation exams are creeping nearer and nearer, as I have my hands filled with other stuff I should do. However, I got a little bit of free time, and made this very odd loop. Don't worry; it's short... Like REALLY short XD

I just started messing around with stuff in Cubase, and that happened... Oh right, maybe I should go get some sleep... Yeah... That sounds like a good idea :p

Hope everything is just fine over at your end ;)

 

//Shadow Dreamer


Reality That Consumes Time

2014-01-02 17:30:13 by LucidShadowDreamer
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The holidays are soon about to end, and just in time I've caught a horrible cold.

I've already posted a few songs here on Newgrounds, and I'm planning on posting more every now and then. If I get lucky, I might make it to the Audio portal in a couple of years (as if that would happen, would be cool though). I like the community here on this site, even if it has had its ups and downs during its long and prosperous existence.

Anyhow. As I said, I will soon be forced back into this timeconsuming place called reality, which involves school and my job as a pianist as well as the soon upcoming matriculation exams. And after that I will have to serve some time in the army. From there the step into adult, working life is not far.

 

I will still find time for my own projects though, I always do. I'm currently learning more and more on Cubase (most users here use FL Studios if I'm not mistaken, right?), and I'm getting at least slightly better. Don't believe me? Find out for yourself!

In my latest composition, I think that several things are improved compared to the first ones (which I made like a week earlier...). There are still many things to be mastered, but although I didn't compliment myself that much in the description, you might enjoy the song. Check it out here.

I hope you've had a pleasant Christmas and New Year, and that you will have many to come.

'Til next time ;)

 

//Shadow Dreamer