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Hello everybody. This is kind of horribly difficult for me. Not sure why. I’ve already told a good number of people who will read this. I have recently been berated for revealing my atheism to someone, so what the hell? Prune the rest of the tree while I’m at it. If you decide to hate

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Bonjour Encore

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Hello again! It’s time for more about me. Yey. This time it’s on a subject many people may disagree with me on. Religion. So let’s jump right in! First off, I am an Atheist. I do not believe in any deities. Nor Heaven and Hell. This does not mean I have no morals as so

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Hello Again

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Hi people! This time around we’re tackling anxiety and what may or may not be an autism spectrum disorder. Let’s dig in. These blog posts are my attempt at being more social, outside of my circle of internet friends. There are very few people I talk to, and they all reside on the interwebs. I

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Googout

Had fun chatting with friends in a Google Hangout today. I’ll probably join in a gain later. The GMC Demake a Classic JAM is staring in a few hours. I’mma get in on that. Blasting 4 non Blondes right now. Mmmmusic!

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Hello Again!

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Hi! If you’re reading this here blog post, then you probably know me by my internet persona of Lukan Spellweaver. Programming wizard mediocaire! Well, that’s all fine and dandy, but as I’m about to get into all this bloggin’ and what not, I thought you may want to get to know me, Lucas. The man

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Homestead Work – Tutorials and Turnips

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Wowza, I’m a postin’ machine today. But this time I’m here to talk about Homestead. My partner, Ninety, says I should be more vocal about the project, so I intend to keep a proper log of it’s development. That starts with the backlogging of development. The game started as a very simple idea that I

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Indie Beacon – Defibrillator Edition! – September 11th of 2015

  Is now Yay revival! So, this issue isn’t focusing on games and software. It’s more about upcoming events in the indie community. 1.GMC Demake Jam Choose one of your favourite GMC JAM games, and demake it in the style of an old console or arcade game. Time – September 12 th- 14th. (This Weekend!)

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Homestead Alpha Approaching!

You can now sign up for a chance to be part of the Homestead Alpha/Beta program! Just go to the Alpha Site and fill out the form to be added to the list! Go to the GMC topic for more info.

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Homestead Development Pause

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My main project, Homestead, was put on the shelf originally for the duration of my move. My father and I moved to California from Florida. To those outside the U.S., that’s almost 3000 miles across the entire country. The move was a bit harrowing on all of us, as my cousin came down to drive

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New domain and a few site changes!

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I was finally able to purchase my glorious domain name! Chances are you are now reading this at blog.spellweavergames.com! With this new domain, a few changes are going to be happening to the site overall. First, I will be making the home page more of a homepage instead of just a twitter feed. You may

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Fort Bloks In-Depth Review

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I can certainly see why Fort Bloks won first place in the GMCJAM! This is one of the best JAM games I have played in a long time. The art was fantastic, high-detail art. I can’t really tell if it’s amazing pixel art or amazing vector art, but no matter what it’s amazing art.. No

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Updated to WordPress 4.0!

I am trying to bring the site back to life, I will be posting more here from now on. Not much else to say right now.

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Indie Beacon – Tmrcznis Vs Ffnvwfj – Make the Game Challenge! – June 7th, 2014

    First off, yay for new header! Made it myself, figured it was about time! Second, It’s time for some Reviews! Mainly, from HayManMarc’s Make The Game Challenge: May edition! Number one on the list, in no particular order mind you, is… HayManMarc – Tmrcznis Vs Ffnvwfj I played this for a while, and it’s

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GameMaker: Studio Standard is now Free!

Mr.James Foreman, the guy who does YoYo marketing I believe(on the GMC anyway), posted the following topic to the GMC today: GMC TOPIC. In it he explains that Studio: Free has been replaced with a slightly edited version of Standard. This new free standard has no resource limits, but removes Mac exportation and induces a

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Indie Beacon – Hold-ups & other news – June 6th, 2014

I haven’t really had time to sit down and write my second GMCJAM article. The second half is going to be based on my favourite games from the jam, not just the ones I voted for, but the ones I enjoyed. The format of the Indie Beacon is great for shining light on random indie

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Indie Beacon – Peanut Butter and GMCJAM#14 – 20th of May, 2014

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     It’s that time of the month again!(That sounded better in my head…) The Indie Beacon is doing a special issue this month, the Peanut Butter and GMCJam is, obviously, a look at the winners of the GMCJAM! This time around Blake, Detective Pixel, DiptoMan are the amazing top three! Everyone who entered is

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GameMaker: Studio %50 OFF SALE!

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The wonderous people at YoYoGames have decided that GameMaker: Studio should be half off! The Pro version is only $37 if you upgrade your 8.1 license!All of the export modules are half off, excludng the YoYoCompiler, which is still $299. You can find all the info about the sale at YoYoGames Website.Or you can simply go to the Store

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Indie Beacon – News – May 15th, 2014

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I just thought everyone who was waiting for issue five should know it is coming! I am only going to do one issue a month from now on. This change in schedule of issues allows me to give you readers more quality per article than the two a month I was doing. This months article

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Indie Beacon – Issue 4 – 4/16/2014

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Every other issue covers games I find on the internet by OTHER people, but this issue covers the games I found in my online storage service. I found the first game I ever made in GameMaker in there, apparently still hosted on my old website(shutdown to public). Here are some screens, and downloads if you

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Game Design – Do graphics make the game?

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As the title asks, does a game’s looks really matter that much? If the game has great gameplay, but MS Paint graphics, does it deserve to burn? My opinion? No, the graphics do not “make” the game, but that does not mean they can’t break it! If the graphics are consistent, meaning they hold the

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Indie Beacon – Issue 3 – 4/2/2014

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It’s time for a new Indie Beacon! I was going to publish this on the first, but then realised no one would take it seriously… I am not a fan of April Fools day myself, but I understand why people enjoy it, Now for the great indie stuff I found this time! I didn’t have

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Indie Beacon – Issue 2 – 3/11/2014

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It’s that time again! Indie Beacon issue two! This issue is special because someone may win a free copy of GameMaker: Studio Standard! I had an extra key laying around, and figured someone may want to actually use it! Now to the games! Code Red – Osmium This little gem popped up on the GMC

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Indie Beacon – Announcement!

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As you may know, I have a new thing called the Indie Beacon that shines light on cool indie stuff I find. One of the people featured in the next issue will be getting a 100 percent free copy of GameMaker:Studio from me! The copy was obtained during YoYoGames’ Sale on Studio a couple weeks

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Changed site font

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I had a few complaints about readability on the site, as I was using a rather hard-on-the-eyes font. So in honor of Mike Parker, I have switched to Helvetica until I find a replacement font. I may keep it though, I rather like it.

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Indie Beacon! – March – 2014

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So I have decided to actually get more into the Indie games my fellow developers make! This is going to be a by-monthly article showcasing games I find or that are submitted by developers. This is not really to review the games, but more to shine light on games that I think really deserve it.

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Review – Hedges – Sam Whillance

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Hedges is a fantastic game! I first played it on Windows 8, but that option is no longer available.  It is, however, available on iOS and Android. I fell in love with this game within minutes of playing it! The graphics are pixely and hilarious, and the gameplay is intense. You have to go into

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Carpal Tunnel…

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So, I’ve known I have Carpal Tunnel for a while,  but it has hit me pretty hard lately. I have been coding non-stop for about four months now. My dad said taking a break for a while should help, so I am taking a month long break from my main project,Terra. I didn’t even type

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WordPress!

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I installed WordPress on my website! This will make it easier to share development news with you guys! I’ll be posting stuff here from time-to-time, I hope you like the content. It’s not just for game development, it’s a full on blog! So you will probably see all sorts of stuff here! 🙂

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