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I'm a guy with way too many ideas and not enough time. These days, I mostly write stuff.

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Posted by F1Krazy - September 25th, 2015

That's right! Today marks ten years to the day since I first signed up for Newgrounds. It's weird to think that I've been a member of this site for pretty much half my life now, and that it's shaped a lot of who I am.

When I first signed up here, I was a naive, borderline-autistic 10-year-old, taking his first steps onto the wider Internet. My idea of "animating" was to draw a bunch of still frames in MS Paint and then string them together. My idea of "constructive criticism" was to hurl insults at anyone who made a game I wasn't any good at, or a cartoon that insulted something I like. I couldn't write a single line of ActionScript and I couldn't draw to save my life (still can't, tbh). My profile picture was a Sonic recolour.

It took me two years to get my first submission on the site: a crude Madness Combat scene creator, inspired by Shomer's iconic 2005 one. I made it using code from a dress-up game tutorial and sprites from a sheet, and didn't expect much from it, but the reception was fantastic. I made two more the following year, and MSC3 ended up becoming the Madness scene creator, getting frontpaged, showcased in the official Madness collection, and receiving over 850,000 views to date. MSC4 went on to achieve a rating of 4.27/5, which is utterly phenomenal, and higher than such iconic games as Ultimate Flash Sonic and Madness Interactive! Finally, MSC5 got me my first-ever Daily Top 5, in 4th position.

By the time MSC5 was released, in February 2012, I was a far more mature 17-year-old, with a far more intense interest in video game development. I can't deny that Newgrounds has helped play a part in shaping that ambition. I've since taken a hiatus from Flash in order to focus on making larger, more professional games, as well as taking a degree in Computer Gaming Technology, of which I am about to start my final year.

Since this is such a momentous occasion, I feel I should do something to celebrate it. And since Newgrounds now supports Unity games, I'm going to submit a bunch of my WIP Unity games to the Dumping Grounds for your viewing pleasure! Hopefully this will give you an idea of just how far I've come since I first submitted OMG Madness Scene Creator here all those years ago. I will also, at some point over this weekend, try and get round to FINALLY doing that thing that I need to do in order to start receiving ad payments from Newgrounds again (I forget what). Because I'm probably owed well over £100 in ad revenue by this point, and I could really use that money :P

UPDATE: Here's the first game. This is more of a sandbox than an actual game, I just screwed around with a bunch of physics effects. Warning: it can get VERY laggy!

Posted by F1Krazy - September 22nd, 2015

I've had a bit of a SNAFU with my Google account and can't access the old Project 20:15 blog anymore, so all new posts will be made here: http://project2015-v2.blogspot.com. The previous days' posts will remain on the old blog. If I manage to get my old blog back again, I'll transfer the posts on the new blog over to the old one.

Also, happy Madness Day! Forgot all about that. Sorry I don't have anything new in the pipeline currently. I'll be busy with university this year as well, as it's my final year and I have a 10,000-word dissertation to write. How fun. Wish me luck!

Posted by F1Krazy - December 7th, 2014

Let's look forward to the future rather than back at the past. Last month was the 10th anniversary of my first-ever "animated" short, next month I'll be turning 20 and next September will also mark 10 years since I joined this site. To celebrate this and a few other things, next year I will be undertaking an ambitious challenge: Project 20:15.

Project 20:15 is a writing challenge, where I will attempt to write a single short story or vignette every day for the whole of 2015. Each short will be based on one of around 30 projects that I have come up with in the last ten years but never finished (and in many cases, never even started). Again, this will most likely mean no Flash submissions for 2015, as I've committed myself to this instead. HOWEVER, since this place accepts Unity games as well now, I will try and publish some of my uni work and other Unity experiments here, most likely to the Dumping Grounds at first. I know it feels like I'm abandoning you guys but believe me, I don't want to disappear from this site entirely.

My Project 20:15 shorts will be posted here: http://animatron-project2015.blogspot.co.uk/ They will all be tagged according to which project they're based on, whether they're canon to said project and so on. I may post a few of the better ones here - I think there's a Writing section in the forum so I may post a few there as well, or at least a link.

My plans for the next couple of years are still up in the air, but I certainly don't plan on forgetting this place, since this is where it all started. Maybe I've outgrown it. Maybe I haven't. But I don't think I can ever leave it behind completely.

Posted by F1Krazy - November 5th, 2014

I'm going to stop responding to reviews of my old games. While I do enjoy getting feedback, I'm not actually getting feedback any more. The reviews I get now tend to be either:

  • People telling me about the scenes they made, often with a badly-written RP-style narration
  • Complaining that an older version doesn't have a certain feature and giving it a disproportionately low score as a result
  • Something along the lines of "BEST GAME EVAR 100/10!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

...none of which are helpful to me in any capacity. The second type in particular is just downright annoying and nonsensical, and winds me up every time I see it (why are you bitching about something MMSC2 doesn't have when MMSC5 is a thing? Fucking play MMSC5 instead!)

This is, I think, another reminder that I've outgrown my NG fanbase, if not this website as a whole. When I made the first MMSC I was a borderline-autistic 12-year-old, much like most MMSC players seem to be now. But now I'm almost 20, midway through university, and studying to become a professional developer. I've grown up. My fanbase here hasn't. Did I mention that one time a kid from here found me on Facebook and sent my sister death threats just before a major operation she had to undergo? Yeah, that happened.

I don't like to moan about my fans. I mean, you guys made me. Front page, Daily Top 5, ad revenue cheques: that was all you. I hope you'll continue to support me in the future, whatever I end up doing. But please...grow up.

Posted by F1Krazy - September 22nd, 2014

Completely forgot about that. Which means of course I have nothing for you guys, sorry about that. Hope you enjoy the day, though.

Posted by F1Krazy - September 5th, 2014

That's a new one on me. I mean, I know there are Unity3D projects on here, but I thought they'd been converted into Flash somehow...I dunno, I'm an idiot :P Well, now that I know Unity is acceptable here, I can use that. I have a few Unity projects that I'm working on on the side, though whether they'll actually see completion is doubtful. I dare say I'm better at making games in Unity than Flash, though.

...that being said, I know a lot of people like my Flash scene creators. So guess what? I FINALLY HAVE FLASH ON MY LAPTOP! I'm not committing to making anything with it - yet - but we'll see what happens. Hopefully my university knowledge will transfer over to Flash and I'll be that much better at it. Though admittedly, I am a little out of practice...we'll see.

I'm not saying you can expect anything from me in the immediately future, but...keep an eye out.

Posted by F1Krazy - August 22nd, 2014

You may have noticed that I'm not a yellow hedgehog anymore. Well, tbh, the whole Sonic fancharacter thing has gotten very childish and outdated. So I've rebranded. I now have a nice image of Hanako Ikezawa from Katawa Shoujo as my profile pic, and a picture of Sayaka and Kyouko from Puella Magi Madoka Magica (OTP for life) as my icon thingy. Depending on my mood, I may replace these with more professional icons (such as the Animatron Studios logo).

I will likely expand this to other sites such as deviantART, as I'm considering phasing out my fancharacters completely, but I don't know if you can rename deviantART accounts (my dA, if you're unfamiliar with it, is named ~MysteryTheHedgehog after my main fancharacter). So yeah, it's all change here.

Please note that I still do not have Flash on my laptop, so for the time being I am still officially on hiatus here. However, it does seem as though this site supports Unity games in some way, so maybe there's still a way I can contribute. We'll see.

Posted by F1Krazy - July 29th, 2014

Kinda forgot about this place, huh? My bad. Let me fill you in on what's happened during my first year of university.

  • I've continued to work on my visual novel, Watashi Wa Nemutte Tokei. I've written over 5,500 lines of code, and it's slowly nearing completion. It even has a website (http://wwnt.weebly.com/) and a trailer, which you can view on said website.
  • I've learned a lot of C# in my first year of university, and I've been putting it to good use in both Visual Studio and Unity. My Visual Studio projects include an "Anime Plot Generator" (which you can play here: http://kserver.nu/fun/animeplotgenerator.php), and a text-based adventure game that's not ready yet. As for Unity, you can download my first-year game project here: http://www.mediafire.com/download/j1wqf8faiw2k4kd/Robot_Attack.zip. This is only about 80-100 hours' worth of work, so don't expect Halo.
  • I've started playing a number of new games, including Minetest, Terraria, the Steam version of EBF4, Audiosurf, and an early-access Zelda-esque game called Lenna's Inception (find out more here: http://lennasinception.com/about/).
  • In December I wrote and published the first chapter of a dystopian sci-fi thriller...which I then forgot about. Just like this place. Whoops. Read it here: https://www.fictionpress.com/s/3170639/1/Don-t-Say-a-Word

...and that's everything I can think of. Oh, and...I wonder if all this coding practice will have improved my ActionScript skills. I'll have to FINALLY get Flash on this laptop so I can find out.

Posted by F1Krazy - September 21st, 2013

...well, to an extent. It's still gonna be hard but I've gotten almost everything sorted out now. Got a new laptop as well, with a huge hard drive, helpful for projects! Speaking of which, I don't see any Flash projects on the horizon for a while, sorry about that :(

Also, after my last post I feel I should clarify a couple of things. One, I'm going to Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, not THE actual Cambridge University as a lot of people assumed in the previous post. I'd love to be going to THE Cambridge University but I'm not. Two, I'm studying Computer Games Development, so in future I can make things a bit more complex than Flash scene creators. If I can I may share some of my uni projects with you (or at least bits of them).

Posted by F1Krazy - September 18th, 2013

In a very short time I'll be moving away from home and into my university accommodation in Cambridge. Wish me luck.