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Aurélien Gâteau @agateau@mastodon.xyz

After two months without a release, here comes Pixel Wheels 0.7.0, featuring a new icy track, improved gameplay, nicer trees and a few other things!

Learn more on agateau.com/2018/pixelwheels-0

Playing around with a new icon for Pixel Wheels, using Endesga edg32 palette in Aseprite.

Still wondering if it looks punchy or if the colors clash horribly :)

After too many attempts at drawing decent top-down trees for Pixel Wheels, I am considering changing to an RPG style perspective. True top-down is too frustrating to draw with. This is what I have so far.

The only drawback is I would have to remove the screen rotation in the game, but lots of people seems to dislike it, so maybe it's not a problem, what do you think?

What did I do this week? Well, I played with SFXR Qt noise buffer! more about it in this article.

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Wrote an article on SFXR Qt, the QtQuick port of SFXR, the awesome sound effect generator by DrPetter:

agateau.com/2018/sfxr-qt/

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Working on the new menu title for Pixel Wheels. I came up with two contestants so far. Probably going to pick the first one. What do you think?

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Just published the sources of my Qt port of SFXR! You can find it here: github.com/agateau/sfxr-qt

Download it and start creating blip, zap and booms!


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What I have been working on this week, as a small distraction from Tiny Wheels. More on this later, but does it ring a bell to you (ahah)?

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I just released Tiny Wheels 0.5.0, featuring a much improved experience on Android and a bunch of other changes! But... is it the last Tiny Wheels?

Check out the announcement on agateau.com/2018/tinywheels-0-!

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Experimenting with pie buttons in the corners of the screen for Tiny Wheels. It feels nicer to only have to rotate the thumbs to reach the buttons instead of really moving them. I haven't met this kind of layout so far in mobile games, do you have experience with a similar setup, what do you think of it?

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Coming up in Tiny Wheels 0.4.0: Santa Truck! Featured here using a turbo to grab the first place!
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When you are a cat, there is nothing better than taking a nap with a ballerina mouse plush doll...

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I added snow to the pine tree of Tiny Wheels... I am still not fully happy with the result, probably because of the lack of shading. I started a new one. Interestingly copying the steps ended up like a mini-tutorial :)

Now I am torn between the two. Which one should I keep?

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31, "mask". As a kid who grew up watching cartoons in the 80s, combining "mask" with my car theme was obvious. If you have no idea what this is about, search for "mask cartoon"... mastodon.xyz/media/3ZtRxll_-dk mastodon.xyz/media/gPzAIx9AeuG mastodon.xyz/media/66ijTthCK6M

day 30, "found", a new addition to the mini-story of days 1 - 28 - 4 :) mastodon.xyz/media/ZUeawzrOS_-

day 29, "united". This mechanic is very proud of the work he did on the car from day 2: "good as new!" mastodon.xyz/media/CQ5NQNtgOX9

More catch up, day 2: "divided". This car is going to need some serious repairs... mastodon.xyz/media/0dIFJG88wam