June 8, 2020

Busy day yesterday! My band has been dabbling with carefully socially distanced outdoor rehearsals:


Before that I had a facetime with my superniece Cora. Two only-children, we setup some parallel play. I made this Lego dragon-y thing...

I have to say, my reconstituted Lego collection (the ones from sets I got over the past few years, having split my old collection up among dear friends' kids) is frustrating. Bricks have gotten so specialized, or I just don't have enough of them, or something. It's cool there are so many joint-pieces, but annoying when you don't have enough of the same type.

Finally, I went back to my 2015 Global Game Jam game for the Atari 2600, Loaded4Bear, and created Loaded4BearAI the same game but with an option for a computer opponent... an idea I've had in the back of my head since we first made it. I also love video games where a computer opponent is playing by the same rules as the human...I contacted the musician (whose original chiptunes stuff is low-key the best part of the game) and the artist who touched up the old cover art.

Here's Loaded4Bear AI gameplay: