Denial, our entry for GGJ 2016

Denial

I’ve recently participated in Global Game Jam 2016 with theme of “Ritual”. Due to my interest in procedural/random level generation and roguelikes, we made a roguelike-like that tries to tell a story as well. You can play and also download the source at the official GGJ 2016 site.

سیگار نیمسوز

پسر در ماشین منتظر بود. رو فرمان انگشست میزد. ظهر، حدود ساعت 3 بعد از ظهر، تپه های شمس آباد

پس کجا بودی؟ چرا اینقدر دیر کردی؟

نمیتونستم بیام، یه ماشینه مشکی اینجا بود نمیدونستم کیه. از دست بابام هم باید وقتی خونه بودم بکشم هم الان که مثلا خلاص شدم از دستش. خوب حالا کجا میخوایم بریم؟

بشین، بشین که باهات خیلی کار دارم.

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آیدین؛ اینجا کجاس داریم میریم؟ میخوای سورپرایزم کنی کلک؟

آره عزیزم، میخوام سورپرایزت کنم

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کات به بیرونی، زمستون، دم دمای گرگ و میش، یه جایی مثله لواسون، هیچکس نیست و فقط این دونفر جلوی کادر هستن

آیدین، داره دیر میشه، کجاییم الان؟ کی برمیگردیم تهران؟ میترسم …

نترس وقتی با منی

نمیگم میترسما میدونی که من خیلی بهت اعتماد دارم

آره

ولی خوب یکمم میترسم چیکار کنم خوب

ببین …

چی شده؟

هیچی.

آیدین زود باش بریم اون ماشینه چیه داره میاد اینوری، پلیس مولیس نباشه شر بشه

نه نترس

نمیترسم، وقتی با تو ام نمیترسم

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عزیزم برگردیم دیگه؟ خیلی داره دیر میشه او ن ماشینه هم نزدیکمونه

ببین …

چیه؟

من خیلی دوست دارم، خودتم خوب میدونی

آره، خوب؟

پدرت بهم هفته پیش زنگ زد

بابام؟ چی گفت؟

هیچی، یکم باهم صحبت کردیم، حرفای مردونه

راستشو بگو، چی گفت؟

هیچی بابا هیچی فقط نگران تو بود میگفت چرا اینطوری میکنه و به زندگیش لگد میزنه

ولم کن، آیدین این ماشینه رو فک کنم میشناسما …

به من گوش کن، ولش کن اونو

خوب

خلاصه کنم برات، وقت نیست خیلی

بگو جونمو به لبم رسوندی. آیدین اینا چرا دارن میان سمت ماشین ما؟ میشناسیشون؟

قرار گذاشتیم که تو برگردی

چی؟

هیچی قرار شد تو برگردی خونه، بعد بابات کمکمون کنه باهم درست زندگی رو بسازیم

آیدین! من که بهت گفتم اون چطور آدمیه. من رو میخواد به زور بفرسته خارج مارو از هم دور کنه

نه خودش بهم گفت اینکارو نمیکنه

تو چرا باور کردی؟ اونو نمیشناسی آیدین نمیشناسیش

ببین، با اینا برو، اینا تورو صحیح و سالم میبرن پیش بابا بعد من میام باهم حرف میزنیم

آیدین،  نکن این کارو بامن نکن

چیزی نمیشه که میشینی تو ماشین و میری، همین

آیدین تورو خدا کمکم کن نزار اینا منو ببرن

*صداهای دخترک تبدیل به جیغ میشه

آیدین اینا چرا ئس با من اینطوری میکنن مگه نگفتی منو میخوان فقط ببرن پس چرا …

پسرک پشت به صحنه، سیگاری روشن میکند.

به چراغ های کم نور ولی پرتعداد شهر نگاه میکند و

پک عمیقی به سیگار میزند

IranGDI ad.

I’m not a traditional Flash developer, and to be honest with you, I’ve had my share of Flash with both several 2D engine prototypes and Rot Gut. But when the good people at IranGDI asked me to do a game banner with Flash, I knew I had to do it.

Since their mascot is Invaders, I suggested making a simple Flash version of Space Invaders and as with Rot Gut, I went with Flixel for implementing it. So here it is:

My first film edit etude, “Remember”.

You can download one of my first tests on film edit ( download it (5MiB) / stream it ).

I limited myself to some rush videos that I had lying around and forced myself to create a short movie with a story from it. It’s all recorded via my cell phone.

I’m experiencing until the day me and my friend, Ehssan, will go to capture the actual footage so I’ll be ready for editing.

-Stay tuned.

Silence of The Mice.

So, last time I went to NLAI to work on my game, in knee deep in the guts and blood of bugs and fails, someone tapped me and jumped me out of my chair to “mention” out of his, let’s just forgive him, nervous system that apparently I can’t bring mouse into the reading chambers. I told him honestly that my touchpad is broken (it is not but using it even for two clicks will give me pain in the thumb for the whole week that’s because I extensively used it in past years) and he nodded just as I expected from as bright as he is.

So, I went home afterwards to search for any quite mouse that I can find. There were some but that mostly would need me “going out” (people! oh people! they are dangerous!) and involving in traffic and waste of time and asking lots of remarkable “yesterday Sheppard, today computer salesman” about this matter, which I honestly avoided during past 6 years.

So I asked my Hardware genius, Massoud, about the matter. Whom if he was not helping Intel making better processors, would be help me hand in hand in this matter. So as he could do best from miles away, he found a nice article about how to quite a mouse. As some of you might know, I rather to lots of nasty things in order not to solder things, being a software guy. Even though all of my experience I remember doing soldering were successful (not in your terms, but mine), even that A Link To The Past GBA cartridge that took me a whole week to fixed for Hossein PeaCe that he broke kindly after 5minutes of returning it to him, I still tried to avoid soldering for this matter.

So knowing that I was not gonna solder things, I tried working with the touchpad, see if my old injuries are healed. It was just to my surprise that 10 clicks with this devil button and I have my pain back. Nice. So I went “idn way” and tried to invent a little during the journey. I don’t like hardware and also don’t like to talk about how switches in mice work and what causes the sound, I just want to mention that I could do the trick without soldering, I did it in place. I must admit that it was not an easy task, it requires even more nimbler fingers than mine and a nervous system made of steel.

There were times that I was just about to rip the mouse and break it into the screen and go gardening in a far far farm near a railroad, but what I was needed was a quite episode of The Return of Sherlock Holmes with a cup of tea in 5am.

So here we are, after 2 days of nerve breaking work, a quite down mice.

I must admit that I didn’t touch the wheel’s click since it’s almost impossible to deal with it without soldering and the work is not “clear” as some people do, but that’s just me any my “ways”.