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Curly Fries

February 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Get a bath robe— woman!

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Synfig studio

February 13, 2010 Leave a comment

Can’t spare the cash for Adobe’s well-known but expensive Flash program? Fear not, with due diligence, you too can learn the art of flash animation all without the hefty expenses associated with buying proprietary software. Synfig studio is one such program in its early infancy, yet its robust feature set are closely reaching to that of Flash. Scripting like those in Flash aren’t yet implemented nor could you output your work in the popular .swf format, but for what it can do it does it well enough to be satisfactory. There’s the old frame by frame editing of vector graphics complete with audio support to start you off, or you can choose to let the software automatically transition frames. Still, I must mention that the software is not complete so professionals should still stick to using Flash.

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Wesnoth

February 6, 2010 Leave a comment

One aspect to PC gaming has always been the open source segment where many lesser projects have gained mass popularity. Not only are they free, but their co-operative nature also allows volunteers and amateur coders to join in the development effort. Wesnoth as it is called by most people, is a free turn-based strategy game created in 2003 by the current lead developer David White as one such project. Users in that sense are free to create and distribute their own add-ons; in contrast to the unorthodox restriction on modding of proprietary games. Perhaps even more interesting is the fact that the game is well polished, sporting detailed 2D graphics that are nostalgic of Fire Emblem and other classic titles. Gameplay&Audio are also reminiscent of several high production value titles, making this one hard case to dismiss.

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