Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Justin J has died of Dysentery
When I was in elementary school I had a nemesis named Justin J. We battled on a regular basis and when he would win a battle there was only one thing to do to make myself feel better: List Justin as a wagon-member in Oregon Trail and hope he would reach an untimely pioneer end. Oregon Trail was just the best. (Justin J. actually turned out to be a pretty ok guy and now he is living in the Philippines building houses or teaching English or giving medicine to sick babies or something.)

Bryce and I were talking about our love for the game a few days ago, we talked about it so much that we finally decided that we needed to make our own version with a few...modifications. Yesterday we began work on "Oregun Trail" (emphasis on the "gun" please.) It will be a mostly hunting centered pioneer adventure with a ridiculous amount of secrets.
As with most of our projects I am doing the fun part (graphics) and Bryce is doing the hard work part (programming.) Here's a buffalo I made for it:
As it turns out, making the graphics is a lot harder than I expected. It isn't hard to draw the animals, it's just... well look at what an adorable buffalo that is! Look at him! Do you know what happens to buffalo when you go hunting in Oregun Trail??? I purposefully made the bunny un-cute so I would not have the moral turmoil of animating his death. Sonya used to play Oregon Trail with me and she would never let me shoot the bunnies. Funny thing, she didn't mind when I didn't feed Cholera stricken Justin J.

4 comments:

Steffy said...

Yeah! I want to play!

Sonya said...

lol. I only vaguely remember a Justin J on Oregon Trail. I mostly just remember hunting a lot and getting frustrated because you could never take all of it with you! That, and always getting caught leaving too early or too late.
I am eager to see this new game...

Sonya said...

ps. Justin reads your site, or at least he did recently... he arrived at it via my new blog. :)

Tara said...

sweet! I can't wait! I am sure Cardon would be happy to help with R&D. :)