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Welcome to my blog! I write posts here when I want to share things that may concern everything I’m tinkering with or ideas that might interest other people (well, it’s my blog…).

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On April 6, I started a challenge to learn how to draw. I opened an instagram account on which I published a drawing a day for 21 days. I took a beginner’s course on Udemy which helped me get started. I always wanted to know how to draw. My bad drawing abilities have always been a big limitation for my personal projects. However, I never dared to learn it. I felt like it was not possible for me. ...

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About a year ago I started having severe pain in my left wrist when I was typing all day on the keyboard. A few sessions with the osteopath made this pain disappear. However, each time I used my wrist again intensively the pains would return. After some research on the internet, I saw that people who were in the same situation as me had solved their problem by changing the layout of their keyboard to an ergonomic layout. ...

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In the context of Covid-19, I will stay for some weeks at my parent’s house. I’m not working because I’m sick but I can still do some activity for a few hours a day. So I’ve finally decided to learn how to draw properly. My drawing skills have been a limitation for many of my projects. I found some introductory courses on Udemy. I also created an instagram account where I’ll post my drawings. ...

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Last June, I participated in the second edition of the “Pot-au-jeu” game jam organized by the french Youtuber At0mium. Last year, I made a game named Paperboy Droid which was ranked second in the gameplay category. This year, I made a game named “Le mystère des pierres” (The mystery of stones). It’s a puzzle game where the player moves stones to give orders to a robot. Without knowing it, the player will learn the basic notions of programming. ...

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It has been almost a year since the last article I wrote on this blog. This year has been one of the busiest I ever had. After last year’s game jam, I decided to try going serious about making games. I asked for a part-time job and planned to make a game that could be sold within a year. This was intended to be a test to see if it would be a viable option to start making games full time. ...

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A bit more than two weeks ago, I took part in a game jam organized by a french Youtuber (At0mium). For those who don’t know what a game jam is, it’s basically a video game creation contest where you create a game within a short period of time. In my case, I created the game from scratch during a weekend on the theme: “Faire du neuf avec du vieux”. When I enrolled, I thought that it would be a fun experience and a small break from my current project. ...

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A few days after finishing Great Bee (the first game I actually released), I went to a barbecue at my wife’s family. Of course, I took my computer with the game on it. At that point, I had no idea what kind of feedback I would get. I just let them play the game. The test started with my wife’s little sister who is in primary school. It was before dinner. ...

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I just finished my first game! It’s called Great Bee. You can play it online on itch.io or download it for free. Please share it with your friends if you like it and feel free to write any feedback on the game. In Great Bee, you play a bee that have to forage all the flowers in every level. The frog and the sun are your enemies. Colliding with them kills you. ...

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I read a lot of positive reviews about the PICO-8 fantasy console. Instead of listing the good points it has, I will tell you my story with PICO-8. For those who don’t know, it is a fake console that allows making games within the console itself. This includes code, graphics, sound, music, and maps. The games can be easily shared as PNG cartridge images. First, a little background. Short version. I started creating video games long ago and I really loved it. ...

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