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Awesome Official Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Toys & Collectibles!!

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Recently when I was in Toys R Us, I was amazed to see so many Zelda toys there!!  It is certainly easier for collectors and young folks nowadays to collect things from their favorite games~

I just remember that when I was a kid, it was unlikely to see anything other than a select few action figures that were more like collector’s items. 😭

But anyway!!  Here is a whole feature for Breath of the Wild accessories you can get either from Toys R Us or Tokyo Otaku Mode to round out the post with neat merchandise and collectible stuff~

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Traveler’s Bow & Arrows

This was what I saw in Toys R Us that really amazed me!!
The awesome and accurate design of the bow and its detailed quiver
are exceptionally cool for something being sold as a toy for kids!!
And don’t pretend like you wouldn’t launch those suction-cup arrows around even as an adult. 😠

Nintendo Switch Premium Zelda Earbuds – Black

I’m not sure why the product specifies Nintendo Switch earbuds,
certainly they can plug into anything with a headphone jack~
The swirly black design with gold on top is exceptionally cool!!

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Backpack

This would be extremely cool for carrying outdoor gear or picnic stuff for
your real-life excursions and adventures! c:
Ofc, it also works just as well for school supplies.

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Champion amiibo set

Here is a listing where you can preorder a full set of the recently-announced Champion amiibos!!
If you don’t want all of them, you only have to follow the link and select one instead~
Umm, I don’t know anybody that isn’t completely in love with Urbosa.

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Link 10″ PVC Statue

Okay, just one super serious collector’s item made its way into my roundup today.
But it’s because this figure is SO exceptionally cool!!!
There are other pics listed on its page that show him off in some extremely cool lighting.

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List of Myths of the World Games in Order (+ Downloads)!!

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

It is time, my dudes, for yet another game list.

The Myths of the World series is one of the earliest point-and-click
puzzle adventure games I ever checked out!

The stories and settings of these are EXTREMELY cool,
each one inspired by a different culture’s magic, mysticism, and folklore.
A recurring theme in the series is some kind of additional
crafting or puzzle mechanic… I’m not really sure how to explain,
but the first one has an alchemy + magic system,
and each other game has something like that, too,
in addition to your usual adventuring and puzzle-solving.

Give these awesome and artful games a look,
and remember that if you’re interested in playing,
you can click on any of these to be brought to the download page!

Myths of the World: Chinese Healer

A great myth has enduring power… no matter where the story comes from. In this first game in the exciting new Myths of the World series, your story begins as a Chinese healer who’s brought to the Imperial City to save the Emperor’s son. But you uncover a devious plot and end up having to save yourself! Throughout the game, you’ll use your herbal kit to concoct powerful potions to summon spirits and heal the people you meet. There are also collectible cranes hidden everywhere, and achievements to earn as you play.

Myths of the World: Stolen Spring

The rich folklore continues with this exciting tale set in an old Slavic land. As Child of Spring, can you save the world from eternal winter?

A cruel and cold Goddess of Winter has hijacked springtime, and her victim has called on you for help. You’ll be surprised by what you, a lowly peasant, can do in the face of evil – and what cute little furry friends you’ll meet along the way in Myths of the World: Stolen Spring.

Myths of the World: Spirit Wolf

The wolf spirit still haunts… will you heed its call?

You’re an expert in Native American symbolism who’s been called to investigate some glowing glyphs. Your amulet, which has been in your family for generations, begins to glow as soon as you arrive, as if it’s part of this place…

As you begin to investigate, you encounter strange ghosts from the past. Find out what caused their rift all those generations ago and how you’re connected to this place and its spirit.

Myths of the World: Of Fiends and Fairies

The rat catcher’s after more than rats this time. He’s kidnapping fairy folk! Where did these pixies come from, and what do they have to do with your grandfather’s fairy tales?

Play both traditional and silhouette hidden-object puzzles in this dark fairy tale game. A unique new Q&A puzzle helps you discover your grandfather’s tie to the fairy realm. 

Myths of the World: Black Rose

Vampire hunting is a full-time job, and your latest lead has brought you and your partner to Louisiana. Hop aboard a Mississippi River cruise, and get to work! You must investigate the riverboat passengers to expose a vampire who’s carrying an ancient artifact that could spell disaster in the wrong hands. Just be wary of who you trust… Even a seemingly normal person might be under the spell of the cunning vampire, luring you into a trap. Uncover the clues and unmask the true villain in this heart-pounding adventure! 

Myths of the World: The Heart of Desolation

It was just supposed to be a routine mission. Fly in, drop supplies, and fly out. But when a dragon attacks your plane, crash-landing in a lush valley, you’re drawn into the adventure of a lifetime! This ancient valley is filled with living, breathing dragons – guardians of nature who protect the weak. But when one of their own becomes possessed by their ultimate foe, it’s up to you to restore order. Can you defeat the Dragon King’s mighty terracotta army, or will the world be destroyed once more, just like it was centuries ago?

Myths of the World: The Whispering Marsh

People have been vanishing in the Whispering Marsh, and the county has enlisted you to investigate. But this is no ordinary missing-persons case… The entire marsh is steeped in myth, with tales of mysterious twinkling lights that can mesmerize their victims and lure them to their doom. What are these lethal illuminations, and who –or what – is controlling them? You’ll have to act fast to find out before it’s lights out for you, too, in this chilling adventure!

Myths of the World: Born of Clay and Fire

A mysterious creature is wreaking havoc in your home city of Prague, and only you have the power to stop it! After your father is arrested, you find out just what he had been researching in his hidden alchemy lab – the Clayborne, powerful mythical monsters, born from clay and fire. Now it’s up to you to discover the true nature of the Clayborne and save the city from destruction in this epic puzzle adventure!

Myths of the World: Island of Forgotten Evil

Before his death, your uncle hid a mysterious artifact that only you could find. What starts as a search for the truth quickly turns into the adventure of a lifetime when a ghostly apparition tries to thwart your plans! Can you break the curse of the Legionary before it’s too late, or will you be its next victim? Find out in this riveting puzzle adventure!

Myths of the World: Bound by the Stone

The town of Beline is under attack! The only thing standing in the way of the town’s destruction is a yearly ritual, but a mysterious sorcerer is getting in their way! Can you uncover the sorcerer’s origins and save the town in time? Find out in this compelling adventure game!

Myths of the World: The Black Sun

Your hometown’s commander has gone missing, and you’ve been called in to investigate. Before you get far, a strange creature turns your father into stone! It’s a race against the clock as you track down the beast and try to save the town. Will you find the monster in time, or will you become its next victim? Find out in this spine-tingling adventure!

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Patreon Monthly Update for July

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Heya!  Although it’s not quite the end of the month yet, I wanted to make this round-up post before July actually ended, because of the time-sensitive bonus that is only relevant before July 31st~

Here is what I have been up to in only the few weeks it has been since diving full-force into creating games!!:

  • The screenshot above shows my most recent update.  If you view the post itself, the screenshot is actually animated, and shows the scene in action!!  There are a whole bunch of colorful little animated icons that serve to show what emotions the character is speaking in a cute and interactive way~
  • In just yesterday’s post, I had most of the icons drawn but not animated yet!
  • From Sketch to Screenshot – This post details how rough and messy my work-in-progress sketches are, where I rough out how I want the UI to look and even scribble incredibly silly placeholder characters LOL.  It’s available to view side-by-side with the finished version of the same screen, just to see the difference!
  • Playing with Particles: Glowy Lights & Fireflies – Fireflies always look so magical in games!  This post, which also has an animated demonstration, shows off how I create pretty, soft, and glowing lights for background detail.
  • Dialog Boxes & Typewriter Text – Another animated demonstration, this time showing the dynamic message boxes and text that appears within them.  It’s a minor effect, but one that is massively engaging for the player!  There is also a sneak peek at some actual code in this post.
  • Animating Game Characters – This post, which includes an animated demonstration AND a look at the code behind it, shows how I get my art work to move around and look alive in a game.
  • Drawing a Game Character – Finally, this post, which is visible for everyone so that they may get a glimpse at what kind of content is available in the rest of the feed, provides an example of how my art work grows from placeholder characters to full-color designs for the final form of the project. 🌟

There are actually a couple of other progress update posts that I didn’t even list just now – you’ll have to check the activity feed over on Patreon to see the rest!

If you’re interested in watching these projects come to life, as well as playing demonstrations as soon as playable builds are available, you’ll need to become a Patron!  Please consider doing so – it is a small investment that is non-figuratively life-changing for me, allowing me to pursue this and create cute and positive games as I have always dreamed of doing.

AND!!!  If I reach my first goal of $150 before July ends, I’ll be able to put those earnings toward upgrading my Game Maker license to allow finished games to be available for Mac and Ubuntu users as well as PC, in addition to being able to make browser-based games that do not require downloading at all and would be available to play freely~!

💟 Thank you so much for taking the time to read my summary of what I’ve been up to over this month, and if you’d like to help in any form, consider the links below to either become a patron or just to donate once through Paypal any small amount~

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List of Mystery Trackers Games in Order (+ Downloads)!

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

It is time, my dudes, for another list of SPOOKY ADVENTURE GAMES!!
(*ghost noise* WoooOOOoooOOo~)

The Mystery Trackers series follows a club of detectives – the titular Mystery Trackers –
as they investigate mysterious and spooky happenings and solve amazing cases!

As with pretty much all of these games, the backgrounds are
beautiful and painted, and filled with gorgeous animated details
that contribute to the eerie atmosphere and fully immerse you in the world.

The series isn’t conveniently numbered, so if you find yourself looking at all
of those titles and wondering where to start, this list shall point you on your way!

Follow the links to any of these to begin playing them for free!

Mystery Trackers: The Void

The Void family mansion used to be a gorgeous home, until Dr. Malleus Void inherited it. Legend has it that the creepy doctor spent his time doing terrible experiments in the home, and it has been abandoned for an entire decade. After 3 world famous celebrities go missing inside the house, it’s up to the Mystery Trackers to go inside the house, and solve its mysteries once and for all in Mystery Trackers: The Void!

Mystery Trackers: Raincliff

After a group of young students go missing, the Mystery Trackers are called in to search the city of Raincliff! Tackle this difficult case and unravel the strange mystery to save the students! Explore the entire town and discover who is watching your every move in Mystery Trackers: Raincliff! Use your Hidden Object talents to carefully dissect scenes and piece together perplexing puzzles! 

Mystery Trackers: Black Isle

Investigate a supposedly abandoned island in Mystery Trackers: Black Isle! After a journalist is kidnapped after beginning an investigation, it’s up to you to learn the truth behind Black Isle. Years ago an earthquake struck leaving the island deserted. None of the buildings seem to be damaged, however, and a hooded figure seems to be stopping people from discovering the truth. Find the missing journalist and learn a sinister secret in Mystery Trackers: Black Isle!

Mystery Trackers: The Four Aces

Stop a devious conspiracy in Mystery Trackers: Four Aces! The entire town of Brightfield was evacuated after a series of bizarre animal attacks. Now, strange creatures roam the streets, danger lurks around every corner and you’ve just landed smack in the middle of it all. As you begin to investigate, you discover that the attacks may have been part of a whole series of crimes committed in town, all tracing back to an organization called the Four Aces. But just who are the Aces and what is their plan? With the help of your trusty canine companion, Elf, you must keep digging to get to the bottom of things. Good luck out there, Detective. You’re going to need it!

Mystery Trackers: Silent Hollow

There are screams heard in Silent Hollow… Trouble at the Mystery Trackers headquarters means you’re called in to help. With a few extra abilities, not to mention your trusty sidekick, Elf, you just might save the day!

Uncover the treachery of a centuries-old turncoat in this incredible follow-up to the bestselling Mystery Trackers series.

Mystery Trackers: Raincliff’s Phantoms

Now you see us… now you don’t. It should have been a lighthearted human interest story, but what Emilie White reported on in this abandoned town scared her witless – and now she’s vanished. Nobody can say what happened to her, and only a few like you know the stories of invisible people living there are true… Return to Raincliff, where what you see isn’t always what you get.

Mystery Trackers: Blackrow’s Secret

It’s been two hundred years since the plague swept through here… Authorities quarantined the area around Blackrow Mansion, and it hasn’t been opened since. But now, an up-and-coming starlet is receiving strange threats that have drawn her straight to the quarantine zone. What is hiding behind the rusted gates of the Forbidden District? Play innovative new mini-games and explore gorgeous hidden-object puzzles as you track down the truth behind Blackrow’s secret!

Mystery Trackers: Nightsville Horror

A young boy named Oliver’s been kidnapped, and the scared citizens of Willowsville are blaming the Owl Man from their rival town, Nightsville. Long thought to be a made-up story to scare the kids, the Owl Man seems to be real… and he’s coming for you…

There are loads of exciting new elements in this game, from interactive deduction dialogues to a special Foresight Mode. Your old pal, Elf, is back on the scene, too!

Mystery Trackers: Winterpoint Tragedy

Buried in the ice… answer a distress call at an arctic research lab where scientists have made a chilling discovery! The latest in the bestselling Mystery Trackers series from Elephant Games will challenge your notion of what it means to be human. With Elf as your polar-clad sidekick, you’ll unravel the mystery of the Cold Stalkers. Play gorgeous scenes lit by the Northern Lights. A fun “area scan” feature, loads of silhouette, matching, and listed hidden-object puzzles, morphing objects, Rube Goldberg-style super puzzles, and collectibles make this a not-to-be-missed adventure!

Mystery Trackers: Paxton Creek Avenger

In the tenth game in the series, Elephant Games gives you an exciting story about a masked villain who takes on the whole Mystery Trackers organization. A mystery man calling himself the Paxton Creek Avenger has terrorized a theater full of people. He’s kidnapped your commander’s daughter, and you’ve got to stop him! Luckily, you’ve got faithful Elf by your side, as well as an unknown ally. With their help and the use of a special thermal scanning device, track down the Avenger and find out what he has against the Mystery Trackers. Solve a variety of mini-games, including Match-3 and Rube Goldberg-style super puzzles. Search for clues in listed, silhouette, and interactive hidden-object puzzles.

Mystery Trackers: Train to Hellswich

Elephant Games presents the newest addition to the Mystery Trackers series! Your hard work has definitely earned you a vacation. What starts as a normal train ride quickly takes a dark turn as mysterious hooded creatures start terrorizing passengers! Can you uncover what they’re after and stop them before it’s too late? Find out in this rousing hidden-object puzzle adventure!

Mystery Trackers: Queen of Hearts

The townspeople of Brightfield are becoming infected by a mysterious illness and turning into monsters! This is no simple investigation as you struggle to save both the townspeople and yourself. Can you stop whoever is behind the infection in time? Find out in this spine-tingling hidden-object puzzle adventure!

Mystery Trackers: Memories of Shadowfield

After losing your memory during a case, you must delve into your mind to save a missing girl! But you quickly find that this is no ordinary disappearance. With rumored ghosts and monsters lurking near the Shadowfield Observatory, can you recover your memory and save the missing girl in time? Find out in this spine-tingling hidden-object puzzle adventure game!

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Bread ‘n Butter: Memories from the Cutest Browser-Based Game Ever

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Does anyone remember this incredibly cute game called Bread ‘n Butter?  It used to be hosted by Outspark, which doesn’t even seem to have their own landing page any more and visiting them will simply redirect you to the MMO Fiesta.

Bread ‘n Butter was a time-management simulation filled with quick minigames, all populated by some of the cutest art work of the sweetest little pastry-based characters!  The minigames are a bit like Cooking Mama or Wario Ware, where you do a quick, simple task within a fairly short time limit and then quickly move on to the next step.  The time & money management system in Bread ‘n Butter applied to the bakery/cafe that you owned, where you had to strategically place your finished baked goods around the store and have a part-time worker staffed.

It isn’t available to play any more (and the copywrite years on these screenshots don’t go higher than 2008…), and for a number of years there was like 0 information about this game on the Internet at all, and I was wondering what the heck happened to it or if anyone else even played it!  Then, Outspark created this photo album on Flickr, and I can almost immerse myself in the sweetly cute and cheerful world again with this wonderful selection of screenshots!

^ The sign-in screen!
This REALLY shows how adorable the character designs were.
Wouldn’t you, like, buy stationery and stuff with these characters on them??

I also ADORE the color palette – sweet pastels over a neutral brown & honey-yellow base!
I have a similar color scheme in one of my own game projects!

This is the “world map” screen – you actually had to travel to different locations
to gather different ingredients, such as harvesting chocolate from the woods
(where chocolate kisses grow on trees) or scooping up sweet syrup
from a volcano filled with it.

A results screen like this would show you how successful your bakery was.

An upgrade shop – I was never really able to grind enough gold
for the single gold item here, and the rest all need real currency.

There were some serious upgrades available if you could put the money towards it!

This is one of the “main” screens you would look at while playing.
The top screen shows characters working as well as shopping in your bakery,
and it’s kind of a constant that you’d keep your eye on as time passed by.
The bottom screen changes frequently, and it is where you play minigames.

Omg, look at the cute little faces on the whisk and all of those little clumps of batter!!
I remember playing this minigame with great frequency,
mashing the arrow keys like crazy lol.

Still easier than getting batter unstuck from your whisk in real life. T – T

Another minigame involving grinding flour.
In order to actually play these minigames and thus actually have supplies for your bakery,
you had to gather the raw ingredients from the forests and stuff, first.
So, it wasn’t like you could just grind through minigames,
you actually had to go out and collect the base materials, too.
There was kind of a rhythm to this game that you’d settle into,
like collect – turn into usable ingredients – bake – place in bakery.

Here is an empty bakery that needs filling!

In all of the bakery screenshots above, in the top-left corner are shown the current
part-timers available to put to work and manage your store.
You had to actually be strategic about how much some of them cost
and what strengths and weaknesses they had!

And, finally, here is the chocolate-collecting minigame in the forest. 😋
There are lots of minigames like this in other games – the one I always think of
is the fruit- or jewel-collecting minigame from Kirby 64.

Thank you for taking the time to enjoy this cute game alongside me!
I still miss it a little bit, but knowing that I have shared its cuteness
with other people is like spreading its love even long after
its lifecycle, and that’s like spreading happiness, too!

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