Friday, November 09, 2018

FreeDink Sound Design Replacements

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FreeDink is older than some kids that downloaded open source games on their own by now.

The two main cornerstones of the game are: Low resolution, twisted humor.

One really cool thing about FreeDink is that you can play it in a browser.

Anyways, I worked on replacing some sounds years ago and just recently the same bug bit me again and I made replacements for all sounds that didn't have free versions of themselves yet.


For creation, I remixed a *lot* of freesound.org sounds and uploaded all the remixes right back there. The attribution feature of Freesound is quite cool, especially if very different sounds are made (see screenshot above).

However, I underestimated how much effort it takes to test them and to give some clarity to myself as well as share the process with the world, I made a video showing the steps taken for testing sounds:


I could not have done it without the excellent documentation and progress report.

I will continue testing and hopefully, soon all the audio will be fully free on this um... cult classic™!

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Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Nerdy Space Game for Hackerspaces - 6 Years of Development

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Space nerds in space is an impressive piece of work most of us will never play. But we get to enjoy watching others do so. And also 28 minutes of looking at the history of the game:


More videos on Stephen Cameron's channel.