game development


Possession: Final boss done, stats screen and progress announcement

So this past week we hit a big milestone. After nearly four years in development, Possession is finally winnable! The final level and final boss have some special mechanics going on, but now they’re implemented (at least as a rough first pass, I’m sure when testing comes in there’s going […]


Possession 2 is now Possession…also, Steam Page!

A couple of announcements. First of all, I’ve finally decided to just call the new game Possession, for reasons detailed in my earlier post. Second, and more exciting, the Steam page for Possession is live! If you’re a Steam user and you’re interested, go ahead and wishlist or follow it […]


Possession 2: Updates

These past few weeks have actually been very productive, last week especially. In fact, this past Sunday I actually worked pretty much a full 8-hour workday, which I don’t even know if I’ve ever done before on a personal project. Definitely not since I’ve been keeping track. I’ve completed animated […]


Possession 2: One year later…

Wow, I knew it had been a while since the last post, but I didn’t realize it had been a year. Hold on, this is gonna be a long one.   For a while, I wasn’t really doing much work on Possession 2 at all. Actually, going by my notes, from May […]


Possession 2: Fun with Checkboxes

So much for pre-written posts preventing me from going months without a post. I could make excuses, I could call myself a garbage human being, but whatever. It is what it is. It just worries me, because I know that marketing is really what determines how well your game’s going […]


Possession 2: Fear and Loathing Part 1 (Fear)

Not all the creatures in the caves are mindless monsters that will attack until one of you is dead — though some particularly stubborn, foolish or brave ones will. Most creatures in the game have a fear value that can cause them to run away if it gets too high. When a creature […]


Possesion 2: November-March Update

It’s been almost five months since the last blog post, I guess we’re long past due for another one. Unfortunately, I haven’t gotten nearly enough work done considering the amount of time that’s passed. In truth, missing my one-year deadline kind of bummed me out for a while, and then the holidays came […]


Possession 2: Where things stand

Well, still no progress on the “post every week” front. I started working on Possession 2 in November of last year. I’d hoped to get it out in less than a year, but things aren’t looking like that’s going to happen. Of course, January through April I was working 50+ hours […]


Possession 2: Bosses 1

Boss design in games can be difficult. In the original Possession, bosses were pretty basic. They were creatures slightly stronger than most of the regular creatures on the level. None of them had any special abilities, except for the fact you couldn’t possess them. I made them unpossessable for a few reasons: one, […]