Joseph Hewitt

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  1. GearHead 1 v1.300 — 23 comments
  2. New Idea: The Story So Far — 17 comments
  3. Lancemate Switching from Backpack — 16 comments
  4. GearHead-1 v1.201: The Inevitable Bugfix — 16 comments
  5. Full Screen Map Working — 16 comments

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New Walls and Template

Just in case there’s any interest, here is the new rusty steel wall spritesheet: And here is a blank wall template: The remaining walls that need to be done are Residential Wall, Stone Wall, Hospital Wall, Plain Wall, Gold Wall, Wooden Wall, Stainless Steel Wall, Earth Wall, Shop Wall, Fortress Wall, Industrial Wall, Neon Wall, …

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New Walls

Picture of the new rusty steel wall

I am going to try to add thinwall sprites for all of the wall types. The former thinwall sprites were so large that they completely hid the tile behind them, so I’ve reduced the height of the new ones a little bit. The color scheme of the new walls is inspired by the Sunrise real …

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Bad Plot Behavior in GearHead1

NPC saying "I think Cahewroi needs a mecha pilot to protect some trucks."

One thing that’s very clear about GearHead1 is that I was making everything up as I went along. Several features that would go on to become very important (such as email, memos, and factions) were not introduced until well into development, meaning that many of the plots and missions that were created earlier either lack …

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Young Joe was an arse.

Through playing GearHead-1 I’ve come to realize something many of you probably already know: my twentysomething self was a bit of an arse. I mean, in many ways he was also quite brilliant, but when my lancemates die of poisoning on the bus to downtown Snake Lake, despite the fact that they had plenty of …

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Martian Princess

Xiap’s job was, literally, to look for trouble. However, as a recon pilot stationed in Hogye, he never expected to actually find it. Nothing ever happens in Hogye. That changed a few days ago when he learned that the accident that killed his parents may not have been accidental, and was nearly done in by …

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GearHead 2 on GitHub

Just a quick note to let you know that I’ve started a repository for GearHead2 on GitHub. Much like the GH1 repository, there are a few changes which never got uploaded to SourceForge but nothing too major.

Dungeon Monkey Eternal

Dungeon Monkey Eternal is the latest game in the Dungeon Monkey series, and the first written in Python. I started this project as a warm-up for GearHead3, under the apparently correct assumption that diving straight into a big project using a language I didn’t really know would have been a bad idea. You can create …

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Hello Terra!

It’s been a long time, hasn’t it? Just so you know, I’m not dead yet and neither is GearHead, though neither one of us are quite as active as we used to be. This past while I’ve been busy with graduate studies and, to be honest, I feel a bit guilty that I’m not working …

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