Joseph Hewitt

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

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GearHead Caramel Narrative Trailer

I have just finished making this narrative trailer for GearHead Caramel. All the backgrounds are hand painted with acrylics on watercolor paper; the mecha were drawn in Gimp and animated using Blender. I’d kind of like to choreograph and animate a decent mecha action scene someday… after I recover from the making of this video.

GearHead Caramel v0.700: Plastic Island Panic

I’ve just uploaded a new release of GearHead Caramel to github and itch.io. The big change this time around is the scenario editor- you can now create your own adventures for GearHead Caramel without needing to know Python. And if you do know Python, you can edit your adventure to add stuff that the scenario …

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GearHead Caramel Scenario Creator

It’ll be easy, I thought. Just throw some widgets together to link boilerplate code and you’ll be finished in a week. I really need to stop listening to my stupid brain. Anyhow, I’ve been working on a GearHead Caramel scenario editor! In theory, this should allow players to create scenarios for GearHead Caramel without knowing …

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GearHead Caramel Cinematic Trailer

GearHead Caramel now has a cinematic trailer, created by the mega-talented cartoonist and animator Matt Sandbrook.

GearHead Caramel v0.620: Content and Hotkeys

GearHead Caramel v0.620 has just been released. There are a lot of changes this time around- as you’d expect from the length of time it took me to release this version. Every town in DeadZone Drifter now has a special feature. The opening scenario for DeadZone Drifter may be different depending on your character’s life …

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GearHead: Caramel Coming to Steam, Possibly Relicensing GH1 + GH2

I have finished the paperwork and am preparing to release GearHead Caramel on Steam. I think I have everything set up correctly to compile the Linux binaries for SteamOS; we’ll see how it goes. As I mentioned earlier, I would also like to bring GearHead1 and GearHead2 to Steam. To do this I’d need to …

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Modding GearHead Caramel: Create Your Own Adventure, Part Two

In part one of the tutorial, we created an empty city scene and stuck an exit in it. In this part we will add a building, a shopkeeper, and a shop. You can download the expanded script file from Dropbox. Now, we could stick all of this new content into the same Plot we used …

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GearHead Discord

Once upon a time, in the distant past, there was a GearHead forum. Now, in the sparkling future, there is a GearHead Discord. You can use that link to join and talk about GearHead, mecha/games more generally, or just hang out. This is my first time starting a Discord and I have no idea what …

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Modding GearHead Caramel: Create Your Own Adventure, Part One

One of the great new features of GearHead Caramel is the ability to add your own content that will automatically be loaded and used by the game. If you check your ghcaramel user folder (which should be located in your home directory) you’ll see a bunch of folders for content, designs, and images. Today I’m …

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GearHead Caramel v0.612

I’ve just uploaded GearHead Caramel v0.612. This is just a quick bugfix release- I accidentally broke GH1 character import in v0.611. Also, I added the CNA-15 Century mecha from GH1 and GH2. You can download it from GitHub, Patreon, or buy it from itch.io. If you are using the itch.io app your install of GearHead …

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