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New Challenges for GearHead Caramel

I made a video this morning to show off the new procedural narrative system I’m developing for GearHead Caramel. The Challenge system is a further refinement of the Mechanical Tarot, which was based on Smart Terrain Causality Chains. Its big difference from those systems is the fact that instead of linking interactions to lead to …

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GearHead Caramel Year in Review

It’s nearly the end of 2021, so I’d like to tell you about everything that has happened with GearHead, my other projects, and me personally in the past 12 months. 2021 was the first year that I really treated GearHead as a (sort-of) business project instead of art for art’s sake. One of the reasons …

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GHC v0.810: Black Market Blues

GHCaramel v0.810 has just been released. A lot of the work this time around was under the hood- things have been refactored and updated to make future development (especially of the scenario generator) easier and less bug-prone. The big visible changes this time around are the new Black Market Blues scenario for DeadZone Drifter, the …

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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 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 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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GearHead Caramel on itch.io

I’ve just uploaded GearHead Caramel to itch.io. Its price there is $10, but you will still be able to download the game from GitHub for free. Think of it as a throwback to 1990s shareware. I hope that if you enjoy the game you will consider buying it to support development. If all goes well, …

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GearHead Caramel v0.611

I’ve just uploaded GearHead Caramel v0.611 to GitHub. You can download the binaries from there or from Patreon.