This Week

This week I continued my progress on squashing the bug surrounding the Speaker’s movement in the Poly-Nav system. I got slightly closer to squashing it, but found a few tutorials on YouTube that I think will be very helpful to me in the long run. It’s definitely a tough challenge since I am relatively new to Unity and the Poly-Nav mechanics, but one that I am determined to overcome, nonetheless.

In addition, I thought it would be a good idea to get a head start on familiarizing myself with the next project that I will be working on – SNAK3. Although I haven’t completed my task on Monochrome, I felt that splitting my focus was a good way to avoid getting burnt out over one project. I played the demo of the game that was available on itch.io and decided to do a little bug testing and see how the game functioned.

One of the major bugs that I noticed right away was the inability to collect characters that were near the edges of the arena. I tried collecting the character (circled in red) from multiple different angles, but I kept colliding into the edge of the arena. I tried to replicate this multiple times and it seemed to be the case on both of the completed levels, as well as both of the levels that are in progress. I am eager to see what I can bring to SNAK3 when I move on to that project, and to work on the game as a whole!

Plans for Next Week

My plans for next week are mostly focused on trying to finish the Poly-Nav system in Monochrome, as well as continuing to familiarize myself with the next project, SNAK3. I’m very excited to be able to work on both projects, and I think splitting my time between the two will allow me to not feel burnt out on one task.

This Week's Media

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a horror related piece of media, and by that I mean at least 2 weeks. Strap in because this one gets intense. This YouTube horror ARG is known as The Walten Files, and details an entertainment chain’s… “troubles” during its lifespan in the 1970s and 1980s. This series utilizes disturbing imagery and hidden messages incredibly well and it’s just as fun to watch as it is to find clues and information on your own. The video I linked provides a comprehensive overview of the series, but I highly recommend checking out the original videos by Martin Walls as well. Oh, and when you’re done watching, see if you can find anything on the website (don’t be afraid to use the Wayback Machine as well):
http://www.findjackwalten.com

(I will provide a content warning as the series does discuss heavy topics and uses disturbing visuals that some might not find suitable)

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