Learning to be OPEN about my YouTube Channel

I’ve had a presence on YouTube since in some format since 2011. Around this age I assumed all the content I put out was great and would share it with people at school to the point of adding everyone in my friends list into a chat and sending out a video link to my comedy series “life sucks”, I did podcasts and even sang on YouTube on the same channel. My sense of embarrassment didn’t seem to be present.

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Protect The Green – Trailer (Zombies & Golf)

Trailer for Protect The Green

I’ve just created a new game ‘Protect The Green’, this was created for a game jam where the theme was ‘green’. I wanted to come up with something different and I’d never tried to do a game with fake 3d height before so it was very challenging. It was also a step up from my current ongoing 16×16 project that is side scrolling to a 4 directional 32×32 project. I’m glad I ended up scrapping 8 directional movement art as this would have been a lot more work!

Play the game here: https://tompouchergames.itch.io/protect-the-green

Fragmented Space – Free on itch.io

I recently entered the Weekly Game Jam 210 with another developer. The theme was fragments, we created a game about knocking fragmented space debris into the correct collection zones. We had quite a lot of fun creating levels for this game as we were able to combine a lot of our systems in the later levels. It’s fully free on itch.io and can be played in browser or downloaded here. https://tompouchergames.itch.io/fragmented-space

You can watch the trailer here.

Beyond The Crater (Free To Play/Open Source)

Submission Day Trailer for the GitHub Game Off 2020 Game Jam

This year I attempted something I had never attempted before. A month long game jam. This game jam requires your project to be open source and I teamed up with two other programmers to make a game for this game jam. The theme of the game jam was ‘MoonShot’. Please check out the trailer above.

You can play the game here: https://tompouchergames.itch.io/beyond-the-crater
You can find the source code here: https://github.com/tomaustin700/GameOff2020

Hold The Throne – New Bonus Stage (Play Free)

Update trailer for Hold The Throne

I’ve recently started doing dev challenges with another content creator on instagram. These challenge are game development challenges. I don’t currently have an active project so for the last two challenges I’ve been posting dev logs on my instagram and created a new level for ‘Hold The Throne’ an old game jam project of mine. There is now a bonus stage complete with 2 new enemies, 1 new boss, new background sprites, new music and there is also a new main menu. Here’s the trailer for the update and you can play it for free here. https://tompouchergames.itch.io/hold-the-throne

You can find my instagram here. https://www.instagram.com/pouch_nation

Hold The Throne – Trailer (Weekly Game Jam 150)

Hold The Throne was creating for the Weekly Game Jam 150 taking place on itch.io last week. The Theme was ‘You’re The Enemy’ I interpreted this as you being able to cause damage to the player, just as enemies can. I decided to go with the idea of your projectiles bouncing and wrapping screens. These projectiles could hit you in the back and damage you similar to an enemy. You can play this in the browser for free here.

Devil’s Diner – Weekly Game Jam 95

I decided to take part in a Game Jam for the first time in a while. This was my first solo Game Jam, in which I roughly spent a couple of days on. The personal gains for this Game Jam were to motivate me to create a game for the first time in a while by forcing myself to stick to a theme and see it through to the end. Devil’s Diner is a memory game about ordering food.

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GMTK 2018 Game Jam – VacPac

Hello, It’s been about 18 months since I’ve started a game project due to finishing University and starting a full time job. That’s why I decided a game jam was the best way to reignite my creativity and motivation. I chose the GMTK game jam as it was hosted by Mark Brown of Game Maker’s toolkit who has a brilliant Youtube series on game design. The theme of the game jam was ‘Genre without mechanic’. This means that the game needed to be based on a genre and take away a key gameplay mechanic such as shooting in a first person shooter or not having the ability to jump in a platformer.

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Take a look at Deep Street (Unity Neon Challenge)

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If you’re interested in Unity development you may be interested in the Unity Neon Challenge and Deep Street. Xeno Gaming got in touch with me through the contact form on the site (which I recommend you do if you want me to talk about something I might be interested in, or general enquiries) and what they have shown me is very impressive. Just take a glance at the neon lit streets in the video below, is simply breathtaking. If you’re interested in more details read on.

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