I used to play and like playing the guitar but after day after day of just sitting around practicing scale after scale after scale I got sick of it and realized it's not really a skill worth investing all your time and energy in unless you're really gonna pursue creating music full time.
I find even playing other peoples music to be kind of boring. I get the most pleasure out of writing my own music. When I sit down and play the guitar most of the time I'm just noodling and coming up with my own riffs.
So some of you may remember a collab hack started by FalconPunch like 7 years ago(I don't even remember) which then changed leadership like 3 times before it got cancelled and I finished the rest of it myself(taking forever to do so). Well it's finally finished.
What's it about.. Well some weird magical forest appeared on the outskirts of the Mushroom Kingdom and Mario decided to enter the forest and investigate when Magikoopa teleports him deeper into the forest. Will he find his way out?(probably). Play the hack and find out.
So in addition to Lost in the Forest I decided to update my first hack Boris. Boris was my first hack and I've learned a lot of things about hacking since then. So one of the main improvements in this update is I've made the palettes less saturated/nauseating. But there's a few other changes like I got rid of a killer door in the Last Castle that I didn't know about previously and there's now a message boss explaining how to beat the secret boss in World 2.
Finally I composed a bunch of songs for Lost in the Forest and even a few new ones for the new version of Boris. While I'm still very much a beginner at porting back when I made Boris my porting skills consisted of dropping a midi into TinyMML. So I remade some of the ports I made for Boris which includes some original compositions as well as ports of Tetris Music C, The Guardian Legend: Information Room and even King Kong by Frank Zappa. I also decided that having Stone Tower Temple from Majora's mask playing on the interior areas of all the Worlds was a tad repetitive so for the rest of the worlds interior areas besides 1 I composed new music. You can download all of that plus the music I composed my CLDC level this year Do the Weasel Stomp here:
I'm not likely to be doing a sequel to Boris or really anymore hacks aside from contests as I'm focusing more on my music these days instead of hacking. The only reason I finished Lost in the Forest was I didn't want to have this unfinished project haunting me anymore(I still have that unfinished hack I started with Draaloff that's probably never going to get finished.).
I just watched someone play Lost in the Forest on youtube in which the person playing came across some things I didn't catch when I playtested the hack myself. So I've updated the link above with a fixed version of the hack.