I was gonna wait on this but for once I'll actually use my number X000 post for something useful. After this, never again.
Mario's Ascetic Adventure is built around a fairly simple premise: score any points (besides clearing the level) or collecting any coins=death. I might change the message a little bit but it will be similar.
The first level, which is called Pilot
. The name is a reference to the first episodes of TV shows being called the pilot episode. It's also meant to introduce you to the whole ascetic gimmick.
This part is possible, and yes, I plan to change the concrete to ground. I was kinda in a hurry before I forget.
Second level, which is all foresty. Have not picked out a replacement tile for that yet.
IDK how difficult I plan to make it or how many levels it will have but it will probably be somewhere harder than Foxtrot Uniform. Speaking of which, if not for the occasional break, that one seems like my fastest progressing and least indecisive Kaizo hack so far.
As with Foxtrot Uniform, I am kinda in a moment of self-discipline concerning MMD2. I think I want to restrict progress/videos on those until that's taken care of. Gives me an incentive.
I had kinda shifted my preferences on Kaizo hack construction even while working on Megalomania. I have grown less fond of making and playing convoluted and insane glitch abusing stages and much prefer working on and playing less convoluted but still photogenic hacks that focus more on gimmicks, and yet I didn't want to cancel it. That feeling just made it easier to procrastinate later on with things like taking screens, making sure everything's okay after fully converting to AMK and that the music is correct as well as just playing thru 1 more time. Even tho I like the design very much and wish to release it, there are/were so many other things I would rather do than play thru it again. Even knowing in my head to just get it over with doesn't seem to help.
Every so often I will change my custom title sort of as a status update on that so that hopefully you're not totally in the dark.
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