After being absent for several years, I have decided to get back into hacking as one of my main hobbies again. I've missed working one tilesets and things of the like. If you are one of the few who still remember me, or my work, then you will be seeing new creations appear in the near future.
I doubt it, on the dithering. I am rather fond of it. Currently, I am working on a set of tile sets that should be completely interchangeable which uses far less of the map16, if that is even much of a problem anymore. Much in the same way that smw reuses the same tiles. Rather tough, given the style I use, but I am pleased with the results so far. The first leg of this project will be a sort of volcanoes tileset. I'll post some screens on this project as I go along.
Also I am working on a hack, set in a sort of fantasy world, which I will give more details as I go along.
For those who remember me. A lot has changed in my life since I took my hiatus a few years ago. I am full fledged graphic designer, and I am a chief operator at a local printing company.
I also have a wonderful fiancé, and a little girl who will be born into this world at the end of this month. I'm obviously very busy, but I have found new inspiration to get back into the hobby of hacking and making graphics for you guys. The inspiration comes from my daughter. I remember as a child playing mario games on the old nes. Mario was one of my heroes when I was a little kid, and I thought it would be pretty cool to pass on the joy from my childhood unto my daughter, Raven, except in her case, being able to play a game that her daddy makes. Don't think by any means that I am making a little kids game though. Just don't expect the difficulty to be any higher than that of say mario 3, or smw. It's good for a child to have a bit of a challenge, as it was for me when I was young.
Location: Montana, USA
D'awwww...well, I hope your daughter appreciates it once she's old enough to play video games. I don't have any kids (or plans to have any), but I do have a nephew, and I hope to eventually get to share with him the games that I used to play all the time. I definitely look forward to the graphics (especially if you're starting with volcano sets; we definitely need more of those), as well as the hack. It already sounds pretty neat, even if I'm not usually much of a fan of complete graphic-swap hacks. (I sure wish I could work on a hack myself...I feel like I either want some better tools or a partner to design it with, and both have been hard to come by.)