How did you find Dan Warren's music?
For folks not in-the-know, Dan did the Barnaby's Chair music in Hypnospace Outlaw. I knew Dan from the Something Awful forums. I believe we collaborated on a music project there back in 2005 or so.
Hi, Jay! I really loved Hypnospace Outlaw and its OSTs. May I ask if I can use your music for my high school project? Thanks! :)
Yeah, go ahead! Just make sure you credit any musicians who aren't me (Hot Dad, queenjazz, etc.) if you use their tunes.
What is Odd Church?
Hi Ezekiel, thanks for the question. Odd Church is a community of people who believe in and follow Jesus OR those who are simply interested in His example and teachings. Odd Church is also for people who are creatively inclined or enjoy challenging, odd, or interesting works by others. Odd Church isn't tied to a Christian denomination and its members are not required to conform to any particular theological understanding. It is, however, a legitimate church in the sense that believers are gathered in community.
how are yuuuuuu?:)
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Doing well. Too busy, but well. :0)
Dumb question but can't find anything else about it elsewhere. Where do I watch this double witness mentioned in the credit has having a full cast as can only find a mention of it on Sarah's quick opinions page.
Howdy George! By 'cast' I simply meant the people seen in the photoshopped images on the episode guide. Sorry to disappoint!
Jay, your art is super refreshing and has inspired me to finally take the jump and start designing my own games. How did you get your start, and what advice would you give to a beginner developer?
That's neat to hear. I'm glad you enjoy my work. I got my start by simply downloading freeware as a teenager and tinkering around with it. I'd given up on being a 'professional game developer' in round 2005 when I dropped out of High School. Back then there was no real indie game market to speak of, so either you get a degree of some sort and work for an AA/AAA studio or hang it up. Thankfully my tinkering paid off a few years later once the indie thing kicked off in 2009ish.
If you're primarily an artist or audio person and are sticking to 2D I'd suggest starting with an 'easier' engine like Game Maker Studio, Construct 3, Stencyl, or Clickteam Fusion. It's rewarding to be able to drop art or audio into a project and see it do things without as much fiddling. There's still quite a learning curve even with these programs but there are excellent tutorials on YouTube for all of them.
I suppose my last bit of advice is to start by completing a few tiny games before jumping to your dream project. Also maybe release them on itch.io or GameJolt just to that nice rewarding experience of putting something out there.
I loved Hypnospace Outlaw! Absolutely phenomenal stuff. I wanted to ask about some "final goodbye update" that was mentioned in a few places. Is that still happening or was that hearsay? Not that the current game isn't good enough, but I would still love to see more Hypnospace. I know some game devs that don't like or can't answer questions like that, so I'm sorry if this is one of those cases.
PS: Thanks for porting to Switch! I can't really run games on my laptop but some small streamer was like "play hypnospace outlaw, that is all" and I've been wanting to play since. I can't tell you how happy I was to see the trailer appear in the Indie World.
I'm glad you were able to finally enjoy it! It's surprisingly demanding given its look.
We're in the early stages of our next project right now which has a relatively tight schedule, so in the immediate future there won't be an update. It could definitely still happen, though it may be better for us to roll some of those ideas into the next thing.
Hey Jay, just stumbled onto Hypnospace Outlaw on Game Pass pretty much on accident, having no idea what it was. Nearly through it now, and I love everything about it. Are there any plans to bring Dropsy to console as well? Really want to check it out.
Yes! We're all very slow but assuming our publisher is still down to release it, I think 2021 looks probable. :0)
Hey Jay, big fan of hypnospace outlaw! Just wanted to ask if you've got any upcoming games or any other projects going on?
Howdy Michelle! You're the first actual question asker! I'm glad you enjoyed Hypnospace. All upcoming projects are in the early early planning stages and I'm not entirely sure which will become fully formed thingies. For some of them we'll be moving to 3D, which is pretty intimidating but I'm excited to make the jump. :0)
Do you think this page works now? I'm not sure myself.
I think it maybe does?