The Power is still on….a little robot game

I have some longer stuff on the go, but it’s been slow going because of real life day to day commitments. I stumbled across the Bitsy Editor, a tiny compact game editor that lets you make little games with very simple sprites and the ability to add light interaction in the form of text boxes. I’ve had fun playing some of the games made with it, and I may come back and do a mini blog about them at some point because there are some really good ones.

Despite only being a few screens long I’ve been working on ” The Power is still on” for a few weeks in snatched moments of time. I wanted to try and recreate some of the feelings I used to get by rummaging through my Dad’s huge suitcase of Spectrum games.  I often had no idea what any of them were and they seemed fairly strange and mysterious, and I feel often had a weird very British sense of melancholy.  I did sort of go with a gameboy colour palette though.

Rodent Wake – Audio Play

I originally wrote this  audio drama ( or radioplay if you will) for a writing contest but didn’t place, after letting it sit for a bit I polished it and decided to produce it myself. Set in the UK in the suburbs somewhere Wilkes is having his fence mended by a local handyman. Whilst there they stop and gossip about the family who live next door and the fate of their first family pet. It’s only about five minutes long, so a perfect listen whilst you brew yourself a cuppa.

Rodent Wake audio drama

 

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Credits

Written by Rebecca McCarthy

www.voiceacting.space
www.gameswriting.coffee

Voice Cast
O’Dare – Tom Doughty twitter.com/taffy62
Wilkes – Zeke Alton

Music
Amazing Grace- Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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This video uses sound from freesound:
www.freesound.org/people/Puniho/sounds/165912/

www.freesound.org/people/Woodylein/sounds/213564/