Sunday, August 13, 2017 should be banned!!

Beware when dealing with this company. They will rip you off with non genuine parts and use jugaad to install them, which later can malfunction and you will find yourself at a loss. In my case I had asked them to install a odometer gear box which they had taped to the front and I was in middle of a long bike trip when it came off. Not to mention I had paid an exorbitant amount to get it installed at my doorstep when I could have just went to nearby mechanic and got it done in less than half what they chanrged. They initially said they would replace free of cost but since then (been two weeks as of 12th aug 2017) all my calls have went unanswered. Talk about being scrupulous!!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Election - Another Dream

The usual fanfare and rallies are being conducted to promote certain candidates for upcoming elections. One of the party has made quiet a manifesto. It goes like this:-
1) If we win we will make double lanes for metro.
2) That will look grand to any foreign visitors coming to India.
3) To limit the usage of power supply we will run metro in single lane only but foreign visitors are not to be told.
4) To generate employment we will hire guards for each door.
5) Metro will always run in farthest lane from platform. This will force the citizen to climb and jump on arrival and departure which will keep them fit.
6) The hired guards will also help the women/senior citizens to climb up the metro. This will teach our childrento be courteous.
7) Citizens will become mentally alert because they will have to be cautious not to touch the railway track and keep to cement and concrete areas or else be electrocuted.
8) The entry system to metro will be based on SC/ST quota.
9) In short we will be increasing foreign visitors, have healthy citizens, save electricity, teach children to becourteous, increase jobs and help the under-represented.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pictorial Dreams

Yet again I had some awesome dreams. Like previously mentioned the details have all slipped away. Here is a summary of what I do remember:-

1) A cigar riding a bicycle. I tried to stop it by putting my hand in rear tyre. All my fingernails got cut off. The cigar laughed and said its the thing it always have had to endure.
2) In a vibrant kingdom of apples, full of colors and ants (slave to apples). The king and queen, in their majestic hall, are hearing the pleas of their subjects. A small child comes forward. He tells that he was at the beach yesterday morning and humans were getting a tan. He asks for the same. King replies "Well for the tan you do not need to be in the sun. Just get rid of your skin to get a tan"

In retrospect this was way cooler in the dream, maybe it would be better in pictorial representation rather than in writing. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Weird Dreams

Last night I had a fair few dreams. Each one has a potential to be made into a feature length movie. Anyways here is a rant on how they presented themselves:-

1) The first dream was a nightmare in its own sense. The setting (note:- just the setting) was like any final destination movie. It started out with twelve people (including three couple) meeting in a desolate resort for vacations, each from different background (the details of that are now hazy so I will leave it out). Surprisingly I am not present in my own dream.

Everything is serene, cool breeze, lush green fields and trees all around the resort they are living in. Soon though, everything goes downhill. They all have same nightmares about a group of ghost who only have shining white eyes and rest of their body is like silhouette of white. Two of the members are found dead in morning. They have been killed brutally, their stomach lined up and stretched and their guts out on floor beside their bodies. One of the couple plans to leave immediately. An officer of some kind shows up, I think he was from standard police, and detained all of them in resort until the case was investigated. He falls in love with a woman who was in that group (he becomes a part of the group so to say). It is evening now and the light is fading. The electricity goes out. Everyone gathers in the hall. The most sensible thing would have been to find out the manager and ask him what was going on. However, none of the staff can be found anywhere in resort. The police officer also votes to get out of the resort as soon as possible. He is also getting the shivers of fear now. But the jeep he arrived in won’t start and there is thirty miles distance to nearby road/community. They all agree to spend the night in resort itself and in morning call a cab or something. After a few hours a deadly shriek is heard. Everyone rushes to the place where it came from. They find a girl (of fifteen something) yelling and crying up on balcony. She was originally a part of group. As soon as they arrive, she points skyward. Every head turns in the direction but they are unable to see anything there. The policeman has his torch in hand, he turns it skyward and in the beam of light they see the ghosts they all had seen in their dreams last night (eyes white and silhouette of white for their bodies and they appear to be swirling on top of balcony and can only be seen in torch light, not otherwise) . Everyone acknowledges the fact that they all had same dream. They all go back to the hall. They try to get some help now but find that there is no signal in all phones. The police officer then explains a recent invention, which can make people share dreams or have same dream. He proposes the theory as the plausible explanation why everyone had same dream. However, other still tends to think in terms of spirits and ghosts. Everyone is scared. I do not recall the next part pretty clearly but it happens that one by one, everyone is killed brutally until only the police officer, the woman he loves, the girl from balcony and another couple is left. They decide to run to nearest police station. All of them leave together. The nightmare continues to haunt all these people even when they reach the safe post. The guy (the one who is part of couple mentioned earlier) goes missing. His lover confesses that she had only met him last week and do not know much about him. Soon she starts hovering in the air. The others are so fearful that even as they try to stand and catch hold of her, she is split into two. The police officer finds some kind of rope that was attached to her back. He deduces that rope was causing her to hover in air and it must come from somewhere high up. As it is she had been sitting directly under the open sky window (dunno their names actually). The striking thing was that there was no platform above that window. As if with a sudden enlightenment, he proceeds to instruct the fifteen-year-old girl to go hide under the bed and he declares his love to the woman asking her to do the same as girl. However, the woman persists and asks where he going to go. He says that he fancies a stroll on balcony. Woman asks him to let her accompany him. He refuses but she is persistent and finally they both go out in balcony. Soon both of them feel a rope attaching to their backs. The police officer takes control and starts swinging on the rope. Soon ropes get entangled with other electric poles and with a huge wrench breaks. Both of them fall to the ground cracking some of their bones. High above there is a fire burning. Soon an airplane comes into view and goes on to crash nearby. The police officer rushes out to airplane. He finds the missing person unconscious in it. In addition, I forgot to mention that this missing person was a scientist and... fade to black here (I forgot to complete this 2 days ago, and can't remember anything further at all, not even what I was going to write there to finish the sentence :( )

There were two dreams after this. However, I left this for too long, cannot remember a thing. The thing with writing a blog on dream is do it as soon as possible otherwise the details leak away. I remember a little of the third dream. I was a simple person and falsely accused of killing some prominent minister, when I just happened to be passing by that place. I hope you can imagine what ensued next because I sure do not remember it all. Here are a few hints and snatches: - number of mercenaries/soldiers/officers killed hither and thither. A couple of friends join up to party up. Spattering blood. Smoking ashes. The place probably might have been New Delhi in future. That is all I remember of that dream. Let this pass into oblivion.

P.S Grammar might not be perfect everywhere since this was edited from points to sentences.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Jigsaw 3D Cube

A game play video of our upcoming title.

How do you find it?

Flash CS 5.5

Finally got my hands on Flash Pro CS 5.5. Nothing much has changed, except for packaging of android and iOS devices is now an integral part of Flash. Havent used that feature yet but it feels good to be using the latest Adobe product.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Randomly controlled AI (Sneak preview)

This is a sneak preview of AI that I am creating for my next game. It is right now completely random but controlled. Next stage is to add some sense like dodging other cars and chasing them too.

Surprisingly, the current AI works really fast. Even at 120 FPS it runs to the mark. In the current video it is 60 FPS.

Can you tell how many cars are there?

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Save Toshi Reviewed

I just wasted two hours on this game "Save Toshi" made in unity 3d.

Objective of the game is to help Toshi reach the dancing floor. She is really addicted to dancing but somehow have forgotten how to walk (in my opinion she also have forgotten how to jump down a place) and you (the player) have got tennis balls in their arsenal to shoot at objects, so that Toshi falls/goes to dance floor. After she reaches the dance floor a really soothing music starts and Toshi starts dancing. (Although dance moves are really good a couple of changes in the facial expression are needed to make it better, specially the hair and eyes which look as if they are made out of plastic and pasted) There are regular elements in game like rubber, ice, stone, etc nothing special there. Although I was impressed initially by the mechanics and sounds, clearing level pack 1 was a breeze. I started getting slightly bored at end of level pack 2.

Although the game is fine and re-playable but the developers have desperately tried to grab the attention of player by making Toshi's face look smaller age wise but having body of a teenager wearing skimpy clothes, I was slightly offended by this cheap tactics. Another thing I dont know is why developers chose such a large resolution for this game. I am sure most people wont be able to see the whole game at same time. Another confusing aspect is the number of stars you get when you clear a level with 3star+ rating (its 4 stars). I think that sums up why the game has got only 3.5 rating out of 5 on kongregate.

Overall I would give this game a 7.5 out of ten.

Walkthrough/tips for hard badge
For the hard badge, try to finish the level in one or more less shots than required for 3 stars. you will get a 3star+ rating and that adds another star to your account. The levels I got 3star+ rating are 1-2, 1-3, 1-6, 1-7, 1-8, 1-9, 1-10, 2-3, 2-9, 2-11. I think most levels which have greater number of shots than 1 can be completed in lesser shots. Also remember wood takes one shot to break completely (make the shot such that ball hits wood and then rebounds back on the wood).

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Timmy vs. music demon

Hey all another of my game is released Timmy vs. music demon
Done for Project Eden: Experience The Music. This game is a rhythm platformer with multiple possible storyline. The player plays a day in timmy life. All the events are generated by music (all enemy movement and firing of bullets)
The game was a bit rushed but its still will give you a few laughs and fun time. Hope you enjoy it.