Quiet but extremely busy >:]

There is no denying that I have been quiet on my own website, but I could not help it. I know it sounds like excuse after excuse, but SWFL SpaceCon 2017 gets closer and closer, and I am crunching day and night to get a decent playable demo by June 10. Every day becomes more and more exciting, yet scary because I am designing the booth as well.

I am trying to get props and colorful adornments to theme my booth 110% up to my standards. I am no perfectionist, but I, at least, want something to reflect the culture behind my game.


Even though I’ve been busy busy, I have been having the pleasure of meeting more people that are supporting my game, and others that are willing to help with what they can in order for me to reach my goal.

Which brings me to my next point. A lot of people, and I mean A LOT of people, keep asking me to start a funding starter campaign of some sort. KickStarter or GoFundMe, etc. But to be honest, I have not done so because I still need to encourage my self to accept bad reviews or negative feedback. Which up to today, I have not received yet. I got a call from PAX South, saying that they loved my game and if I could, they wanted me to attend this January 27th.As much as it pained me, I had to say “no”, because they called me out of nowhere, and I am not near ready with at least the demo.

Over all, I am seriously thinking about starting a funding campaign, and hopefully it goes well. If not, well then, I’ll go from there.

Until next time!

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When the taco is down, is GameOver!

Another quick update but a necessary one. It has been bit chaotic lately over here, doing level design among other details.

I decided to redo the GameOver screen, and make it a bit dramatic, yet funny with an inside joke.

Every Mexican knows how painful is to lose or have a broken taco. My main goal with this project is to make it as comic as possible. Maybe you don’t know much about Mexican slang or never really understood inside jokes between Hispanics. But this is my way to express such ideas to everybody.14729360_10157673959540085_7628483678301087757_nI thought that the broken taco was a nice touch. In a way, this project is also dedicated to my kin out there in this country, working and trying to survive. So I am working on this to perhaps put a smile on their faces, and remind them of what home is like.

Besides that whole political speech, this game is also meant to be a jump up on my indie game designing days. I am also doing this for me as well as for the ones close to me.

But like I keep writing on here, is all for good fun. Until next time, this troll is out!

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El Pansas gets a big upgrade

I have not posted anything for a few days. I’ve been beyond excited, working on upgrades and maximizing the code of the game so it can run a whole lot better.screen-shot-2016-10-06-at-9-19-36-pm

I’m trying to not have any memory leaks or crashing bugs. I really want this game to run 110% on the platforms I intend to release it on, especially now that I have a convention to attend to.screen-shot-2016-10-06-at-9-19-45-pm-1

The last thing I need while presenting the demo of the game, is to have a unstable build. I would not stand for players having a hard time playing the game. How embarrassing would that be?screen-shot-2016-10-06-at-9-20-25-pm-1The game got a whole graphics upgrade and a better feel to it. It looks and now plays a lot more like a platformer, where my first versions of the game it just seemed messy and scrambled, if that makes sense.

I just wanted to post this quick blog to update the readers on the progress.

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Pokemon Go Plus

Pokemon Go has been a very somewhat successful app/game on smart phones and it has made somewhat the “impossible”, making kids go outside and be active xD14469277_10157575601825085_2066857205_n

Not just kids, but adults now, that grew up with Pokemon as kids. Well by now, you should know what the app contains and what it is supposed to do when you play it, among the updates and features.14454693_10157575601765085_473415076_n

But recently, few days ago now, the second exciting add-on finally came out to public. Short in inventory to only those available that preorder it beforehand and if you were one of the lucky ones like myself, then you didn’t have to preorder it at all, and just walk in and grab it for retail price and not those outrageous prices on eBay.14442747_10157575601490085_2026205424_n

Of course I am talking about the PokemonGoPlus, a nifty little device that “helps” you  enjoy the PokemonGo experience a bit more, I guess? 14454558_10157575601680085_664050133_n

It does help and makes it a lot easier for you to capture pokemon on the go or even get items near pokestops without having to pull your phone out and by just one push of the button on the PokemonGoPlus device. The app does need to at least be running in the background of your smart phone.14459727_10157575601660085_1383958042_n

Now I can go all out and give you every single detail on how this works but there are already people out there that have done an amazing job explaining how it all works. All I wanted to do is to give my two cents on the device since I do own it and since the new AppleWatch was announced with PokemonGo compatibility, quite frankly makes the PokemonGoPlus device useless, since the AppleWatch has a screen it does the same thing that the Plus does, collect items and catch pokemon. It even makes it easier for you to hatch your eggs among other crazy cool things.14445412_10157575601480085_117846201_n

But of course, kids wont have AppleWatches since they are pricey, well unless they are your typical spoiled brat that gets anything they want. But put aside I do enjoy having the Plus with me and I do use it when I am out and about.pokemon-go-watch-apple-1

That’s it for now, this troll will be back next time!

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Graphic Evolution

I’ve been saving back-ups of El Pansas for months now, just in case something happens to my machine. You can never be too careful, right? Well, I found the serious old graphics files, where I animated the early versions of the main character, and let me tell you, he’s come a long way since then.

The funny thing is that I, as a developer, didn’t pay too much attention to how the graphic changes happened, they just did.  But I, as a pixel artist, remembered how I “evolved” my basic skills, and even then, I still have a really long way to go. But hey, practice makes less ugly sprites hahaha.


I’ve been remodeling the entire game from scratch, and I have to admit that the whole game runs a lot smoother now. It even feels like more of a platformer than it did before. I’ve been detailing my entire code. It feels nice to go back and redo some of the messy code, and rearrange it to make the game run better.

Until next time, this troll says good-bye!

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Sausage Party – Movie Review

Something new I decided to add, this is a Sausage Party Movie Review by Original Outcast check out his online store to support his works on TeePublic

Sausage party Review.

Seth Rogen has said on a number of occasions that the desire to make his own animated movie came from a love for Pixar movies. Even though he didn’t exactly grow up on them as a child (he was already 14 when the first Toy Story arrived in 1995), he’s still loved them immensely as an adult. However, if Rogen was going to attempt to make his version of a Pixar movie, you know it wasn’t going to be anywhere near family friendly.

To say what Sausage Party is actually about isn’t a spoiler. But, if at this point you don’t know what I’m talking about, I’ll give you a chance to leave. Just know this: Sausage Party is absolutely filthy, unapologetically funny but for all the right reasons…


Looking beyond the Talking Food (and talking objects that also extend beyond food.) Sausage Party is about science versus religion. It’s about blind faith versus undebatable truth—about people who choose to believe something they’re told all their lives and how that could, potentially, be a problem. That’s not to say Sausage Party bashes religion, faith, or your beliefs (it jabs them gleefully), but it fully embraces the happiness those things can bring people.

In the case of a supermarket full of foul-mouthed food, these debates are brought about by a talking sausage named Frank (Seth Rogen) that’s desperate to enter his Vaginal-looking Bun girlfriend Brenda (Kristen Wiig). All the food in the supermarket believes when you’re chosen by the Gods, a.k.a. humans shopping in the store, you are brought to “The Great Beyond”, a place where everything is going to be wonderful. They think its heaven, basically. But when one bottle of honey mustard (Voiced by Danny McBride) is returned to the store, he starts planting the seeds of truth that leads Frank on a quest through the supermarket to discover that when they leave the supermarket, Cooking, Preparing and Eating food equates to Torture & Death.


The film begins with a Whimsical song about “The Great Beyond” by Disney Composer Alan Menkin (Who did Music for Aladdin and Beauty & the Beast.) but Once Honey Mustard is returned and goes to the shopping Cart that Frank & Brenda just happen to also be in, is the catalyst for everything that happens in the story because it creates the villain, an angry douche (voiced by Nick Kroll) who is more than angry that he won’t be able to serve his purpose of getting up inside one of the gods, and it sends Frank and Brenda on a journey around the grocery store as Frank tries to determine if there’s any truth to Honey Mustard’s claims, while Brenda is extremely resistant to even thinking about the idea of the gods actually doing horrifying things to the food. Meanwhile, outside of the store, Frank’s and his new accidental friends Lavash (An Arabic bread of some sort) Sammy the Bagel (Edward norton doing an excellent Woody Allen Impression) and Tina the Lesbian Taco (Voiced by Salma Hayek) try to figure out how to get back to the store but like any adventure it’s not without obstacles.

Just like the great animated comedies of television, there were a lot of questions raised with Sausage Party that I quite wasn’t expecting in a movie featuring a talking jizz-filled condom. Questions about religion, racial bias, ethnic backgrounds were engraved into the CGI stone monument that is Sausage Party, and even if you aren’t a fan of the answers that are presented, you certainly come away thinking, ‘They might have a point’. All this on a production budget that should have fans of Pixar/Dreamworks animated movies come away thinking “HOW much did that cost?”


The really good animated comedy TV shows of our time are disruptive in nature. Beavis & Butt-head, The Simpsons, South Park, and maybe one or two others shifted the notion of what a cartoon is all about. Rogen and Goldberg do the same thing in a different medium, and as such. we could see the start of a gold rush that should get you excited about the future of adult animation.

8 out of 10

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Satanic Fighters: the beginning

I was a sophomore in high school when I first started to discover the basics of video game design and programming. I am a huge fan of fighting games because  I grew up in the arcades. For as long as I can remember, I was saving my lunch money in order to play Street Fighter II after school. I always knew I wanted to make my own fighting game.

The legends, like King of Fighters and Samurai Showdown (Street Fighter), were great and kept me satisfied, but I always wanted more gore and brutality in a game. Yeah, Mortal Kombat came close, as well as Killer Instinct, but being a young metal head, I wanted even more.


So knowing the basics at first, and experimenting with poorly made game design software, I came across an engine that was meant to be a shooter game, but instead the programmers came out with M.U.G.E.N., a tool that made it extremely easy to make your own fighting game.

Then, after meeting a good friend on the net, through some forums, we decided to give it a try and make a metal fighting game that would consist of having heavy metal music as a soundtrack. He had the web hosting to upload the result, while I had the bit of knowledge and tools to try and make this work.

After messing around and having a lot of fun with the experiments, we decided to post it on his website known as “KofDom”, and little we know, it was a hit among the other homebrew games community. We became somewhat famous. People seemed to like the mix of fast beat combos, and heavy music along with it. Let’s face it, we all have an inner head banger within us!sf1 The name, Satanic Fighters, came  to be for obvious reasons. We wanted to follow the greats, such as street fighter, king of fighters, etc. Since it was a metal blasting game with a dark feeling to it, we decided to just call it Satanic Fighters. But that’s it, not like we were in cults nor black mass meetings. (not saying real satanist do such things).

Later on, the fans wanted more. We wanted to give them more, and so Satanic Fighters 2 was created, and it was another hit. The fans went on a rage about how good the second game was.


Even though the popularity was good, it had to end due to personal events from both parties. I kept on with my own website, and my partner kept on with his. Nothing bad happened, we just had to go our ways. We both agreed to keep the game on both our sites, with no strings attached.

The game gained popularity on my website within the english speaking community, as well as my partner’s  on the spanish speaking side. Last time I heard, his website had to be shut down, and until this day, is still down. While mine still is running, and now I am bringing the two games back. I had to take them down since my website suffered a drastic remodeling.


Longstory short is, I never released the third and final chapter of this meant to be trilogy, so I will do my best to squeeze some time in and work on it.

Here’s a fan combo video that I’ve found on youtube:

Thanks for reading!

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Deep cleaning some code

If you’re a programmer of any sorts, or code just for fun, then you know what it’s like to have a messy pile of code that you have to review later, in order to find and fix bugs.

Lately, after releasing the Alpha demo of my game, I’ve been trying to fix the “minor” bugs that any Alpha demo would have But it has become extremely taxing, Yes, I do comment my code and I try to organize it as much as I can, to keep it clean. Therefore, making it easier to read.

But I started to add a lot more to the game to the point where I was putting new code in between old code and then I noticed, I ended up having a hell of a mess, worse than scramble eggs/code. It just became headache after headache, trying to find and figure out what belonged where.screen-shot-2016-09-09-at-6-34-41-pm

So after a couple of days trying to fix and organize my code, I gave up, yes I did give up and I decided to save a back up and start fresh. I started coding pretty much everything again to make it super clean and well organized.

This way I can move forward with the development of the game and even speed up the process, without wasting time trying to find where that last script went.

Until next time, I will keep you all posted and well updated.

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Something personal for a change

It was almost two years ago since I met this girl. Now, I had no idea what she was going to be like. We met one day and we didn’t spend that much time together, getting to know each other.

My come-on was: “I can beat you at Tekken” and she went for it. She took the challenge, and invited me over her place to duke it out on Tekken 6.

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That same day, I had a concert to go to. A big, and very important concert for me, I was going to meet my music idol and his band, plus seeing them live for my very first time, among other great bands that I am a huge fan of.

I said good-bye, we hugged and I was on my way to St. Pete Fl. Still no idea that this girl was going to mean a lot to me in the upcoming days, weeks and months.

A whole year went by and I didn’t even notice it to be honest, but she did, and after that one perfect year and some months after that, she was still stuck to me. Loyal, real and unconditionally loving me for me, for who I am and, no for other reasons.


We fight, yes! We argue, yes! We have ups and downs every now and then. But that is how you know that what we have is real, and not a mere illusion of what we pretend is real.

We hold each other up and we push each other to do better, not just for us but for the little ones we have and that look up to us. We make what we have into a family.

We might not have lots of money nor a big house because we don’t need that stuff. A lot of people work and stress out about bills and food, we do too but when we hold each other close, we know we can make it and we know that a big house and lots of money won’t really make us into a real family, but ourselves and our hard work and earning what we can will make us into a real family.


Today is her birthday and I am glad she exists, I’m glad she smiles at me, I’m glad she loves me, and I am glad she accepts me.

I have found the the one that can fill the other half of my being, without destroying who I am.

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OUYA gone! but not forgotten?

If  you like to emulate consoles and play old school games, like Super Mario World or even your old N64 titles, then you know what the OUYA is and was. I won’t go into detail for those that never heard of what the indie console is. If you would like to know what it really is, then check their website >here<

Sadly the OUYA is no more, it died sometime, not long ago, last year maybe? The year before that? I can’t remember, all I know, is that there are some people out there that still have the console and still have a bitter taste in their mouth after what happened to it.


The official OUYA store might not be running, but I believe it is still online, meaning you can no longer purchase titles for it, but you can still add games to the console manually, which includes:

  • Adding games to a USB flash drive.
  • Plug in the USB flash drive onto the OUYA.
  • From the OUYA main menu, navigate all the way to the USB files.
  • Finding where the new games that you added are, and then installing them.

That’s how you people are doing this nowadays. Sure, it seems like a pain since most of us are now so used to just tapping or clicking “Install/Download” in order to add more games into our libraries.

Anyways, all this blah blah blah just to account that I am one of those poor OUYA users that still have the indie console, but just like others, it is just there, collecting dust. So I have decided to add an port to my WiP indie game El Pansas for it, just because I would like to give the OUYA users at least something to add to the dead console’s library and maybe have a reason to plug it back to the TV


Not to mention, I will be using the OUYA itself to demo my game in a upcoming convention, so stay tuned to see photos and videos on that subject and see how it all goes.

Until next time, this troll will now return to work. Cya!

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