Jono Shields

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Making a Shoot 'em up for the masses

- [gamejam][gbajam2022]

How to take a niche genre and make it more appealing to a larger audience

5 mins

Starting another GBA Jam

- [gamejam][gbagamejam2022]

How I got from my last gamejam entry LRO to where we are now. GBAJAM2022!

7 mins

Polishing LRO

- [gamejam]

The most important design decisions I made in the last week of the GBA Winter GameJam, dialog for narrative, more puzzles and measuring success.

5 mins

Enhancing Luggage Retrieval Officer

- [gamejam]

Adding more features to Luggage Retrieval Officer

4 mins

GBA Winter Jam

- [gamejam]

Making a sliding block puzzle game for the GBA

3 mins

Why I stopped making NFTs

My short experience with NFTs, why I stopped and what I would do differently next time.

5 mins

Kiwijam21 - 48HRS - Adapt

- [gamejam]

Using Butano to make a Warioware inspired game for GBA in under 48 hours

5 mins

Revisiting Tacotown

Using MagicaVoxel, SpriteStack and Aseprite to bring new life to my old idea to make a mobile restaurant simulator.

3 mins

Feline - Finishing Touches

- [gamejam][gbagamejam2021]

Adding New Levels, New Enemies, Polishing and adding more content

3 mins

Using HBlank to add Parallax

- [gamejam][gbagamejam2021]

Adding a title screen to my GBA Game Feline using HBlank Effects on Affine BGs

3 mins

Adding more lore to Feline

- [gamejam][gbagamejam2021]

Using a minigame and secret codes to introduce more lore into Feline

2 mins

Mapping out an MVP for Feline

- [gamejam][gbagamejam2021]

Creating a map of the bare essentials of the game to display as much of it as possible, but for as little effort as possible

5 mins

Making a boids simulation on the GBA

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Using the Butano Game Engine to make a Boids Simulation on the Gameboy Advance (GBA), Boids is an algorithm to mimic flocking birds flying and avoiding each other

4 mins

Jono has a Plan

- [gamejam][gbagamejam2021]

If you don't have a plan then how can you know when something didn't go to plan? Making a plan, improving my character sprites and a talk about performance in Butano

4 mins

Attacking Animations and Enemies

- [gamejam][gbagamejam2021]

Jono gets stuck for a bit trying to figure out points, we add player attacks, enemies to attack, along with their animations and funky physics

5 mins

Animation, Camera and Movement Improvements

- [gamejam][gbagamejam2021]

Redoing the cat animation from reference images, improving how the camera follows our cat hero and introducing a new movement mechanic

5 mins

Another Level, Dialogue and NPC's

- [gamejam][gbagamejam2021]

Thanks to Butano's excellent Docs, I am still making progress even without internet

3 mins

Will this be a game?

- [gamejam][gbagamejam2021]

Game Design - How to turn this from a tech demo to an actual game?

4 mins

Animation States and Dash Ability

- [gamejam][gbagamejam2021]

Refactoring the player class, animation states and adding a dash ability

3 mins

Refactor and Acceleration

- [gamejam][gbagamejam2021]

Refactoring my GBA Gamejam game with classes so it is much nicer

4 mins

Collisions, Music and More

- [gamejam][gbagamejam2021]

Colliding with the map using Butano and making some music

4 mins

Detecting Map Tiles

- [gamejam][gbagamejam2021]

Detecting where on the map our character is

2 mins

Yeah, its going okay

- [gamejam][gbagamejam2021]

So I may have been scared off a little by C++ again and a little frustrated at my self for not trying harding or digging deeper.

1 mins

Animation, Movement and Backgrounds

- [gamejam][gbagamejam2021]

Animating and moving our character in Butano for GBA

3 mins

Let's draw a sprite!

- [gamejam][gbagamejam2021]

Drawing a sprite in Butano for GBA

1 mins

Joining GBAJam

- [gamejam][gbagamejam2021]

Getting onboard with GBAJam 2021

1 mins

Experimenting with Double-X

- [photography]

Bulk Rolling Kodak Double-X 5222 and finding the best exposure settings for it.

4 mins

Imposter Syndrome

- [photography]

When you feel like you aren't good enough, anxiety gets the better of you

1 mins

Summer Roadtrip

- [photography]

Two week roadtrip around north island of New Zealand

1 mins

Exhibit

- [photography]

My photo got into an exhibit hosted by The Black & White Box

2 mins

Catching up

- [photography]

I haven't posted in a long time

2 mins

Island Generation

- [procgen]

Using Perlin Noise to Procedurally Generate Islands

1 mins

Fake News

- [procgen]

Using Markov Chains to Generate President Trump's Next Tweet

2 mins

New Camera Day

- [photography]

This week I bought my dream camera

3 mins

Gospel of Luke

- [photography]

My first photo gig, an interesting experience

2 mins

How to do street photography?

- [photography]

Jono explores what it means to take street photos

1 mins

Jono's first attempt to develop film

- [photography]

Let's Develop Film and hope it doesn't go terribly wrong

2 mins

Getting into Portraits with the Pentax 6x7

- [photography]

Exploring Medium Format

1 mins

Early Morning Photography

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Getting up at dawn to walk around a new city is always an adventure

1 mins

Panoramas with the Pentax 6x7

- [photography]

Venturing into Medium Format (Panorama)

1 mins

The Yashica 35 M

- [photography]

Playing around with something a bit different. The Yashica 35 M

1 mins

A Photographer's Perspective

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Perspective is one of your main tools as a photographer. It's your opportunity to show the world what you see

1 mins

Leading Lines

- [photography]

What is a leading lines? Why does it make your photos more interesting?

1 mins

Shooting Black & White

- [photography]

Jono learns about the difficulties of shooting in Black & White

1 mins

Reversing Negatives

- [photography]

I learn how to invert a film negative

1 mins

Light Leak

- [photography]

Buys second hand film camera, what is up with these photos.

1 mins

Day 1

- [photography]

Day 1. What am I doing?

1 mins

Procedurally Generated Scenes

- [procgen]

Using Math to generated cool pictures

5 mins

Generating Mountains

- [procgen]

Using Cellular Automata to generate mountains

3 mins

Procedural Patterns

- [procgen]

2 mins