Valkyrie Dev Blog #14 – Colors


We’re back again with more progress! A lot of work has still been mostly behind-the-scenes, cleaning and adding some more rigorous validation for simfiles before everything gets passed on to the song controller. However, one new feature I finally added is note coloring. Anyone who’s played similar games knows that there are different types of Read More

Valkyrie Dev Blog #13 – Framework


Warning: No pretty pictures or anything in this post So nothing has happened on the front-end since post #11 but a lot has been happening behind the scenes. I’ve never worked on a game of this scale before, but I recognize the value in having a well-organized system for how things are processed in the Read More

Valkyrie Dev Blog #12 – The Future


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So far on this blog I’ve only talked a little bit about what Valkyrie is actually going to be as a complete game. Now that the game has some sort of core that’s starting to shape up into something, I think it’s time to reveal the details. What is Valkyrie? Valkyrie is a dance-style rhythm Read More

Valkyrie Dev Blog #11 – It Works!


Wow, it’s been a good…5 months since the last dev blog. A lot has happened with me since then, so let’s talk about what’s been going on. First of all, in my personal life, a lot of things changed. I’ve been busy doing lots of programming at work lately, and I’ve just been busier in Read More

Valkyrie Dev Blog #10 – Meet The Cast (Part 2)


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Welcome back to the Valkyrie dev blogs! Today I have some more character concepts to show off. Keep in mind we’re still fairly early in terms of character concepts, so everything is subject to change! This is Zinnia Draugur. She’s unique in the cast in that she just so happens to be a ghost. But Read More

Valkyrie Dev Blog #9 – Stop! Arrow Time


Last week I talked about how I was going to be rewriting arrow scrolling yet again, and I’m glad to say it’s been done. Here is a video showcasing the new scrolling (with a stop!) For those interested, here’s how it works now: When the simfile is loaded up, I grab all of the BPMs Read More

Valkyrie Dev Blog #8 – Not Dead


Well, it’s been a little while, hasn’t it? Truth be told, I’ve never been the best at sticking to a schedule. December got a little busy with holidays, I was at AGDQ for the first week and a bit of January, and February the laziness simply took hold of me. But it’s a new month, Read More

Valkyrie Dev Blog #7 – Meet The Cast (Part 1)


Getting this post out later than I would like today, but here it is. Things have been progressing nicely on the code side of things, but today I’d like to talk about another aspect of the game: The story and characters! For a few weeks, the artist and I have been working hard to design Read More

Valkyrie Dev Blog #6 – The Arrows!


Hi. This may very well be the last dev blog in which I talk about arrow scrolling. The reason for that? I’ve finally got it working! This week has been huge in terms of advancements in the codebase. I am incredibly pleased with how things have progressed lately, because now the arrows sync up and Read More

Valkyrie Dev Blog #5 – Arrow Scrolling (Part 2)


It’s time to talk about code stuff again 🙂 The core component of Valkyrie, being a rhythm game, is the note generation and scrolling. Unfortunately, I have been having a good deal of trouble implementing this system. But that’s not to say there’s no progress… Since my last dev blog post about this, I have Read More