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Grapple Truck – our 7DFPS jam game we made with Justin Chan

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Play Grapple Truck

We took a break from Hexels last week and joined in on the 7DFPS Game Jam (7 Day First Person Shooter). We teamed up with or talented friend Justin Chan and made a low-poly game where you drive and grapple your way around a desert (click the link above to play it). The jam was a ton of fun! We were all learning new things or getting more familiar with tools like Unity and Blender. We all happen to have the same t-shirt that was made with Hexels so we made it our team shirt ;)

Also, Justin drew these awesome portraits of all of us and a sketch of us and Ken’s dog, Emmy, off-roading :)

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Game ideas we had that didn’t quite make it in
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Big scorpions with enemy AI
Land Mines that blow you up or toss you high into the air
Cacti that explode into chunks when you drive into them

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Hexels v1.2 Devlog: Halftone Painting

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We’ve added another awesome feature to Hexels that will be available in version 1.2 (both free and Pro). Halftone Mode will let you build up the size of hexels/trixels/cubes/circles/ALL SHAPE MODES as you paint over them by using the opacity slider :) It gives it a screenprint or magazine print sort of look for some shapes, especially the Halftone Dots shape that we’re adding to Presets in Custom Shape Mode. You’ll also have the option to “replace the size of shapes with current” rather than building them up.

Above is an album cover Ted drew for Scattle’s remix of Disasterpeace’s FEZ song, Forgotten using Halftone Mode and the pixel preset (and a whole lot of glow because teleporter ;) . By the way, did you hear that FEZ II was announced yesterday??

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Above shows different shape modes with Halftone Mode applied, and below are some short clips of it in action.

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Devlog: Hexels 1.2 Update – Voronoi Shape Mode

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We’ve been keeping busy adding exciting new features to Hexels. This one is Voronoi Shape Mode and it will be in Hexels Pro version 1.2. It has a shattered effect like broken glass, and every shape is different. It adds a lot of randomness to drawing and is really fun to work with:) Here’s a Pokémon stained glass fan art piece I’m working on.

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Close-up of the voronoi grid. The grid is generated and you paint on it. You can also manipulate the grid in a few different ways shown in the videos below:

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