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Coming Soon: New Game From Arcade Heroes
I suppose it’s time to start hyping up my next project – partially as a way to keep myself motivated to see it through to the end. A couple of years ago, I started doing research to build an arcade-focused trivia game. It soaked up a lot of my free time, but after I came up with 1200~ questions (spanning the 1970s to now), it just sat on my computer. I’m not a coder by any means, but recently I was pointed to a pre-made Quiz game kit on Unity, and I’ve been working to finally turn those questions into a workable, sellable (and hopefully, fun) game.
Unfortunately the process hasn’t been 100% easy peezy, as importing my questions didn’t work as the XML importer had promised(and the template developer went AWOL to help with questions), so I had to go through every single question and manually input it into HTML text. I also didn’t want to just dump questions into a template and call it a day; Anything I make I want to have some of it’s own personality to it. That takes longer to do, but I think its worth it. I originally wanted to make something like Quiz & Dragons, but concept is too ambitious for what I can do right now. Maybe in the future though for the “sequel.”
At this point, the question stuff seems to be working, categories are all sorted,

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