Posts Tagged ‘music’
Daryle Basarte’s awesome cover art for “Rhythm Core Alpha 2″ heads up the Nintendo 3DS eShop cover page for “Rock the Beat”, a section of music applications!
What a day! I sent an e-mail to Nintendo asking for a few details on what video format to send the video in, but got impatient and sent it as-is. Nintendo’s site required me to download some funky uploader tool, but that wasn’t immediately apparent and so there was some difficulty. Eventually I got it working, but because of the giant file size the think aborted. By then, Nintendo wrote me back with the video format details and I was able to resend the file in the correct format.
Then I got a note from Lotcheck saying that the version I sent them was not the latest version! It turns out that loading the submission data from XML resets to the old file as well! Oops! So I cranked out a new submission packet with the correct stuff (double checked!) and sent that with profuse apologies.
Now I’ve got a splitting headache, but at least I am through with submission worries for a few days, anyway.
Ok, I just sent off the latest Lotcheck submission to Nintendo. We spent a week pouring over the manuals and game text looking for any errors to the terminology, formatting errors, incorrect quotes… anything! I hope they pass it this time…
Here is a large format version of the Rhythm Core Alpha 2 loudspeaker logo featuring our new mascot Riko-chan, as drawn by Daryle Basarte!
If you look closely, the speaker actually has the Rhythm Core Alpha 2 logo printed on it. Of course, most of it is behind Riko-chan, but I am happy at least that the ][ can be seen.
The original Rhythm Core Alpha was added to the 3DS store pretty much automatically, I didn’t have to do anything special. I thought Nintendo was telling me I had to file a separate project sheet for the 3DS, but as it turns out I don’t need a separate project sheet for 3DS after all, I just need to send them 3DS eShop art. I have received a game code for Europe and will submit as soon as the US is approved!
Nintendo sent back with just one required revision… they found a crash bug! Fortunately it was an easy one! I fixed a couple of other little display issues while I was in there and have just sent off the third Lotcheck submission! Hopefully this is the last time…
Just spent the day making a ton of loops and beats for Rhythm Core Alpha 2! The new “Import Block” command lets you build songs out of pre-made loops! Of course, you can still make your own, and you can even use “Export Block” to save them so that you can include them in other songs. There is even a “Merge” option to allow you to import data into an existing block, it will only overwrite where it has new data; it will leave everything else alone.
Here is the video of last weeks show at All Different Colors. Special thanks to Tim Abad for doing the editing and providing the great visuals during the show, and Jeni Roberts and Mike Horton (Evil Wezil) for handling the cameras while I played! Also, thanks to Kevin “Wizwars” Martinez for setting up the show, and for Jesse Avila of 1000 Needles for finding a new venue when the old one fell through. Finally, thanks to ADC for having us!
There were eight bands in the show, Hyperwave, Dasid, Bleeds, Wizwars, Evil Wezil, Space Town Savior, 1000 Needles, and myself (as Timon Marmex). I took video of the ENTIRE SHOW, which you can see here!