This week's Weekly Penguin is a special case, a tribute to the absolutely delightful Penned Guin comic strips by Alan Henderson. The comic strip came to close yesterday and it impacted me more than I anticipated – but instead of lamenting, I wanted to create a little tribute to it.
In case you've missed it out, not only is the comic great, I've also commissioned several customs works by the Maestro Henderson over the years – including a painting found in the Glowenko Mansion in TAGAP 4.
I keep saying it, but my mantra is and always will be 'you can't make a good game if you don't play games'. And as those games influence how we do things, highlighting all the games we've loved is a must.
Without further ado, here is our showcase of the best games of 2023!
This year was a lull in terms of content on TAGAP arena, but it has been anything but behind the scenes. Something new is brewing and though it isn't ready for its premiere, I'm aiming for a splashy reveal next year.
It sadly also means there isn't anything to share as a Christmas gift this year; as much as I'd love to share screenshots etc. from the Next Game, I want to reveal it properly with gameplay. I hope this isn't too disappointing and that the actual reveal more than makes up for it when the time comes. 🙏
Happy anniversary, TAGAP 3 and TAGAP 4!
We don't have a new version of the games for today, sadly but we do have something else. How about making today's Weekly Penguin a teaser of the future? Yeah, let's do that!
A teaser of the next TAGAP adventure:
Yes, there are new things brewing!
I'm pretty psyched about the project, it is something quite different and I can't wait to share it with you. The game itself needs some more time in the oven before it can be shown off, but I hope this piques your interest.
But wait, that is not all – there is also a whole new Making of TAGAP 4 blog update, about how I generate sprite frames from Photoshop files.
If you're interested in graphics editing or have torn out your hair fighting Photoshop's mishandling of transparencies, this one is for you; also featured are downloads to my self-made Photoshop script files that reduce the multi-step process to a single button press.