Sticks and Stones – First Test

I’m starting a new project in GameMaker: Studio: a short, text-based exploration game, though not in the traditional sense. Let me explain:

The idea for this came from my experience playing WarioWare: D.I.Y.  One part of the game had Wario hiring you to do the graphics for some pre-made microgames.  I didn’t take that part of the game seriously and drew absurd and non sequitur things.  On a few of them, I got lazy and abstracted the things I was supposed to draw as words:
Oh no!
You’re in for a world of it.

The goggles do nothing!

This gave me the idea to do a whole game like this.  I call it Sticks and Stones, which, as you may have guessed, comes from the nursery rhyme “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me.”  (Or “…but names will never hurt me.”), which I plan on using as a theme for the game.

As for the music, since my muse is tapped out of original tunes at the moment, I decided to dive into the domain of the public.  Maybe it’s because I named my game after a nursery rhyme, but here is a sample of the music.  It’s a tune that goes by many names: When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye, The Ants Go Marching and The Animals Went in Two by Two:

Anyways, that’s all I have to say for now.  Check back for more updates!

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