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Strong Bad

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About Strong Bad

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    Prepare for trouble!

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    professional video game developer
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    Male
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    United States
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    Los Angeles, CA

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  1. The fun has been DOUBLED

    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Quite, long time no see man!

    2. Strong Bad

      Strong Bad

      Yup! I don't frequent these parts that much, I tend to go elsewhere on the internet. I hope you've been well though :)

    3. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      I have, and I trust you're doing the same!

    4. Strong Bad

      Strong Bad

      Glad to hear you're doing well. I am doing the same, better than ever.

  2. My account is over 10 years old but I don't know how to use this website! T_T 

    1. Ferno

      Ferno

      IPBoard went "social media style" a few years back. Post counts became way larger across the board to the point of not meaning much anymore as posts and status updates were merged as "content," the friends list on profiles was changed to followers, the 5 star member rating system is gone, along with other things I can't even remember, etc. It was alot to get used to at first.

    2. Strong Bad

      Strong Bad

      Does that mean we LITERALLY cannot be friends on this website? Those monsters!

    3. Ferno

      Ferno

      ..Now we have to be creepy and follow each other around in circles..

    4. Strong Bad

      Strong Bad

      We can be friends... in spirit... 😢

    5. tailsBOOM!

      tailsBOOM!

      Hi.  I don't think I was here last time you were... but I followed you before you came back

    6. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      We're now a cult.

      Now we must sacrifice someone to the SANIC gods.

  3. It's hard to give you much concrete advice without knowing what types of traversal mechanics you plan to have. Can you walljump, double jump? Can you slide down a wall and input a wall jump later? Air dash? Do you have any idea what type of enemies you'll have? Different enemies can make the same level design very different to traverse. Since it's a metroidvania, will you be traversing these areas repeatedly throughout the game? Putting really challenging platforming sections in an area that players are expected to go through repeatedly should be avoided; put those in areas where you're hiding a specific progression upgrade or potentially as a leadup to a boss. Or otherwise somewhere a player only *needs* to go there once. How will your platforming sections build complexity over time so you can prepare players for more complicated sections as they progress through the game? I'm a professional game designer (though I don't do level design specifically), maybe these will help you think of something really awesome
  4. remy piranha 

  5. I hope you are doing well! :)

    1. Sean

      Sean

      Thanks! It's been a while since I last saw you here, how've you been?

    2. Strong Bad

      Strong Bad

      Yes, it's been a while hasn't it? I've another internet home that I love very much, so I spend most of my time there. I'm glad I can simply drop in and say hi to a few people here and catch up every couple years, rather than being a bother. 

      To your question, I am doing very well, better than ever! Some bumps in the road no doubt since last we spoke, but what is a destination without a journey? Lots of personal growth all throughout, and still learning as I go. 

      How about yourself? How have you been? 

    3. Sean

      Sean

      I've basically been spinning my wheels in San Diego after coming back from Korea a year ago, and not a lot has happened since. It's been a rough time not knowing what to do with myself.

    4. Strong Bad

      Strong Bad

      I'm really sorry to hear that. I hope you find something you have passion for soon!

      I hear good things about San Diego from some of my friends who live there. I'm over in Los Angeles, home to slightly worse Mexican food and more traffic. 

    5. Sean

      Sean

      It's pretty okay here. Considering there's not a lot I can do while going to school and not having a job, the most excitement I've had the past few months was visiting my relatives nearby lol.

    6. Strong Bad

      Strong Bad

      I'm glad you've been able to visit your relatives! That's one thing that's been a bummer since moving to California, all of my family lives in the midwest... I only get to see them for the winter holidays haha. 


      What are you going to school for?

    7. Sean

      Sean

      What are you up to in LA anyway? I can't remember the last time I've been there aside from coming back home via LAX.

      And I'm trying to do something related to computer science or programming. Haven't really fully committed to a major yet.

    8. Strong Bad

      Strong Bad

      I'm a professional video game developer, I work at one of the many studios in the Santa Monica/West LA area. It's an unannounced title, which is super exciting! Funny you mention LAX, I'm actually like ~4-5 miles from LAX haha. 

      Programming is awesome and very valuable. Do you enjoy it?

    9. Sean

      Sean

      Wow that's really cool, had no idea you managed to get into the industry. Congrats! Can't wait to hear about what you're working on in the future.

      and I haven't really done much aside from random experimentation with stuff on my own lol. I'm still taking prerequisites so I haven't actually signed up for any programming classes yet. Not really sure where to begin in a school setting either.

    10. Strong Bad

      Strong Bad

      Thanks!

      I'd say you should try to sign up for a programming 101 course if it's offered at your school. If it's not, you can take some free courses at Codecademy or similar to see if it's something you'd even enjoy. Most games use C# or C++ if you're interested in that specifically. 

    11. Sean

      Sean

      Thanks, I'll look into those. I think my problem is that I've been hopping around different directions and majors over the years that I find it difficult to commit to something, and a lot of stuff I think I might want to try out seem way over my head.

    12. Strong Bad

      Strong Bad

      Those are all really reasonable feelings to have. It's hard to be sure about anything. 

      I always thought you were a pretty intelligent person, I think if you set your mind to something that you think you'd really enjoy, even if it may be challenging, you could push through and shine. 

    13. Sean

      Sean

      Thanks man. Same to you, it's great to hear that you're making a name for yourself.

  6. I hope you are doing well!

  7. hey ferno

    1. Ferno

      Ferno

      Ayyyyyy- its been forever, hope you've been well

    2. Strong Bad

      Strong Bad

      it has been forever! The same to you, I hope you've been well.

      I've been very well, how have you been? 

    3. Ferno

      Ferno

      I'm alot busier these days irl with work and stuff, and I've really gotten more into drawing and stuff since the older days on here so much of my time goes into that as well. Other than that I still refresh the site regularly even though things have simmered down lately on here.

    4. Strong Bad

      Strong Bad

      You're an artist now! Whoa. Care to link me some of your work?

      How do you feel about being more busy than before?

    5. Ferno

      Ferno

      https://fernalredart.tumblr.com/ This is a sampler of the kinda of stuff I draw, mainly pinups of girls and stuff these days, haha. I'm also on twitter as well if you want that link too.

      Also its all part of adult life I guess, gotta pay bills, though I just wish I could work less and live more.

      How've things been on your end?

    6. Strong Bad

      Strong Bad

      😮 you draw lots of ladies! I use Twitter, I'm happy to drop a follow at least for a while... sometimes I prune my follow list just to keep my feed sane.

      Life's great, I work in the video game industry and I really love my job. Make video games... play video games... hang out with people who also like video games... it's a good life.

    7. Ferno

      Ferno

      You've really moved up in the world since we last talked, I'm really happy for you! As for me I feel like I've still got tons of practice to do before pursuing an art/comic/game-related career.

      As for my twitter https://twitter.com/FernalRed But its all good if you choose not to follow, my art and likes on there are a little more risque than the tumblr I linked and may be awkward for your feed, haha

    8. Strong Bad

      Strong Bad

      Thank you! It was a lot of work, always trying to stay humble and not get complacent even though I've "made it," in a sense, haha.,

      Dropped you a follow, feel free to followback if you'd like (I'm privated but I'll accept a follow request!)

      It's amusing that JezMM showed up as a suggestion after following you LOL

    9. Ferno

      Ferno

      JezMM and I actually became close internet friends and art buddies over the years, often exchanging gift art and stuff, and he was also one of the people who encouraged me to draw what I like to draw back when I was still getting started online with my art so thats not surprising, haha

    10. Strong Bad

      Strong Bad

      Hell yeah. Say, what was your original username here if you don't mind my asking? I can't find a place for previous usernames here..

    11. Ferno

      Ferno

      Thats another thing that's disappeared with the recent IPBoard updates, past username lists. But my original usernames pre 2009 forum wipe was Bluedude briefly, then Chaos Inferno. After the wipe it was just Inferno, and then just Ferno

    12. Strong Bad

      Strong Bad

      Ahh okay, I remember Chaos Inferno and Inferno. Ferno is a cute shortening of Inferno, great job.

      No one needs to know the abomination of my first username: Sonic Strongbad! Ahahaha. Changed that one fast!

    13. Ferno

      Ferno

      You're right on the money as I actually did shorten it to Ferno a number of years back out of wanting something softer sounding, maybe to subconciously match the increasingly cutesy avatars I started to use after retiring the flaming sonic head avatar I used to use, and also I really started to soften the "edge" I used to have on here in general, lol.

    14. Strong Bad

      Strong Bad

      The flaming sonic head avatar!!!! I REMEMBER THAT!

      I got a lot less edgy too... the teenage years were super angsty ahaha. It's less effort and feels better to be nice 😃

  8. Happy birthday, TSS! Thanks for makin this thing a million years ago, @Dreadknux. Was one of my first forums back in the day, good times for sure.
  9. hope you're doin well gabz!

  10. I've been super mega gone from the Sonic scene for so long, but Etika is someone I kept up with through the years. From humble beginnings as a SegaSonic Radio DJ to being a famous YouTuber, his passion as an entertainer was obvious from day 1. He wanted to bring smiles to the faces of others, and he did that better than anyone I have ever known. He and I would talk on MSN as early as 2006, and bonded over the fact that we had the same birthdate (may 12th!). Later in 2015 we finally got to meet up. He was always so excited about any progression or good parts of my life, encouraging me and helping me. I met up with him at various events and again in 2017 as I hung at his apartment in NYC. He just... he wouldn't let me pay for my own food.... or anything like that. I was his guest of honor, I suppose, that's just how kind he truly was. Infinite kindness. Infinite patience. Infinite smiles. I knew he was hurting, and I reached out to him, but I hadn't got a reply since October... I'm so sorry it came to this, Desmond, and I'm sorry I couldn't help you. I'm in tears over your passing and I'm sorry you were suffering this much. I will never forget you no matter how much time passes. I don't much like putting my face on the internet these days, but I'll make an exception. Here's to you, Desmond. I love you and miss you so much. Everything hurts, but I can only imagine this is a fraction of the pain you must have felt. I would do anything to hear some Cold Hard Facts from you just one more time. 💔
  11. Heartbroken. Had to come back here where I first met him. Miss you so much already, Iceman. I'd give anything to hear some Cold Hard Facts right now. 

    💔

  12. nice cover photo 

  13. hello

    1. Ferno

      Ferno

      WELCOME TO THE WOOOOORLD OF TOMORRROW

    2. Strong Bad

      Strong Bad

      I can't believe the very first reply is an earlier signup than me SMH

    3. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon
    4. Milo
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