Hey everyone. I updated the background art on the home page today, and updated the About Me section of the page.
Right now, I'm busy writing stories, programming, and working as a music producer (more on that one at a later date.) I'm busy, but not overly so. It's nice right now; I'm enjoying my summer. I hope you are too.
Hello everyone! Today, I am proud to announce Digital Nature, a new electronic music album, available on Bandcamp NOW!
Digital Nature continues down the path that Awaken the Pack started. Although being a shorter album, Digital Nature is the end of an era. The closing part to a trilogy that formed itself over the past 7 months. I hope you enjoy the new record, though it's closer to an EP than an LP. Still, I think you'll love it. Enjoy!
The next update to ICE is here! Here's a devlog entry about it:
-Blur effect on main menu screen
-Better site experience: No load time within the game
-Small changes to text and fonts
-One or two colour changes
-Completely overhauled physics system
-Objects no longer fall through the ground at all
-Objects can fall on top of each other, and they stack
-Multiple objects can fall at once (finally!)
-You can now change the gravitational strength in your world
-10 is somewhat earth-like
And of course, a bunch of fixes! Enjoy!
So that's about it! This will be one of the last beta versions, so be sure to check it out!
I'm happy to announce today that I am resuming development of ICE, my indie sandbox game. Here's the game's official description:
ICE stands for "Imagine, Create, Enjoy." This is a game all about building whatever you want.
Want to build a house? Go ahead.
Want to build a house with 20 different rooms? Go ahead.
Want to build a house with 20 different rooms that goes directly against the laws of physics and floats in mid air? *CATCHES BREATH* Go ahead.
Just click to place objects, and press Z to undo them. You can change the properties of each object, in the control bar at the top of the screen.
ICE has no story, mission, achievements, "blocks," or set materials. EVERYTHING is up to you.
The final version of ICE will cost $0.99, but while it's in beta, it's free! So be sure to check out the current beta version, and check back here at the blog over the next while to find out about upcoming updates. Thanks!
Yes, you read the title correctly. LX Games is officially shutting down.
This is simply due to a series of losses over the past months. There was a time, not too long ago, when LX Games was more popular than the Boxingwolf site itself. It would get upwards of 100 unique visitors on a good week. However, we hardly get any now, due to a lack of content to produce. The one game we were working on was Codename Survivor, however that was plagued from the start.
Infinitum: Survivor was the working title for the game during development. It was going great in February/March, and we saw the light at the end of the tunnel. It was expected to be released in the fall of this year. However, in late May, our artist quit the team. This was a huge blow to the game's development that went unannounced. By mid-June, it was clear to me the game could not be completed. My business partner who had been there from the beginning, was appearing less and less, and so was the name "LX Games" in our conversations. I realized I was the only one contributing at this point, and that if I were to continue making games and apps, I would be doing it on my own. Couple that with the fact that my hard work was barely getting any attention, and it left me frustrated. Just thinking about the business left me upset. So finally, I thought about moving on from LX Games, and closing down the site for good.
So what happens to my code? I still want to do this kind of stuff, just not in that kind of environment. I want to make games on my own officially, and just bring in help if I need it. I want to build a new studio from the ground up, where I am the sole proprietor, as the government tells me I am. I hope you all know that the best days are still to come. I will still make games, I will still enjoy doing it, and I will still be doing everything else I have been doing for over a year.
Thanks for your continued support,
Hello to everyone on the internet! I hope you've all had a great month, and I apologize for not posting here in a while. However, I have been busy writing, filming, editing, producing, and promoting my new series, The Gateway. The Gateway recently wrapped up its 5-episode run, and now I'm moving on to my next order of business, to be revealed in the coming days.
However, beyond that I want to wish everyone a happy Canada Day, especially in the midst of the Canada 150 celebrations. I am a proud Canadian teen, and I am also celebrating alongside my family and friends. Despite this excitement, and the cheerful celebration of our beautiful, happy, forward-thinking country, there is still plenty of work to be done here. Perhaps the biggest issue to be addressed, is the mistreatment of first nations peoples throughout Canadian history.
For many years, global media has portrayed Canada as a country that has always been entirely peaceful and welcoming. However, the ugly truth within our borders is the existence of strong, intentional genocidal actions taken by European settlers against indigenous Canadians, including the implementation of cruel and inhumane residential schools. These schools were just one form of brainwashing employed by the Europeans to force the first nations peoples to change their culture, religion, beliefs, governments, borders, laws, and many other structured systems they had in place. After this horrific destruction of culture, the Canadian government as it stands today was erected, and Canada grew from there into what it is now. Although the last residential school closed in 1996, and the Canadian government has been seeking acceptance from the aboriginal community for some time now, there is still much work to be done in the way of making Canada a safe and inclusive place for everyone.
Despite all this, I still truly believe that Canada may very well be the nicest and safest place in the world to live, and I remain in a celebratory spirit. I am looking forward to seeing what Canadians can do together next. To my friends around the world, I hope you all enjoy this weekend, and I hope you all have a great time.
As for my personal blogging habits, I once again apologize for not posting as of late. I figured I'd make some room today to write this though, as I felt it was an important post. I'm going to try and post more over the coming days and weeks, and I have some huge announcements to make soon.
Thanks for all the support in my, even in absence, and have a great weekend.
Hello, everyone the world around, and to everyone who may be reading this from the United Kingdom today.
Last night, three terrorists unleashed a heartless and vicious attack in London, England, taking the lives of 7 people and injuring more than 40 others. Attacks like these are, beyond everything else, senseless. Where I live, Canada has been lucky to only have one or two attacks of a similar nature in recent years. The attack in Manchester, and now this, have proven something: Terror can strike anywhere, at anytime, and living a life of fear is giving terrorists exactly what they want. I am keeping the victims and their families in my thoughts and prayers, and I wish all the best to everyone involved, the exception obviously being the terrorists. At this time, I think the terrorists have been killed, which they would have entirely deserved. To kill without a cause, to scare without a monster, to force bloodshed and grief upon others, is senseless and tragically pointless.
The world can not afford to divide any further. We must stand united as the global community, and combat global terror forces on every front, with every weapon. So, to all the people of the world, this is your call to action, from a 13-year-old hippie who programs and designs random things in his room and puts them online. Strange, right?
Lots of love from your friends here in Canada today, England. Don't let this tear your beautiful nation apart.
–Adrian "Boxingwolf" Lloyd, Proudly of English Heritage
Hey everyone! I'm kicking off June by announcing a brand new project: Wolf Force Designs. Wolf Force Designs is a brand new studio focused on creating impactful designs for t-shirts, phone cases, and other products. The first design, Life, is out now. More designs will be released in the near future, and this new studio may be the future home of LX Games and Boxingwolf merch, should it be released. Thanks for the support, and be sure to check it out!
Well, the countdown on the LX Games homepage is over. Codename Survivor is the next game to be released through LX Games.
Between Codename Survivor and Journal Entries From A Dead Man, I have plenty of work to do for a while. I'm also thinking of just doing a whole bunch of other internet stuff. I want to make more EDM this year, I want to release a game that costs money at some point, and I think I might also do some collaboration work with other people on the internet. I just want to do what feels natural. I always have and I always will. That's why I created this site: so that I can have an audience, and soon make some ad money off of doing whatever I want to do. It truly is a spectacular time to be alive. Anyone can do anything they want, whenever they want to do it. I look forward to doing just that for the foreseeable future. Thanks for your support!
Hey, everyone! In case any of you were wondering what I'm up to, I'm jumping straight back into code, and working on an awesome new project that will keep me busy until the end of the year. There is lots of work here to do, and I've barely even begun. Anyway, if you want to learn more about this new mysterious project, you may want to check out the home page of LX Games, my indie game publishing company.
Also, Journal Entries From A Dead Man, my independently published web series is available for free on YouTube, and the story is about to get very intense, very quickly. If you like watching action and drama web series, you should definitely go check that one out, as I am very proud of what I've been able to do so far.
Lastly, I want to thank you all for your awesome support of my new EDM album, Awaken The Pack. The response has been great, and very encouraging to say the least.
Thanks as always for all your support!