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Ant @Ant

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Posted by Ant - July 18th, 2023


8BitAnt.com


My website is up!

I updated my site have have loads more content and I will slowly be adding more and more pages to it.

I also wanna start a lil blog on there too.


One of the main things I was happy about adding was a games page with exe downloads to my games, I am slowly porting all of my games to Construct 3 if possible and creating desktop versions for all of them.

These downloads will also become available on my itch.io page too if you don't want to visit my site for them.

Right now there isn't much to the games page but I plan on adding a page for each game individually in the future as well.

So I hope you enjoy my site I also put some silly pics on there as well as links so other site I own or like.


Money Man: Refunded Progress Update


So due to recent family related issues progress has slowed down again.

But during my terrible motivation-less state I decided to try out Construct 3, as you may or may not know both Money Man: Classic and Money Man: Refunded are made on Construct 2.

I didn't realize how much better Construct 3 was until I tried it out, I had so many roadblocks getting Money Man into Construct 3 though due to the use of over 10 plugins that weren't supported on Construct 3.


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For example, with the hmmg_LayoutTransition plugin I have to remove it from MMR in order for it to work with Construct 3 and use the HGTransition plugin on Construct 3 r317 to do the screen flip effect instead.


This is such a pain in the ass since I used so many plugins but I think the new engine is worth all the work since it's so much better than Construct 2.


Anything else?


Yes! :D


I have been working on and off on a Game Maker game archive.

You may already know about my archive site for Jazzuo named jazzuo.net which has a lot of his games that were also made in Game Maker which inspired me to start putting a database together containing any Game Maker game I could find made in a classic version of Game Maker. (basically anything before Game Maker Studio so GM1-8.1)

If you would like to contribute to this please message me on Discord or on here!

My discord username is "8bitant".


Hope you all are well, take care! <3



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Posted by Ant - June 30th, 2023


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Amidst the crumbling ruins, an ominous force awakens.

Face the chilling secrets lurking within the depths of this twisted realm.


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Coming Soon...


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Posted by Ant - May 26th, 2023


Where the fuck have u been?


I jus haven't been using any social media shit lately

Especially Discord, I use it to talk to individual people but not really any servers except for one


Edit: Didn't realize how much I'd rant so skip this if u want lol


I'm trying not to do any online "friend group" shit cause that leads to problems cuz people are idiots

It's just a bunch of people doing something someone else does because this or that, they dont agree with one thing or another thing, or blah blah blah fighting fighting fighting and they just end up feeding the fire till someone gets kicked out and they quiet down for a bit until they need to kick another person out to satisfy their needs

(thats what it feels like at least)


I hate those types of groups online and I don't think I'll ever participate in actively being apart of any of those deranged hell-holes again


Long story short, just block someone and walk away instead of engaging and making it worse

It's so damn simple


I have been hanging out with my IRL friends more which has done wonders to my mental health

Socializing really helps so get out there and talk to people who are actually in the same room as you!


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Where's MMR Ant, its taking too long!!!


So I've been taking a break from Money Man: Refunded as well so expect a later release date

It's almost done yet so much stuff needs to be added and fixed so thank u 4 ur patience T^T


If this helps to hold you over, I posted this vid:


https://youtu.be/wJq1MRRLpAo


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So, what have you been doing?


I have been working on websites for the most part

Here is my personal site, its small but I plan to add more later on


https://www.8bitant.com/


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Jazzuo.net!


I have been so hard at work on the Jazzuo website though because I want to provide an Ad-Free resource and an easy-to-access safe area on the web to download and play all of Jazzuo's wacky games for any fans that are still around!


He's inspired me greatly so hopefully this website can let his games live on!


https://www.jazzuo.net/


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Anything else?


My relationship with my bf has been so amazing and I haven't been this happy in a while, I love him sm and I can't thnk him enough for being so amazing to me <<3 :3


I turned 17 (idk if i posted abt that already lol) and after some time passed I realized that it actually did feel a change, I feel a bit more mature now and looking back I see my past self as of 2-3 years ago as such a immature weirdo but I finally feel good abt myself now, I'm still a bit awkward at times but its whatevs ig


I also participated in @PencilArtistEnt's 22nd b-day art raffle, so check it out if you want! :D



https://pencilartistent.newgrounds.com/news/post/1357414


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Have a nice day, and don't forget to get a breath of fresh air! :]


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Posted by Ant - April 2nd, 2023


Imma still make money man lol

gotcha


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Posted by Ant - April 1st, 2023


As of lately I've just been too busy and unmotivated to do anything, so I'm going to be giving up development on Money Man: Refunded. I honestly think it`s too all over the place, unorganized, and just an overall dumb game.

I`m sorry guys but maybe you`ll like whatever I make next, hope ur having a nice day tho.


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Posted by Ant - March 21st, 2023


Fat Fish Aquarium


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I am very happy that people enjoyed Fat Fish Aquarium, I made that game in around 2 weeks time to challenge myself and added stuff I have never messed with before and tried to make something new that I haven't done yet. It was super fun and after patching tons of dumb bugs, adding upgrades, adding mobile compatibility and putting the game on itch.io I wrapped up the game and began working on Money Man: Refunded again.


Also, thanks for Daily 3rd and the frontpage!!! :D


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Money Man: Refunded


Since I have just got back to work on it there is not much to say but I have had a bit trouble starting to work on it again but I will soon get back into it and be completely focused on it and I will hopefully release it by my personal deadline, and if not than it's ok. I just really wanna challenge myself with this and see if I can pull it off. Speaking of, after I release Money Man: Refunded I will take a break and then begin work on Fat Fish Aquarium Deluxe!


Fat Fish Aquarium Deluxe


In this new release of the game in which I will most likely be putting on Steam, I will be adding tons more to the game along with a bunch of overall improvements to the gameplay like making it easier, improving the A.I. of the fish, having more fish, tank customization, a radio to choose music and also muting it, more options, more upgrades, replacing some sprites, more and better bosses, a completely original soundtrack and much much more. Also don't worry the art style will still look awful because that's the point so get over it/


Conclusion


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Thanks for everything guys, I really appreciate it.

You are the reason my creativity can continue to thrive! <3

I hope you have a great day! :D


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Posted by Ant - February 23rd, 2023


It’s my b-day! :]


I am now 17! I don’t really feel any different lol

I guess im 1% more mature now or something idk

But ye woohoo to me it's my birthday and stuff wee :D


I’m going to be releasing a new game called Fat Fish Aquarium!


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Me and my friends have joked about the game’s existence as well as the character Fat Fish for a long time in and out of our games but I am finally making this into a full on game! It’ll be a small one when I release it but I’ve been having fun making it over my week off. You may be asking though, “What about Money Man: Refunded?”, well don’t worry because that is still being made too! Due to Fat Fish Aquarium’s simplicity I’ve been able to take a break from MMR to work on this. MMR is a School project that has been going since day one of my school year and I haven’t taken a break from working on it until this week. I’ve been making Fat Fish Aquarium in cooperation with @AtreyuGilbert and it should be released in the upcoming weeks as long as everything goes to plan.


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What's the deal with Money Man: Refunded?


I am still workin on it! It's almost done too! I have some finishing up to do with the ending portion and this last portion will take a long time to complete, don't expect to see the game out until around 3-4 months from now (maybe earlier) but I hope Fat Fish Aquarium can hold you over till then once it's out! I am trying so hard not to spoil the game but I really hope you guys enjoy it since I have been putting a lot of effort into it.


the conclusion or something lol


I am very happy rn in life and whatevs and I hope you guys are excited for my upcoming projects and that you enjoy them upon release! Take care everyone!



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Posted by Ant - January 24th, 2023


Hey all, Happy belated Pixel Day!!!1! :D


You may be wondering (or maybe not) how Money Man: Refunded is going and what it is looking like. It is going great, and is almost done! I am currently working on detail and small little things the game may not need but could be nice to have along with secrets for players to find as they play through this silly game, so just keep in mind that this game is loaded with stuff you won't see unless you really search through it. The toughest obstacle I'll have to face with this game is the boss fight at the end due to its complexity. If anyone knows a lot about Construct 2 or maybe even Construct 3 with animating within the software or with save data who could help out in some capacity that would be fantastic, just hmu here or on Discord for details.


Here's a Demo video of me showing off the game and some other features that are in it, feel free to leave criticism but keep in mind it is in an incomplete form (obviously) and things may change.


The original game for comparison:


Also kinda off-topic but here's a remake of GM Double Fall by Jazzuo that I posted which was the first game to have this character in it!


I have genuinely been putting in tons of my time to make this game as polished as possible and have been so passionate about this silly little greedy red ball man. I just love to create, it keeps me going and keeps me happy so I hope that when this is released regardless of the reviews or score that at the end of the day people enjoy the game and had some fun playing it and that it could bring a smile to their face. I love to just make people happy and that's really my true goal with most of the stuff that I make, even if the stuff I have made in the past is something I am not too impressed with cause I dislike a lot of it, I hope it brought some sort of happiness or laughter to someone. With that being said I can't wait to release my new game to show improvement or to simply just make someone out there happy, I hope you all have a great day!


Thanks for reading! :3


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Posted by Ant - January 2nd, 2023


Hey all, Happy New Year! :D 


Since it’s now 2023 I have been thinking about my past and have quite a lot of strong opinions on the things I have made and whatnot so I am making a news post to share them. 


Looking back on my previous videos, animations, games and everything else I for the most part hate it all with a few exceptions. 


Wether the things I had made bring back bad memories, they have poor taste, had made stupid jokes/decisions, programmed/created bad or were even just straight up dumb or boring; I just dislike a lot of my stuff. 


Starting with animations I genuinely don’t like a lot of my “animations” I’ve uploaded here although I’ll exclude the ones I’ve uploaded ironically like “Cringe_Luigimaster42.mp4” which is just a very very old inside joke with a couple friends. Anyways, most and if not all of my 3DMM animations were shitty and not even in a funny way to me cause I think most of them were just straight up cringe. Some of them were alright but most of them were too short and made with little to no effort. Some were even just “loud = funny” humor which isn’t exactly my favorite anymore. 


As for my games I too think a lot of similar opinions on them except for a few games I think that are funny and well done for the most part like Binbows. I have improved with most of my skills regarding games and movies and think I can do better now and in the future, I doubt I’ll be doing much with animation anymore since I want to put more effort into my games and focus on on those more so I hope you guys understand why I’d lean this way instead of animation since I really enjoy game development and I’d say it’s my fav hobby. 


Thanks for all the support guys on everything my experience on this site has only strengthened my passion for what I loved most so thank you guys and thank Newgrounds for all! 


In other news I just beat Mario & Luigi: Dream Team and it was so good. Despite the annoying tutorials and some bugs I think this game is awesome and y’all should try it if u have a chance! :3


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Posted by Ant - December 20th, 2022


Happy Holidays everyone!


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My expectations have changed!


I originally planned on MMR to release before the end of the year but now I am pushing it to early next year due to some major changes with the game. Since I want this remake to be more than just the originally game with minor improvements I will be adding some other things for fun including cosmetics, more secrets, longer levels and new and improved cut scenes. Even the boss fight will be drastically different, as to what these things are? Well that will be kept secret as to not spoil anything with the game.


I will still note that this game is a rage game and if you aren't good than get good cause I am not making this game any easier. Even if I do end up making some sort of easy mode which i was thinking about then you still wouldn't get the whole experience.


Also if there is any jank you can tell me although I did still leave some of it in from the original as to stay true to the source material in some way or another. I intend the look of the game to look bad in a good way if that makes any sense at all.


I really want to show some more screenshots of this game but I really want to keep it a secret to most and then release the game to see what people think then. I have already showed some people the game for opinions and I haven't heard too many bad things and for the bad things I have hear I fixed.


Anyways I hope everyone is having a great holiday season and that everyone is doing well, thanks for reading and have a great Christmas too! :D


I'll probs cya guys next when I publish the game but feel free to reach out on my Discord server :3


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