Jun 262014
 

So as I’ve been moving out of the testing phase and into finalized art for Minotaur, I decided to modify the pit design. Still not there, but I’m getting closer

14-06-26 floor1
14-06-26 floor2

Originally, I was thinking hanging scaffolding that you jump between but it looked kind of shitty. For one, all my environments are BPS levels (think Quake) – once the level is built, the blocks and rendered lighting can not be changed during game play. One of the drawbacks of using really old tech (almost 15 years old!). The engine also has no physics system. So long story short, if you jumped between scaffolding in other games or real life, you’d expect it to swing back and forth. Actually this would be great because you’ve have to time your jumps.

But unfortunately, that’s not going to be possible in Minotaur so I decided to change the pit rooms to old broken out floors, which actually make a lot more sense in the context of the game world – you’re in an old abandoned building, it’s going to be dangerous regardless of whether or not a psychopath is chasing you.

So yeah, it’s coming along. And don’t worry, finishing Minotaur isn’t a total waste of time. You’ll see all these updates and new features in Splatter Camp as well. That ones just going to take longer.

 June 26, 2014  Posted by at 3:46 pm Minotaur 1 Response »
Jun 262014
 

John from Retroslashers.net just posted a new article about Pitchfork Massacre. I recommend checking it out if you’d like to read his take on it: http://retroslashers.net/the-pitchfork-massacre-mystery-solved/

I did some further research and there was definitely no death scene shot for the couple in the basement as I previously speculated. The artwork in the Pitchfork Massacre ad is not from The Prowler. But I still think it’s still likely that a TV spot was shot to promote the film (Probably on video). Or at the very least a trailer cut together with Prowler footage. Will we ever find it? Probably not. The only chance would be: somebody happened to be taping local TV when the trailer was shown; that tape survived 30 years; and then somebody happens to view the tape, look up the movie and find one of these articles.

I’d say case closed… for now. But if you have anymore information, please don’t hesitate to contact me or RetroSlashers

 June 26, 2014  Posted by at 3:28 pm Pitchfork Massacre 1 Response »
Jun 202014
 
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*CONTAINS SPOILERS

If you’ve been to my Redbubble shop you may have noticed my Pitchfork Massacre shirt.

The hunt for Pitchfork Massacre has captivated me since I first came across RetroSlashers.net
Retro Slashers has a whole section of lost 80′s slashers. Some have been exposed to be hoaxes (Slaughterhouse 2), some were never produced (Madman Marz, the sequel to Madman that never happened), and some have been dug up and released, like Tim O’Rawe’s The Basement. But there’s one film that has eluded everybody and that’s Pitchfork Massacre.

Before you continue, I suggest checking out the original article on RetroSlashers: http://retroslashers.net/lost-slashers-pitchfork-massacre-1984/

It all started at the library where Thomas Ellison was going through microfilm newspaper archives checking out the ads for slashers released in 1984 and came across the ad for Pitchfork Massacre: a film that has seemingly been lost to time. No mentions of in in any books or on the web. No imdb, credits, posters, bootlegs. The only record of Pitchfork Massacre were the few newspaper ads printed in 1984.

The obvious scenario: Pitchfork Massacre was a re-titling of another film. But I think the possibility that this could instead be a long lost independent film that never saw a video release is what intrigued everyone who has come across Thomas’s article.

The Truth? Well continue reading…

 June 20, 2014  Posted by at 3:05 pm Pitchfork Massacre 8 Responses »