Squirrel with a Gun is nuts (in the easiest way)
One of probably the most enjoyable issues about following a bunch of sport builders on Twitter is that you just get to see the method of how some actually cool indie video games are made. That’s precisely what occurred to me with Dan DeEntremont‘s upcoming project Squirrel with a Gun — and yes, that’s precisely what it seems like.
The first I noticed of this superior sport was a viral tweet from again in May of this yr, the place he confirmed off the primary time he received fur on the squirrel. The entire factor seems insanely real looking, and clearly, the truth that the little fluffy rodent was holding and firing a gun caught everybody’s consideration. (I imply, who doesn’t love a sport with a fluffy, lovely protagonist.)
Trying grooms in #UnrealEngine5! ????????️ Squirrel continues to be a Blender rig, however Houdini handles the fur. This was extraordinarily difficult, however very enjoyable to discover!#indiedev #gamedev #UnrealEngine #blender3d #Houdini #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/dyLfZGkH0W
— Squirrel with a Gun (Dan DeEntremont) (@FairlyDan) May 15, 2022
Of course, the sport has developed an entire lot extra prior to now few months, and it’s fairly enjoyable to scroll by way of DeEntremont’s Twitter web page and see all the progress movies compiled in a single spot.
Squirrel with a Gun has rightfully gotten a whole lot of consideration over the previous few months, as a result of I haven’t seen a sport seize the web’s humorousness so precisely in a very long time. Now the sport has lastly been listed on Steam, and whereas we might not have any form of launch window but, it’s cool to see a small developer making bits steps like that. I do know I’m including it to my want checklist.
Squirrel with a Gun is a testomony to how social media has modified the panorama for indie builders in an enormous manner. DeEntremont has been in a position to make this whole challenge by himself (not less than to my information) and garnered an enormous following for it just because he had a humorous concept and the gumption to tug it off.
Here’s hoping that indie devs continued to be impressed by seeing others succeed like this, as a result of the extra goofy indie video games there are in my life, the higher.