Envision, Create, Share

Welcome to HBGames, a leading amateur game development forum and Discord server. All are welcome, and amongst our ranks you will find experts in their field from all aspects of video game design and development.

What are you working on? (Game Making Thread)


Chaos Goddess

Welp, posting again! Why? Just an update and the story about how I did a bit of a crazy.

Yesterday, I did the Kikiyo boss fight as planned. Yet, because it was only four hours of time I spent on it, I still had loads of energy. So I went ahead and did the Surreal Difficulty optional event as well! Getting me ahead of schedule!

Bane of Polaris
All of her attacks are named after computing terms. Firewalls are obvious. The lasers are called Antivirus, and the yellow crescents are called Crescent.exe.

Screenshots from Surreal Obstacle Event.





I didn't feel like prepping a video for this one. it's best enjoyed in game, anyway.

Then, today... I got this done. Granted, due to some distractions and it just being a bloody crazy boss fight, it took about 10 hours.

The Apotropaic Goddess
R A I N B O W S !

So... With that done and dusted... you may wonder what is even left of the events.


Just the one. I will do it on the 9th.

After that, I have to do the impossible to win boss fight with Ashe the Enma. It will be done on the 10th.

On the 11th, I will do the final polishing stream, and fix the remaining errors, typos and such that DerVVuklfman laboriously jotted down.

On the 12th, I will be busy implementing VA and quite likely, all the portraits I don't yet have. This is also when I will do a full playthrough of the game in a timely manner to make sure there's no softlocks or game-breakers. if i have time, I will begin working and possibly even finish the release trailer for Demo 3.

On the 13th, I will produce the 3/14 video.

14th is release.

Please look forward to it~


🎱 Outlook good

I wanted to avoid talking about it. But a big change happened in recent months. Nothing tragic, thankfully. But my family is helping my aunt settle into retirement. It's just been a long-slow process. I don't know how many more weekends this will be to move her and offload her stuff.
It's exhausting just thinking about the logistic of it all. With everything else that's coming up.

I dunno if it's the anxiety. But even when I have the time to do something - I can't bring myself to do anything creative.
asking chatgpt to write me an async c# mmo game server and its doing a great job, its kinda insane to be able to chat to an ai and ask it to make changes as if it were my own personal little developer, totally natural back-and-forth. i'm wondering if this is the assistance i needed to finally push through and start developing again 😅

also the goblin mode temptation to make my message protocol use strings rather than bytes is real
EDIT: im doiiinnn iiittttt
SpanJson from .NET is pretty quick according to the benchmarks. Server is up and running, able to receive multiple incoming socket streams connections on a single thread via a nonblocking receival process, currently running at 240hz. Messages transmitted via minified json. Going to actually have to start nutting out how exactly I'm going to make the game soon, what tools/editors to use, what standards and processes to follow, etc. I really want to use the RMXP RTP, so according to their licence I'll have to make it with RMXP, but I don't think there are any rules around how much of the editor I have to use.
Last edited:


Chaos Goddess

Supposed to still be on break but my brain was feeling productive and inspired so I caved.

Welcome to Apophis Labs!


Work in progress. Need to add some NPCs around and other stuff. The maps are more or less done, though! Four in total, the exterior you see above, and then three floors of an interior.

This will house an area where you can acquire Pamphlets you missed in Disk 0 and possibly Disk 1. A small catch up mechanic, you could say!

If you're curious, the name Forzhein is the middle name of Lazarus. This is one of multiple labs he or his accomplices have built across the universe. Its rare for his labs to share in his name sake, which means this is likely one he himself is responsible for, and might even serve as his main base of operations.

This area is unlocked and only even accessible after completing Tristy's optional event chain.

Thank you for viewing

HBGames is a leading amateur video game development forum and Discord server open to all ability levels. Feel free to have a nosey around!


Join our growing and active Discord server to discuss all aspects of game making in a relaxed environment. Join Us


  • Our Games
  • Games in Development
  • Emoji by Twemoji.