Happy Red Ball Thing released!

Hello there!

So I just finished and released my first ever Fusion 2.5 platformer game, Happy Red Ball Thing. Now this was first and foremost an exercise in familiarizing myself with the engine’s workflow, so it isn’t the most elaborate thing. Either way, in case you’re interested, you can download the game for free here.

I already have another idea for another 2D platformer, but that one will have to wait a tiny bit. But I promise it’ll be a lot bigger and less simplistic. And I mean a lot.

In any case, enjoy if you decide to try it out, and have a great day.

A couple of updates

Howdy!

So I figured I’d write another general update post to keep you in the loop about the things I’ve been working on lately.

First off, The Santtu Pesonen Project’s next album is ready to begin its production phase soon enough. I’m still writing the last song of the bunch, but I estimate it should be done come next week, provided no tremendous distraction makes its appearance. Once I finish writing it, I’ll start putting the thing together.

Speaking of distractions, I started working on my first 2D platformer game in Clickteam Fusion 2.5 recently. It’s a game called Happy Red Ball Thing. Now, it isn’t so much a fully serious project as it’s just a fun little experiment to familiarize myself with Fusion’s workflow. Either way, the GameJolt page for that should be appearing soon enough. I’ll keep you posted on that.

Finally, the big D. The Doom total conversion project that’s kept me worked for nearly two years now. Deliverance 2600. Fortunately enough, it’s tantalizingly close to completion. Essentially all that’s left to implement is the final boss and a couple additional things. In all honesty, though, I’ve had a bit of a hard time finding the motivation to finish it up lately, especially with the two projects I mentioned above. But it’ll see a full release this year. I swear with my hand on a Bible.

As far as Deliverance 2600‘s Alpha builds go, there’s one more of those coming up, and then it’ll be followed by at least one Beta build before the final release. Keep an eye out for that announcement in the near-ish future.

And that’s all for today. See ya!

Announcing The SP Project’s 8th album!

It’s sure been a while again, eh?

Either way, if you follow my musical solo endeavor, The Santtu Pesonen Project, on social media, chances are you’ve seen some mentions of a new album I’ve been putting together lately. I never announced it formally, though, but I figured now would be the perfect time to do so.

I won’t be revealing the album’s name just yet, but it’s been more or less confirmed already. The new album will (hopefully) consist of 5 songs, all of which are complete with lyrics – so, no instrumentals essentially. This will in fact be the project’s first album since Soulscape in 2015, and overall the third, to not feature a single instrumental.

As for the album’s current status, I’ve finished writing 4 out of the 5 songs. I haven’t begun the actual production yet, but chances are I’ll start recording the tunes in the following couple of weeks.

With that, stay tuned!

Santtu Pesonen’s Top 10 of 2016

Another year is soon coming to a close. It’s been a crazy one for sure – not only for me personally, but for the whole world.

Either way, now is not the time to get melancholy, because I’m here to share with you my Top 10 of 2016. So here we go.

  1. DOOM [2016] (video game)
  2. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (movie)
  3. Haken – Affinity (album)
  4. Gojira – Magma (album)
  5. Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition (video game)
  6. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable (anime)
  7. Meshuggah – The Violent Sleep of Reason (album)
  8. Worms WMD (video game)
  9. making The Mad Finnish Gamer Show
  10. managing to write a book at least halfway… for once

With that, I’ll see you in 2017.

An excerpt from “Assorted Ramblings of a Different Young Adult”

(Originally written on Dec 8, 2016.)

When it comes to dating, I’ve always advocated the idea of meeting your potential significant other while out somewhere. I might just be romanticizing the scenario, having seen my fair share of romantic comedies. In any case, it’s one of the reasons I refused to resort to online dating for a long time.

Yesterday, though, I finally caved in.

Let’s face it: as an introverted male with Asperger’s, my chances of finding a girlfriend by “normal” means are damn near infinitesimal. Then again, what’s considered normal in regards to dating may be more subjective than I suspect. But in this case, by “normal”, I mean the scenario I described above.

The immediate problem, however, is that I barely ever leave the house. I do go to bars on occasion, but I never go to bars with the intention of scouting for a potential partner. Then again, I never go to bars alone either. If I do, I’ll have at least one friend with me. And that tends to block off the entire idea of looking for someone to possibly get romantically involved with.

Even if I go somewhere alone – which, I should say, is a relatively rare occurrence at this point – I still don’t go with that mentality. I used to, but when I kept failing to muster up the courage to talk to individuals of the opposite sex, it stopped quickly.

Surprisingly enough, this isn’t the first time I’ve given online dating a go. I tried it once before for a few months (before I started writing these). But the extent of my trying was merely creating a profile on a dating site and sitting idly by. And that’s a mistake I certainly won’t repeat.

Gallery of Harmonies: Vol. 4 released!

Howdy!

It is with excitement that I hereby announce the release of my fourth electronic music compilation album, Gallery of Harmonies: Vol. 4!

The new album comprises in all 6 tracks that I composed throughout this year, spanning a variety of styles and moods. Hopefully you’ll find one among them that’s especially to your liking. You can listen to and download/buy the album here.

With that said, enjoy the album and have a great weekend.

“Assorted Ramblings” reaches the halfway point!

Well, it’s not at the actual halfway point just yet, but it’s close enough to it that I figured I’d post this update on its progress.

So I wrote the 49th entry out of 100 for Assorted Ramblings of a Different Young Adult yesterday, thus marking the almost-halfway point of its completion. It’s taken me just under 7 months to get it to this point, but it’s been worth it.

When it’ll be fully complete, I can’t say yet. Maybe it’ll take another 7 months. Maybe less than that. Maybe more. One thing I can say for certain, though: it will see its full completion, unlike all of my previous attempts at writing a book.

Oh yeah, and speaking of the book, I might publish a rambling off of it as a preview of sorts in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out for it.

With all that said, I hope you’re looking forward to the book as much as I am.

Bye for now!