Thursday, December 15, 2016


"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud." - Maya Angelou

You know that feel when you want to have fun and relax but at the same time you're thinking whether you should do something useful instead? Well, this weekend I managed to do both - I had a wonderful time and did something that I'm proud of. I'm just going to start from the beginning, from Friday.
I had a chemistry test and it was a total success. I'm glad that I studied hard the previous day. However, the day only went better because it was the day Merili was going to throw her birthday party at her home. The party was awesome and we even had a discussion about school with Merili's mother who is a chemistry teacher herself. What I remember the best was the talk we had with Merili and Härold about what girls talk and what guys talk when they're all by themselves, the conversation went south so fast.. Before going home I went to school, that was in about 4 a.m or so. Why I went there, you're about to find out.

Merili - one of my best friends; Joosep - one of my biggest FIFA rivals 

 Raiko & Grete

 Mark Drõgin's Photography at your service

Gabriella & Meriliis

A worldwide event called Ludum Dare took place from Saturday to Monday. The event is about creating games. It's also very interesting because the topic of the game is chosen by the people a day before the start. My classmate Sander decided to take part of this contest in the first place and he organized the team - Sander, Juhan, Oliver & I. The name of the team is TASS Studios (TASS = first letter of our surnames). We told our school's headmaster that we'd like to stay at school for the weekend to build our game and thankfully, she was okay with it and everything worked out just fine. So, the day after Merili's birthday, in the afternoon Sander picked me and my setup up and we drove to school. Soon, Juhan and Oliver joined us and we started brainstorming on what're we going to create, what's our objective. The topic people chose was "one room". I'm not quite sure if our game meets the requirement but as our game takes place on Earth then let's assume the world itself qualifies as ONE ROOM. Saturday mostly consisted talking and discussing what our game is going to be about and how we're going to do it. Oliver was our lead programmer, actually our only programmer, Sander did pixel art, Juhan and I wrote the plot, made the sound effects and music.

 Two geeks trying to look smart

TASS Studios - Oliver took the picture

Furthermore, on Saturday the long workday ended with Deez nutz's birthday party. Kristel and Mariel celebrated their 17th birthday and thankfully, I found time to attend the party. I managed to befriend some gals and pals with who I had never talked before and it was cool. Sadly, I couldn't enjoy the party for a long time because I had to go back to school. Juhan picked me up and took me back. We developed the game until we were totally exhausted, in about 4 a.m or so we couldn't hold our eyes open anymore and went home to sleep.

 Guests lining up to take a picture with the famous fashion blogger and birthday girl...

...and ofc the second twin was also the birthday queen that day...

...therefore there comes Härold.. x)

On Sunday, I woke up, made some coffee and walked to the schoolhouse while taking a few sips of coffee from my thermos. The day wasn't easy but I enjoyed every little bit of it. My classmate Erik joined us too, he's the one with who I'm making the shortmovie - you'll see it soon, probably in the next post. Now, tuning back to #devlog. We were finally getting somewhere even though I often had to remind Juhan that he freaking has to work not waste time talking trash, I even sent him to wash the dishes if he didn't cooperate. I felt like I was his mom or dad or sth x). While we were working a guy from a security company came to check what's going on and the principal of the gymnasium visited us too. It was quite late when she came and she told us that the following day is a schoolday and we should get some sleep too and I responded that school comes second in our priority list right now. For our luck, she understood that I was joking or was I?

Erik's workstation in front

You can play the game on but I'm not going to promote it too much before the game is totally complete and up on the app stores (iOS and Android). By the way, the name of the game is Heavens Inc.

 Some gifs of our live stream, pure gold

1 comment

  1. Päris hea oli seekord, mulle see osa ei meeldinud kus sa endast rääkisid aga Juku eest +10 punkti!