KOKOStern's News

Future of Concept Hunter

2016-07-23 10:43:04 by KOKOStern
Updated

There hasn't been a Concept Hunter in some time and I wanted to update anyone who might be expecting those weekly releases. I've had some time on my hands and decided to finally try and create a bit more serious videos. There are already two such videos up in a playlist on my youtube channel.

These video essays take a lot of time to create but they allow me to touch on various topics in a much more concise and easy to digest way. Though they take a ton of effort, I like making them, and I feel focusing on those instead of other types of videos is a good thing. With that said, if I find games I really want to talk about in the Concept Hunter format I might go back and make an episode, in which case I'll be sure to post it up on Newgrounds as usual.

I love Newgrounds and I still check in every once in a while to find cool concepts, but sometimes I feel I've been doing this so long (there are 156 videos on the playlist linked above) that we sometimes repeat topics (enable the up arrow key for platformers and not just space god dammit) and could try and only have an episode for really unique games.

I would highly appriciate your continued support on my youtube channel. As always you can find me on all the social stuff or e-mail me at: KOKOSternContact@gmail.com

Thank you,

KOKOStern


Unique Combo, Great Levels

2016-07-02 11:00:43 by KOKOStern

Concept Hunter - about-face

A combination of mechanics we've seen before brings out fantastic opportunities for cool level design.

about-face

Concept Hunter is a weekly show focusing short games with cool concepts. Every week I find an interesting game and pick it apart from a game design perspective.

If you'd like to contact me directly for any reason: KOKOSternContact@gmail.com

Have a wonderful day!

KOKOStern


Troubled Combat

2016-06-18 08:23:47 by KOKOStern

Concept Hunter - Shadow Arts

A unique fighting system with a bunch of fatal errors - lack of tutorial, lack of feedback, and lack of substance.

Shadow Arts

Concept Hunter is a weekly show focusing short games with cool concepts. Every week I find an interesting game and pick it apart from a game design perspective.

If you'd like to contact me directly for any reason: KOKOSternContact@gmail.com

Have a wonderful day!

KOKOStern


Shopping Please!

2016-06-11 11:20:41 by KOKOStern

Concept Hunter - Apocashop

A lovely game inspired by the likes of Paper's Please. Could use a bit of mechanical refinement and expansion, but does the storytelling well.

Apocashop

Concept Hunter is a weekly show focusing short games with cool concepts. Every week I find an interesting game and pick it apart from a game design perspective.

If you'd like to contact me directly for any reason: KOKOSternContact@gmail.com

Have a wonderful day!

KOKOStern


Wonderful Physics

2016-06-04 08:07:10 by KOKOStern

Concept Hunter - hitBox

A lovely physics based concept executed wonderfully. I was scared a bit for the progression but it was handled very well.

hitBox

Concept Hunter is a weekly show focusing short games with cool concepts. Every week I find an interesting game and pick it apart from a game design perspective.

If you'd like to contact me directly for any reason: KOKOSternContact@gmail.com

Have a wonderful day!

KOKOStern


Elegant Straightforward Puzzles

2016-05-28 07:46:17 by KOKOStern
Updated

Concept Hunter - What's Inside The Box

An elegant straightforward puzzle game that I actually finished. I can't stress enough how much I usually hate these.

What's Inide The Box?

Concept Hunter is a weekly show focusing short games with cool concepts. Every week I find an interesting game and pick it apart from a game design perspective.

If you'd like to contact me directly for any reason: KOKOSternContact@gmail.com

Have a wonderful day!

KOKOStern


Good SHMUR Intentions

2016-05-14 10:17:04 by KOKOStern

Concept Hunter - Bear in Super Action Adventure 2

A SHMUR (SHMUP to the Right!) with great intentions that sadly misses most of the important notes of the genre.

Bear in Super Action Adventure 2

Concept Hunter is a weekly show focusing short games with cool concepts. Every week I find an interesting game and pick it apart from a game design perspective.

If you'd like to contact me directly for any reason: KOKOSternContact@gmail.com

Have a wonderful day!

KOKOStern


Not Sure Why Or What

2016-05-07 10:50:22 by KOKOStern

Concept Hunter - Final Commando

Sometimes I have weak days, where I play stuff like this and for some reason finish it.

Final Commando

Concept Hunter is a weekly show focusing short games with cool concepts. Every week I find an interesting game and pick it apart from a game design perspective.

If you'd like to contact me directly for any reason: KOKOSternContact@gmail.com

Have a wonderful day!

KOKOStern


Platformer Underutilization

2016-04-30 12:53:12 by KOKOStern

Concept Hunter - Jumphobia

A neat concept sadly underutilized in a polished up game with a staggering wealth of content.

Jumphobia

Concept Hunter is a weekly show focusing short games with cool concepts. Every week I find an interesting game and pick it apart from a game design perspective.

If you'd like to contact me directly for any reason: KOKOSternContact@gmail.com

Have a wonderful day!

KOKOStern


Skillful Movement

2016-04-23 13:15:58 by KOKOStern

Concept Hunter - Super Jelly Blaster

A great skillful concept executed in a form that leaves a lot to be desired, but the potential is there.

Super Jelly Blaster

Concept Hunter is a weekly show focusing short games with cool concepts. Every week I find an interesting game and pick it apart from a game design perspective.

If you'd like to contact me directly for any reason: KOKOSternContact@gmail.com

Have a wonderful day!

KOKOStern