Everything in the universe is either Wiggly Loaf or not Wiggly Loaf.
In my kitchen I have an old chalkboard where I like to write silly names for the food I cook. My family enters the room and can plainly see Bodarg-a-larg is being served this evening. After we clean up and everyone goes off to get ready for their next day, I like to draw something even sillier on the chalkboard, to be there for morning. You see, I tend to stay up late so I can do all the things that cartoonists do, so I’m not ever up in the morning. Instead I leave a funny cartoon of some sort in hopes I can lighten the morning load, give them a little warm amusing and often snarky reminder that Daddy loves them, and I still get to stay in my warm bed and sleep in. Cartooning allows me to be present like a good dad, as well as a very snug happy slug. Wiggly Loaf is one such critter that was born on that chalkboard, so it was only fitting that if I were to make a game based on the life and times of Wiggly Loaf, it should be set on a chalkboard… but how to do it?
I discovered a program called Doodly that makes infomercial style videos, you know, the kind with a hand drawing out the art or text, and the program has a chalkboard mode. I drew all my sprites using markers and a light table so they had the hand drawn quality, then I imported the ink drawings into Photoshop, exported PNG files to Doodly and simply screen captured the chalk style images. Then I had to Photoshop out the background so all I had left was the white chalk outlines as sprites for the game.
Making the sprites took me two 18 hour days, and I don’t take many breaks. I then spent the next 3 weeks learning BuildBox to create my game. I made tons of practice games, following all their tutorials step by step until I understood some of the program. BuildBox is so much fun. I enjoy making the game, so I work long hours. I’m really glad the way it came out.
Now the hardest part is hopping through all the hoops to get the game on the iOS app store. This is where our story begins. What will it take for us to get our good friend Wiggly Loaf on the iOS store? Let the crazy coding begin!
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If your world needs more peace, love, empathy, and understanding, Wiggly Loaf is for you. Wiggly Loaf understands, and is there to help you feel better about yourself. Wiggly Loaf wants you to know you’re not alone, and we are all in this together. Wiggly Loaf just wants to protect you from all the things you fear, and always be there for you when you need a helping hand. In short, Wiggly Loaf wants to be your friend.
Wiggly Loaf can focus in on all the love that’s out there in the universe trying to find you, and Wiggly Loaf will help you draw it into your life. If your life needs any of these things, then you might need Wiggly Loaf.
We’ve got hand silk screened vintage fabric Wiggly Loaf plush toys, Classic Wiggly Loaf Don’t Get Weird Pendants, and the super fantastic ultra deluxe Wiggly Loaf Bowl Of Meat Game. I know, it’s hard to hold back so much excitement, but it’s true. Everything is hand made in Maine by J.E.Moores of JEMTOY.com ~ quantities are limited, order now so you don’t miss out. Let loose the magic and comfort Wiggly Loaf will bring into your life. Don’t get weird, get Wiggly! Click below to see the stuff, and thank you!!!
The Wiggly Loaf Bowl Of Meat Game is now a thing. Yeah. The game is laser etched into proof grade maple plywood for years of enjoyment. Open the lid, all playing pieces are inside. Flip the lid, instructions are there. Hilarious game rules, custom die, and 5 cute tokens. There is no finer gift for the Wiggly Loaf enthusiast in your life. Don’t let Wiggly Loaf get hangry ~ be the first to get Wiggly Loaf to the bowl of meat and be the winner!
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When you have trouble, let Wiggly Loaf help.
Don’t get weird. Get Wiggly.
Here is the classic Wiggly Loaf Peg Game I made on the Glowforge Laser Cutter. Can you get all the round pegs into the square holes and square pegs in round holes? You can move one space and jump, but may never move backward.
The Wiggly Loaf Board Game is from the back cover of The Rattler. You need a dice and tokens to play. If you don’t have a dice, use a coin. Heads move one space, tails move two spaces. A small toy, pebble, or stick could serve as tokens. Use tokens from a game you already have. Legos… bread tabs, get creative!
Life is shorts. Cut me some slacks.
Love is dark and murky. It gets weird.