Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Maker Edition
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"So, with this new Mario Maker map thing, can we expect you to make a whole world of levels about murdering Yoshi?" -Cameron
Haha! Man, joking aside, that new update (which lets you make Mario World-style overworld maps to house all your levels) is super enticing to me. I would love to build a whole game's worth of stages. I never will! But I'd love to. Ha!
I can't remember if I've ever mentioned this here, but I actually used to make my own platforming games when I was a teenager, using a computer program called Click and Create. For a while, I spent more time doing that than drawing comics! But as I got more serious about Sam and Fuzzy, I kind of left my game making behind. The same thing happened to my music writing, which is something else I used to do a lot of. There are just only so many hours in a day, I guess!
For me, Mario Maker is a fun way to scratch the level design itch that Click and Create used to. But even though it's the fastest possible way to throw together a level, it still takes me a long time. So as cool as that world map-building feature looks, I doubt I'll ever have enough finished stages to fill a whole game's worth of maps. But maybe one or two, eventually...
On that note... I did manage to make one new stage! This one is about moles and capes, and is more of a chill, moderate-diffculty level than some of my previous ones.
— Sam Logan (@samandfuzzy) April 23, 2020
And for those who missed 'em, here are some of my previous levels. (Which earned me my reputation for Yoshi murdering.)
I like games that present the player with complex, meaningful moral choices. (XKT-JCS-5LG) pic.twitter.com/gwyabFOt9M
— Sam Logan (@samandfuzzy) July 30, 2019
— Sam Logan (@samandfuzzy) July 11, 2019
— Sam Logan (@samandfuzzy) July 8, 2019
"How long did Kate Sanders intern for Mr. Sin? Was she running around in the background during the whole Noosehead saga?" -Emily
I actually feel like I should not say much about this! I am pretty sure I know the answer, but I would like to save the details of her backstory and working relationship (or lack thereof) with Mr. Sin for potential future comics. But you can take this answer as a sign that I would like to have her show up again outside of this story.
"On the Fridays when you "claim" to have "forgotten" to do a Q&A feature, it's actually that you haven't received any interesting questions right? You can't pull the wool over my eyes!" -Tom
Honestly, it's usually either because I am feeling too lazy to write the feature and want to give myself a break, or because I was working late into the evening on something else and didn't have time to write it.
That said, I'm sure that if there is a specific question I'm really dying to answer, I'm less likely to blow off writing the fetaure out of laziness. And there are some weeks where I don't happen to get any really juicy questions! But people often ask me questions on social media or Patreon or elsewhere, and I can often repurpose those questions when I'm short on "official" Q and A questions if I think other people will find them interesting!
That's all for this week, friends. But come back on Monday for our next comic!