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Leaked images of The Undeclaration of Human Rights

It seems that nowadays everything is leaked as soon as it exists, including the first ever pre-production images of The Undeclaration of Human Rights.

Here they are:

What is going on here? Who are these babies!?

If I ever find out who the leaker is, I’m going to tell him he’s handsome, very intelligent and surprisingly humble.

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One game about human rights coming up

The pre-production of the next Planet Jone game has begun. Many minutes of pre-production has already happened, and many will follow.

The background:

Back when people started shouting on the internet about their human right of being a 100% butthead being violated, I got a feeling that there might not be a human right of being a 100% butthead – and if only someone had defined human rights so we could all have a good starting point for a discussion of this sort.

During my adventures around the previous chapter, I noticed that not that many people, including me, were familiar with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was whipped up by the United Nations in 1948. In hindsight, that doc is a pretty solid write-up of what human rights are, divided into 30 articles, or points.

Naturally, it’s too much to ask that we, as humans, would be interested in reading a document about human rights, so I decided to make a game instead.

That game is The Undeclaration of Human Rights, where your mission is to destroy all the human rights, because what better way to learn about something than to destroy the thing you want to learn about. That’s what I think Indiana Jones tried to teach us about archeology.

Also, I think being funny is the best way to avoid being preachy. At least, it may help hide the preachiness under a thin layer of poop… jokes. And that, my friends, is my plan to sneak the preachiness of this subject past you.

Okay. I’m writing this on a train and the train is about to get to my station, so I have to end this post here. And why not, after all, this is an organic, honest way of ending a post instead of just running out of things to say. Better to go out with a bang than to whimper, is what I think Indiana Jones tried to teach us about blogging.

(If you want to know more about The Undeclaration of Human Rights, comment below or slide into my DMs!)

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Learn to tell time by playing Lil’ Clock

*UPDATE*: This blog post has been updated with brand new exclusive information, in the most readable way possible. Please enjoy the reading experience of your life!

Well, to prove (to myself mainly) that I can solo-dev a game from start to finish again, after Moonshot Mission, I did. This time it took a month instead of eight… years… so some of the slack in the process has been eliminated, I guess.

The new app is time-teaching for kids in Finland called Kellonen (“Lil’ Clock“), and it’s out already in the App Store and Google Play, BUT only in Finland, so clicking those links will just make you sadder if you’re already outside of the happiest country in the world. all over the world!

Naturally it makes me sad to make you sad, so I hereby promise that a global English version will be out soon (a word uttered here at Planet Jone with deep fear, uncertainty and doubt.) is out now!

Here’s a banner some liveliness amid all this text:

It’s possible you notice that the color-scheme of this game is quite pleasant. That’s because my wife told me that apps are never pink, but they should be. So, now there’s at least one app that is.

To install the app right now, click yourself to one of these fine establishments:

Google Play badge.
App Store badge.

Is there an impact angle to this, you ask in your head, because you just read those words with your brain — and the spin-doctory answer to that is that “education is one of the most powerful impact tools, and kids are the future, so educating kids is the best.”

Knowing the analogue clock might not yet get us to space, or save biodiversity, but you gots to start somewhere, my bro. (Young people street cred points collected.)

Next game will be for adults again!

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Moonshot Mission for Ukraine

Hi. Ukraine is still in trouble, as they have been invaded by Russia and are forced to fight for their survival.

This is a modest visibility drive for Ukraine from Planet Jone.

Until the end of the year, for each download of Moonshot Mission on App Store and Google Play, I’ll donate 10 Ukrainian Hryvnia to UNITED24 – which is the official governmental fund raising platform for Ukraine.

(You can find UNITED24 at https://u24.gov.ua – a nifty website, by the way.)

After the year is over, I’ll post the final results and the receipt as I know that “jpg or didn’t happen” is how it goes.

Feel free to share this.

Слава Україні from Planet Jone.

UPDATE 2024-01-01:

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Next at Planet Jone

Now that Moonshot Mission has been launched (a sentence no-one thought would ever be written), I’m scratching my moustache like Pablo Escobar, and wondering where to jump into next.

Pablo after completing Moonshot Mission’s True Ending.

Since I’ve anyways decided to dedicate the rest of my waning life to impact games, I think I’m going to be sorting through my kilometer-long list of games with impact links, and post about what I uncover from my bookmark folder. (Not that folder – I’m still talking about impact games here!)

Also, because I rushed to get Moonshot Mission (v.0.9.5) out for the Finnish Independence Day – for the humor value – I actually rushed it out with some bugs and things left unpolished. For example, the very last button to Planet Jone does not work. (That’s why you’re not here, reading this.)

So, even though I do not plan to keep updating Moonshot Mission, I think to appease the gods of OCD, I will have to fix the bugs and declare it v1.0.0 – THEN I can close that case. (Until Moonshot Mission II: The Revenge of the Person You See at the End.)

Moonshot Mission isn’t an impact game, but to get some impact out of it, I figured I’d kick off a small marketing drive to help Ukraine, i.e. probably some sort of a “for each download, 10 UAH will be donated to United24” campaign.

Moonshot Mission is free, but Ukraine is not (of Russian invaders) so that campaign sounds like a match made in … some strange place in my head. Well, we’ll see how it goes.

Ok, ok, but what comes after THAT?

—- an imaginary person

Good, solid question there, Imaginary Person. I’ll answer.

Moonshot Mission did maybe run over the planned schedule by about 10.000%, but it did reach the goal of teaching me the full pipeline of making a game alone, from start to finish, all the way to App Store and Google Play.

So, I want to try to create at least one actual game that I can claim falls under the term “impact game”.

My favorite ideas of mine currently are:

  1. Climate Change Clicker: a cookie clicker variant, where you need to click away every single molecule of extra CO2 for the atmo. The “factories” you’d unlock would be based in the best-in-class scientific solutions in real world, listed for example by the Drawdown crowd.
  2. The Undeclaration of Human Rights, where you, as the malicious Mr. [insert your favorite dictator here], need to individually destroy each article in the universal declaration of human rights.

So. To recap. What’s next: posts where I blabber about my bookmarks, and another 8 years of waiting for a game.

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Also, write a comment below! About anything. I want to see if the comment system still works, as this site has been up from around 2005 and I have no idea how everything is under the hood. It’s probably housing a family of rats in about 86 generations.

If I don’t get any comments, I will become upset. And you don’t want to see me upset. Because I eat a LOT of ice-cream when I’m upset.