Posts by Janina


    I hope you had a good start into the new year. But before we move on to 2023, let's look back a little... to all the things that happened in 2022. For the current SP-Studio picture contest the topic is: WHAT HAPPENED IN 2022?

    Create a SP-Studio picture about the last year. For example you could pick a personal memory, an important political topic, a deceased celebrity, a famous movie or a sports event from last year.

    Please remember: You are only allowed to use the SP-Studio, so do not edit with additional software (no cutting, drawing or filters). Don’t resize your picture to less than 300×300 px. Of course it must be your own creation.

    The rules are as always:

    1. CREATE a SP-Studio picture about the topic of the month
    2. UPLOAD your unedited picture until the 20th
    3. VOTING will start on the 21st on the contest page
    4. THE WINNERS will be announced at the start of next month

    Sorry for the long delay! I had a very stressful December and then even had to work during my vacation, so I felt burnt out by the end of the year. But now I found some time to breath and here come the final results for the November contest:

    Congratulations to the winners!


    • Playtime at The Addams Family (by Jareen2)
      20 points
    • Family Matters (by Art Vandelay)
      19 points
    • Meet The Robinsons (by Ben Neiberlein)
      12 points
    • The Membranes (Invader Zim) (by Meangreen)
      8 points
    • Kim k & Kanye :3 (by Jane Doe)
      8 points

    Can you tell what are these games about?

    Aprt from the ones I already mentioned:

    Project Zomboid is a survival game that has been in development for a long time and has a lot of interesting content to offer. You explore the abandoned neighbourhood, avoid or fight zombies (depending on your weapons), loot and build a base. It's a lot of fun in multiplayer and produces your own funyn st ories. Since I get motion sick from first peron games I enjoyed this one a lot because usually this genre is typical for first person games. It was very popular on Steam early this year.

    Vampire Survivors was another very successful indie game from earlier this year. It spawned a lot of copies but the original is still the best. You avoid the constantly spawing hords of enemies and collect power ups. Quick, brainless fun.

    A little to the Left is a very relaxing, cute puzzle game with a nice variety. You "just" sort stuff, but have to come up with the rules. Not too difficult, but I like it.

    Jareen2: I played Papers Please some years ago and liked it very much! Do you know Return of the Obra Dinn from the same dev?

    Day 19: Many asked for more braided hair, so this is today's update. And since we just got a new Avatar movie it was a little bit inspired by the Na’vi as well.

    By the way... unfortunately the last updates might come a little delayed because my vacation started. And what happens when a vacation starts? You get sick. I hope it won't get too bad.

    What were your favourite games this year?

    I plan to play more during my vacation until January, but for now my top list from around 40 played games looks like this:

    1. Pentiment (PC)
    2. Roguebook (Switch)
    3. Backpack Hero (PC)
    4. Project Zomboid (PC)
    5. Vampire Survivors (PC)
    6. A little to the Left (PC)

    I still have to finish it, but think Pentiment might be very interesting for history buffs like Eggyslav , because it seems to care a lot about how to show us the medieval times. It's also about the early days of letterpress printing and plays with different font types. You have to solve a murder case in a convent, which reminded me of The name of the Rose. The artstyle is also beautiful and well fitting fot the subject. Just prepare to read a lot.

    Roguebook is the first card based roguelike I really enjoyed since my Slay the Spire addiction. But the Switch version did not save my progress several times, so I would recommend to get the PC version instead.

    Backpack Hero is still in Early Access, but I think the idea is very satisfying. You just manage your inventory while exploring a dungeon. The way you place the weapons, potions or armor let you fight better or improve in other ways. It's a mix between puzzle game and dungeon crawler, and I'm curious to see how this will look in the end, because there already is a lot of content.

    Day 17: As I mentioned before during the last years I avoid drawing items from South Park, because it feels lazy and I prefer to make up my own things. But I made an exception for this one because it was requested A LOT - and it's pretty cute, even if you don't know the character it's based on. It's Heidi Turner's flower hat!

    Day 15: A popular request from the Wish Voting gallery was to have more options for mouths with sharp teeth. I have the feeling many vampires might be visiting my website... Well, your wish shall be granted! Here are not one, but four new mouths with sharp teeth.

    Sorry, I will not make it today. I had to work late again and since it's my last week before my vacation the days are generally way to stressful. So today's update will come a few hours late... I hate it when this happens, but of course I will make up for it, so nothing will be lost. I actually started drawing something but I am falling asleep while drawing. :zzz:

    But I fixed the forum banner. :]

    Day 12: We are halfway through the Christmas special, and I hope you are enjoying it so far! Today seven more Pride flags as shirt motifs have been added, so now all included Pride pin designs are available as flags.

    I also updated the Wish Voting gallery with 32 more of your ideas. Have a look at them and comment on your favourites! The likes don't work so well because new wishes always rate lower than old wishes (I should have guessed that this would be a problem). So comments are better if you like an idea really much. Most surprises in the Christmas Special are based on ideas from the Wish Voting gallery, and you can still upload new ones.

    Wish Voting | SP-Studio
    The Wish Voting Gallery collects your ideas for future SP-Studio updates. Click on a heart to give it a like! This will help me to decide what popular items I…