Gumdrop Knights Customizer
The Story of Gumdrop Knights
You just may (very, very likely) be wondering "The hell is a Gumdrop Knight?" And, such is a valid question. It's a bit of a tricky one to explain, after all, since they do not technically exist.
GDK is one of my various creations from over the years, although this one originates sometime in c. 2007, making it a rather new kid in the school despite having been there long enough to get out of grade school at the time of this writing. The premise came from squat, limbless sprites like those seen in most 8-bit or earlier video games. These, being something very dear to me, led to their development and general concept.
That's one of the tricky things, now isn't it? Just what do these things do? Well, despite having several leans and permetations (as is often the road my creations go down), their general focus was always the same: armies of brightly colored soldiers clashing against each other in siege warfare with sword, shield, and spell.
The "ideal" versions of this would be some massive on-line game where each player guided his particular band through conquest of the land while being influenced overall by the actions of the shared Factions, Orders, and Guilds to which he belonged. Um, or "she". It would be slow paced, involve largely AI controlled battles, and play out more like watching a movie than playing a game. Plus, you know, coding and servers would be needed that I utterly lack.
Each of these loyalties is represented by one of the three colors, completely separate from what the soldier's shape is or what equipment is worn. I imagined them being like Xevoz™ or LEGO™ with parts that could be snapped off and traded with other groups, which would allow players to sculpt their army into the form they wanted. I can't believe there are many people who would want to play a pink warrior, let alone one with three shades of pink on its person.
Still, like everything else I do, I had dumped way too much thought into a dead-end concept, and continued to invest time for years. This display actually lacks some choices of parts, and doesn't even address the fact that hands and feet could be altered. I did stop (mostly) putting thought into ol' GDK when it sorta morphed into becoming War Relics, which may or may not revert back to the old name. Who knows? That's only two years old at this time; everything is up in the air.
Anywise, I realized that I had this whole script generated and thought, "Why not just throw it out on my site?" Let folks see what is normally left unknown from the many dark corners of my brain. Don't worry, only the safe stuff. All that nasty, creepy, tear-your-eyeballs-out stuff is safely locked away from children.
Last Modified - March 1st, 2014 | Established - March 1st, 2014