Hi! I do make all the art myself—thanks!
They daily game thing was a personal challenge I gave myself. For a long time I've come up with all these game ideas, but I just never made them. And the longer I dreamt about them, the more the scope would increase, and the more increasingly impossible they would become to make.
So my solution was to come up with a random game idea I didn't really care about too much and determine the smallest possible version of that idea that I could make over the course of a couple hours. Then I could make it, release it, get some feedback, and move on to the next idea. That way I could actually learn what was fun, experiment a little, and build up some confidence and experience.
I did three of those, then decided to do something just a little larger. Been working on Outpost Horizon Station for about two weeks, and have a couple more weeks probably to wrap it up.
Which reminds me—I have a new gameplay trailer to show! Still posting regular updates to https://twitter.com/oldmanofthefire as well.