I found some scans of my sketchbook (2006-7), some you might have seen before. I think the sketchbook itself was binned, the uni tutors gave us a few weeks notice before they had to clear us out, except I left all my work there! So it’s either binned or in the feverish madhands of an admirer. Have at theeeee;
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So the servers were down. But we’re all back up now after 24 hours. Which isn’t too bad considering this is the first time in nearly 4 years this has happened!
Got interviewed at the Clickzine a couple of days ago. It might be my first interview. I forget these days! Mostly about Tormishire and that. Might be some new info in there.
Speaking of which! I’ve added the coolest little feature! I haven’t seen this in an Adventure game yet.
I graduated about a week ago too. That whole cap and gown ceremony. Stood out a bit too, I didn’t know you were meant to wear a long sleeved shirt underneath! Ah well. Really nerve racking experience until you actually got up on stage. My folks decided to get me a little graduation gift – iPod Radio Remote! I’ve been wanting one a while but have been waiting till my bank account cooled down a little from all my rabid spending.
I’ve also bought myself a very cheap Gameboy Color, Pokemon Yellow, Links Awakening DX, Metroid 2 and some other little games off eBay in preparation for my Nostalgic Summer. Dreamcast with a RGB Scart cable is all good to go too!
Last 7 days have got a 2 thumbs up rating.
To say I’m not enjoying this is a filthy lie. Now that my work is about to be handed in I’ve been churning out more graphics to bulk out my little mountain of work. Some examples!
I just ordered myself a graduation gift. Figured I can’t really ask my parents for anything since during my time at college and university they have bought me *ahem*- 2 laptops and a jock off monitor. Went half with me on a PowerBook, iMac and Canon dSLR camera.
My gift? An 80gb iPod. EIGHTY GIGS! Should go nice alongside the 6gb iPod mini and 1gb iPod shuffle. Well, I have worked very hard for the past couple of projects! They wanted design docs around 7k words. I did 15k! They wanted a single piece of design. I made a game.
Anyroad. Enough about that. I’ll have some fairly juicy news regarding Tormishire in the next week. Just sorting out some of the minor details.
I did good, I think. Caroline thinks I’m procrastinating on Tormishire by doing the written work to go with it, a sort of useful form of laziness. Either way I’ve managed to write 70 pages worth of video game research, market research, product analysis, branding, design documents all about Tormishire and am currently up to page 28 on my visual literacy essay – in this case it’s the potentially non-fictional packaging for the product.
Well since there are no screenshots to show I might as well talk about the side you guys won’t be seeing for the game! I can almost smell my First.
Also, I just got Pokemon Pearl. Which I suspect will take up a lot of my time now seeing that I’m winding down on the work front. Tormishire is sorta on pause for the time being so don’t expect any fancy new anything for a while. Sorry! Might stick up a piano medley of some random tracks though… I know! But it’s something… :*(
Peep Show s4e2 is on in 23 minutes so I feel an urge to not just kill, but abuse time. Lets get some formalities dealt with-
Tormishire is being updated in accordance to viewers comments on the trailer. To be totally honest I wasn’t entirely happy with lots of things in the game but lacked motivation to fix, but since seeing the writing out of my head and on the cold light of forums I’ve decided to do a mass update. Which includes-
* New art style. Pretty much doing the whole thing from scratch. It was noted that the game looks similar to Yoshi’s Island so I’m hitting that one head on. Really should have finished some graphics before that trailer. Infact the whole trailer was so premature and I even forgot to include the proper physics demonstration clips, such a stupid little boy I am.
* Updated movement. It’s a lot more fluid now. Running Lv1 is slower than before and the max of Lv2 is a devastating sprint (for the enemies at least).
* More items. We’re up to about 8 now, but the engine really does support an unlimited number and this will likely be the focus of initial post-release updates.
Pokémon Diamond & Pearl will be out soonish. I haven’t been this excited in a game since Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow. I’m expecting a game I can really throw myself into (and make it count as research for coursework, oh cheating the system, how I love thee).
I have a choice of picking either Design Studies or Design Futures for my degree, since I’m in the final ever year of my current course. Design Futures sounds like Doctor Who taught me, whereas Studies has a certain academic ambience to it.
And I really love my Microsoft/Razer Habu mouse now. If you have £50 spare and you need a mouse then at least take a look at these. They seem shunned from the internet, probably because of the price. But they are superbly comfortable and has even raised me an extra 1k points on the TSGK Half Life 2 servers. Great for precision pixel art, great for huge dual monitor resolutions too. But don’t take my word for it, take the words of Nelson Manuela-
“ah can’t leave without this marse.”
As well as some little nuggets of info.
It’s not much. But it will be a hub for everything when it actually gets made. And it is also Sam’s birthday!
It’s TNSS’s birthday on Saturday. To celebrate I’ve got a lovely surprise to upload.
So! until then…