the online ramblings of a generally confused game designer

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Merry Christmas (or whatever you're celebrating)

Well, I'm back home, and as long term readers will know, the old internet connection I use down here is at best clunky. I also don't have access to all my files here, so nothing really to show. Trust me when I say, though, that the downloadable artbook is nearly done, as are my sketchbooks (scans of which will be put on this blog). I'm also writing up a design document, sections of which will appear on here in due course.

The deadline for preproduction is january 8th, so then the blog will convert to production diary, as I begin the rigmerole of coding what is, if im honest, an annoyingly complex and ambitious title.


Oh, and in other news, is now finished (ish) so head on over there to see how it turned out.


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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

a plug

in lieu of new artwork, may I direct you to my friend Andrew's blog... He's an animation student who's also working on his final year project.. mmmm, bready...

check it out. Immediately.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Final Work (ish)

As I enter the last month of pre-production I'm now working on final concept artwork to go in the book. which will be handed in all printed nicely, and available from here as a pdf for all you guys... first some orthographic work, which acts as a reference for production...

And a poster, which will act as a free handout at shows / festivals etc

Friday, December 01, 2006


OK, well, I haven't been idle during my absense, and the pre production on the game has come a long way.

One of the major selling points of the final game will be its unique lighting and control system, which I've grafted into Flash 8. I hope to upload some animated stuff in engine soon, but in the meantime here are some preproduction mockups to give you an idea of where the game is heading right now (the images show a mid point of the game, half way through a sunrise, and a moment near the end, breaking out of the tree canopy as day blooms)