the online ramblings of a generally confused game designer

Thursday, July 31, 2008

rss info

well.. to anyone who wants it.. the rss feed for the Power Up blog is this 

i will be adding a link to the menu bar on the right too

apologies annonymous :D

bits and pieces

a sheet of detail pieces which will be used in the game.. i have decided to go for a more jazzy, cute look... that old atmosphere was a little dark for my liking.. these kind of details will be placed in the scene around the level geometry to keep things looking cool

oooh, and i have very, very, nearly renamed the game magnet head.. a name more in keeping with the lighter style


OK, so every time I see a pixar film I get this uncontrollable urge to turn on the mac and have a play..

the end result of such a late night doodle urge...

I like it, I'm wondering if I should take a more cartoony, bright paper cut out style approach to clockwork (or magnet head, as I'm informed it should be called).. what do people think?

Monday, July 28, 2008

I'm definitely an oil man

I know, I know, I'm late to the party...

I've just been blown away by 'There Will be Blood' (Kermode is right, where should the emphasis go?). It's one of those films that I know will sit with me for some time.. anyway, my second inspirational pic from a film in as many days... apologies

Sunday, July 27, 2008

A beautiful shot from an incredible movie

saw the new batman flick with friends earlier, a truly incredible film with some insane (in both meanings) performances from my old fave Aaron Eckhart and the revelation that was Heath Ledger..

Anyways.. one image stuck with me for several hours after.. a shot of the Batman standing on a girder in the wreckage of, well, i won't spoil it :D.. it's a great shot, and the use of silhouette and colour was inspiring to me.. the crappy youtube capture above doesn't even begin to do it justice. It's made me want to delve back into the art side of Clockwork, and see if I can't set some scenes that are as evocative as this one..

anyway, rant over, just wanted to post the pic :D

Monday, July 21, 2008


not exactly the most exciting vid in the world, but it's the little victories... :)


Wow... looks like I wasn't the only one watching Chaplin movies and getting ideas...

gorgeous work

Wednesday, July 09, 2008


a (very) early video showing the game running

the music is from the fantastic serenity soundtrack

Monday, July 07, 2008

another pic...

and here you go...

Sunday, July 06, 2008

first 'clockwork' screengrabs


not an enormous amount to report, but after a manic few weeks at work I've been able to spend a little more time on clockwork, here are a couple of pics of magnet head messing around in engine... no vids yet I'm afraid, until I build a big enough test level.. I'm still not completely sure on the look.. but it's getting there