The End of a Year In Brief

The world of professional video game development continues to be a demanding one. It’s been a weird year. Got moved onto mobile development full time with Unity, fell way deep into a video-game-recording hole that has yet to see light, started and abandoned a billion small game ideas, actually put a new thing up here (Thirty Minute Masterpiece).

Surprising my own self, I have more or less kept up with Thirty Minute Masterpiece. There haven’t been new drawings every single day, but it hasn’t been abandoned (yet)! I have been looking for a summarization/serialization tool that could pull a weekly summary of images into a post on here, but have not found anything yet. Also, not enough time to make one myself.

And finally, here is a brief list of my GOTY of the Years in a nebulous order which I may or may not write more about in a separate post:

  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Papers, Please
  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  • The Stanley Parable
  • XCOM: Enemy Within
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Turbulent Period and Something Actually God Damned New: Thirty Minute Masterpiece

If you’ve looked at this site in the last couple weeks, you know it’s been really slow and broken. But after much hardship, it is not anymore! Also I am here to announce something new finally!

Long, long-time followers of this internet web destination may remember something called Project Learn To Draw. In it, I was trying to practice drawing and comic making. It didn’t work very well because I was only equipped with a mouse and mouse drawing ain’t no kind of drawing. Fast forward a mere twelve years and PLTD rears its ugly head again. Except this time known as Thirty Minute Masterpiece. The rules, they is simple: draw one thing every day and take no more than half an hour to do so. No aimless page-of-doodles style entries either.

By focusing on one single thing for thirty minutes, I hope to improve my ability to draw. Thus far, it has not worked. Luckily, I have two friends who are exceptional artists, Mymbles and Marzipanapple! You will be able to pick them out because they are actual artists who are not abject failures.

Anyway, please look forward to my pain and anguish: Thirty Minute Masterpiece.

June Was A Quiet Month

For me, anyway. That god damn new console/E3 news this month was savage. But I mostly spent a lot of time working at work. I believe Ascend is now in very limited beta testing, and I have been moved on to a new project. This one is using Unity which has complicated my emotional state slightly since I am now doing Unity work at both home and my real job. It’s weird to come home and be implementing the exact same system for a second time, in some cases. If any of you haven’t picked up Animal Crossing: New Leaf, you should. It’s very relaxing. I’ve also been marveling at this site’s incredible talent for attracting Japanese and Russian spam.

A quiet month.

Clarifying For The Internet Ghosts

To anyone listening,

It was never my intention to take down all the videos and never put them back up again. I just get sidetracked by the world outside my own. We are close to them all being up and restored (except for maybe a couple that should remain gone). After that is accomplished, the exclusive Lost Short will be posted. Most likely in an unfinished form, but there is actually more there than I remember. Next will come the tiny game home projects I’ve been working on. Then I will begin to feel less stressed and satisfied with my life and everything will be great. Also there are a lot of just weird forgotten nooks and pieces that may come to the surface. Things that may only be interesting to me. So don’t worry. Just hang in there!

Additionally, you could follow me on Twitter for rare gems in that venue.