Thursday, 16 July 2009

Not bloggered

Well I haven't updated this for a while so I thought I should. Besides drinking, I've been busy trying to organise AdventureX the expo show for AGS developers and other peoples with some special guests. It's coming along well, I nearly have the website ready & thankfully some awesome special guests are set to speak, including Jonathan Boakes, Charles Cecil & hopefully Dave Gilbert :D

This is good news for adventure game fans like me. I've also been getting my teeth back into composing and hope to do some real soundtrack work next year. I've been playing San Andreas lately and it's given me a kick up the backside to work on a project I've had planned in full for about 6 years. I was going to get the game funded but the funder had to pull out as the funds would have paid for professional artists, so as that's not the case anymore I'm going to make it myself - even if the graphical standard will be somewhat By The Sword :P

I was actually surprised with what I managed to achieve in a day (see below), 3 of 7 islands in a game in 3D using Bryce. I'm keeping this game low key, it won't be announced anywhere else until it's complete. My 3D art is nothing to shout about, and the characters will be equally bad hehe but after thinking of some practical ways to make the best of Bryce3D I decided to go for it, and it's been fun - even though Bryce just gets slower, slower and slower with each new object :P

I'm going to Sonisphere in about 15 days, and have been trying to shoot a new comedy movie - but it's too epic in scale & I don't have the resources (or a car) for it at the moment, so I'm going to reserve my film-making energy for a short horror and of course, with any luck, a new Ben Jordan movie at Mittens 2010 ;)

Thanks for reading, enjoy your summer!