The ever fickle dice fairy. I did two versions of this image, this is the full colour one (and my favorite)
It probably won’t make much sense unless your into tabletop role play, Dungeons & Dragons and the like.
Photoshop – 9 Hours
This was my first real attempt to really colour using a graphics tablet, Its turned out pretty well but I’ve really got to get quicker.
By all accounts I think that this was probably a sequel that really should not have come about. The humour that had been used in the first of the series was all but used up, so trying to squeeze another title out of it was never going to happen. This compounded by a significant dumbing down of the game mechanics and a shrinking of the game world led to ultimately to the less than perfect final result. Perhaps we were all just a little burnt out from the epic SRS project.
My game engine code base has really matured over the last year as it’s feature set has had to match the needs of iO during it’s development. Finally I can really play with concepts as they pop into my head. So, while I was finishing off the game progression aspects of iO a simple game idea occurred to me, and for the first time ever I could quickly throw that idea together into a game. After about 2 weeks of occasional spare time writing it and doing the simple artwork, Efficiency is the product of that idea. It’s just a ‘beat the high score’ sort of game with a few elements you might find familiar if you’ve ever played Chu Chu Rocket. I think it could most easily be described as a puzzle game involving sliding blocks. Play it and see. Note: Sadly this version contains a bug that prevents it from running on Windows 7. I’m in the process of fixing it as time permits. However, the bug is basically the entire sound system so it might be a while. Download
Small toy app to view the Mandelbrot set. Very limited functionality, right mouse button pops up the menu to start rendering and clicking on the image zooms to that location. addictive in a “ooh I wonder what that bit looks like” kind of way. Notes Mandelbrot is an OpenGL/Glut program if you don’t have glut installed get it here and stick the dlls in your windows/system folder. Download
By sketching repeatedly through layers and layers of fine tracing paper, this steadily went from a rough skeleton of a robot with a gun to the lines for what you see here. I traced the final lines onto a sheet of paper and shaded the result. I’m really quite happy with how it turned out.
Very cartoon (read “anatomically creative”) A piece of work from a many years ago now. It’s been said that she bares a resembalance to Lara Croft. I don’t mind but Its not intentional.