XNA Project – Moon

I’ve put aside iO, and it’s now become clear how much it was stopping me getting ideas out of my head. Without doubt, Its constantly changing form helped improve my programming skills and has resulted in dozens of added features to my game and rendering engine, but ultimatly no real (fun) game was going to result any time soon. The engine has (and will continue to serve) as a great test-bed for ideas and tools in my profession but I think for the most part it now has no real use to me for making games. It’s based on the now aging DirectX 9 and targeted soley at the PC, a combination that is unlikely to feature in the future of games creation as a whole for very much longer. Instead I’ve turned to XNA and C#. An excellent platform for making games on a well established platform with excellent tools in a fraction of the time I was taking to write anything in C++. As if to prove my point, I’ve already finished writing the code framework for my new ideas and started on the artwork for my first project. The first thing I’m getting out of my head …

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Old Sketches

Rather than make a post for each, I’ve decided to put a big batch of my old quick sketches here in this gallery. Each one was done in an hour or less on A5 in pencil and ink.

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Sexbomb

Nothing deep and meaningful in this one, just a girl with an inprobable hammer and a bomb.Originally it was just a simple sketch while I was playing with ideas. I liked it so much I decided it needed colouring.

Pencil / Photoshop – 6 Hours

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I Am

There’s a lot of poetry. and the tools available to search for good bits amongst the mountain of rubbish are about as poor as they could be

It’s not that I’m against poetry, there are some pieces I really love. it’s just a shame that there is so much and no easy way of finding what your looking for, especially as audio

On the occasion I was looking for an interesting piece to thread through the various bits of a track I was making (some time ago now) I came across ‘I Am’ by John Clare. It falls quite easily in the set of poems I like (though a great many of his do not) so it became the first poem I used in one of my tracks, and to date it’s probably the best

Criminal Space Duck

A little nonsense that came out of a quick sketch.

I’ve heard several peoples theories on what the duck might have done wrong (or right depending on your point of view). Feel free to tell me yours.

Pencil / Photoshop – 6 Hours

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