New HorizonsGoodbye for now console gaming. After a good number of years working on console and PC orientated games products I have changed my day-to-day creative arena somewhat and am now working on projects much more aligned to social games and smaller cycle projects. I must admit it is like a breath of fresh air - reminding me very much of the early days of the industry.More Like This
What I have found in the last 10 years or so within AAA games development is the stakes have become much higher, the costs have become far greater but the creativity in many cases has been squashed by the need to meet financial criteria rather that a visionary goal.
While I am still finding it hard to find the time to paint much personal work - I am delighted that more recently I am painting and being creative all of the time - working up new ideas and visual styles with vigor and within a group of other like-minded people. Long may this feeling continue!
I hope all is well with you out there.
I'm making a game! Well, trying to!Hello people of Deviantland, it is I- some guy! Tysho! I barely write these journals anymore- mainly because I'm lazy and forgetful- but it's also due to the last couple of years being truly awful. And let's be honest, entry after entry of me whining about stuff is enough to make anybody switch off. Hell, your computer might blue screen. Thing's aren't particularly terrific at the minute- I've got a large debt hanging over my head, I'm living somewhere I really don't like and I'm working 2 not particularly great part time jobs BUT moving away from the negative shizz for a second- I do have my fantastic girlfriend, I have my artwork and there's a new season of South Park starting so it's not all doom and gloom.More Like This
Anyway, I've gone a bit off topic- basically, I'm starting anew. Tysho Plus if you will. And so I've given it some thought and had some persuasion from friends and I'm going ahead with creating my own adventure game of the point and click variety in the mould of the Monkey
Life updatesHello, long time no see! How're you guys doing? As for me, the beginning of my first year in Lahti UAS has been somewhat busy, or at least it has felt like it with all the other things I've had to do after moving to my own apartment (speaking of which, it's so awesome to live here and even my small apartment is located in such a beautiful neighborhood!). Or, well, the biggest challenge so far has been getting a working Internet access (I'm not going to write all the details here now because that wouldn't be so interesting but that was a hell of a struggle...) but everything's working correctly now (even mmo's, I think that's enough of a proof haha!). Now I'm just trying to catch up with things on deviantART - won't be easy, but atm it seems like I'll soon have time to share some drawings with you! ...Not traditional after all, tho, since my scanner died. Uhhh I wasn't planning to spend my money for a new one anytime soon... ;;More Like This
But yeah, deviantART just reminded me that my Premium Membe