New Game + Short Film!Hello everyone! Two small projects I've been working on have just been released this week: a minimalist game and a short animated film. Please have a look!More Like This
Game: One Bullet
A Ludum Dare Jam game by *Pix3M, Potentialing, and myself. Our main programmer had to withdraw at the last minute, so I ended up taking his role. We made this from the ground up in 72 hours, with the theme of "minimalism".
Film: Beneath the Night Sea
A short animated film about a young mermaid searching for warmth. Created by Matthew Cangelosi for DigiPen, with music by me. Prior to this project, Matt and I teamed up for the atmospheric game One Curious Nightfall, which has a similar feel and theme.
Writing Lesson: Naming Your CharacterYour character's name is one of the most important decisions you have to make when writing a story. There are tons of resources for naming your characters (baby name websites being my personal favorite) but there are also many things you should take into consideration. Here are some do's and don'ts in no particular order.More Like This
Similar names for twins I read an article on names recently that expressly forbid the use of matching or similar twin names because it was "overdone". While yes, naming your twins Jayden and Kayden can be a bit tacky sounding, the truth is that people do it. A lot. I've personally met a pair of identical twins named Kirsten and Kristen. Do I think their parents are crazy? A little, but when you're choosing names for your twins, it's hard not to look for rhyming or alliteration. For writers, my only suggestion is to make them visually different enough that readers can tell them apart. Jace and Jackson are easy twin names to read, but
Tips and Tricks on Successful Character CreationTips and Tricks on Successful Character Creation – An Interview with Wanchana “Victorior” IntrasombatMore Like This
Wanchana “*Victorior” Intrasombat is a very talented illustrator, focusing on cute, whimsical and very imaginative artworks from Thailand. He is also a very talented concept artist and he is also well known for his wonderful character designs. Currently, he is working as a 2D freelance concept artist, character designer and illustrator and has been an art director/visual developer for a Coca-Cola commercial in Thailand.
Again, I am much honored to have this great experience of having this amazing guy for Cartoons and Comics Project Educate Week. The interview will be all about his ideas on character design and creation, tips and tricks and on how to have successful illustrations by bringing your own characters to life.
DO's and DON'Ts of OCsDOs and DONTs of Creating OCs.More Like This
I'm not a brilliant or fantasmically talented writer, but I know a decent OC when I see one. Or at least a non-crappy one.
I think we know how this works. Here we go
1. DO Try to vary your OCs personalities. In the real world, if everyone had the same awesome, flawless character, life would be mind-numbingly BORING. Also, not everyone is nice/horrible/depressed/energetic all the time. (Unless, of course, you want to use that as a flaw.)
2. DONT get too hung up on making profiles for your characters. Profiles are for procrastinators who want to make a fantastic char