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House on the Island by Jamora House on the Island :iconjamora:Jamora 1 0 4th of July House by Jamora 4th of July House :iconjamora:Jamora 1 0 Island in the Sun by Jamora Island in the Sun :iconjamora:Jamora 1 0 3D Palm Tree Model by Jamora 3D Palm Tree Model :iconjamora:Jamora 2 0 Pine Tree 3D Blender Model by Jamora Pine Tree 3D Blender Model :iconjamora:Jamora 1 0 Blender Tree Model by Jamora Blender Tree Model :iconjamora:Jamora 3 0 snake doodle by Jamora snake doodle :iconjamora:Jamora 0 0 little forest doodle by Jamora little forest doodle :iconjamora:Jamora 0 0 what's good by Jamora what's good :iconjamora:Jamora 0 0 phone background by Jamora phone background :iconjamora:Jamora 0 0 another doodle by Jamora another doodle :iconjamora:Jamora 0 0 kaioken super saiyan blue goku by Jamora kaioken super saiyan blue goku :iconjamora:Jamora 0 0 Umbrella Sprite by Jamora Umbrella Sprite :iconjamora:Jamora 1 0 Leaf Chunin Jacket by Jamora Leaf Chunin Jacket :iconjamora:Jamora 1 0 Map of Shinobu by Jamora Map of Shinobu :iconjamora:Jamora 2 0 SSJBPrince-Vegeta by Jamora SSJBPrince-Vegeta :iconjamora:Jamora 0 0

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  • Listening to: Down From the Sky(Trivium)
  • Eating: Carrots! :)

Last Friday (8/21/2018), I was really close to giving everything up on my game. I spent one night creating a web server on my computer and when I finally got it finished, I decided to clean up some space on my computer. After all, I would probably need more space for other projects in the future, right? I ended up finding this folder that I "thought" was useless and ended up deleting everything on my computer, including the game I've been making for the past few months.

It was bad. Really bad. It was so bad, that it even wiped my online backup of the game. I never thought I could do this much damage to myself a day in my life. The sad part is, this was all on accident and wasn't the act of someone hacking or even a computer virus. At least if that happened, I'd have an excuse and could blame somebody but, nope. I completely destroyed everything!

Initially, the thought of quitting hadn't even crossed my mind. My first instinct was to re-download all of the tools I used to create my project in the first place. After all, if I were working for a company I would have to create my 3d models or code on the spot. If anything, this would only deter my progress for a month or so. And it's nothing new for me to start something over. I think I've failed enough times to be able to start over with anything.

However, what got to me was the thought, "Is it worth it?" Like maybe, me being a game developer isn't my calling and that me destroying my own computer was a sign from God that maybe Computer Science isn't what I should be doing with my life.

I ended up taking my computer to GeekSquad because at that point, I felt so defeated that I could barely form sentences. I mean, I even tried to explain to them EXACTLY what happened and they just gave me a look like "It's okay, sir. We know you were watching porn." (Which, I couldn't blame them because that's probably the reason why most people go to GeekSquad.) *sadface*

Anyhow, it would take a couple of days to get my laptop back. During that time, I just couldn't stop thinking about quitting. It was the only thing on my mind. It was like having an itch I couldn't scratch or in this case, a computer I couldn't code with. Out of this depression, I figured out that the hardest thing I would've had to do was re-configure all of my Hues so that my new game looks a little closer to the original.

Eventually, I ended up picking up my laptop. I had everything reset back to the Factory Settings. When I finally started, it took me a while to re-configure a few things but, I ended up finding my way back onto the internet. I had lost all hopes and was ready to begin right away at building my game but, something told me to visit my online backup again. Call it sheer last resort but, I just couldn't give up on my game just yet.

Upon my relief, I found the backup for my game! I couldn't believe it! There it was! Everything I needed to create my environment was in one place. And to think, I was on the verge of quitting Game Development. I was so happy, that I actually ended up taking the day off work just to get my web server back online. I have never been so relieved a day in my life. After all of this happened to me, I guess the moral of the story would be "God wouldn't bring you this far to leave you".

P.S - Also, nothing good ever happens at 4am.

Sorry I haven't posted anything in a while for those few followers who are watching. It's really hard keeping all of my social media accounts up to date. I'm working hard to keep my project going. Truth be told, I have a lot of computer science projects I want to do but because I am funding all of my projects by myself, it can be a little tough. Although, I'm determined to do everything without the need of donations and private funding. I know it sounds crazy, especially in this day and age but, I'm determined to complete my dreams without external help for my projects. There's times where I want to hire a personal assistant just to update my Facebook, Instagram and DeviantArt while I work on projects. I have a dream so beautiful, it might change the world.
House on the Island
This is another in-game screenshot of the island I created, the palm trees, the ocean, the various textures and the house I created on a live Stream with Periscope. You can follow me on Periscope or Instagram codemaster_jamal. I felt really accomplished after I crafted this scene with all of my own assets that I created for my game. Enough to say, that this is how my game will look when it's finished and that I didn't borrow anything from anyone else. Of course, I still have to create some textures for the house, in-order to give it a smoother look.


Also, in-between the 4th of July House scene and this scene, Unity went through a huge update to it's game engine. The way how it renders 3d models is a little different than before. Idk if anyone noticed anything, but my models are much more detailed than normal. This isn't because I got better at modeling(partially) but, because Unity has gotten better at rendering and processing game objects.
4th of July House
This is a scene I created with the old tree models I had. I decided to modify the trees because I felt like they weren't realistic and that I could do a better job at making them. I had different colors for the house at first but then I decided that since Independence Day(USA) was the same day I was submitting it to Instagram, why not make the colors and themes of the house the same? Hence, I came up with this scene for a 4th of July-theme home.
Island in the Sun
This is one of my first screenshots that I made from my game. It's an ocean, and parts of an island I created. I remember spending hours creating the textures I needed for the turf. Fortunately, I've gotten a lot better since these days but, I thought I would share this to show the progress I've made over the past few months. I named this piece after the song by Weezer.


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Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: Homestead, Florida
deviantWEAR sizing preference: L
Favourite genre of music: Metal \m/!!!!
Favourite style of art: Dancing
Operating System: Windows
Shell of choice: The hell? I'm a turtle now?
Skin of choice: ...Does the color of my skin matter?
Favourite cartoon character: Peter Griffin
Personal Quote: "Heroes are remembered, Legends never die"- Sandlot


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I-Am-Dream Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018  Student General Artist
Thanks for the watch!
Jamora Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem. I'm back on dA so I'll be a lot more active now. Been too busy on stupid places like IG and Facebook for IRL stuff. I can't forget about my old stomping grounds. I'm lucky to see it's still around. This was a great community and I would hate to see it die.
Enn-Oh Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the watch, mate
Jamora Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob dude, it's been like ages since I've been on this thing anyway.
Neliorra Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Hey thx 4 the watch ! :la:
Jamora Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob dude, expect a lot more from me in the future. Those Fakemon you drew are friggin amazing. I hope I can sprite them as well as you drew them.
tolgaaraboglu Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
thanks :peace:
QueenKami Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
WhenPsyducksAttack Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
Thanks for faving. ^^
Jamora Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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