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Typical crap, typical solutions... Todays Rant!
Like always there's more crap going on in the world than it's save for the people in it. I'm thought not going to spend time on ranting about it here since most of it is technical and is related to games development. Too many bad developments in the last years. The bad awakening is going to happen soon but while others just follow the Lemmings over the cliffs I'm more into doing something against it. So in contrary to me usually not bringing personal projects into a journal like this: support the Drag[en]gine Project! Support a free game engine project with AAA qualities to give back the power to the creative people, to fight against DRM and OS dominance ( windows sucks for gaming, believe me, I know it since I dev for both systems ) and to fight against bug-galores ( more and more complex games in the same time calls for bugged releases, no matter if you are genius or not ). So in this sense, have a nice day.

News from the ticker

I'm really buried in work right now and barely manage to take some time off for some recreation projects ( as the IDramon Fun Project for example ). But the engine is coming along well although I'm hitting strong resistance on the Graphics front. Looks like I have to play my last trump card, GPU4 support. I wanted to avoid this but as it looks there's no other way to get the real punch rolling. Turns the default Graphic Module into a pure high-end Graphic Module but players can choose so this is not an issue in the end. I'm still aiming for a release end this year but this is going to be a tight call as I also have to write my Master Thesis and I definitely could have picked an easier topic. But hey that's me. I always play games on the hardest settings so I somehow attract the tough jobs :D . More to come soon hopefully. I definitely keep the ball rolling.

Gift Art / Requests

Put on hold until I get some more free time.


Future Projects ( Fun-Projos )

Somehow I always had my plans on what I wanted to model but never go the time. Still for some of those fun-projects I collected already the needed reference images and once I can slack off a bit from my rather busy real life I will try to get those guys done. Most of the characters or creatures I somehow stumble across on television or on the world-wide-waste. So if you are a fan boy of one or the other please don't go after me. Of most of the stuff here I have nearly no knowledge except some pictures which stung my eyes. At other places though I know what I speak off so don't try to find that out, ok? I have chosen those characters either because I like them or because I see some challenge in doing them. So here for the list in no particular order.

* Dekalt Dragon ( zoids... damn I found hilarious reference images! )
* King Ghidorah ( original godzilla movies )
* Godjira ( original godzilla movies )
* Rodan ( original godzilla movies )
* Aeroveedramon ( digimon )
* Holydramon ( digimon )
* Coredramon ( digimon )

* Shield Liger ( zoids ) => Re-visited

* Charizard ( pokemon ) => Done
* Renamon ( digimon ) => Done
* Imperialdramon ( digimon ) => Done



People somehow related to the Epsylon Project

This section devotes to people who showed interest in taking part in the Epsylon Game Projector that are already part of it or are otherwise affiliated with the project. Many thanks for the interest in contributing work at this place. The world needs more people doing something to share and building together a great project and not simply sitting egoistically on their work. I started this project as community project instead of yet another commercial project and it did already attract a couple of people and interest which I did not think at the beginning. :thumbsup: to the helpers in the background who make this all possible.

Grogdon  ==> Retired Contributor: Concept Artist
FoxDF ==> Affiliate: Has his own Mod-Project. Have a look at it.

There are still jobs open. Currently we are in need of people able to Skin 3D Models and/or creating World Textures (things like urban textures, nature textures, technical textures). If you are interested just send me a Note. Also Mappers and Animators are welcome. Working with Blender3D is not a must but warmly recommended. Only serious applications! This project needs people with the will to get things through to the end. This is not a one month job. Making a game like this takes a lot of time.



Links of interest:
The Epsylon Game Project
Drag[en]gine Game Engine
ModDB Profile
ModDB - Largest Game-Mod Site



The Good People

I always hatted those icon collections of good people as it somehow puts the 'bad' stamp on all the other people that know you. Still some people really stand out of the mass that floods DA on a daily basis and as I have been mentioned on other peoples lists already I think it is just fair to give some credit back. If you are missing on the list and think you really belong here send me a Note so I can add you.

FoxDF  ==> Nice guy to talk with. Is engaged in a Game-Dev project too.
Grogdon ==> Besides doing concept art for the Epsylon Project he leads his own Mod-Project.
Windy999 ==> Besides producing really nice Beasty-Series he devotes to promote Backyard Trees. This deserves to be mentioned especially.



Clubs

Major reason for this journal entry to place credits to the clubs I am in. Just a shame DA ruins all with their fucking stupid limitations. Here it goes in no particular order.

:icondragon-friends:  :iconrealcritique:  :iconswitzerland:  :iconthe-gimp:  :icondragonlovers-club: :iconelite-dragons: :icondragonartistsclub: :icondragonartists: :iconblender-club:
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Typical crap, typical solutions... Todays Rant!
A long time ago ( 10 years if my memory serves me well ) a game called "Spyro" hit the PS delivering some fresh graphics, funny game mechanics and a lovely little dragon which you just had to like. After three installments the bonds between the developers and Spyro got severed and a new team took over the franchise. From that time on the franchise went downhill... fast. The last installment of this dead dragon falling down into a bottomless pit continues on both the Wii and NDS. While the Wii version of the same title I can not review I can do so for the NDS version... and I repent to have to test play that game. So if you want a closer look read the review of
"The Legend Of Spyro - Dawn Of The Dragon" (USA)
. Chances are the Wii version is better but since it's mostly the same game just with beefed up graphics I don't see this dragon revived in the near future.

That said... Cynder rules :P

News from the ticker

More work as always. Lots of news posts especially about the engine got release in the mean time. Head over to the ModDB profile to have a look. More to come.


Gift Art / Requests

I still have requests dangling around but with my tight time schedule I'm afraid I can't spend the time. I'll put those on hold until I get some free time. Sorry for those involved but the day has only fucking 24 hours sleeping included ( which unfortunately I do a lot these days... I'm somehow knacked :dead: )


Future Projects ( Fun-Projos )

Somehow I always had my plans on what I wanted to model but never go the time. Still for some of those fun-projects I collected already the needed reference images and once I can slack off a bit from my rather busy real life I will try to get those guys done. Most of the characters or creatures I somehow stumble across on television or on the world-wide-waste. So if you are a fan boy of one or the other please don't go after me. Of most of the stuff here I have nearly no knowledge except some pictures which stung my eyes. At other places though I know what I speak off so don't try to find that out, ok? I have chosen those characters either because I like them or because I see some challenge in doing them. So here for the list in no particular order.

* Dekalt Dragon ( zoid... damn I found hilarious reference images! )
* King Ghidorah ( original godzilla movies )
* Godjira ( original godzilla movies )
* Rodan ( original godzilla movies )
* Imperialdramon ( digimon )
* Aeroveedramon ( digimon )
* Holydramon ( digimon )

* Shield Liger ( zoids ) => Aborded ( maybe not? :O )

* Charizard ( pokemon ) => Done
* Renamon ( digimon ) => Done

Once I get one of those done they'll end up here.



People somehow related to the Epsylon Project

This section devotes to people who showed interest in taking part in the Epsylon Game Projector that are already part of it or are otherwise affiliated with the project. Many thanks for the interest in contributing work at this place. The world needs more people doing something to share and building together a great project and not simply sitting egoistically on their work. I started this project as community project instead of yet another commercial project and it did already attract a couple of people and interest which I did not think at the beginning. :thumbsup: to the helpers in the background who make this all possible.

Grogdon  ==> Retired Member: Concept Artist
FoxDF ==> Affiliate: Has his own Mod-Project. Have a look at it.

There are still jobs open. Currently we are in need of people able to Skin 3D Models and/or creating World Textures (things like urban textures, nature textures, technical textures). If you are interested just send me a Note. Also Mappers and Animators are welcome. Working with Blender3D is not a must but warmly recommended.



Links of interest:
The Epsylon Game Project
Drag[en]gine Game Engine
ModDB Profile
ModDB - Largest Game-Mod Site



The Good People

I always hatted those icon collections of good people as it somehow puts the 'bad' stamp on all the other people that know you. Still some people really stand out of the mass that floods DA on a daily basis and as I have been mentioned on other peoples lists already I think it is just fair to give some credit back. If you are missing on the list and think you really belong here send me a Note so I can add you.

FoxDF  ==> Nice guy to talk with. Is engaged in a Game-Dev project too.
Grogdon ==> Besides doing concept art for the Epsylon Project he leads his own Mod-Project.
Windy999 ==> Besides producing really nice Beasty-Series he devotes to promote Backyard Trees. This deserves to be mentioned especially.



Clubs

Major reason for this journal entry to place credits to the clubs I am in. Just a shame DA ruins all with their fucking stupid limitations. Here it goes in no particular order.

:icondragon-friends:  :iconrealcritique:  :iconswitzerland:  :iconthe-gimp:  :icondragonlovers-club: :iconelite-dragons: :icondragonartistsclub:
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Typical crap, typical solutions... Todays Rant!
Not much to rant about this time. Yathzee does a better job at ranting... and a funny one. So if you have never seen Zero Punctuation go screw yourself ;)


News from the ticker

The game itself has been a bit slowed in progress so the game engine can be pushed. Release is slated for somewhere this year so time is burning :D . Nevertheless I could test a new few things like a new way to create realistic dragon skins and fiddling with the Sculpt Tool in Blender3D. Things are taking shape now. Hopefully soon the first game dragon is fully finished with all the bells and whistles :D


Gift Art / Requests

I still have requests dangling around but with my tight time schedule I'm afraid I can't spend the time. I'll put those on hold until I get some free time. Sorry for those involved but the day has only fucking 24 hours sleeping included ( which unfortunately I do a lot these days... I'm somehow knacked :dead: )


Future Projects ( Fun-Projos )

Somehow I always had my plans on what I wanted to model but never go the time. Still for some of those fun-projects I collected already the needed reference images and once I can slack off a bit from my rather busy real life I will try to get those guys done. Most of the characters or creatures I somehow stumble across on television or on the world-wide-waste. So if you are a fan boy of one or the other please don't go after me. Of most of the stuff here I have nearly no knowledge except some pictures which stung my eyes. At other places though I know what I speak off so don't try to find that out, ok? I have chosen those characters either because I like them or because I see some challenge in doing them. So here for the list in no particular order.

* Dekalt Dragon ( zoid... damn I found hilarious reference images! )
* King Ghidorah ( original godzilla movies )
* Godjira ( original godzilla movies )
* Rodan ( original godzilla movies )
* Imperialdramon ( digimon )
* Aeroveedramon ( digimon )
* Holydramon ( digimon )

* Shield Liger ( zoids ) => Aborded

* Charizard ( pokemon ) => Done ( :n::e::w: )
* Renamon ( digimon ) => Done

Once I get one of those done they'll end up here.



People somehow related to the Epsylon Project

This section devotes to people who showed interest in taking part in the Epsylon Game Projector that are already part of it or are otherwise affiliated with the project. Many thanks for the interest in contributing work at this place. The world needs more people doing something to share and building together a great project and not simply sitting egoistically on their work. I started this project as community project instead of yet another commercial project and it did already attract a couple of people and interest which I did not think at the beginning. :thumbsup: to the helpers in the background who make this all possible.

Grogdon  ==> Retired Member: Concept Artist
FoxDF ==> Affiliate: Has his own Mod-Project. Have a look at it.

There are still jobs open. Currently we are in need of people able to Skin 3D Models and/or creating World Textures (things like urban textures, nature textures, technical textures). If you are interested just send me a Note. Also Mappers and Animators are welcome. Working with Blender3D is not a must but warmly recommended.



Links of interest:
The Epsylon Game Project
Drag[en]gine Game Engine
ModDB Profile
ModDB - Largest Game-Mod Site



The Good People

I always hatted those icon collections of good people as it somehow puts the 'bad' stamp on all the other people that know you. Still some people really stand out of the mass that floods DA on a daily basis and as I have been mentioned on other peoples lists already I think it is just fair to give some credit back. If you are missing on the list and think you really belong here send me a Note so I can add you.

FoxDF  ==> Nice guy to talk with. Is engaged in a Game-Dev project too.
Grogdon ==> Besides doing concept art for the Epsylon Project he leads his own Mod-Project.
Windy999 ==> Besides producing really nice Beasty-Series he devotes to promote Backyard Trees. This deserves to be mentioned especially.



Clubs

Major reason for this journal entry to place credits to the clubs I am in. Just a shame DA ruins all with their fucking stupid limitations. Here it goes in no particular order.

:icondragon-friends:  :iconrealcritique:  :iconswitzerland:  :iconthe-gimp:  :icondragonlovers-club: :iconelite-dragons: :icondragonartistsclub:
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Typical crap, typical solutions... Todays Rant!
I don't know if it is lack of imagination or simply the futile struggle to impress all people around with super techniques and tons of colors and what not else but like 99% of dragon images you find on DA are simply lacking. Yes the techniques is very good and somebody spent a lot of time to draw something... that lacks expression. I'm really tired of those cranked up dragon images where the dragon looks more like Arnold Schwarzenegger with skin cancer after being dumbed in green paint. All these piles of colorful muscle and deformed spines sporting "things" have the expression of a stone. Damn again start drawing dragons which have expression, which have live, which "are" dragons and not just a compilation of your latest fucking technique. I've seen fan works where people drew dragons with the most simplistic technique that some would consider children stuff but fuck it these dragons had damn expression and had been vivid! But maybe it's like with games development: churn out the same old crap day after day but lacking the heart.

:tombstone: good dragon drawings on :devart:



News from the ticker

Ups and downs like always. People coming people going but the core team is going to stick together. The Game Engine takes some more work and hopefully soon a news post with all the new bells and whistles can be deployed. I'm still trying to get this shaped up for somewhere autumn or winter this year but I don't know how much time I get with university and job. Let's be optimistic.


Gift Art / Requests

I still have requests dangling around but with my tight time schedule I'm afraid I can't spend the time. I'll put those on hold until I get some free time. Sorry for those involved but the day has only fucking 24 hours sleeping included ( which unfortunately I do a lot these days... I'm somehow knacked :dead: )


Future Projects ( Fun-Projos )

Somehow I always had my plans on what I wanted to model but never go the time. Still for some of those fun-projects I collected already the needed reference images and once I can slack off a bit from my rather busy real life I will try to get those guys done. Most of the characters or creatures I somehow stumble across on television or on the world-wide-waste. So if you are a fan boy of one or the other please don't go after me. Of most of the stuff here I have nearly no knowledge except some pictures which stung my eyes. At other places though I know what I speak off so don't try to find that out, ok? I have chosen those characters either because I like them or because I see some challenge in doing them. So here for the list in no particular order.

* King Ghidorah ( original godzilla movies )
* Godjira ( original godzilla movies )
* Rodan ( original godzilla movies )
* Imperialdramon ( digimon )
* Aeroveedramon ( digimon )
* Charizard ( pokemon )

* Renamon ( digimon ) => Done

Once I get one of those done they'll end up here.



People somehow related to the Epsylon Project

This section devotes to people who showed interest in taking part in the Epsylon Game Projector that are already part of it or are otherwise affiliated with the project. Many thanks for the interest in contributing work at this place. The world needs more people doing something to share and building together a great project and not simply sitting egoistically on their work. I started this project as community project instead of yet another commercial project and it did already attract a couple of people and interest which I did not think at the beginning. :thumbsup: to the helpers in the background who make this all possible.

Grogdon  ==> Retired Member: Concept Artist
FoxDF ==> Affiliate: Has his own Mod-Project. Have a look at it.

There are still jobs open. Currently we are in need of people able to Skin 3D Models and/or creating World Textures (things like urban textures, nature textures, technical textures). If you are interested just send me a Note. Also Mappers and Animators are welcome. Working with Blender3D is not a must but warmly recommended.



Links of interest:
The Epsylon Game Project
Drag[en]gine Game Engine
ModDB Profile
ModDB - Largest Game-Mod Site



The Good People

I always hatted those icon collections of good people as it somehow puts the 'bad' stamp on all the other people that know you. Still some people really stand out of the mass that floods DA on a daily basis and as I have been mentioned on other peoples lists already I think it is just fair to give some credit back. If you are missing on the list and think you really belong here send me a Note so I can add you.

FoxDF  ==> Nice guy to talk with. Is engaged in a Game-Dev project too.
Grogdon ==> Besides doing concept art for the Epsylon Project he leads his own Mod-Project.
Windy999 ==> Besides producing really nice Beasty-Series he devotes to promote Backyard Trees. This deserves to be mentioned especially.



Clubs

Major reason for this journal entry to place credits to the clubs I am in. Just a shame DA ruins all with their fucking stupid limitations. Here it goes in no particular order.

:icondragon-friends:  :iconrealcritique:  :iconswitzerland:  :iconthe-gimp:  :icondragonlovers-club: :iconelite-dragons: :icondragonartistsclub:
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Typical crap, typical solutions... Todays Rant!
Today voting ended for the ModDB MOTY. A list of top 100 entries is now open for the final voting. I didn't expect to make it in there since I do not have a horde of hype-loving fanboys dripping out of my arse but at least getting in there I hoped for. Although they made such a big fuss the Indie entries are laughably small. It really made me sick to see crap like Dragonball XYZ or Stargate XYZ in the top 100 than a worthwhile Indie game. There's also no Deus-Ex mod in the list at all. Hell mods like TNM or New Vision are ten times better than your generic DB or SG mod but just because they don't build up a horde of hype-loving fanboy idiots with a PR guy doing nothing else than smearing honey around their mouth they do not get in this list. I'm really sad since I hoped for a more interesting MOTY than last year. But the crap of last year repeats.

BTW. Natural Selection is NOT ELIGIBLE you idiots! It has been in MOTY already in previous years!



News from the ticker

A new and more work is going on. Nothing yet showing screenshots since it's all technical work to give you one of the best game engines out there. Just be patient. We are working on some more images and hopefully videos to show what we are made off ;)


Gift Art / Requests

Since a couple of month now some gift art and requests are laying on my desk and unfortunately I did not get the time yet to put my hands on it. I apologize to those still waiting on their piece of art. I have not forgotten about you, definitely not. I'll get to it, I will ;)

AuraGuardianHadou Still pending. I nearly forgot about this one ^^; [ 0% ]

Tusami Canceled. Would take a bit long to explain but I decided to cancel her chara since I made in the mean time some other deviations qualifying for a gift art.


Future Projects ( Fun-Projos )

Somehow I always had my plans on what I wanted to model but never go the time. Still for some of those fun-projects I collected already the needed reference images and once I can slack off a bit from my rather busy real life I will try to get those guys done. Most of the characters or creatures I somehow stumble across on television or on the world-wide-waste. So if you are a fan boy of one or the other please don't go after me. Of most of the stuff here I have nearly no knowledge except some pictures which stung my eyes. At other places though I know what I speak off so don't try to find that out, ok? I have chosen those characters either because I like them or because I see some challenge in doing them. So here for the list in no particular order.

* King Ghidorah ( original godzilla movies )
* Godjira ( original godzilla movies )
* Rodan ( original godzilla movies )
* Imperialdramon ( digimon )
* Aeroveedramon ( digimon )
* Charizard ( pokemon )

* Renamon ( digimon ) => Done

Once I get one of those done they'll end up here.



People somehow related to the Epsylon Project

This section devotes to people who showed interest in taking part in the Epsylon Game Projector that are already part of it or are otherwise affiliated with the project. Many thanks for the interest in contributing work at this place. The world needs more people doing something to share and building together a great project and not simply sitting egoistically on their work. I started this project as community project instead of yet another commercial project and it did already attract a couple of people and interest which I did not think at the beginning. :thumbsup: to the helpers in the background who make this all possible.

Grogdon  ==> Retired Member: Concept Artist
FoxDF ==> Affiliate: Has his own Mod-Project. Have a look at it.

There are still jobs open. Currently we are in need of people able to Skin 3D Models and/or creating World Textures (things like urban textures, nature textures, technical textures). If you are interested just send me a Note. Also Mappers and Animators are welcome. Working with Blender3D is not a must but warmly recommended.



Links of interest:
The Epsylon Game Project
Drag[en]gine Game Engine
ModDB Profile
ModDB - Largest Game-Mod Site



The Good People

I always hatted those icon collections of good people as it somehow puts the 'bad' stamp on all the other people that know you. Still some people really stand out of the mass that floods DA on a daily basis and as I have been mentioned on other peoples lists already I think it is just fair to give some credit back. If you are missing on the list and think you really belong here send me a Note so I can add you.

FoxDF  ==> Nice guy to talk with. Is engaged in a Game-Dev project too.
Grogdon ==> Besides doing concept art for the Epsylon Project he leads his own Mod-Project.
Windy999 ==> Besides producing really nice Beasty-Series he devotes to promote Backyard Trees. This deserves to be mentioned especially.



Clubs

Major reason for this journal entry to place credits to the clubs I am in. Just a shame DA ruins all with their fucking stupid limitations. Here it goes in no particular order.

:icondragon-friends:  :iconrealcritique:  :iconswitzerland:  :iconthe-gimp:  :icondragonlovers-club: :iconelite-dragons: :icondragonartistsclub:
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