Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
About Varied / Hobbyist Ryan Silberman21/Male/United States Recent Activity
Deviant for 8 Years
Needs Core Membership
Statistics 1,021 Deviations 2,284 Comments 48,491 Pageviews
×

Newest Deviations

Mini Golf test by RyanSilberman Mini Golf test :iconryansilberman:RyanSilberman 2 0 Twitter Banner 2018 by RyanSilberman Twitter Banner 2018 :iconryansilberman:RyanSilberman 6 3 Garrison Gauntlet - Gameplay Trailer by RyanSilberman Garrison Gauntlet - Gameplay Trailer :iconryansilberman:RyanSilberman 2 0 Pibbles by RyanSilberman Pibbles :iconryansilberman:RyanSilberman 3 0 Flea Market Findings Vol. 10 by RyanSilberman Flea Market Findings Vol. 10 :iconryansilberman:RyanSilberman 3 3 Abstract Sea Monster by RyanSilberman Abstract Sea Monster :iconryansilberman:RyanSilberman 1 0 Random Hug! (GIFt) by RyanSilberman Random Hug! (GIFt) :iconryansilberman:RyanSilberman 23 3 Snowball Crush Sprite Sheet - Link in description by RyanSilberman Snowball Crush Sprite Sheet - Link in description :iconryansilberman:RyanSilberman 8 0 Disco Duo by RyanSilberman Disco Duo :iconryansilberman:RyanSilberman 3 0 The Alterego in Spandex by RyanSilberman The Alterego in Spandex :iconryansilberman:RyanSilberman 2 0 Monstrous Encounter by RyanSilberman Monstrous Encounter :iconryansilberman:RyanSilberman 1 0 Cave Traversing by RyanSilberman Cave Traversing :iconryansilberman:RyanSilberman 1 0 Bob's Burgers / Bob's Steamed Hams by RyanSilberman Bob's Burgers / Bob's Steamed Hams :iconryansilberman:RyanSilberman 1 0 Oh BOY (GIFt) by RyanSilberman Oh BOY (GIFt) :iconryansilberman:RyanSilberman 28 11 Somewhat Different Andy Asteroids (GIF) by RyanSilberman Somewhat Different Andy Asteroids (GIF) :iconryansilberman:RyanSilberman 5 0 Andy Asteroids (GIF) by RyanSilberman Andy Asteroids (GIF) :iconryansilberman:RyanSilberman 5 0

Random Favourites

Peachy Mario by YoshiMan1118 Peachy Mario :iconyoshiman1118:YoshiMan1118 1,691 654 No BUTTS about it by YoshiMan1118 No BUTTS about it :iconyoshiman1118:YoshiMan1118 812 301 Oh No Tutorial by YoshiMan1118 Oh No Tutorial :iconyoshiman1118:YoshiMan1118 377 237 Pin the Tail on the Donkey by YoshiMan1118 Pin the Tail on the Donkey :iconyoshiman1118:YoshiMan1118 479 187 Remember Me by YoshiMan1118 Remember Me :iconyoshiman1118:YoshiMan1118 656 236 Peach Cobbler by YoshiMan1118 Peach Cobbler :iconyoshiman1118:YoshiMan1118 341 146 Freeze Tag by YoshiMan1118 Freeze Tag :iconyoshiman1118:YoshiMan1118 270 107 Pair of Boobs by YoshiMan1118 Pair of Boobs :iconyoshiman1118:YoshiMan1118 149 105 Supah Sparksta Da Oppopopopossopossum by CrazyRiverOtter Supah Sparksta Da Oppopopopossopossum :iconcrazyriverotter:CrazyRiverOtter 7 3 The Powerpuff Girls CF 2010 by Coffgirl The Powerpuff Girls CF 2010 :iconcoffgirl:Coffgirl 925 89 Dakota DVDs by crashboy765 Dakota DVDs :iconcrashboy765:crashboy765 5 7 Not that kind of Gumball by BrockTheBrick Not that kind of Gumball :iconbrockthebrick:BrockTheBrick 166 91 Super Mario Anime Screencap 1 by Agu-Fungus Super Mario Anime Screencap 1 :iconagu-fungus:Agu-Fungus 430 71 Nintendo BMO (T-Shirt Available!) by R3D-X7 Nintendo BMO (T-Shirt Available!) :iconr3d-x7:R3D-X7 680 68 Bloo's Clues by AverageJoeArtwork Bloo's Clues :iconaveragejoeartwork:AverageJoeArtwork 58 22 Godzilla VS. Barney by woopwoopwoop11 Godzilla VS. Barney :iconwoopwoopwoop11:woopwoopwoop11 4 3
  • Playing: Nefarious
BY THE WAY, THERE WILL BE A DEVELOPER LIVESTREAM FOR

MYSTERY OF MELODY MEMORIAL TONIGHT AT 9:00PM EST! picarto.tv/RyanSilberman

ticgamesnetwork.com/reviews/mu…

Over these past few months, the folks at EnjoyUp Games have been gradually providing an alternative to Zen Pinball and Pinball Arcade by releasing tables of their own for $1.99 each. This is the fourth pinball table in the series and it is safe to say that by this point anyone that’s played these knows what to expect. It’s a solo table made with the same engine as the ones before it and an online leaderboard motivates you to get the highest score you can.

Graphics

In a rather interesting move on EnjoyUp’s part, there are some visual effects in Mummy Pinball that can’t be replicated on actual cabinets. This makes it feel a tad closer to a Zen Pinball game while still being confined to a traditional layout that’s akin to Pinball Arcade. The mummy theme in general is nicely put together. The art is well displayed and the decorations add life to the table.

Audio

The music is there really to provide the atmosphere but it does work for the theme at hand. It feels more at home with the sacred vibes of a mummy’s tomb than a Jurassic forest. I kind of wish the sound effects changed up a bit for this table, though. Using the same sounds across each game can wane over time.

Gameplay

Mummy Pinball is a game where you knock a ball around a table with a pair of flippers. While that may be the most shocking revelation of the title, it’s evident that the developers have been listening to the criticisms of the previous games. There’s a more dynamic table layout this time around with a balanced set of slides and buttons to hit the ball against. You can also come across a few side objectives that help boost your score if you complete them.

Perhaps my favorite new addition to the series is that they finally added multiball. I don’t know what took them this long, but it’s so rewarding to activate! That said, I feel like the third flipper is kind of useless; I’ve never managed to do anything significant with it and ended up using the regular flippers instead – including for the ramp that’s perfectly within its range. I also think the formula of having two slides and a few bumpers hiding behind them is getting about as tired as the sound effects. If you want people to buy multiple tables, you’ll need to continue sprucing up the variety.

Verdict

Nevertheless, the variety that is present makes this the strongest pinball game EnjoyUp has put out so far. There are ways I can picture them building up the fundamentals from here, and certain things remain somewhat rough around the edges, but it’s certainly an enjoyable and affordable game while it lasts. Give this one a shot if you’re looking for an extra dose of flipper ‘n ball.

Review copy provided by EnjoyUp Games

Activity


  • Playing: Nefarious
BY THE WAY, THERE WILL BE A DEVELOPER LIVESTREAM FOR

MYSTERY OF MELODY MEMORIAL TONIGHT AT 9:00PM EST! picarto.tv/RyanSilberman

ticgamesnetwork.com/reviews/mu…

Over these past few months, the folks at EnjoyUp Games have been gradually providing an alternative to Zen Pinball and Pinball Arcade by releasing tables of their own for $1.99 each. This is the fourth pinball table in the series and it is safe to say that by this point anyone that’s played these knows what to expect. It’s a solo table made with the same engine as the ones before it and an online leaderboard motivates you to get the highest score you can.

Graphics

In a rather interesting move on EnjoyUp’s part, there are some visual effects in Mummy Pinball that can’t be replicated on actual cabinets. This makes it feel a tad closer to a Zen Pinball game while still being confined to a traditional layout that’s akin to Pinball Arcade. The mummy theme in general is nicely put together. The art is well displayed and the decorations add life to the table.

Audio

The music is there really to provide the atmosphere but it does work for the theme at hand. It feels more at home with the sacred vibes of a mummy’s tomb than a Jurassic forest. I kind of wish the sound effects changed up a bit for this table, though. Using the same sounds across each game can wane over time.

Gameplay

Mummy Pinball is a game where you knock a ball around a table with a pair of flippers. While that may be the most shocking revelation of the title, it’s evident that the developers have been listening to the criticisms of the previous games. There’s a more dynamic table layout this time around with a balanced set of slides and buttons to hit the ball against. You can also come across a few side objectives that help boost your score if you complete them.

Perhaps my favorite new addition to the series is that they finally added multiball. I don’t know what took them this long, but it’s so rewarding to activate! That said, I feel like the third flipper is kind of useless; I’ve never managed to do anything significant with it and ended up using the regular flippers instead – including for the ramp that’s perfectly within its range. I also think the formula of having two slides and a few bumpers hiding behind them is getting about as tired as the sound effects. If you want people to buy multiple tables, you’ll need to continue sprucing up the variety.

Verdict

Nevertheless, the variety that is present makes this the strongest pinball game EnjoyUp has put out so far. There are ways I can picture them building up the fundamentals from here, and certain things remain somewhat rough around the edges, but it’s certainly an enjoyable and affordable game while it lasts. Give this one a shot if you’re looking for an extra dose of flipper ‘n ball.

Review copy provided by EnjoyUp Games

Mini Golf test
Among a lot of projects I want to do alongside Melody Memorial, I want to make a mini golf game in the likes of the ones I've fondly remembered on Candystand. Public domain imagery (altered or otherwise) was used for the graphics in this screenshot of the test course I built.
Loading...
  • Playing: Mario Party 2
I'm very happy to see how open TV has become to letting cartoons show LBGT relationships. I know Loud House pushed for it, but that moment between Marci and Bubblegum in Adventure Time was so precious it's appalling to realize we prevented anything like it from happening before.

Once upon a time, I was a middle schooler watching Adventure Time. I'm straight, and any ships in mind were straight, because anything TV would show was straight. Anything in animation implying two sexes be together was used as a comedic gag. I still laugh at those jokes, but the recent years have been showing that, yes, LGBT relationships can be taken as seriously as any if the effort was put forth for it. Before then, all I could think was pairing Finn with either Marci or Bubblegum until Fire Princess came along. Never BG/Marci. Not because I was against it, but because I never thought about it. Because TV never implied it could go that way.

Sadly, it's been hard for me to follow cartoons these days. I still try. But I've been busy enough with videogames. So pardon if I'm missing examples from other shows. 

Gravity Falls was probably the earliest example for me to sorta make the push for LGBT. Amusingly, with a couple that was sorta both being a walking gag and a genuine relationship. I laughed when the two officers made lovey dovey comments about each other, but still ended up rather touched by their consistency and their reuniting in the finale. Then Steven Universe showed Pearl's true colors for Rose, and it hit hard. There was no comedy about it. It was played all in seriousness. She was in love with her, but couldn't get to be with her in way she desired. And it worked. The SU crew made it work terrifically. What made Loud House special was that even the kid relationships children's shows love to play with can be done with two girls as well. It was a genuinely heartwarming moment that could've easily been turned into a cheap one-off by higher ups.

So where does Adventure Time fit in? Well, it takes these previous gestures and uses characters that existed at a time where they weren't possible. And in the most damningly emotional, explicit way it could. It pushed the envelope for the best. I haven't kept up with Adventure Time in years. But that clip I saw of rhe two was brilliant. It showed how much Marci cared. How much PB means to her. The whole interaction felt real, and sold me despite not knowing too much about what led up to that point. The kiss was icing on the cake. That alone is something the censors would've been super afraid of displaying all those years ago, despite these same characters already existing at the time. But they did it. They let it happen. They know how meaningful the moment is. Heck. Even the little bit of humor implemented into the dialogue exchange wasn't a cheap shot at the ship happening, nor was it overly preachy. Instead, it was a way of PB giving Marci a chuckle to relieve her from worrying. It was as genuine as the rest of the scene.

I might be rambling, but that goes to show its impact. It made me excited to talk about a cartoon to this degree for the first time in a while. I'm happy for the AT crew, I'm happy for the LGBT community, and I look forward to seeing the industry continue to explore this route! And hopefully, I can find the time to watch all the episodes of Adventure Time I missed, finale included. If just to get the full context of the situation. To better learn all the characters and see how this ship came to be/built up over time to this admirable extent.
  • Playing: Mario Party 6
ticgamesnetwork.com/reviews/te…

From the sound of the title I thought this would be a game where you strategically place falling tetrominoes to help guide a character to the finish. Given that I’m a Tetris fanatic, I kept my eye out for this one until I got a hold of it. However, Tetra’s Escape is a different sort of puzzler than the one I imagined. That’s not a bad thing by any means, of course.

Graphics

Once you get past a strangely long-lasting startup screen, Tetra’s Escape is a colorful little game that takes place entirely in confined level layouts. The layouts themselves are rather, well, blocky. It at least makes sense in the given context; after all, this is a game about tetrominoes, and the playable squares have a direct connection to them. It may look rather basic at some points (the layouts and the simple backgrounds are all you get, really), but I imagine busier visuals would distract from the puzzle-solving. For what it is, it performs smoothly and has some neat effects.

Audio

There is a soft atmosphere portrayed by the game’s sound design. From the laid-back music to the pitter patters of the squares’ feet, Tetra’s Escape has a relaxing tone to it. I don’t think the music ever changes in any of the game’s worlds though. The HD Rumble can also get rather obnoxious every time you want a square to morph into a tetromino (Fortunately, you can turn that feature off).

Gameplay

The game’s structure is about as straightforward as puzzle-platformers usually are; you get to see what to do in the level, you beat the level, and the cycle repeats until the end. However, the kinds of puzzles that Tetra’s Escape has to offer are enjoyable challenges. Its main hook – transforming into certain tetraminoes to use them as platforms – works very well. There are plenty of instances where you could think of one way to put them in form, but if you want to get all the stars and trophies in each level, you’d have to plan harder to accommodate for them.

The game rewards clever thinking and it plays around with the formula enough to keep things fresh. Oddly, it doesn’t combine some of the mechanics it introduces later into the game; for example, you don’t see the lava tiles or gravity mechanics used together. Nevertheless, the game provides a healthy amount of content and brain-teasing to go around. I just would’ve liked to see it go a little further in that regard. I also feel it’d be useful to use the touch screen to select which character you want to control (using L and R to shift through them can feel a bit tedious).

Verdict

However you look at it, though, Tetra’s Escape is a remarkable and affordable offering on the eShop. Fans of level-based puzzle games will find Tetra’s interesting and pleasing to play through. As with any good game in the genre, it reels you in with a simple idea and gradually builds on it.

Review copy provided by Ratalaika Games

deviantID

RyanSilberman's Profile Picture
RyanSilberman
Ryan Silberman
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Hi, all! My name is Ryan Silberman, and I do all sorts of arts and junk; to say I love playing video games and watching cartoons is a severe understatement. I make my own games, I write articles about them, and I share my work here on this deviantart profile!

My Skype: ryan.silberman90
My Steam: Ryan Silberman
My YouTube: Ryan S.
My Twitter: RyanSilberman
My discord: RyanSil
My picarto: RyanSilberman

Nintendo Switch friend code: SW-7091-8263-8044

Anyway, I suppose that's all I have to ramble about. Take a look around, and enjoy your time here on my page and/or the many varied submissions I have lurking around here!
Interests

Critiques


I'd call this reboot style, but really, technically this style can no longer really be considered the "reboot" style since the new Powe...


Whatever it was that got you to draw something like this, you may as well keep at that! Those must have been some powerful Pokemon remi...


I don't watch My Little Pony or follow the series in general, so I can't possibly be considered a "brony". However, this flash file is ...

by Memoski

This picture makes me realize how big indie gaming has become. Not only has it provided people as seemingly insignificant as you and I ...

Groups

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconnickittycata:
NicKittyCata Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello
Reply
:iconryansilberman:
RyanSilberman Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello.
Reply
:iconnickittycata:
NicKittyCata Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How are ya?
Reply
:iconmad4pokemon99:
mad4pokemon99 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018
Um,hello there.
Reply
:iconryansilberman:
RyanSilberman Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Howdy
Reply
:iconmad4pokemon99:
mad4pokemon99 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018
I saw that pic of your Puff self playing the Switch.I love it!
Reply
:iconryansilberman:
RyanSilberman Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, thanks. Geoff did an amazing job on it! I smiled gleefully just looking at the rough sketch he showed me before the final version. :D
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconnickittycata:
NicKittyCata Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there
Reply
:iconryansilberman:
RyanSilberman Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi
Reply
:iconnickittycata:
NicKittyCata Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Long time no see. How are ya?
Reply
Add a Comment: