Tuesday, November 26, 2013

To The Future

We had a guest speaker in class come in and talk about the application process and resume guidelines when it comes to apply for a job in the game industry. It was pretty eyeopening and has me even more worried and scared of the future haha (un-needed stress), however it was very helpful and her presentation gave me a lot to think about when it comes to reworking my resume and what not in the near future.

As far as class stuff goes, I completed the rough edit of the 3D character model. It is very rough around the edges, but it is a start! I am going to continue working on it to make it more rounded and pleasant and fitting for our game.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Getting to the CRUNCH!

We have been doing our Saturday meetings and what not lately and will be shifting gears from concept art to actual game art finally. I have started to work on a basic 3D character model for our group that is reminiscent of a powder puff girl standing on a ball haha. This model will be a base that can be used for multiple characters in our game if it turns out okay. Our plan is to basically "paint" the textures onto the model to represent the different characters in our game. This process will save a ton of time by only having to do UV's for one model and then reusing the UV's for all the different characters. Hopefully I can make an awesome model that the rest of the team likes. I will post some pictures on here when the model is actually done, right now it is just a body and some legs, though I should have it done by the end of the day.

Games that I am playing: Still trying to get through Dark Souls (havnt had too much time to play between work, school, and the ski season starting). I have also been watching a lot of lets play videos for a game that I am more than less likely going to buy called Space Base DF-9, which is made by Double Fine studios which has me really excited! I want to wait till the end of the semester before I get sucked into something like that though.

Other things going on: Been skiing and working out to try to get into shape before the Skier Cross season starts, I will be participating in a semi-pro circuit for USASA. Wish me luck!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Concepting Away

The past week or so the art people have been working on some concept art for our game and some of it is looking really cool. For some reason I am having issues getting what I am imaging down on paper, but am still trying my damnedest to get everything done. I have been working on creating a dilapidated castle that has a nomadic tribe living in it, I thought it was a pretty cool idea and am proud of the hallway picture that I drew (Shading did not translate well through my scanner). Ultimately though my ideas are not going to be used, which is okay since this game is meant more for younger girls who probably wouldnt want to live in an old dilapidated castle haha.

I have also started to make some floor tiles for our game which has basically consisted of me taking patterns and cutting them up to make a repeating floor tile that can be used in game. This is one such thing that should fit the earthy adobe like theme that we are going with. 

Anyway, things are going slowly but that's okay.

Games that I am playing: Dark Souls... oh the humanity! (haha see what I did there?) ((No but seriously, I love this game and Demon's Souls, think they are brilliant challenging games)). 

Monday, November 4, 2013

First meeting

We had our first official group meeting on saturday since the inception of our larger group a few weeks ago. It was pretty cool just kicking back and having fun with everyone while also being productive in some ways. We did research while playing games, as well as nailed down what we wanted as far as design elements go for the first build. After the meeting the team leads got together and came up with tasks for each group to work on. I drew out some character concept art today for the game and have put those up, hopefully they are good!

Games playing: Moar Fallouts! (Time permitted of course)
Also finished the Lord of the Rings series finally today for the first time, so that feels nice! (The Books that is)