Thursday, 20 October 2011

The Horror the Horror

I have just got onto an MA animation course so this means I have another year to get my act together. This is great news for me because it might get rid of my shame of having a 2:2 Result for my BA Hons. At the moment I'm very very late to get in  3 weeks late but in fact. but catching up has been smoother than I had expected.

I had recently done a  presentation of  my project "All Alone" Which has changed allot since it's last incarnation. Now instead of a FPS with no action it is a Stealth RTS. The visual style will stay the same but the gameplay and the interface will be completely changed. I'm enjoying this but I must be sure to set limits I might not even do this project for my MA, unless I can find enough people to help me out.

The other Game project I have in the works is known for now as "A4096". Now A4096 is a road in mid Wales also known as the "Black Mountain Pass" which was made popular be Top Gear a few years back. What does this even mean, well this is a driving/art game think "Flower" by "That game company but with a car.  Although there is no racing and it isn't heavy on metaphors instead it is all about the joys of driving and solitude. I want to make music a key factor in this by using artistic visuals like light trails and colour as a driving force (Pun not intended). I still have little idea on how to do all of it but it is a nice little spark and hopefully the wood is dry enough to actually set alight. Watch this space.

As it is nearing the end of October that means only one thing, Yanks have fun eating sweets while I have fun at Game City playing the video games. I have my business cards ready and I am looking forward to show off what I can (getting drunk and spending money in "Page 45" is also on the agenda).

I have also been caught up in Haunted houses over in the States. They not only look like fun but They seem like a great idea by looking into how to get an interactive audience to react. I would like to go over to "Halloween Horror Nights" over at Universal Studios Orland and get some ideas for scaring an audience for a horror game.

Sorry for the lack of work and pictures but getting on this MA has been a top priority for men and I am also in the really early stages of concept hopefully soon I can get something out soon. in the mean time have a Brushie.