This is just a short little post to highlight a new project that was finally made public. Me and the others over at Lucid Flame decided it was time that a large collaborative project we’d been discussing and slowly working on over the last year had reached its time to take a spot in the limelight.
For now though, there is only going to be updates and features about the new game, Thief of Time, over on Lucid Flame, until it of course reaches a point where there’s enough information for it to be made public on RPG Dev Forums.
If you choose to follow the link here and take a look, I really appreciate it, and if you like what you see, then please feel free to leave us a like. It really does help motivate the team, especially the others I work with who sometimes feel like they can’t find the effort. 🙂
(which lately, includes me! I’m getting out of my lazy streak, seriously!)
After a not so much to plan 3 months, I’ve finally gotten a hold of a tasty new computer! It put up a bit of a struggle when there were some hiccups with getting it installed and configured right, but its now going at full power and ready to take on all the bits and pieces of work I’ve had on hold for way too long!
That said, I’ve still got another day before I can actually jump into any major work, because it’s still taking a good day to transfer over files from my external that were recovered from my ex-laptop; along with getting necessary programs and such installed and updated, etc.
I am jumping back into working of Legends of Thyilos, a game which was meant to have a Beta Demo 6.2 released, quite coincidentally, the night after my laptop ceased all function. The 3 month over-due patch release will hopefully go up tomorrow night (Friday), and then with all major bugs having been taken care of, I can set sail for the Full Demo release sometime later. My estimate was July 31st, but I’m not all too confident I can make that date due to other projects; ie Within 10 Minutes tutorials and getting back into a routine of making animations in After Effects and the like.
So the Demo will probably go up in two months from the Beta 6.2. Enough time for myself to tackle it head-on and get some major features fully implemented! I’m pretty ecstatic about it!
There’s some bits of work I’ll be scanning onto the computer in the coming days, and then finishing them up in Illustrator and Photoshop. I might stick up the sketches on here, but since they’re all game project related, I might slip them onto the Lucid Flame site instead; but I’ll be sure to link back here.
As for my novels, I’ll be trying to get back to them. I never did manage to get anything done on them, both to a lack of motivation, looking for work, and constant house-work and renovations going on. But its something I will not let slip into back of my folders. Eventually I’ll return to working on UNTITLED, and I’ll also pop out the lost final chapter for Samurai 2020.
While I’m rambling about novels though, I’ve concluded that the Thyilosian Lore book I was working on is not going to work out, as the knowledge specified would not fit into the current time and perspective. So the book will be broken into a series of different books. The current Thyilosian Lore will be a collective knowledge of the world so far, excluding any knowledge about the “Shroud”, a impassible barrier which is meant to have a whole kingdom within it.
The next will be inside the Shroud, and be a collection of knowledge from that, and I’ll work on this when the games relating to within the Shroud commence.
The third is a Biography of Rein; an evil tyrant who caused the utter damnation of part of the Kingdom of Zanzibar, and launch a genocidal campaign. The bio will give a look into the region he reigns over both before and after, and also shed light into the mad mans min.
The last book, will be like a lost tome written by the Ancient Immortals when they still existed. it’ll contain their own personal history and be more like a log book of key events and such. It’ll go as far as up to the Calamity, when the Immortals disappeared.
It'[s going to be a lot of work to get these done, but thankfully I have good friend willing to proof read and tell me where I screw up so that each book works!
I’ll be going back to regular postings soon, and I might put up my new computers specs later just for a random post. It should be able to tackle some intense 3d, but my real test is going to be going into Minecraft, a Java-based mining/exploration.adventure/sandbox/building game you may or may not have heard of. And seeing how big a cubeic stack of TNT I can detonate at once before the game completely crashes. A friend of mine could manage 100×100, and he has a pretty powerful laptop. I’m hoping my machine can hit 200×200!
Wish me luck with that little “stress test”, and a warm hello to all of you. its great to finally be back to routine. 🙂
So since my last post, I’d intended to make both a little mascot for Studio Wisp, and, hopefully a new background theme for the website.
At least a small start on the mascot began?
So for the last two weeks the house has been undergoing a lot of renovation. Back in November some abnormal storms hit Victoria, and up where I live, it managed to over-run quite a lot, and our house was flooded out! Which led to a pretty entertaining week… But now things have been finally going on, and there new floors and such are being put together, so I’ve been up and about cleaning and migrating constantly. But it’s not so much I couldn’t have done the work I wanted to do, as much as a lack of motivation from fatigue and lack of sleep. But at least Tales of Thyilos has been going forward in progress, and project is probably more important than making a caricature for Studio Wisp. Or at least that’s the excuse I’ll have to stick to.
On another little matter that’s come to mind. The current novel I’ve been putting up named “UNTITLED”, has run out of chapters. I’ve got one more I’m going to put up after this post, but then that’s it. So between other things, I can either read up on what I have so far and work on a new chapter between making ToT and looking for work; or alternatively, I can slip on a “To be continued”, and start uploading chapters from a different novel.
I’m on the fence about both, because I’m too focused on Tales of Thyilos still, but I do want to continue that novel, but the same can be said for re-writing the lost chapter to Samurai 2020. So if anyone has an opinion on whether or not I should put a focus into writing more chapter to Untitled as a priority; or else to focus on working on ToT and just upload chapters from a different novel for the time being (or none at all?), drop me a comment in here. I value your inputs!. 😉
Tata for now everyone! Hope you have a great weekend.
So it’s 2012 and there’s a fresh new year ahead to get right into the thick of it! With TAFE over and done it’s time to focus 100% on my design practices, which is exactly what I intend on doing, and this month should be a heavy one!
Hopefully this month I will get my hands on anew computer. It’s been months since me and person I’m collaborating with did the tutorials. At first we paused new work to focus on study, then my laptops video card got fried, and though it still does work, 3d programs glitch-out and recording became impossible. But this’ll be solved when I obtain a new computer! Hopefully we’ll expand and release some tutorials for different applications as well.
With this luck holding, some older projects that needed clean ups will be finished, especially the Major Production I’d meant to complete! But we can’t always foresee a technological mishap, and without a 3d program working it can’t be finished, as about 80% of the entire project is 3d environments compiled with Live Action. But it’s something I plan on finally finalising sometime at the end of this month, and having up not too long into February.
I’ll leave off with the latest piece I’ve put up. This ones a part of a Product Photography assignment, where we had to design a scene and set up for a full on production shoot of our chosen product, which in my case was for coffee. I rather enjoyed this assignment, but it’s always easier to enjoy something when its with something you enjoy, or on a subject enjoy; in this case, for me, it was both of those!
And before I forget! I’ve added a new page with hotlinks right to any tutorials that are created with us. 🙂
So after a spontaneous meeting today, Tales of Thyilos may now have a permanent musician.
We are quite stoked for seeing how things go, and hope all works out. The presets for RPG Maker can only work for so long, before they’re overheard and boring, and for players who play games created on RMXP, 2K or VX, you’ll probably hate it. A capable musician is a welcome addition.
For more good news, the current Client for whom I was doing another Graphics Package for is pleased with the results. Unable to see how good the results are until Wednesday, but at least that allots some time to whip up anything extra.
On the large scale production side of things, filming is under way for the short piece this year. There’ll be more to do this Friday, and I am pumped to get into it. This project is going to be a major piece which will pull together all the video effects and 3d environment knowledge at my disposal! It’s going to be a challenge, but nothing I know I can know off with perseverance.
That’s all for now, stay tuned and there’ll be some more updates to come soon.
So thus far today, work going on is doing another Graphics Package, this one for the same Tv Students, but not the same Client. It’s a Healthy living show about good exorcise and eating habits. My teacher sat down and helped discuss what kinda motivation should be taken on it,and I do certainly feel like putting in whatever ace I can.
Now game related, for those of you following, with the addition of testers, progress has been great. I’m now hoping to have a decent-for-update version to issue for them after each week or two depending on time frames. If things go well, there’ll be a version ready to issue for the Public to try out within a few months. Hopefully by then, the Demo wont require that people download the Run Time Packadge for RPG Maker XP to be able to play it.
Sounds good to me 😀 Hopefully can stick to the schedule, but no actual date will be set till much later.
Filming is now no more than 2 weeks away. I’d hoped to do it this week, but I think there might be in need of a little more refinement. So I’m hoping to get all the filming done in one day, which means I can get onto working out how to set up the 3d environments! I’m excited!
That’s about all the news of what’s going on here.
Till next time!