John Green (crypticpress) wrote,
John Green

Oh, Hi LiveJournal!

Nice to see you all, it's been a while. What have I been up to?

I just found out I'm a finalist in a game design contest I entered back in June. The contest was to create a video game that would promote a healthy lifestyle. I apparently made it through two semi-finalist rounds but had totally forgotten about the contest until I went through old e-mails and found my entry. I'd never heard anything back, so I went to the website and there I am. Winners should be announced this month.

A new video demonstrating Puzzle Bots has been released. It's sort of an adventure game/casual game that I'm doing background art and other visual assets for. You can watch that here:

The main project I'd been working on for my day job for what feels like a very long time has finished. It was a zombie-themed narrative created for Sony's virtual world PlayStation Home. You can pretty much see everything we created here: I wrote most of the blog posts, came up with a bunch of the fake zombie ads, designed the "zombie hunt" game, and co-wrote and storyboarded the promo video below:

Speaking of video games and zombies, I released a new version of my zombie game, Nearly Departed. The game is still not finished, but mostly just because the engine used to create it has a few bugs that make the game go a little screwy here and there. An updated version of the engine that fixes these problems has just become available, but the drawback is it doesn't really have a import function, so I'll have to rebuild most of my game in it. That said, this release of the game is about 70% complete, so you can play a good 50% more of the entire game than just in the original demo. This version also can be played in a browser or via Flash Player, which can be acquired for free if you don't already have it installed. Here's a link to download the game:

I've also been converting some Disney Channel cartoons into comic books for Disney, not sure when those will be published, and some graphic novels Marion and I helped First Second out with should hit bookshelves in the not too distant future.

And now back to work...
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