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November 5th, 2009

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10:28 am - 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: http://undeadyourself.com/ 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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Date:November 5th, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC)
Oooh! I can't wait till Puzzle Bots is out! I loved Nanobots! <3

It's good to hear your busy and doing well! :3
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Date:November 5th, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC)
You know I am all over the new ND demo!

and I guess if I owned a PS3 and was all wireless and home setup, that Undead Yourself thing has some minor fun to it.

But seriously, 70% of Nearly Departed. Aw yeah! (even if you have to recode the whole game)

Also, Erin is adorable... who knew? I can't wait for puzzle bots.
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Date:November 5th, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC)
That really does look like a John Green toaster.
[User Picture]
Date:November 5th, 2009 09:12 pm (UTC)
You stick bread in that toaster, not John Green.
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Date:November 6th, 2009 01:29 am (UTC)
You have been busy! Lots of great looking stuff.

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