Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Gundam 00 AMV Progress

I've uploaded the latest beta of my Gundam 00 AMV, which is about 1:00 of the 3:19 song.

Pretty much all of the editing so far is set to stay, unless I find some better footage later on to replace some parts. I haven't really gotten into the Season 2 footage yet, and may make some changes once I've gone through all that footage.

(Beta has been removed, to see the full AMV view this post or click the AMV.org link in the "Latest AMVs" section to the right.)

I'm not going to upload any betas to YouTube or any streaming site (unless the megavideo becomes available).

More progress and betas coming soon (on both my AMVs.) I've started working more on them, and hopefully will get them done soon.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Game Design

So I've recently been on Twitter a lot, using it especially to follow the Ignition page, which brought me into contact with Ryan Thompson a social media strategist at Ignition USA. Ryan asked me recently if I'd do an interview on his blog (which will be sometime this week). So in the mean time, I decided to dig up a Game Design document I did 3 years ago in my Game Design course at FSC. I'm not sure if this is the final version, or a preliminary one, as its the only copy I have left (one that was saved in my email). I have no idea if I'll ever get to make this game (although I'll probably revise it heavily if I ever decide to).

These 20 pages outline the mechanics, controls, interface, items, attacks, ai, statistics, story and progression of the game. Although the story and progression needed to be expanded much more, but what I have here is just a start. Anyways, this game I came up with when I was really into anime with the Shinsengumi (still am) such as Rurouni Kenshin, Peacemaker Kurogane, and Shura no Toki. The setting of this game most closely resembles the Shinsengumi depicted in Peacemaker Kurogane. If I were to rewrite this document today it would probably be a lot different, and I'd spend more time on it. But its interesting to go back and look at this and think, would this make a sweet video game? Will I ever get to make something like this? As my main skills are in web design/development, drawing and video editing, I'm still a long way from being able to make a video game myself. However, in the future I could see myself getting into the gaming industry and learn how to design games myself, and maybe possibly create this game or one similar. Feel free to look through the document below, but don't steal my idea!

Download the Game Design Document

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

No AMV Progress, but I am drawing more!

So I haven't gotten more work done on any of my AMVs, but the last few weeks have been very busy. Not only did my gf's car break down TWICE (requiring me to drive out to where she was and call AAA to tow it to a shop... the cars fixed now.) but I've gone to THREE concerts. Mastodon/Dethklok, Gwar, and then Heathenfest featuring Eluveitie.

And in my free time I've been watching anime such as Kenichi and practicing drawing using my Wacom bamboo tablet. This being one of the more successful results, also my new banner =)

Also I've been playing more video games, and actually won ANOTHER game from Ignition (I initally won Muramasa: the Demon Blade for Wii from a facebook givaway), Nostalgia for DS from the Digg.com contest held by Ryan Thompson of Ignition USA. Thanks Ryan!

I will get cracking on my AMV's again soon. I really want to get these ones done as I'm starting to have more AMV ideas and I don't want to build up too many ideas, then I lose interest in some and its hard to focus.