We are about half way through the kickstarter campaign to fund our video game Rhythm Planet and I thought this would be a good point to look at the numbers so far. Just a couple of notes before that though. Our project is still in process. Please take a moment and support it if you [...]
Those of you who have been following along know that I recently launched a project to fund a video game I have been developing with my students which you can see here. It has been quite an experience so far and the following is a list of five things I think everyone who is interested [...]
Part One of an interview about video game development and our Kickstarter Project is posted here. I would like to thank Bill Caraher for being an excellent interviewer, stauch supporter and friend. One of the more interesting aspects of being involved in a project like this is discovering how invested others become in the process. [...]
We are five days into the Rhythm Planet Kickstarter project and I thought I would begin to write about the experience as I am going through it. First lets talk numbers. Amount Raised – $935.00 Number of Backers – 14 Average pledge – $66.79 The page has been viewed 435 times Project video has been [...]
For the past three years I have been working with students from the departments of art & design, music and computer science at my University to create a video game. The vast majority of the work was done through a series of special topic courses I set up under the topic heading of interactive game [...]
Of note this week is an opinion piece Salman Rushdie wrote for the New York Times on the subject of moral courage. What is not of note about this is that Salman Rushdie has spoken out about a failure in our culture. Musician James Rhodes instructs us to “Find what you love and let it [...]
Things are happening in the studio this week. My Cartoon Violence series is about midway into production. Here are some images.
It has been an incredibly busy week so I am just now getting around to posting the things I have found to be of note from the last week. Neil Gaiman’s keynote address from this years digital minds conference was of note. In it he outlined not just a way forward for the publishing industry, [...]
I have been working on a video game with my students for the past three years and I am hopeful that it may come to fruition through the help of Kickstarter in the next few weeks. Sometime in the next week it should be approved and posted. Stay Tuned.
I am hard at work on finishing a short run of animated cell paintings. Half of which have backgrounds which are hand painted in acrylic and gouache. The other half begin with a digital base which then will be added to with colored pencil, water colors, and ink.