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Monday, November 26, 2012

Week #033: Community Impact, Transformed

Unfortunately, no, it isn't yet time to begin with the starters. I'm glad to see the poll getting enough hits to make it interesting, though, and I'm sure it'll just continue to pick up as we move along. You guys really seem to like the mythical starters! and it seems you really want to see the dark starters revealed as well.

What I am here to deliver, is what was asked about what I get up to when I'm not working.

Some weeks ago, I founded an "Alphabet Challenge" with a friend of mine. I believe this was just after I got over a cold and I was looking to ignite my artistic fire once more. The challenge was simple: draw a character for each letter of the alphabet, though we had the option of deciding on our own secondary themes as well (for example: for a bit I considered doing all Mega Man characters, and later considered all females).

These three are only the first three (A, B and C for those playing along at home) in the challenge, which are unfortunately all I've made time for so far.


If there's enough interest in these, I'll be sure to post the next three once I get back to the project.

In other news, there's a pretty amazing community movement happening over at the SEGA forums. Challenged by a developer from Sumo Digital, the studio behind Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (which is a game you should really look into if you like racers!), the community has assembled a large cast of petitions in an effort to show their support for a strong DLC presence to be made in the game. If you're a SEGA fan, whether it be classic or modern, I strongly encourage you to get involved and sign a few petitions to show your support for characters like Vectorman, Ristar, Bayonetta and many others! The movement is doing well, but they're looking for it to do even better before it's December 1st deadline.

It should be no surprise that I support such a movement with how much we here at SND Games like to involve our own community!

That's about it for this week, but I'll see you all again soon.

12 comments:

  1. Drawings look great! also first!

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  2. dark and mythical are getting a big boost, but they'll be for money right?

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    1. It took me a moment to realize what you were talking about. Yes, I believe the current design intention is that only fire, water and plant will be the free-to-play starters.

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  3. Sweet! I'd love to see more when you can't post for ANPO, or even when you can; I love updates!

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  4. The art looks great. :) I love how you can see the character development beneath the finished work. :)

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  5. I wish I could start with the light type starter. :(

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    1. Pretty much anything but busy. Short version is, things didn't quite go as planned. But I did save the poll numbers for the starters so that I can reuse them elsewhere if applicable.

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  7. I am getting really bummed. I joined this community two years ago hoping for a roleplay adventure and tower defense game rolled into one. Here we sit now, that game having been entirely thrown aside for other projects. Is there any hope of HTD ever coming into fruition?

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    1. To be truthful (and perhaps harsh), HTD got caught in what I call "development hell". The design was so rapidly changing (or just "lost in the unknown") that assets were being rendered useless every few months. In the end, we shelved it for many different reasons, but this was probably the final nail.

      I wouldn't know if Dan is still actively working on the game design end of things. That would be something to take up with him. Though I'm sure it'll come to light again one day when our resources suit our ambitions more closely.

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    2. Fair enough. I shall stay hopeful and just use other forms of rpg to keep me at bay til then. I think Pathfinder and Guild Wars 2 will do me just fine for now. :)

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