Back once again, and within the same year as my last post! Let me know if you think this is too much and I’ll slow down.
So, what has been happening? Well, I made good on my previous post – I now have a YouTube channel! Links to my Let’s Play videos are over to the right of the screen, where it is automatically set to play via video playlists for each game. I thought it was quite snazzy, personally.
I’ve also begun (very recently) designing t-shirts! Or “tee shirts”, if you prefer. So far, I have a few, with a more detailed design currently in the works. It’s basically fan-art, but then gamer tees usually are, right? So, briefly, let me tell you a little bit about the designs.
This first design is one of my more recent posts, and is based on the Demon Samurai borg from the Gotcha Force series for the Gamecube. It’s a half-face shadow kind of thing. I was pretty happy with it, but there is a new Demon Samurai image in the works. What can I say? He’s a pretty photogenic character.
This second design was something that popped into my head randomly – I love Nidoking from the Pokémon series(s(s)). I wanted to do a design for him, and was originally thinking of “king”, so I was going to draw him with a long beard and a crown. Then I thought Elvis, and actually started to put him together in the white suit (this might still be in the works, let me know what you think). And then Duke Nukem happened. BOOM! Decision made.
Last up is the Flame design tee, from Azure Dreams. I love this guy, he just looks so badass! I was very pleased with the fire effect, too. He too a surprisingly large amount of work for a simplistic look!
As always it’s time to break the fourth wall a little bit here, let you all in behind the scenes – each of my designs has been put together in a free version of Word (OpenOffice software, actually). They are comprised of autoshapes. Why? Because I can bend and twist them to my will (which sounds pretty terrifying until you remember what it is I’m doing). I’ve been dabbling with autoshapes, and now shapes in general with the 3D modeling, for the past 14 years – this is half of my life right now, and soon to become a larger fraction of my existence as time goes by. I have experience, basically. I use free software all the time, because I have so many projects and have so little funding. Winding up for the sales pitch…
…So if you like my projects, and you think one (or more) of my designs is cool, throw some money at it. It really does help pay off the new PC, recording software, site fees and everything else, and helps fund projects! I have set up a donate function on the site, but I’d rather people got something for their money if they want to help support me.
Enough of the pitch, on to the next topic.
I’ve been busy recently trying to keep up with posting of videos on YouTube, along with everything else I’m doing, to the point where Scrap Metal TCG has taken a backseat for a while. There haven’t been any posts for a little while (sorry), and won’t be until the end of this month. At this stage, the game requires testing and balancing, and that requires time (remember, buying t-shirts and helping support me could eventually give me enough free time to do this full time!). So, I’ll be posting, but there aren’t too many more parts for what I’m referring to as Series 1. There will be more series, depending on the success of the game, but once completed I need to find out about distribution and such… My idea? Get the game finished and THEN worry about selling it.
I’ve also a new project in mind that (as always) requires time. It’s difficult to describe, but right now it’s Monopoly meets zombie apocalypse. It’s a pretty simple game, but I’m going to throw in my usual oddities with any project.
Anyway, that’s going to be about all for this post, boys and girls. If you want to view the tees (and the rest of my designs), feel free to click on the Shop link in the menu.
– Odd (MN)