Cool Story, Bro

Feb 24

[video]

Feb 05

Gotta practice animation at some point I guess.
This guy won’t be in our game, but I needed a break from working on level tilesets. I want to draw faces and hair and arms and legs alright? But you know, as soon as I made this I got it out of my system because well, it’s hard drawing people. :| 
I think it comes across that he’s flipping his hair, but it also kinda looks like he’s slapping himself in the face. 
And for some reason tumblr in its infinite wisdom seems to want to compress this. I guess a 64 px image is just too much for this site.

Gotta practice animation at some point I guess.

This guy won’t be in our game, but I needed a break from working on level tilesets. I want to draw faces and hair and arms and legs alright? But you know, as soon as I made this I got it out of my system because well, it’s hard drawing people. :| 

I think it comes across that he’s flipping his hair, but it also kinda looks like he’s slapping himself in the face. 

And for some reason tumblr in its infinite wisdom seems to want to compress this. I guess a 64 px image is just too much for this site.

Jan 30

discovergames:

masterworksinteractive:

Someone has set up a #candy themed gamejam to protest King’s trademark actions. Y’all should join! Click on the picture or here to visit the site!

Ha, this is hilarious. If you don’t know what’s going on with the copyright claim in question, hit this link to get the scoop.

They’ve had six new entries in the last twelve hours. Brilliant.

discovergames:

masterworksinteractive:

Someone has set up a #candy themed gamejam to protest King’s trademark actions. Y’all should join! Click on the picture or here to visit the site!

Ha, this is hilarious. If you don’t know what’s going on with the copyright claim in question, hit this link to get the scoop.

They’ve had six new entries in the last twelve hours. Brilliant.

King and the Candy Saga

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http://about.king.com/about/our-approach-to-ip

It’s been a week now, and I guess it’s time to weigh in on the whole Saga debate. If you don’t know what’s going on there are plenty of articles covering the recent events, but the gist is King, creator of the famous casual game Candy Crush Saga wants rights to the words “candy” as well as “saga” and has already been awarded rights in Europe. The whole thing blew up when they pursued action against indie team, Stoic, over their title The Banner Saga. In addition, a former third party developer came forward about being instructed to clone someone else’s IP for King. Meanwhile, King apologizes, panders to the game dev community and continues to aggressively pursue trademarks that most people consider ridiculous.

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Jan 29

Bob and I have been playing a lot of Starbound lately (actually I think John and Steve have been too). Here’s a view of Bob’s ship, which we’ve filled with chests and food and crafting equipment and a few decorations. We’re standing in front of the ship locker rocking out with our clarinet and keytar. I feel like we decorate like crazy people. It’s a pretty sweet game and it’s been fun checking out the changes every update. A few years ago Minecraft  was mah jam, so it stands to reason that Starbound definitely suits all my building/collecting/obsessively-managing-inventory needs.

Bob and I have been playing a lot of Starbound lately (actually I think John and Steve have been too). Here’s a view of Bob’s ship, which we’ve filled with chests and food and crafting equipment and a few decorations. We’re standing in front of the ship locker rocking out with our clarinet and keytar. I feel like we decorate like crazy people. It’s a pretty sweet game and it’s been fun checking out the changes every update. A few years ago Minecraft  was mah jam, so it stands to reason that Starbound definitely suits all my building/collecting/obsessively-managing-inventory needs.

Jan 26

more yellow than ever before

Our tumblr theme update is coming along. I think I’ve logged maybe twelve hours working on this thing from scratch. Hopefully the direction I’m going here is at least somewhat visually appealing… and not just blinding.

Jan 24

Well…

I was feeling inspired today and decided to freshen up the look of our blog. Actually, make that ATTEMPTED to freshen it up. 

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Nov 26

It’s nearly Thanksgiving. Holidays are approaching, which means there’s a mad rush to the end of December and then a sudden drop in energy once January hits. It means a lot of stuff going on in our lives, and in turn it affects what we’re up to with CSB.

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