Friday, June 24, 2011

New tricks

Finally I'm learning PHP and MySQL. At the same time, I'm spending more time learning Softimage's ICE node language which is pretty awesome in itself. I'm learning the latter because it's so open for creating effects, rigs, modelling, dynamics - and meshing it altogether - creating crowd simulations among many other things. Awesome stuff!
But that's for pre-rendered work; film, tv, not so much games. The PHP and MySql is to further development for Facebook games, of all things.

The other focus on the learning binge, is Unity3D (using Boo, since I'm a Python fan). Multimedia Fusion 2 Dev was used for the first Lylian title, and is being used for a current flash Game. Unity3D is the new Pixelpickle tool of choice because, the next Lylian title is 3D!

This is a vdeo of Lagoa, an ICE extension that's in Softimage. It's a little dated, but still cool.

I'm taking a little more time out from game development whilst learning all this - R&D - while I take on some more contracts, that help pay the bills. Hoping to come back with new skills before continuing on with the games.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Car Modelling

A few late nights and a couple of weekends over the past few weeks have been spent modelling a car. A 1984 Holden Commodore VL. The deadline to get it done wasn't short, but I could easily spend another week adding more detail and cleaning it up. Overall I'm happy with it and hope the client will be too.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Indie games 6 pack

I back home now (yay) after working interstate for the past three months. It was a lot of fun but glad to be back to get stuck into All things Pixelpickle. There's a heap stack to do!

Lylian Episode One: Paranoid Friendship, is part of an Indie game pack with five other games. The "Indie Games Summer Six Pack"! You can grab 6 great indie games for $10. Or $5 if you share the Facebook page (sometimes you just need to work a little).
There's a few tweaks happening with it over the weekend before the official release. And you've got around 14 days to grab a pack for yourself, and all those people you love.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Frozen Synapse released

Pixelpickle Games was contracted by Mode7 to create the animation for their units in Frozen Synapse. Now it's been released and available for purchase on Steam.
It's a great game and I congratulate them for their successful release!
The website: