Thursday, July 13, 2017

Office "Ink"

I have been experimenting with some newer brushes available for Clip Studio Paint, to create some conceptual illustrations of some design ideas. I've come to really like the look of blue ink and digital watercolor. When placed on a scanned page of grid paper, it can look convincingly "realistic".

I would prefer not to use my usual vector-like art style shown on the right.

Above is a concept I painted in a few hours, partially inspired by Sim Tower from the 90s. I made things pop with white outlines and air brush, like cutouts of paper shadowing on top. If I were to attempt all this in my vector style with full colors, or even some semi realistic style, then it would probably take days of arduous effort and still I would not be satisfied. Sure, this monochromatic blue style lacks contrast, but it gains contrast when compared side-by-side to the other games in the app stores that have super vibrant colors.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Gassy Goat - Gameplay Trailer!

Well, I have dusted off the nearly finished project of Gassy Goat! This is a game that I put off from completing about a year ago. Honestly, I really did not want to finish it a year ago - I was so tired of playtesting it; beating it from start to finish was just arduous. Now after time has passed, I can see it as a newcomer, where some features are better or worse than I recalled. It is bittersweet.

Here is a trailer gameplay video I made last night:

"Hey, this is actually kind of fun" I thought to myself while perpetuating the goat into the air while grappling onto birds and other animals. Likely this game will do quite well for the casual gaming audience. There is very little text so localization into other languages is unnecessary.

In other words, the game is now complete, so that's a bit of weight off my shoulders.