I'm back and have lots to say...
First of all the reason I haven't updated the blog since July is because it takes a lot of effort to write topics of interest and for the last few months I've been working on some projects to boost my portfolio.
The first of these projects is an Iphone game based on one of my student pieces that I made whilst at university. I don't own a mac and my coding is the worst the world has ever seen so my good friend Dan decided to jump on the wagon and help out. The best thing about remaking one of my old games is that I don't have to work from scratch and am able to improve the formula based on the feedback I got from the original director game.
I can't show any pictures yet as it is still too early and I fear outsiders may steal ideas or graphics. My hope is that this game will count towards my professional page on my portfolio and earning some money on the side is always nice.
It's also good to know that a lot of people who I barely know are already interested in it such as my hairdresser or people where my mother works so it might make me a million pounds after all.
The next project I'm working on is a portfolio scene made in the Unreal engine to improve my skills and demonstrate that I can create indoor scenes as well as outdoor. It's still very early in development and it looks different everyday but it's been fun so far and I've learnt a lot about post production effects such as ambient occlusion and using lightmass technology properly.
I have a long way to go before it will be complete but I believe it will really benefit me in the future.
Finally I was amazed to find out that AVGN (Angry Video Game Nerd) has recently posted that he may one day create a movie based on his character. From what he has revealed it sounds like I'll really enjoy it and I'd be truly amazed if it made it to the big screen although I somehow doubt that'll happen (sorry James). I wish him luck and hope it succeeds.
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Right, thanks for reading. I'll be sure to keep up-to-date with my portfolio progress as Naughty Dog studios said a good games designer posts his progress on a blog.