Making a video game independently is no easy task, especially when you're trying to make the most epic side-scroller of all time! Because the offers from publishers that were made to us failed to meet our demands, we've decided to pursue the making of Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet independently.
After many months of struggle, we finally have a nice studio space, as well as all the hardware and software needed for our project. With a crew of 8 (so far) of the industry's top talents, we're forging ahead to get this game in the hands of anxious gamers by mid-2009.
I feel fortunate to have such an amazing crew working with me and I value the friendships I've made in pursuing this challenging endeavor. I'm thankful to Joe Olson (above) for planting the seed in my brain a couple of years ago. It's amazing where life takes you when you remain open to all potentialities.
Obama for President
October 21, 2008
Last week, I received my ballot for the upcoming election. This is very exciting to me as this will be the first time ever that I get to vote in a federal election. You see, even though I've been living in the USA for nearly 20 years, I only became a citizen a couple of years ago.
For the past months, I've been paying quite a bit of attention to the race. I've watched all the debates, listened to many interviews and educated myself to make sure I'd make the best possible choice. My decision is made and there's no doubt in my mind that it's the right one.
On a side note, I'd like to say that I am completely disgusted by the latest tactics of the republican party to try and smear Obama's reputation by linking him to terrorists and avoid talking about the issues. If they wanted to win new converts, they've failed miserably as far as I'm concerned. I'll be glad to cast my vote for Obama and I encourage all my American friends to do the same.
October 10, 2008
I recently did a short interview with Vancouver Animation's Mario Pochat. Click here to read.
October 5, 2008
These past few weeks, I've been working hard on the tutorial level of our game, "Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet". I'm really excited about it! I wish I could share some of the new artwork but we've made the decision to keep everything under wraps for the time being, so you'll all have to be patient.
While working on the game, I try to fit in some nuggets of time to work on the next chapter of "The Saga of Rex" which will be published next summer in "Flight: Volume 6". So far it's coming along quite nicely. Here's a tiny peek: