After a moderately successful career in commercial architecture, Niz has struck out on his own as a writer and illustrator, and hopes to publish some neat books in the near future. Notwithstanding his daily regiment of prose, the lad also takes time out to check on the latest games courtesy of Joystiq and Destructoid, among others, and currently gets his dose of Canabalt in HD whenever the need arises. Motion sickness has made playing FPS a nightmare, though fortunately third-person action is still okay, and a soft spot for point-and-click adventures, platformers, side-scrollers and good story-telling will, without a doubt, keep this gamer active for many, many more years to come.
Arr! The first post on any blog is bound to be fraught with thought and consideration, as to how it may be read and construed, but what the hey? This is supposed to be fun, right? Anyway, after a decent fourth place finish in a Dtoid Artisans contest, I decided to try my hand at the Telltale Games' Halloween contest, and man, was I in for a surprise! The entrants were many, the talented even more so, and I didn't make the cut. Arr! But kudos to the winners, sculpture and industrial design really isn't my forte. Nevertheless, we should all continue to push out work that we believe in, even if it's not necessarily winning material. Muah hah ha!
Here's what I put for the contest. The good thing about it is that I now have a cool framed pop-up sitting on my bookshelf. Gotta love that Guybrush Threepwood!