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10:31 AM on 12.17.2012

My year

This Year I became the single Sound Guy so instead of making a boring blog of nothing..... i decied to make a Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/dramathug

and here are pictures of stuff in class and us in the studio recording music............   read


8:30 AM on 10.22.2012

Im Back....

Hello Friends and Fans, Its been a very long time since i decided to bless you guys with any info about me and my company. There is alot to say but really not up for the challenge today, Sorry but I've been going threw alot lately family wise and just aint up for explaining everything, So with all that said here we go.

Second year of class started in Aug. 2012 and I must admit i'm very excited about being back with my boys. We shelved Obscure Whirl for now. I was upset about this but I must move on. Anyway we have decided to start a new fresh IP Code Name - 36 Chambers. I'm sure your first thought was Wu-Tang as mine was also but no no no. We are making a side scroller ninja platformer.

Let's See how this goes.


The Next week I met my new team or should i say my Old/New team. This semester we join forces with the team we beat. At first thought i was not interested in joining a losing team, but after meeting them and getting to know them I very excited to see what they have to offer. Brief introduction were made and now all the pleasentries are behind us, We are focus and ready. Working on Bio's and more for the Company.

Today i was late wooohoo and was demoted from Sound Lead to protege, With all my music experience I have to say I'm a bit hurt but ill manage. My boy Karryeon taking on the load. Hope this all work out.

Today My Boy Karryeon Left the program so I'm all alone there's nobody beside me - in my donkey voice (shrek) But i have been scrambling to get the sound up to par. After many many hours to catch up i believe i have some very cool sounds for are game. must pass them on to mike and see what he thinks. But hey i got my job back now time to show everyone why i deserve to be the Lead.....   read


1:19 AM on 05.16.2012

Full Update

Week 2

Hello everyone, this is my 1st blog about taking Computer Simulation and Gaming at MATC. Vicom 110 this is my first day here and I was put in a group of about 14 guys. Some seem strange but i

work great with others, so lets see how this goes. We get into the business aspects of starting up our own studio, and in the second week, we began getting into the what our "studio" Obscure Fish

would be about. We made up a mission statement as well as choose a professional studio to emulate.
(VALVE) I suggested Bungie and Infinity Ward studios was suggested by one of my classmates, but as a group we decided on Valve, due to their relationship with their community and their desire to

have no bosses.

I Choose to start writing a Company History page starting with the creation of the Company name and we are going to vote on the logo next week.
My first concept of the logo


Final Version voted on by group and simplified by Jason



Week 3
In our 3rd week of class we assigned/volunteered for business positions in our Obscure Fish Studios, so I was able to become the Co-COO, which seems to be a position primarily responsible for

writing some forms as well as yelling at people for not showing at at meetings. I am also the CMO head of Marketing which I'm excited about seeing i do a lil marketing for my music company Loot

Me Ent. I don't enjoy the yelling at people but i do enjoy making sure we get the Job Done. As far as writing forms, I got to take the co-lead writing a 18 page or so Policy and Procedures Manual

with the COO, Steven. We got about half way through before we thought to ask other people to help. Thanks to Paul for help with the financial section, and Jason for help with the Parking section.

I would like to say that it is an interesting read, I can't believe the research that goes into this thing..... But it's worth it

Week 4
For our 4th week of our 110 class we began the voting of what type of "business" ours would be for our class. Most of the people in our group, including myself, voted to form a LLC as opposed to

a C-Corp or a S-Corp. I voted to form an LLC as we could choose to be billed as either a C-Corp or as a S-Corp. We then discussed and voted on which platform, iOS or Android, we would develop

our game for. We decided it would be best to develop for Android, as it was cheaper and would be easier to port to other systems. After this we discussed three game options that we could make.

The option we discussed the most was a horse racing game that i brought to the table and eveyone seem pretty excited. the game is where you could create a virtual stable and train your horses

between races with other peoples virtual horses. I really believe a game like this would be pretty awesome and hasnt been made.... time will tell. The other games were about drawing and the other

about a tilting game

Week 5
In our fifth week of 110, we finally decided on a game type. We decided to develop a mobile platformer that uses the accelerometer of the phone to tell when you tilt it as well as the ability to draw

new platforms. I really didnt liked this idea over our horse racing game idea from last week. But, everyone liked this new idea better except for one me and Chris B, who we all voted to make the

product owner. The product owner being the person in charge of everything. So go figure. I joined the Sound Dev. group, who have to come up with some creative background music for next few

weeks. me and Karyeon. I have to do some more research on game sounds and see what Me and mny new Sound Team can come up with. I also have been doing most of the foot work in
researching everything for the group. Reminder to self, find someone in the group to help with research responsibilities
Some of my research




Week 6
Every Since I been Given Lead Music Dev. My co parnter keeps bugging me for more Sounds.... HOw Many sounds are there out there, LOL. ANYWAY, after many bing serches I came across a few
thounsand more sounds and have given them to him, hopefully that will keep him busy. I have created a few sounds for the game already, I have created menu music, forrest levels, bounce, roll,

and death sounds. I havnt learn how to upload them to grop box but I can still let me group hear them

Week 7
HAve been really just researching alot of sounds lately, came up with a few new things but nothing concrete. Very excited my wife is getting close to having my son and thats what my mind has

been on.... Very Sorry to my group

Week 8
Sorry didnt make it to class, my wife went to hospital and family first.... will keep you up to date when i get back home......

Week 9
Well as alot of you know by now music is my world and i have created a cool menu backgroud sound that im very confident in but been to busy to bring it to group, Also in class was are peer

review. Im very happy with my 4.5 seeing my group knocked me a point because i miss meeting even though i explain to them my wife is having complications with pregnacy but oh well 4.5 is ok..

Week 10
Class was interesting as we are going very hard and seem really focused on the goal. I finally got to show off my menu sound and evryone liked it..... example below
http://soundcloud.com/sweatmode/start-menu
Week 11
I got a few things done and Chris B. made a demo of the game to show our colleges and teacher...... Also the box art is finalized and im glad they took my idea and made the hamster on the box art back.

I added a few more sounds to Dropbox now that i know how to use it, and I got Photoshop CS5.5 today must learn it.....
here's something i made nothing fancy but took me a long ass time.... lol


Here is the Demo Vid
http://youtu.be/pi_Mnt2GhcA

Week 12
Absolutely nothing family time......

Week 13 off.....

Week 14
Back at school and Everyone seems happy to be back and we started working on Poker Planning, which i have to admit i F'N Hate it.... Really dont understand it at all, but i do like the sprint planning just need to get use to it but can see how useful it can be. Chris b updated the Demo again and added my menu song which made me very proud. IT gets a lil Annoying because i have heard it for hours....

Week 15
Best Week of my life..... My wife gave birth to a 6lb 04oz baby boy..... Im so friggin happy. He is healthy and my life has officially changed for the better .


Week 16
Back in class but very tired new born dosent let you sleep much but the final demo build is awesome
http://youtu.be/rPpBX6WQFsU
We also did another peer review and i got a 4 down from a 4.5 because of attendance again.... Oh well my son is my life and worth the .5 drop


we also went to portfolio night and came out to show support to my team


Week 17
Today we have to present these blogs which i hate doing and the reason I did this entire blog but yesterday we presented our product and Team to the Gener8tor Program and I must say I beleive we did a Helluva Job. Everyone was very proffesional and I believe we all have what it takes to succeed

In Class we showed off our game and went head to head with our other classmates game Pup of Sirius and I must admit they shocked me and came up with a nice product. There presentation was pretty cool but in the end Obscure Fish won. Im proud of my team and now we can concentrate on making great games........


FUN FIRST   read


8:00 AM on 05.09.2012

Massive update

Hmmmm... Well were do i start, Its been a very long time since i wrote a blog. Do i remember how this works. Well here we go..... Today is 5/09/12 and for starters its raining outside. I get no sleep due to being blessed over the past few weeks with a baby BOy....... Hooray,
Yes 5/03/2012 i was blessed with my son Tristin 6lbs 04 oz. 20 1/2 inches long. I can't explain the emotions that come with this experience but it was F'ing awesome. He is healthy and driving his dad crazy.


Let's go back to the beginning, I have collected over 8000 new sounds for my music program. I 've been hard at work coming up with original sounds and music for my company game "Orbscure Whirl"
For those who don't know what that is, It's a awesome new mobile game full of new innovative features featuring Smiley the Hamster. (you can learn more about the game @ www.Obscurefish.com

I have created the main menu music, the bounce sounds, a few enemy sounds and world backgrounds
Hours of research about music and how it effects the gameplay has been very influentual and helpful
ex. http://www.gamessound.com/links.htm
http://soundstudiesblog.com/2010/09/08/the-role-of-sound-in-video-games-pong-limbo-and-interactivity/
http://designingsound.org/2011/03/the-school-of-video-game-audio-online-education-by-game-audio-professionals/

Just a few sites of some of the research. My team has come up with a bunch cool features and this new Pokerplanning actually works. We learn threw trial and error but it shows us how to dedicate our time better. Skype meetings go very well. and my entire teams have been very understanding of my crazy schedule. Since the birth of my son I have not had much time but i still find time to get some sound creating in and also make my meetings.

I really enjoy writtings my blog like this.... with all the mistakes and urban writting to see the comments below.

Today in class we do presentation of our game which i am very confident in. We have put in great time and effort into this game. Will keep you posted.   read


8:01 AM on 03.21.2012

nothing......

Today is my quick reveiw of what i have been doing lately....

well i have finish a few sounds for my upcoming game Orbscure Whirl....
I gave major input on the naming of the game.
I have created the how to play content... Help with content on the gameplay and story.......
Contributed to wiki with sounds, and do much of the research work.
Working on Marketing research and learning agile.
Learning unity slowly but surely.......

Music is going well......   read


2:19 PM on 03.05.2012

quick update

hello world long time no speak.....

Well for starters my new job at harley davidson is kicking my butt..... oh didnt mention it before well yes i have a new job ..... thank you thank you ....

anyway as far as my life its been going well.... child is almost here.... i cant wait....

as far as schooling
I finally learned how to use fruity loops and been creating alot of sounds for our new game that i cant talk about..... but i been researching sounds and playing retro games to learn sounds and techniques to help me....

I tried to put together a survey to no avail.... will try harder after more research....

I got a bunch of new sounds to make more beats and sounds for the game i cant talk about....   read


9:32 AM on 02.19.2012

quick catch up

Good morning World..... it's sunday and im up because i couldnt get any sleep.... Last night i turned on unity and been trying stuff out....It's driving me crazy not understanding this program..... Guess i will talk to my class mates about again... Been researching like crazy cant wait to bring in the info i collected. My week was pretty smooth, researched mobile gaming industry daily, played with unity, brought a new xbox 360 with a free copy of UFC 3.... and spent time with my pregnant wife..... 3 more months baby..... well today i have a few test then bacl to unity and also figuring out the best website host availible   read


8:19 AM on 02.14.2012

Alot to do Not enough time....

Hello world.... yes im back but this time i've been a bussy body.
I must admit I knew juggling my new career venture and my rap career would be hard but Dam...
Well i havnt been able to much school work due to a tight tour schedule and Im pissed because i feel im letting my team and company down. What should i do? Well for the past week and a half i have been to many small cities doing my rap thing and hey it pays the bills.... Greenbay, Wausau, appleton, rockford, steven's Point We Love you... Loot Me Musik had a ball in your cities...

Now back to my career.... I really need help learning this Unity Engine or any engine.... i know some people catch things on but im a hands on person and could really use some help.... Somehting i need to bring up in class..... Also this research thing is pretty tedious, But i got alot done as i reveiwed and verified a few things for Obscure Fish.... I also am in process of getting a web page started as well as get some promo adds done......

So sometime i feel like mary j blidge and really need another hour and another day 25/8

So much to do not enough time...... AHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.......   read


8:10 AM on 02.08.2012

Today starting off well

Today 2/8/2012 has started off pretty well.... my prego wife woke me up to delicious breakfast, and i got a new job offer... thank the lord... Up and off to my great VICOM class with my great Obscure Fish Studios buddies.............

More to come later.....   read


6:53 PM on 02.02.2012

my day

Today I went to MATC to use Computer lab to search on a few things and get some research done for our policy and Procedures manual.

I finish the Policy and procedures manual after tons of searching the internet.... I believe it is as close to perfect as it can be with my limited experience.

Joined Skype Conference @ 6:28 p.m. with others from my VICOM class and discuss what we done.....   read





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