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it's been a while (art update)

Busy with work, life, and the silly ideas in my head, and what happens? I start to neglect this adorable, little blog. I'm here to repent. Starting with a quick art: I've missed so many PS3 games during this hiatus that I don't where to ...

 
 
 

you complete me (a game idea)

Last month's game design challenge from GameCareerGuide.com was all about the iPad, and they were asking for ideas that would make a great game for the device. I wasn't even planning to join the iPad hype-train, but while doodling about dur...

 
 
 

when it rains... (art update)

I haven't had the courage to take another dive into the crazy-ass Philadelphia-ish world of Heavy Rain, mostly because I was barely impressed with how everything turned out in the end (especially with that guy), but partly because the chara...

 
 
 
 

GGJ'10: FTW

Okay, last post I promised that my Global Game Jam story will be concluded in the succeeding post, but due to a very interesting development, I'll keep the 2nd part on hold for now. Why, you ask? Because our entry, Crease, won both the J...

 
 
 

Global Game Jam: The first night

It's been an interesting night. Arrived late at the venue, and I missed all the talks from some of the master developers. I was so late, in fact, that a friend only texted me the theme (which I cannot reveal for time-zone reasons). When I a...

 
 
 

gamejammer

Tomorrow is a big day for me: my first Global Game Jam weekend and also the first time I'm gonna develop a game not issued by the company I work for. Ah, the scary taste of independent game development... Wish us luck! I'll post pictures...

 
 
 

GTA noob (plus art)

So I just started playing GTA IV -- my first GTA actually -- and 5 hours in, I'm still playing that darn thing. Good memories of Driver 2 came flooding back -- car crashes and all -- and they never get old. Anyway, this momentous event dese...

 
 
 

tough call (better late than never edition)

I remember a friend asking everyone on Facebook which of the 2 high-def consoles he should get for the holidays. That launched a good wall-full of fanboys and girls, telling him what to buy. Eventually he bought a PS3, since we're pretty mu...

 
 
 

oh, Y0j1mb0 (the unsolicited art)

Alright, this may sound strange, but when someone commented on my last post warning me of something... I got curious, so I clicked on Y0j1mb0's profile and saw amazing pieces of his alter-ego (on his banner and sidebar) from many artists...

 
 
 
 

let's pause for a break: Typhoon Ondoy

I know this is a gaming-blog and everything in between, but I just have to post this. I've been tinkering my other blog so until it's still broken (I forgot what "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" meant). Anyway, here goes. Maybe I haven't ...

 
 
 

what's the secret, 5th Cell?

I have to admire the Scribblenauts team -- coming up with the rumored 22,000+ items is indeed a gargantuan task to complete. Hell, compared to what I did below -- roughly 50 items overall -- took me an hour to finish. It's fun, sure, but it...

 
 
 

kid and edea (random quick sketch)

because of a nasty bout of non-H1N1 flu, I have to excuse myself from actual digi-sketching for days. now that I have my strength back (thanks to an overdose of medicines) I can return to my regular weekend schedule of random fan art -- sta...

 
 
 

a little pat in the back (the prequel)

Since I've been too busy to try to even think about any new topic tonight, I'll be using my last post as a jump-off point for yet another design-related blahblah. So, a little background: in an effort to stimulate the little group simply...

 
 
 

a little pat in the back (design edition)

GameCareerGuide.com has this bi-weekly game design challenge where people from (supposedly) all walks of life can send in their game design idea, then several of those sent in will be featured. It's a good way for us 'robot' designers to st...

 
 
 
 
 

MadWorld...in color!

I gotta admire Platinum Games for doing away almost all color in MadWorld. It's just black and white (though with dash of red and yellow, too) and nothing else. It hurts the eyes at first, but by the first hour you'll be more distracted by ...

 
 
 

and the board says...

A little lighter After almost 3 months of not touching (or stepping on) the Wii Balance Board, I was again tempted to try it. You know, just to check how I did. And the latest report? I'm now around 126 lbs. Last time, I was hovering a...

 
 
 

chance encounter with the bargain bin books

Good catch I was just visiting a popular bookstore to have a couple of documents photocopied when my eyes wandered near the "Sale!" area. I saw a familiar face on one of the books and...wow, a 30-dollar book now on sale for just over 3. No...

 
 
 

damn commandos: new fan art

I've decided to make this fan art business a weekly thing for me, just to motivate myself to practice, practice, practice. This time, it's the Battlefield Heroes scene inspired by my countless encounters with those commandos. Even gunners ...

 
 
 

missing No More Heroes (plus new fan art)

I miss No More Heroes. I miss its nonsense. I miss its city. I miss the somewhat predictable boss fights. I miss its character design. I miss the cheap one-liners. I miss Travis' pad. I miss stroking that pussy(cat). I miss the uneventful d...

 
 
 

yo, beaches

Just got back from my family's annual trip to the beach. this one's taken by my cousin: and this one's by me: Summer is always fun. It keeps me sane even for just a weekend. No thinking of that wretched game design document I'm still ...

 
 
 
 

roo's evolution: the HUGE art dump

One comment in my previous post suggests that my recent fan art has been influenced by Penny Arcade. He was right on the money. I was indeed inspired by PA's iconic look and overall polish. But that's not always the case. In fact, it's a re...

 
 
 

one pea at a time: new fanart

I was supposed to dismiss Plants vs Zombies entirely but by the time I stopped, it was too late. This game, as cliche as it sounds, just wouldn't let me go. Crazy stuff. === E3 rants I don't know why Nintendo even bothered to announce ...

 
 
 

the mystery partner

While most internet discussions regarding Fumito Ueda's non-reveal of his next project is directed at his very vague description of it ("The game is similar to ICO."), I am more intrigued by his reaction to Suda51's brilliant prodding...

 
 
 

...!

That's my character in the leprechaun hat being molested in broad daylight. Stay away from that creep, Chip! Daily Mail, please take note. Crazy "unparents" out there, follow the trail of sensationalism that will ensue. ------- While ...

 
 
 

new game, new fanart, new impressions

Due to my insistence that I will only buy one game per quarter, I held off on Animal Crossing: City Folk for months (Madworld's coming next week, though, so I'll probably break the silent oath). I finally bought it last weekend and, as usua...

 
 

About garganrooone of us since 3:07 AM on 10.17.2007



garganroo is a game designer
garganroo uses this blog to post game art stuff, plus some general game topics that he stumbles upon.

PSN ID:mangnelson


 

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