Reignition

Reignition

Dashkin was in “development hell” for almost a year. My own excitement and confidence in the game were dissipating. Sean couldn’t even look at it without feeling sick because it had grown larger and messier, far beyond what it was originally designed for, with many new features tacked on. The .fla was unstable, slow and ►►

The Buzzing of BiteyCastle Activity

The Buzzing of BiteyCastle Activity

Dashkin Progress * Last month, Dashkin was put on hold in an effort to continue getting those Kickstarter rewards out. Earlier this week however, we made some more progress on the game itself. I know I’m being too hard on poor old Bitey, but for some time I’ve been ►►

Season's Greetings

Season’s Greetings

oh look, here’s 2012! First I wanna say thank you for the outpouring of support and encouragement since my heart surgery. The past couple of months of recovery has not been difficult. Sure there’s been the pain of a split sternum, but I actually feel like I’ve got off very lightly, as if escaping some kind ►►

Dashkin Credits

Dashkin is coming along. When I return from my little adventure we’ll apply some finishing touches and get the beta out there for testing. In the meantime, here are our Kickstarter backer credits. If you’re one of these people, check to see that we’ve spelled you correctly. If there’s any problem, please drop us a ►►

3 Quarters

3 Quarters

The purpose of the following video was to inform my YouTube subscribers of the Dashkin Kickstarter project and answer some questions. That was 24 hours ago. The funding was sitting on 46%. Now, at the time of this writing, Dashkin is 78% funded on Kickstarter. update July 31: we have reached and exceeded our funding ►►

A Kickstart for Bitey

A Kickstart for Bitey

Since we embarked on this quest in November 2010, our BIGGEST step towards a release was taken today. Sean and I launched a Kickstarter campaign for Dashkin! If you don’t already know, Kickstarter is a site through which ordinary folks like you and I can pledge a few dollars to help fund an artistic project. It’s ►►

Dashkin Intro

Dashkin Intro

The Dashkin intro cinematic is finally here! Music by Lee Miller. Narration by Raymond Coyle.

Dashkin and Music

Dashkin and Music

There’s a good reason I haven’t updated in 2 months. Dashkin has now got a sponsor and I’ve been holding off on making the announcement until contracts are finalised. However, as these things go, we’ve been held up and I won’t be making the official announcement just yet. So rather than stay quiet until I ►►

Cinematics & Marketing

Cinematics & Marketing

Work continues on the game and today I released the another sneak peek in the form of a single frame from one in-game cinematic. In this scene Bitey studies a collectable item he picked up in the level. I’m using ToonBoom Animate Pro for the cinematics, then we’ll be embedding them as video into the ►►

Region 2

Region 2

Time for a game update, huh? March 1 was always going to be a slim deadline so the new expected finish date is some time at the end of this month. Bear in mind that we’ve been full timing this game since November 2010, so we have done a LOT of work and the game ►►

Dashkin Game

Dashkin Game

Work on the Bitey game is progressing at a decent pace. Sean and I have changed direction once or twice as we figure out ways to accomplish certain things and push limitations of Flash. One thing I’m learning is that in a game we simply cannot overload the Flash Player with insanely intricate vectors that ►►

New Brackenwood stuff

New Brackenwood stuff

As my latest contract on Dragon Age Legends winds down and before a new one starts, I want to go crazy on Brackenwood to make some ground on a few things: New Brackenwood Game Over the coming weeks you’ll see screenshots and updates on a full featured, brand new Bitey game which I’m making with ►►

Legends: we're announced!

Legends: we’re announced!

Mum, Dad.. sharpen your weapons! The official announcement from Bioware and EA2D is that Dragon Age Legends is coming to Facebook. Gamasutra posted the announcement just hours ago and 1up has revealed that by playing the DAL Facebook game, you’ll be able to unlock items in the highly anticipated Dragon Age 2 (XBox, PC) when it’s ►►

EA2D

To complement EA/Bioware’s gritty RPG epic, Dragon Age: Origins, EA2D created Dragon Age Journeys. It’s adventure role playing with turn-based combat in the fantasy genre (spells, swords, monsters, etc.) Built with Flash, it’s free and played directly in the browser. EA2D is a division of EA Games. They took Daniel Stradwick, a hugely successful indie ►►

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