More Game Dungeon! Here’s a game I knew I would have to cover at some point. It’s a shorter episode, but it’s for a shorter game, I’m still pleased with how it came out. I want to say this episode is almost half-educational; my mind kept sparking while playing for changes or additions this game needed for better accuracy. If after watching this video, you find that it changes your life, please let me know a few years down the line.
This is just a quick update as I found out a side project I was involved with is being released tomorrow. Several months back I was asked to voice part of a commentary track for a community-made patch to Half-Life 2 giving it a graphics and bug fix overhaul. I haven’t tried any of it myself, but from what I can tell, it just seems to make everything more polished:
Link to the update
Anyway, I had no involvement with writing the commentary track, I only voiced the parts I was asked to. So even though this is Half-Life, don’t expect Freeman’s Mind-style commentary, it’s very much documentary-style. For one line, I actually remember informing the creator that Strife did some of the things he wrote about in Half-Life a few years prior. Anyway, it sounds like this will be the definitive version of the game if you want to check it out.
On another note, check back soon for more videos!
Here’s another video that I thought would be something quick to get out, but ended up ballooning into a project that took as much time as a full length Game Dungeon. In any event, I’m pretty happy with how this came out. This easily has some of the most variety of my videos; you can almost think of it as 25 tiny bite-sized Game Dungeon episodes.
This is a “top video” list, but I tried to keep it interesting throughout. I would say more, but I kind of covered all the biggest points I wanted to in the video itself. While I normally like to avoid dated videos, I felt this one was a little different since I cover so many games even if someone looks at it years from now, there’s plenty of good games listed here some might not know about, so it should still have good information for anyone who stumbles upon it. I also feel like this video kind of “exonerates” me from having to talk about new games in the future, since you couldn’t ask for more new game coverage from me than this. If you watch this, you’ll know about as much as I do.
Also this was my first attempt at using a green screen. It’s about as good as I can hope for given my equipment and setup. I actually ended up lowering the resolution of the background a little bit to closer match the picture quality of my camera. I’m still experimenting, but if I have to make another video where I’m standing in front of the camera talking about something, I’ll definitely want to do more game backgrounds like this to make it a little more interesting visually.
Anyway, I’m keeping busy, you can expect another video out this month!
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ADHD version: See the new games Ross wants to play the most!
More Game Dungeon! This is another video that took WAY longer to make than I wanted it to. Believe it or not, I was originally hoping to have this video done by late January, so that should give you an idea of how far behind I am on things. The little details in this one had a way of just taking forever to complete, day after day.
This is another game I knew I absolutely wanted to cover for the Game Dungeon. I was hoping to have more a “crowd pleaser” following the Freeman’s Mind traffic and rather than picking a super obscure game, this is one I’m sure plenty of people are familiar with.
I’m hoping to have two more videos out this month, but I doubt they’ll be as involved as this one, though I’ll try and keep everything entertaining to watch. In the meantime, there are still openings for more pixel art help if anyone is interested.
I meant to add that in addition to pixel artists, I’d also be interested in normal artists (or vector art) for more “awards” art for future episodes. I may be pickier about the art style for that however.
This is just a quick update letting people know I’m alive and busy. I was SWARMED with emails after the last video, so if you haven’t heard anything from me yet, there are still a bunch I need to go through. I’m behind on forum posts and Youtube messages also. If I could replicate myself, I could get a lot more done. We would function well as a team.
There are a lot of promising help offers regarding the movie, progress is being made on it, just slowly. Lately I’ve been prioritizing the next Game Dungeon episode. I was hoping to get it out before the end of the month, but I don’t know how realistic that is now. I think it’s going to be between 30-40 minutes total, this one has an awful lot worth talking about. After I’m done with that, expect at least one experimental video to come up and another game dungeon afterwards. If I’m lucky there will be multiple “experiment” videos for March, but I’ll just have to see what I can do. Also while I have received a few offers, there is still room for more pixel-art artists for future videos for anyone interested (though I’ll want to see an example of your work).
ADHD version: Ross is doing things.