Believe it or not, I was hoping to have this out a little bit before Thanksgiving, but this is what happens when a video turns out more complex than I planned for AND I get sleep. A lot of the time involved with this episode was getting to the points I needed to in order to show different parts of it. I had a lot of previous saved games for Dungeon Siege, but some were missing and some I was simply unable to get working again due to some mod dependency weirdness I guess. In any event, while this is hardly an obscure game, I consider it a real cornerstone in terms of influential games for me. It’s all laid out in the video.
Right now my plan is to have two more Game Dungeons this month, along with an extra video. I’ll also be having the monthly video chat on the 6th and post it up here afterwards (though it will be unlisted on Youtube).
This is just a quick update to announce that the next videochat will be at 10AM EST on Dec. 6th. I wanted to switch the time and day of the week to give other people a chance to join in the chat who weren’t able to join the last one. It will be on twitch again here:
Several people gave me other suggestions for a better chat format, but I haven’t had time to look it over very thoroughly. We’ll probably come up with a better system in the following months, but in the meantime, I figure any communication is better than no communication.
On another note, I was hoping to have it done already, but it will be another couple days before the next Game Dungeon is done. I’ll put it up as soon as I’m finished with it, but unlike October, the episodes definitely take longer when I also sleep. For December, I hope to have two more Game Dungeon episodes and an additional bonus video.
This episode is taking a lot longer than I thought, but I’m getting closer. My current prediction for when it will be done is sometime Dec. 3rd.
Hey everyone, a friend of mine, Tom White (of Weird Videogames), is doing a marathon gaming session for a charity fundraiser he’s involved with and asked me to show up for a few hours. The gaming marathon will be on twitch here and will start at 8PM EST on Nov. 20th, however I won’t be showing up until 2AM EST on the 21st and will stay there a few hours. He has some other guests also, one of the most impressive being Jon St. John (the voice of Duke Nukem), here is his full schedule. I could try and record my portion of this and post the results unlisted on Youtube afterwards if people were interested. Anyway, if you were one of the people who DID like Moon Gaming, here’s your chance for more, otherwise, I’ll be working on the movie and the next Game Dungeon in the meantime.
Here’s a copy of the stream below. I was unable to record the game audio. As a warning, this is mostly just us commenting on various games and isn’t as substantial as the usual videos.
Hey everyone, here are the results of the videochat for anyone who wanted to take a look at it:
There was lots of rambling, but I went over a lot of things and answered a bunch of different questions. For those that don’t want to watch all this, I don’t blame you, probably the biggest news in this was that due to such fantastic support from the fundraiser, I plan on continuing Freeman’s Mind out of respect for the viewers. Having my back the way people have this past month has made such a difference in my life that I feel like I owe it to the audience. The downside however, is I don’t want to let this push aside the movie, so I won’t even begin on it until after I’ve made significant progress on the technical end of things for the movie, specifically establishing my animation systems and having rigged character models. Even after that, progress will be slow, but hey, more Freeman’s Mind in the future!
This video is completely unedited and while I’m making this first one totally visible on the Youtube channel, for future ones, I thought I might post them unlisted, so that regular viewers aren’t spammed by them each month. They’ll still be easily accessible from the site here however. Let me know if people have suggestions for when the next monthly chat should be, I’m leaning towards December 6th, but I don’t know what time yet.
I have some information on the soon-to-be monthly video chats with everyone. For the time being, I’ll be starting the first chat on twitch.tv here:
I plan to have the first broadcast at 4pm EST on Saturday, November 14th. My plan is to give some basic updates as to what’s going on, then I’ll answer questions or discuss topics people are interested in. I’m expecting this to be a bit chaotic (I’ll have moderators, but probably not enough), but I’ll just respond to good questions / comments as I read them and address what I can. Since this is on twitch, I’ll also have a game running in a window, but it will probably just be one of my old game demos running so that I don’t have to be distracted while I’m talking.
Since it’s inevitable not everyone will be able to show up, no worries. I’ll put the stream on Youtube afterwards, plus I’ll try and cycle the time or day for the next time so that more people can show up. Anyway, I hope to start doing this once a month as a way to stay in touch with everyone. In the meantime, I hope to be working some more on the movie this week and catching up on the massive number of emails.