Monthly Archives March 2008

Update

I am currently in the Frankfurt area, doing design work on an exciting online project I can’t talk about yet. Bet you were dying to hear that… Also, I have just heard that my proposal for a talk on being a producer at GDC Paris has been accepted, so yay for that. And I am […]

Shredz64, a Guitar Hero clone for the Commodore 64

There is a part 2. Dig those chip tunes!

Today is the Day

Today is the Day. (Via Surfer Girl.)

Duel Love: Scrub That Boy!

Duel Love is a DS game from Namco Bandai. It is a dating game aimed at girls, and apparently involves wiping sweat of half-naked teenage boys. I’ve got nothing further to add. (Via Wonderland.)

All Points Bulletin’s character creation system

Here is a video of All Points Bulletin’s character creation system: It’s very sophisticated. I’ve done some work on avatar systems and there’s a metric ton’s worth of nasty little issues – mainly related to 3D overlapping. You know, hats on hair and stuff like that. Hoodies were my favorite – a coat that’s also […]

Gary Gygax has died

Gary Gygax, ‘Father of D&D,’ Dies at 69: Gary Gygax, one of the co-creators of the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, died Tuesday morning at his home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, according to Stephen Chenault, CEO of Troll Lord Games. Gygax designed the original D&D game with Dave Arneson in 1974, and went on to […]

Nice viral ad

I didn’t realize it was an ad until the end. Even if the ball is CG, it’s still cool. (Thanks, Cyberwoo!)

NCsoft plans layoffs after Tabula Rasa disappoints

NCsoft plans layoffs after Tabula Rasa disappoints. “The lesson we learned from the launch of Tabula Rasa is that sometimes it is more appropriate to take more time to have a final touch before we launch our product into the market,” [Chief Financial Officer Jaeho] Lee said. Groan. (Via Robin.)

SCi to cut 25 per cent of jobs, cancels 14 projects

Ouch. SCi to cut 25 per cent of jobs, cancels 14 projects. Production services to move from London to Montreal as part of radical restructuring The company plans to operate at a maximum head count of 800, a reduction of 25 per cent, while the board has decided to cancel 14 projects currently under way […]

An interview with Pixar storyboard artist Enrico Casarosa about Studio Ghibli

There’s an interesting interview on GhibliWorld with Pixar storyboard artist Enrico Casarosa, who worked on Ratatouille and now on the upcoming movie Up. I found in interesting to read about the differences in the storyboarding process at Pixar and at Studio Ghibli. I storyboarded on [Ratatouille] for almost 4 years. The job shortly put entails […]