Friday, 25 January 2013

Under the Ocean is now on Steam!

This has been a long time in the works, but Under the Ocean is now steam approved, so if you are considering purchasing an alpha, you will be happy to know that a steam key is now included in the deal (or if you previously supported us, you should have a steam key email!).  This marks my first ever game on steam, so pretty awesome news all around.  As far as updates, we have spent the few weeks of the new year doing usability updates to fix up a few of the rough edges in the game currently, next step will be kickstarting multiplayer and some of the bigger features, the time I get away from that will be spent adding rafting into the game, which is slowly chugging along in the background.  As usual, play it here:

Thursday, 10 January 2013

So how do I do pixel art?

Well, in short, I don't pixel the traditional method much anymore, since I have found a way that works quicker for me, so as a second tutorial series I thought I would cover the methods I use to make pixel art quickly, this time for Fistful of Gun, and I use the term "pixel art" loosely, most pixel purists should probably avoid this tutorial.  This builds on tutorial series one which covered concept art in Photoshop ( you can find it here ). The first part in the series I will be covering character portraits, video two will be game sprites and animating them, post below if you have anything you would like me to cover and I will include it in video three, I will post the videos here as they become available, enjoy.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

My first tutorial

So this week has been pretty crazy all round, Ludum Dare finished up and Happy Little Murder Friends scored 3rd overall, which is pretty good, and I have been hard at work at a improved version of Fistful of Gun and Rambros.... I also made a tutorial, this is one of the most common questions I have been getting lately is "how do I draw stuff in photoshop" - so here it is, we will be drawing a bit of Under the Ocean art below in a 5 part video tutorial, enjoy! (I am currently uploading the psd files, they might be some time at this rate.)