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iPhone Project


Hi there,

I thought that I’ll write more about the iPhone project. I hope to create a retro game for the iPhone. I hope to follow the SNES or higher era as I still get a good kick when I play those games. I played my SNES games recently and I still enjoy them.

I really do hope that I could produce this game and launch it on the App Store. This will be a good time to learn programming from scratch as well as learn pixel art.

Before the year of last year (December 2011). I decided to make a plan on the list of things that I needed to do in order to complete this game. I have done the planning stage of it and I hope to execute the plan well. It’s going to be a long, difficult and challenging task to do but I’m going to do it anyway.

I only just realized my dreams sometime in 2011 and I rediscovered them.

At the moment, it’s just me working on this project. I don’t mind too much. I just hope that I could make this game before the iPhone goes out of fashion.

I’m very passionate about pixel and 2D gaming as it still gives me a good time when I play them. I recently did some tutorials in making pixel images and I really enjoyed it. I better keep on going with this thing.

I was hoping to produce some more artwork since I’m not taking any more courses at the present moment.

I have decided on the subject matter and device that I’m targeting for.

Now I need to get the story done along with the character designs, choose the engine and the game mechanics before everything else begins.

With the game engine. I have to decide between Cocos2D or Unity 3D.

Cocos2D is free but I have to practice a lot of code

Unity 3D is expensive. It costs $400 for iPhone engine and then $55 for the 2D Toolkit. I don’t need to know as much coding as most of it is pretty much done for me. It’ll cost about £300 ($455) as I’m from the UK (currency rate can change at any point)

Anyways, that’s up to you if you want to vote. I would love to hear your feedback (you don’t need to leave your name if you don’t want to. It’s fine 😉

I bought some retro pixel iPhone Games and I really enjoy them. I hope to create my own one and upload it to the App Store. I’m officially an Apple Developer since December 2011 and I hope to create this game. I hope that I could make a good game and people will enjoy it and have fun. If I could get it done by the end of the year, that’ll be awesome!

Alright, I better go to sleep as it’s nearly 1 o’clock in the evening (if WordPress said it an hour earlier, then it needs a clock change).

See you soon.

Many thanks

Darshan

Hello


Hi there.

It’s been a long time since I posted anything on WordPress. So I’ll update you. BE WARNED: it’s going to be a relatively long post.

Basically, I have been doing 2 courses during September and December last year, hence I didn’t have time to update my blog.  Sorry about that.

I have been doing a Hand Drawn Animation for Beginners at Central St Martins (I really enjoyed it even though it was tough) and an on-line course CGMW Environmental Sketching (It was tough but I got through in the end).

Here’s my first Lip Sync Animation that I did on the course. I have uploaded it on YouTube. Please tell me what you think (Please note that it’s very short).

My first Lip Sync

I have been working on my iPhone project (which will be the next post) in the planning stages.

I have been following a couple of blogs via WordPress and I’m really pleased to be following these groups and they allowed me to follow them (thank you very much).

I hope that this year will be a productive year for me.

 

I hope to achieve 2 dreams of mine (not this year):

Childhood: Work for Disney for a feature length hand drawn, animated film.

Teenager: Produce a 2D Pixel Platform or work for a Japanese game company (but I must learn Japanese in order live and work there. So that is out)

 

I hope to get started on the teenage dream by creating an iPhone game. That is the plan for this year for the most part. More details in the next post.

The childhood dream will have to wait until I practice animation via hand drawn and Flash.

 

I might do some paintings but I don’t know yet as life is too unpredictable at the moment. I’ll see what I can do for now. I’ll also produce some Concept Art work as well along the way.

 

Anyways, that’s all for this post for now. Thanks for reading this long post.

 

Many thanks

Darshan