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So I haven't updated in about four months. Three months? Something like that. Either way.

Game development is a tricky bitch, especially if you're entering into a medium relatively unexplored by yourself. Sprite animation is both more and less difficult than you might think. It's trickier in different ways. Unlike actual drawing, it's harder to get a good looking "sketch," but a final product is far easier to accomplish.

I've been running on a weekly schedule, cranking out a few assets at my own pace. It's been fairly slow-going, but we've just reached Alpha, and we're rapidly approaching Beta. By this point, I just need to get in the last missing assets, then polish absolutely everything I've done, effectively doing everything twice. Luckily, doing it once makes it easier the second time around.

I'll upload some of the results later on, once the game nears its completed demo state. Hopefully we can finish this beyond schooltime and upload it to XBLA or something. It's built in XNA, so there will at least be a PC release. With this done, I'll be gunning for a project of my own that I've had my eye on. Hopefully that one will be easier.

No work to upload outside of that. At least, nothing I'm willing to show. I'm beginning to make the move to a new account. By summer, I'll be getting started on a daily strip done traditionally on bristol, and hopefully a comic project I've had in mind for a few months now, something that would update at least twice a week. If I didn't get so attached and protective over my works so easily, and so scared that I would fuck it up and then end up quitting the idea altogether, I would have had a regular series posted about two or three years ago. So it goes.

Here's to hoping and praying. Each year I get a little better.

-Z

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:iconmreviver:
mreviver Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Since you no longer use this account, I will remove it from the list of people who watch me. I hope you won't mind. Thank you!
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syrupp Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
LOL team gaga. haha.
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xBORNx Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
nice gallery mate
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zakukun Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
Thanks very much.
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lily-day Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Student
Hey. this person wrote something about you in their blog.. CLICK HERE
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Dancing-Naked Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009   General Artist
special boy is special
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zakukun Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
I'm on to you.
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Dancing-Naked Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009   General Artist
I just wanted to take you to a show!
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zakukun Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
Oh, I'm so sure! It starts out innocently enough, but then comes the roofie colada, and I'm stomach-first in a bathtub full of ice, I'm minus several key organs.
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
Thanks so much for watching! ;D
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