Apologies, my dear readers, for the slow updates as of late. I will be back to reviewing more video games and animated films post-haste (including a review for the worst animated movie of all time). As you may remember in a previous blog, I have been delving into the world of game development, so that I can one day make my very own game (preferably more than one. But let’s start with one). This is one of the reasons I’ve been such a slacker like George McFly as of late (that, and that little thing called “real life”).
I figured since I’m taking the time to write this, I may as well share some of the results of my studies. I still have a lot to learn in terms of coding/programming, but so far I’ve really taken to creating/animating sprites pretty quickly if I do say so myself*.
*I do say so myself
Here is my second-ever sprite.
He’s basically some kind of robot or something. He’s not-so-subtly inspired by the Duke of Zill from Felix the Cat: The Movie, along with Asgore from Undertale and the Bullies from Super Mario 64. I have no clue if he’d ever have a purpose in any game I would potentially make, but I have grown kind of fond of him.
This guy’s just a little more detailed in appearance than my first sprite, though his movement is admittedly much simpler, as he’s basically just breathing heavily (though I did try to add extra details, like steam coming out of the sides of his head when he exhales, and a sparkle on his moon-staff as he raises it up). There are some obvious inconsistencies and flaws with his animation, but practice makes perfect.
I also realize in retrospect that I totally cheated by making the character have no face. But hey, we all have to start somewhere…
I promise I won’t keep wasting precious blog space every time I animate a new sprite. But I do have to say this new creative endeavor of mine is just filling me with a good sense of fulfillment and happiness, so I just had to share something.
Well, I guess that’s all for now. I promise I’ll continue with some real content soon enough.
If you want, feel free to let me know what you think of my goofy little robot or whatever, and whether or not you want to see more such sprites/progress reports in the future or if you just want me to shut up and write reviews. Bye bye for now!