Speck to ye all!
Right, I’ll start with Dragon Tail. As it’s now complete, I’m gonna start taking the chapters down soon… well, probably when I’m done writing this. I truly doubt anyone else is going to read it.
I’ll keep on with the editing, though, and I’ve still gotta do the dreaded.. ARTWORK… (shudders)…
But right now, I frankly cannot be ARSED with the artwork. Firstly, there are WAY too many amazing games coming out next month. Secondly, the only graphics tablet I own doesn’t work with Vista, cuz Vista is a stupid operating system and tries to take control of the tablet… and I am NOT paying £80 for a stupidly overpriced ENTRY LEVEL graphics tablet, I’d rather buy the Collectors Edition of Gears of War 2 and get a gold plated Lancer Assault rifle, and STILL have £30 left over to spend on World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King and a month’s subscription to WoW. All you get with the graphics tablet is a box, a CD, a pen and a piece of plastic with some mega-simple technology in it. Ripoff. Thirdly, I SUCK at artwork. There is only ONE PIECE that I am truly proud of, which is my drawing of Sintarka. If you haven’t seen it before, here ya go:
I’ve had three other attempts at dragons, which sucked… artwork at school… which sucked (apart from the last piece, but that was so blatantly a copy of something, so I could never be proud of it) and the game cover that I did in college, which was good… but I wasn’t insanely proud of myself. Dunno why, as it was my first ever real project in Photoshop, and it scored me a Distinction, but whatever…
So, no artwork yet.
Don’t worreeee, though! I HAVE to get it done at some point.
Okay, next… the GAMES out next month!
Ooooh yes… there’s a pretty big barrage of games coming… Fable II is already out, which should be amazing… don’t fancy it, but it’s still a big game. Rock Band 2 is out soon… Gears Of War 2 is coming on the 7th, I think… on the 13th, Wrath of the Lich King comes out, which will be mayhem, cuz Blizzard’s servers will be dropping like flies… then the NEXT DAY, Guitar Hero 4 comes out, which will be INSANE, but I just can’t afford it, and I’ve decided to leave it for a few weeks before getting it. I don’t want to get left behind in the leveling rush on WoW, either, it’s absolute HELL otherwise…
That’s… all I can remember. That’s quite a lot of games that I’d want… very expensive too… let’s see, GoW2 is £50 (cuz I’m getting the Collectors Edition, cuz A: I have the GoW1 Collectors Edition and B: I want to look cool with a gold plated assault rifle.
), WoW is £17… GH4 is a very hefty £150, cuz you can’t buy a drumkit on its own, and I want the new wireless guitar and drumkit, too.
Thing is… I have two GH2 guitars… a GH3 guitar… a RB guitar, drumkit and mic… and soon I’m gonna have a GH4 guitar, drumkit and mic. HOW THE HELL AM I GONNA FIT THIS CRAP IN MY ROOM?!
But anyway, that’s £217 total… which I have EXACTLY, but my WoW subscription runs out on the 3rd, so I’m gonna lose £9. And if I have the WoW expansion and no subscription, I am GOING to kick myself.
Ah… wait. My EMA goes in on the 9th… so I will STILL have enough money to get Guitar Hero!
But I’m not gonna, I’m gonna wait till I have money first.
Right, next is ULSG!
Since Aaron posted that link of the Gladiators theme tune, I’ve been trying to find a place where it can go in ULSG. Aaron suggested a powerup where you shot those duelling sticks instead of lasers, but I have quite a few powerups now, and I don’t want to add any more in V13. Instead… I have thought of the DUEL MODE!!
Oh yes… I’ve written the format of the game somewhere… just a sec…
Aha, here we go: "In this game mode, two players face off against each other. The screen is split horizontally with the "Void Bar", and enemies fly in as usual. The difficulty increases slowly, and when a player fills his 5-part miss counter, the Void Bar moves towards that player, therefore giving them less room to maneouver, and giving their opponent more room. Destroying ships and collecting multipliers fills the Powerup Meter. When a player fills the Powerup Meter, that player gets a Powerup Canister thrown towards them, which they can pick up for an effect which hinders their opponent, such as increased spawn rate, a bar nudge, weapon overheat, reversed controls, etc. When a player runs out of health or loses too much space, they lose!
All this happens to the theme of GLADIATORS!
AWESOME ON A STICK!
I can just imagine a Duel game…
I got some more ideas too, achievement points which can be used to buy new ship colours and designs, an Xbox 360-style sign in system, and a VERY crazy creation by Aaron and I… the ADAM AND ONION SMASH!
It’s to do with Streets of Rage, so you might not get it: "An onion appears at the bottom of the screen, and AADAAAM does a diagonal OODIAR into the onion, which explodes, destroying nearby enemies. Then shards come off the onion, which causes damage to ships it hits. Then AXEL GRAND UPPAA’s AADAAAM, and there’s a HUGE explosion, in which George Bush’s face appears and then quickly disappears. TRIPLE POINTS for enemies destroyed via the onion explosion, QUADRUPLE POINTS for enemies destroyed via the onion shards, DOUBLE POINTS for enemies destroyed by AXEL or AADAAAM, and normal points for all enemies destroyed with the huge explosion.
LOL, I am so gonna try and make that.
Anyhoo… I think… that’s it.
Oh no, wait, one more thing… I completely forgot to post all the pics of my dragons on here, sowwy!
I’ll get the pics together, and I’ll make a blog entry with them all on there.
Yes, I do want to show you. I like to brag about my abnormally large collection of dragons.
Eekay, that’s all. Bye bye for now!