Let’s go on an adventure.
A little sketch in celebration of the succesful Bee and PuppyCat Kickstarter, that has nine episodes funded, with 90 minutes to go!
I just bought a few new photoshop brushes from Frenden, recommended by fellow tumblr artist GG. I have yet to try them out properly, but they feel very promising! When I have time to do a proper illustration, I’ll make sure to test them more thoroughly.
Colours of November.
Working from home today, and around lunch I went out to get some fresh air and take some nature photos just to have something to do. I was surprised to see that there still are flowers this time of year, when the trees are bare and the nights are getting frosty.
I’m sorry I don’t have anything more interesting to show you (i.e. paintings or game-related), but school and game-making is eating my free time so I can’t paint, and the game-making is irrationally hush-hush, so there you go. I hope to be able to show you some of the stuff I’m working on soon!
Hello! This weekend was, except for Halloween, the weekend of “the biggest games expo in Scandinavia”: Gamex. I was there exhibiting the game I’m currently working on, A Story About My Uncle, though all we could show was the one-and-a-half year old demo, from when I wasn’t even on the team. If you haven’t played that demo yet, you can still download it for free at astoryaboutmyuncle.com - it’s pretty nice.
Anyway, to the point! As a consumer of video games I made sure to thoroughly scan the expo area for any promising new games. I know the expo was expensive for both consumers and companies, and that many didn’t make it, so I want to tell you about the interesting games I found!
Pavilion, by Visiontrick Media
A clever and beautiful puzzle game coming to the PS4 and Vita this spring. Brings my mind back to when I played Sword and Sworcery. Can’t wait to get my hands on this!
Tracks, by Pixelate
A game about building tracks to connect different pieces. Simple concept, but surprisingly engaging and intuitive! Plus weird music. The alpha can be purchased now for Windows and Mac.
Future Unfolding, by Spaces of Play
I didn’t try out this game so I can’t tell you what it is about, but I saw others play it and it looks absolutely amazing! The art style is gorgeous.
Shelter, by Might and Delight
Though this game has been out for a little while now, I haven’t had time to play it. I was reminded now that I really have to! I know that I will love it and that it will also break my heart.
Hohokum, by Honeyslug
This one I got to play on an actual PS4! You play as a snake-like thing flying through the air and you… well, do stuff. Adorable and hilarious.
A honorary mention also goes to Octodad: Dadliest Catch, for taking their place among the heaps of AAA titles in the PS4 booth. I am proud of them.
I’m updating my portfolio, and I thought I might post new images here as well! These are from the game project Alva, that I was a part of at the end of the spring term. So, they are not new per se, but fresh screenshots at least. I you want to know what parts of the game I made, feel free to check my portfolio! http://www.hamberg.pp.se/elin/portfolio/alva
The last of my contributions to the hidden object game “Color Quest” by Sic’em Studios! It’s a condo/apartment area bedroom. It feels a bit strange to be done with this internship and starting school again. It has been very fun and I have learnt a lot, and I look forward to seeing how this game will be when it’s done! I wish the guys at the studio the best of luck, and for me it’s onwards to new adventures!
Two more backgrounds for the Sic’em hidden object game! This is a residential area, with a backyard and a garage. It will be really interesting to see how they are all going to look full of objects later!