Sunday, September 25, 2011

Maya Evolution Demonstration

A few scenes I composed in Maya for another project. They are meant to demonstrate the process of evolution through some cartoony creatures that I concocted. I'm particularly fond of the fish in the middle. Very basic, but a necessary process if I'm going to learn how to use the program properly.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Growing Up - An Experimental Text Adventure

You can download the adventure here.

You feel the sun for the first time as you burst forth into a strange new world. Years pass unevenly as if they were distorted seconds and you perceive many different scenes simultaneously. Plot and survival replace puzzles in this experimental miniature interactive fiction that focuses on identity and the long term effects of seemingly insignificant acts.

Due to complications with the file size, I couldn't actually feature the adventure on my blog, but it can be downloaded from the link above. Enjoy! The walkthrough is included because I'm told it's fairly difficult to complete. It is not a finished product by any means, but it's a draft that I'm okay with showing. Stay tuned for updates to it and the rest of my projects!
A concept image for a group project that I'm working on. It's a social media site for pet lovers, and this is a 'Pet Profile' that owners can create to share pictures of their pets with their friends and plan pet related events.   The site is not my idea, but I designed the page.

Beginnings to a Game of Questionable Significance

A simple sprite for a game that I'm currently working on.

The main character, Gloria.

And a screenshot from the game. It will be a platformer/beat em' up with retro graphics (aka I'm lazy) and an interesting gameplay twist. More to come in the future.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Level Design Example with Spore Galactic Adventures: Something in the Mist

As you passed by an uncharted planet, you received a distress signal from the surface. Upon landing, you discover a mysterious neighborhood shrouded in mist and in the middle of nowhere. It seems it is eternally Halloween here and no one seems to know who sent the distress signal... Something isn't right.

A silly Spore Halloween horror comedy created by Andrew Van Deventer. Enjoy a fun little adventure in a Halloween themed town. Go Trick or Treating, capture the moon, and run for your life. Everything was made by me with the exception of the trees in the opening walkway and the streetlights which were created by Maxis. The music also belongs to Maxis, but the program does not give the option to provide your own music. I do not own the rights to any of the candies mentioned, but I certify them to be delicious.

Here's a link to this adventure as well as my other adventure, Dinosaur Hunting, if you own Spore Galactic Adventures: