Thursday, April 30, 2009

Back in Black! And Red and Orange and Yellow and Green and Blue and Purple

I brought back my old Atari Age header for a while. I know you care! I can see it in your eyes.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Spacesick Nintendo Game: New Update!

Well, here it is! As promised. Just a simple demo to show my newest updates. I implemented some enemies and the bullet feature that Tonypa shows in his awesome tutorials- but this is just temporary. I have big plans that could actually make this game fun and unique. BIG PLANS! :D

- Added an idle animation (wait a few seconds to see what he does!)
- Added enemies and game over function
- Added bullet feature (hit shift to shoot)
- Started working on some simple tiles and maps
- (edit) Just fixed that little flicker that was showing up at the bottom of the screen

"Things arrrrre happening!" :D - Liz Lemon

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Spacesick NES Game: First Music Test

Hey peeps! As potentially-embarrassing* as it may be, I put together a little sampler of some of the tunes I've been working on for my Nintendo game. I don't know how GOOD they sound, but I'm sure having a blast here in 1990. And I'm free a little later if any of you want to come hang out too! *sips Mr. Pibb and pumps up Reeboks*

I'm not a musician by any stretch of the imagination, so any thoughts or advice could really help! Thanks, guys! :D

* = Yet I feel perfectly fine mentioning the fact that I got all of this text by typing each word into the Legend of Zelda save screen and then taking screenshots. What a world!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Scroll Test for Nes Game

Holy cow! I can't believe I can move my own little Nintendo game character around already. :D Thanks again to the peeps who made the tutorials I mentioned yesterday! This is a real learning experience, and without the tutorials I'd be nowhere.

This originally had music and sound effects, but embedding the file in html makes it all lag and I don't know why. So maybe tomorrow I can show you some of the totally weak totally awesome level music I've been messing around with! omgnowai!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Basic Movement Test for NES Game

How exciting!

Firstly, a big thanks to the tile-based tutorials from Tonypa and OutsideofSociety, which I'm using here! I edited the code and programmed my own stuff into the basic platform tutorial to get the animations and directions right, and also probably made everything more complicated than it should be.

In the coming weeks, I hope to work out the bugs and greatly improve functionality, while creating a Nintendo-like platform game that's all my own! How exciting! Wait I already said that.

And a Bonus Movie too! How exciting! :D

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Making Logos is Fun, by Mitch Ansara (Spacesick Books, 1972)

Making Logos is Fun, by Mitch Ansara (Spacesick Books, 1972)

I just whipped up this silly nod to classic graphic design books (most notably this one and this reissue) because I realized I actually have money to spend on useless frivolous fun stuff like this!

I'm on a buying spree. Can any of you guys recommend some good vintage design, logo, and art books to check out? Or do you know of a good place to pick up some used copies? The older and more thumbed-through, the better! That's what she said.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Thanks for the 3.21 score at Threadless and Tee of the Day at Emptees! :D

Thanks to everyone who supported "Baron VonFunburger’s® Haunted Castle Cavalcade!" at Threadless, because it finished scoring with an awesome 3.21! And another thank you to all 102 folks who helped it get Tee of the Day at Emptees. :D I never saw THAT one coming. Now let's just hope Threadless likes it enough to print it! Woohoo!

Thanks again, guys. You are simply the best!

Wereburger Coloring Book

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Baron VonFunburger® at Emptees!

Hey guys! Just promoting my hi-larious new monster of a fast food design. You can vote for it here at Emptees (for promotion) and here at Threadless to get it printed as a tee!

Baron VonFunburger's® Haunted Castle Cavalcade - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

Thanks, fellow Baron VonFunburger® Kids Club members! :D

Saturday, April 04, 2009

It's alright, cuz I got something in the mail today!

How I've lived without this for so long is a wonder!

Full size, full color, 63 pages, and all for 3 bucks! Nice score, Preppy!

Baron VonFunburger's® Haunted Castle Cavalcade!

Hey guys! This sucker has been a long time in the making, but it's finally up for voting at! If you vote and leave a comment for it there, maybe I'll invite you to my next birthday party in the Baron VonFunburger® Party Zone!™ :D

Baron VonFunburger's® Haunted Castle Cavalcade - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

Friday, April 03, 2009

Spacesick NES Game Idea

Hey kids! I always thought it would be fun to make up my own NES game, and I'm finally getting around to it. I figure by doing just a little bit of the music, box art, instruction manual, and sprites every day for the MSCED project, something might actually come of it! Maybe even a little playable level, or whatever my limited programming skills will allow.

I whipped up this temporary title screen just to get the idea OUT there. It's not exactly NES-like, though. Back in a few days, nerds!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

"Balanced Breakfast" Directed by Chris Eliopoulos

You guys have GOT to check out this new animated short by my friend Chris Elio, with animation by Gene Goldstein and music by Michael DeForge! :D Every time I see something new from him, he's always kicking it up a notch.

Check it out in delicious Hi-Def here! And don't fill up on marshmallows.