BANANALICIOUS!

Art, Design, My works, Programming

Apes ‘n’ Spells is here! This is the monkey related game I was already working on December.

After almost 5 months of (not at all) hard work, David, Ferran and I published a playable prototype of this killing fruits adventure. You should remember David from Mr Penguin and many other projects we have shared and Ferran is another cool work mate who just learned Unity with us for this crazy fun development.

As I said on my last post, we did this for fun and we shared a lot of laughs, but we ended wanting to add lot of stuff and development was getting no end. We decided we wanted to at least make a playable demo to show to everyone and then we would decide how we would continue.

DevHistory.png

Take a look at some of the images from the development process.

So… we recently published the demo on Google Play and even if it was still really rough (it doesn’t even have a trailer, you have to watch the how to play game on the store to understand anything), our friends liked some things of the game. Although we have a good base to continue building the game and we got some feedback, we decide to take a pause so everyone could go back to their own projects and ideas for a while before deciding if we want to continue.

 

For instance, aside from gamedev (that VR basketball game is still waiting for me) I would like to think a bit about making some small machine learning project at home. I would like to use knowledge from my job on some different field. A nice example would be style transfer CNNs, which I recently was able to run on my GPU at home.

 

chicago

Chicago skyline + Starry night typical style transfer example

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It works more or less with anything, even a picture of my face!

Furthermore,  I would like to spend some time on other projects or hobbies like drawing. I’m thinking about improving my technique so I can draw cooler things, because right now drawing cartoon monkeys is probably my limit XD
It would be nice to make some new t-shirt design with better drawings. I will have to practice a bit and not just doodle things without any reason.

simba

Even if they are cool, I have probably spent too much time on Snapchat drawings and not enough practicing with a pencil….

I hope the pause will also help with my incoming German final exams, and with my summer holidays planning.

I feel like long posts are becoming my default post length, but I feel more comfortable writing like this (maybe since I started working?). Hope you don’t mind.

Have a good spring end and even a better summer start! 😀

Town festival.

Art, My works

I just delivered my Bachelor’s Thesis so I can defend it on the 2nd of July! 😀
I will upload the report with the final version of the game once I have defended it, but before that I wanted to show you something.

Abrera’s festival is coming and there was a competition to decide the festival’s poster. I entered the competition with this:

My festival poster

My festival poster

And it won!

The poster is all over Abrera.

The poster is all over Abrera.

Just an image

Art, Design

This time I wanted to post just an image. This one:

This is the style my Pong has for now. Nice enough?

This is the style my Pong has for now. Nice enough?

PS: I added “Tales de Camelot”, a game from my High School Thesis, to my portfolio.

PS2: The Pong project was dropped because it seemed like I learned most of I wanted from it. This will let me focus on some other cool stuff.

New versions for Mr Penguin.

Art, Design, Programming

Merry christmas!

After sliding on some PCs, Mr Penguin has decided to make his appearance on some other platforms:

Web version on Kongregate – http://www.kongregate.com/games/davidbigas/mrpenguin

Android version on the Play Store – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Kurnic.MrPenguin

Android Version

Mr Penguin on my phone!

I am sorry for some little bugs there may be on the android version, but I thought it was more important to let everyone play already instead of making the wait longer just for fixing stuff that wasn’t too important. I hope you will be forgiving while trying it 😀

Mr Penguin slides to your PC!

Art, Design, Programming

As I said in my previous post, you wouldn’t have to wait much for the trailer and the first playable version of Mr Penguin. Without any further ado, here is the video:

I just want to remember this was a project for the UPC FIB Video Games subject. I worked with David (and we had some art help from Aitor again) for, more or less, a month and this was our first time using Unity. Taking all this in consideration, I am pretty satisfied with the result. 😀

If any part of the video caught your attention, please try the full game (there is only a windows version for now).

Dropbox download.

Mega download.

We also think more people will probably like this kind of casual game and will want to try it, so we will try to make some more versions. 😉

BANANA!

Art

Finally finished my second digital t-shirt design! 😀

Banana proportions.

Year 1940: Leonardo defines the Canon of Proportions with… wait what!?! A minion?!

I will submit it again to Qwertee just to see if people like it even though it is not going to print for sure…

Red or black?

This is the presentation image for the t-shirt. Cool?

BANANA!

At the end I had to decide if I put the bananas or not. I didn’t, do you think that was a good decision?

Also, working on my next game with David (http://mrbigas.wordpress.com) and its going to be a 3D one made with Unity, so look forward to it.
Just to show you something, here is my first attempt at creating something with 3DS Max for the game. Hope you laugh as much as I did when I finished the model and put the texture you can see in the image. It’s just so comically bad XD Luckily, this will be only a placeholder and a practice exercise.

Why is he angry?

Texture at the left and final result at the right.