It's been forever since I've posted a news update on here, and it feels sort of bizarre to see what I've accomplished from the last to-do list, what's been dropped, what's still in progress, what's shifted dates... here's a look at what I've got in mind!
- Heart Sick: There's an urban myth that your heart stops beating for a split-second after you sneeze...what would this mean for a vampire whose heart hasn't beat for hundreds of years? This is a short children's book that I completed for a course in mid-2015, but have wanted to find the time to touch it up ever since. That time is now, and I aim to release it on Amazon's Kindle service for free this October, and I'll be uploading it here to NG as well.
- Black and Blue Friday: Still been chipping away at this game revolving around the only legal bloodsport in America. I've learned a ton about coding and Unity over the past few months, and FishtailGames and I are in a good place to be able to release this once Black Friday 2017 rolls around. It'll be released as an infinite runner with Newgrounds high scores (and potentially medals!) enabled, and if the reception is strong enough, I'll try to get out an update including a brief story mode sometime around Christmas!
- LDAF identity: Want to save this for 2018 because I'm aiming to establish a more consistant style, both visually and thematically. I'm using some of the surreal, symbolic pieces I've worked on this year as a starting point, and spending some time strengthening my core skills, creating my own PS brushes, creating a color palette, getting a stronger understanding of my own influences, updating old icons and my logo, the works. I got some really thorough critiques from folks about those pieces, and want to learn the necessary lessons before moving ahead. Heart Sick and Black and Blue Friday don't fit in with this surreal style, so I'm getting them out the door before comitting myself to spending some time working on things consistantly, rather than having a gallery that looks like it's having an identity crisis.
- Unrest: A surreal narrative about discomfort with the seemingly-endless violence that's so easy to see going on in the world today. Still aiming for a 2018 release on this, but with some priorities at school changing, might not make it. I'll see what I can do!