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3 weeks after the Penny Arcade Expo (it's a gaming convention), I finally stopped wasting enough time to get around to finishing my report!

There it is. Read it, and press [SHIFT] to turn off the squiggling if it bothers your eyes.

This time I'm not going to provide a page-by-page commentary, because that turns out to be quite an unfriendly task for the reader. This time I will assume you've finished reading the flipbook and then talk about things I didn't address!

This was a hard one to write about. Not that nothing happened - there was much experienced! But it was kind of a sad trip for me, to step back and look at the industry all gathered up and see so much of the same thing (at least on a superficial level).

I could keep complaining, but I don't think it helps anyone and I don't even know what it is I really want in my games. All I know is that it wasn't there, and that I was disinterested and sad. And then I ate crab mac & cheese and felt better.

But there was some hope on the floor, too!

From Moonspider Studios there is Harold, a game where you help cheat a loser to victory? But that's not why I'm interested; apparently all that animation is done in 3D! Generally I side with 2D in the 2D vs 3D battle, but I'm all for tech that gives 3D more 2D-like options, so I'm rooting for these guys!

Then there's Capybara Games' Super Time Force, which I am sad that I will not be able to play because I do not have an XBOX. But they do have an animated short on their site that shows some nice humor, and as for the game itself: it felt like a solid platformer, and doesn't abuse the use of "retro graphics" (which is sometimes a synonym for "I can't art").

Last plug: Pixelscopic's Delver's Drop. Unfortunately I can't find any game footage of it, and it was an extremely early build (it only had 2 months (or was it weeks?) of development on it), but it looked promising when I played it ("classic Zelda on ice" is the best way I can describe it). I'm going to be keeping a close eye on this one.

I'm starting to feel like I'm running out of things to say that I haven't already said in previous reports. I don't know how much longer I'll make these - I may try exploring other options (like illustrating a journal?) next time I go to a convention.

Well, until next time!

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scorpianah Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Lol "we killed and ate them their bones are in here lets go." that's something I would say to shut him up😜
Makoto-4-13 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Hey! It's Minato! Wait, so you actually got (fake) shot by a Minato Cosplayer? Lucky. All I can think of now is that Hiimdaisy comic.
imran102 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You got shot through an evoker. Do you have a Persona now?

<JohnSu has obtained the strength required to face one's true self. He has acquired the Persona DISCO NINJA FROG!>
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Jojococomo3 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
that "blood or feces" remark wasn't by chance an SCP reference was it?
JohnSu Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nope, it was just a reference to what you might find in an intestine.
Yuzas Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
tsubakiXflower Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
LOL Nice touch making your face look like Kirby in the "Met up with a local friend and ate way too much that night" panel XD
ForeverIrritated Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How is this MADE XD! It's so COOL
skeamstroke Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Artist
your ipod touch... must have suffered a lot... *pats bloody Ipod touch*
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