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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!
:salute:


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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.
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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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BlazingKnightComics Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
nice
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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?
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JohnSu Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope, it was just a reference to what you might find in an intestine.
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Yuzas Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
OMG. FREEDIE WONG!?
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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
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ForeverIrritated Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How is this MADE XD! It's so COOL
-Nneth
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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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POPTART117 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
The Hideo Kojima page all ways gets me haha
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