Pax Prime 2017 Highlights

27 09 2017

Another year of Pax Prime at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle Washington. The line to get in was quite odd, but a little  improvement. Instead of waiting to get in from the back of the convention, they made people wait in the overpass next door, which confused alot of people. but if you had waited an hour after it opened, you did not have to worry about any line at all to get in.

This year, there were more VR showcases, such a Skyrim VR in the Bethesda booth, a bunch of Playstation VR games (sparc?), and Dell was showing their new VR set.

 

Another theme I noticed was that there were plenty of “Ride the ___ and take a picture” themes at most of the booths. Mostly dinosaurs or dragons.

Speaking of dragons, the Dungeons and Dragons crew aka Wizards of the Coast was a no show this year which disappointed some people.

The swag this year was quite an improvement to over years, more T-Shirts, hats, and mouse-pads were given out to the attendees who checked out the latest games. Also, if you traveled a block away form the event, you can find a Monster Energy truck giving away their new soda, and Nissin was giving away cases of their Cup o’ Noodles. In the area, I was lucky enough to run into the creators of the show and Penny Arcade comic (Tycho and Gabe). They were cool enough to sign my badge.

WP_20170901_13_21_20_ProSigned by the Creators of Penny Arcade (Tycho and Gabe aks Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik)

There were also plenty of Indie games you can buy, this year I got the latest Shovel Knight, and Broken age from the Limited Indie Run booth. Also, I got the Hunted Halloween 86 for the NES (yes, the original), the sequel to the one they made last year, which was quite fun. Other indie games had an impact this year, Nintendo has their Nindies area, after waiting in line for a couple hours, you get to play all the new indie games coming to the Switch in the next year and get to talk to the Develpers who made this. I was able to play to the next Shovel Knight: King of Cards, Floor Kids – a dance off game, Sausage Sports Club – A four player mini games  match, Super Meat Boy Forever – Super Meat Buy Sequel, they announced  No More Heroes: Travis Strikes Again, but did not show it off at the area.

 

Overall, this was a fun show, but drains the life out of you if you wait in the lines. Next year, the convention center should have expended a large mount of square footage, I wonder what the layout will be…

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Beyond the Infinite Abyss – Spider Sharks Alpha #ScreenshotSaturday

11 12 2016

A new monster to battle against in Beyond the Infinite Abyss is something scarier than a tornado of sharks, but a spider shark! Below is a sample video of some action here. [d]





Beyond the Infinite Abyss – Shoot Test #ScreenshotSaturday

20 03 2016

Its been a while since the last update. Currently, I have added some new features, such as a weapon system, camera management system, and new character design updates. Here is a mini preview below.





Comic Con 2014

1 08 2014

Another great year at Comic Con in San Diego, California. This year there were plenty of things to check out and experience. If you like TV shows, there were plenty of screenings and panels with the actors such as Constantine, Person of Interest, Robot Chicken, and Mike Tyson Mysteries (which was unexpectedly awesome!). There were also movie screenings, for the Hercules panel, the Rock showed up and invited everyone to see the screening of his latest flick. There was also a teaser of a new movie called Pixels, about a group tries to save the world from an invasion from aliens that look like they are from 80’s retro games. Lets not forget the best for last, the games, Xbox was once again held at the Hyatt hotel, and they had some new games to show off, such as Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Sunset Overdrive, and MLG. If you went to Comic Con this year, what was was your favorite panel or screening did you see?

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Food Item Tracker Profiled on Microsoft’s Channel 9

18 06 2014

Here is my developer story of Food Item Tracker, you can also find it at
Channel 9

Check it out on the Windows Store or Windows Phone 8.1





New Product Announced and Future Game Name Change

2 03 2014

Hi Everyone! Its been a while since I last posted. Wrote a new app, currently out for Windows Store, soon to Windows phone.

GET IT NOW ON THE WINDOWS STORE

Food Item Tracker

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Get F.I.T.!  The Food Item Tracker will allow people to track all food you are consuming. This app will allow you to scan the Bar Code of items you consume and find out the nutrition information of the items you are eating.  From the nutrition information we can give you the most common foods and ingredients you are eating in an easy to understand charts and graphs. We can also recommend food based on the frequency of items you are consuming.

Game Name Changes

I announced in earlier posts about the next game Quantum Fortress, a 3D choose your own adventure game on queue once F.I.T. is out on the Windows Store. I decided to rename the game to Beyond the Infinite.





Visit to Comic Con 2013

27 07 2013

Last week I got to go to San Diego Comic Con and check out all the cool new stuff in comics, games, TV, and movies. One of the cool features of comic con was being able to play with the Xbox One and PS4. Also there I saw plenty of celebs and got to see previews of new shows and games, such as the new South Park: The Stick of Truth Game, Ryse on Xbox One, and Octodad on PS4. Below are some of the pictures.

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Also at the convention, I met a great Illustrator/Concept Artist, David Rabbitte. He helped create a great design that will be used for the menu screen the next game: Quantum Fortress. Please be sure to check out his other awesome designs over at: www.DavidRabbitte.com

Quantum Fortress Concept from David Rabbitte

Quantum Fortress Concept Design from David Rabbitte

In the coming weeks I will try to post as much progress on the next game.