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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Art internship

As part of the first Dev Game course, we're doing four very small games that are updated remakes of Apple II classics. While we have sufficient programmer volunteers, we're short an artist.

So, if you're an animator/illustrator and you're interested in a short, modestly paid internship in the game industry, send me an email with examples of your work. And by work, I mean animated illustrations.

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Anonymous Ollie January 21, 2016 5:09 PM  

45 Euros/hr.

Being a traitor to your countrymen is good paying work evidently...

http://pamelageller.com/2016/01/violent-pro-migration-protesters-being-paid-50-an-hour-by-germany-socialist-party-dankeantifa-hitlerian.html/

OpenID jeffro January 21, 2016 5:44 PM  

Here's the four I remember: Choplifter, Loderunner, Karateka, Ultima

Anonymous SumDood January 21, 2016 5:50 PM  

Sabotage. Amazon. Crush Crumble & Chomp.

Blogger tenor_general January 21, 2016 6:25 PM  

There was one adventure game I can never remember the name of on the original Apple laptops. It had bars for both hunger and thirst, as well as energy and damage, which was very cool. It was fairly standard fantasy setting I think, though I do recall at least one enemy being called "fish icks". Heres hoping this is one of the mentioned games; I've been trying to find it again for a long time.

Blogger Carl Philipp January 21, 2016 6:49 PM  

Hi Vox,
Saturday, you sent an email to Brainstorm members saying if we want in on future sessions, we should sign up for the Dev Game list. However, I haven't found any info on how to join the list. Please advise.

Blogger VD January 21, 2016 7:05 PM  

You're on it already, Carl. I'll send you the invite tonight as well as the previous PDF.

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY January 21, 2016 8:31 PM  

As a guy that draws freehand, (like red meat does) I'd like to ask an honest question if I may.
How much talent and skill does it take to " do art " with a computer ? besides the geekery that is . And no, I am not trying to get in a pissin' contest. Thanx in advance.

Anonymous Man of the Atom January 21, 2016 9:13 PM  

@7. jOHN MOSBY
If you have the talent to draw/ink or work with pastels/oils, then you can translate your talent to the computer via tablet (such as Wacom) or via touchscreen. I enjoy cartooning/comic book production and am also a freehand guy.

It takes hard work to learn the tablet (I'm still at it), but your skills will get you through. It's just another art tool after all.

Blogger Admiral James January 21, 2016 9:29 PM  

I miss the original Castle Wolfenstein
Any chance of a remake of that one?

Blogger cavalier973 January 21, 2016 9:42 PM  

Not to turn this into a wishlist thread or anything, but the four games I played the snot out of were Oregon Trail, Seven Cities of Gold, and the Windham Classics games Alice in Wonderland and Below the Root.

As an aside, I would think that an RPG based on the Moldvay B/X rules for D&D might be fun. Party based dungeon exploration, and all that jazz. Might have to use the the rules from a retroclone like Labyrinth Lord or Dark Dungeon if a D&D license were cost prohibitive.

Blogger SirHamster January 21, 2016 10:05 PM  

I miss the original Castle Wolfenstein
Any chance of a remake of that one?


Not a fan of The New Order?

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY January 21, 2016 10:20 PM  

@ 8,
Thank you, good sir. I am an olden farte, and not as slick as these youngun's are on this kinda stuff.
I'm gonna get my niece to get me up to par, and I thank you for your feedback.

Blogger kh123 January 21, 2016 10:34 PM  

John;

Whether illustration or 3D modeling, you may want to look into getting a Cintiq. 22HD model, and a PC that can handle multiple layers and high resolution files with little to no lag.

The newer high end SurfacePro looks pretty decent when it comes to handling paint programs.

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY January 21, 2016 11:00 PM  

Thanks be unto you ,kh 123. I hope Vox is not pissed over my OT biz.

Blogger Jon M January 22, 2016 1:18 AM  

Mosby, take it from a dabbler: it is a lot easier to translate your analog artistic skill to a tablet than it is to start with a tablet and then build the artistic skills. If have have put in the hours offline then you have already done the heavy lifting. To stretch an analogy, you already know the language, you just need to learn the dialect.

Blogger rho January 22, 2016 1:49 AM  

As a guy that draws freehand, (like red meat does) I'd like to ask an honest question if I may.
How much talent and skill does it take to " do art " with a computer ? besides the geekery that is . And no, I am not trying to get in a pissin' contest. Thanx in advance.


The general rule is that it is easier to bring an artist up to speed on the technology than it is to bring a technologist up to speed on art. (This rule depends on the company being well capitalized. I think VD is bootstrapping this, so he's looking for unicorns with no better options.)

Many years ago I joked that the best training for 3D modeling was learning to watercolor. I'm still confident that I wasn't entirely wrong. Anyway, thanks small-j caps-lock-OHN MOSBY for reminding me of olden times.

Blogger VD January 22, 2016 5:18 AM  

I miss the original Castle Wolfenstein. Any chance of a remake of that one?

I suspect you will very much like Krag Vargenstone, which concerns a dwarf attempting to escape from an orc cave.

Blogger VD January 22, 2016 5:20 AM  

Mosby, take it from a dabbler: it is a lot easier to translate your analog artistic skill to a tablet than it is to start with a tablet and then build the artistic skills.

Absolutely true.

he's looking for unicorns with no better options.

Actually, I'm fine with any skilled illustrator without computer experience. The computer stuff is fairly easy; nearly every artist we had at Fenris was an excellent illustrator with zero computer experience. Most of them still work in the game industry.

Blogger VD January 22, 2016 5:40 AM  

Seven Cities of Gold

That was a really good game. But Aztec tops my personal wishlist... after Wolfenstein.

Anonymous taqiyyologist January 22, 2016 10:26 AM  

I was just going to say "Aztec, please!"

Anonymous taqiyyologist January 22, 2016 10:31 AM  

Has anyone here besides me played The Cave?

Amazing game. Made by the folks who did Maniac Mansion, and it's obscure little brother, Zak McCraken and the Alien Mindbenders.

I can imagine Aztec with those graphics.

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