Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Hiatus Complete!

The school term ended at the end of March and I have been taking it rather easy since then. The graduation ceremony was in the middle of April and I had been teaching at my hometown high school. I really enjoyed showing the kids how to do things and they were very eager to learn, especially after knowing what I went to school for. There are a few students that are looking into going to Brown for Game Design because I had been coming in to show them various aspects of the game industry.

My college diploma - isn't it pretty? They left my middle name out, though, even though I told them to put it on...

For the month of June I was in Europe touring around Italy, Germany, France, and England. Learning about the history of the Roman Empire and seeing their architecture was really impressive. Germany was the most fun just to walk around and take in, however - especially Oberammergau and King Ludwig's castles. I may make a post here with some pictures from the trip, haven't decided yet.

Since I have returned from Europe I have been showing my relatives all the pictures and everything. I have also resumed the job search. I updated my website some yesterday and am currently working on two models and working with an editor called Zelda Classic. Zelda Classic allows you to make complete games from the original Legend of Zelda. Somehow you can load sprites from A Link to the Past and Link's Awakening as well as your own but I haven't gotten that far yet.

I am also dinking with a Mario editor called Mario Forever (the editor is called Mario Worker). The most frustrating thing with this editor is that you have to completely close out of the editor to test your level, test it, close that out, and then wait for the editor to load back up. There is no real documentation, either, so it takes a lot of experimentation to figure out the right combination. For this editor it wouldn't be so bad if it didn't take so long to constantly reload.

So that's were I'm at for the moment. Time to get back to work.

- VashTS