Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Day 1 With the iPad Mini





I've had the iPad Mini for almost 24 hours and I converted my mandolin app to be universal.  I know it doesn't look great yet, but it's entirely functional!  I've got some plans for all that extra screen real-estate, but for the time being, I've got a functional iPad version.  Be excited about the future.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Sample Book





A bunch of people have asked about my book publishing and if they could see a sample of what it looks like.  Well here's a couple more screenshots (this time on iPhone) and a download link below.  This hasn't been edited and doesn't have any fancy layout, but it should give you a good enough idea of what an end product would look like.


Saturday, December 22, 2012

The First Step



For those of you not aware, I recently got registered as an iBook Author and Publisher.  I've always thought that it would be really fun to get into the book business and after a good amount of research I did it.  Here's a sample at my first attempt at an iBook.  There's some little issues here and there that I need to clean up before pushing it to the store, but all in all, it's pretty good.

Also, now that I've got that going, feel free to hit me up with your books you need publishing.  I've got an editor and a couple graphic designers in house if you need them.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Progress!

Well things are moving along nicely with my game.  I've got functional cities with houses that you can actually walk inside!  I know that doesn't sound like much, but this has been a lot of work!  Anyway, here's the progress shots.




Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Some Quick Advice





I have a couple quick words of advice for anyone trying to make it in art or games.  Firstly, do what you love.  Even if you hate your day job, pick up a side project and make it your own.  Secondly, be honest in what you do.  They say honesty is the best policy, especially if you don't want to leave a business partner feeling like you burned them.  Lastly, be good to people because they'll be good to you.

If you were wondering about the screen shots above, I'm finally making the game I want to.  Those are some screen shots from my iPhone.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

I Don't Like Words Put In My Mouth

My blog has been reclaimed from the treacherous grasp of CS 404.  Now don't get me wrong, I didn't have anything personal against the class or its requirements, but having my blog taken over hurts me on principle.

If you've ever wondered why I don't work well in relationships, it's because I have to speak my mind.  I can't contain it.  I actually yelled at my roommate (jokingly, but not really, but sorta) about giving away brownies.  I don't care about the brownies, but it was in my mouth and it had to be said.  It leapt out.  Sprang even.

The point is, I have my blog back.  Join me now in celebrating this momentous occasion.