Where did this blog emerge from?If you are reading this – it worked! Its a marketing thing as well as an information thing. I need to be able to post about the game development sets I am making while at the same time going over the horrible situation I have found myself in financially and any improvements to that position.
So lets start with income – www.3d-palace.com and the gumroad / udemy income so far this month is £0.00 or $0.00 – my goal is to improve that of course. The plan is as follows;
Make game development tutorials (creating assets, importing, building levels, blueprints etc etc etc etc etc etc)
Sell game development tutorials (as above)
OH NO WHY DO YOU NEED MONEY?
Where did the money come from for it? I have 14 years experience and I think I have a right to earn money from that. The free tutorial model is dead – people release all kinds of low end shit that covers youtube and its friends like a light dusting of dried horse shit and has about the same quality content. I am not going to release free content any more, not while I have a family that I have to feed. Frankly piracy now accounts for enough of my free content as it is.
I AM A PIRATE.
Did you like the set? Did it help you? Do you have a job? Send me some money then please. I am not joking about the site’s fucking income there. You can send it to email@example.com – tell me which set it was and I will send you the proper version even so that you get the resource files and shit.
WHERE IS YOUR BATH OF CHAMPAIGNE?
Good fucking point. My study is a shared Rec-Room at the moment – please feel free to ask about how hard it is to record in a room that is also my kids communal room.
IS IT HARD TO…
Shut the fuck up.
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS BLUE?
Just in case anyone was wondering – Blue is my nickname. Don’t remember why – possibly a passing joke from a Robert Rankin book, I wouldnt be suprised anyway.
Ah yes sorry. Game development. The Joy of GameDev series – an upbeat, funny and above all useful series about making games, game assets, textures and all sorts of useful shit like that.
HOW DOES IT DIFFER FROM YOUTUBE CHANNEL X?
- Its informative
- Its funny
- It’s end to end projects
- It’s actually understandable
Do you like learning from a 14 year old or someone who has serious issues speaking? I don’t.
Yeah – hows about I show you how to do something useful IN CONTEXT – that means showing you how to make something properly. Perhaps an entire room?
Perhaps how to make doors open.
How to run.
How to fall and die. (not a joke – its quite hard)
Really falling and dying in a game. Trust me. Hard.
END TO END?
It’s like porn really. Do you want to see endless close up shots of someones bleached anus for two minutes at a time or would you like some sort of high budget production number that lasts 45 minutes. Actually don’t answer that, it was a bad analogy.
Other people’s tutorials = 5 minute clips. Useful at times however they are not in context.
My tutorials = Let’s make a science fiction style kitchen. And build everything. And then place all the props. And then add in functionality for the doors and other props. And perhaps add a lift in the corner that works. Anyone want some teleporters?
So nothing like that porn analogy however you get the point.
WHEN DO YOU START?
My head is BATTERED. Seriously. I am trying as hard as I can to pull shit together however I am not in a great place. If I can work out a way to get my study sorted and schedule time properly, then I might start very soon indeed. Like Tomorrow. Again though this depends.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO MAKE A SET?
Christ. Er. Depends. I hated Optimus. Hated every fucking minute of it. So it took 9 months. Fuck Michael Bay’s transformers.
I love game development and building things – the gamedev set on “Ergonomics of Game Level Design” (Pretentious prick title warning) took 4 days. Literally. 12 parts and bam – one of my best sets in my opinion (although you fuckers failed to buy it in droves sadly).
ANY LAST WORDS BEFORE TODAYS RANT ENDS?
Yeah. 350Kilotonnes old mate – we all still miss you at palace. The new blog format I use is a tribute to ye old minipainter. 100% honesty and 100% not giving a fuck. Rest in peace my amigo, you deserve it.