During Devil’s Night, I was horrified to find my desktop computer’s hard drive was corrupted somehow, and my operating system wouldn’t load! Or restore! Or reinstall! Yikes! Not to mention, most of my work this site talks about was on the thing!
Thankfully, after several hours of experimenting, I was able to give in and take out the hard drive, and backup the files onto another laptop. Thank goodness for external hard-drive readers, best $30 I ever spent. I didn’t get any sleep, but at least I’ll sleep well tonight… the night when hundreds of strangers will be knocking at my door asking for free candy… oh well.
To get you in the holiday spirit, here’s an old sketch that I happened to have on the barely usable hard drive. It was a simple art class assignment to sketch a human skeleton, but I looked outside the box and added a little style to make mine unique. Fitting to what Dust Scratch Games stands for, eh? Happy Halloween!
There haven’t been too many clues yet on what Dust Scratch Games actually does or what they’re working on… until now.
Check out our latest videos on youtube, experimental footage of 2D characters in 3D space. A hand-drawn 3D game. Cool, right? You gotta check out the videos to see what we’re talking about. These were done as part of a proposed research project in early 2013 (by the sole member of this site) using the Unity 3D game engine. The methods utilized here are similar to older fps games before 3d modeling was viable, but expanded for third-person gameplay and a freely-rotating camera, with full HD visuals, of course. The result is completely different from any game that exists today, and is the closest we’ve come to having hand-drawn animation cut into the more popular game genres.
Do you like social media? I certainly don’t, but over a billion people apparently disagree with me, and it does provide a lovely way for me to update you with information. And there will be information in the coming weeks to update you with. Promise.
On the side of this webpage (->, I think), you can click a few links to find a Facebook page, a Twitter page, a Youtube page, or a plain RSS feed that updates you on posts here. I will try to update all of these things every week or so, but come here to see any important “official” updates. And if you feel too lazy to click those buttons to the side, here are the links:
A website and news feed for Dust Scratch Games, a new one-man Canadian independent video game company!
… ok, there isn’t much integrity in that last statement, but keep an eye out for us, you might be surprised!
Projects we work on will attempt to change how we look at game development, each in different ways. First, we will attempt to change how games “look,” hence the abundance of hand-drawn images on the site. If you like traditional animation, you’ll be excited for what we have in store…
Stay tuned as the website continues to be updated in the next few months!