We submitted our app to the iTunes store!

My dad and I have been working on an iPad app for the last month. The app is an interactive advent calendar. I drew two characters that live in an igloo. Every day, starting December 1, users can open up a new present every day for the characters to interact with. I drew all the artwork on paper, then I colored all of it in Photoshop. I learned a lot of Photoshop features that I didn’t know about before. I also created some frame based animation for the different items. I’ve created some games on my own before this, but this is the first time I ever worked on one so detailed. My dad taught me some programming basics like functions, event listeners, arrays, objects and other geeky stuff.┬áMy little sister helped with the sound effects.

 
Here is some artwork from the calendar. I will post another update when the app is in the store. We are hoping to also put the app in the Android Marketplace.

 
Advent Calendar Icon

Advent Calendar Slippy

Advent Calendar Toy Car

Advent Calendar Nativity

 

 

Happy Birthday Sly!

It’s Sly Cooper’s birthday! Today is the ninth anniversary of when Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus was released. This is one of the video games that started it all for me. I still remember the day that my dad rented it. He went to the video store to rent “Donald Duck Going Quackers.” The store didn’t have that game, so my dad decided to rent Sly Cooper instead. Without Sly I may not be into video games as much, have taken a game creator class, or have made this blog or my podcast! To celebrate this memorable day, I have made some fan art as a birthday present that I would like to share. Happy Birthday Sly!

Sly Fan Art
Murray and Bentley are stealing the loot, while Sly is leaving his little “signature note.”