Twelve Lessons from the Movies of 2012 – Part 2

Welcome back to the second half of class! Sorry I’m late, I was a bit busy with a little thing called the Global Game Jam (check out my 48-hour project “Sprout”). We’ll examine six more movies today, see what we can learn from ’em, and even give out a few other awards!

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Twelve Lessons from the Movies of 2012 – Part 1

So here we are in 2013! Time to reflect back upon all the films we saw last year. For most bloggers this’ll take the form of a best-of list and maybe a worst-of list too, but we’re real writers, and supposedly video game developers, so we’re gonna try to be a bit more constructive than that. One of Logan’s close friends studies cinema, and he’s always said you can learn something from any film, good or bad. I’m not sure if that applies to George Lucas movies, but luckily he didn’t release any movies this year.

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Godspeed, Fallen Warrior

My family and I have been extremely fortunate. Despite our relatively large size (my father’s side is comprised of four siblings, and my mother’s a whopping seven), horrible luck with motor vehicles, and history of both heart disease and alcoholism, we’ve suffered only the death of my father’s father, who passed in his seventies, a perfectly respectable time to go. My mother’s father has battled a barrage of heart attacks and is still going strong, and her mother recently celebrated her 80th birthday and shows no signs of slowing down. I’ve similarly never suffered the death of a close friend, and so the concept of grief is completely foreign to me. Or was, until September 7th, when my father passed away suddenly.

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SmashBox Art

From an unexpected upcoming title from A Jolly Corpse and Fallen Angel Industries. This is the (nearly) finished box art for SmashBox. Character design was done by myself and David, whose ludicrous demands had me working until 3am on the color of his gloves. But he turned out pretty fun. I take credit for the hair.

This is the first time I’ve used SAI from beginning to end on a piece of art. Was actually quite impressed with its painting tools. May continue to use it over Photoshop.

Watch for the game very soon on XBLIG and then later on PC, Mac, and Linux!

The Wharf now FREE to Download

You read correctly, until 11:59:59PDT tonight, The Wharf is available for the low price of ZERO dollars on Amazon.com. If you love dense literary fiction, alcohol, crime, finance, murder, drinking, terrorism, technology, alcohol, high heels, hacking, and/or drinking lots of alcohol, pick a copy up while it’s free. Or, wait until the sale ends and pay us! Either way works for us. When you love the book (we think you will), please write us a glowing review on Amazon, and start us off with some sparkling 5-star ratings. Thanks!

J&L