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Retreat to the sea

by Daniel Sun Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:32 pm

Lately I've been struggling to produce good quality work. My art is bad, my story telling is worse and my ideas are generic. I've made multiple attempts to start another Contrast chapter but all have ended in the bin. I can't think of a single interesting game mechanic... nothing seems to be working. I decided that I need a change of environment, and so I've ventured (with my Toyota Supra) 4 hours out to a small town called Lakes Entrance. Lakes Entrance is a fine town that sits by the seashore where the lake enters the sea.

This drastic change of environment will hopefully spark some creativity. All distractions and worries are left in the city. I'm surrounded by nature and the sea. During my stay in Lakes Entrance, I'm going to try and rediscover myself artistically. I'm going to brain storm and develop many interesting game mechanics, I've going to try to create a new style of drawing which will be used for contrast, and of course I'm going to play lots of guitar.

Often when I'm in solitude I seem to raise the bar, or discover something new. For instance, on a camping trip, I was carrying a sketch book. After 5 days drawing in the wild, I discovered a prototype which eventually lead to the cartoon style of Attack of the Birds and Pen License. In fact, whilst I was in Lakes Entrance back in 2004, I animated 'Scorpion' which is a short sprite film which can be found on Newgrounds.com. I was very proud of Scorpion at the time.

When I return to Melbourne I hope to have achieved three things. I hope to have found a new style of drawing which I can apply to Contrast, I hope to have brain stormed and even prototyped some game mechanics and I hope to have sparked the lost creativity in me.

I'm motivated, but motivation without creativity is like cooking without fat.
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UPDATE 18/12/2010
Discovered a quick and effective way of shading within photoshop that looks similar to water color...
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Re: Retreat to the sea

by Alessa Mason Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:09 pm

If you are lacking some ideas, I suggest you to take a look of this game, Fire Emblem-Radiant Dawn. The storyline is great and it contains a lot of twists. Magic, Swordfighting, Archery, Laguz, shapeshifting, Rebellion, Character desgin may bring you some inspirations. Hope it can help!
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Re: Retreat to the sea

by Cosminel Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:19 pm

how poetic :ugeek:
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Re: Retreat to the sea

by Alessa Mason Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:59 am

Cosminel wrote:how poetic :ugeek:


Is he telling us his problem or he posted it just for fun?
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Re: Retreat to the sea

by Vandheer Lorde II Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:28 am

That was.....Beautiful -sob-
Good on ya bro
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Re: Retreat to the sea

by Alessa Mason Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:59 am

So that's leo, hun?
Beautifully Draw...
However, you should pay more attention on drawing the eyes.
Can I hug Leo, please?
(Just Kdding)
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Re: Retreat to the sea

by Aku saturos Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:44 am

Well i wander if there could be armed with wings 4, sorry for my long gone i was visiting my pals at spring field ohio(Again) plus no internet for me their, and ive noticed the new cover of sun studios, is this a new version dan?
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Re: Retreat to the sea

by Alessa Mason Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:53 am

Aku saturos wrote:Well i wander if there could be armed with wings 4, sorry for my long gone i was visiting my pals at spring field ohio(Again) plus no internet for me their, and ive noticed the new cover of sun studios, is this a new version dan?


Didn't Daniel say that there will not be AWW4?
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Re: Retreat to the sea

by Vandheer Lorde II Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:04 am

Alessa Mason wrote:
Aku saturos wrote:Well i wander if there could be armed with wings 4, sorry for my long gone i was visiting my pals at spring field ohio(Again) plus no internet for me their, and ive noticed the new cover of sun studios, is this a new version dan?


Didn't Daniel say that there will not be AWW4?


Do you want to pull the Trigger or should I?
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Re: Retreat to the sea

by Alessa Mason Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:13 am

Vandheer Lorde II wrote:
Alessa Mason wrote:
Aku saturos wrote:Well i wander if there could be armed with wings 4, sorry for my long gone i was visiting my pals at spring field ohio(Again) plus no internet for me their, and ive noticed the new cover of sun studios, is this a new version dan?


Didn't Daniel say that there will not be AWW4?


Do you want to pull the Trigger or should I?


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Re: Retreat to the sea

by Aku saturos Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:24 am

Hey hey hey since dan havent yet released aww3 he even start making an idea ahead about Aww4 and also you dont have to be bossy about it just because i havent post anything here in the forums for a very very long time doesnt mean you outgrowned me right lorde?
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by Alessa Mason Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:30 am

Aku saturos wrote:Hey hey hey since dan havent yet released aww3 he even start making an idea ahead about Aww4 and also you dont have to be bossy about it just because i havent post anything here in the forums for a very very long time doesnt mean you outgrowned me right lorde?


I have no intention to be hostile but it is ture that Daniel has annouced that he will work on Contrast but not AWW4.
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Re: Retreat to the sea

by Zuruki Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:41 pm

when i lack of inspirations then i mostly watch art from others or wait till its refreshing itselfe.
ofcourse its bad, to wait till you gain a idea, but ...is there a other way'?

Nature is a great idea, in the moment its cold outside and i have 30cm snow here -.- too much !
but well its still nice ;:)

You mostly gain your "inspiration" while doing something new, or go on a trip , just like you do.
Brainstorming dont works with me, no results.
aynway have a great time, Dan Sun ;)
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Re: Retreat to the sea

by QwertyFail Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:16 am

Vandheer Lorde II wrote:
Alessa Mason wrote:
Aku saturos wrote:Well i wander if there could be armed with wings 4, sorry for my long gone i was visiting my pals at spring field ohio(Again) plus no internet for me their, and ive noticed the new cover of sun studios, is this a new version dan?


Didn't Daniel say that there will not be AWW4?


Do you want to pull the Trigger or should I?

Technically the Armed With Wings series hasn't been copyrighted, so anyone could make AwW4 if they wanted to...
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Re: Retreat to the sea

by Alessa Mason Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:08 am

Those people who want to Make AWW4, they should ask for Daniel's permission.
Otherwise, they will be easily considered as immoral.
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Re: Retreat to the sea

by Zuruki Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:29 pm

Man..-.- dont ask for aww4 !
when Dan says there is no aww4 then there will be no aww4 !
stop being cocky and stuff and respect Daniel'!
He done a game serie on he's own and even creatd this forum and stuff.

and you guys are allways offtopic! create a new topic if u want to discuss about that!

do u think Dan done all the effort of creating aww1 ,2 and 3 just to get annoyed by people who ask for aww4 '?

my opinion :P
nothing personal 8-)
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Re: Retreat to the sea

by Alessa Mason Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:47 pm

Zuruki wrote:Man..-.- dont ask for aww4 !
when Dan says there is no aww4 then there will be no aww4 !
stop being cocky and stuff and respect Daniel'!
He done a game serie on he's own and even creatd this forum and stuff.

and you guys are allways offtopic! create a new topic if u want to discuss about that!

do u think Dan done all the effort of creating aww1 ,2 and 3 just to get annoyed by people who ask for aww4 '?

my opinion :P
nothing personal 8-)


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Re: Retreat to the sea

by Zuruki Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:54 pm

This forum should be a support for daniel !
i dont have anything against asking him about some stuff, but not always the same stupid questions.

and i dont say that any1 did anything bad to Dan sun.
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Re: Retreat to the sea

by Alessa Mason Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:02 pm

Zuruki wrote:This forum should be a support for daniel !
i dont have anything against asking him about some stuff, but not always the same stupid questions.

and i dont say that any1 did anything bad to Dan sun.
:P


Everyone has the right to ask.
Well, Some of them are not actually against Daniel.
They just express their words in a harsh way.
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Re: Retreat to the sea

by Zuruki Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:32 pm

Congratulation to your Ultra nova, Lessa :D

well i didnt say that any1 has something against any1.
im just a bit annoyed and telled my opinion.
thats all : )
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Re: Retreat to the sea

by QwertyFail Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:55 pm

Zuruki wrote:Congratulation to your Ultra nova, Lessa :D

well i didnt say that any1 has something against any1.
im just a bit annoyed and telled my opinion.
thats all : )

If anyone asks for AwW4, they are either too lazy to read the forum or they are trolls.
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Re: Retreat to the sea

by Zuruki Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:06 am

Hehe well yeah ^^
My words wasnt only for that, when u take somethign you should give something back.
the balance ^^

dan create nice art and awesome games, and what do whe do in exchange'? we ask for aww4 xD
very nice !
bad english xD
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Re: Retreat to the sea

by Alessa Mason Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:49 am

Zuruki wrote:Congratulation to your Ultra nova, Lessa :D

well i didnt say that any1 has something against any1.
im just a bit annoyed and telled my opinion.
thats all : )


Congratulation to you too!
I try not to think that they are annoying.
Sometime, we do ask some silly question too, right?
By the way, the name is Alessa, not Lessa.
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Re: Retreat to the sea

by Zuruki Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:24 pm

XDD okay "Alessa" :P

like i said they are not bad :P
Thanks : )
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Re: Retreat to the sea

by Alessa Mason Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:59 pm

somebody wrote:and when are going to be some comics?? :shock: :D 8-) :twisted: :evil: :oops: :P :mrgreen: :ugeek:


That depends on Daniel.
He haven't annouced any latest news.
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