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Wow, what a February!

Firstly, my apologies for the lack of blog updates of late.

I’ve been in Nottingham, London, Essex and Germany enjoying such things as my youngest brother’s stag do and then a one-week “experience the culture” (beer) fest that was Kรถln Carnvial.

Both were awesome, but it’s meant that amoungst other things I’m a little behind on the blogging.

I’ll be doing some more blogging soon as I work through my computer game research – I’ve got myself an iPad to research with (a world where playing games counts as serious research is a world I enjoy living in) and a selection of awesome books to read up on game design.

The next few months are going to be interesting!

(Also, the next blog entry might be slightly more worthwhile than this one. In my defense I’m a bit poorly. *sniff* …no? No sympathy? Damn.)

Pat

Posted on Wed 20 Feb in Uncategorized with No Comments

I WON!

Insanely I’ve just won the Adobe Games Design’s “Overall Excellence (over 19)” award!

WOOOOOHOOOOOOOO!

I am VERY HAPPY. I’ll explain more about what this means and what my plans are tomorrow, but for now I’m having a beer ๐Ÿ˜€

Pat

Posted on Mon 10 Dec in Uncategorized with No Comments

Playing Around in JavaScript

Yesterday at Uni the rather talented and nice bloke Seb Ly (seb.ly) came to talk to us Digital Media Design students about creative coding.

He showed various examples of cool effects created using simply JavaScript, which, basically, floored me. It was awesome. For the first time in many years I was properly inspired to get coding and create.

He quite rightly pointed out that if you’re learning through making stuff you feel excited about, it’s SO much easier to learn and be motivated than if you’re learning towards stuff you, um, don’t.

Yesterday afternoon as a result I coded this in JavaScript for a bit of fun (oh and then wrote loads of stuff down about a potential Squage JavaScript game…):

Particle Bouncing Things!

(The code’s a mess, but I was just playing ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Toodles,

Pat

Posted on Tue 29 Nov in Uncategorized with No Comments

Playing Around in Flash

I’ve not really used Flash before, so I’ve decided to try and teach myself in my spare time. Here are a couple of examples of some very basic animations I’ve managed to cludge together. Neither do much, both are only a few seconds long (and then looped), but it’s a start!

First:
Scrolling Trees – A Paralax Scrolling Test!

Second:
All Aboard the Misery Boat!

See ya,

Pat

Posted on Thu 03 Nov in Uncategorized with No Comments

Hi!

I’m Pat, a 30-something Brighton-based artist-type-person, who is currently studying Digital Media Design at Brighton University.

This site will contain examples of my work and thoughts as a Brighton-based artist bod.

Posted on Tue 04 Oct in Uncategorized with No Comments

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