dawnstar

Hello peeps,

Just a quick announcement to let you know that Dawnstar got submitted to Steam Greenlight. I’m approximately about a month to six weeks away from completion of the final product, having just finished coding up to the first “big” mission. There’s approximately four of those left, the ending, the outro, and then a splice that would lead to a next episode.

So please do show your support by voting for Dawnstar to be released on Steam. Despite whatever happens over there, I will be releasing the game on my website and other channels that will allow the game to be distributed on. The link is here:

Steam Greenlight Page for Dawnstar

Continue reading Announcement: Dawnstar now on Steam Greenlight

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This is a joke that I decided to visualize into a comic. Back when recording lines for Dawnstar in 2011, Sophia’s voice actor Megan Swecker came up with the colloquialism of “snuggling the ruins”. While years have passed by, we jab the joke at each other occasionally and it still holds merit with the character, I would think.

 

So consider this partially canon, that Sophia loves to hug up her ruins. Who knows?

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As autumn starts filling the skies with shorter sunsets, the ground with yellowed grass and leaves from trees, I realize just how long I’ve been putting off posting. I had composed a few things as a backlog for continuing with my blog on a full-time basis, but have not due to a pressing family issue currently going on in my life. When it clears I’ll hopefully be back to my good old self.

Dawnstar has progressed greatly over the 15 months that I had hired an illustrator to help me with the art. This was the biggest burden on me for completing the game, and after all that time coming to a point that I have a complete set of art assets for the project. Hannah has been nothing short of helpful and a great person to work with.

Continue reading Project Update: Dawnstar Chronicles

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This fantastic piece showcases an alien species I’ve had in my head for use in Dawnstar for awhile now, known as the etka. These turtle-like aliens have a very tortoise-like appearance, and have one extra set of limbs to use as arms. They are very versed in laser and plasma weaponry, and cannot speak actual words that humans can understand; hence the translators grafted onto their heads. They lay eggs and are quite adept to climbing with their four feet.

 

The male is on the left, with the female on the right.

 

I’ll do a more detailed writeup of these guys one day. Only time will tell.

 

Lineart by Christina Weinman. Coloring by me.

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I know it’s not much to look at, but this was a significant piece for me. I had gotten comfortable to walking into the ETSU DIGM labs on a whim to just use their PC’s for things, including the ones with the Cintiq 21UX tablets. This was the first drawing I did from start to finish, took me an hour one night when doing one of my classes that evening.

 

I knew at that point that I HAD to get one of those new Cintiq tablets for myself. That gave me the best drawing experience that no tablet had before.

 

So yes. Novia gives you happy belated Valentine’s Day wishes.

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