Sunday, February 1, 2009

Welcome Mr Toothrot

This project is something I've been working on lately in my free time. Not happy enough with taking care of an open source project, I've gone ahead and started another one.

They are kind of related though. The following image is a screenshot of the current Toothrot test application.

Nope, it's not another animation editor... Toothrot is a .NET control to create node diagrams so that anyone can create applications that have this kind of node editing.

The fact that I've received quite a few requests for the old control made me think there is a need for something similar to this.

Here is the link to the sourceforge project page.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


I've spent this last weekend in a stand ( booth? ) together with Sergi at the GameStorming event in Barcelona as part of the game creation competition, showing our game to everyone interested. I had much more fun than I expected and met lots of people from other development teams.

I'd like to congratulate the Agedya team on wining the competition. Totally deserved. They've put a lot of effort in this project, and it's very nice that they get some recognition from it. I already had played the game before the event and liked it a lot, but it was great getting to learn how the combat mechanics work... although I died miserably lots of times until I got the hang of it...

And of course I also want to congratulate my good friends at Izanami for wining the prize from the public with their game The End Of The World, for making a great and fun game, and just for being as awesome as they are!

I'm leaving with an image of the poster we made for the event, to maintain my policy of at least a picture per post.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Truth be told, I had a very lengthy post about presentations, Powerpoint, and how horrible crammed slides with lots and lots of bullet points are.

But, thinking it through, instead of boring you to death I rather show you some of the slides I made for The Teddy Incident presentation.

Good visuals are the best way to communicate messages, and even the most mundane enumeration ( a list of technologies used for example ) can be made a little bit more entertaining and memorable if you spend more than a minute thinking...

I'll leave you with two inspirational resources on the topic.
Presentation Zen
Art of Innovation ( Presentation by Guy Kawasaki )

Monday, November 10, 2008

Photoshop Madness

A contest is a great time to flex those Photoshop muscles.

I'm taking part in the Crestock Photoshop contest this year again, because last year I had lots of fun and I learned lots of new things about photo manipulation. This year has been no exception, and I feel I'm improving a little.

The idea of the contest is that you're given a number of source stock photographs, and a theme, and you have to use the source images and combine them in original ways to come up with a new image.

The theme for this round is extreme makeover, and the source images can be seen in the contest page.

Here is a link to my entry for this round of the contest.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

ArtFutura 2008: Best Art Direction!

Today was the last day of ArtFutura show, and the winners of the videogame development competition were revealed. We are very happy to have been able to go back home having won a prize.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Best technology: Number 6
Best sound: KuKoo Kitchen
Best art direction: The Teddy Incident
Best design: Magical Gloves
Best graphics: Number 6
Most polished (?): Kukoo Kitchen

And finally, the Grand Prize was for Invasion of the Granny Snatchers.

Here is a photograph of the ecstatic Teddy Incident team rejoicing.

Of course, I post the nice team photograph, because to post a photograph in which no one is looking at the camera there's always Sergi around...

Thursday, October 23, 2008

ArtFutura 2008

According to this source here we have been chosen as finalists in the ArtFutura 2008 game competition!!

Here is the complete list with the 13 finalists and links to some videos I've been able to find:

2 Ash too Furious
Farm Games
Invasion of the Granny Snatchers
Kukoo Kitchen
Magical Gloves
Maldoror: la MansiĆ³n de las Siete Torres
Number 6
Sword Fighters
The Squad
The Teddy Incident :)

The final results: Revealed this Sunday.

Congratulations to everyone!

Edit: The official list has been made public, and there are 13 finalists instead of 12. Updated the list.

Edit: Found videos for all games.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Bottled Water..?

It's the same video that was shown on The Teddy Incident presentation, so it's very short as I didn't want to devote much time to talk about the animation system. The presentation was about the game after all :)

A higher resolution video can be downloaded by going to the vimeo page.