Sunday, 24 January 2010

GRIN's Final Fantasy tech demo? Should Final Fantasy even be westernised?

Part of the "Sound implementation demo" posted by former GRIN employee Jonaton Crafoord. see more here

For all you girl gamers out there...

...if only it wasn't in America.

Applications Now Available for Sony Online Entertainment's 3rd Annual G.I.R.L. Scholarship Program

Program awards up to $10,000 toward tuition and other educational expenses.
US, January 20, 2010 - SAN DIEGO, Calif. – January 19, 2010 – Applications are now being accepted for the 2010 G.I.R.L. Scholarship to help educate and recruit more women into the field of video game production and design.

"The past two G.I.R.L. Scholarship recipients were such a valued addition to our team that we are thrilled to offer this program for the third consecutive year," said Laura Naviaux, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, Sony Online Entertainment. "Our goal is to continue to encourage and reward women who share our commitment and passion for developing cutting edge online games for all demographic groups."

One skilled student will win up to $10,000 to be applied toward tuition and other educational expenses at the school at which the student is currently enrolled, and an optional internship of up to 10 weeks at one of Sony Online Entertainment's studios (room, board, transportation and living expenses not included).

Monday, 18 January 2010

Micro micro micro - Company of Heroes

Okay. I admit, as a games artist in the making, I've never really attempted to play computer strategy based games such as total war and Civilisation. Embarrassing, I know. But it must be done!

So, I gave Company of Heroes a shot. As I didn't have much idea on the game play I went through the entire tutorial - basic training, infantry combat training, base operations and armor training - which took just over an hour, but it's well explained and well worth doing if your a beginner, like moi.

I went straight to campaign mode afterwards, and I did not expect the amount of difficulty and intensity put into this game, I barely lasted out there. The tutorials I previously went through were nothing compared to the actual thing. I found this very mind boggling! I am clearly aware that practice makes perfect in this game, because I suck at it.

I think CoH was a great game, the highly detailed graphics and the camera angles really puts you in the game. You can even explode a few dozen men and watch bits of bodies whizz around the screen, class! It's a shame I felt that I didn't get the full experience out of it, simply because it's a difficult game. I will practice however, and I shall keep you posted (hopefully) :)

Goodnight peoples, cya tomorrow!