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Journal of dbaumgart



Starfarer: Celestial Spheres

Posted by dbaumgart, in Starfarer 03 March 2011 · 355 views
Starfarer, planets, 3D painting and 1 more...
The world of Starfarer has lovely 3d planets which roll beneath whatever chaos you are sure to wreak out in space. It is only right, for what good is space without planets to fight over?

Below: Flying an absurdly over-armed frigate past a...


Gaslamp Games on the Immortal Machines podcast, posted!

Posted by dbaumgart, in Gaslamp Games 19 February 2011 · 360 views
interview, podcast and 2 more...
Nicholas and I were interviewed on the Immortal Machines podcast (an affiliate of Colony of Gamers) last week by the good bunch of guys there who were far too patient with certain Gaslampy ... excesses. Now you can listen in to learn dark...


Gaslamp Games on Immortal Machines podcast

Posted by dbaumgart, in Gaslamp Games, Dungeons of Dredmor 03 February 2011 · 384 views
interview, podcast and 2 more...
So Nicholas (brave code-wizard) and I are going to be interviewed on the Immortal Machines podcast. Here's the entry on Colony of Gamers where people...


Dungeons of Dredmor skill/spell icons

Posted by dbaumgart, 28 January 2011 · 1,092 views
skill icons, spell icons and 3 more...
I've just finished the latest round of revisions to the entire pile of spell icons. This is just one task which is part of the massive spell overhaul we're doing for Dredmor's beta 0.92 (when I'm not getting distracted drawing the disembodied heads of founding members of Gaslamp Games).

Man, there are a lot of these buggers, but...


Starfarer: Modern Ship Designs

Posted by dbaumgart, in Starfarer 27 January 2011 · 835 views
Starfarer, pixel art, spaceships and 2 more...
(This post is written to promote the game Starfarer by Fractal Softworks.)

There's more to space combat in Starfarer than nearly-obsolete front-line sluggers like the Onslaught. Meet the Astral class capital-ship carrier: a modern,...


"Binb is not Bomberman"

Posted by dbaumgart, 19 January 2011 · 233 views

Here's a trailer for "Binb", a simple but compelling game by Maxim Karpenko (posted on IndieGames at the end of December) for which I drew some cute animated pixel-art sprites and...


Dungeons Of Dredmor Trailer #4 + Release Date Announced

Posted by dbaumgart, 09 January 2011 · 541 views

Alright, I've been slaving in the pixel mines on this one for years and now the end is truly in sight. The release date for Dungeons of Dredmor is set for April of 2011!

This new GameDev.net is ... disorienting ... so I'll just post an image of the video with a link next to it. Go watch! Edit: Thanks Josh for pointing out how...


Starfarer: Pew pew!

Posted by dbaumgart, 23 December 2010 · 191 views

Or: Weapon design & graphics modularity in Starfarer

A game which revolves around combat in space naturally places great importance on the weapons uses in said space. In short: They must look really cool. Here's a picture to show how I've been going about this:



You see here the process of taking a weapon design from concept art to pixel-art...






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