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Hello, World!



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Welcome! This Diary will be use document the development of a game I have been dreaming of for some years now. I am the sole Programmer and Artist at BlueStar03 Studios, and janitor, receptionist and valet. I don’t have much experience in neither field, but I think I have enough to start, and learn the rest as I continue. Today I will write the first lines of code that will became Crystal Destiny. It will be written in C#, leveraging on XNA. For the art, I’ll use Blender and Gimp.

About me:
After graduating High School, I served in the US ARMY. I essentially was the IT for my unit. Afterwards, I enrolled at The Art Institute, studied media arts and animation, did not finish. Now I attend a community college, studying Computer Programming.

About Crystal Destiny
The First Ideas of what has ushered me here came to me around 2002, while playing Golden Sun. While I had already wanted to make games before that, I really liked the world of Golden Sun, I found a program called Game Maker, and I started making my game in it. Sometime after, I started to add more ideas from other games I liked, Zelda, GTA, Kingdom Hearts. Once I decided I wanted it to be in 3D, I decided to find another way. I found XNA when it first released, and the ability to play on the Xbox 360 is an awesome feature, but I couldn’t program at that time. I looked at others solutions, but I always had an eye on XNA. I finally decided to learn C# so I could use XNA. Now I am decently versed in the language, got better in my artistic skills in the meantime as well. Crystal Destiny is the name I gave my game. It will be an open world, 3dperson action adventure RPG, targeted to run on Windows, Xbox360, and hopefully, Windows Phone 7 and Web. It is an ambitious first project, but my vision is clear, and I believe I can deliver it. In about 2 years. So better get started if I want to meet this deadline.

Any comments, concerns, questions, suggestions, complaints, requests or cream soda is appreciated.

Jan 24 2012 07:00 PM
Hey man, I'm gonna watch your progress. I'm in school at Full Sail right now for game design. I'm also a veteran (Marine). I took a little longer to get around to figuring out what I wanted to do. I'm 35, married, kids, working full-time.

So how did I find your blog? We have an assignment about using Gimp for game design, and so I Googled "gimp game" and your blog was the top hit. So here I am.

Anyway, good luck to you! I look forward to playing Crystal Destiny some day.
Jan 27 2012 01:31 PM
Sorry i Clicked on the wrong button, and i dont know how to undo it. i like your comment not hate it.
anyways... hope i dont disapoint you when you start playing my game. :P
Jan 27 2012 05:27 PM
It's cool, I wasn't even sure how to get back here through the website. I had to go to Google again! Thanks for the intended like!

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