A bit of a blog, update, rant, whathaveyou.
I've decided to give myself a controversial new name as a 'musical artist':
- DJ ©untinyou -
First intended to be spelt without the copyright symbol as - DJ **** -
As you can see Gamespot politely censors indecent scum like me from writing such a monstrous word. I had to find a workaround by using a glyph! HAHAHAHA, EXCELLENT! *Taps fingers together like Burnsie*
Tonight I'll be making a Band Camp account, uploading some of my recent 'music creations' and reposting here after. Expect some free 'music' at a link here on my blog sometime in the next 48 hours. I put the word music in brackets as it may not be in some peoples tastes, but I'd love any feedback, as I can always mentally grow from some honest criticism and produce 'better' stuff in the future. For now I just wanted to post the name, it also works as a vague reference to gaming. Might be a little too vulgar, but using the copyright glyph, a < or a K to replace the C in **** is more subtle.
For anyone who's interested and doesn't know me personally (unless you're Ben Van Eijk; who's well aware of my terrible musical demo's) I play a modest amount of guitar and have been messing around making MIDI's regularly for almost a year now, I create all my recordings on GarageBand '09 ver.5.1 on a MacBook. I'm up to around 100 tracks and alot of them are being refined now when I have the time. If a new tune enters my head there's usually an attempt to record it. Though the list keeps growing, songs keep being left unfinished through my frustration in perfecting them, so far I've exported half a dozen tracks to m4a that I like. A few will be added to Band Camp but I'm thinking finishing a proper album make take me up to another year because of how much I have going on.
By the way sorry to Ben Van Eijk - (a good friend, very good illustrator and graphic designer, also known as juhubbahukka@deviantart & singer/keyboard of Top Floor Climax @ bandcamp), ArmouredCore55 and TheMudora for not having a promised demo of my 2d platform adventure yet (and a top50 games list for TheMudora - I'm still tweeking it, trust me Mudora I take my games very seriously!).
The 2d game I'm doing has no missions yet but there's still a load of stuff I've already put it to explore on foot and riding on the bike, you can also currently swim, duck and crawl, speak to NPC's, blow-up bridges, fly the chopper, collect gold and shoot at badguys in 360degrees, 'Shadow Complex' styles with xbox control and vibration. it takes about 30 minutes to finish exploring the world on foot, and the motorbike definitely helps speed that up, though not everywhere. The style of something simple like Blaster Master with physics and RPG elements is what I'm trying to develop here, didn't imagine it would take so long learning to program everything, but this is an EPIC bastard project for one little monkey of a man.
Now one thing at a time, I'm off to Band Camp to upload some music as DJ ©untinyou!