Some game graphics preview

by Niels Brouwers 21. January 2011 05:31

I have been very busy doing graphics for my XBOX 360 game. Here's an image I have done a while ago. It was originally a concept sketch that I turned into a 3d render later on which became the base of my main character in the game.


I actually found a nice way to use this image in the game itself, it will be the indicator for the number of lives. In the game, though, it will look like this:  

So, I make a high resolution image for my game and I turn out using an 8bit like sprite of that image! Still, it was fun to draw, and I might find some more places to use it!

Icecarving a dragon

by Niels Brouwers 16. December 2010 18:44

 For the Annual Dutch Ice Carving Championship (NK Icecarving 2010 Arnhem) my wife and I carved a little dragon out of ice. We didn't spend much time taking pictures (so busy stacking ice and sawing)  so at the moment this is all I could gather. The first picture is work in progress, we still had some time left at this point:


 Here's me carving the dragon's head (left) and on the other picture you see my wife preparing the neck. If you ever wondered how to slay an ice-dragon, try this: start chainsaw, chop head! My wife's a great dragon-slayer!




Work in progress 1....

by Niels Brouwers 13. December 2010 21:09

Just a small teaser screenshot of what I'm upto:


It's a platformgame for the XBOX Live Indie Games channel! I've got the character moving, shooting, running, rayblasting(!) etc. so that part is covered. There is also a couple of enemy monsters up and running about. Collission detection still needs some work and ofcourse a lot of artwork still needs to be created. It will be finished when it is finished :-)




Games page added

by Niels Brouwers 12. November 2010 20:27

Since I am back on track with Game Development lately, I decided to include the Games page from my previous website. It's just a quick overview but still kind of shows you what I was up to all that time. Check it here!

Currently I have been exploring XNA and I am planning to make something cool for the Xbox Live Indie Games channel on your Xbox 360, so keep an eye out for that. Expect more updates soon about it.

I also updated the theme and logo of this website....improving...slowly but surely!



One giraffe?....One million giraffes!

by Niels Brouwers 19. August 2010 19:58

There are some really cool projects on the big internet out there. One of them features a doodle by me, it is the one million giraffes project: one million giraffes

I love giraffes, mine looks a bit angry but that's just to compensate for all the cute giraffes on that website. I especially like how people guess your age based on your drawing.....currently people think I am 18 years old, I am flattered - thank you!