Friday, 4 January 2013

And we all lived happily ever after!

Post 63 The final post of the Masters, here are a few more pics to back up the idea of Pixel Me 2 or the new template in other words. I've had a cracking time on the course and hope to get help in pushing Pixel Me further after Uni with a certain JOSH TAYLOR! apart from this bring on the show and I hope myself and everyone else gets the Grades they deserve!


Using the cube as an eye

lots of creativity and imagination from drawing to construction (this will need to go on the website as a downloadable template at some point.)

Within my blog you will find the process of the website and what the best course of action to take, the problems I encountered and how I solved them. You will also find exploration of Ideas from new games, testing, how to get thoughts across. What works, what doesn’t and what can continue.
This Semester I started out play testing in the summer my two games that I previously made. From the dissertation I knew the best course of action would be to build a website, which would also be free to be use as a learning tool within schools, education and social values. Semester 3 wasn’t really about taking much further at this point but to round off the previous semesters and make my MA into a Product which was free to download and play.
The best thing for me over the course of Semester 3 was the Website coming together and getting the right look and feel that promotes creativity, drawing, making and doing. There are still things that could be added in the future to the website but this depends on feedback. This would consist of new games, concepts, competitions and merchandise.
As the Semester was getting too a close I decided to look back at my previous semesters of creating a new concept for Pixel Me and so I set out to create a new template which consists of more drawing but basic construction of using the cube on the page to be glued anywhere on the character, ranging from noses, hats, hands, items, jet packs and lots more. Again the idea is to promote creativity, ideas and design.
As I have been working with my idea over the past few weeks, Paper craft has hit headlines in articles and what I mean by that is Iphone games are in development using just paper characters and environments. The other is a company that has just released a product, where the person creates something on paper and sends it off to be made into a toy. This was a bit distressing at the time but I look at it as, what I am creating has a place in the current market and my product has much more to offer in terms of games, drawing and making and best of all its free.
Over all the semester has gone very well I have rounded off my initial concept while thinking about other possible products and designs that can be related. In the long run I would like to carry this on after University but not on my Own. The only thing I haven’t done is send the website out to schools via E-mail. This would be the next step to strengthen Pixel Me to get the support and feedback from the community to go forward with my product. 

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Pixel Me 2

Hi everyone, its coming to an end. :( gutted. any way all of us in class have been thinking hard about the degree show and we are going with a racing theme with thanks to Josh, Steph, Steve, OJ and Sam. Anyway back to the important bit I've been looking into a new template for Pixel Me where the user can build as well as draw. I have been playing around for a while but still want to keep the charm and relate it the previous template. So at the moment I'm looking at creating a few characters to see what I get out of it and what you can do with them. On the other side of things I've had problems with the printing function not scaling to full size and I think the type of files need to be changed from PNG's and JPEG's to PDF's this gives the full size of the image for the images and so now this just needs applying to every image and I think were good togo. As for the show the only thing is the activity table to if I don't get one just to have a desk with all the appropriate materials for playing and creating with some cloths i thinks the best option. Ow I can upload photos again! :) (some how). For this template its all down to being creative such as using the cube as a snout, arms, hat, objects, back pack, bum, wart, spots, another character, the list is endless and you can just keep downloading the template to get a fresh cube.

New template with attachable cube (Can stick any where on the model)

Piggles once he has been constructed

Friday, 23 November 2012


Hi everyone just a quick update on what I have been doing for the last few days or so. First of all I've started to get my ideas together for the show and for what I want the only thing is some sort of things on the wall, maybe photos or photos of the kids not sure at the moment. I have also been looking at the back of the business card what works, what doesn't. I have also been working along side Dan with the website, not far off at all just need to get the printing to adjust to full size instead of just a picture. All has been adjusted for other devices. This is crucial but I'm sure it will get done. The next thing is I've been working with ICC for a club night. to create a poster, not relevant to my work but asked to promote my website and some how in the future i could do a collaboration with them. Not enough people for the talk today and so have left some of my work with them to view for the others and maybe get feedback from that. Finally I have submitted 3 game proposals to Chilingo, not getting my hopes up but i did get a response of how far are they in development so they could be interested. Fingers crossed just got to wait for another reply now.

If anyone can tell me also why I can't upload any more photos its says I've used a 1GB already so at the moment I cant upload anything. If anyone can help that would be great!

Monday, 19 November 2012

business card ideas

Just a quick one to you all which of these look better I like the design and colour scheme  but not sure which one to use! Over to you! I personally think green!

Business card concepts (Front)

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Bradford animation festival

Great day yesterday at Bradford Animation Festival very good talks about jobs, education and research. My favorite talk was the Armenia Design lads from Czech. The Gameplay was a very interactive point and click, with a unique style very child like and really grabbed my attention in terms of the randomness and how he got inspired for the game and art work. The game was very simple with lots of fun animations. Apart from this I've still been working alongside Dan to get this website up and running. (Not far off to be honest the scrolling idea will be a first but we will see what happens. Then just a few tweaks-Thanks Dan). I've just been creating and making these Pixel Me characters looking into my role within jobs and just a few ideas possibly for other T-shirts, these are just a basic ideas but could have work on such as: Blue print, graffiti then just looking into warping the Pixel me template to see whether or not animation could be used to show movement of the character.

Blue print


Wednesday, 31 October 2012

getting out there

Just to let everyone know what I have been up to. I have been adhusting the website front page to see what works well and what can be changed just to get the right feeling of what I am trying to get across. In this case the advertisement tabs are more child like with the rough outlines and pencil drawings and the tabs look more paper based with Ink splatters over the tabs when highlighted (Josh's idea) (A good Idea). I'm also currently trying a few designs out that could be used for merchandise point of view in this case T-shirts and Iphone cases. anyone who wants one of there own designs on a Poster, T-shirt, Iphone case or canvas.

T-shirt Design

T-shirt Design 2

Iphone cases

Website front page

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Another Update

Hi, just to let everyone know I have managed to buy my website which is www,
and the emails are set up also. It took a while but now are ready for use. I just need the website finished and were away. Exciting times. The e-mails are: and
feel free to send me some designs, games and photos when this is all up and running currently at the moment I've been doing a few more characters for the Pixel Me cabinet, whilst also discussing the MA show.