Archive for April, 2012

We have a Doomtron.

I made this a few days ago for fun. Consider it a sneak peek at what SQInc might look like if Robert Downey Jr. played Roger.

April 28 2012 | Killing Time, Stuff I Made, Video Games | 1 Comment »

Last Day at VFS

I’m sitting at my computer in school right now, enjoying this comfy chair in my final hours before handing in my door card and re-entering the status of unemployed bum. It’s been a long, crazy year and hopefully it won’t be a long, crazy time before the employers start calling. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

In the meantime, enjoy the last couple exercises I worked on. My final project will be up later within a month once the sound guy is finished with it.

Also, be sure to check out my new portfolio site at ChrisUshko.com. It’s got my complete demo reel, an extended gallery, and a rough version of my final project “Wasabi Guy” if you can’t wait another month for it.

In the meantime, here’s one of my favorite pictures from this past school year of the whole animation class (all three of us).

April 18 2012 | Art, Uncategorized | 7 Comments »

The Two Guys are back!

Okay, so – holy cow – this happened.

In the vein of things that only happen when hell freezes over, after 20 years, the creators of the “Space Quest” series have reconciled their differences and reunited to make a new game. And they want us all to spread the word.

I’m sure this has more to do with Tim Schafer’s Kickstarter success and not so much with the three massive Space Quest fan-games that came out three months ago (although I’m sure all three of our teams like to sit around grinning like idiots and twiddling our thumbs thinking “Yeah, we did this.”) But in any case, the legends are back and they’re in full costume once again. And The Narrator, Gary Owens, is back on board. How’s that for head-exploding crazy awesomeness?

And it’s not just the Two Guys either. Other fellow ex-Sierra developers are also jumping on the bandwagon.

Jane Jenson (creator of the Gabriel Knight series) has started her own Kickstarter page and will be developing a new sci-fi murder-mystery thriller called “Moebius”. As of now, she’s only half-funded, but I’ve already put in my two cents (or more) and I implore other fans of hers to join in.

Also: Al Lowe (creator of Leisure Suit Larry) wants in as well. His Kickstarter project involves a complete HD remake of “Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards”. As of now, he’s got two weeks on his Kickstarter as well, and if this one goes through, he, Josh Mandel, and a group of Sierra vets will be HD-ing the whole Leisure Suit Larry series (and I really want to see LSL2 and 3 get the golden treatment).

So all we need is Roberta Williams (King’s Quest) and the Coles (Quest for Glory) doing their own Kickstarters and we’ve pretty much got the entire Sierra family back in business. Providing we still have enough money left over to donate.

Incidentally, the Two Guys aren’t asking for money just yet. All they want is for you to spread the word. And then they’ll probably ask you for money. In any case, spread the word!

April 16 2012 | Awesomeness, Video Games | No Comments »