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Quick update

Posted by R1665 - September 17th, 2016


September 20th will be the five-year-anniversary of the release of VG Exiles Episode 3...  Kind of hard to believe it's been that long.  It seems like only yesterday that I was Skyping with my art director and putting together big big plans for the future.

...which sucked.  Fuck those days.

Right now I'm much more interested in finally getting VGE4 done.  I'm still hoping to have it finished by the end of the year.  No promises, though.  I have so far underestimated the level of intricate detail work I would be compelled to do and even the "simple" story scenes are turning out to be super-complicated.  That's not a bad thing, it's just a time-consuming thing.

I'm back in my classes now and have plenty of time for animating between them and my work shift.  As shitty and depressing as my last semester off was, I've decided that I must remain continuously enrolled until I meet my academic goals.  Summers, winters, everything.  I can't afford to fall back into that hole again.  So, day-by-day I chug along.  Some days are more productive than others.  At least now I'm thinking more about the projects and less about whatever little bullshit distractions I put up for myself.

I think it will also be helpful that I've already begun animating VGE5.  I'll be able to jump straight into the choreo for VGE5 as soon as VGE4 drops.  ...or maybe I'll do another FAILtality.  ...or maybe work on something entirely new.  So many choices...

I had hoped to be a bit further along with the VGE4 story scenes by this point, but I'm not gonna kick myself too hard over it.  Any progress is good progress given the last few years.  I'm just glad to finally be back in the race, even if I'm still hobbling along with a twisted ankle.

Also, SCREENSHOT!
 

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Still beta.

If I could go back in time and tell my VGE2-era self that I would be doing some of my most intricate sprite work ever for a chess game between two characters in a story scene, he wouldn't believe it.  Then he'd probably go for his shotgun thinking I were an alien trying to kill him and take his place.  He's paranoid like that.

Fortunately, I would have already fled the scene whilst performing the Curly Whoop.  That's probably why I should never be granted the power of time travel.

...aaaaanywho...  back to the grind I go.

R1665


Comments (10)

Dude i have been waiting for VGE 4 for so long.

can't wait, ill make sure to share it around once its's released

Best of luck towards the release!

Well, at least there's a screenshot. And man, you're jumping the gun on future episodes already? Dang. Looking forward to what 4 brings. And FAIL 3...wouldn't it be hard to top it fails 1+2?

Man! Time sure flies when my man is getting another episode on the go. Hope to see the full episode in its entirety. ;)

- Shift

2017 will be the year of the sprinters, some heavy duty movies will make a huge impact in the sprite animation community. What do you think R1665? ;)

I am so excited about this!

Oh! Will there be returning voice actors?

As loathe as I am to bring up anything that fuck-stick had his brain on, any chance of seeing a remake of Episode Zero? I feel like Future R1665 could easily bitch slap his past self in quality. Unfortunately doing so would mean that same matter is occupying the same space and would rip a glory hole in the space-time continuum...worth it?

Episode Zero was already 75% remade before fuck-stick's fuck-stickery and it will never see the light of day. It had some pretty neat concepts in it, but I'd rather cannibalize the non-fuckstick parts and put them to better use elsewhere.

Besides, right now I can do way better than even that remake would have been. I've got other recent projects that I've had to cancel because I've grown beyond them (and also because my motivation issues are bad enough without having an additional half-dozen things on my plate).

I can't worry about remakes. I have to devote what little energy I can muster into going forward.

...or into giving fuck-stick the Negan treatment if I ever catch wind of him again...

R1665

Hey, I know it's been a minute since you updated but I'm EXTREMELY happy to hear you working on part 4. Your sprite animation is something that is truly remarkable and I wish more people appreciated. Your ability to tell a story with only little subtle details and changes in sprites is amazing. I wish you ALL the good luck going forward I hope that you succeed in your goals, academic and artistic. I love your work and if I had to offer any constructive criticism it would be this... WHY STRYKER OF ALL THE CHARTERS. (Kappa)

sincerely a slightly tilted 3rd strike playing cyrax main :)