Dave Bleja's Blog
I’m the creator of Spryke. Driven by an innate sense of creativity, appreciation of art, and love for fine details, I’ve spent over a decade working as an animator, illustrator, multimedia developer and designer. In 2014, I took a risk and quit my career to pursue my dream of making an immersive, deeply crafted platformer. You can support it right now on Kickstarter!
I'm the maker of Spryke, a deeply crafted platformer about a deep sea cyberfish who discovers the joys of dry land. One of Spryke's highlights its highly detailed animation style, and I'm sharing 5 animation tips with you that I've learnt over the years.
There's been an unfortunate knee-jerk reaction in some quarters about the Witcher 3's all-White cast. I argue that this is a misleading and culturally insensitive conclusion that does more to hurt multiculturalism than promote it.
Photoshop Layer Styles are very powerful and surprisingly versatile, and I use them for almost all of Spryke's graphics. In this guide, I go through various Layer Style tips & tricks, including Pseudo Color Overlays, internal Adjustment Layers and more.
A great way to enhance a gameworld's believability and atmosphere is to make a custom alphabet for it. I've recently designed a complete alphabet for Spryke, and I'll take you through my whole process.
Dave Bleja's Comments
[Blog - 09/22/2016 - 10:01]
Great post. I 'm just ...
Great post. I 'm just getting ready for exhibiting at PAX Aus, and I 've picked up some good tips in this article
[Blog - 10/18/2016 - 09:11]
Thanks : r n r ...
Thanks : r n r nThe engine I use is Clickteam Fusion. It 's a perfect engine for visually-oriented people like me. r n r nhttp://www.clickteam.com/clickteam-fusion-2-5-developer
[News - 10/03/2016 - 01:50]
I suspect the reason his ...
I suspect the reason his business was destroyed completely was because the main revenue would have come from people buying the games for cheap trading cards. r n r nIf they were real games made by people who gave a crap, they could still happily sell them on other platforms. ...
[News - 09/23/2016 - 07:16]
I tend to agree with ...
I tend to agree with you that the guy 's political views are irrelevant. r n r nBut Kevin Simpson is right. You 're basically saying that people are only behaving ethically when they keep their business dealings strictly amoral. That 's an absurd thing to think.
[Blog - 08/09/2016 - 10:38]
C 'mon man, I want ...
C 'mon man, I want to hear what those two perfect games are r n r nIf I had to choose, I 'd say Portal 2 for me though not Portal 1 .
[Blog - 05/31/2016 - 12:29]
I 've been mobile gaming ...
I 've been mobile gaming since the early eighties, when I adored my LCD Game and Watch handhelds. r n r nBack then, mobile gaming was a viable sector of the market, but only a sector. The same is true today. The same will be true tomorrow. r n r ...