I earlier posted on our effort to port Frogatto to the Playbook. Frogatto is now available for purchase for $4.99 on the Blackberry Playbook. Find it on Blackberry App World here!
In this one, we’ve got one more comic-style drawing, which is primarily a showcase for a vector-version of our logo; Emilien helped me out here because although the pixel version of it was entirely my work, I’m honestly quite rotten at vector stuff at the moment. I have so little experience with vector-tools that doing anything is a struggle, and I just don’t have the time to figure it out when there are much more pressing things to finish for the core game (I’ve already got several “learn a new skillset” jobs on my plate related to programming). He vectorized the logo, which gets us a nice, crisp, professional-looking one now, rather than later. Thanks, man!
The centerpiece, though, was a big “poster/box-art/desktop” style drawing he made for us:
It’s awesome to get fan art like this – and we’re open to fan art from anyone. If you’ve got fan-art you want to send, by all means, send it in! We’d love to see more, and if people send more in, we could make an ongoing series out of this.
With some wonderful help and support from Research in Motion, we’ve ported Frogatto to the Blackberry Playbook. The Playbook is the perfect size for playing Frogatto, fitting snugly into one’s hands with the controls within perfect reach.
Frogatto is going to be demonstrated by Research in Motion this week at the Game Developer’s Conference.
Porting to the Playbook has been remarkably easy. It should be available on the Playbook’s app store soon!
A friend of ours made some sweet fan art. I’m actually gonna split this into at least two posts, just to spread things out, since he made us a series of 5 pics(!) . The fellow in question is Emilien Rotival, (aliases being variously “The Arty Squid” and within wesnoth, “LordBob”), who’s a terrific illustrator, and all-around great guy to work with (rarely have I seen such a high ratio of skill:ego thrown around). He’s easily been the nicest, and one of the best illustrators I’ve worked with. If you’re looking to hire or commission someone, I can’t recommend him enough.
We ran into him on our sister-project Battle for Wesnoth – if you’re at all familiar with the game, he’s responsible for something like half the portraits in the game – in fact simply going to the homepage at the time of this writing is likely to have two or three of his in the randomly-chosen pool of them that decorates the main page.
So I linked him to frogatto a little while back, and then he did something very cool – a series of three cartoon-style illustrations of scenes from the game (click to zoom in):
Stay tuned, because an upcoming post will have some additional bits he made.