Louder Than Words

Louder Than Words Hi! My name is Brian. I'm a freshman at UCSC. This is my tumblog!

Portal Series: Simplistic and Reimagined Game Covers

This series has been through a lot despite having only two games. It’s just got a lot of symbolism in it.

Indie Game Trio: Simplistic and Reimagined Game Covers

Fez, Super Meat Boy, and Braid. As common in the indie game genre, this is the most diverse group of games in the world.

Fez was wonderful. Exploration, puzzle solving, beautiful unique environment. It was all there.

Braid was good too, pleasing art style, unique and fun game mechanic, interesting story.

But Super Meat Boy was HELLA hard. I couldn’t get past the second world. Also a very strange sense of humor. It was really cute tho.

I also believe that this is the first (official) game each of the respective companies made. I think Number None Inc. was “founded” after Jon Blow finished the game cuz there was no mention of it in the actual game. Team Meat had a bunch of flash games. And Polytron Co. has a bunch of unreleased games.

Anyhow, the movie, Indie Game, was also really good. I recommend watching it.

Day 9 Pt2-Day 11: Victoria and final days at sea

Day 9 Pt1: Victoria

Our last stop was actually not in Alaska, but in Canada! I didn’t take any pictures of the days in between cuz we were just at sea.. :P

Day 6: Skagway

So in the 6th picture (the one with all the ice creams), our waiter was tired of us ordering desert multiple times. Supposedly, we would order and he would go stand in the line of waiters to get food for us. But then after we were finished with our dessert (or not) we would order again, saying we wanted more dessert, so then he would have to stand in line again. So that day was smart and brought us hella ice cream that we didn’t order, but predicted that we would eventually order and that actually saved him a few trips to the waiter line.

Also, the last four photos are from the next photoset.. It’s just that I didn’t take enough pictures in Skagway and took too many at the next location.

Day 5: Juneau

Year Walk: Simplistic and Reimagined Game Covers

When I saw this game I was like, oh cool it’s another game by Simogo. I liked Device 6, so why not try this one out. Turns out it’s not really what I expected. It’s an adventure puzzle game that incorporates the touch screen features so I really loved that part since puzzle games are one of my favorite genres, but at the same time it was also part of my most hated genres, horror.

Now I didn’t know this until I solved the first puzzle and I freaked the crap out. Luckily, it wasn’t true horror, the story was just based off of scary folklore so they added a few creepy aesthetics and jump scares. I was playing in the morning too so it was okay. The genre combination isn’t the best either because then it only attracts an audience that likes puzzles AND horror, not one or the other (learned that in class :D). The story is really amazing though with time travel and folklore.

Everything is AWESOME!!! (feat. The Lonely Island)
Tegan and Sara
The LEGO Movie

Everything is AWESOME!!! by Tegan and Sara (feat. The Lonely Island)
♪ Everything is awesome, everything is cool when you’re part of a team ♫

From The Lego Movie. It was a great movie btw, has deep meaning.

So I went on an 11 day cruise to Alaska two weeks ago and I took about about 500 photos. I picked out… about 50, which is 10%.

Days 1-4: Ship exploring and Ketchikan

Halo Series: Reimagined Game Covers (see Simplistic Covers here)

The simplistic covers post somehow got hella notes (“hella” meaning about 450 for an unpopular tumblr blogger like me) making it the second most popular post on my blog (right behind my awkward octopus design, but that was reblogged by the wongfuproductions tumblr, so it cheated a little).

Finally, I’ve come around to designing the reimagined covers of the Halo series. It’s actually really hard to come across good Halo 1 and 2 wallpapers now. Halo 3 and after really flushed them out. The fonts were opposite though. “Combat Evolved” was a simple Times New Romans while “Wake Up John” took forever to search up. “Spartan Assault” doesn’t even exist yet I think.