Wednesday, March 31, 2010

hate bit I guess...

Y'all know I play video games. What y'all might not know, is I mostly hated video games as a child. Sure I had an NES and all my friends did too, but I detested that gray plastic box. It was fucking dumb. Give me a box of legos or a field with a big pile of dirt and I was set. Now, there were a few games in my youth I did enjoy. There was a car game called Street Rod. It was the best, I always beat the dumb black corvette. Oh and I played Red Baron and decimated everyone in a virtual WWI. And there was links and tie fighter and solitaire and the monkeys throwing the banana game....

But really, I didn't get into games until college, sort of. And blah, blah, blah. Point being, no game spoke to me. SO I tried to paint solitaire and got bored. Then I tried to paint duck hunt and realized I didn't care. So I made this speed-painting of Manny Calavera and his buddy Glottis from one of the only games I played more than once: Grim Fandango!



Find it and play it if you never did, it's swell.

5 comments:

Chris H. said...

That painting is DoubleFine!

Well, not technically, I guess. But it's stupid to say that your painting is LucasArts...

Right?

Francesca said...

A new world has been revealed, thanks to your art!
Also, glorified solitaire? You should probably just show that, for fun.

Jesse said...

Sadly I did not save the literal minutes of work I poured into my solitaire painting. It has gone back into the digital ether of random 1s and 0s. A fine fate for digital art.

Sara J. said...

0101001101110101011100000110000101101
0000010000001010011011101110110010101
1001010111010000100001

(paste here to translate: )

http://www.roubaixinteractive.com
/PlayGround/Binary_Conversion
/Binary_To_Text.asp

adam H. said...

Awesome! I never played the game but have read a lot about it! Great painting! Tim Schafer at his best before he got all wrapped up in escort missions...