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  1. Izu.

    Maps from my project!

    Hey-oh! I love the look of them and the lay-out of the maps! Coming from a Parallaxing standing-point and what all you can do with it, there's a lot you can do to set a scene. A lot of it actually comes from lighting and understanding color combinations and why things look good together and why they don't. In lighting, there's objects in your scene that you can use to portray a mood or setting. Finding ways to draw the players eyes to things can really highlight what you want the player to interact with. It can also be used to show the player where you want them to go, such as lighting up the next room's doorway as a way of saying, "Go this way!". Now on to color theory and color combinations, in general you should always be looking for ways to find and incorporate complimentary colors, or compound colors. These involve colors that basically cancel each other out, or otherwise known as "opposite colors" they create sort of the largest contrast and on the color spectrum are "opposite" each other. This goes hand-in-hand in also setting a mood with just colors alone. For instance finding "warm" and "cold" colors can instantly change what the scene is about. I've made two quick examples sort of showing what I mean. With this image here, what I've done is find my lighting source, which is the TV. Using a dark blue overlay to show a creepy or darker setting, and then incorporated a game element of lighting up the next room over to show that the player should go here next. I then put static on the TV and added tiny spec's of white around the image for dust. Going back to complimentary colors, Blue and Orange, from the lighting of the next room and blue from the TV create a great contrast which you can see in a lot of games like Chrono Trigger. For the second image, I changed my lighting source to the fireplace and made it much more brighter. Then setting a warm orange overlay has changed the mood of the scene to something less chilling or unsettling. For what I recommend, I'd use "Adobe's Color Wheel" to find your complimentary colors if you're unsure of what works together and doesn't. (But, don't let this be the end all-be all for everything you do, always use what you personally think looks nice). https://color.adobe.com/
  2. Izu.

    Pokemon Sun and New!

    I picked up Sun when it first came out! Just beat it two days ago. I have to say it was quite a bit of a challenge. I decided I'd make it hard on myself and go with an all Ghost/Grass type team, considering I'd never done a full team of either before. With the whole stigma of the "Bad Guys" using dark types, haha, I was getting thoroughly run through the wringer. The Elite Four was a pleasant little challenge as well. Waiting around till the Pokemon Bank opens and doing some casual shiny hunting now for some of the new Pokemon this gen. We should post our friend codes here! I'll post mine here: 2208-7362-5239
  3. Izu.

    Show your Desktop!

    (Blah, this isn't a desktop post- but! Here's some screenshots I've been taking as I play. It's a super pretty game!) ^^ Probably the best Character creator I've seen in a game. xp
  4. Izu.

    Show your Desktop!

    Here's my desktop currently, it's my character from Black Desert Online!
  5. Going to be streaming some fallout 4, building my vault. http://original.livestream.com/izumiki

  6. Going to be streaming Mirrors Edge: Catalyst. http://original.livestream.com/izumiki

  7. Streaming some Pokemon games. Doing some soft Nuzlockes. http://original.livestream.com/izumiki

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    2. Tarq


      Cool, I'll join when I'm back from work About 2 1/2 hours).

    3. Izu.


      Oh here's a list of rules I setup. http://pastebin.com/ZqeJSBqy

    4. Tarq


      No heals and no running? That's like the DS of Pokemon.

      Themed rules make for some entertaining runs but they're even harder to get going at the start.

      The best idea I had was 'Dreadlocke':

      -only play at night,

      -only ghosts, dark and psychics,

      -some other stuff I don't remember any more.

      But yeah, even a vanilla nuzlocke can be a challenge.

  8. Going to be streaming, Salt and Sanctuary. A 2D side scrolling Dark Souls. http://original.livestream.com/izumiki/

    1. Izu.


      Stream done, ended up semi-rage quitting. ^^;

    2. Ragnos


      I've played that alot. Got so mad at some points!


  9. Izu.

    parallax My First Parallax Maps

    Your maps look great and you have some great ideas! For maps that are done outside (and even inside), getting down natural lighting, and the way objects react to light can do a ton to add depth and "realism" to your maps. For maps that are made with poor lighting or done at night, having some kind of light source can sort of break up a scene, it not being as dull looking. I quite liked your idea for adding firefly's to the map. They can be used as a great source of light. Illuminating the tops of trees or the ground as they dance around. Having any source of light, such as lanterns along a path, moonlight reflecting off water (Which shouldn't be too extreme. Very subtle), a torch, glowing plants. I went and did a edit of your daytime map. Showing some small things you can look at adding. I made the map a bit dark. Adding more firefly's around the area can make the map appear much brighter. Environmental storytelling is another big thing you can do. I went and added two blue firefly's around that dead tree in the middle, (I had thought of just adding one to begin with). You can tell stories with your maps without actually having to explain something in words. Whether leaving the interpretation to the player or them having a meaning to just you.
  10. Going to be streaming Raven's IIAW game and probably some Fallout 4 or Tekken 6 afterwards. http://original.livestream.com/izumiki

    1. Izu.


      Stream over, Thank you for coming and watching!

  11. Streaming some more Fallout 4. Hopefully everything wants to play nicely tonight. http://original.livestream.com/izumiki

  12. Streaming some Fallout 4, hopefully my internet plays nice today. http://original.livestream.com/izumiki

  13. Going to be streaming some dark souls 3. http://original.livestream.com/izumiki

    1. Izu.


      Welp, my internet is being really dumb. Can't keep connection long enough to even move.

    2. Chaosian


      GG, internet.

      No re.

  14. Going to be doing a practice stream for dark souls before hopping on a new save. http://original.livestream.com/izumiki

    1. Yuugami


      Was an entertaining stream, Izu, thanks for all the fun!

  15. I'll be streaming Dark Souls III in just a little bit. http://original.livestream.com/izumiki

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    2. Chaosian


      Aw, looks like I missed it. Even with the spoilers, it's hard to say "maybe for the best".

    3. Izu.


      I'll be streaming again in a few hours. Have a bit of a headache at the moment! =D

    4. Izu.


      I didn't get too far, I'm wondering if I should start over again. (If anyone would care to see it from the beginning).

  16. Final Fantasy X is finally out on steam. Insta-buy!

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    2. Chaosian


      Ack. Too many good games, not enough time. I will say that X was the only one of the core FF series to really catch my eye though...

    3. Tarq


      If they released Blitzball as a standalone game I'd buy it.

    4. magic2345


      Now to wait for FFXII.....

  17. Izu.

    Need Game Over Screen

    Hey-oh, Arin! I decided to try and do your request! Hopefully this looks alright, I picked the text a bit randomly so I'm not sure if it looks okay as is. Let me know, and I'll change it! The Clock is made from scratch, here's the .PSD if you want to make any changes.
  18. Got my names in BDO YAY! http://imgur.com/t9EWZlG

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    2. Wingflame
    3. GameKirby


      whats the name about?


    4. Chaosian


      It's an MMO, standard-ish fantasy fare. Big emphasis on jobs and player interaction though.

      Er- from what I hear from... sources.

  19. Black Desert's 2nd CTB for NA is on Feb 17th and comes out March 3rd! My tamer, http://imgur.com/rYv1jeU =D

    1. AlliedG
    2. Radiant Arin

      Radiant Arin

      What is Black Desert even about?

    3. Izu.


      Black Desert a Open world Sandbox MMORPG, you can do lots of things in it, fish, craft, bake, blacksmith, alchemy, barter, farm, pickpocket, tailor, home decorate, and lots more. The combat is supposed to be best in a MMORPG along with character creator being the best of a lot of games.

  20. Streaming Dragons Dogma: Dark Arisen! http://original.livestream.com/izumiki

    1. Izu.


      Stream over! Thanks for all who stopped by! =D

  21. Going to be doing a small stream of Tekken 6. http://original.livestream.com/izumiki

  22. Going to be streaming Dragon's Dogma: DA. It's finally out on PC! http://original.livestream.com/izumiki

    1. Chaosian


      Thank you again for another fantastic stream. I could not be happier with it.

    2. Izu.


      Haha, glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for coming and watching!

  23. Izu.

    Title screen request

    I thought I'd give this a shot, I'm a bit strapped for time and only got your title done (it's a bit rough, sorry!). I'll have to see if I can get your background done, but you might be able to find a background that fits by then! =D And here is the title on a transparent background.
  24. I literally just had one of these yesterday. I didn't know you could do this with them. http://imgur.com/gallery/MHSzKEE

  25. Going to try and stream some more Fallout 4. http://original.livestream.com/izumiki

    1. Knighterius


      Lol just to rub in that I can't download it. >.> I'm onto you Izu

    2. Izu.


      Hehe, sorry Knighty. xp


      I will let you know that the game is great! =D

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