Hack-n-Slash

Neon dragon headcanon #4

Sombra knows how to open genji’s face mask.
Genji prefers she doesn’t do this because he’s afraid he’ll turn her away by what his face looks like.
Sombra thinks genji’s face, whatever it may look like is more beautiful than any computer or motherboard out there.
She likes to take off his mask and give him nose kisses and cheek kisses.

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Over the past two months, I’ve been working hard to finish up these 9 illustrations for @doublefine. They’re releasing a physical bundle with many of their games included, as a PAX East exclusive. These art cards will all be included in the bundle.

I feel really lucky to have gotten the opportunity to do them. It was a ton of work, but it’s nice to finally see them all together.

Thanks to @melissakking, who did the art card for Broken Age, as well as the thumbnail for Stacking, and also helped out a ton with color.

Also thanks to Charlie Verdin and the rest of the @fangamer crew for doing all the work to actually get the bundle made.

Here are the games in order:

  1. Grim Fandango
  2. Spacebase DF-9
  3. Stacking
  4. Iron Brigade
  5. Costume Quest
  6. Brutal Legend
  7. Massive Chalice
  8. Hack ‘n’ Slash
  9. Psychonauts
  10. Broken Age, by Melissa King

If you’re going to PAX East this weekend, stop by the Double Fine booth to get this bundle!

Artwork made in excitement for the up and coming game Blasphemous

Blasphemous is an action-platformer that combines the fast-paced, skilled combat of a hack-n-slash game with a deep and evocative narrative core, delivered through exploration of a huge universe comprised of non-linear levels.

The game has already been funded, but there’s a few more days to reach some pretty neat stretch goals! Back the game here and be in on the know for this very cool looking game 

The Chocobros, Nyx, Cor & video games!

Requests are open!

Noctis

  • Really enjoys RPGs
  • Still hasn’t finished the main quest of Skyrim
  • Romanced Garrus in Mass Effect with a Shepard called Luna
  • “Is your FemShep named after Lunafreya?” “No…?”
  • They were
  • Fishing Simulator 2017
  • Plays Harvest Moon or Stardew Valley when he wants to relax

Prompto

  • This boy is an absolute beast at FPS games
  • Borderlands is one of his favourite FPSs
  • Picked Lilith in 1, Gaige in 2 and Claptrap in TPS
  • Don’t challenge him at arcade games
  • He will actually destroy you
  • Especially at House of the Dead
  • Undertale made him cry just a tiny bit

Ignis

  • Doesn’t get to play games often so he doesn’t keep up with latest releases
  • Really enjoys handheld games that he can play on the go
  • Even has King Regis beat at Candy Crush
  • Got so angry at Flappy Bird
  • He smashed his phone because of it
  • Actually reallys loves the Cooking Mama series
  • Would go competitive with Pokémon if he had the time
  • Very proud of his Alolan Vulpix

Gladiolus

  • Enjoys some quality survival horror games
  • Resident Evil 3 was his favourite
  • Iris used to sit and watch him play RE3 and loved Jill
  • He spent ages religiously trying to get all the endings to Clock Tower
  • Likes a good hack n slash like Bayonetta and Devil May Cry too
  • Is an actual boss at rhythm games
  • His favourite are the Hatsune Miku games
  • Which are totally Iris’s games
  • Has beaten all songs on Project Diva 2nd F on extreme

Nyx

  • Loves multiplayer games
  • Can’t pick between maining Sombra or McCree in Overwatch
  • Gets really pissed off at people who demand healing when they don’t protect the healer
  • Nyx is that one friend that steals your stars in Mario Party
  • “My turn to pick! I choose Rainbow Road!”
  • He’s the asshole that picks Rainbow Road and everyone hates him for it
  • Would be the first to volunteer to play Rock Band on vocals

Cor

  • Wouldn’t admit it but loves to play fighting games when he has chance
  • Mains Devil Jin in Tekken
  • Has entered and won tournaments in Insomnia
  • Straight up the saltiest person when he loses at Smash Melee to Ice Climbers
  • Plays a mean Princess Peach in Smash Bros
  • Would destroy you at Dance Dance Revolution if you can get him to play
Steam Sale Recommendations

Here are some of my personal favs from the steam sale! I’ll put them in categories of Up to ~5$, up to 10$, and above 10$

Up to ~5$

Single player Don’t Starve (no add-ons) is currently 3.74! I’d buy at least Reign of Giants expansion, but if you’re on the cheap and want a great survival game, you can’t go wrong here. The rest of the prices are here too, if you so like.

Next, we’ve got Transistor! I threw Abzu in there too because it technically goes over 5 dollars, but it’s a steal at 70% off. I haven’t played transistor, but I’m buying it due to copious amounts of good reviews I’ve heard about it from friends and critics alike. Plus, at that price?! 

Psychonauts, an all time classic, coming in at 99 cents. I played this back on the Xbox, but it’s not just my nostalgia telling you it’s a masterpiece. It’s a no brainer. ehehehehehehe

Portal 1 AND 2 over here for hardly over 2 bucks. Can’t go wrong. Instant classics. Fun times to be had. Do it. Do it for me.

This could probably actually go on forever so let’s get going to the higher numbers

Up to ~10$

Starbound is a classic survival/crafting game, and it’s pretty poor-system friendly from what I’ve heard. It’s only 10 dollars now! i’ve sunk 80 hours into this game, and I don’t even *love* it, I just really like it. So I think you’re getting your money’s worth here.

Hollow Knight, my favorite Indie game of this year, so far, over here at hardly 10 bucks. Get it, you won’t regret it. Best metroidvania in years.

Furi is an incredibly difficult but rewarding Hack-n-slash mixed with a Bullet Hell boss rush type game with incredible aesthetics and utterly amazing soundtrack that is slightly diminished by the crippling difficulty that I really didn’t stress enough. Well, it’s not the hardest game ever, but it’s challenging by modern standards. I’ve died on every boss since the second one. I consider myself decent at video games. take that as you will.

My GOTY last year over here for 10 dollars, get that thing in your library right this moment or so help me

Again, could go on for forever, moving to the last tier 

Above 10$

I’m only about 5 hours into Dead Cells and it’s pretty awesome. It’s under serious construction, but it’s pretty creative and has nice graphics (aside from the cringe-inducing 3d modeling on the zombies that makes me think of all those skeleton memes)

All 3 Bioshock games for 15$. That’s a pretty garsh darn great deal, I’d say. I’ve played all 3 over the years and they’re solid for their genre, I can highly recommend this deal! To find it, just go to any of the pages for the Bioshock games (1, 2, or infinite) and you will find this bundle option below the regular one. 

Two of the better recent RPGs over here! Well, once again, this list could go on for way too long, so I implore you to have a fun time searching the store! Happy sales kids

“Wandering Souls”: A Brief Rundown

So ive been working on a game idea for a long time, and i figured id share an explanation here since this is where ill be posting all my art and ideas. Im not overly good at writing or explaining things so it’ll be alittle choppy at times but here i go.

“Wandering Souls” is a 2d sidescrolling hack n’ slash with party management elements. Think like a cross between the combat of Dust: An Elysian Tale and the group management of something like Valkyria Chronicles. It takes place in the Hereafter, which is interpenetrated as a grim fantasy version of the human afterlife. In this world, people dont age (i mean its not like a Soul can get older, can it?), therefore you will meet many oddball characters from all kinds of different time periods and locations. As you leave for a mission/quest, you pick 3 characters to take with you and can switch between them during combat and exploration.

You play as a girl named Felicity White, a 11 year old orphan who recently died from an infected wound on her eye. As she explores this new life after death, she slowly discovers (through the help of some new friends) that she is the legendary “Soul of Prophecy”, destined to save the Hereafter from a looming and currently unidentified threat. Being a young girl with no knowledge of the afterlife, she has absolutely no idea what to do or think about this. But as she faces the many horrors throughout her journey, she makes many allies and learns many things. Will she be ready to face off with the worlds unknown threat by the end?

A few minor notes for explanation purposes (and to make certain characters more clear):

- Their are 5 types of Souls: Blue, Green, Purple, Red, and White.

- Each type of soul has its own respected Lord, AKA the first of that type of soul. To make it more clear, the Firstborn created all other souls, and the Lord souls basically defined the separate colors of souls.

- Blue souls are described in text as “those who can do no wrong”, they’re basically the good guys. Their Lord is called Gale, Blade of Redemption.

- Green souls are created through sins, they are cruel and sadistic in nature but are not always beyond redemption. Their Lord is called Scrow, Embodiment of Corruption.

- Purple souls are people who entered the afterlife with broken or disfigured souls, who are pieced back together by their Lord Xene, Spirit of Forgiveness. They are known for being hard to predict and showing signs of a loose grip on sanity, as its a constant battle between the fragments that hold them together.

- Red souls are exclusive to a group called the Chained Lady’s, girls who have been twisted and transformed by the Firstborn, the very first and most powerful Soul. They are the designated guardians of said soul, aswell as the executioners of souls who “have gone too far”.

- The White soul is the Soul of Prophecy, there is only one (or so it is said), and its unimaginably powerful, supposedly more powerful than even the Firstborn. It is designated to save the Hereafter from a unknown looming threat.

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HAPPY FRIDAY THE 13TH!

Really hoping to get some work done coding my game over the weekend so here’s some doodles of character designs I’m still working on that I thankfully won’t have to finalize for probably another year at the soonest! ^w^

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day too! I would’ve lead with that, but it seems kinda wrong to mention such a great pacifist directly below violent ironclad characters XD