Drawing Again

I haven’t posted artworks for more than a year now and I have no idea why. Sometime last year, I just stopped drawing. Using “lack of time” as an excuse seem amateur-ish. Laziness is the most logical explanation.

Anyway, I grabbed a pencil and paper today.

I should start drawing again. This is supposed to be a drawing blog, but there’s too little artworks posted.

Here’s another sketch…I was aiming for Korra of The Legend of Korra. It didn’t turn out well, clearly showing how I suck at drawing the human body.

 

Anime Flash Games

I last posted about playing casual games and I’ve been playing a lot since. My current favorites are the zombie-shooters Decision 2: New City and The Last Stand: Dead Zone.

Decision New City

It’s just sad that there isn’t much anime flash games to play online. I did find some cool games, though. One of the best is SD Gundam Capsule Fighter, it’s a single-level shooting advergame to promote an MMO of the same title.

Anime dressing-up games are the most common. Most of the characters, however, are generic ones. There are some Naruto, One Piece and Dragonball games.

This lack of free anime-inspired games is most likely caused by copyright infringement fears. From what I know, flash game developers submit their creations to distribution websites like MochiMedia for monetization. Any game with copyrighted content will not be approved. So there’s no money in making games featuring our favorite anime characters.

So if you’re looking for anime flash games, it’s best to not let your hopes up. There aren’t that much to play…and most of them are dressing up games. :)

Playing Casual Games

Core games (Skyrim, Diablo 3, CoD, etc.) fill the headline in most gaming blogs. These games have hardcore following that even the smallest of details get scattered in the net.

At the other end of the spectrum are the ultra-simple, possibly forgettable, casual free online games that you end up playing when you’re really bored. Games like Doodle God 2, Canabalt, Paladog, 2 Many Bugs, Barbie Dressup, and more than 50, 000 more! This type of game exists in almost all platform imaginable (desktop, smart & dumb phones, tablets, tv sets, DVD players, etc.) I think almost any device that has a display and some sort of input control has a game installed in it.

Industry-wise, the casual games had revenues of $ 6 Billion. That’s a lot! It’s no wonder why big players like EA have started producing their own games target to casual players.

I am a fan of casual browser-based games powered by Flash, HTML5, Shockwave and Unity3D. I’ve played a lot and wasted tens (possibly more than a hundred) of hours of productivity trying to catch apples falling from the sky, matching jewels and chucking aliens into space! They’re fun, accessible, and above all FREE!

There are a lot of websites where you can find these free games. There’s Kongregate, Y8, Miniclip, Armor Games, Addicting Games and 150,000 more! But my favorite so far is Playnook Online Games. It’s ad-free, has clean design and with games properly organized into relevant categories. Check it out!

What are some of my favorite games?