A late welcome to 2013

Eight days in and I still can’t get around the fact that it’s already 2013! This is my first post of the year and it will add a new line of my yearly archive, located on the left side of the banner.

Here are some of the things I’m excited about 2013.

Ubuntu for phones – I’ve been using Ubuntu for a couple of years now. The desktop I’m currently using is a dual-boot (Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7). Win7 because I need to play Civilization V, World of Tanks and Dragon Nest.

When I first saw the promotional video of this new Smartphone OS, I got really excited. A few months back, there was some talk about NexPhone and it looks like this new OS is the first step.

We’ll just have wait and see.

Ragnarok 2: Legend of the Second – Oh, Ragnarok. You were the reason why I failed calculus in college and now you’re back! What part of me will I abandon this year just to serve you? Nah!

Ragnarok Online II

More Work – 2012 has been a banner year here in the office. We’ve completed the first, and most important, step to enter the casual gaming industry with our flagship project Playnook. We just started working on some major developments for future expansion of casual gaming reach.

Meanwhile, as a side project, I continue to work on the revitalization of our old website Antik Time.

Personal….Nah. You can check out my other blog (neilyamit.com) for personal stuff.

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. :)