This was a rig I developed at Fablevision for an iPhone game called “ParkPals: Kindness Rules“. It’s has the functionality of a 3D rig, but with the Flash aesthetic. Developed in MayaLT.
Last night I recorded my first-ever podcast with friends and colleagues Jeff Gabor and Michael Berardini. It’s a podcast about animation, film and (most importantly) video games. We are looking for feedback on our pilot episode, so any help would be most appreciated. Here is the link: http://justafewmoreminutes.com/?p=5
When I was at Irrational Games, I was asked to do a write up of quick tips and tricks for making an acting shot more believable. If you’re interested in what I came up with, you can download the discussion pdf here. Enjoy!!
It’s time for our annual fundraiser supporting Boston Children’s Hospital via Extra-Life. Over the past few years I have raised over $4000 for Boston Children’s Hospital by playing games for 25 hours straight. This year, I will be taking part of the event on November 7th. 100% of your donation goes directly to Boston Children’s Hospital and I will honor any donation by creating a custom 8-bit avatar of your choosing. Donate easily by clicking here. We will also be streaming the event live on Twitch for those interested in watching the event. Here are some examples from last year’s effort.
We gathered in my game room for 25 hours to conquer the mountain this mountain of gaming.
Together we raised a total of $3855 in donations to support our chosen Children’s Miracle Network hospital. We’re at it again this year and we need your help. On October 25th, we will begin another 25 hour gaming marathon supporting Boston Children’s Hospital once again. 100% of the proceeds go directly to our chosen hospital and are tax deductible. This year we plan on streaming the event, so every donation comes with a game request where we will praise your name over the interwebs. As an added bonus, this year I have honored ANY donation with a custom, classic-gaming avatar here’s a sample of what’s been done so far.
If you would like to donate please visit my Extra-Life page: http://www.extra-life.org/participant/peteyP
After the mass-layoff at Irrational Games, a lot of the devs moved out of the Boston area, while others (myself included) are trying our hands at being independent to stay local.
A few months ago I was contacted by former co-worker, Joe Fielder, to join his indie dev team for a project called “The Black Glove”. After reading the initial script and seeing some of the concept art, I jumped on board.
While working on the project, I felt as though there was no obstacle that couldn’t be overcome and no ideas were considered out of reach. This team that Joe has put together consists of some of the most tech-savvy professionals in the business. There was never any discussion of limitation – just how to make it the best it can possibly be.
I am proud to announce our efforts have come to fruition today with the launch of our Kickstarter campaign!! If you’re a fan of indie gaming give it a look. I promise it won’t disappoint you.