So, as I gear up to start working on Epic again, I've felt that I need a little exercise in the art and coding departments, and after a playing a short visual novel with my daughter this morning, I've decided to take a crack at writing my own. If anyone has any suggestions on content, I would love some input, as this is being done on a whim to compel me to write code again.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
So, with the recent decision to launch a funding campaign and finish our first couple of videogames, we're recruiting some local talent to help us get this done. I've talked with a local musician, radio host and voice actor, Rick Moyer, and he loves the idea of working on the project. Dean's list game design student Jon Kenworthy has already been a huge help and will continue to provide assistance, and computer graphics wizard Mark Hall will help with programming and graphics. I'll be providing graphics, programming, and assistance with music and sound production. Anyone else interested in particapating, email me. Thanks for your support and interest in the game.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
So, I've decided that it is time to get some of the projects I started with this company done, so Digital Fruit will be starting a couple of Kickstarters to fund two video games and a few videos.
The first will be for an old-school RPG tenatively titled Epic. The second is a Japanese style dating sim. And the third will be for a series of animated shorts.
Work will start again immediately on the two videogames, but no serious progress will be possible until the funding is aquired. The animations will be put on the back burner until funds are available.
Once again, thanks to those of you who already support us, and we look forward to comments and input from everyone.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
So, Internet Explorer has finally been scrapped, almost a full five years late. And all I have to say to that is good riddance. The insistence that Microsoft had that they had a superior product was annoying, and the problems created when IE would become infected were one of the biggest nuisances of the tech world. We are better off without it, and it will be interesting to see what Microsoft does next. Project Spartan had better be amazing, or I see a bitter future for the Redmond giant.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
So, I helped someone the other day who had recently been scammed by a company into paying for a copy of Microsoft Security Essentials, and who then used remote desktop to install it.
But that wasn't the worst of it. They had also installed a key logger to capture his passwords, compromising his email account, which is a secondary mess this customer will now have to deal with.
Now, there are a lot of computer problems that can be solved by technicians and software, but nothing is more power or helpful at keeping your computer and personal identity safe than keeping yourself informed. If someone calls and starts telling you how badly your computer is infected, ask yourself, "how does he know how many viruses my computer has?" And if someone you didn't hire starts telling you you need to let them install a new program, question that, too. Hop on Google real quick and look up the name of the company, or even the software they are peddling, it may just save you a lot of money and heartache in the end.
Monday, February 16, 2015
So just picked up a new phone the other day after my temporary disposable smart phone crapped out on me. And, as you see from the title, it's a Galaxy Alpha. It was a toss up originally between the Alpha and the S4 Mini, but after a debate over cost, size, and computing power, the costlier, slightly larger Alpha won out. And I'm glad it did.
Usually, size is my first issue with a phone. Bucking current trends, I don't like a massive smart phone, preferring something that can easily hide within a shirt pocket and not be noticed. The Alpha really pushes this envelope for me, being closer to a standard smart phone in size. But only five days later, I'm hooked.
The features that did win out kind of surprised me, too. The screen is amazingly crisp and vibrant, the best I've ever seen on a phone. The sound quality is awesome, too, making entertainment features fantastic. And at 32gb of storage space, there is 0lenty of room for games, video and music.
Needless to say, I'm sold on the Alpha, and may just be a devoted fan of Samsung in general.
Friday, January 23, 2015
With the new year, we are starting up some projects that I meant to launch last year, and have finally gotten around to some serious work. One such project is the Digital Fruit Music section, and we have a couple of artist that already have pages up on the site, with more to come. You can find those here. Also, when I can finally get around to scanning them digitally, I have some new artwork to present as well.
Once again, thank you for all the continued support and patronage from you, our devoted fans. And here is to a brand new year.