DeskMate Homepage Business Pen Icon v1

Interactive Business Pen icon for DeskMate’s homepage

Here is, yet, another animated icon I created for my wife’s VA (or Virtual Assistant) endeavor, to be used on her homepage for her business’ website.  Again, like with the others I’ve posted about, I tried to challenge myself with varying principles of animation, and how Photoshop makes .gifs, in general.  for this business pen, I was either going to have it stand straight up, acting like it was writing below itself, or simply have it go in a couple of circles, mimicking momentum and velocity.  I would have loved to do the former, and I might be doing that regardless, down the line, if certain icons don’t really match the pages they take the viewer to.  So, instead, I chose the latter, and decided to fool around with the illusion of physics affecting this 2D object.

There really isn’t much more to say about this one, in particular, considering two of the other animated icons also use rotation as their main means of animation.  However, like I said previously, I wanted to see if I could truly capture the feel of weight and speed of an object, and for a first try, I don’t feel it’s half bad!

Unsung Saviors Campaign #1 Compilation, Part 1

Finally, without further ado, I would like to present “DDnD – Unsung Saviors” in action!  Not too long ago, I had 5 of my friends and acquaintances choose their specific Buntaien characters, and we all took a 4-hour stint on a Saturday night to play the first half of Campaign #1 – Tutorial.  There was a lot of fun to be had, and everything went way more smoothly than I anticipated.  By the end of the night, everyone was raving about how much fun they were having, about how much they liked the puzzles and lore, and was clamoring for more.

The video above is an edited compilation I created that helps summarize the first half of the first campaign of “Unsung Saviors,” showcasing Team Glorious Hole’s romp through the RuMa Earthen Temple of Par’n.

Enjoy the video!