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UPDATE: Didn't want to create a whole new entry, but I have a small update video showing off the grass I'm working on :D!


Hey everyone! I hope 2015 is treating you well so far! I've got a couple of game dev videos to share!

First is my 2014 demo reel. This is basically a summary of all game systems I worked on in 2014 including NPC behaviors which I haven't shown before!



Second is an auto-landscape material! This basically applies the appropriate texture to the landscape depending on how steep the terrain is. In this example I use grass, rock, and dirt materials. Just FYI, this only showcases the terrain material. In a proper environment there would also be foliage, rocks, etc. littering the landscape to add more variety. I'm looking to work on those sorts of things next!

  • Mood: Exhilarated
  • Listening to: Somnus - FFXV
  • Playing: Final Fantasy VIII
  • Drinking: WATER!

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Branden Gonzalez
Artist | Student | Digital Art
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Hello everyone! My name is Branden, and I'm an artist, programmer, and aspiring game developer.

I take my artwork very seriously and use each piece as an opportunity to improve! I hope you appreciate the effort, and follow me on my journey! :)
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trainman1 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
Hello. Are you still going to continue the kanto pokemon comic?
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branden9654 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I might come back to it in the future. I'm just currently looking to greatly improve my artistic ability with more challenging work. While the comic was challenging because of the volume of work, it wasn't helping improve my quality. I definitely want to continue it in the future though, I have a nice outline for where the story would go, and I'd love to see it through at some point.
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trainman1 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
Ohhh okay. I was just asking, that's all. Between RGBY and FRLG, Which design do you prefer for Red and Leaf(the girl)?  For me, I prefer the RGBY designs because it pops out more. It has a 90s feel to it. 
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branden9654 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Definitely agree. I'm way more inspired by the 90s designs. Of the two though I dislike the FRLG design of Red the most. He used to look so cool.
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AnHeiressofaSOLDIER Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Just wanted you (as well as Churro and Sabrina) to know that I really enjoyed you guys' last podcast--as always--and that I can't wait for the next one:)

I'm also so very excited to hear that you guys are going to be doing KH Let's Plays! That's so awesome. Especially, since as you pointed out, most people who tend to do them talk about things outside of KH, and talk over the cutscenes.

Right now the only person who I can think of who doesn't do that (though he does a few times, every now and then) is Frustrated Jacob on YouTube. He has a pretty good commentary, where he talks about how KH1's design is better than the other ones (like how if you zoom in at the walls in the Accessory Shop in Traverse Town, you can see bananas there and that gives the illusion that the residents of Traverse Town go their to buy their groceries and stuff, which is some good world building that some of the other installments lost), and stuff like that.

But I'm just so psyched to see what you guys have in store for us, I'm not even going to lie. I know it's going to be something great=)

And thank you, everyone who works at KHUnion (and FFUnion), for all the cool things that you do. I couldn't appreciate you guys more. You are all so awesome:D
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branden9654 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! It really means a lot to hear you like the direction we're going next year! We're still working out the logistics of how, from a technical standpoint, we can even do it, but we should be able to have a nice test stream December 19 :D! We don't have much there yet, but you can find it at: www.twitch.tv/khunion/ . Ideally we're shooting for 6 or 7pm  EST on the 19th, maybe go on for 1-2 hours. It being a test stream we'll play KH1 a bit just for testing purposes, but when we start doing these on a regular schedule we'll start over so everyone starts on the same page.

Our main vision for the bulk of this and other content is to bring more focus to the KH games that are already out. It's hard to only have content when Square decides to release it, and ultimately, I know a lot of people need to get caught up in time for 2.8 and 3.

My only personal concern going forward is gameplay skill XD... There are still parts of the optional content in KH games that I'm still no good at so we'll have to see how we handle it. My idea for now is we'll complete as much as is necessary to unlock the secret endings of each game, and towards that end that means we'll be playing mostly on the hardest difficulties as it usually makes it easier to unlock the secret endings. Story is our focus here for now at least so we'll try that and see if it works well.

I'll share this with the others on KHU to let them know they have your support! Again, this does mean a lot to us. It was much harder when we were only on iTunes, but now we hope our new initiatives get us more in touch with people that listen to the show and that we can have more of a community.
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AnHeiressofaSOLDIER Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
And this message is super late! So sorry about that!:/ But now that it's January, I can't wait to see you guys at KHUnion being more active now. And I'll be sure have to keep a look out for you on twitch, that's for sure;)

I totally think it's awesome, btw, that you're partially doing this to help people get caught up with the series. If all goes well, I suspect that KHIII will be coming out next year, so no doubt people--the casuals especially--will need all the help they can get, and I bet you guys' commentary will help out there, too:D

And I hear you about unlocking the secret endings. LOL. Right now I'm trying desperately to get the second secret ending in KHIIFM, but am having no look defeating some of the Data Battles or the Lingering Will on critical. It doesn't help that the Xemnas reaction commands are broken, either. So who knows? Maybe you guys' getting through it will help me finally find a way to succeed there myself^_^

Oh, and by all means do share this with the staff! I'd comment on the official KHUnion page more, but for whatever reason my crappy old laptop doesn't seem to like the site much (though I know it's my computer's fault, and not the site, because it works well for me on other computers), but fortunately I remember your dA that you mentioned on the show, so that I can give you guys all the praise you deserve here, which is nice.

Anyway, looking forward to the new show! Happy new year, and take care!

-Shanna
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SilviaStarlight5 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, you want to join my hunger games simulation?
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Draconet Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday :)
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branden9654 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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