Archive for April, 2014

Donut Pirate launched on AppStore!

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Donut Pirate is now available to download on iOS AppStore, for free! :)

Donut Pirate is my new take on endless catch & dodge game, designed for casual gamers like myself, I used to play large AAA games on consoles, since I got my iPhone, the way of gaming and my taste of game has changed quite a lot, the convenience of smartphone made me lazier, so lazy I can’t even bother to insert disc into gaming console :P

Donut Pirate Game

so this is my first attempt to design a game for the lazies, a very simple game where player tilt the device to control Donut Pirate, catch as many yummy donuts as they can! Look out for bombs & fire falling from the sky. Tilt, swipe and tap to survive the dangerous world of falling donuts!

Donut Pirate GameDonut Pirate in action!

Donut Pirate Game30 delicious donuts to unlock & collect…

Craving for some donuts now? feed your iPhone/iPad with Donut Pirate! :-)



p.s. Thanks to OLLA BOKU, Jason Liao & Caleb for making this game possible!

For the Love of Donut!

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Donut Pirate is a casual game I’ve been working on for over 2 months, with some helps from friends and family, it’ll finally see the light in a few days!

It started with a simple donut catching idea involving my Donut Pirate character and a lot of donutsssss! and the first thing came to mind is OLLA BOKU‘s cute donut drawings, so instead of me doing donut designs from scratch(likely end up something similar to OLLA’s), I thought it’d be fun to get her involve in the project, and I talked to OLLA about the game concept, she has been extremely supportive and easy to work with, contributed her large library of delicious donuts, allowed me to mess around with her designs to fit the game’s art style!

Donut Pirate GameOLLA BOKU not only draws donut, she also makes them….in wool! below are her handmade wool-plush donuts – LuLu & her partner, they are my favorite donuts from OLLA, which also appeared in the game! Thank you OLLA!

OLLA BOKU's Donut Plush

OLLA BOKU's Donut Plush(peter rabbit loves OLLA’s donut plush hehe..)

Donut Pirate game also sees contribution from Jason Liao, a fresh design graduate/game enthusiast/friend, he sketched some fire & explosion animation for the game, and they are something you probably don’t want to see in the game LOL(hints gameplay). Oh BTW…the game voice over was done by my 4 years old nephew Caleb! hope I don’t get sued over child labor… :P

thanks to everyone helped making this game, it’ll be available on App Store from 29 April…..for FREE! ❤

Evolution of Donut Pirate

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Donut Pirate Paper DioramaDonut Pirate, a chihuahua inspired donut addict character, the very first Donut Pirate was created in 2008 as a paper diorama(above), followed by 3 colors Donut Pirate tee(below).

Donut Pirate Classic Tee

Donut Pirate 2014It’s still one of my favorite characters created to date, with a lot of personality and possibilities, I was hoping to turn it into a toy, but due to its complex design, its not technically possible for me create at this point. However, we’ll see Donut Pirate come to live on mobile devices very soon! A brand new Donut Pirate with full color, evolved to my current drawing style, Donut Pirate game will drop on April 29 on App Store, more details to follow… :)

Works Cited Exhibition @ myplasticheart

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Works Cited Exhibition“Work Cited” is a group exhibition inspired by children’s literature, curated by Studio Miners, opening on Friday April 11.

In this exhibition, I’ve painted ‘Momotaro’ from memory, a Japanese folk tale about a boy who was born from a giant peach, and his journey of fighting monsters in a distant island, where he met some new animal friends who helped Momotaro in his quest. It’s one of most unique and creative children’s story I’ve read, and probably the most memorable one, as there are all sorts of products for it, I was really into it when I was a kid, remember saw the Momotaro movie, cartoon, played its own video game, and even till today I still check out its ever growing related products.

taro TimelapseHere’s a preview timelapse of my piece, please excuse the low quality compression of gif animation, i know it feels like www in the 90’s :P

“Works Cited” Group Exhibition
Opens 6 – 9pm, Friday, April 11, 2014 at myplasticheart; Runs through May 11, 2014

myplasticheart
210 Forsyth St., NY, NY 10002
(646) 290-6866

Participating Artists:
Apak, Brian Butler, Evoker, Flying Fortress, Gary Ham, Michael Hsiung, Aya Kakeda, Sean Kernick, Abe Lincoln Jr., Phil Lumbang, MCA, Courtney Moy, Clams Rockefeller, Chris RWK, Paul Shih, Naoko Stoop, Tim Sullivan, Mr. Walters

Design Assembly Interview

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Design AssemblyI was recently interviewed by Design Assembly, a NZ graphics design community providing inspiration and latest industry information for NZ creatives.

In this interview I talked about how I get into toy making, my toy designs, inspirations, my first game “Doo Doo Diving“, upcoming new game “Donut Pirate”…and many more, you can read the full interview online here.

Thank you Scott for the interview, a genuine awesome dude who’s also producing his very first toy, more toys coming out from Aotearoa, yessss! :)