Beautiful animated short “KitBull”

Wow so I saw this beautiful animated short called KitBull. It was a masterfully done animated short done by some wonderful animators over at Pixar. Once the animated short started up I could not step away due to a unique 2d animated style and the charm of the short that beemed splendor. I was awe struck by how the world that the cat and dog who are the main cast felt so surreal and alive. The animation used a digital pastel style color palette meshed in with a soft brush texture and the lighting was a nice touch.
The animation of both the cat and dog was also spot on in terms of the playfulness of a kitten and pup who is trying to understand his world. Check out this beautiful short over at Pixar and don’t forget to watch the video about the filmmaker and the behind the scenes. Afterwards check out all of their other shorts and things on their youtube page.

DAYUM!! Hollow Knight: Silksong REVEAL

Hollow Knight: Silksong where do I start… HOLLLLLLLLYYYY SHIT this was the best news I heard about a game in ages. I waited for the reveal to drop 3am Pacific time in Cali and watch the reveal and was totally blown away. I am an art junkie and when I see a game or simply anything with beautiful art I oooze over it. I was sooooo upset I missed out on the kickstarter of the original game as they had so many amazing things that was packaged with that event. The reveal had everything a fan would want to see to say TAKE MY DAMN MONEY. The animation, the character designs, the world building everything just looked top notch and full of atmosphere. I am extreme glad that they decided to make a separate game and not try to force the build onto the existing game. It allowed them to create fresh new content and a whole new world and boss mechanics. NOICE.

So lets say that I loved this reveal, I will talk more about the previous game later. This reveal told me that small teams are kicking ass. There are some amazing indie game teams that are finally getting the shine they need to keep making awesome games. The only top terr game I have been playing these days is Destiny2 beyond that I have been jumping in on Hollow Knight, prior to that was Hyperlight drifter and prior to that I can’t recollect but I have tried to support the indie devs as I am one myself. The bottom line for me when supporting other devs is that I have to see that you are giving your all to a project and really give us something that is truly awesome and from your heart. Hollow Knight SilkSong looks to be that game which I will wait for and I may purchase a switch later in the year maybe November 2019. The switch at present has alot of indie titles coming their way and that is a great thing for people like myself who love to support these devs.

One thing I am getting tired of is the lazy genre naming of calling games Metroidvania, we don’t hear anyone calling anything else mariomania or zeldamania. Yes the game echos that metroid adventure like style but this game in many way far exceeds what metroid did in many ways considering that metroid was and still is created by a big team compared to some of the small devs that are putting out awesome content. They need to step it up. The last metroid game released for the 3ds was actually pretty good but it was a remake of metroid 2 with some rather fine graphics and gameplay.

Lets back track a bit to the original Hollow Knight which received three dlc or patch fixes as the creators stated they did not understand how to do dlcs. I think what they meant to say they were not sure how to price those dlcs so they just did them as patches and ending up creating a marvelous game in the long run which won them alot of praise. Hands down I loved Hollow knight, not simply because it was a beautiful game but more so because there was no hand holding, the controls worked damn well, the music scoring was top notch and it was developed by a small team comprised of Ari Gibson, William Pellen, Jack Vine and lets not forget the composer Christopher Larkin. I bought the game for both the pc and my current console the xboxone. I will probably get a switch one day simply for this release but with the pc version I might be able to hold out for the xboxone version we shall see.

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