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Early last year a group of students from University of Abertay Dundee, UK, started working on something that is to become their biggest accomplishment to date. They started work on a student brief for Care Inspectorate, a charity that works with disadvantaged kids in Scotland, and a little blue alien was born. Sid is a little blue alien that just doesn't fit into our world. He is stuck here and all he wants to do is go home. The project was hence named Far From Home and is a Unity based stealth game in which you play as Sid and try to rebuild your spaceship, avoid getting caught by the suits and finally go home.



The project started as an ambitious student project and was discouraged by lecturers at every turn. What the guys set out to do was simply impossible in the time frame. Two levels built in 3D, 4 fully rigged and characters, mini puzzle games and more. Learning Unity from scratch was difficult, putting the assets in was even more so. The team worked hard, lived in the university and even neglected other projects and commitments to get this game done. After the New Year day, in early 2013, things started to finally take shape. But that's also when problems started. It became quite obvious that some members of the team are not pulling their weight. There were fights and huge disagreements. By the summer it looked like the project is not going to be finished. That is exactly when the lovely people at Care Inspectorate stepped in and offered to fund the project for the next 3 months of summer. In this unexpected and very welcome turn of events the Far From Home team hired another artist (me!) and ploughed on with the development.





The workload was insane. We promised representatives from CI 2 more characters, one new area and a whole bunch of improvements and a new layer of polish. We worked like mad, pulling 12 hour shifts regularly and overcoming such set backs as lack of work space, missing licenses on uni computers and things simply not working. Once an asset was e-mailed between myself and a programmer 6 or 7 times because of scaling issues inside Unity. Nobody's fault, but extremely frustrating. Eventually, slowly but surely, the game started to look like what we all had in mind. There were animations put in on set pieces, the new area was done and Sid, the main character, was completely re-modeled and re-rigged. They paid us for 15 hours a week, and we gave them 60+, because this was a point of personal pride for us. We wanted to make it awesome.

And we did!



When the game was released there was a huge media boom in our home city. We were featured on the university website, CI built a whole new website from scratch and we even made it into the local paper. It felt great. Furthermore, imagine our excitement when we received word that we made it into the shortlist for TIGA Game Industry Awards 2013 for best student game of the year. We would travel to London for the award ceremony.



All suited up we embarked on our exciting mission. At the award ceremony we sat and held our breath when the announcer named the winning companies. Sony, Ubisoft, Microsoft, all were there, all receiving awards for various things and we were there among them. When they announced another student team we were obviously slightly disappointed. But such is life. It was time to go and drink our sorrows away at the free bar.

Last thing I remember of that evening is doing shots of Sambuca with a dude who produced Dungeon Keeper, Black and White, and Fable.

I hope you enjoyed this story of ours. If you'd like to find out more the game is playable here: meetsid.co.uk/sid-the-game/ and you can also find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/LinearCurveGa…

TL;DR Hard work pays off. Drinking with a dude from Lionhead.

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Hey everyone, looooonnnggg time no post, yeah college keeps you busy. Any who check out this new game comming out soon


journal of other group: tsurechii.deviantart.com/journ…

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"Hello, people!
As some of you know I've been working on a game called GRIEF!
(If you want to know more, there is a summary if you check the indiedb link)
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Assassin's Creed Black Flag
Anyone wan't to add me, I'm Seraphoid on PSN; kinda bored without any friends(that play ac), I'm decent to the multiplayer, but I rather see a multiplayer freeroam like in red dead redepmtion undead nightmare free roam, alas no, but atleast they have a wolf pack and such

XD It's so funny you can see Edward dressed as Connor (he's so sexy), speaking of which here is  :iconconnorline-fc: and :iconassassins-fanart:, :iconvisionaryassassins:, :iconassassinscreedguys: too

do you wander about outside the animus? I do

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do you look for easter eggs and sticky notes (20 of them to collect)?

any tips, tricks and advice?

which did you preorder? (I got the amazon one gamestop ran out :/)
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KambalPinoy Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

Hi there I just became a co-founder of this group called :iconsupersmashflash2:

 

so I was wondering if you could affiliate our group so we can affiliate you back by adding your group to our affiliation list :)

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Seraphoid Mar 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I signed, yeah SOPA is a bitch
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EXIT1979 Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for accepting me!!!
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Wilku333 Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much to add my picture ;)

And I have a question.

Did you ever played the game like "Live For Speed​​"? 

What I generally mean? Let me explain. 
I collect people for the season of "The Amazing Race" where participation can take literally everyone, in all manner of fields, there will be everything. The principles are described, and if unclear, please write, willing to help anyone who would have a problem.
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Fantalusy Feb 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for accepting! :)
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TheLegendaryArkaius Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I do say! Can you consider adding a Vectorman folder?

I may join after that I say! :)
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TomRintjema Jan 29, 2014  New member Hobbyist Photographer
I'm making a game about horses. Please check it out and let me know what you think!


Thanks!
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Hey everyone!! I just starting LPing a couple weeks ago so I still have a lot to learn. If you like pokemon or touhou games, feel free to check out my channel. Those are the main games I have right now but ima have more variety soon.


Also, if you like awesome looking video game card games with theme music, check out my deviantart. thx again
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danidarkan Jan 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Thx for accepting me !
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Wilku333 Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OK guys, who can help my friend? He create channel on TwitchTV and collect Follows and online views, plz enter this channel name WebsitesGaming. He have got online channel 11:00-21:00 UTC+1. He will be happy with the audience.
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Wilku333 Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
www.twitch.tv/websitesgaming << !LIVE STREAMING LoL 11oo-21oo!
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Belthazubel Dec 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, is there any chance I could submit a journal entry?
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Seraphoid Dec 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
no but note me what you want to post
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ShiniSnowDemon Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
could it include more then just fanart? I plan on starting a mini guide for different aspects of a game as literature posts, right now I plan to get my journal entry out there so I could introduce the mini guides I`ll make, if not you know where I could post it?
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Seraphoid Dec 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
yeah put  your written work in the same series for what you write about
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Hiro-Ryusei Dec 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks for accepting me into the group!
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DeeDeeMe Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for accepting me :)
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Testsubject276 Nov 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Man, this place is AWESOME! 
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thanks a lot for having me but I won't be drawing any more fanart stuff. you guys have a good one!
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Seraphoid Nov 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ok bye
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EdwardDillon Oct 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very kindly!
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Seraphoid Oct 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you say raiden i think of metal gear..... -.-
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Raiden is also a thunder god.
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