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Hadi: That’s it for 2016!

Hey guys!

It’s been awhile since my last journal entry; shame, shame, shame…

I’ve been so bad at keeping up with this DevBlog as we come to a close on 2016. I’d like to say it’s not my fault, but it’s totally my fault! That’s what I get for trying to juggle too many things at once, again… oh well.

So what’s been new since the last time I wrote you ask? The short answer is; a good amount.

Concept art, for now, is all but done. I’m looking forward to the concept pieces our awesome artist Andrew has been working on for the past month. Programming is coming to a point where we are combining all of the isolated prototyping done by Sean and Christian, who have done a great job getting us to where we are this year. Our social outlets have been doing very well thanks to Isla, our community manager, with new followers trickling in almost everyday, and our plans for our podcast, which has been changing back and forth due to various reasons, are well on their way and should become available starting in January of 2017!

As with any developer working with their team, I feel that there is so much potential for this ragtag group we’ve come to call “Namespace Studio” and moving into 2017 I hope that they continue to grace us with their hard work and creativity. I’m grateful for everything our team has done up to this point and I’m excited for the upcoming year! So thank you Sean Bacon, Christian Barentine, Andrew Mitchell, Dre Freden, Isla Schanuel, and Ben Reeves for all your hard work this past year. You guys are simply the best and believe me when I say that;

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Until next time,

Happy Holiday,

-Hadi

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Hadi: Back from a small hiatus

Hey guys!

I’ve been gone!

For about a week and some odd amount of days. Since the start of my absence I have been to Las Vegas, which is an unusual place to say the least, and the computer repair shop where I have once again managed to resurrect my compooper, Slavebot.

So now that I’m back it’s time to finish editing the remainder of our podcasts. Hopefully the music and logo are ready for us to release episode 1 on November 21st!

So until next time,

-Hadi

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Podcast Episode 4: More Podcasts

Hi guys!

We managed to record past our intended number of podcast episodes for October! Whoo~!

We are taking this week off to rest and do edits on our beautiful audio recordings. For the most part I think the episodes are entertaining enough to hold a listeners attention for about an hour, and with the magic of audio editing that string of endless babble coming out of my mouth will end up sounding somewhat intellegent. :p

I think Sean and I did an alright job seeing as this was our first time attempting something like this so I’m pretty happy.

Got to go do some more edits,

Till next time,

-Hadi

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Hadi: Podcasts Continue

Hey Guys!

So we are STILL working on our stockpile of podcast episodes…

We have learned so much, and there’s still so much more to learn. For example, did you know that having a cheaper dynamic mic is much more effective than using a condenser mic which is much more sophisticated. The condenser mic is just way too good, so if you want to have a mic per speaker on the podcast the condenser mic will pick up all the surrounding speakers. Yes you could use a program to isolate the sounds that aren’t from the desired source, but the end result is very mechanical sounding and synthetic. So we’ve ordered two new dynamic mics with a clamp boom arm with a shock stabilizer and a pop filter and that ended up being the same price as one condenser mic. I guess it just goes to show that to do a job you don’t always have to get the “best” equipment or apparatus to perform the job, and in this case it ended up being a drawback for recording which is pretty interesting!

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Apart from that I get to go through all the episodes and edit/clean up some of the more awkward sections of the podcast. It’s mostly a lot of umm[s] and silent gap, which hopefully overtime Sean and I will get better at keeping track of during the actual podcast. So far I feel like we’ve started sounding better at each consecutive episode, so the future might be a bright one~! On a sadder note, I finally managed to finalize all the edits on episode 001 based on the input we got from Isla, but alas slavebot my computer decided that he wanted to be old that day, so as soon as I was done with the episode he decides to crash on me, making me lose the episode… so I get to edit a 3rd time! YAY! 😛

On that note; gotta go do some more stuff.

Till next week,

-Hadi

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Hadi: Podcasts, podcasts, and some more podcasts

Hey Guys!

So as the title suggests I have gone deep into the realm of podcasts. What are they? Where do they come from? Do they feel? How can I create one?

You know the basic questions you’d usually ask when tackling such an idea. So here I go again into some more podcasts.

Till next time,

Hadi

[P.S. Ken E is starting to act a bit wierd. He keeps going on about his cat or something during our talks… I guess all that weird research material is starting to get to him hahaha]

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Hadi: Sound Abosption Booth and Podcasts

Hey Guys,

Sorry for the late entry, I haven’t had access to my slave bot for a couple of days now. [I call my computer slave bot :p ]

This past week I have been designing a sound absoprtion booth so that we can have better audio in our podcasts. As of now we have our first episode recorded and are planning out our second episode. Although both Sean and I are new to this it doesn’t seem to be going that bad!

That’s all folks,

Until next time,

-Hadi

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Hadi: Back from the wilderness

Hey guys!

Let’s get this journal on the way, should be a short one!

So on my last entry I was hoping to have a pixel logo ready, well things changed a bit. We have started looking for alternate ways of funding Namespace and if this works out I will be extremely pleased.

Other than that I went backpacking near the continental divide. Here are some pictures;

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So these next two should be a lesson to anyone who is too lazy to read a map;

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You will end up like me thinking the trail goes up, right? No, no, no, it doesn’t……

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This was my view climbing up the side of the mountain with a 50lb pack. Good times 😀

So there you are folks, that was my week.

Until next time,

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-Hadi

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Hadi: Dawnroot Pixel Title and a Wedding

Hey guys!

So another week and another journal entry.

This past week has been such a blur; earlier this week I spent some time playing around with our super duper awesome logo that Andrew made for us and started simplifying it;

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(Andrew’s logo)

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(Shitty start of a possibly awesome pixel logo)

So as you can see I still have a pretty decent road ahead of me before we have our cinderella pixel logo, but it should definitely be fun. Hopefully by the my next journal we will be proud owners of a semi thought out pixel logo.

Other than that, I went to one of my friend’s wedding in southern colorado (near the four corners) this past weekend. Here’s a picture of me and the girl who made the terrible mistake of asking me to be her date;

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SO there you are folks, that was my week,

Until next time;

-Hadi

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Hadi: Bits and pieces

Hey guys!

So this past week has been pretty fun; I managed to put together a tileset for us to start playing around with. Super exciting!

Now, I’m focusing on what I call “social media assets”; essentially cool things we can use in our twitter, tumblr and website. Should be fun.

Anywho until next time,

-Hadi

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Hadi: So much shame I can’t even…

and some more

I have missed a total of 3 Journals since my last entry…

But it’s not my fault! After my last entry I started working with Andrew on DAWNROOT’s logo, and not wanting to spoil our “reveal” I was forced to keep quiet… (I guess I could’ve written a journal about something random but I took the opportunity to be lazy, so… so… lazy… :D)

Anywho now I’m back! And what have I been up to this past month? Well in short; tilesets, logo, and backpacking.

A lot of exciting stuff are in the works at the moment. I’m working on creating tilsets based on the concept art Dre drew up. It’s been fun figuring out how to go about making the various cubes we’ll be using. Now all we need is someone to start doing some pixel characters… (I guess that’ll be me for the time being)

Well I’ll be better at keeping up with these entries in the future!

Until next time,

Hadi