Monday, January 26, 2015

The Art of Champions Tower Defense- Part 15 #Icons

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Icons?
Yes, this week we take a look at Icons.

Games have icons, this game has a lot of them. They indicate what you need to unlock something, they remind you to equip this gear over that one. They're just that useful. I had to make a ton of icons.



"An icon (from Greek εἰκών eikōn "image") is generally a flat panel painting depicting [something]" -Wikipedia 

Every piece of armor, every enemy, every hero, everything in this game seems to have it's own icon. I made most of them. Sam made some pretty cool icons (for some classes). The great thing about icons is that you can make anything into an icon as long as it depicts the game object it represents.






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Monday, January 19, 2015

The Art of Champions Tower Defense- Part 14 #Wolves

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Howl!
This week we take a look at Wolves.

Have you ever been camping in the woods over night and heard a wolf howl, or a pack of wolves howling all around you all night. I have and it's a sobering experience, let me tell ya.


"The gray wolf is a social animal, whose basic social unit consists of a mated pair, accompanied by the pair's adult offspring." -Wikipedia 

Making humans was pretty straight forward, I got used to it pretty quick. Then came wolves, and I had to start from scratch. The first pass was tough, they looked like giant rats. Then I had to make their heads bigger and it's features more noticeable. It took some time, but I made it work and sent it, can't wait to see them in action.


"If you live among wolves you have to act like a wolf."
-Nikita Khrushchev


What is your favorite wild animal?  Leave your answer in the comments below for a chance to win a free Trainer pass from Sam & Dan Games' Pokemon Tower Defense 2!
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Congratulations to Rivv for winning last weeks Trainer Pass giveaway! Please contact me via email to joelotero93@gmail.com to receive further instructions.

Don't know what the trainer pass is?

Membership has evolved into.... Trainer Pass! Get it today!
A while back I was talking about having a membership plan that you guys and gals could subscribe to and get some great member's only features. The plan at the time was to make it a low monthly fee but have changed my mind since then. It will be a one time fee and you will have the features activated forever!

So let's talk about what you get:
  • Increased chance for Shiny/Shadow pokemon to appear in the wild
  • No ads while you play the game
  • Get a copy of shiny giveaway pokemon automatically every week
  • Faster Breeding - Breed with only one visit instead of 2, essentially breed something everyday!
  • Faster Leveling - Get twice the experience on every battle!
  • Weekly Giveaways for pass holders only

Monday, January 12, 2015

The Art of Champions Tower Defense- Part 13 #Bandits

Ahhh! We're under attack!
This week we take a look at Bandits.

The scoundrels of the forest, these bandits are scum. They revel in preying on the weak. They pillage and plunder villages and towns.


"Banditry is the life and practice of bandits. In modern usage the word may become a synonym for "gangster", hence the term "one-armed bandit" for gambling machines that can leave the gambler with no money." -Wikipedia 

The bandit design was the first unit I made for the game. It became the model used to streamline the rest of the human models. The red bandanas are inspired by the "Defias" gang in the Warcraft universe. So far, the bandits are an easy foe to fight 1 on 1, but they usually come in numbers, and can overwhelm any party.

"I can't bear art that you can walk round and admire. A book should be either a bandit or a rebel or a man in the crowd."
-D. H. Lawrence


What's the hardest game boss you've ever fought against?  Leave your answer in the comments below for a chance to win a free Trainer pass from Sam & Dan Games' Pokemon Tower Defense 2!
Next week, I'll choose a random winner.

Warning- I'll never ask for your account password, please do not post your email or any information that can be hacked in the comments section. Be safe from hackers and trolls.

Congratulations to Georjan Luna
 

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A while back I was talking about having a membership plan that you guys and gals could subscribe to and get some great member's only features. The plan at the time was to make it a low monthly fee but have changed my mind since then. It will be a one time fee and you will have the features activated forever!

So let's talk about what you get:
  • Increased chance for Shiny/Shadow pokemon to appear in the wild
  • No ads while you play the game
  • Get a copy of shiny giveaway pokemon automatically every week
  • Faster Breeding - Breed with only one visit instead of 2, essentially breed something everyday!
  • Faster Leveling - Get twice the experience on every battle!
  • Weekly Giveaways for pass holders only

Monday, January 5, 2015

The Art of Champions Tower Defense- Part 12 #Weapons

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Happy New Year! LATE!
We start the new year taking a look at weapons, starter weapons.

Q-What is a warrior without his weapon? A- A dead one.


"A weapon, arm, or armament is any device used in order to inflict damage or harm to living beings, structures, or systems. Weapons are used to increase the efficacy and efficiency of activities such as hunting, crime, law enforcement, self-defense, and warfare. In a broader context, weapons may be construed to include anything used to gain a strategic, material or mental advantage over an adversary." -Wikipedia 

Weapons are pretty self-explanatory. The pointy end goes into the other guy and you win the game. But in a game like Champions Tower Defense it gets a little more complicated. You have a ton of weapons to choose from, each time an enemy drops a weapon you have to choose what weapon suits what individual unit's stats.

"We're going to need guns, lots of guns."
-Neo


What are you looking forward to seeing or doing in 2015?  Leave your answer in the comments below for a chance to win a free Trainer pass from Sam & Dan Games' Pokemon Tower Defense 2!
Next week, I'll choose a random winner.

Warning- I'll never ask for your account password, please do not post your email or any information that can be hacked in the comments section. Be safe from hackers and trolls.

Congratulations to
 

Don't know what the trainer pass is?

Membership has evolved into.... Trainer Pass! Get it today!
A while back I was talking about having a membership plan that you guys and gals could subscribe to and get some great member's only features. The plan at the time was to make it a low monthly fee but have changed my mind since then. It will be a one time fee and you will have the features activated forever!

So let's talk about what you get:
  • Increased chance for Shiny/Shadow pokemon to appear in the wild
  • No ads while you play the game
  • Get a copy of shiny giveaway pokemon automatically every week
  • Faster Breeding - Breed with only one visit instead of 2, essentially breed something everyday!
  • Faster Leveling - Get twice the experience on every battle!
  • Weekly Giveaways for pass holders only