Monday, March 23, 2015

Art of Champions Tower Defense Part- 22 #Yeti

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This week we take a look at Yeti. The BOSS has arrived!

"The Yeti or Abominable Snowman (Nepali: हिममानव, lit. "mountain man") is an ape-like cryptid taller than an average human that is said to inhabit the Himalayan region of Nepal and Tibet." -Wikipedia 

The yeti's head was inspired by the ice monster in Empire Strikes Back.


The Yeti was so fun to make, I was trying to make him bigger and fiercer. The first pass for the Yeti was a little average looking, it had a "guy in a suit" effect that I thought was kind of lame. This one was a lot scarier looking and pretty buff. Sam used the Yeti as the first boss of the game, and boy was he tough.

"Listen to me. Love is a Yeti. It is bigger than you and frightening and terrible."
-  Catherynne M. Valente


Have you beaten the Yeti Boss in Champions Tower Defense?  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.


Congratulations to Nishedh Karki for winning last week's Trainer Pass giveaway! Please contact me via email to joelotero93@gmail.com to receive further instructions.


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Comment- ["your Disqus username" #giveaway] on any of my other platforms- 

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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, March 16, 2015

Art of Champions Tower Defense Part- 21 #Cave Dwellers

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This week we take a look at Cave Dwellers.

What are Cave Dwellers? Creepy uncle meets caveman.
"A cave dweller, or troglodyte, is a human being who inhabits a cave or the area beneath the overhanging rocks of a cliff."- Wikipedia

 Our mines are filled with Cave Dwellers!

This was the ugliest character I've ever made. His body is covered in boils, it's bald and creepy. I find it funny that in WoW this is supposed to be a parody of Tolkien's Dwarf (fantasy). That's messed up. 

This was the first character, where we had to rig better limbs for animation purposes. Sam wanted the Cave Dwellers to be able to bend their arms. They are very animated.




What's a creepy comic book character?  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.

Congratulations to for winning last week's Trainer Pass giveaway! Please contact me via email to joelotero93@gmail.com to receive further instructions.

Want a bigger chance to win the giveaway?  (i)

Comment- ["your Disqus username" #giveaway] on any of my other platforms- 

@ApertureEyeFilm(Twitter)
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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, March 9, 2015

Art of Champions Tower Defense- Part 20 #Caves #Mines

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This week we take a look at Caves and Mines.

Deep, dark, damp, caves give me the creeps, did I mention bats!
  "A cave or cavern is a hollow place in the ground, especially a natural underground space large enough for a human to enter. Caves form naturally by the weathering of rock and often extend deep underground." -Wikipedia 

 Mines are essentially caves that are mined by humans [ or Dwarves] for their monetary resources. Resources like gold, silver or mithril.
The game maps are tile based graphics, for procedural purposes. I still end up rotating and swapping tiles to tweak the enemy paths. Tiling was a little tricky to figure out. I make all the art with my mouse (my tablet pen BROKE!), so making smooth lines is almost impossible at times. The line tool in flash has been my lifeline through this whole game. 

The cave elements and mine elements in the maps was really fun to make. I kept waiting for some miner to show up whistling while he worked.

"... and they call it A MINE!"
- Gimli (Fellowship of The Ring)


Have you ever been inside a cave or a mine of some kind?  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.

No winner last week! 

Want a bigger chance to win the giveaway? (i)

Comment- ["your Disqus username" #giveaway] on any of my other platforms- 

@ApertureEyeFilm(Twitter)
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joel_otero1 (on Instagram)
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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.

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, March 2, 2015

I'm on hiatus this week, writing up new blog posts.

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Wow! I ran out of blog posts already? Time flies when you're having fun!

I wanted to take the time to discuss a few things about what is going on at Aperture Eye films.

1. Expanding my audience.  
Blogging is just one of the venues I use to express myself artistically and communicate with my audience. I have other platforms such as
YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, etc. But I notice that each platform has its own small group of followers, and they're all very isolated from each other (thanks internet).
I've been thinking of ways to try to guide followers to other platforms I'm in, to see what I do there and enjoy more content. Thus bringing some value to my art. I do the giveaways to attract people to my blog, and it has been quite successful. Thanks to you all! I want to do the same for my YouTube channel which is where I post my videos and [hopefully] in the near future, my films.

2. Creating more content.
I've been working really hard on several projects for Youtube and am really excited to show you what is to come later this year. 

Season 2 of Pokémon Tower Defense Fan Saga is coming! I've wrapped Episode 7 and am working on 8-11, it's coming along really nice and they're the most action packed episodes ever!

Also, something I've been working on is a short Teaser for PeeTeeDee- Generations. What is it? It's a web series that follows the PTD2 storyline, but won't infringe on the Pokémon copyright. I'm going to redesign the creatures in the story and change the names of the creatures, people and locations, etc. to be able to freely distribute and monetize the series without getting into any legal entanglements. Here is some concept art:

Coming soon to my comics site are The Legendaries!
A rag tag band of mercenaries for hire embark on an adventure when they find a chest full of rare relics from the ancient past! 

Set in Fantasy genre, this web comic is something that I'm looking forward to releasing later this year, and if all goes well, take it to comic conventions, and more!

3. Would you like a bigger chance to win the giveaway?
What if you could increase your chances of winning the Trainer Pass giveaway, well now you can! Let me explain:

Each week, you enter the giveaway when you answer the giveaway question, in the comments section below. Your name enters "the hat" once, and a random winner is picked from the hat. Well, what if your name was in there more than once, your chances of being picked would increase. This is now possible, all you have to do is comment on other platforms I have with #giveaway on the comment. 

Example- If "tommy123" answers the giveaway question on the blog, his name goes in "the hat" 1 time. If he, then, subscribes and comments on my new YouTube video that week with his matching username and #giveaway in the comments section of my YouTube channel his name goes in "the hat" 2 times. If he, then, goes to my deviant art or Instagram, follows me and comments there with #giveaway, his name enters "the hat" 3 times. "Tommy123" now has a bigger chance to be picked, because his name is there 3 times more than someone who only answers the question.
I would provide the links to each chance weekly, so you don't go scavenger hunting needlessly. 


Would you like a bigger chance to win the giveaway?  Leave your answer in the comments below, so I can decide on the next course of action.
Next week, I'll resume the Trainer Pass giveaway regardless.


Congratulations to for winning last week's Trainer Pass giveaway! Please contact me via email to joelotero93@gmail.com to receive further instructions.

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.

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