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Video Game Abominations… Isn’t Happening

Today I must announce the sad news that Video Game Abominations will not be releasing. Video Game Abominations was a satirical encyclopedia filled with all your favorite video game characters. Written and illustrated by myself (Chris Bowring), this was to be Quiet Stories first official book. We launched on Kickstarter in April, with a goal of $15,200 NZD, and as of today, funding ended with $1882 NZD raised (12% of our goal).

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This is My Home – My First Children’s Book

IMG_2215I’ve worked many jobs in just a handful of years. I’ve worked in video game stores and clothing stores. I’ve worked in a public relations firm and in construction, and realized that neither of those jobs were for me. I’ve done promotional work for night clubs, airlines and VR headsets. I’ve even graded english and maths papers.

But I’ve always known that my true calling, was to be a creator. I just didn’t know what form my work would take. I’ve tried my hand at creating many things. I’ve written and illustrated comics, children’s books and fantasy horror novels (all unpublished of course). I’ve helped other creators share their stories, by acting in plays, working on independent film sets, selling graphic designs, and putting together advertisements. I tried to start up a business that sold soft toys and ran a fairly successful YouTube comedy channel for several years.

But my greatest achievement to date, was self publishing my first children’s book. It has been 3 and half years since I wrote, illustrated and released, “This is My Home.” A book about several little animals giving their human neighbors a taste of their own medicine.

I’m incredibly proud of that book, and i’m looking forward to seeing what the Quiet Stories team and I will create next.

Lead Writer for Quiet Stories

Chris Bowring

Posted in Graphic Design, Quiet Stories, Thoughts About Video Games

The Game Development Process – Infographic

For my design class I was tasked with creating an infographic for a magazine. I decided to create one around the process of game production. Within this design I discuss a simplified version of said process but hopefully you find it of interest none the less.

I used an arcadey font for the titles and then used the Atari’s font for sub headings and information bubbles. I created these using Adobe Illustrator and am pretty happy with how they turned out. Some of the main infographic’s colors are a little too vibrant in the version I’ve shared. I’ll try get a photo of the final version up when I can.

 

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