No Time To Explain

2013-02-02 10:34:55 by DruoxtheShredder

If you didn't know yet, it's out on Steam finally!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/227280/

Go buy it! Steam makes it easy for the creators to patch and update the game! If you haven't bought it yet, you should! It's a fun time~!

Also. Dota 2 is my favorite.


Sandy didn't kill me!

2012-11-16 10:11:22 by DruoxtheShredder

Woo hoo.

So I have a jerb now at Leftfield Pictures. Working on breaking into the Post-Production side of the entertainment industry. Hopefully that can lead to a nice video game related job. Even so, working for t.v. is awesome, especially compared to the alternative jobs I'd have to choose from.

I work here 4 days a flippin' week, but I have still made time for voice acting! There will be some new material for this site posted, and also a Steam game called "Folk Tale" that will have my voice in them! Please feel free to check out information on Folk Tale through steam, or by just looking up TheGamesFoundry via google. I'm not going to hold your damn hand, I'm a voice actor, not a baby sitter.

I'm working on a new song to put on Rockband alongside "Console War" and I want it to be challenging, catchy, and have fun lyrics. So it'll take a while to finish, but that's exciting too!

Keep an eye on Nevarky's submissions, he has a pretty funny one coming out, I just have to make one more thing for it, which I'll be able to do tonight, or this weekend!


Full Sail has some technical difficulties, but it's all good.

2012-02-27 11:50:42 by DruoxtheShredder
Updated

Though I couldn't get the .exe exported because the lab room is all fucked up..(I swear this school's technical difficulties are too inconvenient) I am remaining in contact with the instructors, and the next opportunity I get to create the .exe, it shall be done. Then you can see the fruits of my game audio labors.

New class this month, Advanced Audio Post. Learning the process to edit sound for movies. It's gonna be a long month, it's a very project/work intensive class. However, I have a strong work ethic, and very few lines left to do, so it isn't so bad. Haha, it just sucks that my college work load is making my voice over workload harder and harder to complete. But, I'll get it all done! I always get it all done!!

With my classic Durawkz flair, I've gotten recruited into another big vidya game release...in Russia and Germany. It's likely you haven't heard of it, and you probably aren't interested at all, but it's pretty exciting regardless, and for a mod it's getting A LOT of attention. Which is great, maybe I can head over to those countries as an established pro one day? Who knows, at this point, it's up in the air. And I love that I have so many directions to choose from.

You guys remember SPRITES!? More episodes of that will be coming out soon, I am going to be handing in 3 episodes' worth of lines over the next few days, which should allow for some timely releases...as long as all the other VA's turn their lines in...

I've been recruited to make video game parody musics for Machinima.com. I have "Suddenly Bear" to thank for that. Thanks for animating it, Aron! There will be an animation of my Banjo Kazooie song, and I made a Mario Party song too! I can't wait to see both brought to life by this other animator who's making the stuff for machinima. It's so humbling to be amongst so many talented individuals that count on you in some way/shape/form.

4 Months til graduation! I can't wait, I'm going to have 3 resumes and Demos. None of which will be the Resume you guys have been looking at. I'll be sending out much more organized, and focused resumes, and demos to future employers. I'll also be updating my site with all the new resumes and demos too! It's gonna be a BUSY 4 months, but when it's all said and done, it will be beyond worth it!

For those of you who enjoy let's plays on the youtube, I've been doing them with various youtube personalities. Including TehSmarty, ChilledChaos, and my good friend TomFawkes. Boarderlands, Serious Sam 3, Magicka, and some fun bouts in multi-player vs. games like The Ship, Mount and Blade, and the Gmod Mod (redundant?) Trouble in Terrorist Town. I don't record the games on my end, so subscribe to them to see all the fun stuff they have to offer. i'm not a let's player, but I love to play games with friends!

Uhhh....what else is there? I do guides for LoL now, if anyone enjoys that crappy game. I don't play it anymore, but I don't write the guides, I just voice for em'. This way I don't HAVE to play that game, and I'll still be up to date and knowledgeable on it when I do the guides. Or...at least sound that way! You can find those guides here.

It's been a fun ride at Full Sail, and I look forward to updating you guys on where I'm going in the industry! I look forward even more to not having to update you, because news publications do it for me. Then I can spend more time mixing songs in the studio, mixing movies, designing sounds, making music, voice acting, or whatever I end up doing to buy food and pay rent for the rest of my life!

-Druox



On the coming Wednesday I'll have the map as a .exe and a .dmg so whether you have a PC or a MAC, you can play the map! I am working with trying to get one more extra process that allows that when you pick up the Shock Rifle in one of the ships, bots spawn for you to fight.

In other news, I am going to make an appearence in a game made by the same person who made Killing Floor! They're working on a game called "Depth" and it is tremendous. I'll be making a vocal appearence in it. I don't know how much of the game I can talk about, so I wont mention anything that I can't find on youtube.

That being said. Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_6Kkkw FkKE

This is the game I'm talking about. We (fellow students in my class) have seen and played the in-development version of the game, and seen some of the amazing levels! I am looking forward to the game's release because it is fucking awesome. The graphics, the sound, the music, and everything else about the game is just mindblowingly amazing.

The game has been in development for 2 years, and it certainly shows. The game looks like a finished game, but the creator/producer/owner still feel like they need to add more. My teacher gets paid more the more they work on it, so he doesn't mind. But, we both want this game released so we can play it!

It has been a VERY exciting month. When stuff like this happens for me I get very humbled at how fortunate I am to get such opportunities. No matter how small, I just am floored by any chance I get to be in a project that has quality that I admire. It makes me feel like I'm doing something right, you know?

So in a couple days I'll have the map uploaded so you guys can play it on your own, or connect with other people who have the map via Hamachi or another LAN connection, and play it multiplayer! I'm looking forward to the future, it looks more and more promising the more skills that I get introduced to through this school. I look forward to learning the industry from future employers and colleagues while I work at a job that I love to do!

I'll keep you guys posted as more stuff develops.



Holy Cow!

Mega excited, I come back to Florida after going back home to visit my family, and my school tells me I am designing sound for a level made in the Unreal Engine! Not only is designing audio for games really fun...I can also give you guys the playable level to fool around with! I wont go into detail on what I am learning yet, since they haven't started teaching us anything along the lines of implementation, but if you guys are interested in learning what I'm learning, I will happily post summaries on what we're learning to do, and I'll post up the level as I implement sounds into it, if we are throwing the sounds into it.

For fans of me and Unreal Tournament alike, this is pretty good news, I think. The level I chose is really awesome too. The student who made it is extremely talented in level design and modeling. It is two ships, and you jump back and forth between them through space. It's fuckin' awesome! Now I'll get to bring the level to life with TONS of sounds, and I am hoping to create all of the sounds needed for it, all the way down to the foot steps. We're even designing sounds for the Shock Gun.

For non UT fans:

The Shock Gun is a weapon in the UT series that works as a single shot rifle IRL, but fires long bolts of electricity. It has a secondary fire (like most other weapons in the game) that fires out a ball of energy, if you then shoot said ball it will explode, usually killing anyone caught in the blast radius.

I have some ideas on how to make the gun sound. I am going to make the actual electricity shots from the main fire button sound like a traditional gun, but when you shoot out the ball I want it to be me goin' "wwWWWOAH!" with a little bit of electric droning, and when you shoot it to make it blow up, I am going to have a 3-5 part harmony "YEAAAH!" with a small explosion underneath it. I think it'll be tremendous if I can pull off the sounds correctly!

As stated before, if you want to play the game as I make the sounds, I'll be uploading the content folder we create with every sound update. If you have Unreal Developer Kit installed on your computer, you can replace the content folder of the installed game with the content folder containing my sounds to see my progress!

I am VERY excited to get started, I already have a music track recorded for this project, and I am going to be working on the gun sound effects today!


Merry Christmas

2011-12-25 14:38:46 by DruoxtheShredder

Ah, my first NG News post!

It has been a LONG time that this part of my account remained barren with nothing here to update fans, friends, and enemies of my progress as a voice actor, writer, and musician. Plus what I do for fun.

This is mostly because I have found no need to update anyone on anything, because I'm not content with my progress yet. I have a long way to go, and a lot more work to do before I will ever feel proud enough to boast of my achievements to people I don't even know on a forum as large as a public news bulletin post like these.

However, I feel compelled to write out a long-winded post to fill this area of my account simply so people can get to know a little bit about me as a person instead of making their judgments on how I act around them. I know to some it may come as a surprise, but I am not very good with people. I am extremely introverted, and though I try, I have a hard time staying calm when I talk to anyone. This has given birth to bad habits, like poor word choices, being pretentious, and just being a dick to people sometimes.

I am not trying to cover up my poor choices, I wouldn't be admitting it if I was. However, I would appreciate that people understand that you shouldn't judge me like that, and if you do have problems with how I behave, or how I treat you...you can easily talk to me about it, and I will happily change, or at least pay more attention to what I do simply because I'm not too proud to admit I fucked up sometimes.

There is a person out there who calls himself Phinnycupcakes and this guy has a major beef with me even though I've done nothing to him after I broke off with Spazkid, Redfeather, and the other people over there. Normally I've been ignoring him because I'm sure he's simply trying to get me angry or something, and he wants to provoke something out of me. But, I am mostly just using him as an example, and an excuse, to get some information out here about me that people from that circle of "trolls" love to twist around because something like this doesn't exist:

Those guys like to think I have a big ego because I don't want to work with them. They also think I left over roles, or whatever other lies they love to believe. This is because even when I try to have a conversation with them, they always throw a bunch of repetitive insults at me, and refuse to hold an audience with me. (I wont make the obvious observation, but I think you know what I'd say here.)

I just want to say that they do have a right to be mad, but they're wrong to be so overbearing about the whole situation. The only reason I refused to work with them, and refuse to even pursue any further, the chance to talk it over with any of them is because they always go behind my back for anything surrounding me instead of talking to me. They did it when I talked to them on a regular basis as well. Spazkid, in spite of whatever you want to tell anyone, including yourself, the reason I left the group, and don't want to work with it, is because you didn't tell me anything, no matter how important it was that I knew it. This allowed the other people around you to lie to me, and because I didn't know anything, I believed them. Yes, it was a mistake, but it could've been avoided if you would have simply talked to me instead of just telling everyone else and expecting them to relay the info to me. I am in no way difficult to reach, and I wasn't then either. Because you continually chose to simply triangulate, and avoid me, I didn't feel that working with you was a positive thing. At all.

If you think I'm wrong, feel free to tell me, but I would appreciate it if you, and the others would move on, and back off. If you're really so sure I'm not going to go anywhere, why draw so much attention to me? It would be easier if we both just ended it by agreeing to disagree and go do our own things.

Okay, THAT'S out of the way, on to important things:

Why not introduce myself to you buys for the first time? It'll be like we just met all over again! People enjoy calling me Druox (pronounced droo-ox) or Drew, though neither are my name. My name is Dreux, (pronounced Drew). I like this weird spelling because I don't even need to make up a stage name, I simply have to show them my driver's license. Haha!

I'm currently studying in a school centered on sound recording, and editting so when I am finished I can work in the entertainment business. I have a lot of passion for the entertainment business, and I would be honored even to make a small contribution to it and be able to legally say that it was my job to do so! It's my dream, and I am working as hard as I am physically able, and beyond, to get there!

Not many people that have met on the internet even know what I look like. This would be because I haven't had a picture available on the internet in over 5 years now. There is a picture of me when I was 16 that phinny, and other people like him, decided to parade around and assume that's exactly how I look now.

I will have you know I have facial hair, thanks. Haha, and yes. I am fat and ugly, I know that. Why do you think I don't put pictures of myself everywhere? But, I'll put a pic up I took today, just so people can see my ugly face and feel better about themselves. It'll be my good deed for the year. :) Photo was taken on a bad phone camera, but it's better than nothing, I guess.

I've had a fun life, and I'm a spoiled brat because my parents love me a lot. But, I have had a hard time when it comes to social interaction, feel free to ask if you want me to go on and on about all the fucked up shit people have done to me, but if you don't want to know, I wont waste your time.

This post is just here mainly to take up this barren space on my page. I figure I might as well post SOMETHING if I'm gonna be appearing in stuff on here.

Oh, and if you haven't bought "No Time To Explain" you should! Click here to not only support me, but an indie developer that does an awesome job! I hope these guys make more, it was a lot of fun working for them. I hope they liked working with me too. Haha!

So that's me in a VERY SMALL nutshell. I hope some of you people out these decide to give me a chance and get to know me as a friend instead of keeping me a stranger, or something you hate.

-Druox

P.S.
I can't wait to see all the wonderful pearls of knowledge the NG community will share with me when they leave comments! =D

And have a very merry Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanza/Etc . I hope you guys got what you wanted, and got to be with your families over the hollidays!

Merry Christmas