Wish me luck. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed since it's been so long since my last job. Here's hoping I don't mess this up XD
I work for a video game development agency Live Ops Team. Between testing games and panning new ones, I find less time than I like for relaxing projects.
Video Game Developer
Joined on 12/19/09
Posted by crazyguylink - August 9th, 2016
Holy CRAP! The stanley cup was brought here to where I live yesterday and I got to see it up closeand in person! They had it on display int he ball park next to where I live. There was no drinking from it, but it was still awesome! I know Ottawa didn't win the cup, but I believe it was the coach who was here and this area was where he grew up, so he brought it here for everyone to enjoy. I'm still buzzing about it!
Posted by crazyguylink - April 5th, 2016
Sooooo... the Visual novel I was working on was a bust. The artist quit for personal reasons and we couldn't get much to work with... therefore it's back to square one fr the entire project. Trying to branch out to make something new. well see what happens.
Posted by crazyguylink - October 19th, 2015
Hey all. sorry I've been inactive. Been working my butt off since I resumed my old Game Dev job. Testing can really suck the fun out of gaming, but as a gamer, I know how much the work is appreciated. As well, i'm working on 2 Visual Novel Projects. One is with a team called Resonant Blade as the lead music designer for their title game. the other is a post apocalyptic survival VN where every choice is life or death. I'm the project lead and kind of having a snag in that I have no one to do artwork. might be asking people here to help with that in the near future, so keep an eye out. And, since I like the feel of the dormant creative juices stirring up again, I might even take on some ideas people have for other VN projects, so again, keep an eye out, ok?
Posted by crazyguylink - March 25th, 2015
Well, never expected this to happen... but, here it is. I have been asked to make the audio tracks for an upcomming game called ADF! The game is based on a VN/RPG game named Sunrider on Steam as well as made by some of the same Dev team and my understanding is that it will be along the same lines in gameplay. The game is scheduled for launch around the end of April and I'm really excited about this. I mean, I test a lot of unlaunched games in my line of work for Alpha stages and such, but this is the first time I've been an actual part of the development and I can't stop smiling about this. Most of the music for the game is ready, and I need to prepare just a few more tracks, but with luck, the game will launch on time. I'll post an update about this closer to the launch date.
Posted by crazyguylink - May 10th, 2014
Hey ho and howdy everyone. Been offline for a bit due to internet being disconnected, as well my father having a heart attack before that. He's fine btw. Causing trouble like nothing ever happened. Definitely a good sign. Anywho, here's the deal. My music projects are a great way for me to relax and forget that bad things are happening around me (recession, financial crap.... living in the middle of nowhere with out so much as a power wheels for transportation, crap like that.) I have recieved several requests for use of my projects for other projects. Well, for the records, the music is also intended for another reason. To be used at liesure, by whoever, whenever and for whatever. That was the goal for the CGL team when it was formed (Ranter makes webcomics, I make music and deal with any tech stuff, since ranter is, like, 400 or something lol. Just kidding, bu he really is hopeless with computers and no word of a lie can't figure out which jack is for the mic and which for his headphones.
So, to clear the air, here are the rules for the music.
Rule one (basic): Find it, Grab it. Use it.
Rule two (Mandatory): Add either Crazyguylink or CGL Team to the credits. Just the usual creative commons crap. needs to be done whethr I want it to or not.
Rule three (Optional): Send a link. You can send it to either my newgrounds inbox or directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Not necessary, but I like seeing new stuff. So it would kick ass if you did.
Well, that's it for now. Oh, and why is y email different from my ID? when you have 2 people using the same name for different emails, messages go to the wrong inbox after 3 years, I decided to change my email and online alias to KatarZero. So, yeah. that said, Have fun everyone XD.
Posted by crazyguylink - November 30th, 2011
Well, it's that time of year again. The time where families gather around the tree and open gifts with anticipation of a nice family dinner the same night. Sadly, this is not the case for me. It's easy for people to see this as a time of families and joy, but circumstances in my life have opened my eyes to a different side of the holidays. The side that people don't... or refuse... to see. I'll start at the beginning of this little tale.
At the age of nine, my two brothers and i watched as our mother died in front of us just before mothers day. Our dad, who was out of town came home right away, but the damage was done. Luckily, he remarried and a happy life followed... save for me. Not long after My step mother came into our lives, I found that I was too much trouble for her to handle and did the only thing I could For the sake of keeping the rest of the family together, I cut ties and landed in Children's Aid. That was when I saw the darkness that surrounded the holidays for the first time.
Like me at that point, I had no family to spend the Yuletide Spirit, as did many people I was with. A heavy cloud filled the air and refused to leave. I tried to shed some cheer, buying gifts and trying to cook for the children I shared the house with (Mostly burning the food most times), and tried to give some light. It worked for them, but I could not find the courage that they discovered.
I left Children's Aid at the age of 18 and lived on my own, having contact with only my twin brother, and it was rarely pleasant times. From that time onward, I saw the joy that Christmas brought, but also the pain as well. I was never able to escape the loneliness and isolation, with nobody to share the holidays with.
But, finally, today that changed. I do not know how every person on Newgrounds spends this season, but I noticed a few things. First off, They Give a gift on a daily basis to the people of the portal. The gifts of creativity, originality, and hard work, toil and effort to submit whatever they can, good or poor, joyful of positive reviews and tolerant of negative, they give and give and give some more.
As well, though everyone may not be near, nor at all times friendly, they offer useful advice, cheerful words and harsh criticism to see people improve instead of become complacent and as such stagnate their abilities. I only know of one type of social structure that such an environment exists. To the people of the world, that word is "Family".
Now that i have finally come to realize that it's not those you spend your life with that makes family, but the people you let into your hearts, I have one simple message to share with everyone. Thank you everyone, for giving me the courage that I need to face the season, to accept the peace that comes with it and for knowing I am not alone. From the bottom of my heart, Thank you, each and every member of Newgrounds, My friends, and my family.
Merry Christmas and I'll see you in the new year.