F.A.Q.

Index

  1. 01. What is your name?
  2. 02. Where do you live?
  3. 03. When did you start doing Graphic Design work?
  4. 04. Have you been contacted by anyone about doing any work?
  5. 05. Wow! Did you make/ Draw that?
  6. 06. What tools do you use for Graphic Design / Drawing?
  7. 07. Do you use references when drawing?
  8. 08. How long have you been drawing for?
  9. 09. What is a "Let's Play"?
  10. 10. What do you use to record your Let's Play's?
  11. 11. When are we going to get (Insert name here) LP?
  12. 12. Did you make all those games?
  13. 13. When did you start making games?
  14. 14. How many games have you actually started?
  15. 15. This can't be all of your work...?


01. What is your name?

A. My first name is Sam, but for personal reasons I generally don't publish my last name on the internet. I typically go by Mygames19 or ClassicTeam online, although I've also been known to use usernames like "SamBamPajam", and Twilight Symphony Games.


02. Where do you live?

A. To protect myself, I don't say exactly where I live. When people ask, I usually tell them the Portland, Oregon area. It's a close enough location for them to know where I live, and at the same time I'm not giving out my address! If there is some professional or personal reason why you need to know, don't be afraid to contact me!


03. When did you start doing Graphic Design work?

A. As a Kid I'd draw logo's for my computer games, but my actual work started the first trimester of my junior year at my high school. Basically, since September of 2011.


04. Have you been contacted by anyone about doing any work?

A. As far as my Graphic art is concerned, yes. A New business and an association of my area asked me to make logo's for them. One of which is G Squared Software, the other the Aloha Business Association.


05. Wow! Did you make/ Draw that?

A. 98% of all my work was originally created by me. The exceptions being iPod Poster 3 and SuperSonic Compound, both of which using the live trace tool over real images. That being said, I don't personally claim to own any of the characters like Sonic, Mario or WALL-E that you may see in my work. The work may be mine, but the characters rightfully belong to their respective owners.


06. What tools do you use for Graphic Design / Drawing?

A. For Graphic Design, I use industry standard Adobe Illustrator. I don't know if I'd be taken quite as serious if I didn't use that software, although I have also used Freeware alternatives such as GIMP and Inkscape. As for drawing, I almost always use everyday writing tools (Pencils and Colored Pencils) on a white sheet of paper, although occasionally I have used more professional materials.


07. Do you use references when drawing?

A. Unless otherwise stated, nope. I often draw in public places, where I have no access to the internet and it's vast resources to study. So I often just try my best to remember it in my head.


08. How long have you been drawing for?

A. I generally say 10, but in reality that's when I took up drawing as a hobby. I've actually been drawing for a long as I can remember.


09. What is a "Let's Play"?

A. A Let's Play is a series of videos where a person plays a video game and adds commentary as he or she is playing the game. It's a big thing in the gaming community these days, and Youtube is now flooded with them.


10. What do you use to record your Let's Play's?

A. In the beginning I used software such as Camtasia and FRAPs for recording footage on my PC. After my third Let's Play was finished, I got something called a Capture card that re-encodes the video data from a video game console onto my PC. My specific Capture card is a Dazzle, and I use it in combination with Pinnacle Studio for Windows to capture, edit, and in the end, publish the videos to Youtube.


11. When are we going to get (Insert name here) LP?

A. Whenever I want to do it, and when I have the time. Please don't go bugging me about this stuff, It makes me want to work for you less, and I don't like that.


12. Did you make all those games?

A. Yes, in one way or another, I've "crafted" All of the games on this site, each with differing levels of code borrowed from other sources.


13. When did you start making games?

A. While I started dreaming up games around the age of 10, I didn't start making any until I started taking a Game Maker class in 2004. I was 11 at the time. The first game, which I started in that class, was "Sonic the Hedgehog 2: Upgraded" Oh, The irony of that title...


14. How many games have you actually started?

A. Something around the lines of 59? And Wouldn't you know it, all but I believe 2 are actually "done".


15. This can't be all of your work...?

A. Nope, it's deffinately not all my work at all. There's a whole BUNCH of artwork that I still have, from when I was really young, all the way to now. It really makes no sence to have all of that up, so I'm more selective about what goes up. Well that, and I'm lazy about getting new content up, too. :P Really, that goes for ALL of the catagories on this site. There's work that I feel isin't appropriate to share here, and some that is just too personal, or too awkward to share publically for any other reason, that I keep locked up on my personal drives.