I am a 3d animator/video editor and video compositor. My hobby is creating 3D CGI videos etc... However I have become doing a lot of paid/unpaid work by doing 3D comics. Basically a normal comic but using CGI instead of pen/hand drawn pictures. I have been a big fan of x-com and originally had the first game when it was released on the amiga. I was at the time a young teenager and i killed weeks at a time on that and i still play it now (except i cant get it working on vista x64bit even with the patches) I find that x-com and terror from the deep were so immersive and had such a huge replayability factor that they really could wipe the floor with these modern games. The kids today may argue that the clunky pixellated graphics of x-com wont stand up to games like modern warfare 2, however while modern day games take years to make, i will still be developing laser weapons in x-com while you have played, completed and returned Modern warfare 2. Graphics and flashy up to date gimmiks of games really dont hold a torch to a classic (nearly 20 year old) low graphic type game like x-com.
now on topic
I am in the middle of a paid project at the moment but i may decide in the near future to devote my time to creating a 3D comic based on the original x-com. I want to put a storyline into why x-com was formed, who works there, the "suits" in charge, have characters for the scientists and engineers so they aren't just numbers like the game shows and the new naieve soldiers called in to work for them. I planned to have the story start here at 2010 and continue on to the year 2012 the alleged date of the end of the world. Dos anyone think it sounds like a good idea and without selling or causing a copyright issue would anyone who has links to the creators or current owners be interested in endorsing/buying the rights to the comic?
Now in case you are thinking im just a silly teenager (im not) who has a half assed idea with a crappy result, then why not read one of my 3D comics and you can see the type of quality you can expect from my work
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there is violence and profanity so beware
Edited by Sgt Jones, 12 April 2010 - 03:59 PM.