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2013 January

This month has been a bit of a race!

Race! Lol. BTW, I based one of my 3D model refs
on
this vehicle + the  old Damier car.

In december I decided I’d attend to the 3D Character Animation course in Viborg, Denmark 2013. My initial plan was to start working at a company again this spring. I have been to some really exciting interviews and have been very positive about finally starting to work at an office again instead of home. Don’t get me wrong, I loooove working from home, grind tutorials and I love planning my days so that I’ll have more time for my personal projects – but I really miss going to an office and make awesome things with awesome people. You learn so much from it and you can share your victories and defeats with someone!

The 3D reference for Sixten’s car of The Din.

Postponing work/contracts meant a lot of worries about losing my opportunities of work but after some phone calls and talking to my close ones I decided to attend the course first. It’s only 3.5 months – no opportunities are lost! I have always been curious about this school. Besides, I kind of planned to go on a temporary leave to attend to this course while working at Junebud. But since Junebud doesn’t exist anymore and I can’t move to potential new job yet (Don’t want to pay double rent for 6 months!) – the timing couldn’t be more perfect to attend this course. Between jobs! If I’m ever to study there, this is my one opportunity. Only draw back is that I have to pay for it myself, but since I’ve been saving for courses and adventures like these, there is no problem whatsoever.

So what is the race in all this? Well, since I planned on starting to work in march-april I had a lot of work planned out until then. And the course starts in February. This meant I had to grind this work all through January.

New years’ eve!

But I managed to finish most of the things I had planned! Most of it.

Anyway, this is a summary of January!

  • Celebrated new years eve with my dear Agz and our booooooooooys
  • Wrapped up work
  • Drew and Modeled 2D & 3D reference for Chapter 1 of The Din
  • Drawn 23 pages of Chapter 1 of The Din (I planned 30 – but got sick. The rest of the 7 pages are finished now – but in february) (For sake of future stats – The 23 pages were grinded during this period: 7:th-24:th)
  • Ordered a new website  layout for The Din (executed by Jenny Hannula! Can’t wait to show you!)
  • Hit new record in running (16 km! – I’m running a half marathon in May if all goes according to plan!)
  • Spent my 27:th birthday in Lund together with my Robe and our friend Jocke
  • Visited my mom together with Robe, my brothers and their girlfriends. Got some really exciting news there!
  • Went to a fine dining place serving fresh sea food with Robe (his b-day gift to me! First time eating clams!)
  • Bought new running shoes since my old ones ruined my feet and legs… ! (Expensive!)
  • Got an awesome shirt from Agz and Monni for b-day present! Damn I want to play FFVI again.

A panel from the new Chapter 1 of The Din.

The shirt from ma girls! Celes from FFVI!

New shoes! New shoooooes! (Right ones)

So what happens next? In a few days I am moving to Denmark. It’s going to be a few months of adventure, animating, drawing, meeting awesome people and try to run as much as I can. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to participate in the Half Marathon anylonger, since it’s a bit of a hazzle to get to Gothenburg from Viborg – but I’ll do the best I can to stick to my training schedule in case I find a way to go to Gothenburg!

Lund! (Birthday)

Jocke! (Birthday)

Biggest bun ever! (Birthday)

And here’s a photo of me on a rented snowboard from late December. We celebrated christmas in my home town in Dalecarlia. One of the christmas gifts we got this year was to go snowboarding/skiing. I haven’t done this in years! Even though I prefer my own snowboard (couldn’t bring it on the train!) this was a whole lot of fun and brought back a lot of good memories. It was Robe’s first time in the slope, though – I don’t think he had a lot of fun but he was very patient when I had my fun and dad tried to teach him how to ski. :)

2012 August

Now that it’s official I can finally share the reason why I have been so absent as of late!

The company I have been working for since 2008 has filed bankruptcy. This company has been like a second family to me. It was partially my company after all! I was there from the beginning when it was all late Skype meetings and ideas to an organisation in an office. From 5 people to 20+. It’s indeed really something incredible to have experienced this early in my career! :) I wouldn’t trade it for anything!

It’s been a long and bumpy road with lots of up and downs. We have faced many hardships like these and been able to put our heads together, work really hard and overcome them but this time we did not succeed.

I’m going to be alright but I am very sad about the fate of this company. So many talented people who put their hearts, lives and so much effort into our products. But due to some unfortunate events the company is coming to an end.

I’ve learnt so much these 4 years and I have had a lot of fun. But the last months have been very difficult. These years I’ve dealt with 90h+ weeks of crunches tons of times without any problem because it’s been fun, I’ve been doing it with awesome people, with friends, in the same boat. But to see so many people go, the people you admire wear out, the company slowly going into nothingness and at the same time do 3 people’s worth of work in attempt to keep the company alive have been so draining. This has been going on for some months. I am not lying to you when I say I’ve been doing nothing but sit in my sofa and stare into nothingness when I have been off work (aside from working out – because that is my one and only stress relief these days! Haha!). I’m glad that the waiting for answer about the company’s future is over but I’m very sad about the result.

There is still some work left to do in the aftermath of the bankruptcy but when that’s done next step for me is to update my portfolio and put together all of my best pieces from these years into a new show reel! My portfolio is soooo very old and dusty right now.

I’ll be up and running before you know it! :)
I’m really optimistic about where I might end up. It’s scary but sooo exciting!

Thanks for everyone’s support through these years, friends and family! Esp. thanks to my Robe and to Kichisu & Monni for being there for me this year when I’ve been stressed out about the future! <3 <3

There, now that I have written this on tumblr, I think I have shared it on all channels. Now I can move on! :) And maybe start posting more interesting stuff. Sooon! :)

MilMo game play video – quest

Here’s our new video of MilMo! Check it out!

MilMo – Fun is just a click away

We finally released the closed beta of MilMo on the 21:st of December. I have been really slow on announcing it. If you want a key for the closed beta, make sure to sign up on our homepage. :)
MilMo splash screen 2009

So, what’s different about MilMo compared to other
Free-to-Play games that you see everywhere these days?

* It’s a browser game in full 3D – which means you can play it directly in your web browser!
* No heavy .exe-downloads, you can play it right away!
* It’s action adventure-centered: retro adventure game glory!
* And personally, I love the character customization. Advanced system indeed!
* Oh, and the game is animated by yours truly. Like it or not. :) I also did various of other stuff of course…!

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