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Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Development Update #2: New Weapon and Updated Weapons!

0 comments by Arcones on Aug 14th, 2014

Hey guys, I've added another development update to our game page for Valencia: City of Colors, but while it's being authorized, I thought I'd also show it here!

True to the five other weapons he designed, our freelance artist Wesley keep to the fantasy inspired Victorian theme with a new weapon design: the pole-arm. Initially, this had not been one of our planned weapons, but upon doing some more research and designing, Michael and myself decided it would be a good idea to add a longer reaching weapon such as this.

Concept Art: Pole-Arm/Naginata

As you can see, the results were not only vary in color but in shape and size! The wide variety will allow us to refine this set of weapons into some unique combinations. The Pole-Arm is likely to be a weapon wielded by Valencian troops partially for ceremonial purposes and partially for combat. Although we haven't decided yet, there will probably be a few different types for each purpose.We've also updated a few of the other weapons, redesigning some and combining others! Take a look at their new forms below!

Concept Art: Updated Dual Knives Concept Art: Updated Swords
Concept Art: Updated Spear

Let us know what you think in the comments! Also, check out our updated site at Sky Mountain Studios! We've got some exciting new content coming your way over the next few weeks and we'd appreciate you tracking Valencia: City of Colors!

Timothy AKA Arcones

Report abuse Sky Mountain Studios - Valencia: City of Colors

0 comments by Arcones on Jul 22nd, 2014

Hi guys! It's a great pleasure to introduce Valencia: City of Colors to you all as Sky Mountain Studios first game title! It is currently in development and we'd love to receive your feedback as we proceed with the game!

Currently we are in the conceptual stages of development, but we're closing in on producing a small demo to display the gameplay mechanics that you'll use once the game is fully released. It would be a great help if you could support us by tracking on ModDB!

Follow Valencia: City of Colors here!

Thanks for reading!


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Report abuse Annual Updates are Hard

6 comments by Arcones on Jun 10th, 2014

I think it's safe to say at this point that I can't write blogs consistently, which is slightly odd considering how much I love to write in general. Oh well. I figured I'd give a general update for those of you who think I may have died recently, for lack of a better scenario. Well hi. Recently I've been fairly productive irl, which is why I haven't been super productive online, although I'm sure that's most of us whenever the school year winds down.

I've been working quite a bit, getting that hard-earned cash, but that'll primarily be going to school. Speaking of, I finally graduated from High School. Finally. Now onto at least three more years of school. And for those of you who did the mental math there, I already completed a year of college during my last year of HS. In addition to that, I'm still playing Ultimate Frisbee three to four times a week and really starting to hit a new level playing, which is kinda exciting for me. I'm usually one of the smaller and therefore athletically challenged players on the field due to the fact that I play with college students/adults in the prime of their life (or beginning to hit it). I'm just now getting there myself and it's paying off for sure.

A big thing for me though, is the conclusion of two years of National November Writing Month. For those of you who don't know, it's an international event wherein you attempt to write a novel of 50,000 words in one month. I've actually participated in this event for the last three years (we won't talk about the first year) and I've completed all three successfully, but I've never edited any of them. This year however, one of the rewards for finishing and reaching the 50k mark was two free bound books privately published by Amazon's publishing company Createspace and given to the author. I've never used their offer in the past, but this year seemed like a good time to try it out now that I have successive story lines (the past two years I've been writing a specific series).

So now I'm going through the tough (hah) editing process and actually just about close to getting them published and sent to me. I'm kinda psyched. I might actually publicly publish them later on the Kindle or something, if people I know actually want to read them. I've actually learned a decent amount about the publishing process through this offer, although it is different from normal publishing companies.

It's been a pretty eventful last year, as you can tell and I'm sure the next year will be too (well, I am going to Europe this fall, so I think so =P). Hope everyone here is doing good as well!


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Report abuse Arcones' Blog: It's Been Too Long!

1 comment by Arcones on Jun 7th, 2013

Hello World! (Again)

So I've had some things on my mind lately that I've wanted to do and so here's a video along with some Minecraft Survival Games footage to go along with it. I actually kinda enjoyed talking to myself for 6 ish minutes.

Also one other thing: The video and audio ended 10 full seconds before it should have and so subsequently you don't see me win the SG.

So anyway, here you go!

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Report abuse Short Story

4 comments by Arcones on Mar 11th, 2013

Not All Things That Appear to Die, Truly Do

  The cold gray dawn did nothing to the young and therefore irrepressible spirits of the brother and  sister. Before breakfast, the siblings had scampered outside their house and plunged into the  neighboring forest. They loved adventure and the forest provided the best kind. Holding hands they  skipped merrily through the dense vegetation. Occasionally, they stopped to watch a squirrel climb a  tree or a bird peck the ground for a worm. The siblings led a carefree life. Autumn, their favorite  season, peeked from around the corner. They could see it in the leaves of the trees, and could feel  it in the brisk wind that rustled through the vegetation. The boy and girl stopped for a rest, sitting  side by side against a tree. Slowly, and nearly without notice, their eyelids closed. Unfortunately,  they did not know the dangers of the forest, or if they did, they did not heed its warnings. So it was  without caution that they slept, deeply, and unaware that they were being watched. With eyes full  of malevolence, the creature crept forward slowly, stealthily. In its two wrinkled hands were rough,  homespun potato sacks. It stepped on a twig with a snap. The boy gasped as his sight was plunged  into darkness, but not before he caught a glimpse of long unkempt hair and a wrinkled face. A cry  from his sister alerted him that she too was caught. Then a rough hand seized his neck and slowly,  but steadily, he lost consciousness.
  At the house, the parents of the young lad and lass were awake. They were not alarmed that both  children were gone. The young siblings enjoyed their excursions into the forest, as it had become  habitual. It was only as the sun approached its zenith that the parents began to be worried. They  knew what was in the forest and had frequently told both children not to venture far. Mid-afternoon  approached, and the parents stepped into the forest. They were intent on finding their children  before it was too late. Though there was no actual trial, the parents knew where their children  usually played. As mother and father searched each and every one of the children’s hideouts, a seed  of despair began to plant itself in their hearts. Would they find their children? Finally approaching  the siblings’ last haunt, they found signs of use. Disturbed grass, crushed leaves, and most  importantly, signs that something, or someone had been dragged from the site. With dread filling  them, the parents ran from the spot, tracking the foot marks and drag signs until they came upon a  site that left them speechless with horror. In the midst of a forest clearing were white bones. The  mother stumbled to her knees sobbing. The father felt empty and hollow inside. Tears welling in his  eyes, he hugged his wife, and spoke softly, “I’m sorry Gretel. The witch has had her revenge on you.  Let’s tell Hansel.”

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Report abuse Saber's Sketches

15 comments by Arcones on Jan 2nd, 2013

Because I'm not really certain how else to show 'em, I'll just post them here :P

First off is this one: Twitter.com

Along with his NY special: Twitter.com

That one I particularly like because of the bell tower :D

Report abuse ModDB - The Quest for a better Indie Community

3 comments by Arcones on Dec 18th, 2012

So I just read an article on Polygon, a website dedicated to all things gaming, and they featured our very own Scott and Dave (Intense! and Henley) in the interview. You can read the entire thing here

It's awesome that Polygon did this feature and that ModDB is getting more press. And if you didn't know the backstory of ModDB (I knew some of it, but the article showed me a few things I hadn't known) it's a great read to learn about how ModDB came to be!

If you have the time, I'd recommend reading it :)

Report abuse Minecraft: Updates

2 comments by Arcones on Dec 4th, 2012

I took some time yesterday to research some VPN programs that were better than Hamachi. My goal was to find one that allowed more than 5 people to join a Virtual Private Network (VPN) at one time. (lets put it this way, those who commented on my Minecraft picture who wanted to play equaled 5 in total. That means there's automatically one person who's bumped from playing)

What I came up with was Evolve. I edited my last blog post with some of this info but I decided it'd just be easier to make a new blog post. Why not Tunngle? you may ask. Why not? Because Tunngle doesn't seem to want to work across oceans. Simple as that. Saber and I tried to get it to work, but it didn't. Plus, the UI is incredibly busy, not clear at all. It's the opposite for Evolve.

Evolve is a VPN that allows a rather large number of users to join together, much like Hamachi, but the difference is Evolve does not have a player limit (at least, so far as the game and/or Evolve itself is concerned). The current party that I created allowed 15 people to join my Minecraft world.

I would recommend downloading it immediately: Evolvehq.com

Click on the red button that says, "Start Playing with Evolve!". That will have you set up an account. From there, you'll be transported to your profile. Near the top right is a download button. Get that download running and so long as you've confirmed your registration, you're good to go. Seriously, that's all there is. 

Add me as a friend and you can join my server by simply jumping into the party I created. Saber, Cork and I already tested it out and it works well, better than Tunngle due to the fact that we could actually connect with one another. 

Hope to see the ModDB Mercenaries building some pretty epic stuff soon!

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22 comments by Arcones on Dec 2nd, 2012

So I didn't expect that type of a response when I posted my picture "Secret Project"! I'm quite glad it did get that response though. Gaming is always more fun when you have friends to play with. Saber and I have been using Hamachi which works well (Tunngle doesn't) and we've had 5 people including me work on that map. It's coming along well and having more people would definitely speed up the process.

So there's that and there is also survival mode. I've already played through it with friends during a marathon so I'm kinda survivaled out, if you will, so that's why I'm playing in Creative. I wouldn't mind setting up a server however (because anyone can host one if they have the .exe) which we could all play on.

Just some thoughts. If you have ideas, leave 'em down below so we can discuss times to play and what we want to do :)

EDIT *IMPORTANT*: I found a service that allows pretty much an unlimited amount of players. Also, the UI is very clean and the whole app is easy to navigate. www.evolvehq.com

Cork and I have already tried it and it works really well. Currently I have the party open for up to 15 people. If you have time right now and want to join, either respond here or send me a PM with your username for Evolve. I'll add you to the party and you can Minecraft :D

Report abuse Arcones' Blog: Life, Streaming, Moving

11 comments by Arcones on Nov 20th, 2012

Well it's been quite a while since I managed to post one of these things. A lot of that has been due to the fact that life got busy, really fast, and the other part is my patent laziness. Now that I am actually sitting down to write this however, I always wonder why I'm so reluctant to write.

First off, I just want to say that my family and I moved two weeks ago almost on the day. It's was an incredibly busy time be we've managed to get settled in. It's roughly 30-45 minutes from our old home, but it varies depending on traffic. I enjoy it and here's a pic of my and my brother's workspace:

So we are up and running for sure now and on top of that I've managed to start my own Twitch.tv account with a friends assistance. This means I'll be streaming whatever games I'm playing, when I'm playing for longer than ten minutes (sarcasm, don't worry, I'll probably end up playing for a while). If you want, take a few seconds and follow me so that you can be notified if I stream! I'd greatly appreciate it and would love to interact with you guys an a more personal basis!

Also, this Friday starting early in the morning (probably UTC - 5) myeslf and several friends are going to be attempting to beat Minecraft in one day and streaming the attempt (I may do a personal stream of what my screen is and there might be one of the entire room, not sure), so it'll be 9 A.M. when we start. We plan on going the entire day if it takes us that long so you can come by and check us out! It'll be on my stream and in my Friends section on Twitch you can find where the other stream will be. 

As for the rest, it's really all a bunch of wip's. School is going well, the house is looking good and the holidays are coming up. For those of us in the U.S. who celebrate Thanksgiving, enjoy your time off! For the rest of you all, happy holidays (they are coming quite quickly aren't they?).

Arcones the Pear

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