Hello, I am Nick. I am currently working as a game designer at Monkeystack, and I co-lead the Starry Expanse Project. I have too many side projects, all of which I am happy to talk about. Ask me anything.

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Shimmey
Shimmey @ A New Demo is Coming Soon!

Hey guys, great work so far! It's coming across as a lot more polished and thought out than the last demo. My only comment so far would be to slow down the rate of attack on all weapons. If you remember the first few Resident Evil games, the rate of fire on the guns and even the knife, is really quite slow. They fire, and then take a while to reorient themselves for the next shot.
I think a slow rate of fire would help create that survival horror panic feeling, when you are firing everything you have at the enemy and they just keep coming. It also encourages saving ammo by making every shot count.

Sorry if this has been brought up before, but that's just my 2c, keep up the good work.

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Shimmey @ What is N9KS?

Sounds interesting! Reminds me a little of certain sound-based Myst puzzles.

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Shimmey @ Old School Preview #1

The intro sounds like the original Dawn of the Dead music :P
Awesome.

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Shimmey @ Korsakovia - new launch date

Glad to see the project is back on track! Can't wait

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Shimmey @ Korsakovia new concept art

Captures the feel of the mod very well! Very nice :D

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Shimmey @ Update: Conspiracy Within the Sewer

Mrksmt9s concerns were legitimate to an extent. Sewers have been done to death, but it all depends on what you are looking for with this mod. If you want tried and true Resident Evil formulas, then this is great. If you are looking for something completely original, you will be disappointed.

From what I've seen so far (played the demo and all) this team is trying to re-create the atmosphere of RE in the first person. This includes cliche areas like the sewer, the awesome RE soundtracks and of course, bad (awesome) voice acting. It's all part of the Resident Evil universe, take it or leave it.

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Shimmey @ JackMenhorn

Hey - of course you do, we'll add you to the member list

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Shimmey @ Silent Hill included in Condemned: Make your Choice

Silent hill has been done.
Resident Evil has been done.
They are both tried and true formulas.
Combining them, (as far as I can tell) hasn't been done before. At least not done well. You guys have a chance to make something different by combining formulas, and if you can pull it off I will definitely check it out :D

I think I'll check it out regardless :P
Good luck!

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Shimmey @ The Spencer Estate

Ah! This looks like it has potential!
*Tracking* - I hope to see some more stuff soon :D

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Shimmey @ News!

No!

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Shimmey @ Mentality

Pink/Black checkers means there is a missing texture, if you are refering to the sniper rifle hands thing, I am pretty sure thats an error in the model - can only be fixed by re-compiling the model.

If other textures are missing, it might be cause you don't have ep1 or 2...

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Shimmey @ Weapons!

More weapons doesn't necessarily mean bad tho, you can get a good mix of horror vs fps action...if you're lucky

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Shimmey @ Weapons!

but also means less horror, more fps actiony

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Shimmey @ cgSprite

BIG FANS!

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Shimmey @ Comradery - A Mirage Cutscene Test

Unfortunatly, it's not that apparent, but the other soldier behind the viewer shoots the guard, and then walks by him. It's not that obvious, and is hard to see. This was very rushed, and you can probably tell that the whole death sequence was just thrown on to end it, and wasn't really thought through :p

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Shimmey @ Beach Lighthouse

Hey Ninjadave - I was thinking the same thing, but it's a static mesh - so it shouldn't be that expensive on system resources. Thanks for the comments :)

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Shimmey @ Comradery - A Mirage Cutscene Test

Haha I didn't even notice that! Nice one XD

Yeah, I stole those :p

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Shimmey @ Mirage

We'll reveal all in time ;)

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Shimmey @ The Mirage Project 2008 - Retrospective

Thanks everyone for your support, it means a lot and motivates us even further :D

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Shimmey @ Nightmare House 2 trailer

Looks promising!!!
I love horror games, looking forward to this one :D

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Shimmey @ pancreas

I'm developing a mod called "Mentality"


It's lame.

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Shimmey @ Tikhons Rifle - Concept Art

Hey, thanks for your comments and advice, we will be making these changes when we get around to it.

We were always hoping to add a large laser sight, but never got around to it ;)

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Shimmey @ "Bandit" Class Valstov Assault Boat Concept

lol! I was thinking of given each one a different name sprayed on the side. "Bill" is a posibility :D

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Shimmey @ Mirage

Thanks :)
We are trying to get media updates at least once a week. I should upload some of our level plans and blockouts for the second level which is in development now.

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Shimmey @ Mentality Gameplay Video #1

Looks very impressive!

I noticed when you throw the molotov, it isn't burning at the end is it? Then it would be just like throwing bottles at enemies.

Have you seen Left 4 Dead's molotov?

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Shimmey @ Mirage

No worries :p

Thanks for the support :D

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Shimmey @ Rotating Pickups

Useful tutorial, nice and straight forward too - thanks!

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Shimmey @ Shimmey

touche

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Shimmey @ Mirage

Hey thanks for the comment, I know what you mean. It got to a point where killing combine was an automatic thing, no fun, just a process I had to go through to get from level to level.

Stay tuned, images of the very updated first level coming soon. :D

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Shimmey @ Flaming Soldier

Awesome lighting! Although...he seems to missing something.

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