Jazza's News

it's technically still my birthday

2011-04-20 19:03:51 by Jazza

it's over here in Australia, but i can still milk it for all it's worth over in USA land.

I don't know if i should laugh or cry? I was born on the day of
-Hitlers Birth
-the Columbine School Shootings
-release of Portal 2 :D (which BTW is awesome)

now give me cake.


Random Updates

2011-04-14 02:34:34 by Jazza
Updated

I started a facebook page for JazzaStudios to seperate my animation/game updates from music and random updates on my personal page

Check out my teams entry to the April game jam: Cripple Cannon

also, new game soon. You get to kill people.

also, it's my birthday. (April 20)

Random Updates


stuff

2011-04-06 08:06:00 by Jazza
Updated

making a cool story based defense game to submit this month.

miiiight be entering the NG game jam, i want to, let's see how kind time is.

I haven't dropped Larry, he's just hibernating until later this year.

DEFINITELY going to the NG office for pico day to meet my idols in person. oh, and new york. BROADWAY BABY.

probably gonna fit some sleep, eating/drinking, urination and defecation in the schedule somewhere too.

so yeah, that's the stuff.


Partying, Partying, YEAH!

2011-03-20 12:53:58 by Jazza

Ok so I finally saw that mystical and educational video by Rebecca Black that's sweeping the world by storm.

Nothing in the history of mankind has ever called to be mocked so brutally as this, which is a shame coz she's probably a nice girl with a great personality, but regardless, I was doubly inspired to take the piss out of that *cough* song (with the help of zstriefel who did some nice mixing for me).

My Fried Eggs parody song

aaand my re-dub of the original video. Enjoy.

.
/* */


New song, and, WTF planet?

2011-03-14 02:54:38 by Jazza
Updated

I hesitated as to whether or not I should share this song on the audio portal, let's face it, some people can be heartless dickheads with nothing better to do than piss people off. In the end I decided to upload it because Alexandra, my best friend from high school who died last week, was an amazing person. So I'm sharing it hoping you might get something out of it if you care to listen.

I'll post some more game updates in the next week or so for those who'd rather hear about that stuff. Also, this Japan stuff has just gotten worse and worse, seriously, wtf. the planets just having some major diarrhea right now. 2.5 months in and thousands already dead from natural disasters. geez.


Upcoming Game Teaser, and Big <3

2011-03-01 19:23:49 by Jazza
Updated

Before I get to the teaser, let me first say THANK YOU so much for your concern and donations over the last month. I acknowledge it was not necessary that you go through the page i set up to donate to the Australian relief effort but it was satisfying to see how much NG could do when we put our efforts in together, and together we raised over $2,600 which is a wonderful thing, so thank you! I will be taking ALL of the money raised to the official (real official this time) government donations page. Once again, thank you!

IN OTHER NEWS:

The Teaser Trailer for an upcoming game I'm directing and working on has been released on Machinima. The game will be a VERY big story based single player isometric RPG, currently being worked on by a team of around 15 people, many working full time to bring you the best and biggest free flash game possible.

Trailer Art: Jouste
Trailer Music and SFX: Symphony of Specters
Trailer Voice Over: Me

.
/* */


Three dudes make one Meaty Boner...

2011-02-21 00:24:03 by Jazza
Updated

the title is not misleading at all.

My team for the newgrounds game jam consisting of Moonkey on code and SpikeValentine sharing the job of art and sound with me, created our entry from the theme "Skulls collecting Human Dogs".

PLAY HERE, and enjoy guys!

also for those who missed my last news post, there's still 10 days left to donate to the Australian disaster support, so far we've raised over 2,500 dollars and I'm SUPER proud of you guys! if you got a few bucks in your paypal you're not doing anything with please consider contributing to the combined newgrounds effort!

Three dudes make one Meaty Boner...


A chance to help out!

2011-02-04 06:32:36 by Jazza
Updated

Some of you may be aware, but to those of you who are not, in the last month alone, Australia has been severely effected by horrific natural disasters, the recovery of which will not only take billions of dollars out of our economy, but have torn apart homes, farms and crops, possessions, and the lives of many good Australians.

I recently set up a simple place where you can donate any money you are willing to spare to help provide relief to those who need it. 100% of funds raised will go directly to the cause of aiding in recovery from such disasters.

If you have a few dollars sitting in a paypal account or credit card you don't know what to do with, please consider donating it today to help people who could really use it!

once again, here's the page i set up to gather donations from the online community:

Australian Disaster Support

Most notable of such destructive forces have been:

- The recent Queensland floods, submerging land mass larger then Germany and France combined

- "Cyclone Yasi", having just hit in early (3rd) February, the biggest cyclone to EVER hit Australian soil, and at the time it hit, was of the same category of power as hurricane Katrina

- Fires raging on east and west coasts of the continent, relentlessly destroying homes and towns in their paths

If every member of Newgrounds donated $1, that alone would rebuild entire houses, perhaps even farms. Imagine what a little from everyone can do to help recover!

100% of funds raised will be donated to supporting the relief efforts in Australia, NONE of your money will go astray, and i assure you, will be received with grateful hearts and hands. Help out a country that has provided Newgrounds with talent like Adam Phillips, Hania and James Lee, Sexual-Lobster, Master Samus, Rubber Ninja, MasterAardvark and TheBoogley and many more!

and so, I say in the spirit of us Australians:
"where the bloody hell are ya?!"

A chance to help out!


ATTENTION: paid animation gig!

2011-01-27 13:32:20 by Jazza
Updated

As some might be aware from my other posts, I'm producing an extremely large and ambitious flash game titled "Ortus" with a team of 13-15 people.

Unfortunately our previous Special Effects animator is no longer able to be a part of the team, so I'm extending an open invitation to anyone with the skills. The job is paid and the game itself is extremely ambitious, and will be a worthy use of your time. the game itself is an isometric RPG, similar in ways, to games like Baldur's Gate and Diablo.

Following are details to the position, and the role it plays

SPECIAL EFFECTS ANIMATOR:
- animated special effects for in game mechanics (spells, blasts, gore, etc)
- icon design for spells and ability icons

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
- skilled in visually creating and animating elemental imagery (fire, ice, blood, etc)
- adept in recent versions of flash (CS3 to CS5)
- hard working, and timely creation of needed game aspects
- regularly available, and enthusiastic!

If you are interested in being an important part of what may very well be one of the biggest flash games of this year, produced by Armorgames and Jazzastudios, do the following:

Email me: jazza (at) jazzastudios.com
Pease include in your email:
- links to (or attached) what you feel are the best representations of your abilities in flash, particularly in the realm of special effects
- a little about yourself, why you feel you are the one for the job, and if possible, any previous experience you may have had in the online flash/game industry

If you're unsure weather or not to apply, just apply, I need to see as many possibilities as I can, I'm most interested in someone with the skills and enthusiasm to get the job done on time, and a good team player.

Looking forward to hearing from you!


Ortus page and Concert

2011-01-22 04:57:49 by Jazza
Updated

Just a little update to say i've created a Facebook Page dedicated to give development updates on the HUGE game i'm working on, sponsored by Armorgames, and with a team of 15 very talented people.

Support my game by joining the page! :)

Also, I did a small livestream concert playing some of the songs that will be on the album i'm creating to be finished this year. Here it is:
part 1
part 2
part 3
part 4
It's all original music and i work hard on it so i hope you enjoy it at least a little :)

If you watched and like my music, join my Facebook Musician page!

have a good one guys!