Friday, November 25, 2011

Let Me introduce myself.

         Hi everyone! Well just like most game developers I need a Game development blog right?
well here it is. I will post all my progress and updates here on this blog. I'll be posting things like trailers, demos, concepts (such as 3d character models or sketches) and on some days I might just post about things that are completely off subject and talk about random things other than game development. Its all going to be here.
But first before I get to any of that I must introduce myself correct? Its the polite thing to do. Here let me shake your hand and offer you a cup of coffee and welcome you all to join me on my game development journey!

*Bwink*(sound effect)
     > Obtained Coffee Drink from Snowconesolid, the smell of the coffee drink awakens your hyper self! This drink is rumored to have anti-sleeping properties and increases crazy-legs stamina by +25.
                  >It seems to be to hot to drink at the moment. its best to let it cool off for now.

  My name is Samer Khatib. (but as a game developer I would like to be known as "Snowconesolid"). Why? well because all game developers need to have a cool nickname right? But why Snowconesolid? What kind of nickname is that? The answer to that question is, Im not sure. Snowconesolid has absolutely no meaning to it at all. It is just something I came up with randomly one day and decided "hmm, that would be a cool nickname". Well actually first it was just "Snowcone" but then I decided to add "solid" at the end of it because I am a fan of the Metal Gear Solid series, created by one of my favorite game developers, Hideo Kojima.
So why am I telling you guys this information? No reason at all. I just like to ramble on and on about topics that are completely pointless. In my future blog post you might notice that as well. But anyway back on subject. I am currently a college student studying Computer Science. I am inspired by a lot of things. I mostly get inspiration from video games. Video games have been in my life forever and they are one of biggest hobbies. My favorite video game companies are
Theres more but I can't remember right now.

Some of my favorite game series:
-The Legend of Zelda series
-Metal Gear Solid series
-Assassins Creed series
-Monster Hunter series
-Persona series

My gaming heros are:
-Hideo Kojima
-Swery65 (Hidetaka Suehiro )
-Shigeru Miyamoto

I really like drawing and building things, such as paper crafting or making 3d models. I like to create concepts of new ideas. I also really like making up my own storylines, characters and plots. In the future I plan to create apps and games.

Indie game development is something I have always been interested in as well. At the moment I am still in the learning process.I also really like different cultures and learning new things as well. So that's just a little bit about myself.

Game Development: Whats being used
Currently I am working with Blender and Unity3d. as I already said I am still in the learning process, so I'm still learning how to use the Unity engine as well as learning more about Blender. Blender and Unity are going to be the two main programs I will be using to do all my game development in. So I will probably talk a lot about these two programs in future blog post as well. I highly recommend Blender and the Unity game engine for anyone who is interested in game development. Both are very easy to use and are easy to learn.The best part is, they are both completely free for anyone to use. Not familiar with Unity or Blender?

Blender is a 3d modeling program that allows you to create 3d models and animations. Blender is also a game engine as well, Blender has its own game engine that uses Python programming. So its really more of a "all-in-one" program. However, I'm not really familiar with the game engine in blender though, but I have seen some creations with it and they are very impressive.

You can get Blender from here:

Unity3D is a game engine that allows you to create your very own amazing videogames. Unity can be used not just to create games for PC, but wii, ps3 and iphone as well. I'm still a beginner with unity, but so far from my experiences its very impressive.

if you want to check out unity it can be found here :

Other than than there really isn't much left to talk about. So I guess that's basically about it. I look forward to updating this blog in the future and creating some cool games.

Other places you can find me at or follow my work.
I  have a deviantart page. This is where I will post some drawings, sketches, 3d models, concepts, fan art or just anything that I randomly create. You can add me as friend over there if you like.
go to this link or use my fancy custom made buttons up there in the "Visit Me Around the Web!" section.
click on the picture that says deviant art on it.

heres my twitter if your interested go ahead and follow me. I would be happy to follow you back.

go to this link or use my fancy custom made buttons up there in the "Visit Me Around the Web!" section.
click on the picture that says Twitter on it.!/snowconesolid

and also here is my YouTube channel, this is where I will post progress on development, trailers, tech demos, walkthroughs, maybe some tutorials for anything like 3d modeling or using unity or whatever, and probably some random videos as well.

you can check it out over here :

go to this link or use my fancy custom made buttons up there in the "Visit Me Around the Web!" section.
click on the picture that says Youtube on it.

Now time to get back to development!

By the Way. Congratulations if you read through this whole post. I even personally found it boring. Don't worry, I promise the future post will not focus on me and not be as boring as this one was.
oh yeah, and you might notice that a lot of this same exact information is on my deviantart page. I decided to just copy that and paste it here, I don't think its necessary to retype a bunch of pointless information again.

Until next time.

             >It seems the Coffee drink cooled down.
                     *Tried taking a sip*
                               >Its to cold to drink now. It won't taste as good.