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This group is all about a new UDK-based game in the works entitled Dinosaurs with Guns. The group will follow production from the very beginning to the prototype build in an estimated 6 months from January 09, 2011. Stay tuned.
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Dinosaurs with Guns - Logo by GaryStorkamp
2011-08-06 Progress - Video by GaryStorkamp
2011-08-05 Progress by GaryStorkamp
2011-08-04 Progress - Video by GaryStorkamp
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Combos - 01 by GaryStorkamp
Triceratops Concept by GaryStorkamp
Tyrannosaurus Concept by GaryStorkamp
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For appropriate formatting, check out my original blog post: www.garydraws.com/wordpress/?p…

A prototype is simply a model in which something larger is based. Rapid prototyping in the art sense is producing as many ideas, drawings, models, etc as possible in a short amount of time. It's brainstorming with visuals. In the context of video games, prototyping is a small snippet of what a game has the potential to be and often contains as many of the key gameplay elements as time will allow. The average consumer's exposure to games is most often in the beta, and release stages. It is a rare occurrence when alpha builds are even presented. A prototype precedes all of these; it is an interactive concept.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Prototype
www.garydraws.com/wordpress/wp…

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Alpha
www.garydraws.com/wordpress/wp…

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Release
www.garydraws.com/wordpress/wp…

Game development companies keep the consumer in the dark for most of production for a reason: things change frequently and drastically. Very few games end the same way they start. When a new idea is conceived, a small team (or sometimes multiple teams, depending on the size of the company) will spend a variable amount of time prototyping the overall feel of the game. They're usually not much to look at, as they're meant for internal eyes only.
Platinum Games, developers of Bayonetta released a video of what their over-the-top action game looked like after just 1 month of development.

Bayonetta - Prototype
www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgRUJq…

It's very rough and only focuses on the gameplay. After many more months of work, the final product was a significantly improved visually, but you can see the core game was there from the beginning.

Bayonetta - Combo Mad
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdQAHb…

This is what I hope to accomplish with Dinosaurs with Guns. I'm going to be trying something rather drastic by releasing the game in its prototype stage to get some crucial feedback for my first stand-alone game effort. As a prototype, the game will not be refined. It will be playable, but the likelihood of graphical glitches, bugs in the gameplay and system incompatibility are strong, and I want to make this very clear now. This should, in no way, be viewed on the same level as a demo. Building games is very difficult and time consuming. As an artist, I will be putting a lot of my time into making the game look good. As an avid gamer, I will be ensuring the game plays well on top of looking good.
Independent developers and smaller companies can use prototype builds to sell their game to publishers and investors, somebody who will help pay for the development costs to release a full product, and I'm looking to do just that. I would like to bring Dinosaurs into full production down the line, but the success of the prototype will help determine the likelihood of that goal.
Expect me to iterate the prototype status for Dinosaurs again and again. It is by far the most crucial piece of information I can share to put the game on the correct playing field.
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tobysq Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Just thought you'd want to know your group has been included as part of the Fictional Dinosaurs Grouple [link]

Grouple is designed to help Deviants find groups.

Feel free to use the Fictional Dinosaurs Grouple thumb to help promote Fictional Dinosaurs-related groups.

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MoritzNina Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks totally amazing! Fantastic! I have no words!
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GaryStorkamp Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I hope I don't disappoint.
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AngusBurgers Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Will there be hats?
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GaryStorkamp Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Actually, yes. There are plans to include a good number of unlockable accessories, just for fun and customization.
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