knoxee has written 14 posts for Ginger Wookiee

Onto 2016

I find myself part way through a week off work and feeling contemplative about life, especially when I remembered this blog and how different things are since I last wrote. I thought I’d share a snapshot of moments. I’m still at CCP. I’ve moved house twice. I had some mixed times romantically putting myself out … Continue reading

My Experience With Attic Property Services

I vowed to write this some time ago, but I didn’t want to disrupt the bliss it is to finally live in habitable house run by a professional agency and a decent landlady. My housemate Hannah and I were put through hell by a company called Attic Property Services. To me, the entire fundamental point … Continue reading

Still ginger, but not a Wookiee

Having fantasised about it for years, I finally took the plunge and got most of my hair lopped off. I’ve had long hair for such a long time it’s just become part of my identity, and I do love long hair, but having held onto it for so long I’d harboured some concerns about going … Continue reading

Redundancies and Interviews

As stonking great big updates go, this has to be the biggest one I’ve written about. I remember my parents surviving redundancy waves when foot and mouth struck in 2001, the impact was massive, as for the start of my adult life and continuing interest in games development, redundancy seems like an almost continual process … Continue reading

Penrith Castle Update

It always seems overdue to share some progress, because I’m perpetually frustrated with how unfinished everything is. I’ve been working on the textures for the outer walls and Strickland’s Tower (this will change again, I’m going to use smaller stones based on the photographs I have from the site). These are just diffuse textures, I’m … Continue reading

Wetheral Priory Gatehouse

Wetherall Priory was founded in 1106, the gatehouse however (which appears to be the last remaining building, or at least the most complete) has been modified as late as the 15th century. Red sandstone has been salvaged from various missing monastery buildings, including a chapel and a school, and incorporated into nearby homes and walls, … Continue reading

Tynemouth Priory

After accidentally buying the wrong ticket at the metro, I decided to go to Tynemouth and visit the Priory. The weather was dreadful, and that’s compounded by being in such an exposed coastal area when it’s already windy and rainy. Anyway, onto old buildings! The rood screen divides the eastern section of the church, an … Continue reading

Inner Walls

I’ve been experimenting with textures on the castle, I’m mainly trying to get the colour of the stone correct, it’s supposed to be more red/pink, but with wear and age it’s hard to estimate. I think I’m going to leave testing this as it is for now and carry on with the rest of the … Continue reading

Remember Me

I first heard about Remember Me when developers Dontnod talked about having issues securing a publisher, just because they had a female protagonist. Having not read any reviews of the game, on June 14th I saw some nice high-res screenshots posted on a forum I use, and suddenly thought, I want to play this game. … Continue reading

Kendal Castle

I’ve not got round to doing research here, but Kendal Castle was a magnificent place to visit – the remains stand tall above the town on a steep and defensible hill, surrounded by a deep moat that still holds some gathered water. You have to walk about half the perimeter of the castle to reach … Continue reading