Monday, August 07, 2006

The Monster Engine Rolls Into The World of MMOG's

Hey gang! Very cool news from FoJ (Friend of Jawbone) Dave Devries. Dave has been hard at work developing a new video game based on his Monster Engine concept. And we've got some exclusive preliminary images from the game!
"The Monster Engine Massive Multi-player Online Game (MMOG) is a place where kids rule and straight lines aren't welcome. Why? Because every last 3D piece of this world is built from actual kid's drawings."
Totally rockin! Talking to Dave about this, the game is in very early developmental stages, but promises to be very cool. You can see the whole preview right here. If you scroll down about midway, you can see some of the preliminary artwork that my oldest boys helped create for the game. How cool is that? If I were 9 or 11 and I was helping develop a video game, I think my head would have exploded. So, we thank Dave for affording our kids the opportunity to contribute to such a unique project. Be sure to listen to Jawbone and watch the blog for updates as it moves forward.

ON EDIT: Could this be the world's first MMMOG (Massive Multiplayer Monsteriffic Online Game)? I call that term, if it is. :)

Also, for those of your who are interested, Dave has updated the art section of his site and has added the images of Max's and Sisi's monsters. A few weeks back we shared the preliminary images that were given to Dave by our kids to work on. And now, without further ado, you can finally see Max's entry "The Good Man" here and Siena's entry "Ninja School" here.