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Hey Everyone!

Congratulations to our colleagues at Machine Games in Sweden on their release earlier this week of Wolfenstein : The New Order for all systems!!! Also congrats to a few id software employees for help making it happen! Let's get this party started! youtu.be/ibkBs8C5P-g

Stay Classy, Internet!

-Colin
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  • Playing: iPad
  • Eating: Cereal
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Hey Everyone!

So this past year has been very crazy with some highs and lows!!

I've gone from Insomniac Games, to a small indie company (Magic Pixel Games), back to a larger company (Trion Worlds) that shut the office down I had JUST started at and now onto a new adventure!! 

Starting Tomorrow I'll be joining the awesome team at id Software in Dallas! Not Familiar with id? They made such games as Doom, Quake, Wolfentsein 3D, Rage, etc. 

While I can't say what I'm working on...


Stay tuned!!!



-Colin
  • Listening to: Spotify
  • Watching: Netflix
  • Playing: iPad
  • Eating: Cereal
  • Drinking: Sweet Tea
Insomniac's newest game is out now!!!

Check it out for PS3 and 360!!! Here's the Offical Site: www.insomniacgames.com/games/f…

Uploaded work so far:

FUSE Research Lab by MeckanicalMind FUSE Cryo Stasis by MeckanicalMind FUSE Underwater Base Interior 2 by MeckanicalMind FUSE Underwater Base Interior by MeckanicalMind FUSE  Warhead Satellite by MeckanicalMind  FUSE Space Station Docking Port by MeckanicalMind FUSE Airbase Gondola Station by MeckanicalMind FUSE Transport Helicopter by MeckanicalMind FUSE Attack Drone by MeckanicalMind FUSE Raven Facility Boss V2 by MeckanicalMind FUSE Raven Facility Boss V3 by MeckanicalMind FUSE Docking Bay Arm by MeckanicalMind

Weapon & Gadget Concepts
FUSE Standard Rifle by MeckanicalMind FUSE Standard Rifle Prototype by MeckanicalMind FUSE Weapons by MeckanicalMind FUSE Unused Sniper Concept by MeckanicalMind FUSE Shotgun Sketches by MeckanicalMind FUSE Flame Thrower Development by MeckanicalMind FUSE Attack Drone by MeckanicalMind FUSE Med Beacon by MeckanicalMind

Concept Evolution of the Space Station:
1 FUSE Proto Space Station by MeckanicalMind 2 Insomniac's FUSE Space Station by MeckanicalMind 3 FUSE Soviet Space Station by MeckanicalMind

UPDATE:

Thanks to :iconkeinzantezuken: and :iconpolymune: for the DD!!!!!:
FUSE Mountain Airbase by MeckanicalMind

Also I posted a bunch of sketch and development work for the game on my blog! colingeller.blogspot.com/

Also check  it out, a current Insomniac started posting his fuse stuff too!

FUSE - Nucleus Interior by Jacob-3D FUSE - Nucleus Interior 2 by Jacob-3D FUSE - Nucleus Exterior by Jacob-3D FUSE - Underground Vault 2 by Jacob-3D FUSE - Hyperion Base Walkway by Jacob-3D
  • Listening to: FUSE
  • Reading: FUSE
  • Watching: FUSE
  • Playing: FUSE
  • Eating: FUSE
  • Drinking: FUSE(lol)
Hey Everyone!

Next week Insomniac's FUSE comes out!!! I was fortunate enough to work on the project after my time on Resistance 3 ended. Its great to finally see the game get out into the world, and the FIRST Insomniac title to land on the Xbox! Check out the Launch Trailer Here youtu.be/p4brPYMBNa0 ! Get the game in store May 28th!! Or Pre Order now!!! Check out the official website www.insomniacgames.com/games/f…!

Here is a Preview of Concept art re-posted from Insomniac's Instagram Account!

Insomniac's FUSE Space Station by MeckanicalMind

CHECK OUT THE GAME!!!

Also check back later for more artwork soon!!!

-Colin
  • Listening to: FUSE
  • Reading: FUSE
  • Watching: FUSE
  • Playing: FUSE
  • Eating: FUSE
  • Drinking: FUSE(lol)
Surprise! I now work at Trion Worlds down in San Diego!!

We're working on the "Defiance" MMO Game, in conjunction with the SyFy channel show of the same name!

Also, in other news, the last game I worked on at Insomniac Games, "Fuse"  is finally coming out!!!

Check out Fuse in stores on MAY 28th (North America) for Xbox and PS3!!!!

Also Also.... Just finished up my second term teaching with Nathan Fowkes at Laguna College of Design!!!

What a busy year!!

Finally sat down last night to do some personal work:

Morning Flyby by MeckanicalMind


Hope things are good!

-Colin
  • Listening to: Stick to It
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  • Watching: Stick to It
  • Playing: Stick to It
  • Eating: Stick to It
  • Drinking: Stick to It
Hey everyone!!!

Our new game, "Stick to It" is now out for iPhone/iPad!!!!

ONLY 1.99 !!! Gets you 4 worlds/ 80 levels!!!!

Please check out it, tell your friends, and rate it!!!!

Artwork to be posted soonly!!!

CHECK OUT THE GAME: itunes.apple.com/us/app/stick-…

Check out the art I just posted from it!!!

The KOTAKU Review: kotaku.com/5983684/the-mother+…

Stick To It! - Background Art by MeckanicalMind

Have a good one!!

-Colin
  • Listening to: Stick to It
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  • Watching: Stick to It
  • Playing: Stick to It
  • Eating: Stick to It
  • Drinking: Stick to It
Hey Everyone!!!

After a few months of working on this and that, I'm proud to announce our new game "Stick to it"

Coming soon as a universal app for iOS devices everywhere!

Trailer on Youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?feature=…

Like the facebook page: www.facebook.com/sticktoitgame

First preview of the game has appeared! : www.gamezebo.com/games/stick-i…

Free for the first 72 hours after launch!!!! Stay tuned for the exact launch date!!!!

Carry on!!!!

-Colin
  • Listening to: Stick to It
  • Reading: Stick to It
  • Watching: Stick to It
  • Playing: Stick to It
  • Eating: Stick to It
  • Drinking: Stick to It
UPDATE: The image in question has been REMOVED!!! Thanks for your support!!

This user claims that this is a "water Color Copy" but doesn't list me as the source, and definitely just used a Photoshop filter.


(below is dead link to thumbnail)
:thumb341814204:

For Clarification, here is my original:

Avatar 2099 by MeckanicalMind

He also clames mine is a copy.... of what I dont know? I used the awesome "Aang" from Avatar: The last Airbender as influence for a Marvel 2099 style interpretation.

I've contacted DA about this, however I won't stop anyone from also commenting on his 'water color' and pointing out art theft is wrong....

STOP ART THEFT AND PLAGIARIZER!!!! No matter HOW SMALL or old your work is, keep others from using it without permission.

Fight the good fight!

Special thanks to :iconkiddo0428: for spotting this one for me!!

UPDATE: The image in question has been REMOVED!!! Thanks for your support!!

-C
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Resistance 3 (Soundtrack out now)
  • Reading: Resistance 3
  • Watching: Resistance 3
  • Playing: Resistance 3
  • Eating: Resistance 3
  • Drinking: Resistance 3
Hey Everyone,

Looks like

"Morning Shift"
Morning Shift by MeckanicalMind

Was chosen as a DD!

Thanks to :iconalltheoriginalnames: for choosing it!

This is part of an ongoing personal development project where I am painting over 3D roughs I've been creating In Maya.

Red Cross Dual Special by MeckanicalMindRoving Around by MeckanicalMind Aerial Fighter by MeckanicalMind Starfighter One by MeckanicalMindStarfighter Zero by MeckanicalMindElevator Room by MeckanicalMind





This process is similar to the process for concept development for game design, in the sense late into production of a project,
you may be given in the in game geometry to paint over. For my own use, I've been dusting off my 3D skills to make roughs for
myself to use.

In other news,

I've been teaching an Concept Design for Games class at Laguna College of Design down in Laguna Beach, CA. I've been fortunate
enough to be teaching with visual development (and portrait artist ) legend Nathan Fowkes. Here is a link to his blog nathanfowkes.blogspot.com/ .

It has been a great learning experience , and as of now, I'll be back again teaching in the winter term.

Thanks again, Hope everyone is doing well!!

-Colin
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Resistance 3 (Soundtrack out now)
  • Reading: Resistance 3
  • Watching: Resistance 3
  • Playing: Resistance 3
  • Eating: Resistance 3
  • Drinking: Resistance 3
Hey Everyone,


Sort of big news ,I no longer work at Insomniac Games!  Though I thoroughly enjoyed working with the team on the projects there, a new exciting opportunity came up and I decided it was a good time to move on it. Here is a segment from my goodbye email that may help explain the difficulty in making this decision:

***
Almost four years ago I moved out to LA after receiving my BFA in Illustration /Minor in 3D Animation. I knew I wanted to do concept design for games instead of what I had gone to school for, though at the beginning I wasn't sure how. I slept on a friends couch for a few months, while getting my act together, during which time I took my first workshop with Darren and Carlo. From there I took classes at the Concept Design Academy to build up my portfolio, around which time I said to myself "Where do I want to work".

I had been a fan of Insomniac Games for many years. I remember the first time I played the demo for Spyro the dragon (I was an OPM and Underground subscriber), and at the time was amazed at the amount, size , and details of the levels. After playing , and owning, all of the original Spyro games, I moved onto Ratchet & Clank. As with Spyro I remember
playing the demo of Metropolis, and thinking "This is freaking awesome" . Subsequently I got the first game, then one year for Christmas the second two, which I remember spending the rest of holiday break playing through . Then of course came the PS3 and Resistance. I played through the SP many times, even on super human difficulty, more than once. A friend of mine and I also played through all the difficulty modes In co-op. . .   It was awesome.

It was clear Insomniac was a good goal to reach, and after months of hard work I made it. Having been a fan of the franchises it was a great honor and privilege to work on them with the same creative team.  Though I loved working on A Crack in Time, my favorite completed project so far has been Resistance 3, and am very proud of what we did as a team for it. Insomniac has definitely made me who I am in the industry. I have really enjoyed working with everyone!
***

A friend of mine pointed out when I told him I was going to leave that "it was our goal to work there". It was, and I have, and it was awesome. Now I have new goals and opportunities, and the chance to grow in different ways. I am still a fan of the company, and will continue to be there day for new releases!

I have joined the talented team at Magic Pixel Games ( www.magicpixelgames.com/ ) working on an awesome project! MPG is a great little company everyone should check out  . Also, they're Hiring!


[this post is a copy of my blog and facebook posts so nothing new there]

Take care everyone, keep on drawing!!

-Colin


PS: Check out Magic Pixel's Facebook Page www.facebook.com/magicpixelgam… !
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Hey Everyone!

Shameless self promotion time!!!

I made a facebook page for myself!!!

Tada! www.facebook.com/ConceptColin

Like it for updates!

Hope everyone is well!

-Colin
  • Mood: Sadness
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  • Watching: Resistance 3
  • Playing: Resistance 3
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Hey Everyone,

Last weekend we lost one of the great artists that helped shape the star wars universe. Ralph McQuarries work was an inspiration to countless artists, fans, and general population. He , as well as other great artists, worked for years developing the iconic imagery that lives on in all our imaginations. He will live forever through his work, and the legacy of all the entertainment projects he worked on (especially star wars, but he worked on so many movies and shows its ridiculous how far his artistic reach was).

RIP Ralph McQuarrie (1929-2012)

Let us all draw in tribute to him, and all the inspiration he has given us!

If you watch my gallery, you've probably already seen it, but here is my image in memory/inspired by him:

Jawa Mining Camp by MeckanicalMind


Keep on drawing, never stop!

-Colin
  • Mood: Sadness
  • Listening to: Resistance 3 (Soundtrack out now)
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  • Watching: Resistance 3
  • Playing: Resistance 3
  • Eating: Resistance 3
  • Drinking: Resistance 3
Hey Everyone,

This is very unfortunate but Insomniac Games lost one of our own this past weekend. Insomniac has temporarily replaced their website with a memorial site , and donation link to the Michael Kuehl Memorial Fund. He was part of our programming team and will be greatly missed. All proceeds go to his wife and family.

here: www.insomniacgames.com/michael…

Some of the text from the post:

"Insomniac Games programmer Michael Kuehl passed away from injuries sustained during a February 12th traffic accident. He is survived by his wife, Kristen Kuehl. Michael previously worked at Electronic Arts and Infinity Ward in Los Angeles.

Thank you so much for your kind support and well wishes in this trying time. In lieu of flowers and in memory of Michael, a memorial fund has been set up to help Kristen through this difficult time."

Though I did not know Mike as well as some of my co workers, this is never easy. Insomniac is a band of brothers (and sisters). Please donate and help us help out his family during this hard time. If you happen to live in the LA area, feel free to join us for the memorial service.


We will be out in force to remember Mike and his life. I will be there, though for part of the week before hand and this coming weekend ( 2/18 -2/22) I will be in Savannah, GA, visiting SCAD.

Thanks everyone,

-Colin
  • Mood: Sadness
  • Listening to: Resistance 3 (Soundtrack out now)
  • Reading: Resistance 3
  • Watching: Resistance 3
  • Playing: Resistance 3
  • Eating: Resistance 3
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After 3 and a half years of not having one, suddenly, website!

Nothing really new here, I believe most if not all of it I've posted here already, but just in case you're curious...

Here it is: www.colingeller.com/

Hope 2012 is treating everyone well!

Take care!

-Colin
  • Listening to: Resistance 3 (Soundtrack coming soon)
  • Reading: Resistance 3
  • Watching: Resistance 3
  • Playing: Resistance 3
  • Eating: Resistance 3
  • Drinking: Resistance 3
I'm pretty sure this is a terrible troll in action: forums.tripwireinteractive.com…

The issue here is that this person went to the extent of actually photo-shopping the name onto the artwork that was created by other great artists. I think its clear this is a fake name too, but it hurts any artists up and coming who have the same name. Its also just gross.

Stop Art Theft today! See what your favorite artists and peers have been doing so when you see a thief you can call them out!

It's not even funny as a joke people!



ALSO did you know you can own the soundtrack to Resistance 3 on CD? well soon you can!!  
From Amazon: www.amazon.com/Resistance-Orig…


-Colin

PS: If anyone finds out this is a real person, commence the spamming.
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At Insomniac Games starts today.

So far so good!

-Colin
  • Listening to: Resistance 3
  • Reading: Resistance 3
  • Watching: Resistance 3
  • Playing: Resistance 3
  • Eating: Resistance 3
  • Drinking: Resistance 3
Hey Everyone!

Insomniac is looking for an art Intern!!!

Check out the description here: www.insomniacgames.com/careers…

It's mandatory that you're a current student!

Apply online!!


Also, anyone going to the CTN Animation Expo this weekend in Burbank, CA? I will ! Since its like right next to my office!

Hope everyone's doing well!!

-Colin
  • Listening to: Resistance 3
  • Reading: Resistance 3
  • Watching: Resistance 3
  • Playing: Resistance 3
  • Eating: Resistance 3
  • Drinking: Resistance 3
Hey everyone,

Though I will slowly be trickling concept art on to Deviant art (which is where i First posted my R3 work with the haven Terraformer) I will be uploading a lot more to my blog, in part because its easier to upload bulk, as there are a lot of items.

So if you don't want to wait, here's a handful more pieces I did for resistance 3 : colingeller.blogspot.com/

Also, GO BUY THE GAME!!!!! even if you don't play it still has sweet box art : P



-Colin
  • Listening to: Resistance 3
  • Reading: Resistance 3
  • Watching: Resistance 3
  • Playing: Resistance 3
  • Eating: Resistance 3
  • Drinking: Resistance 3
If you live on the east coast!!! Three hours from now everywhere in North America will have it!!! It will roll out in other territories throughout the week!!

Three years of work, it is definitely worth it!!!

IGN gave it 9/10 :ps3.ign.com/articles/119/11919…


LAUNCH TRAILER: youtu.be/3t8ZoFCGfyQ?hd=1


PSN: Teamcolin


-Colin
  • Mood: Glad
  • Listening to: Resistance 3
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  • Watching: Resistance 3
  • Playing: Resistance 3
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Hey Everyone,

I've been playing through Resistance 3 (we got copies on friday) and I have to say it is awesome. I've also been hammering away on the MP Beta which is also awesome. Very excited for R3 to finally be coming out (Tuesday!).

I'll post again when the game is out so i can speak more freely, but yeah, 3 years of development, this will be the first game I've seen go from a scribble of an idea in pre production to full blown game. I'll say its probably one of the best, crafted games Insomniac has made. You can see the 3 years paid off.

On another note, if you're planning on getting the game you should check out the Resistance social game "Global Resistance" basically its 2 teams made of thousands of users fighting for world domination (human vs chimera)

If you play it, you can unlock stuff that you get in R3, like skins or extra content etc. It's free so check it out www.myresistance.net/global/



Also if you're interested in battling it out in Resistance 3 MP my screen name is ' teamcolin '

though its mostly team based mp....


GO GET THE GAME NEXT WEEK!!!


-colin
  • Mood: Glad
  • Listening to: Resistance 3
  • Reading: Resistance 3
  • Watching: Resistance 3
  • Playing: Resistance 3
  • Eating: Resistance 3
  • Drinking: Resistance 3