Game Design Mentorships

General / 26 May 2018

Having shown games at GDC and PAX East this year as an indie plus traveled around the world last year to speak about fun but good game design. I want to share some of that knowledge.

For these month long membership you will get dedicated one-on-one time each week. Every week you will submit your updated work for review. We will meet to discuss your submitted work over voice chat for 4 weekly sessions for one hour. During these meetings I will provide dedicated one-on-one feedback via chat with screen sharing, notated documents, and personalized demonstrations if needed. As well as any other notes or reference material that may help. During our schedule meetings I will also give you advice on what your next step is, I want you to walk away each week feeling motivated and excited!

Are you looking to start working on your dream game project? Do you have an existing material you want to improve? Are you looking for advice on game mechanics, character development, story, or game play? Are you looking for advice on branding and web presence? We can focus entirely on one of those aspects or a mix of a little bit of everything. It is entirely up to you, but whatever you choose I am excited to help you grow in that area!

Prior to the start of your mentorship email me ( calvertcreates@gmail.com ) with the ideas and goals you have for the mentorship so we can finalize the goals before getting started.

At the conclusion I will hand over all materials from the mentorship. This will include notes, reference, documentation, and any other materials from your mentorship for you to have as reference.

Snag your spot today: https://gum.co/game-design-mentorship

Popping my ArtStation challenge cherry

General / 21 May 2018

Alright, so a couple folks on Twitch pointed me to the current ArtStation Wild West challenges the other day. I totally didn't get an email notification for this but I'm so excited that there is still time to participate! I really love westerns as a genre and the freedom/chaos they represent. I've decided that I'm going to enter into the game character part of the challenge since I'm probably best suited for that. I might enter the prop part if I still have time but we'll see. Either way, I'm going to watch some westerns tonight and tomorrow to inspire myself. Follow my progress on the project here. If you're working on something for the challenge, leave a link to your project. I want to follow your projects!

<3 Calvert


Getting started... the hardest part.

General / 18 May 2018

This year I decided to free up more of my time by doing less speaking, traveling, community organizing, moderating and stuff like that so I can create more content. I didn't do much content creation in 2017 and it really bummed me out towards the end of the year. The last 3-4 months were kind of my test run to see if I could realistically create content weekly and it turns out that I can! So I'm really happy to start doing something creative again. Literally smiling as I typed that. 

I finally decided to post all final art pieces on Artstation starting today. Expect updates on here as I finish project but if you want incremental stuff then follow me on Twitter here.

That's all I have now.

<3 Calvert