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Hey guys, I've got a twitter account, which I usually use to dump random thoughts and let people know when I have a new blog post.  If you're interested

Twitter:   twitter.com/#!/DannyAraya

Blog:   danielmaraya.blogspot.com
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Woodkind - Run Boy Run
  • Reading: A Dance with Dragons
  • Watching: Mad Men
  • Eating: HEALTHY
I'm frantically posting this everywhere, not stopping to take a second to consider my lack of humility but I hope you guys will understand, my JLA designs just got featured on Bleeding Cool!  Being recognized on a site you've already been a gigantic fan of is a feeling I'm unfamiliar with, and I'm honored to see that the guys there and the forum posters seem to dig what I did.  A million thanks to everyone at Bleeding Cool for their appreciation!

EDIT:  Of course I would be an idiot and forget the link  www.bleedingcool.com/2012/06/0…
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Woodkind - Run Boy Run
  • Reading: A Dance with Dragons
  • Watching: Mad Men
  • Eating: HEALTHY
So our game seems to be up for best indie game for the Gamer's Choice Awards.  Here's a link if you happen to be a Dun Def fan and are interested in voting!  

us.playstation.com/psn/gamers-…

I'm heading out to GDC this year in San Francisco and really excited about it because I've never been to either.  Any of you guys going?
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Somebody that I used to know
  • Reading: A Dance with Dragons
  • Watching: Breaking Bad
  • Eating: HEALTHY
My friend and former professor is trying to get his tabletop game off the ground, check it out!

www.kickstarter.com/projects/k…
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Woodkind - Iron
  • Reading: A Dance with Dragons
  • Watching: Breaking Bad
  • Eating: pizza
There's a Steam sale going on right now in which Dungeon Defenders is being sold 75% off.  You guys should go buy it to keep me employed because you love me

store.steampowered.com/app/658…
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Woodkind - Iron
  • Reading: A Dance with Dragons
  • Watching: Breaking Bad
  • Eating: pizza
Aside from the horrible nightmare that was my return flight, I had a great time at the expo and will probably be returning again next year!
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Woodkind - Iron
  • Reading: A Dance with Dragons
  • Watching: Breaking Bad
  • Eating: pizza
A few friends of mine (:iconanimatedtako:) (:iconjhstuart:) made an awesome game called Protostar. You guys should check it out!  

www.newgrounds.com/portal/view…
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Woodkind - Iron
  • Reading: A Dance with Dragons
  • Watching: Breaking Bad
  • Eating: pizza
Our game's out and we're at the number 1 spot on Steam!

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  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Woodkind - Iron
  • Reading: A Dance with Dragons
  • Watching: Breaking Bad
  • Eating: pizza
This tech demo has been leaked so I guess I can post this now, although I'm not allowed to say much about this game.  What I will say is THAT IS NOT AT ALL THE FINAL UI OR CONTROL SET.   In fact nothing in this video is finalized, it's JUST a tech demo.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAUseU…


I'm going to find out if I'm allowed to post any of the concept art I've done for it.
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Flight of the Conchords
  • Reading: A Dance with Dragons
  • Watching: Battlestar Galactica
  • Eating: pizza
Our game Dungeon Defenders has been getting good reviews so far and it's definitely lifted the mood at the office!  Now I've done very little artwork for this game, but I've been HEAVILY involved in producing artwork for the DLC creating concept designs and illustrations for story sequences.


Video Reviews :

www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R36Lw…

www.youtube.com/watch?v=odoyji…


Text Based Reviews :

i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k…

oi53.tinypic.com/2mg2fl1.jpg

xbox360.ign.com/articles/117/1…


9.0 from EGM and Xbox magazine so far!
  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: Flight of the Conchords
  • Watching: A Game of Thrones
  • Eating: lasagna
So there's this awesome web comic that some buddies of mine (:icon3nrique: :iconanimatedtako: ) have created   YOU GOTTA GO READ IT

www.bananasandbinary.com/syste…
  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: Flight of the Conchords
  • Reading: Chapterhouse Dune
  • Watching: A Game of Thrones
  • Eating: Peanut Butter and Jelly
Sony sent a camera crew and blindsided the hell out of us.

www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Androi…
  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: Flight of the Conchords
  • Reading: Chapterhouse Dune
  • Watching: A Game of Thrones
  • Eating: Peanut Butter and Jelly
whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD2LRR…
  • Mood: Zest
  • Reading: Heretics of Dune
  • Watching: The West Wing
  • Playing: Starcraft 2
  • Eating: CHECKERS
.......is coming soon.  


www.bananasandbinary.com/
  • Mood: Zest
  • Reading: Heretics of Dune
  • Watching: The West Wing
  • Playing: Starcraft 2
  • Eating: CHECKERS
This white-washing has gotten ridiculous.  

www.racebending.com/v4/feature…
  • Mood: Zest
  • Reading: Heretics of Dune
  • Watching: The West Wing
  • Playing: Starcraft 2
  • Eating: CHECKERS
Sorry I've been pretty quiet lately, I've spent the last week moving from the Washington DC area to Gainesville Florida to work as a concept artist for Trendy Entertainment.  It's been a pretty awesome experience so far.  Gainesville is pretty much a college town, so it's been easy adjusting to the new life.  I really like the job and the people I work with, and I'm pretty much in love with the new apt.  All in all it's been hectic though and I still don't have my internets up and running at home, hopefully when that's set up I'll have some arts to post.  Hope all's well for you guys.
  • Mood: Zest
  • Reading: Heretics of Dune
  • Watching: The West Wing
  • Playing: Starcraft 2
  • Eating: CHECKERS
Red Cross Donations, not just necessarily for Japan:

american.redcross.org/site/SPa…
  • Mood: Sympathy
  • Reading: God Emperor of Dune
  • Watching: The West Wing
  • Playing: Starcraft 2
  • Eating: Costco Pizza
I haven't talked much about my blog here on DA, mostly because I post the same stuff here that I post on there.  

   I'm doing something a little different now.

  I'm starting to post little autobiographical comics on my blog, which will not be going up here.  I'm also going to post more sketches and doodles on there too, so if you're interested in seeing that stuff, check it out:

danielmaraya.blogspot.com
  • Mood: Joy
  • Reading: Dune Messiah...again
  • Watching: Basilisk
  • Playing: Starcraft 2
  • Eating: Costco Pizza
So :icon3nrique: and :iconelvinhernandez: turned me on to this new British show called Sherlock, and it's fucking awesome.  It's basically a modernized Sherlock Holmes created by Steven Moffat (current showrunner for Doctor Who) and Mark Gatiss (a dude who's been in stuff).  The cast is amazing, the writing is amazing, the photography is amazing. Just do yourself a favor and watch it.

    I can't think of a good segue, but I'm itchin to make a new animation Viz Dev portfolio with the spare time I don't have, and I'm thinking of doing concept art for a fairy tale of some kind.  Any recommendations or favorites? Preferably ones Disney has not touched.

Oh and it's 2011.  Hooray for holidays and naive resolutions.

Oh P.S.  How do you mess with the skins on these journals?
  • Mood: Joy
  • Reading: Dune...again
  • Watching: SHERLOCK
  • Playing: with fire, or something corny like that
  • Eating: waffles. the frozen kind, not the awesome kind
This guy was one of my professors when I was in school and has since become a friend.  He's an awesome artist and an even better storyteller, and every conversation I have with him almost always ends up with me learning something new.  I'm glad to say that he's finally been convinced to join DA, so go click on this link and favorite everything in his gallery while you can.

:iconelvinhernandez:
  • Mood: Joy
  • Reading: Art books