More Pixel Mockups

Pixel mockup

Pixel art mockup for a game.

More Random Thoughts

Here are some more random thoughts. As with my previous post, most of these are dialogue ideas for some form of entertainment (e.g. comics, games, films, short stories, books, etc.).

When you pee into someone’s drinking water, you create the probability that you are going to drink it.

The less you want the more you have, and the more you want the less you have.

Relax, the world hasn’t ended. There are still children eating ice cream and children starving.

There’s nothing wrong with having sexual desires or creating sexy characters. The problem is that too many creators do not keep it separate from their professional work.

The minimum price for freedom is responsibility. Even with creative freedom. You have to create responsibly, and take responsibility for what you create.

A: A good teacher should always be a student. Eager to learn and excited to be proven wrong.
B: Screw that. I know everything and hate it when people try to prove me wrong.

When you do something good or bad, the pendulum swings away from you. When it returns it will either knock an obstacle out of you path, or knock your head off.

A: What happened to your passion for your art?
B: It died in the trenches during the never-ending war of paying bills.

I realised most of the things I complained about were direct or indirect results of choices I made. Essentially I was complaining about my choices. So I stopped complaining.
For example, if I complained about work, I was actually complaining about the consequences of my choice to do the work. So I was really complaining about my choice, not about the work.

There will always be wars as long as people don’t have inner peace.

Your defeat is only as big as your ego.

If stupidity was solid, you’d be bulletproof.
But it’s not.

There’s an infinite number of coincidences. We only notice the ones that have relevance to us.

(A cop tries to save someone who borrowed money from a loan shark.)
Loan shark: If you save a moth from a spider’s web then the spider will starve.

If this entire planet was made out of shit, you’d be the worst piece of shit.

Every war begins with someone’s greed. Usually a politician’s.

A: I heard a rumour our captain’s looking for a navigator.
B: Our ship has at least a dozen people who can use the navigation computer. Why does she need a navigator?
A: Maybe we’re going to an uncharted region of space.

You are a prisoner and your own jailer.

Then it hit me like the comet that wiped out the dinosaurs.

Poverty and extreme wealth can both leave a mark on you.

(Points to chest, then points to rest of the world.)
When you’ve got what you need in here, then there’s not much you need out there.

You can choose to be a blade of grass that bends with every wind, huddled among all the other grass.
Or you can choose to be a tall, powerful tree.

My humour is a lonely humour.
Nobody laughs at my jokes.

A: The most difficult thing I’ve had to do in my life was to accept that the world in my mind is different from the real world.
A: You mean you had to accept you loco?
A: Yes. I suppose so. Pass the tea.

Simple Flight Controller

Simple Flight Controller is a Unity asset that contains 2 player controllers and a follow camera script for flight based games. It can be used to control a spaceship in space and an aeroplane flying over a landscape.


Buy here:

Unity forum thread:


There are 2 player controllers:

  • Ground based: For games that have a ground.
  • Free roaming: For space based games where the player can fly in any direction.
    The camera has 4 modes:

  • Ground based: For games that have a ground.
  • Ground based low: For games that have a ground and the player does not fly high.
  • Free roaming: For space based games where the player can fly in any direction.
  • Cockpit: The camera is inside the player’s cockpit.
  • The camera can dynamically switch between the 4 modes.

    The demo shows off the player controllers and camera modes. It also shows the different inputs: keyboard, gamepad, accelerometer and touch.

    The package includes the source code (C#).

    Requires Unity 5.2.1 or higher.

    Please check the manual for setup instructions:

    The demo assets (e.g. scenes, ships, weapons, projectiles, UI , scripts, etc.) are for demo purposes. They are not full systems, but they can be modified and used.

    Please contact me if you have any feedback or questions:

    Simple Soccer Football Kit

    Simple Soccer Football Kit is a Unity asset that makes it easy for you to create soccer games. It is primarily aimed at simple, action soccer games.

    You can buy the kit here:

    You can play the demos here:

    You can find more info in the discussions about the kit on the Unity forum thread:


    Easy to modify/add:

  • Teams. The kit has 8 teams, and the number can be increased (or decreased).
  • Players. Numerous player properties are available to edit.
  • Playing fields.
  • Soccer balls. There are 3 balls available: white soccer ball, bowling ball, beach ball.
  • It is also easy to replace the existing art assets with your own.
  • Also:

  • Works on desktop, web and mobile.
  • Support for 2 players (not on mobile).
  • Various input methods (e.g. keyboard, mouse, gamepad, accelerometer, touch), and easy to add new ones.
  • 2 types of tournaments: Log based (e.g. leagues) and single-elimination.

  • How to setup the kit
    Please check the manual for setup instructions and upgrade guidelines:

    SECTOR #6

    SECTOR #6 is available on Indie Comics SA!

    Keep an eye on our Facebook page for launch events and availability in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

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    A dream about zombies

    Last night I dreamt I was having an argument with a zombie. She thought it was OK to kill people and turn them into zombies, because they would still be alive, just a different life. I argued it’s not about being alive or undead, it’s about choosing which life you want to live. If you make them undead against their will, then you take away their freedom to choose.

    The dream started with me on a train and then some zombies got on the train. I got off and walked to a human settlement. When I got to the settlement I sat down, took off my shoes, and shook sand out of my shoes and socks. A few zombies came to the settlement looking for me. They wanted me to give them a tour of the settlement. So I took them on a tour.
    I showed them a circus tent that was being dismantled and told them that they missed the circus, but they can catch it some other day. As we continued on the walk, a zombie killed 2 people and I shouted at him to stop killing. He killed them by simply touching their bare skin with his hand. He was very nonchalant about it. That’s when I started having the argument with the other zombie.
    In the end she seemed to agreed with me, but I wasn’t sure.

    The argument in the dream sounded familiar. Maybe I saw a zombie movie which had a similar argument, or a movie about bringing people back from the dead against their will.

    Guideline process for writing your comic book script

    Update: The article has been republished here.

    I wrote an article for Indie Comics SA about the process for writing a comic book script.

    It contains a guideline process that focuses on converting your story into a comic book script. It is aimed at anyone who is interested in writing a comic script.


    SECTOR #5

    SECTOR #5 is available on Indie Comics SA!

    Keep an eye on our Facebook page for launch events and availability in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

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    Indie Comics SA

    Indie Comics SA is an online store that specialises in South African comic books and related merchandise.

    And I am happy to announce that I recently joined the team that runs the website :)

    Our goal is to provide quality South African comic books and related merchandise to local and international comic book readers and retailers through our one-stop online store.

    If you know any SA creators who have a printed comic book or merchandise, please send them our way.

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